Happyyyyyy, happyyyyy Fridayyyyyyy!!! I hope you’re having a beautiful day so far! Can you tell I am REALLY excited?!? I already had the chance to review the Nordstrom anniversary sale preview and felt compelled to share my favorite finds! Eeekkkkk – I can hardly wait to shop! (This girl is really craving fall weather!)
But first – why is this a big deal? And who cares?
The Nordstrom Anniversary sale consists of top brands such as Topshop, Madewell, Nike, Leith, and many more. It is an opportunity for enthusiastic fall/winter shoppers to shop at major discounts from top brands. Not to mention, the sale also includes home and beauty. This year, the preview, which is TODAY, is available to everyone. How sweet, right?!? The sale begins next month and if you have an active Nordstrom credit card account, you get early access. (If you have a particular member status though, you get even earlier access to the sale.) Below are the shop dates for the anniversary sale based on where you stand:
- Icons: August 4 – 18
- Ambassadors: August 7 – 18
- Influencers: August 10 – 18
- Insiders: August 13 – 18
- Everyone: August 19 – 30
So if you want to shop at least one week ahead of everyone else, the least you could do is open a credit card account. By opening a credit card account, you will automatically become an insider and will be able to shop the anniversary sale on August 13th. Prices will go up on August 31st.
I browsed the women’s booties, boots, tops, sweaters, coats, and athleisure wear. I also looked at the home and beauty stuff. I must admit, I recognized a lot of the merchandise so not all of the items are necessarily new to Nordstrom. In fact, I noticed a few items that were also included in last year’s anniversary sale. Nordstrom plans to add items daily so I will be updating the below categories as I spot items I love! Below are my top picks so far!
I was not in the market for dresses, but when I spotted this dress on the rack, I knew I had to have it. I loved it so much, I bought it in two colors: black and olive! Fits so well, I can definitely see myself styling it with faux leather leggings on a cold winter day with my black studded booties. I would even wear it on a night out in the town with black heels. Who doesn’t love versatility?!?
I am keeping my eye on the black one to be very specific. I chose the second one because I love the color too! The second option comes in two additional colors – black with gold details and golden yellow. Very pretty! Also, if my first option is sold out, I think it’s a good idea to have a backup 😉 Ever since I lost my hot pink raincoat, I’ve been on the hunt for a new one. And since I live in Houston, and it’s always raining here, a gal needs her raincoat.
The first one is definitely added to my favorites. I would love a good baby pink crop top sweater with balloon sleeves. The second one is a cashmere sweater, and as much as I want to buy it, I will have to wait and see what ends up being in my cart. I don’t think I’ve ever owned a cashmere sweater and I really love the double thin lines on this one and the fit. It doesn’t appear baggy at all, and I find value in purchasing something like this because I would keep it for years. I selected only those I am considering purchasing too.
Here’s to hoping they add more workwear tops and blazers. These two tops are so #profresh signature items. If you love those bowtie tops I wear, highly recommend these two! Also, I’ve been on the hunt for a good boyfriend blazer. I like this one but we will see if more options become available.
Casual and Athleisure Wear
I mean….I cannot say enough about these picks. I love them all. I love pink, I’ve been wanting to add more pink to my workout clothes selection. I love the black faux leather leggings, which by the way I plan to wear with casual or dressy tops/sweaters. They’re going to look so good with the booties I picked too! I even found biker shorts I actually like…yep…I went there. I also found a Topshop faux leather jacket I think you’ll love. I already have one so I don’t plan to purchase another one. I am adding it because it will be under $45 and it’s cute!
I don’t think Jose will ever buy this…but I need them all. So if anyone knows me, I am a shoe girl. I. LOVE. SHOES. This year, for fall, all I want is these booties. And PSLs.
Beauty and Hair
If you have been on edge about trying new products, this is actually a great time to purchase some of those items. I linked two bundles I personally use and love – Mario Badescu and Sugar lip stuff. The drying lotion is something I use to this day and works on speeding up the pimple process. It helps by drying them out quicker. And the Sugar lip balm normally costs $24 alone – and this bundle includes the full-size plus more. Good deal, if you ask me! A friend of mine recommended the Living Proof shampoo and conditioner before so this may the time to try them! And finally, Ouai is a brand I’ve always wanted to try but haven’t gotten around to it. There are so many other brands to choose from, you can click here to view those products. I just linked those I use and/or plan to purchase 😉
These two watches are to die! I love a good watch. I actually have three watches I never wear because the batteries are dead – and I am too lazy to get them replaced. Back to the watches above though, for this particular brand, I think these prices are really good. Also, if you are looking for hats, I really love this one! As some of you know, I actually purchase my fall/winter hats at Target, however, I have yet to see one like the one above with the satin ribbon detail. Plus, it’s my favorite color!
The fur white blanket resembles the ones I keep in my living room. They will be listed for a good price so I figured to link them. They’re a few more dollars than the ones I keep in my living room so if you really want the ones I have, you can shop here. I also linked a few home stuff I love. They make great gifts for newlyweds or housewarming gifts.
Other Random Cool Stuff
I have never purchased any of these things but I found them to be cool and handy! I think they could make really good gifts too. I am considering purchasing the self watering indoor garden system. We were recently talking about growing cilantro, basil, mint, and a few other things we regularly cook with soooooo why not?!? Plus, we don’t have a backyard so this is really convenient for those living in small spaces or people without a backyard. And that little blue case you see, it’s actually for kids, LOL! I thought this was the coolest thing ever, I’ve never seen one before so I figured, “Eh, why not include it?!?” This will come in handy when people with kids begin to travel again in the future. It is a suitcase that transforms into a bed or leg rest. They can even ride on the darn thing as you rush through the airport. But for real, I want the adult version of this. I would love this for myself, LOL! Can you imagine Jose dragging me along as I comfortably sit on my case? Because I sure can – hahahaha!
Well, that’s a wrap for today! Like I said, I’ll be updating my picks as I see more stuff that I love. Until then, if you are considering shopping on the big day, mark your calendar now and start adding things to your wish list!
As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or shoot me a DM on IG. Happy Nordstrom Anniversary sale shopping!