Angela’s Lab | Anniversary Sale Picks!



If you’ve been a faithful MSL follower since our inception, you’ll know that the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is an exciting event in our house. Being originally from Seattle, it’s a tradition for me to go stock up on new fall fashion and, now, to take my daughter back-to-school shopping. Last year was the first year that she was really interested (and opinionated!) about what we were buying, and loved the whole shopping and trying on of her selections process, followed by lunch at the Nordstrom cafe, natch.

Here are my top 10, wardrobe-updating picks from this year’s Anniversary Sale — watch for them in future #ootd posts!


1 | It was love at first sight when I honed in on this statement coat by Helene Berman. The stripes of faux fur make it fun and the ability to pair with both denim and dresses make it perfect for my lifestyle.

2 | I am officially a fan of the jumpsuit. This versatile style by DVF is perfect for daytime, dinner or cocktails. And I love the color.

3 | This Patricia Nash fringe bucket bag will elevate a basic tee and jeans by its mere presence. Exactly what an accessory should do.

4 | Jeans are a staple in my closet and these Rag & Bone army green skinnies will up-level my basics, while mixing easily with other neutrals like black, navy, cream and even purple.

5 | I can’t wait to wear this cozy Rebecca Taylor fringe cardigan with my leggings and over-the-knee boots come fall. It will no doubt become part of my regular everyday rotation.

6 | This LBD from St. John Collection is the perfect style for ANY occasion, as well as everyday. I will be wearing this for work, girls’ night out and special events by simply changing out my shoes and accessories.

7 | I’m wearing these gray suede Pedro Garcia wedges (so comfortable!) with everything from jeans to dresses this fall.

8 | I’ll have this gorgeous stack of Freida Rothman rings forever and they add the perfect finishing touch to any outfit.

9 | Because animal print shoes are a must-have in your closet and these by Stuart Weitzman are comfy and classy.

10 | This quintessential, super-flattering, A-line Missoni dress was too good of a deal and fit to pass up.

You can purchase all these items right now if you are a Nordstrom card holder (early access time!) and the official sale starts on July 17th for everyone else. Be forewarned, some items will sell out during the early access period. Plus, there are always special designer pieces that are very limited in supply and don’t make the selling floor or website, thus you need to connect with a personal shopper, stat.

For the girl in your life: Check out my daughter Christina’s back-to-school must-haves from the sale!

Happy Shopping!!

6 responses to “Angela’s Lab | Anniversary Sale Picks!”

  1. Jen says:

    Did you do the army green fringe bag or the grey one?

  2. angela says:

    Oh, and you NEED the Rag & Bone army green skinnies! They hold their shape and fit really well. I’ve been wearing mine a ton already.

  3. Val says:

    Love the rings — just ordered them! Thank you! xo

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