Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Twas the Night Before The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Set your alarm clocks because the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale goes live TONIGHT for all cardholders. PSA: it is not too late to get approved for a Nordstrom credit card here

12 pm PST // 2 am CST // 3 am PST

There is only one sale of the year that could pull me out of a deep slumber to shop. But let’s be honest it won’t even be a deep slumber because I will hardly sleep! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is literally like Christmas morning minus the part you are the one playing Santa Claus and using real money instead of make believe North Pole money. Nonetheless, it it completely worth it. In fact, the past two years I’ve taken off work the first day of the sale so that I could wake up and shop it! Crazy lady status I know.

TIPS TO GET THE GOOD STUFF

  • Set your alarm! The good stuff will go fast, so if you are dedicated to scoring the best of the best, you will want to wake up early and head to itsallchictome.com where I will have the low down on the best items from the sale. I’ve already gotten a sneak peak at everything that will be included so all I have to do is link everything up when the sale goes live.
  • Make a list– If you’ve already perused the Nordstrom Catalog and know of exact items you want to snag. Write down the exact item name so you can search it when the sale goes live. If not, make a general list. This is mine: Tory Burch work appropriate purse, jeans, sweater, basic tees, and Marc Fisher boots.
  • Filter by category and specific brands that you know and love! Being an avid Nordstrom shopper I know which are popular, budget friendly brands and items that WILL sell out first. See below for my suggestions.
  • Check out my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale drop down menu items (located at the top of my blog). I will add to these right at 2 am CST when the sale goes live will all of the best items and items I expect to sell out first.

POPULAR BRANDS AND PRODUCTS

WOMEN’S CLOTHES:

WOMEN’S SHOES:

BAGS/ACCESSORIES:

If you have anymore questions before or during the sale, please do not hesitate to email me at itsallchictomeblog@gmail.com or send me a message on Instagram! I am happy to answer your questions or send you any links that you might. Good luck friends and may the sale God’s be ever in your favor 😉

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12 Days of NSALE Giveaways

12 Days of NSale Giveaways

I’ve been planning and plotting a BIG surprise for you ladies! As many of you know and love, I do 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways every year in December leading up to Christmas. The prizes have gotten bigger and better every single year! You can check out 2017’s awesome prizes here. I’ve been told by quite a few of you that these giveaways truly are the most wonderful time of the year and it’s always so much fun for me to be able to give back to you ladies for your continuous support and encouragement. Well drumroll please… I’d like to introduce 12 Days of NSALE Giveaways! Since the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is literally like Christmas in July, Santa Shelbi is back in action!

12 Days of Nsale Giveaways

The giveaways start TODAY and will run through next Friday, the 20th! A new giveaway is announced every single day between July 9th and 20th on Instagram stories and the blog here. Each giveaway will only run for 24 hours so a new winner is announced every day!

Half of the prizes will be Nordstrom gift cards: $25, $50, $100 and up plus there will be multiple winners some of the days! These giveaways are meant to help you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because it is truly Christmas in July y’all! The other half of the giveaways will be fun surprises and boy do we have some BIG ones. The average dollar value for majority of these prizes are $200+.

12 Days of Nsale Giveaways

Unlike 12 Days of Christmas Giveaways, the NSALE giveaways will be strictly announced on Instagram stories and not on my Instagram feed. Why? Because I want to specifically give back to my followers that interact with and support me on a daily basis! You are the real MVPs! That being said, you will want to make sure that you are checking my Instagram each day to find out what I am giving away and how to enter.

To enter, every day will be a little different but will always be thoroughly explained in my stories. For 6 of the days I am strictly giving away something on my own. For these days, all you have to do is post the story template that I give you ladies to your Instagram stories and tag me. You can find the story template of the day on my Instagram stories and on the blog here.

For the remaining 6 days, I will be partnering with some of my favorite blogger babes! All you will have to do on these days is follow myself and the blogger(s) that I pair up with. Disclaimer: each giveaway will NEVER be more than 3 girls- super easy and hopefully you will find some other accounts that you enjoy following! Plus, chances are you already follow most of them because I’ve shared all of them before with you ladies. I have only partnered up with bloggers that I genuinely call friends and enjoy following.

I’m giving you ladies so many way to gain extra entries! Each time you do one of these, it’s an additional entry!!

1. Follow me and anyone I partner up with in the Liketoknow.it app. See below for instructions.

2. Share any image to your Instagram or Instagram Stories of what you are buying from the Nordstrom sale and tag me! Can be an image of me, you or a screenshot of your order.

3. Like/Comment on my Instagram pictures

12 Days of Nsale Giveaways

Each giveaway will only run for 24 hours and will be announced on my blog here. Just click “giveaways”. I suggest bookmarking this tab so that you have quick access to all things Nordstrom Sale, including the giveaways and winners!

Now it’s time for Santa Shelbi to get back to the workshop so without further adieu…

HO HO HO & MERRY [HALF] CHRISTMAS!

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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

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MY FAVORITE ITEMS FROM YEARS PAST

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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 🙂

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#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.

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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!

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