Hi ya’ll! I apologize in advance if you hate the coveted #NSale aka Nordstrom’s biggest sale of the year, their Anniversary Sale! It really is a wonderful sale, but totally get it if the idea of purchasing sweaters and jeans in the middle of the 90 degree heat makes you nauseas! I personally get all tingling and excited inside, but to each their own! 😝
If you have no idea what I’m talking about, want a refresher, or just really love the sale – I wanted to give you all the deets before it starts!
What is it?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts July 13th for cardholders only, referred to as “early access.” The great thing about accessing the sale early is that everything is in stock. I rarely have found items out of stock before the end of the first week. Since I don’t have a Nordstrom close by, I usually order online and if I order on the first day will usually have my items before the sale opens to the public on July 21st.
Why this huge sale? Nordstrom essentially offers a preview to fall fashion and offers deep discounts to premium denim, sweaters, coats, and boots.
- Designers work exclusively with Nordstrom to provide items only made for this sale. For example, Nike usually releases certain colors of their Free TR training shoe in specific colors only Nordstrom will release. With these types of items, the early bird gets the worm!
- If you live somewhere cold, no doubt you are familiar with the expense of refreshing your closet every year with the latest boots and coats, which can be costly! For me personally I steer away from coats because I live in southwest FL, but I remember all those cold winter days back in the midwest! ….But the booties? Gimme all the booties! The #NSale offers great discounts on otherwise expensive items. And you’ll be ready to go by fall!
- There are also discounts on items completely unrelated to winter. I always pick up a couple pairs of flats for work, tees, denim, bags, etc. that you can use year-round!
- Are there any? 😝
- Ok, yes… in the blogger world, there are! So many bloggers push the sale, and however great and fun it is, don’t purchase every item you see unless you really love it and can afford it. The sale is a great time to stock up on items you can really see using in your closet for a long time. I’ve personally fallen prey to seeing items on other blogs, thinking how much I love the item, purchasing it, and to this day the item has been sold or donated because it wasn’t my style. Things I know about myself that I’m going to really take into consideration this year? I’m short – so no buying 30″ long tunics!, Florida doesn’t see snow – so limit myself on the number of warm cardigans (I might allow myself one……….. ok maybe two 🙂 ) , if I keep a pair of heeled anything – it better darn well be comfortable!, and just because it’s cheap doesn’t mean it’s great (example: Nordstrom BP brand… sometimes great, sometimes not).
My goal this year
Since we will not be moved into our new house during the sale, I’m going to try really hard to provide as much detail about items I order that I truly feel are a good buy! Last year I purchased several booties that I loved and a pair of AG jeans that everyone raved about – including myself! – and I want to make sure I pass that love along via blog posts and flatlays pictures.
Tomorrow I hope to get up links and pictures to all of my favorite items and what I purchased online — and then later provide a review when they come in the mail! Hopefully just in time for the sale to go public on July 21st. 🙂
I hope this post was helpful!! I wanted to keep it shorter-ish and to the point (mostly – ha!). Thanks for reading and I’ll keep you all up to date as I get a chance!
Happy Shopping! 😁