What I Buy From the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m sure you’ve heard that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts today for card members! For the first week the sale is only open to card members to shop, but come July 20th the sale is open to the public through August 5! This is one of those “can’t miss” sales because Nordstrom offers discounts on new items for fall! This is the time I always like to stock up on closet basics, so today I thought I would share some of the items I typically buy from the Anniversary Sale!

If you saw my IG story yesterday, someone asked if I would be covering the Nordstrom sale. My answer was a bit two-fold because while the sale is great, it’s not something that I will be promoting non-stop for the next month. I have taken a “less is more” approach with the sale (heck last year I was out of the country with no WiFi!) and that feels ok to me. I never want anyone to come to my blog or instagram and feel pressured to buy something just because it’s on sale or to spend outside their means. It’s not something that I myself will be doing and it’s not something that I encourage. I will have a few posts up in regards to the Nordstrom sale, but for the most part my content will remain the same- a mix of lifestyle and style posts. I hope you enjoy!

So, if you’ve ever shopped this sale, you know it can be a bit overwhelming. There are SO many items and I kind of feel like it’s a race to make sure you get what you want before it sells out. I tend to steer clear of the more trendy items and focus on what I need in my closet for the coming season. I try to take an inventory of sorts to see what I need before the sale gets here so I’m prepared and not just adding random stuff to my cart. Ok, let’s get started!OUTWEAR | I always make sure to grab any outerwear that I may need for the upcoming seasons, whether it’s a new denim jacket or a heavy coat. I always love the BlankNYC Moto jacket and Barbour.

SNEAKERS | The Anniversary sale is the perfect time to grab a new pair of sneakers because there are so many great brands on sale- form Adidas to Nike and everything in between! HANDBAGS | If you’ve been eyeing a new bag, now is your time to make it yours! There are always incredible deals on handbags- everything from BP to designer like Tory Burch!

SHOES | I ALWAYS end up falling in love with so many pairs of shoes! I love a good pair of flats (my favorites are always by Sam Edelman) and I can’t say no to a cute pair of booties!

JEANS | I am a tried and true jeans girl, so I always love stocking up on a few pair of jeans during the sale! A few of my favorite brands that are always on sale are AG jeans, BlankNYC jeans, STS blue, and Free People!

ACTIVEWEAR | There are always so many great deals on activewear! Zella & Beyond Yoga are a few of my favorite brands of workout gear, so I always check what deals they have for sports bras, leggings & tops!

BEAUTY | I’m a bit of a beauty junkie, so I always like seeing what incredible deals they have for beauty products! You can’t go wrong with the gift sets, candles, and hair products (like my favorite hair dryer, straightener & curling iron!)

HAPPY SHOPPING! WHAT ARE Y’ALL SHOPPING FOR DURING THE SALE?!
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    Olga

    I love your approach! Quality > quantity. I definitely want to snag some good pairs of jeans and boots this year!

    Olga
    http://www.littlethingsolga.com

    Candice Stevens

    What brand are the booties in your photo? love them and love your approach to this sale!

    Jennifer Rogers

    Love all these photos!! Makes me so excited for Fall! I wish I had that moto jacket like yours… maybe I need to snag the one from this year?! 😉

    xoxo, Jenn

    Joanie

    Love this approach! Thanks for sharing!

    @emilynwilkinson