Hey everyone! Today begins Public Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Anyone can now shop the sale, even if you don’t have a Nordstrom card.
I’ve got a second round of try-ons for you! (Catch my Try-Ons #1 HERE.) Plus, we’re giving away a pair of Wit & Wisdom jeans of your choice to THREE winners! YASSSS!
If you want an easy way to keep track of ALL my recs, visit the PMT #NSale Shopping Guide. They’re all in one place, and under each item I indicate which try-on post contains pics of me wearing that item. Hope that helps!
Kut From the Kloth Jeans – size 4 // $59.90
I’ve loved Kut From the Kloth Jeans for a while because they are fairly thick but really stretchy. This pair fits me like a glove at the legs!! The ankle is 1” skinnier than my other jeans, and it’s perfect for me.
I wore them around the house for 2 hours to see if they’d stretch out. The knees stretched out a tiny bit, but other than that they pretty much held shape.
SIZING: I always heard you needed to size down in them, so in years past I tried size 6. They always looked funny on me. This year I tried size 4 instead, and they fit sooooo much better.
Unfortunately for me the rise is 1” higher than what I prefer. When I sit, the waistband cuts into my stomach. It’s a 10” rise, so if that works for you, try these jeans HERE!
Wit & Wisdom Light Wash Jeans – size 6 // $44.90
Ahhhhh, an elastic panel waistband. Feels like home! If you haven’t heard me talk about Wit & Wisdom’s “Ab-solution” line, basically they’re amazing with an elastic panel at the back of the waistband for extra comfort. They’ve spoiled me and now I want nothing less in my waistbands, haha!
OH EM GEE. THIS LIGHT WASH PAIR IS WONDERFUL. All the different washes feel a little different, and this pair has been the softest I’ve tried of the ankle skinnies. They’re a medium thickness and very soft. I wore them for 2 hours, and they didn’t lose their shape or sag. The longer I wear them, the more they conform to my body, and the better they feel.
I previously reviewed this same pair but in the dark wash in my Try-Ons #1 post. With the dark wash, I said I wasn’t sure about the ankle width since I wanted them a little skinnier. This pair started out the same, but as I wore them longer, the jeans conformed to my body and the ankle got better. I tried it with the dark wash pair and the same thing happened. WOOHOO!
If you’re looking for a light wash denim, this pair is comfy and super affordable on sale HERE!
NYDJ Jeans – size 6 // $78.90
These were soft, thick, and very stretchy. It boasts a “lift and tuck” technology for your tummy and rear. They felt really nice, but there were two things I didn’t love. First, the leg opening was too wide for me. Second, the color is a grayish blue. If you don’t mind, give these a shot because they feel good!
Scalloped Sweater – size S // $39.90
Oooookay, how adorable is this sweater? (And those jeans are the Kut From the Kloth ones!) It’s sold out in many colors and sizes, but I’m showing you anyway so you can stalk the site and maybe snag one when returns roll in!
This sweater is very stretchy, thick, and soft. Feels like great quality! The scallop details are soooo cute! One caveat: the sweater is somewhat form fitting, and as you can see above it will show lumps.
It’d be great with trousers for work, but it also makes for an adorable put together casual outfit with jeans!
Comes in 5 colors HERE!
Navy Floral Pleated Top – size S // $39.90
This is the same as the red pleated top from Try-Ons #1 that you all went crazy for. It’s the Navy Chintz Floral which is also reallyyyyyy cute! This print is currently stocked in all sizes, including petites.
Heads up, while the top is nice and flowy, there’s a lining underneath that’s fitted.
Works well with jeans and a cardigan, or with slacks and a blazer! I love it here with a green cardigan, but it’d also work with mustard yellow, black, white, navy, and maroon. Find it HERE.
White Peplum Top – size XS // $32.90
Pardon the wrinkles—this was straight out of the box. I thought this would be a t-shirt material, but feels more like a reallyyyyyy thin sweater. It’s pretty oversized, as this is XS and there’s still a ton of room.
I like this as an elevated but easy alternative to a plain white tee. But it puffed out on me more than I prefer. And it’s kind of thin, so I’m not sure how the quality would be. It’s cute, but for almost $33, I’m not sure it’s worth it.
Black Tank – size S // $31.90
I was surprised how much I liked this. It looks pretty plain, but it’s a very stretchy and soft with a medium thickness! It’s got a little tucking at the neckline, and that small detail makes it more sophisticated than any old tank. It looks polished for business casual with trousers!
Other pluses: the neckline is higher, so I wasn’t worried about showing the goods while bending over. The armholes are also high enough so that your bra doesn’t show.
This is one of those things that doesn’t look like much online but feels and looks much better in person. Comes in red, black, and heather grey HERE.
Halogen Cardigan – size S but need XS // $59.90
More expensive than the beloved BP cardigans and the Leith cardigans (both from Try-Ons #1), but for good reason. This is a lot thicker. I couldn’t get a good handle on fit since this was too large for me and I couldn’t try a size down. But if the BP and Leith cardigans aren’t as high of quality as you like, try this one!
Trench Coat w/ Vest – size S // $112.90
This coat was interesting–it comes with a removable puffy vest for extra warmth, so you’re getting two pieces in one! In the first pic, the left is me wearing it with the puffy vest underneath–not flattering. The pic on the right is without the vest. In the second pic you can see the vest by itself. It’s lightweight with a really flattering cut. In the third pic is the trench open without the vest.
I’d recommend sizing up if you want to try this trench. I’m wearing S but would rather try M. Though I could remove the vest, I think it’d still want it a little looser to accommodate a sweater or thicker shirt underneath. Try the trench HERE.
Grey Olivia Moon Blazer – size XS // $64.90
This blazer!!! Feels like a sweatshirt and is still super stretchy even though it’s fully lined. In Try-Ons #1 I reviewed the Caslon knit blazers which cost a lot less. This Olivia Moon one is MUCH thicker and way more structured, while still being stretchy and super comfy. There’s also really flattering seaming, and a cuuuuute polka dot lining! You’re paying for what you get.
It comes in 3 colors but unfortunately is sold out in most sizes. I’m sharing it in hopes you can catch someone else’s return cuz this blazer is AWESOME. Stalk this blazer HERE.
Blondo Waterproof Booties – size 8.5 // $99.90
Last year I was introduced to Blondo, which are supposedly waterproof! My climate is too dry to put them under heavy testing, but last year tons of people from rainy climates said they loved their Blondos.
This pair is lightweight and okay in the comfort department, despite the site saying there’s a cushioned footbed. My Blondos from last year are more comfortable. I would put a cushioned insole in these for sure. (Though I do that with most shoes!) But, they are lightweight which is always a plus!
They come in 5 colors. If you’re looking for a waterproof option try these HERE.
Blondo Waterproof Boots – size 9 // $159.90
These knee-high boots are really cute! These are lightweight and felt more comfortable than the booties above, but I’d still add a cushion to them. I love the two-toned look which takes away from the harshness that can come with all black boots sometimes. They have a 15″ shaft and 14″ calf circumference.
I personally don’t need a pair of tall black boots, but if I did, I’d get these! They come in 4 colors that you can check out HERE.
Vince Camuto Booties – size 9 // $99.90
Aw man. I wanted to love these because boots that have the dip in the front are really flattering. (See my post on Choosing the Right Pair of Ankle Boots.) Long story short, the shaft here is too high overall, and despite the dip, requires you to roll your jeans up a lot which cuts off your leg line. But even still, if you had really long legs where that didn’t matter, these aren’t that comfortable! The upper is nice, but the heel overall feels unstable, and there’s no cushion. Third, from the side they look fine, but from the top they look way too pointy. Pass.
Vince Camuto OTK Boots – size 9 // $159.90
I tried these on during the first day but forgot to review them! These OTK boots feel great! My friend didn’t like them on me, saying they didn’t quite go over my knee. In store I agreed that something was a little off, but looking at them here is making me reconsider. 🤔
The upper is soft and flexible while not feeling flimsy. The footbed felt good too. I *think* this is the taupe color, which looks way more grey in person. This is a good buy at sale price, and it comes in 3 colors HERE!
Lucky Brand Wedge Booties – size 9 // $86.90
These feel really nice, and the wedge makes them easier on the feet and easier to walk in. The part I don’t love is how round the toe is. Looks cute from the side, but I don’t love how it looks from the front. Might be different in another color. This is Grey Suede, but I’m waiting for Sesame Suede to arrive. Anyway, overall this is a great shoe! See all 5 colors HERE.
OTHER NSALE POSTS:
- PMT NSale Shopping Guide
- Favorites Under $50
- Try-Ons #1
- First Glance Favorites
- What the #NSale is all about
P.S. Did you know there’s an easy way to keep track of EVERYTHING I’ve tried from the NSale? Check out the PMT NSale Shopping Guide! It includes Men’s, Beauty, and Home picks too!
GIVEAWAY: A PAIR OF WIT & WISDOM JEANS OF YOUR CHOICE FROM THE NSALE x3 !!
As promised, I’m running a giveaway in nearly every post over the next few weeks!
Today, we’re giving away 3 pairs of Wit & Wisdom jeans (included in the sale)– and you know how much I love my WW Jeans! Fill out the Rafflecopter below to enter!