Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Prep

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

2018 NORDSTROM CATALOG

Get ready friends! The big kahuna of sales is just two weeks away! I can assure you this sale is a marathon not a sprint so knowing how to prepare for it is MONEY! Literally, figuratively, emotionally. All of the above because if you don’t know how to shop it, I can assure you that it can be overwhelming. After three years of doing this, I know how to find the hidden gems before everyone else and I’m sharing all of it with all of YOU!

WHAT IS THE “NSALE”?

If you have been around here long enough, you know I haunt sales like it’s my job. Unlike other sales that mark down old or last season’s trends, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has BRAND NEW items (both Summer and Fall finds) discounted by up to 70% from brands like Tory Burch, Top Shop, MAC, Stuart Weitzman, Free People, Rebecca Minkoff and SO many more! The sale runs for 3.5 weeks with new items added each day and at the end of the sale, everything goes back to full price. You can view some of the first items that will go on sale here.

WHEN DOES THE NSALE START?

Early Access: Thursday, July 12 – Thursday, July 19

Public Event: Friday, July 20 – Sunday, August 5

HOW SHOULD I PREP?

1. GET THE NORDSTROM CREDIT CARD

Only Nordstrom cardholders will gain access on July 12th- a full week before the rest of the world. The reason this matters is because most of the good stuff WILL sell out before public access even opens. It happens every year. I finally bit the bullet this year and applied for the credit card because after two years of not having it, I know better. For those that are weary about owning another credit card, keep in mind you don’t even have to shop the early access sale with it, you just have to own it. I plan on using my usual credit card to pay for my Nordstrom Sale purchases so I don’t have to pay off more than one credit card! If you want to shop the sale early, APPLY ASAP so you can be approved before early access starts. Apply here.

2. MAKE A LIST OF WHAT YOU NEED

The sale will bring out new items geared for Fall/Winter but there will also be items that you can wear now! While you might not be ready just yet to think about cold weather clothing, the deals that you will score now are well worth it later on. In years past my favorite items to shop for were leather boots, lightweight jackets, designer purses, jeans, everyday tops and beauty items. I highly suggest going through your closet now to see what items you actually need verses making impulse decisions when the sale comes.

I suggest looking at some of my popular posts from last year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to see what type of items you might be able to score this year. Here are a few popular blog posts from last year where you can see what items were on sale and also this should give you an idea of similar blog posts that I plan on doing for the sale this year.

Dressing Room Diaries

9 STYLED OUTFITS

WEAR NOW & LATER

IN STOCK AND UNDER $50

3. LET ME SHOP FOR YOU

If you want to share what items you are shopping for this year, please do! Comment below and let me know what type of items you are looking for. I will be making a list and shopping those items as soon as the sale goes live (usually around 2 am CST). While the Nordstrom Sale will have literally hundreds of pages of sale items, it is my job to shop for what you ladies want. So send me your lists and let me do the hard part for you! I will also be checking as popular items come back in stock so once the sale starts, feel free to send me items you might have missed out on because items do get returned within the 3.5 week sale period!

Keep in mind that I will be shopping the sale in real time and will update you on the blog and social media with all of the best items including those that I think will sell out super fast. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram and Facebook as this is where I will be sharing sizing guides, favorite items, styling tips and giveaways before they make it to the blog!

Blog wise, you can expect to see similar blog posts to those last year as well as a shop tab (located in the drop down menu at the top of my blog) where I will have categories such as work wear, athletic wear, men’s, shoes, etc.

POPULAR ITEMS LAST YEAR

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

MY FAVORITE ITEMS FROM YEARS PAST

Nordstrom Anniversary SaleNordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Don’t forget to check out the 2018 catalog and let me know what you ladies are shopping for! I’ll see y’all back here and on Instagram July 12th at 2 am with all of the best steals and deals so rest up until then 🙂

2 Comments

#NSALE Wardrobe Essentials: 9 Styled Outfits

It’s been a hot minute since you heard me talk about the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and with only 5 more days to shop the sale before everything goes back to full price, I wanted to share 9 outfits made up entirely of 15 pieces from the sale. I hope you find this helpful when deciding which pieces are worth the purchase now, perhaps even if you will not wear it until later in the season. I know that I personally like to see it on someone else before pulling the trigger to purchase so that I can see what it will look like on. So without further adieu, here you go!

Jacket // runs true to size and is seriously a closet staple! I bought this last year. Since this jacket is now sold out. Here is super similar one.

Long sleeve tee // Runs very big. I am wearing an XS and it is still big enough to knot and wear off the shoulder. Such a great closet staple for layering and is only $18!

Jeans // True to size and one of the most under rated pair of jeans of the sale! I own several pairs of jeans in this brand. It is a great budget friendly jean.

Dress // Runs true to size. You can never have too many comfortable bodycon dresses, am I right?

Cardigan // Runs big. I am wearing an XS but could have done an XXS. If I had to pick just one cardigan from the sale, this would be it! It is a great thickness, has pockets and I love that it is longer in the back.

Sneakers // Run true to size. I am on a sneakers kick as of lately and these are such a steal!

Top // Runs very big. I’m wearing an XXS. This is just a fun top that comes in the prettiest shade of pink and also a grey color!

Jeans // Run true to size. I am wearing a size 25. If you buy just one pair of jeans from the sale, make it this pair! They are high waisted and so flattering.

Sneakers // Run true to size. I am on a sneakers kick as of lately and these are such a steal!

Jacket // Runs true to size but I would size up if wanting to wear with sweaters. I bought an XS. Hands down my favorite purchase from the entire sale!

Camisole // Runs true to size. You might as well stock up in every color because these lace camis are all the rage this season and are great layering pieces. Since this is currently sold out, I found an similar one here.

Skirt // Runs true to size. I am wearing a 25. Comes in 2 colors and is the perfect addition to you wardrobe for fall. Can be worn with booties, boots, or heels!

Shirt // Runs true to size. This darling top is a great transitional piece and would be so cute with shorts now.

Jeans // Run true to size. I am wearing a size 25. If you buy just one pair of jeans from the sale, make it this pair! They are high waisted and so flattering.

Jacket // Runs true to size but I would size up if wanting to wear with sweaters. I bought an XS. Hands down my favorite purchase from the entire sale!

Long sleeve tee // Runs very big. I am wearing an XS and it is still big enough to knot and wear off the shoulder. Such a great closet staple for layering and is only $18!

Jeans // Run true to size. I am wearing a size 25. If you buy just one pair of jeans from the sale, make it this pair! They are high waisted and so flattering.

Sneakers // Run true to size. I am on a sneakers kick as of lately and these are such a steal!

Dress // Runs true to size but I would size up if you are wanting the length to be long enough for work. I am wearing a 0. This was my favorite work wear purchase!

Sneakers // Run true to size. I am on a sneakers kick as of lately and these are such a steal!

Basic tee // Runs true to size. You might as well grab this tee in every single color because they are just so easy to throw on and go. For $15 who could say no?

Cardigan // Runs true to size. I am wearing an XS. Another great cardigan choice that comes in multiple colors and is under $35!

Jeans // True to size and one of the most under rated pair of jeans of the sale! I own several pairs of jeans in this brand. It is a great budget friendly jean.

Sandals // Run a half size small. I’ve literally been wearing these all Summer long you guys! Almost daily.

Long sleeve tee // Runs very big. I am wearing an XS and it is still big enough to knot and wear off the shoulder. Such a great closet staple for layering and is only $18!

Jeans // True to size and one of the most under rated pair of jeans of the sale! I own several pairs of jeans in this brand. It is a great budget friendly jean.

1 Comment

Dresses that Rock for Work & Play

Dress: Madewell | Sneakers: Johnston & Murphy | Purse: Johnston & Murphy | Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Photography by: Banavenue

Over the years working in a corporate job, I’ve accumulated a LOT of work clothes. Something that I have come to find as of recently is that I have far too many items hanging in my closet that only serve one purpose. Either they are strictly for the office or strictly for the weekend (aka there is no justifying making it office appropriate). I don’t have a happy medium of outfits that could swing both ways which is both annoying and not efficient. The solution? I’ve started buying items that can serve more than one function. I’ve found that a pretty safe bet to know if it passes the test, is if you know it can take you from work to happy hour without having to swing by the house for an outfit change.

After going on the hunt for items that could fit both of these scenarios, I had a couple of takeaways I think anyone looking for work wear should do as well. First off, you can make almost any sleeveless, strapless or even backless dress work appropriate by throwing on a cardigan or blazer (I list a few favorites here). If you do not have at least a few staple color cardigans, you are doing it wrong! I have cream and black colored cardigans in my car at all times. You know for emergencies and what not. This way depending on my outfit, I always have a sure source of coverage or an Antarctica (because what office isn’t?) protector if need be.

Secondly, shoes can totally change the occasion of any outfit and make it more wearable. My favorite way to take a dress from work to drinks is to throw on a strappy pair of heels. Want to wear the same outfit for a more casual look? Throw on a pair of sneakers. As long as you have at least one pair each of pumps, strappy heels, sneakers and maybe a pair of flats. You are set!

Don’t forget that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is still going on and there are lots of items still in stock, including lots of work wear! The sale ends August 6th!

0 comment

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: In stock and Under $50

CLICK AN IMAGE TO SHOP THE ITEM DIRECTLY,
OR USE THE LINKS BELOW!

SHOP THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE HERE

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public with no restrictions starting at 2am CST / 1 EST / 12 PST. The sale runs through August 6th but know that items tend to sell out very quickly. I’ve already shared several items from the Nordstrom Sale that I have bought or had my eye on here, but since I have a lot of fashionistas out there on a budget, first off I wanted to share the best picks under $50.

                        WORKWEAR UNDER $50                     

                               BASICS UNDER $50                             

                            SWEATERS UNDER $50                         

                            FITNESS UNDER $50                           

                 ACCESORIES & SHOES UNDER $50             

                             BEAUTY UNDER $50                          

                      HOME DECOR UNDER $50                   

1 Comment

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Dressing Room Diaries

Hi friends! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing. Early access lasts another 3 days before the sale opens up to the entire public on July 21st. Some items have already sold out and others are starting to so I wanted to get this post up sooner rather than later so that you can get an idea of my favorite picks, sizing tips and my overall take on some of the best sale items!

I shared a first look of these outfits on my Instagram Stories but since those only last 24 hours, I wanted to give all of those that didn’t get a chance to view them, a way to shop these items. Do make sure you are following me on Instagram though to ensure you are getting sale updates first! Now without further adieu I am styling 10 everyday + 10 work wear looks! PS don’t forget that I have rounded up all of my favorite picks from the sale for each of the categories below to make your shopping easier!

Tops & Sweaters // Pants & Jeans // Outerwear // Work Wear // Athletic Wear // Shoes

EVERYDAY STYLE

Lush Side Split Tee: $15 + comes in 6 colors // Runs true to size or size up if you want to knot it.

Topshop Strappy Jumpsuit: $52 // Runs big. I am wearing a size 4 here but needed a 2.

Y-Back halter tank: $38 + comes in 2 colors // Runs big. The XS was still roomy on me.

Deconstructed off the shoulder top: $45 + comes in 2 colors // Runs very big. I would have needed the XXS.

Topshop raw hem flare jeans: $49 // Hands down my fav jeans from the sale! // Size down. I am wearing a 24.

Tie front blouse: $31 + comes in 3 colors // Runs big, I needed an XXS

Off the shoulder poplin top: $58 + comes in 3 colors // This sweater/shirt combo is so much fun! // Runs true to size.

Lace-up bell sleeve top: $45 // Great top for now and later // Runs true to size.

Sincerely Jules sweatshirt: $79 + comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size. Size up for an oversized fit.

BP lace trim cami: $22 +comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size // One of my fav purchases!!

Circle cardigan: $49 + comes in 3 colors // My top cardigan pick. SO soft you guys and I love that it is longer in the back. Runs bigs, I am wearing an XS here.

Embroidered moto jacket: $110 // Literally my NUMBER ONE favorite purchase! // Runs true to size. I am wearing an XS.

Suede skirt: $64 + comes in 2 colors // One of my favorite purchases from the sale! // Runs true to size. I sized down for a little bit of a shorter fit.


WORK WEAR

Floral Shirtdress: $59 // Would be so cute with a pair of heels nor or boots when it gets cooler! // Runs true to size although I would suggest sizing up for anyone taller than 5’3” or for added length to make appropriate for the office.

Ruffle poplin top: $45 // Runs true to size.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants: $49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Ruffle Sleeve sweater: $49 // Comes in 6 colors // Size down. I needed an XXS.

Asymmetrical jacket$98 // Black, grey and nude jackets are my favorite because they pair well with almost anything. Such a versatile and fun jacket! // Runs true to size.

J. Crew Reese Pant: $87 // Come in 3 colors and are the most comfortable work pant you could own! Have an elastic waist // Fit true to size.

Bell Sleeve blouse: $58 // Comes in 3 colors // Runs true to size.

Cashmere Drape vest: $98 // Such a good staple for any closet. Can be worn casually or to work // Comes in 4 colors // One size fits all.

Seamed back leggings: $31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Button back ruffle hem dress: $65 // Love the buttons down the back and the drop hem waist. Would be so cute with heels now or booties for the cooler weather // Runs true to size.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

One button cardigan: $104 // The price point isn’t great on this but the quality and structure is. It has a slight bell sleeve to it. // Fits true to size

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

J. Crew pleat leather mini: $95 // Worth every penny! I have a similar ones and get compliments ALL the time. // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size.

Roll Sleeve Shirt: $58 // One of my favorite work wear tops because it is extremely functional. These are usually the first type of tops that I reach for in my closet // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size. I’m wearing a PXS.

Bell sleeve top: $38 // Runs true to size.

Seamed back leggings$31 / / These are thick enough to be worn to work and would be perfect to wear with boots // Comes in petite sizing and runs true to size although I suggest sizing up for work.

Peplum shirt: $38 // My favorite top of the entire sale. Looks so cute with the sleeves rolled up as well // Comes in 3 colors // Size up.

Kick Flare Ankle Pants$49 // Come in 4 colors + they have SO much stretch! // Fit true to size. I am wearing a 00.

Jersey funnel neck top$19 // If you are going to buy one thing from the sale, let this be it. Such a good piece to have in your closet for work or play. // runs true to size but I suggest sizing up for work for a less fitted look.

Pleat midi skirt: $49 // Great price point and overall a crowd favorite! // runs true to size.

And for the grand finale…. here are my favorite work wear pieces included in the sale that are under $50!!

1 Comment

1 2 3 4