You guys…I did it. I shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you follow a bunch of bloggers, right about now you’re probably regretting that very decision, rolling eyes + swearing off social media for a hot sec until this sale passes since everyone and their mom is talking about it. But here’s the thing…everyone is talking about it for good reason. This was my first time shopping the sale, so I feel like I’m especially equipped to give it to ya straight (per usual) as a bargain-loving shopaholic.
First thing’s first: To get Early Access to this sale (Early access is now for a week, and it opens to the public on 7/21), you need a Nordstrom card. But it’s super simple – I literally got mine last night at 7:30 pm and was instantly approved. As soon as you do that, the pearly gates to Early Access open wide. Get a card here.
Next, it’s not like most sales. It’s all FALL stuff that just launched, launching AT sale price. You’ll see under every price tag while shopping what the price will go to after the sale is over, so the savings proof is in the pudding.
I woke up at 3 am to shop it as soon as Early Access launched.
I woke up at 3 am to go shopping. What.
But I’m glad I did – #DIBS. The Sale will restock + add new items all throughout its duration, but I wanted to give y’all a best-of-the-best sorta feature to highlight the BEST buys I found in my delusional digging through 40+ pages of merchandise. 😉 I bought a TON of the below myself, so obvi I lovelovelove it, and if I didn’t buy it, it was only cos I wasn’t in the market for the item type right now – but would absolutely have scooped it up if I was. You can click each item on the image here and shop it directly!
(CLICK TO SHOP!)
If ya click on individual images above, it’ll take ya right to the product page – so long as you have early access to see the merchandise! 😉 Otherwise, you can bookmark the page for when public sale starts + cross your fingers that it’s still in stock.
While scouring through pages and pages of goodies, there are a few obvious themes as to best categories on sale.
If you’ve been on the market for a good pair o’ jeans, your time has come. Price points range from under $50 to under $200 on denim that’s otherwise $100-350, so you can really score on good quality jeans that’ll make ya look + feel like a million bucks. I have these in my shopping cart and these jeggings (under $32!) too, and I’ve heard *rave reviews* about these!
CARDIGANS + SWEATERS
I’m most excited about the cute cardis + sweaters in this sale – so much so that I think I bought 5. #whoops. There are quite a few affordable, must-have options that will undoubtedly sell out (like this one, which was the very first thing I bought from the sale!), and a few that you should probably just get in each color while you’re at it. 😉 I snagged this cardigan in burgundy and this one in the gorgeous green so far, too!
Look out for cashmere – a ton of cashmere is included, so it’s the perfect time to pick up a really amazing quality sweater for fall + winter wear.
Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Rebecca Minkoff – oh my! Totally gorgeous work bags can be scooped up now, perfect for all my working chicas. And since the Hallmark Channel is already counting down, I can, too: Also makes for a great Christmas gift, jusssayin’… 😉
A GORGEOUS TRENCH/COAT
If you’re on the hunt for a new trench coat for fall or heavy winter coat, these deals are better than Black Friday. How gorgeous is this cobalt blue coat?!? *all the heart eyes*
BOOTS + BOOTIES
The best of the best boots + booties just about always sell out fast when it comes to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I’ve heard, since they’re really friggin’ good prices. You can grab gorgeous over-the-knee boots for under $90, Tory Burch riding boots for $200 off (!!!), or – the most expensive – Stuart Weitzman stunners at half price.
Another insanely popular pick for the sale – now’s the time to grab an edgy moto jacket for the upcoming season. Perfect for edging up an otherwise girly-girl outfit (my fave combination: girly-edgy!) or throwing on for a night out as soon as it starts becoming brisker.
Other quickies to highlight – this is legit the best price on a Clarisonic that I’ve ever seen. I have two – the Mia and the Mia Fit 2 for travel – and I couldn’t live without ’em…they really make a HUGE difference on yo’ face! Kate Spade watches are also majorly on sale, and I’m in lovelovelove with this one. This is the perfect sweatshirt to celebrate #NationalFryDay in (which is apparently today????), and this tee is my life motto.
Make sure you’ve entered to win $1,000 to shop the sale…whether you’re shopping Early Access or Public Sale on the 21st, an extra $1K never hurt nobody. 😉
Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
If so, Early or Public Access? V IMPORTANT Q: What kinds of content will be most helpful/useful/valuable for y’all around the sale?
- Dressing room try-on session of pieces?
- A post featuring everything I have bought/am still buying?
- The best pieces organized by price point?
Let me know. #1 priority over here is making sure things are as streamlined + helpful for YOU, so let me know wouldja?
Happy Thursday + Happy Shopping…TREAT YO’SELF. 🙂