#NSale HONEST Review & Try On!

NSALE review and try on haul

This year I had the opportunity to shop the sale during pre-sale last week and I went to pick up my purchases in the city yesterday. When I was talking to the associates upon pick up, they said that there will be more available during early access! So I headed to the mall bright and early today, and I’m pretty confident that I saw almost everything! There are some reallyyyy good items this year, and some duds, but overall I’m very pleased with everything I purchased and can’t wait to style everything for you guys! See my post of items that are back this year HERE

SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND: These are JUST clothes, you don’t NEED any of them, and if you can’t afford to shop the sale, simply don’t! Don’t feel the need to buy something just because everyone is talking about it. The sale can get very overwhelming and I know last year I didn’t wear half the stuff I bought. I will not be posting about the sale much and have so much more to share from places other than Nordstrom. That being said…

You guys loved my review of all the products I got last year, so of course, I’m doing it all again this year!!

DISCLAIMER: AS AN INFLUENCER, I PROVIDE YOU WITH REVIEWS OF PRODUCTS AND WHAT I THINK IS WORTH IT AND NOT WORTH IT. I PURCHASED WAY MORE THAN I EVER WOULD HAVE FOR REVIEWS SAKE, AND INTEND ON RETURNING WHAT DOES NOT WORK FOR ME. THAT BEING SAID, I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO TAKES THE TIME TO SHOP THRU MY LINKS AND SUPPORT MY PAGE. IT MEANS THE WORLD TO ME!

Halogen Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee

ALSO PICTURED: Bag | Jeans | Booties | Loafers | Shorts | Necklace | Hat

Long Sleeve Modal Blend Tee

Orig. $39 // Sale Price $24.90

Color: Grey Heather

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

Caslon Rounded V Neck Tee

ALSO PICTURED: Shorts | Sandals

Rounded V Neck Tee

Orig. $25 // Sale Price: $15.90

Color: Grey Ebony

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

Sole Society Lucy Faux Leather Tote

Orig. $69.95 // Sale Price $45.90

Color: Cognac Combo

The North Face Jacket

ALSO PICTURED: Jeans | Sweater | Booties

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka

Orig. $320 // Sale Price: $239.90

Color: Tnf Black

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

I had absolutely no intentions of buying a down jacket. I got  request to try some on and review them so I did, and now I am the proud owner of a new down jacket! I’ve never had a North Face jacket before because they never fit me right, but this one is AMAZING! Pricey, yes, but North Face lasts YEARS. (A lay at work is wearing her daughters North Face from when she was in junior high, she’s now our of college and working 3 years at my facility, soo…..) It has very fine fleece lined pockets and top half of the coat. There is one hidden inside pocket. The zipper quality is top notch- pockets zipper as well, and there’s a zipper that can zip up from the bottom for sitting. Has a removable hood and a collar that will for sure keep you warm in the winter! My only complaint is that I wish the hood was deeper- it fits my head good when my hair is down, but it won’t when I had it up.

 

BP. Heath Bootie

Orig. $109.95 // Sale Price $69.90

Color: Cognac Suede

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

Socialite Leopard Tee

ALSO PICTURED: Similar booties

Socialite Leopard Print Tee

Orig. $25 // Sale Price $15.90

Color: Brown Leopard

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

GUYS! This tee is a good one!! One of my favorites from the whole sale! It’s super soft and drapes perfectly! I’m obsessed!

VERDICT: KEEP KEEP KEEPPPPP!

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Skinny Jeans

Orig. $68 // Sale Price $44.90

Color: Dark Navy

Wearing: 00

Fit: TTS- I got the regular length and they fit me perfectly- I’m 5’3″ with short legs and a long body for reference.

Wit and Wisdom make the best jeans, I’m telling you! I expected these to be the same as last years version but there are some very minor differences. But guys, they’re like BUTTER! So nice and soft and fit like a dream! These types of jeans are probably the most comfortable pairs I own.

VERDICT: KEEP- in case you couldn’t guess 😉

BP. Lightweight sweater

ALSO PICTURED: Shorts | Similar sandals

BP. Lightweight Sweater

Orig. $39 // Sale Price $25.90

Color: Grey Cloud Heather & Beige Oatmeal Light Heather

Wearing: XS

Fit: Runs small, Size up 1-2 sizes.

I had high hopes for these, and sadly, they disappointed me! They run super short, so if you want more length I would size up at least 1-2 sizes. The quality of the sweater seems very comparable to last years BP. circle cardigans, if you’re familiar with those. They’re that lightweight knit. They would however, fit great over high waisted jeans, or shorts in the chilly summer nights- I mean, it’s only $25

VERDICT: Return

Leopard Joggers

ALSO PICTURED: Tee | Slippers

BP. Cozy Joggers (Plus Size HERE)

Orig. $39  // Sale Price $25.90

Color: Grey Leopard Dash (Comes in so many cute patterns and colors!)

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS, if between sizes go down.

The plush material of these is very similar to Old Navy’s plush tees that i’ve been talking about for the last 2 years now. It’s a very thin plush fabric. These joggers are very high waisted and on me, they seem to stay up on my leg, I haven’t gone out in them or walked enough to be able to say for sure that they will stay up the whole time.

VERDICT: On the fence…

Cowl Neck Sweater

ALSO PICTURED Jeans | Booties

Caslon Cowl Neck Waffle Knit Top

Orig. $49 // Sale Price $29.90

Color: White

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS, depending on how you want to wear it.

SO, this top is super duper soft, and it’s got fabulous length to it, but I don’t know what to do with the cowl neck. I think it’s too small in my usual size to pull off the shoulder on both sides (I do have broad shoulders), and the cowl neck seems to be sewn so that it’s meant to only be worn off the shoulder. It should be noted that the white is pretty see thru, so wear a cami under it, or don’t get the white!

VERDICT: Return

Treasure & Bond Snakeskin Wool Panama Hat

Orig. $59 // Sale Price $38.90

Color: Black Combo (also comes in tan)

Wearing: One Size

Fit: Fits my bigger head, and has pully strings on the inside to adjust for smaller heads!

GUYS! I’m OBSESSED with this hat!! It’s the coolest thing ever! I was expecting the snakeskin to be a faux leather, but it’s some type of fabric. I love the wider brim. Like I said above, it has strings that you can pull to make the hat smaller, if need be, It also has a loop to hang! Seems like great quality!

VERDICT: KEEP

Leopard Blouse

ALSO PICTURED: Tank | Jeans | Shorts | White Sandals | Similar Black Sandals

Treasure & Bond Print Pleated Top

Orig. $69 // Sale Price $45.90

Color: Tan Doe Cheetah

Wearing: XXS

Fit: Runs big, size down 1-2 depending on how you want it to fit.

I didn’t realize this was polyester when I ordered it. It feels like it will wrinkle easily, and for the price I just don’t think it’s worth it,  so this will be going back. BUT if you don’t mind poly (or the price), then this top is really cute! It has pleated detail right above the chest, and buttons all the way down. A lot of the reviewers were saying that the arm holes were too big and draped too much, but I found that they fit perfectly for me. I do have a long body, and can wear normal sized tops and petite bottoms- that being said, if you’re  a petite on top in the Loft, I would steer clear of this one!

VERDICT: Return

Sweater dress

ALSO PICTURED: Booties

Caslon Cowl Neck Side Button Long Sleeve Dress

Orig. $69 // Sale Price $45.90

Color: Navy Peacoat

Wearing: XXS Petite

Fit: TTS

This dress most definitely does NOT run big! I went a size and length down from my normal and thought I was a tunic haha. When I first took this dress out of the bag, I didn’t have high hopes for it, but when I tried it on, I liked it a little more. The fabric is extremely soft, and the opposite side of the cowl neck has the same lining as  the inside of the dress. It seems very warm and perfect for fall and winter! I didn’t realize this until I got it in person, but the button detail is only on one side, which I thought I would hate on, but was actually not bad! It does have pockets on both sides  and the buttons can be rundown below the pockets only. It doesn’t have a ton of stretch to it, so you might even want to size up if you have bigger arms.

VERDICT: Might try the larger size in store to compare. Otherwise, RETURN.

Gibson Smocked Peplum Blouse

Orig. $78 // Sale Price $51.90

Color: Hyde Park

Wearing: XS

Fit: couldn’t get this over my head- so I guess size up!

Snakeskin jeans

ALSO PICTURED: Faux Leather Jacket | Tee | Boots

Wit & Wisdom Print Side Zip Ankle Skinny Jeans

Orig. $78 // Sale Price $51.90

Color: Grey

Wearing: 00

Fit TTS

These jeans are SO cool! I love the snakeskin print and the zippers on the sides of the pockets. These aren’t as buttery soft as the denim from the same brand, but they’re still good! I got the regular length and they fit me great because theyre technically an ankle length. Super excited to style these ALL THE WAYS!

VERDICT: KEEP!

Sam Edelman Hiltin Knee High Boot

Orig. $224.95-$249.95 // Sale Price $149.90-$164.90

Color: Praline Suede (highly recommend this color)

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

The boots pictured are from last year, but I tried on this years version in store (forgot to take a picture!) in the praline suede color which is pretty cognac! These boots are practically the same as last years boots, except the heel is shorter, which means they’re easier to walk in!! They don’t have a zipper but go on very easily! They seemed VERY comfortable wearing them around the store too. TAKE NOTE: this years version of black is leather, so if you don’t want leather, I would for sure get the cognac color!!

Thread and supply jacket

ALSO PICTURED: Tee | Jeans | Sneakers

Thread & Supply Fleece Lined Quilted Utility Jacket

Orig. $88 // Sale Price $58.90

Color: Slate Green

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS, if between, size down

I had high hopes for this jacket too… The inside is made of that super soft hubby fleece material that was all the rage last winter! And while the jacket itself is super soft and warm (even the outer shell is soft!) and the zipper quality is on point,  the sleeves leave much to be desired. It feels like a puffer jacket that wasn’t washed with tennis balls and the fluff all landed in one spot, leaving the rest of the jacket just shell- no bueno.

VERDICT: Return

Steve Madden Feather Sueded Loafer

Orig. $89.95 // Sale Price $59.90

Color: Light Grey Suede

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

IF YOU’RE GOING TO BUY ONE PAIR OF SHOES LET IT BE THESE! Guys these are the comfiest loafers my feet have ever had the pleasure of walking in! 10 stars! They’re comfy right out of the box!

VERDICT: KEEP KEEP KEEP a million times KEEP!

Button Fly Jeans

ALSO PICTURED: Hat | Tee | Boots

BlankNYC Button Fly Skinny Jeans

Orig. $98 // Sale Price $64.90

Color: Sierra Rust

Wearing: 24

Fit: TTS

I went back an forth so much with these cause I have a pair from a few years ago that are very similar to these. But I love these! The button fly is super cool and I love the color! The buttons are easy to undo and the jeans themselves have just enough stretch.

VERDICT: Keep

Blondo Georgette Waterproof Hidden Wedge Sneaker

Orig. $119.95 // Sale Price $79.90

Color: Leopard Suede

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

Ahhh, my very favorite brand of waterproof shoes!! As you know, I bought these last year and they basically paid for themselves! I love them so much! So when I saw they came out with a similar leopard version, AND under $100, I got pretty excited! These have an elastic piece on one side and a working zipper on the other, I think the leopard pattern are the only ones with a zipper, the solids have the elastic on both sides. HOWEVER, I tried these on and walked around my apartment a little and they rubbed my ankles! The elastic part ends just under my ankle so whenever I walk, it hits the under part- I’m so sad!

Sole Society Lanette Pointy Toe Bootie 

Orig. $129.95 // Sale Price $84.90

Color: Prosecco Leather

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

I have a love hate relationship with shoes with cut outs. While these are very comfy, I just don’t know how they look on me… In theory they’re cute, but I don’t know how I feel about them. But I’m here to tell you the facts- they have a pointy toe, which I love- my toes don’t feel squished in them (again, haven’t walked too much in them!) The sole is very cushioned and comfortable. They do have a zipper in the back for easy on and off, and it does not seem to rub against y ankle, which I appreciate.

VERDICT: Going back

Jeffrey Campbell Raven Bootie

Orig. $159.95 // Sale Price $99.90

Color: Snake Print Faux Leather

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

Out of the box, these seemed really malleable and like they would be really comfy, BUT when I put them on, they rubbed against my leg so bad! Literally aside from that part they’re SO comfy and perfect, but they just run too much at the top! If you’re planning on wearing them with socks in the winter, go for it, other wise, PASS

VERDICT: Return 🙁

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IN STORE TRY ON

SO sorry for the terrible lighting- everything looks good in person but the camera did not like it!

Bernardo Packable Puffer

Bernardo Packable Hooded Walker Coat

Orig. $220 // Sale Price $139.90

Color: Berry Jam (also comes in black and green)

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS- runs small in the arms, and bigger in the body

This packable jacket seems like better quality than other packable jackets i’ve tried on. The only issue I have with it is sizing. I was wearing a short sleeved shirt under it and I feel like the arms were a little too snug, but if I had gone up a size, the body would’ve been too big. Other than that, the hood is attached, and there is no collar- which is pretty common with packable jackets. Zippers are great quality. It does come with a separate bag which is what it is packed into, which I don’t really like (I prefer it to fold into itself) but I love the details of the coat. There is no fleece lining on the inside or the pockets, and there is no inside pocket either.

Short Puffer Jacket

Sam Edelman Chevron Puffer Jacket

Orig. $200 // Sale Price $129.90

Color: White

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

I’ve always been a fan of white puffers, yes they get dirty, but I just love the look! The collar on this one is AMAZING- so soft and cozy. Zipper quality is amazing. It doesn’t have any fleece lining which is a bummer but it will still keep you warm. I like that this one covers your butt, as opposed to the shorter ones that just go to your waist. There is no hood, but that comfy collar makes up for it! Over all I really like this jacket

Long Line cardigan

Leith Longline Cardigan

Orig. $69 // Sale Price $45.90

Color: Green Thyme Heather

Wearing: XXS

Fit: Runs Big, Size down

This is the cardigan that is the exact color as the aerie cardigan from a last season. It’s a great cardigan and I love the way it fits and hangs. It does run big, so depending on how you want it to fit, size down 1-2 sizes. It’s soft an not itchy and just a good cardigan!

OTK Boots

Sam Edelman Nestel Knee High Boot

Orig. $239.95 // Sale Price $159.90

Color: Tortilla Suede

Wearing: 7.5

Fit: TTS

Comfort wise, these are great! But if you’re short legged like me, I would pass on these. They come up too high on the knee and bend, uncomfortably, when you walk. Would be great if you’re 5’5″ or above or have long legs.

North Face Jacket

The North Face Miss Metro II Water Repellent Hooded Parka

Orig. $320 // Sale Price: $239.90

Color: Tnf Black

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

I had absolutely no intentions of buying a down jacket. I got  request to try some on and review them so I did, and now I am the proud owner of a new down jacket! I’ve never had a North Face jacket before because they never fit me right, but this one is AMAZING! Pricey, yes, but North Face lasts YEARS. (A lay at work is wearing her daughters North Face from when she was in junior high, she’s now our of college and working 3 years at my facility, soo…..) It has very fine fleece lined pockets and top half of the coat. There is one hidden inside pocket. The zipper quality is top notch- pockets zipper as well, and there’s a zipper that can zip up from the bottom for sitting. Has a removable hood and a collar that will for sure keep you warm in the winter! My only complaint is that I wish the hood was deeper- it fits my head good when my hair is down, but it won’t when I had it up.

Faux Fur Jacket

Halogen Textured Faux Fur Coat

Orig. $179 //  Sale Price $118.90

Color: Tan

Wearing: XXS

Fit: Runs big, size down

I tried this on for fun and had absolutely no intentions of buying this (and I didn’t!). The fur is super soft, and it has pockets. I honestly don’t remember how warm it was, so it probably wasn’t lol, but it looks super cute!

Leopard Slip Skirt

SomethingNavy Midi Slip Skirt

Orig. $79 // Sale Price $49.90

Color: Tan Macaroon Leopard

Wearing: XXS

Fit: TTS/Size down if between sizes

I tried this on thinking I was going to hate it, but I actually really like it! It actually fits me, so that’s a start! The fabric is VERY nice, silky soft, and feels good on. It has 2 button and a zipper on the side to get it on and off. I sized down in this because I wanted to wear it high on my waist, and it was almost too tight- and I think it being almost too tight made it budge in a weird way at the hip. If I had somewhere to wear this it for sure would’ve come home with me!

Barefoot Dreams Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Circle Cardigan

Orig. $116 // Sale Price $76.90

Color: He Pewter/Pearl

Wearing: XS/S

Fit: TTS

I have this exact cardigan from last years sale, and promised I would try this years on to see the color! It’s a cross between a grey and oatmeal! So pretty! There are a bunch of other Barefoot Dreams cardigans HERE

Leopard Joggers

SomethingNavy Jogger Pants

Orig $45 // Sale Price $29.90

Color: Ivory Cheetah

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS, if between definitely size UP

These are the comfiest softest best joggers ever! They’re a true white and not see thru. They do have pleats in the front, but they just fit SO well. They have pockets and seem like they’ll actually stay up on my leg! I didn’t think I would like the material when I was searching online and ordered the plush joggers instead, then yesterday I tried these on and realized I made a mistake! SO excited for these!

Adidas Badge of Sport Tank

Orig. $28 // Sale Price $20.90

Color: White

Wearing: XS

Fit: TTS

I didn’t realize this was a work out tank- like a go dry workout tank, but it is! It has drapey arm holes and a small racer back.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READING! I hope this post was helpful!