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Oh, the Nordstrom anniversary sale. My birthday usually falls around the sale each year. This year it falls after the early access day of July 12th. So….yes, I do shop the sale 😉
I first started paying attention to the sale when relatives purchased things for my daughter and I for our birthdays (we both have July 13th birthdays). Friends and family would buy my daughter back to school clothes, or Fall items and of course gift cards for me. I noticed the Uggs and North face jackets that she received at the sale lasted the whole year. So, now I stock up on these items for my family.
There have been a lot of finds each year that I will use all year round as well. Last year’s Burberry sunglasses were a splurge, but I still wear them all the time. This year’s version is linked below. Also, I love Rag and Bone jeans. They are my favorite brand and although expensive they are the only style that seem to work for my shorter frame. So I stock up during the Nordstrom anniversary style because well, I wear jeans almost every day come Fall. The prices for this brand as well as some other designers are just that good. The other item I stock up on are bras. Since having kids the Natori brand just fits me the best so I only buy new ones during this sale. I bought this style and this one (in case you’re looking).
Now, there are definitely some items on here that are a wish list for me as well. Do I want all the Tory Burch items? Yes, I would love the sandals for now and boots for later lol. There are pieces in the sale that are a good buy. For example, if you have been wanting the Tory Burch boots, now would be a good time.
I do get excited about this sale. There are some good pieces that I invest in each year to expand my wardrobe for the rest of the year. Even though it’s July, I just bought uniform shirts yesterday for my daughter, so my mind is sort of on back to school/Fall essentials.
I also linked items for now to get me through the rest of Summer in case you can’t go there yet 😉 I happened to be at the Nordstrom Sale this year during the early access because I needed a unicorn dress. Yes, my daughter is having a unicorn birthday party and I couldn’t find one anywhere else lol. I couldn’t bring myself to buy boots this year, and I also wasn’t in the market for any new shoes until I do an inventory of my current collection. So, I’m still in sandals for my try-on because it’s July 🙂
This dress made it into my shopping bag. I love the leopard print to wear now, or in the Fall with a jacket. This may be my favorite purchase from the sale. If you are short like me, it’s hard to find a dress in a perfect midi/maxi dress like this one. I’m wearing a size small, but could have gone down to a x-small in the bust, but I like a little more room in my hips 😉
I am usually an online shopper. When I went to the actual store they didn’t have what I wanted in stock in quite a few pieces. I ended up having to order the jeans I had been scoping out. However, I did try on these mid rise style of Rag and Bone. They aren’t my usual style, but I love how they stay up more with the higher rise. I sized down. Also, I would have walked right past this floral top, but if you know me I love peplums and this one would be the perfect Fall transition piece.
I wasn’t really looking for more Summer tops, but this cute high ruffle neck one can be worn tied at the waist or long. The t-shirt below is also a good staple for the rest of the year. I like how the neckline isn’t too low.
Below are my picks for the Fall fashion. A lot of these were not in the store, so I had to place an order online. Stay tuned for updates to this post. A lot of animal print, but that was predicted for Fall this year. I also love how the blush color was so prevalent and can easily transition from Summer to Fall.
I had to buy this jacket. The fit is amazing over a shirt or dress. The price is also very reasonable.
All in all I found the sale to be worth it. I purchased a few pieces to get me through Summer, but I stock up on the designer brands that I love and know I will wear all year round. I personally love buying North Faces and shoes for the family for back to school so that definitely gets me in the door before anything else.
Let me know if you have any questions and happy shopping friends!