When the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened to the public I started adding items to my cart. I was impressed with what was left because usually there are slim choices in my size towards the end of the sale. I left the items in my cart till the second to last day to make sure I really loved them, some items sold out during that time which was probably a good thing because it narrowed down my cart. I prefer to let items sit in my cart so I can really think about if I want them or not. I hate to think that some of my past Anniversary Sale purchases were on impulse, not my favorite thing, and I never wear them, like these flats and cardigan, and this duster.
I tried not to buy the boys anything because my older two pretty much only wear athletic clothes and my youngest has soooo many hand-me-downs. I couldn’t resist on a couple of pajamas (these and these) for Eli and a pair of Nike shorts for Myles, he can’t have too many these days! For myself, I tried to think of things I would really wear and don’t have already. I will say the makeup palette I was not even looking at but then I saw @jesssouthern do her makeup with it and she sold me!
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The sale everyone talks about, maybe even a little too much is happening very soon, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I didn’t think I was interested in doing too much shopping this year but then it hit me that I’ll no longer be pregnant so now I am excited to shop for a few new things! I am keeping in mind that I’ll be nursing so I want most items to be nursing friendly and nothing too tight, at least not for the first few months post-baby. I’ll be adding categories to this post as they are ready.
Before we get into my sale picks I wanted to explain a little about the sale in case you aren’t aware. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is when Nordstrom released new fall merchandise at wonderfully discounted prices. Think denim, booties, sweaters, and jackets. The first thing to note about this year is that everyone gets to preview the sale items on the same date which is July 24th. It really is a great idea to start saving items to your wishlist. I am always amazed at how fast items sell out, even while I’m browsing. This will help you see what items you love are available and to be able to check out as quickly as possible or to even edit your cart to make sure you really want it.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has an Early Access Sale for its cardholders starting August 13th. This is for people who have a Nordstrom credit or debit card (see below for more details in the graph). I mentioned before, items sell out fast because so many people are cardholders, part of the Nordy Club as they call it. If you want to sign up to be a cardholder click here so you can access the sale right away. There are a lot of returns that happen so if something you want is sold out make sure you keep checking back on it!
Find my picks below:
FITNESS // I am no longer investing in maternity leggings but they have some great options on sale that I added to my list if you are expecting. I was looking more at high waisted leggings to hold my post-baby skin in (your tummy is extra loose after you have a baby, no matter how toned you are) and flowy tops. I paid extra attention to the cut of a couple of tanks to see if they are nursing friendly, preferring them to be low cut under the arms- these tops go great with a nursing sports bra.
WORK FROM HOME // Unfortunately, it looks as though a lot of people will be working from home. If I were to be working from home and having video calls with my boss and co-workers I would definitely be wearing something extra cozy on the bottom like leggings or joggers and something pulled together on top like a collared shirt or sweater with some earrings. I put a few WFH outfits together in the Like To Know It app so make sure you are following me there!
HOME // Is anyone ever satisfied with their home? I feel like I am constantly wanting to update something, swap items out, or add a little extra here or there. The home section of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale may be my favorite!
DENIM // Skinny jeans are a must in my closet, they aren’t the most trendy but they are the easiest and most flattering and can be worn with just about any shoe choice. I always like to get a pair of new skinnies each fall. I was really surprised and super happy to see two of my favorite denim brands, Mother and Frame, are part of the sale! If you want to go more trendy I chose some wide leg, straight leg, and cropped options.
OUTERWEAR // After living a full winter in Utah I have a much better understanding of the climate. It really doesn’t get too cold there, not compared to Ohio. Mainly because of the lack of humidity. I didn’t wear my winter coats as much as I thought I would. Going up in the mountains it is very cold but as far as my everyday winter wear, the lack of humidity and warm sunshine make it bearable. We do park outside to go into the Jazz games so I do wear more coats to the games so I have gotten a few more cute lighter weight coats.
BABY // My husband just asked if I was ready for the baby and it made me realize how unready I am! I do have everything from my other kids but my cosleeper is partially in Utah and I have yet to replace it (because I can’t decide between the Snoo and the Halo). I also sent my better group of baby clothes to my brother since he had a little boy and my parents are going to bring them back after their visit in a couple of weeks. I am also switching the rooms around and swapping out the beds. None of it is complete! I do have a few leftover newborn and size one diapers left over from Noah but I got some work to do!
BEAUTY // There isn’t a huge selection of beauty products but this is the time I like to restock on my favorite items or buy something I have been wanting to try. Skincare can be so expensive! I do have to say, everyone needs these silk pillowcases. I have used cheaper silk pillowcases and you can tell they aren’t as nice. Now, I can only sleep on these pillowcases, even when I am at a hotel and sleep wonderfully I feel like my face was pulled and more wrinkles developed.
It’s that time of year when influencers go crazy announcing items on sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale really is a great sale and the perfect time to buy fall items that you need. If you are in need for a bootie, a jacket, a good pair of jeans, this is the perfect time for that. It’s also a great time to stock up on basics or larger purchases you have been wanting like home accessories and luggage Something you want to be careful about is buying only because it’s on sale. I admit I have done that in the past and one of the items I never even wore! It kills me. I got sucked in because items were selling out so fast and I wanted to get it before my whole wish list was all gone.
I’m in the middle of a move. I am doing some major cleaning out and I am trying to get rid of stuff in my closet so I don’t really want to add more stuff. I know fall will come and I will wish I had a new sweater, updated jeans and new shoes so tomorrow I will do a little bit of shopping but I’m going to be very pracitcal. Speaking of tomorrow, tomorrow the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is open up to the public! Earlier this week only those who were cardholders had early access to the sale. Some things are picked over and sold out but there will be so many returns made there is a very good chance what you want will be back in stock at some point before the sale is over.
Below you can find my my top picks for the sale! 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
A few things I want to say about these items. I only have my eye on boy things because that’s all I have but this headband popped up and if I had a girl I would own ever color of this for her! Since I don’t, I’ll just have to buy one for my niece. I also want to tell you guys about this stroller, it’s expensive and it is really nice. When it comes to strollers you really do get what you pay for. I actually purchased the Thule double stroller last year during the anniversary sale becuaes it was such a good deal. When you are going to be running and pushing your kids you want the stroller to be as light as possible and to maneuver well. This is a great deal! These Nike sneakers are so easy to put on. Myles can sometimes do it on his own which is very helpful!