Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Wear Now & Later

The first day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for 2017 is here! If you are a Nordstrom cardholder, you are able to shop the sale early. If you do not have a Nordstrom card, the sale will open up to the rest of the public on July 21st, just one short week away!

I stayed up all night to find what I think to be the best deals out there so far. While the majority of the sale is geared towards Fall/Winter items, I successfully found several items that you can actually wear right now (Southerners- I got you!). I am headed into Nordstrom later this morning to try on items from the sale and share how everything fits and my honest review about each item. I will post about this on the blog over the next couple of days, but get a first look by following me on Instagram! Remember these items WILL sell out fast!


Although most items are geared towards the cooler weather, I was still able to find a pretty large selection of swim suits, tank tops and dresses! See more of my “wear it now” picks below!

My favorite items to shop, especially during early access, are jeans, boots, designer purses, and coats! See more of my “wear it later” picks below!

I will be covering the Nordstrom Sale lots over the next 3 weeks so make sure to bookmark IACTM as Nordstrom will add new items to the sale each day! I’ve gone ahead and added a NSALE 2017 tab to the top of the blog with a drop down menu to categorize all of my favorite sale items. This is where you will find the most up to date items as I will also be updating this every day. Happy shopping friends 🙂

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017


What’s so special about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

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 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.

When does the sale start?

July 13th– early access starts

July 21st– sale opens to the public

August 6th– last day to shop the sale

How do I get early access?

Only Nordstrom cardholders will gain access on July 13th- 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 opens. It happens every year. If you aren’t a fan of yet another credit card, Nordstrom also offers a debit card that you can hook up directly to your checking account. In fact you don’t even have to shop the early access sale with it, you just have to own it. You must apply for a card before July 9th in order to gain access. Apply here.

How to Shop it

I am not always a fan of online shopping, but when it comes to Nordstrom, they are one retailer that I always shop online verses going into the store. They offer free shipping and free returns so I don’t have to worry about things not working out. They also offer in store pick up if you want to bypass the sale crowds or curbside pickup! When it comes to this particular sale, each Nordstrom location will have items individual to that location whereas online will have thousands of the newest stock in more available sizing.

What to Shop For

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.

How does IACTM cover the sale?

I will be shopping the sale in real time and will update you here and social media with all of the best items including those that I think will sell out super fast. To get an idea of how I will be covering the best items from the sale on my blog, check out last year’s sale round ups here. Make sure to follow along on my Instagram as well as I will be sharing sizing guides, favorite items, styling tips and giveaways!

This page is where I’ll be updating all my sale posts for you to browse as well as my giveaways, favorite picks and sale tricks. If you want to peruse a bit early check out the catalog here!

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Best 4th of July Sales

Top: Goodnight Macaroon | Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Bag: Gigi NY | Sunglasses: Nordstrom

Photography by: Banavenue

In honor of wanting to spend a little extra time with friends, family and booze, I’ll keep this sale post short and sweet! I’ve rounded up what I consider to be some of the best deals on the internet below. Keep in mind that the majority of these end when the clock strikes midnight on the 4th!

Ann Taylor // Get 50% off everything during the Oh So Summer Sale {USE CODE JUSTBEACHY}

ASOS // Up to 70% off

Anthropologie // 30% off sale items

Banana Republic // 40% off regular priced items {USE CODE BRNEW}

Bauble Bar // Up to 75% off

Chicwish // Extra 10% off {USE CODE JUL10}

Express // 50% off tees, shorts, dresses, and more

Francesca’s // Up to 70% off sale items

H&M // Summer Sale is up to 70% off + save big with 4th of July $4 deals {USE CODE EXTRA40}

LOFT // extra 60% off all sale styles

Old Navy // Up to 60% off

Tory Burch // Additional 30% off sale items {USE CODE EXTRA30}

Urban Outfitters // 30% off ALL sale items

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Shop my looks with

Romper: Charming Charlie | Phone Case: Skinit | Laptop Skin: Skinit (discount code below)

It’s been awhile since I have done a post like this and since there are so many new faces around here lately, I thought I’d reintroduce for those of you who are thinking to yourself “like to what”?? is a popular service that allows you to shop any of my Instagram outfits. Once you are signed up, you are all set to get outfit details from not only me, but any other blogger or influencer that uses this service as well. While my blog houses tons of outfits, Instagram is where I usually share things first. A lot of times items will sell out before I am able to get them on the blog so I try to at least get it on Instagram before that can happen. Plus, Instagram is where I share my daily outfits so you can get a better idea of my “normal attire”. So if you haven’t already heard the hype about this service, I’m telling y’all it really is the best thing since sliced bread 🙂 Prepare your wallets though!


  1. Sign up here. Don’t worry, all you have to give is your Instagram handle and email! Easy peazy!
  2. Download the app from the app store.
  3. Go to my Instagram and simply like or screenshot any picture that you want outfit details for.
  4. Open up your app where you will see every picture that you have ever liked/screenshotted all in ONE place! If you click into each picture, it will list out all of the outfit details. At this point you can click on the item you are interested in and purchase directly from there!

For those of you that do not have an Instagram or do not wish to use, I now also have a “Shop my Instagram” page directly on the blog. This allows you to shop any of my Instagram pictures without being signed up for I list all of the outfit details for you and make it super easy to shop all of the items from your computer or phone! Even if you aren’t wanting to spend money on new clothes, this page is great to go to when you are needing outfit inspiration for your own closet. Remember that I am always one message away if you need help with outfit ideas or have any questions about sizing (or anything else!).

Laptop skin and phone case are both from Skinit. Use code CHIC20 to get 20% off of your order!

Photography by: Banavenue

*This post is in partnership with Skinit. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.*

2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!
I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers
to give YOU a chance to win:
a $1,000 Nordstrom Gift Card, just in time for the Anniversary Sale!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.
You’ll receive one entry per completion.
This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 7/3.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

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4th of July

Dress: Shein ($16) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Purse: Gigi NY | Earrings: Genie Mack

Photography by: Banavenue

We are a little over a week away from the 4th of July and all of the festivities that come along with it! If you aren’t decked out in red, white and blue, then you are not celebrating correctly my friends 🙂 I love stocking up on festive, American attire for several reasons. Besides the fact that it proves you are patriotic AF, there are so many holidays and occasions that warrant wearing your favorite American colors. Let’s not forget that being from Texas means these colors are pretty much an everyday staple. If you are still looking for the perfect festive attire, check out some of my favorites below! Simply click on any of the images to shop the item!


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