Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks For Workwear

nordstrom anniversary sale picks 2016 - trends for workwearWOW I’m liking the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year — there are SO.MANY.CUTE.DRESSES, many of them with sleeves, and a ton under $100.  I’m going to round up my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks below, but first I’ll shout out some general workwear trends I’m seeing in the NAS sale — I also have a tip for you cardholders if you’re having problems choosing Triple Points on checkout.

Workwear Trends Observed in the NAS Sale

Pictured at top, a few quick workwear trends I observed in the NAS sale: first, evergreen/forest green is BIG for fall.  Second, mock necks and turtlenecks — particularly the sleeveless variety — are also a strong look.  Finally, as you can see in the middle navy dress, there’s also a pretty strong continuation of the trend to combine black and navy together; you can also see it here and here.

Pictured, Row 1: green blazer / green dress / green blouse // (Row2): blue turtleneckshift dress / black mockneck

A Tip for Nordstrom Cardholders Having Problems with Triple Points

A great way to really take advantage of the sale is to choose today as your “triple points day” (if you still have one left for the year).  I’ve already placed one order today, and was having problems at checking choosing the Triple Points option — just as I did during their “personal 10 point day.” I called the number at the top of the screen (there’s also an online chat option) and the customer service rep confirmed that several people were having problems with it because they have a new system of some sort — so she applied it over the phone and then told me to go ahead and check out — she said that was the best option for the moment.  It was only a 3 minute wait or so, so I’m glad I called. Here’s a link to their customer service page if you’re having problems.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Workwear

Without further ado, these are some of my top picks for work clothes from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Note that within each grouping, the sale picks go in the order of least money to most money. ALSO, where available I’ve tried to note if petite, cusp (14-18), or plus sizes are available, or other points of note (like great reviews or other colors offered). For our full collection of plus size picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, please consider signing up for our CorporettePlus newsletter, or visiting our Plus-Size Workwear page.

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Tips for Amazon Prime Day

prime day tipsIf you’re anything like me, you’re obsessed with Amazon Prime, particularly the substantial savings you can get on Subscribe & Save items, the quick shipping, and great Prime-only shows like the hilarious but dark Catastrophe. I was intrigued by last year’s first-ever Prime Day, Amazon’s huge summer sale event, but ultimately underwhelmed — I just didn’t see much good stuff there to get. There’s a LOT of talk about how this year is going to be bigger and better than ever — and Prime Day starts tomorrow! — so I thought we’d discuss it. Did you get anything last year? What’s your strategy for this year’s sale? (I will note right off the bat that one of the early Prime-only sales is a great deal on the Lumo Lift, which is sort of a fitness tracker that helps with your posture — I like mine but need to be better about wearing it!)

A few tips I’m seeing around the interwebs:

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Early Fourth of July Sales are Starting!

nordstrom 4th of july sale picksEarly Fourth of July sales are starting, ladies!  Some quick notes from around the web:

Updates as of 7/3 in red. Updates as of 7/4 in blue. 

  • Nordstrom has quietly been marking a ton of stuff down, including a ton of Classiques Entier ponte dresses. Instead of being $230ish they’re marked $92-$142 — significant savings.  The red one comes in a TON of colors, including black and navy.  Pictured: red / white / blue.  Tons of lucky sizes, so start by filtering by your size first!
  • Ann Taylor is offering 60% off sale styles, and 40% off full price styles (use code JULY40)
  • Anthropologie is offering an extra 30% off clearance styles.
  • ASOS – Further reductions, up to 50% off.  15% off everything, even sale, with code USYAY.
  • Banana Republic – Extra 50% off sale.
  • Barney’s – Final markdowns, up to 75% off. 
  • Bergdorf Goodman – Grand Finale, the designer sale! 75% off. 
  • Boden – lots for your lolly, up to 60% off sale!
  • Brooks Brothers has summer clearance, offering up to 70% off select pieces.
  • Club Monaco has an extra 30% off clearance with code KEEPCOOL.
  • DvF – Enjoy an extra 30% off sale. 
  • J.Crew has 40% off summer styles and 40-60% off sale styles with code COOLSTYLES.
  • J.Crew Factory has 50% off all clearance with code HAPPYSALE. Plus, extra 15% off your purchase + free shipping (today only). 
  • French Connection – Summer sale, up to 60% off. 
  • The Limited is offering 50% off everything (but exclusions apply) — total discounts of up to 70% off.
  • Loft is offering 50% off sitewide as well with code JULY4TH — and 60% off select summer styles and all sale.
  • Neiman Marcus is taking 35% off all sale styles, online only.
  • Talbots is offering 40% off ONE Red Hanger markdown, or 50% off two or more. Plus, an extra 5% off for Talbots credit cardholders.

Pictured: red / white / blue

Memorial Day Sales (and Kat’s Top 10 Picks)

memorial day sales workwear roundupHappy Memorial Day — may everyone have a great, long weekend. We’re already starting to see some sales, so we thought we’d round them up — stay tuned, though, as we’ll update this thread as we go — Kat’s top picks are in bold! Pictured at top: white heel / red heel / blue wedge, all on sale at the excellent Nordstrom sale (see our workwear picks and our weekend picks here). 5/30 Updates in red. 

  • –  Up to 60% off athletic sneakers, comfort footwear, and best of clothing. Take an extra 10% off your order with code PRESUMMER. Plus, up to 70% off office dresses, Frye shoes on sale, as well as Minkoff bags and more.
  • Amazon – Memorial Day savings, up to 60% off!
  • Ann Taylor – 50% off all full-price styles with code SUMMER50 — plus, extra 40% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – Limited time only, extra 30% off all sale styles!
  • ASOS – 20% off with code HISUMMER.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off your purchase with code BRTAKE40.
  • Barneys – 40% off select styles.
  • Barneys Warehouse – Take up to an extra 60% off select women’s styles and home.
  • Boden30% off plus free shipping and returns on orders over $49 – ends Monday! Use code 2Z7C at checkout.Up to 70% off Winter Clearance! (Lots of lucky sizes!)
  • Brooks Brothers – Up to 60% off women’s styles.
  • Club Monaco – Take an extra 30% off sale + clearance in stores and online with code WARMER.
  • DvF – 30% off select styles and all sale with code SUMMER30
  • Eddie Bauer – Everything up to 50% off.
  • Express – Hello summer sale, 40% off.
  • Forever 21 – Extra 30% off sale items with code EXTRA30 (plus free shipping on all orders).
  • J.Crew – 30% off your purchase with code WEEKEND.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off, in stores and online — plus an extra 40% off clearance styles, online only, with code EXTRA40.
  • Kate Spade – Extra 25% off sale with code SPEECHLESS.
  • Lands’ End – 50% off regularly priced swim and 30% off everything else with code STARS and PIN 9900.
  • Last Call – Extra 50-65% off all clearance. Extra 30% off everything. 
  • The Limited60% off full price items with code TODAY. 50% off almost everything! Plus, $19 shorts and $10 tees, plus 60% off select styles.
  • L.K. Bennett – 30% off all sale styles with code MD2016.
  • Loft – 60% off summer faves + all sale styles, and 40% off new arrivals.
  • Lord & Taylor – 25% off $200+, 20% off up to $199.99, 10% off fragrances; use code GIVE. (Plus 1% of net sales will benefit the USO.)
  • Macy’s – Extra 20% off with code MEMDAY. Extra 25% off clearance.
  • Neiman Marcus – Online clearance, extra savings, limited time only — plus, 40% off women’s designer prices!
  • New York & Company – Everything is 50% off, no exclusions! $5 tees, $12 dresses! Plus, all clearance 70% off — many new styles added.
  • Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly sale is on (as is the designer clearance!) — check out picks for workwear, plus sizes, and beyond.
  • Nordstrom Rack – Clear the Rack Sale: Save up to 75% (with extra 25% off clearance).
  • The Outnet – Extra 30% off select styles. Isabel Marant and Fendi up to 65% off, Victoria Beckham, Mary Katrantzou, and Oscar de la Renta up to 60% off, Acne Studios up to 55% off,
  • Rebecca Taylor – 25% off sale with code EXTRA25.
  • Reiss – Memorial Day sale, 30% off selected lines.
  • Saks – Up to 40% off “vast designer selections.”
  • Saks Off 5TH – Up to 85% off select styles with code FROMSAKS. Handbags up to 60% off.
  • Talbots – Extra discounts on all markdowns, now through May 30 – take extra 40% off one item, and an extra 50% off two or more.
  • Theory – Memorial Day Sale! Take an extra 25% off with code SUMMER.
  • White House | Black Market – 25% off markdowns (prices as marked).

Kat’s Workwear Picks from the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale!

nordstrom half-yearly sale 2016 workwearThe designer clearance sale started yesterday (we rounded up some of our favorites from the excellent shoe selection and took an early look at some of the more affordable workwear in the sale), but the real motherload just started today: the Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale just started. Tons of great workwear pieces are on sale for 40% off and more starting today.  I’ll round up a few particular pieces, but some general notes about the sale:

  • TONS of great Boss blazers, sheath dresses, and other basics — if you’re upping your workwear game this is a great time to stock up. Lots of lucky sizes only, so filter by that first.
  • The DvF portion of the sale is solid – lots of pretty, feminine pieces that layer well with suits, blazers and more. This cotton suit is nice, and I’m a bit obsessed with this dress.
  • Classiques Entier has a lot of nice work dresses in the sale — lucky sizes only, but super affordable price points
  • Lots of nice minimalist workwear from Vince in the sale
  • Max Mara sale section is solid – lots of suits, but lucky sizes
  • St. John isn’t always my cup of tea, but I’m drooling over half of their sale items — gorgeous dresses and some killer accessories
  • The Theory sale section is ok but not a lot of great urban workwear — lots of ivory linen, stripes, peplums

Some particular picks for workwear from the sale, mostly in order of price (low to high):

affordable workwear from Nordstrom sale

Above: funnel neck shell / ottoman rib top / shell / chambray blazer (petites too)

workwear nordstrom sale

Above: pink blazer / navy skirt with zip / blue sheath dress (red too) / stretch silk blouse

classic workwear nordstrom sale

Above: wool crop cardigan / crop ankle zip pants / navy wool cashmere sweatercheckered viscose wool sweater

designer workwear nordstrom sale

Above: gray dress / blue dress (petites too) / black dress with side buttons / black and white dress / yellow linen blazer

Pictured yesterday (prices not in any order):

nordstrom may sale

Above: mint blazer / blue dress / red dress / floral skirt

Deal Alert: Nordstrom Designer Clearance (And TONS of Other Markdowns)

nordstrom sale alertOoooh: Nordstrom’s designer clearance has started — and they’ve added a ton of other markdowns to the sale section as well. The shoe section, in particular, is not to be believed — tons of lucky sizes on basic black Manolos and more for 40% off, as well as some wider availability for fun colors like the shoes pictured below:


nordstrom designer sale 2

Pictured: Blue pump / pink pump / yellow flat / beige mule

While they’re billing the sale as a “designer sale,” they’ve added literally thousands of other markdowns at all price points.  On the workwear side of things, here are a few selections:

nordstrom may sale

Pictured: mint blazer / blue dress / red dress / floral skirt

nordstrom plus saleOn the plus size side of things, there are a ton of great workwear pieces — I love this dress (pictured- also in regular and petite sizes), and note that you can get a classic black suit for 33-40% off (blazer, skirt, pants). Check out more on our Plus Size workwear page or sign up for a Corporette Plus newsletter (an edition just went out chock full of news, sale info, and more)!