My Friend Has $150 to Spend at Nordstrom—29 Affordable Finds I Said to Buy First


(Image credit: @anoukyve; PICTURED: Levi's Jeans ($118))

Everyone in a friend group has to offer up something different. For instance, one of my friends is an expert in all things food, whether that means snagging an impossible-to-get dinner reservation or creating the perfect dinner-party spread. Another is a social butterfly who connects everyone with everyone else in the sort of effortless manner that I could only ever dream of. And then there's the activities chair, who seems to have endless ideas for things we can do. Me? Well, as the only fashion editor in the group, my duties start and end with clothes. 

With this job, I often get texts, DMs, and FaceTime calls about sartorial dilemmas, from a lack of outfit inspiration to a tricky dress code. But of all the fashion-related inquiries I receive on a daily basis, the one I get most is, "I have X amount of money to spend. What should I buy?" Given that I scan the market every single day, I always have a slew of responses at the ready. I don't, however, usually publish my responses on Who What Wear. So when my friend texted me asking for tips on how to spend her $150 Nordstrom gift card the other day, I figured I'd kill two birds with one stone and make a story out of my selects for her. Hopefully, they'll be as enticing to all of you as they were to her. 

Without further ado, see (and shop) the 29 under-$150 items I practically forced my girlfriend to buy. 

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Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.