Happy Anniversary Sale, my friends! I know, it really snuck up on me this year, too. I swung by the store last night and got a first look at shoes, bags, beauty, accessories, home, and some activewear. (Level 4 cardholders had the chance to shop early yesterday, but I’m only a Level 3 this year. Good news for my budget, bad news for getting my sale coverage live as early as I can!) I’m headed to the store bright and early this morning to do a full dressing room try-on session like I did last year! (Remember this post?!) So be on the lookout for that — it should be up on the blog by this afternoon! Let me know if there’s anything in specific you want me to try on in store and report back. I’ll also be sharing thing on Instagram Stories and maybe even doing a Live… Stay tuned.
New to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? You might be wondering wtf I’m talking about… Read this post! It’s my favorite sale to shop each year (it happens every July!) because it’s new-for-fall merchandise priced 30-40% off.
Nordstrom cardholders are able to shop the Anniversary Sale a week before it opens to the public! Early Access kicks off today (July 12th) and runs through July 19th. The sale opens up to everyone on July 20th!
Okay… Are you ready for a first look? Here are all of my favorites that didn’t require a try-on… Let’s do it!
Beauty might have been my favorite section from what I saw on the first floor in the store! So, so many great deals.
You know I’m *obsessed* with this setting spray. I’ve turned literally everyone I know onto it! (Or at least everyone I’ve used it around…) You can spray it on over your makeup and it actually sets your makeup, but is also great for reapplying SPF on the go. I love how this set comes with a full size and a travel size. Normally the full size is $28, so you’re getting the travel size for free. Why not!
The setting powders are on sale, too, and they come with refills!
Another few products I love! I adore the Wonder Glow (I mix it with my foundation or wear it on it’s own if I’m not wearing foundation) and her Magic Cream and Night Cream are cult favorites. Great way to try them out if you haven’t! (It’s not on sale, but her Magic Eye Rescue is my jam.)
Two of my favorite Kiehl’s products! (I have too many to count…) This line-reducing concentrate has been in my arsenal for years, and you can’t beat the Ultra Facial Cream. It’s a great replenishing, everyday moisturizer.
NARS Endless Summer Collection
I have this exact set in my toiletry kit as we speak. I’ve bought it and re-bought it and re-bought it for trips a million times. I love the texturizing spray (I use it on my clean hair before I curl it!) and the shampoo and conditioner feel super luxe.
I’ve been wanting to try this Don’t Blow It Spray for ages! I *adore* the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer and the Surf Spray is a cult favorite for summer. The best part about all of these value sets is getting to try new products!
The Diptyque candles in the set are much smaller than the ones pictured here, but they are great for travel! A little slice of home away from home.
I’ve yet to meet a Ouai product I didn’t like! I haven’t tried any of these three so this set is on my wish list.
sneakers, boots, and more!
There are a handful of shoes that are on my wish list now, too!
I have a pair of Adidas Flashbacks and I’m obsessed with them. I don’t workout in them, but they’re so cute for running errands, going on walks, and going to-and-from workout classes.
Call me crazy, but I’m totally lusting over these athletic-inspired red sock booties! The heel isn’t too tall, and I just think they’re so fun. Pair them with a skirt or with a pair of straight-leg jeans! Plus, they’re super affordable (under $100!) so it’s okay if you don’t wear them every other day.
UGG Sneakers (Available in black, white, and olive green!)
I think these are the *ultimate* European summer vacation shoe! The look perfect for all of the walking around, they’re cute enough to go with your skirts and dresses, and the perforation makes for great ventilation on hot summer days. Check, check, check!
Calling all Illini fans! (Or Bears fans!) How freaking cute are these orange & blue Sperry boots?! Obsessed. (There’s a cream and pink colorway that’s adorable, too.)
You can’t go wrong with nude and blush-toned ankle booties, especially when they’re of the sock variety!
These glitter high tops remind me so much of the pair that I have that I’m in love with and wear constantly… Check them out in this post! (But these cost way less!)
Can’t beat a classic! There will be perfect come fall.
How sick are these Vans?! (The neutral pair is my favorite!) I have been wanting a pair of Vans lately, I think they might be the new Stan Smiths.
active, pj’s, & lingerie
This was another favorite section! So many cute PJ sets (maybe I was just drawn to those because I’m in desperate need…) and some great workout pieces, too.
Zella Teddy Coat | $58.90
I gasped when I saw this one, I can’t wait to scoop it up today! Its so cute for headed to-and-from workout classes. I always get so bummed when it gets chilly enough that I need to wear a jacket after sweating, instead of walking home in a tank top. This jacket might just make that transition easier!
Rails PJ Sets | $98.90
If you’ve ever had a Rails top, you know how soft their material is! These plant shorts and tee sets (And the strawberry print, too!) and too cute. I need to get a pair, or two.
I used to work out in crappy socks and not think twice, but ever since the whole ankle situation last year, I’m much more discerning when it comes to anything with my legs and feet. I love these Adidas athletic socks, especially the no-show pairs for wearing with my regular (non-workout) sneakers. They stay in place so much better!
These are also great for everyday wear with cute sneakers! They stay in place sooo much better than any sort of “liner” situation I’ve tried before.
Zella Sports Bra | $31.90
How freaking cute is this sports bra?! I never workout in just a bra, but I still appreciate having a cute one!
Adidas Hoodie | $47.90
I am *obsessed* with this hoodie! It’s slightly cropped and would look super cute with a pair of high-waisted leggings. I’m all about that athleisure wear for errands, weekends, and, of course, going to-and-from workout classes and the gym.
I need a pair of these jogger pants immediately! I love the star print. Somehow all of my cute sweatpants have made their way to my friends’ homes so it’s about time I get some new pairs and cut people off from borrowing them if they sleepover. 😂
Patagonia Nano-Puff Jacket | $148.90
This lightweight jacket is perfect for so many different things! I have this black one and it’s great for travel because it folds up so nicely… I also have it in my “ski bin” for an extra layer when on the slopes. Of course, you can wear it to-and-from the gym when it gets chillier, too! It comes in 5 colors.
It’s the perfect time to stock up!
Ray-Ban 53mm Sunglasses | $135.90
Kate Spade Initial Necklaces | $31.90
These are great for gifts! Comes in both gold and silver.
J.Crew Raffia Earrings | $42.90
These earrings are too cute and come in a few colors!
Halogen Cashmere Cardigan | $199.90
The Nordstrom sale is the perfect time to score some cashmere pieces for fall and winter! I’m obsessed with this long cardigan and the scarves are great, too.