2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases: What I Actually Bought

Today the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially live for influencer status cardholders! Additionally, if you are a icon or ambassador status cardholder the sale is also open to you! I have the opportunity to shop the sale this morning and wanted to share my 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases. The items I actually bought after looking through everything included in the sale and having a few days to think about what I really wanted/needed. As I mentioned last week,  I am pretty disappointed in the clothing selection this! However I did end up spotting two new clothing items I looooove when I looked through the sale a second time. So I actually ended up picking up two sweaters and one top in two colors from the clothing selection. Otherwise it was beauty + home for me!

I am honestly really excited about my purchases this year! I feel they are all items I will truly wear or use often. Which in my opinion is really something to think about before adding an item to your cart during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It can be very easy to go overboard or get a little too excited. Trust me, I have done it before and found myself very annoyed months later when a few items sat unworn or unused. So my top advice when shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is to really think about what you want/need and make sure what you’re adding to the cart fits that bill! 


2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Purchases: What I Actually Bought from the Sale | Louella Reese

Funnel Neck Cashmere Tunic Sweater

I completely missed this sweater on my first look through the sale. Thankfully spotted it the second go around! In love with the green hue and the style of the sweater is typically my go to come fall and winter. Can already picture lots of crisp fall days wearing this sweater with a great pair of jeans and sneakers. Plus the color is just about right for our alma mater – hello football season…even if we are watching it at home!

Comes in green and navy. 

During Sale: $178.90 | After Sale: $299.00


Last year during the sale I picked up the Free People tunic sweater and wore it to death throughout the fall, winter and spring seasons. While I was really hoping they would include it in this years sale again, to pick up another color, they did not so this chunkier number is what I am picking up instead. I’m honestly completely obsessed with how chunky and easy it is. The perfect sweater to pair with jeans, wide leg crop pants, skirt or paired over dresses. Available in Natural, Black, Tuscan Earth, Winter Berry.

during sale: $69.90|| after sale: $108.00


I have heard the MOST AMAZING things about the OUAI brand! I haven’t tried personally yet so I cannot give you a true recommendation but from what I have heard their products are huge game changers. Especially the hair oil. So again, I figure the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale provides the perfect opportunity to try out the products without spending quite as much!

during sale: $35.00 || after sale: $54.00


I literally stopped in my tracks and said oooohhhh when I spotted this blanket. I honestly need another blanket like I need a pimple and Joshua is probably going to kill me for adding another blanket to our home but this just looks far too cozy to pass up! The blanket is available in EIGHT different colors! I ordered the natural sand color to keep things neutral!

during sale: $64.90 || after sale: $98.00


I have been using a satin pillowcase from Kristin Ess since early December and am honestly completely obsessed. I have noticed a big difference in my hair and face when waking up – less lines and frizz. So I am using the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as the perfect opportunity to invest in real silk ones without having to invest as much as normal!

during sale: $125.00 || after sale: $178.00


Extra Long Cotton Top

The kind of tee you live in come fall and winter seasons. Perfect for pairing with leggings and joggers around the house. Or even out and about with leggings as it will cover your booty! Great for layering as well under sweaters and several layers. Definitely plan on layering it under the Funnel Neck Cashmere Tunic Sweater on cooler days! Picked it up in army and white because I truly think I will be reaching for it more times than not. 

Comes in nine colors.

During Sale: $34.90 | After Sale: $58.00


  1. Anna English wrote:

    The Free People sweater is definitely #1 on my list! I have it in black and definitely need this color.

    Posted 8.10.20
  2. You got some great deals. I am loving that green a lot.

    Posted 8.10.20
  3. Lizzie wrote:

    I loveeee that chunky FP sweater! It’s just perfect! It would look so cute with anything! Also love the green tones in your items 🙂


    Posted 8.10.20
  4. Rach wrote:

    That Free People sweater is so cute! I’m going to need to add that to my list!


    Posted 8.10.20
  5. Emily Wilkinson wrote:

    So many good purchases! I love that FP tee and the Ugg blanket!

    Posted 8.10.20
    • thank you gal! excited to cozy up in that blanket through the fall and winter seasons.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.10.20
  6. Dana Mannarino wrote:

    You’re going to LOVE the My Only Sunshine sweater! One of my favorites from when I was at FP. Also everything here is SO cohesive and I’m in love LOL.

    Dana | It’s Casual Blog 

    Posted 8.10.20
    • I am soooo excited about it! pretty sure I’ll wear nonstop once fall arrives. haha I definitely have an aesthetic.

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.12.20
  7. Kileen wrote:

    These sales are so great! There are so many awesome items here I would love to buy!


    Posted 8.11.20
  8. So many cute finds! I’m interested in how the Ugg blankets feel. I have a couple of Barefoot Dreams ones that I love to curl up in on the couch but the Ugg ones look so warm. Considering getting one for my bed! xoxo, Sarah

    Posted 8.11.20
    • doesn’t it though? looks so beyond cozy – very excited about it!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.12.20
  9. Stephanie wrote:

    Naturally, I love the colors you chose for the clothing items you picked up. Gorgeous and timeless. Perfect for your wardrobe. I can’t wait to see how you end up styling them. And additionally, the other products sound fantastic as well!

    Posted 8.11.20
  10. rebecca wrote:

    yessss i got this comfy Free People tee too. I love Ouai products and I didn’t snag them yesterday but might have to if they are still available toward the end of the sale. thanks for sharing your honest picks LL!

    xx rebecca // thecrystalpress.com/blog

    Posted 8.11.20
    • yay!!! it seems like the perfect tee to wear everyday. of course 🙂 thanks for checking it out!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.12.20
  11. Um YESSS! Give me all the cozies right now! Really loving the color scheme you’ve got going on too!

    Posted 8.11.20
    • thanks girl friend! I honestly didn’t realize I had one going on until everyone started commenting that haha. obviously have an aesthetic I like!

      xo Laura Leigh

      Posted 8.12.20
  12. Amanda wrote:

    The sweater looks SO comfy! OUAI products are amazing, I love their wave spray- I’ll have to check out this set!

    Posted 8.11.20
  13. Morgan wrote:

    The color scheme of your purchases are so pretty! haha .. I wanted that FP top in olive but its sold out already dang it!

    the HER chronicles [] http://theherchronicles.com

    Posted 8.12.20
  14. Rachel wrote:

    I am OBSESSED with the green turtleneck. So cute!


    Posted 8.12.20

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