Hooray – it’s here!!! The (hands down), very best sale of the year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just kicked off this morning with early access (for Nordstrom Card holders) and there are so many things we all are going to need and/or want. In all honesty, I don’t cover very many sales around here because I think they’re kind of boring, but this is the one sale I shop (big time) every year. What makes it so special is that everything in the sale is either full priced merchandise that will go back to regular price after the sale.. or a beauty exclusive that you can’t find anywhere else!
What I’m buying….
I buy the same things every year. I start buy using the sale to stock up on the boring things I actually need – workout gear, rag & bone skinny jeans, the best faux leather leggings (from Spanx of all places!), my favorite bra ever… and then I move onto the fun stuff as there are so many other great things going on – from pretty dresses to lace up flats to great fall boots and amazing beauty deals! Gahh!
ONE // JACKETS: While it’s hard to imagine wearing anything other than a lightweight cardigan right now, this really is the best time to grab your Fall coat. I personally LOVE this single button style coat in grey (it will look good over literally everything). and this army green anorak jacket is everything! Two personal favs: I live in my Madewell army jacket, and this Halogen blazer looks just like my favorite Helmut Lang one.
TWO // TOPS!: One of the things I love most about Nordstrom are their more affordable labels like BP, Chelsea28, Trouve, and Topshop. This year, the sale includes so many cute tops that are perfect for date night, the office, and/or happy hour. I am obsessed with the bell sleeves on this poplin top (it comes in pale blue and white) and I love this bright yellow top from Topshop. I also really love this, this, and this!
THREE // COZY OPEN FRONT CARDIGANS: There’s nothing better than a cozy cardigan, especially when it’s cashmere. You can wear these now or all Fall + Winter long. This cozy color blocked one is such a great price and looks designer. I also love this one from Madewell, this cozy cashmere cardigan coat from Vince, this ultra lightweight ($32) cardigan that comes in so many pretty colors, this under $100 cashmere wrap, and this ultra cozy long ribbed cashmere cardigan from Halogen (in my cart!).
FOUR // UNDERGARMENTS: I alluded to my favorite bra above but this is one of the only times that great basic intimates (in classic colors, nothing too crazy) go on sale like Hanky Panky and one of my favorite lace bralettes.
FIVE // BEAUTY: I mentioned this above as well but the beauty exclusives are reason alone to shop this sale. I will have a bigger post up about the beauty deals but in the meantime, I swear by SK-II and this set is a great way to try the brand, you know how much I love Neulash for longer lashes (it seriously works – read my full review here!!), this Laura Mercier palette is the absolute prettiest, and the Beachwaver is the only way I can curl my own hair – it is a total game changer!!! I also absolutely love Estée Lauder’s Advanced Night Repair and this set is such a good price!!
PS – For my New York city gals (or if you just want a bit of styling help!) For the first time ever, Trunk Club is now letting you shop the sale in person at their club house. So you can make an appointment to shop the sale in person with one of their stylists. I’ve booked an appointment for as soon as I am back in the city next week! The New York club house is absolutely beautiful and it’s such a nice, personal way to shop. You can use this link to book an appointment.