The Only Thing I Bought from the #NSale

Are you sick to death of hearing about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale (aka the #NSale)? Oh my goodness, it seems like every single blogger out there has done some form of WHAT YOU HAVE TO BUY post with all the same darn stuff. Or multiple posts. Or a freaking 6 post series.

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I’ve purposefully not posted about it because at this point I’m just counting down the days until the stupid sale is over so I can stop hearing about it. Also, I’m sorry but I’m not really the kinda girl who is going to run out and purchase a pair of over-the-knee boots to fulfill my secret (or not so secret) Pretty Woman fantasy.

With that being said… I did buy something by accident.

I had Monday off, so I went to the mall to return a dress to Loft that I had ordered online. I parked by Nordstrom, so I walked through the store to get into the rest of the mall. As I was walking by, my eyes wandered over to a wall display of Free People stuff. Then, without really meaning to I somehow walked over and started fondling a jacket that was hanging all by its lonesome on a hook.

I had been considering buying a super lightweight leather jacket (and have one coming in my next Trunk to try), but this was even better. The main body of the jacket was coated black denim, but the front of it was more like a raw edged knit fabric. You could leave the front open, or use two hidden buttons to crisscross it closed for a really cool moto-look.

Here’s what it looks like on the website model:

Free People Jacket
Source: Nordstrom website

The jacket was a size 10 – I’m usually more of a 12 due to the boobs – but I walked over to a random mirror and tried it on anyways. It fit like it was made for me. I suddenly felt like Sarah from Orphan Black crossed with Sydney from Alias. I may have done a spinning ninja kick right there in the middle of the store.

Then, I realized that it was by Free People and I’d probably have to sell Ollie to be able to afford it. But, I looked at the tag and it was part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I’d been hating on. It was on sale for $111.90 (after sale price is $168) and I HAD to have it.

I fell so hard for it that I did that thing where you try it on at every other store you visit for the rest of your shopping trip. See, here I am in the Lucky Brand store:

Free People Jacket - Pocketful of Joules

So, that’s how I accidentally bought a jacket on a 105 degree day in July.

I wasn’t going to bother sharing this, but then I realized that I’m going to wear this jacket A LOT as soon as it cools down a little. Like, ALL the livelong day. All day, every day. And you are either going to be totally sick of it and hate seeing it, or you are going to want one of your own. And I don’t think it would be fair for me to wait until the price goes up to tell you about it, in case you want to get it on sale too. So, here it is: Free People Drape Front Coated Jacket.

Buy it if you like it. Don’t buy it if you don’t. I’m done talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now. Please forgive me.


Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Nordstrom and unlike the 8 million other bloggers out there, I am not being compensated for talking about their anniversary sale. I did use a ShopStyle affiliate link in this post though. This means that clicking on a link may help me earn a small commission at no cost to you.

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12 thoughts on “The Only Thing I Bought from the #NSale”

  1. Ha! You are too funny. I have seen the ton of blog posts, but I haven’t really been reading any until I saw yours. I really do love the jacket, and the fact that you mentioned both Orphan Black and Alias?!?! Love.

  2. hahaha it’s funny because today I was thinking that I was tired of it. However the jacket is awesome and I love it!! I haven’t bought anything for me from the sale but I did for my husband, does that count??

  3. Not only have I seen a million posts but I think I’ve seen the same 6 items pop up in my instagram and bloglovin feed about 50 times now.

    Can’t wait for August, but that jacket is worth it 🙂

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