Go ahead and put a meeting on your calendar this morning. We’ve got a lot of things to discuss and you’re going to need some time to yourself after we’re done…
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is here, you guys!! Well, almost… “Early Access” starts today (7/9) and the sale opens up to everyone on July 17th. But let’s back up, shall we?
Why: Compared to end of the season mark-downs, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the complete opposite. Every item in the Anniversary Sale is BRAND NEW. It’s all new-for-fall merchandise that’s discounted first, before prices go back up to regular price. New Arrivals going on sale. Crazy, right? It’s the best time to shop for your fall wardrobe! However, since it’s such an amazing sale — THINGS GO FAST! You have to be on your A-Game to score the best pieces. Many items sell out during Anniversary before they ever go full-price!
When: Early Access is July 9-16, but he sale is open to everyone July 17 through August 2nd. Prices go back up to regular price on August 3rd!
Where: Typically, Early Access used to only be available to Nordstrom Card Holders in store only. And if you’ve ever shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale in person, it can be a total zoo! (Think: Black Friday.) However, you can now SHOP EARLY ACCESS ONLINE! This is huge, people.
Who: Alright, here’s the catch.. Kind of. Early Access is reserved for Nordstrom Card holders only. If you’re anything like me, you’re anti-store-credit-cards. (It’s always a resounding NO when an employee asks me if I want to save 15% for opening a credit card.) However, did you know Nordstrom has a DEBIT CARD? My guess would be no, as the store employees generally try to push the Credit Cards first. (I would know, I used to work there.) The Nordstrom Debit is simply a card that’s directly linked to your bank account. Looks like a credit card, but the money is debited from your account, just as it would be if you were using your debit card from your bank. It doesn’t affect your credit score at all, as there is no line of credit being issued to you. The best part? You earn the exact same amount of points that Credit Card holders do, and you get all of the same benefits and perks, too. It’s seriously a no-brainer!! If you’re using your regular debit card in store, just link up to the Nordstrom Debit to start earning those Nordstrom Notes. I’ve had the Debit Card since 2011 and I love it!
Another Why: (More like a Why Not..) With the credit or debit card, you get Early Access to the Anniversary Sale (July 9-16th) and you earn double points on all of those Early Access purchases this week. You also get double points on all Nordstrom purchases during the first two days that the sale is open to the public, July 17th-19th. I guess I should explain the points.. Typically, you earn 2 points for every dollar you spend at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, and Hautelook. For every 2,000 points, you earn a $20 Nordstrom Note, which is just like Nordstrom cash. So if you’re earning double points, you get a $20 Nordstrom Note for every $500 you spend. (Random Side Note: There are even Triple Points days and a Ten Point Day around the holidays!) I’m sure Nordstrom themselves can explain the Nordstrom Rewards system better than I can, so if you’re interested just check out the website!
Here are some of the top items on my Wish List… Everything is at least 33% off!
This lace romper is fabulous. Obsessed with the shade of green! Can’t you just picture it with a pair of black tights and ankle-strap pumps this fall?
The Anniversary Sale was made for stocking up on Hanky Pankys!
20% off select Clarisonics!
The beauty department is always worth peeking at during the sale, too! There’s always a ton of value sets put together exclusively for the sale, as well as gifts with purchases.
I’ve been dying for a pair of Rag & Bone skinny pants for a few seasons now.
You can beat the price of this cream-colored skirt for fall!
A DVF wrap dress for 33% off? Can’t beat it! And the color is fab!
This tweed sweater coat is going to be MVP in my fall jacket lineup!
The color of this trench coat can’t be beat! So in love.
I love a good coat game… How about this jewel-toned jacket, this preppy plaid number, this draped duster with leather sleeves, this winter white topper, this Vince coat, and this parka? Oh, and this chunky knit jacket is what my cozy-by-the-fire dreams are made of. And I think I actually gasped when I saw this sweater coat with the faux-fur trim. NEED IT!
Stuart Weitzman boots for 36% off? YEP.
I’ve been waiting to splurge on a leather jacket one of these years… This might be the one!
Mark my words… You’ll need to get these booties resoled by the end of the season. #WearWithEVERYTHING
I couldn’t order these trousers fast enough! Can you tell what my favorite color is yet? And it’s trending big time for fall… Beyond excited! (Except I might start to look like the Jolly Green Giant before the season is over…) How fabulous is this leather skirt?
I’m also adding this super-soft scarf to my wish list!
This bucket bag is the cutest.
I’ve been digging vests lately and this long-line version is no exceptions!
If you’ve been longing for a Dana Rebecca piece, here’s your chance.
Don’t forget about activewear! How fun are these downtown printed leggings? Also loving these mesh cut-out leggings that are only $41! And how fab are these sneakers?! These bold pants are must-haves, too.
And lastly, but certainly not least, how gorgeous is this Chloe bag?!
Happy Shopping!! Let me know what you pick up!
I’ll just be over here trying to narrow down my shopping cart…
Click through the arrows to shop my favorite items under $50!