I'm a Picky Shopper, and This Is What I'd Buy From Nordstrom for Summer

By now, you should be pretty aware of the fact that I am, in fact, a very picky shopper. If not, here’s the gist: While it’s semi-annoying for me (especially when I have an occasion or specific item to shop for), it’s actually great for you, our readers, because it means I take all my picks and recommendations very seriously. With that in mind, today I’ve turned my laser-sharp focus to Nordstrom’s extensive selection because one, summer is finally here, and two, why not? Whether you’re a “loyalist” who already has a massive wish list that needs editing down or you don’t shop from Nordstrom often (but are about to want to start), I think you’ll find my not-so-little roundup useful or at the very least a treat to scroll through. To get started shopping, simply continue on, and be sure not to quit before you get to the shoe section!


Square neck + puff sleeves + smocking = a winning combo.

White tops are a summer staple, but I think black tops are equally as important.

If you're going to buy one "jacket" for summer, let it be a light blazer.

No fashion girl can resist a designer graphic tee—especially when it's on sale.


Loose-fitting and 100% cotton jeans are perfect for summer.

I probably won't be jogging in them, but I will be wearing them.

For when it's just too hot for leggings.

If you're over cutoffs but scared of Bermuda shorts, this length is for you. 

Style this with a slim-fitting bodysuit for a nice contrast at the waist.

Pair this with any neutral tank and sandals and you can't go wrong.


This will look just as chic dressed down with flats as it does with heels.

Bags, Beachwear, & More

Staud knows how to make a leather bag feel summer-ready.

I love how this suit feels classic and trendy at the same time.

Once you've got the suit, don't forget the cute cover-up.

I'm not much of a hat person, but this one is really calling my name.

A little ring makes a big difference in your everyday look.

That not-too-big, not-too-small bag you can wear from day to night.


Our readers love these slides, and I think it's obvious why.

Chunky sandals that still feel luxe.

This shade of pink will function as a nude for your wardrobe.

Is it just me or do these look way more expensive than their price tag?

Cool-looking puffy straps also mean added cushion and comfort.

Call me biased, but these are the ideal summer block heels for everyday.