The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially starts today at 12:30pm EST! It opens to cardholders only and will open to the public on the 19th. If you are not familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, it takes place every year where brands will put out their new fall merchandise at up to 40% off. It’s a great way to stock up on items you may need to switch out in your closet, add a new pair of booties, a great pair of jeans or see something you may have missed out on last year before they go back up to full price. Things do tend to sell out pretty early in the sale and last year we didn’t see a lot of things come back in stock. But fear not, I have heard that there’s more stock this year than in years past so hopefully we won’t see sell outs happen as quickly. That’s great news if you are waiting until the 19th to shop!
I was able to pop in the store yesterday and try on things I have had my eye on. Sadly, our Jacksonville location didn’t have a ton. I really concentrated on jeans and am sharing my top 3 picks below. I will be heading to the store again today to make final selections and then will definitely be making a purchase online because there are a few things I am sharing here that were not in my store. I really broke it down to my absolute favorite pieces from the sale. There are also a few things I did not include below that are back in stock and on sale again from last year like this super soft blanket that I absolutely love and these high waisted leggings that are always a fan favorite. Do I think you need all of these items? Absolutely not. I share everything I love here to give you an idea of things to add to your closet and also know that everyone’s needs/wants are different here.
Here are a few tips for this year’s sale:
*If you are shopping on the 12th, you must purchase with your Nordstrom card.
*Returns are super easy and shipping is always free!
*Don’t hesitate on an item if you love it because things tend to sell out pretty quickly.
*Set a budget if you need to. I’m going to be very transparent and say that I have set a budget for myself and plan to stick to it.
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Jeans are something that are high on my list this year. I picked up a pair of KUT jeans last year and loved them! I tried a few pairs on yesterday and narrowed it down to 3 – these Wit and Widsom ab-solution skinny jean, KUT high waist skinny jean and Madewell high waist button front skinny jeans were my favorite. They all had kind of the same fit expect for the Wit and Wisdom pair has a lower rise. All great options depending upon price point and type of rise.
I missed out on a drape front jacket last year so I will be picking one up this year. I tried on this suede one and this leather version and ultimately really loved how the suede version fit over the leather one. I did come across this drape collar knit blazer as a different alternative at a lower price point.
Love this cowl neck sweater and will be ordering it once the sale goes live today as my store didn’t carry it.
SHOES! I’m going to have the hardest time picking out shoes! There’s really so many good ones. The only bootie that my store has that I have my eye on is this tan pointy toe bootie but I really love the bootie I shared above. I love these sneakers and will most likely take them home and also these adorable mules!
My favorite seamless bras are back in the sale this year. I wear this one everyday and will be getting the one above this year. Also adding in a few hanky panky’s! Kind of weird to be talking undergarments but they really are the best.
The curling iron I use everyday is also included again in the sale.
Lastly products! I am a total hair girl that loves really good hair products. Both this moroccan oil jumbo set and oribe gold luxe set are probably the best 2 I could find with really good products. Also this Trish McEvoy set has the eye base I use daily and I love the products in this Laura Mercier set.
That’s all for the early roundup of picks! I will be sharing what I actually take home in stories today and will be sharing another post here closer to the 19th when the sale opens to the public. Hope you all have a wonderful Friday!