12 July 2023

The one investment piece you need is on sale!

Investment pieces: Camel coat, similar, on sale here | Paige jeans | Frank. & Eileen shirt | Dior bag | Similar slingback shoes

The one investment piece you need is on sale!

After many years navigating the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, one thing I’ve learned is that purchasing a coat or a jacket (aka a “third piece”) is worth every penny. Why? Because a great coat or jacket completes every outfit! Based on my own experience, these are the investment pieces we all still love years later. Ironically, my first buying assignment with Nordstrom was in the coat and suit department, which might be where my love of coats comes from 🙂

This year on the Anniversary Sale, there are many excellent choices and the prices are incredible. My guidance to clients and friends has always been to pick up a few coats and jackets while they’re on sale. The prices are really good, and trust me, you’ll be happy you have them once the weather changes! So, keep scrolling to see my latest finds: everything from an under $100 blazer to a beautiful camel coat to a cozy faux shearling jacket. And, I’ve put together several style boards to give you a little outfit inspo. I really hope you like them and find them helpful. Happy shopping!

Recent NSale posts

Susie’s Top Ten Nordstrom Anniversary Picks

Susie’s wish list — shop it here

Here are the pro tips you need to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary sale!



Left: Zella blazer | Sweater | Paige Cindy jeans | White boots | Gucci bag, not on sale | Earrings | Right: Plaid Rails blazer | Frame denim | AGL boot | Stripe button up shirt | Earrings | White bag

Having a cool, relaxed blazer that goes with all your denim is a wardrobe must! This Zella one was a new find yesterday, and both me and my girlfriend purchased it. The fabric is hard to describe, but it’s almost like an athletic stretchy material, and it’s super comfy. A couple of others I like include this “Love” blazer, this plaid one, and this Rag & Bone.


Coats under $200

Left: Pink coat | Sweater | Jeans | Bag | Sandal | EarringsRight: Green coat | Jeans | White boot | Black bag | Blouse | Bracelet

This is the best time of the year to pick up a coat, and the selection under $200 is incredible!

Wool coats

Trench coats


Faux shearling coats are a good investment


Left: Sam Edelman coat | Jeans | Boots | Sweater | Bracelet | Right: Pink coat | Jeans | Striped sweater | Boots | Bag, not on sale | Earrings

These cozy coats are so fun, and when the weather turns, you’ll be ready! And, the prices are incredible right now. What a great way to add a little “extra” to your coat collection. You might like the cream one above, and this camel one is also nice.




Left: Pink puffer | Cashmere hoodie | Jeans | Sneakers | Luggage | Right: Puffer | Cashmere sweater | Longchamp tote | Sneaker

Puffer coats are favorites, and every wardrobe needs one! This pink one is SO cute and only $39.99. A puffer is a good investment piece for winter; get it now for yourself or a gift. I love this new brown belted style, and the brand Save The Duck is another favorite.


Leather & faux leather coats


Left: Faux leather blazer | Necklace | Cami | Bag | Jeans | Slingbacks | Right: Faux leather trench | Jeans | Boots | Bag | Vince blouse

Faux leather looks amazing, and I always share finds with my friends and clients. Many people can’t tell the difference between faux leather and the real thing! It’s a really easy way to elevate your wardrobe because it always looks more expensive than it really is.


Shirt jackets

Left: Shirt jacket | Top | Jeans | Bag | Boot | Right: Zella jacket | Top | Leggings | Tote | Birkenstocks | Necklace


Favorite coats and jeans


Coats: Faux leather trench | Camel wool coat | Zella white jacket | Navy Boss coat | Nordstrom burgundy coat  | Jeans: Mother flare jeans | Paige Cindy | Mother Hustler | Rag & Bone Peyton | AG Farrah


Favorite shoes and boots


Left: Larroude | Cult Gaia | L’Agence | Rag & Bone sneaker | Steve Madden | Right: Paul Green boot | AGL boot | White boot | Stuart Weitzman boot | Marc Fisher boot


Thank you for reading xx

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