NSale 2021 Picks (Shoes, Beauty, Baby) + Petite Try Ons

eileen fisher petite blazer jacket fall 2021 outfit

Levi’s jeans 24 (hems cut; see sale colors), EF blazer PP, SM boots 5.5 (last year’s), BR cami xxsp, baseball cap

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all cardmembers! If you’re shopping later, hit “add to wishlist” to save any items you’re interested in. Before diving in, this relaxed ponte blazer (65% off) is a non-Nordstrom sale find that I’ve been wearing on heavy rotation and eying in a second color. I’ve always admired Eileen Fisher’s amazing brand values & practices, but the styles tend to be pricier, more mature looking and loosely cut. After looking everywhere for a relaxed boyfriend jacket that isn’t overwhelmingly big, I decided to give this a try. Their smallest size Petite P is still roomy on me with sleeves a little long, but I really like the draped look, the convenient pockets, and how comfy this is all day long. I’ve worn it with jeans (above), leggings (below) and work pants too!

NSale 2021 Picks

Scroll down for my picks per category and click the widgets to shop. I checked out tons of pieces in person for fit and quality before narrowing it all down! The categories most worth browsing IMO are shoes starting in size 4-13, luxury beauty, and kids gear. Several things I bought last year are back with small updates, and I did try on the new versions on to make sure they’re still worth recommending. I did not have much luck with NSale outerwear and knits this year, most of which were too oversized or long. If you’re petite and hoping to find a fall/winter coat, stay tuned in a few weeks – I got to preview a fab one that’ll be coming out later this year!

  • Tried & true fave: Zella restore joggers (my review). Hands down the item I received the most rave reader feedback from last year, even at full price! The xxs is petite friendly on me, and I love that the fabric is soo soft and cozy to the touch but has a smooth finish and isn’t “fleecy” nor pilling prone. Check this post for a detailed comparison of Zella leggings and joggers and which I like best for a petite frame!
  • Tried & true fave: The only time of the year these beloved soft and snuggly Barefoot Dreams cardigans go on sale. I recommend the CozyChic Light Long cardigan or the Circle cardigan (see on me), both of which are a little thicker than the belted drape rib cardigan. Their neutral leopard throw also makes the best gift – I burrito’d myself in it all through pregnancy and postpartum, and our family and house guests always go after this one!
  • Tried & true fave: Steve Madden V cut booties – the front and side cut make these very versatile and flattering. I tried on this year’s and it’s nearly identical to mine pictured above, except for an added zipper in the back.

nordstrom caslon waterproof chelsea boots petite poncho sweater

On sale: Caslon waterproof boots sz 5, cashmere ruana sweater (see “beige” on me below0, Zella live in leggings xs petite, Auden padded nursing cami sz S

  • Under $60 pick: very size inclusive waterproof chelsea boots in sizes 4 through 13! I am usually between size 5 and 5.5 in most brands and got a 5 in these which fit well.

  • 50% off this Coach convertible bag with a classic turnlock closure. The detachable chain is actually a little longer than as shown above, but as a hack, I clipped both sides of the chain to one ring inside of the bag to make the strap appear shorter. Coach has definitely had a revival recently, especially with Chanel-inspired designs like this mini chain bag!


Marc Fisher hiker boots sale

  • Wide calf boots that are short gal friendly: After learning that many of you are interested in wider calf, I wanted to include these Born boots with the cushiest insoles! Shaft height was surprisingly good on me, just not the width.
  • Couldn’t find these in store, but these cute sale Marc Fisher boots are similar to their popular Izzie style I love (see on me), but with a shorter shaft. Also, FYI the Izzie boot in 2 colors are marked down 60% off as part of regular sale which everyone can shop now!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 best of womens

  • If you’ve tried the ever popular Spanx leather leggings (which are more like a thin, liquid style legging) and want something more substantial, the Commando 7/8 leather leggings are thicker with a nice looking leather grain texture! Note the Commandos have good tummy hold but start out feeling small and very snug to pull on – scroll down for a pic on me!


kids Nike apparel on sale

  • See my Nuna car seat post comparing the options from infant to the convertible Rava that we use.
  • See my Stokke high chair post with info about the different components and which ones you need.
  • See my double stroller post which has some info about the UPPABaby Vista in this sale! It comes with 1 child seat + 1 baby bassinet. You can purchase an additional child seat, adapters, and a ride-along board separately.

Beauty & Gifts

slip silk pillowcase set on sale

  • I bought this lash serum at the recommendation of my best friend (with Asian lashes similar to mine), who stocks up for the year during Nsale at the buy one get one price! I just recently started using it, but another friend who started earlier has also been very happy with results.
  • I always pick up one of these Anniversary La Mer sets for Nick to indulge in and one to gift. We prefer the original Creme de la Mer as it’s thicker for dry skin. I always warn, La Mer is $$$ so this set contains their itty bittiest size jar of face cream, but it is a deal since that size jar is usually $95 by itself!
  • Just my luck, several of the eye makeup products that I use daily ended up in an Nsale value pack.
    • I cannot be even a day without this Stila liquid liner and always keep one in my purse, one at home.
    • Lancome Hypnose Drama has been a mascara I go back to for years now, and their primer + eye makeup remover is the best so this is one useful set if you already love the mascara.
    • Brow Wiz + brow gel is another duo I’ve used for years, and easy to apply when on the road.

Intimates & Lounge

NSale intimates and loungewear


Prada Celine sunglasses on sale

  • $25 for this 100% wool hat (2 colors) in a versatile soft tan. Fit is a little big, but there’s an interior adjustable drawstring that helps! For a higher end version, I love my Rag & Bone wool hat and here’s one at a good discount in this year’s Nsale.

nordstrom anniversary sale 2021 petite picks try ons

spanx vs commando faux leather leggings petite nordstrom sale review

Commando 7/8 leather leggings XS, Vero moda sweater XS (nice weight, soft with wide ribbing)

allsaints balfern petite leather jacket nordstrom sale

Allsaints jacket sz 0 – shrunken fit; see how 00 fits on me (my preferred size in this)
Also their classic, petite-friendly Dalby with less metal is on sale

free people levis wedgie icon jeans petite nordstrom anniversary sale 2021
Free people top xs (very cute; note looser fit on me), wool hat, Levi’s jeans 24 (cut shorter)

  • Under $90: I bought these elongating, slimming stretch OTK boots last year and wanted to show the fit of this year’s version! The stretch faux suede is narrow calf friendly and doesn’t slide down on me.

Steve Madden OTK boot 5.5 – still love my pair from last year. Just wanted to show the updated heel shape

Adidas Edge Lux 4 sneakers 5 – lightweight and comfy stretch material. Another item where I bought last year’s version and would recommend! This year’s “ash pearl” shade (a champagne pink) is even lovelier in person

Left: Born OTK Hayden boot – short height may be great for petites with wide calves. Insoles are very cushy!
Right: Vince Camuto booties 5.5. I love the deeper coffee color, but these unfortunately rubbed my ankles

Paul Green lace up combat boots sale

My high end combat boot pick – Paul Green (starts in sz 5.5)

Left: Madewell bobble cardigan xxs (durable, chunky knit), Veja sneakers 35, Zella leggings xxs
Right: Madewell Belmont mock neck xxs (also thickly knit), Paige straight jeans 24

madewell kent cardigan nordstrom sale 2021 petite try ons

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