The pre-Nordstrom Anniversary Sale anticipation is in full swing, and once again, I'm here rolling my eyes about how crazy people get, yet at the same time feeling excited to share some first-look items with you.
For those who might be unfamiliar with the sale, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is a bit different than a typical Nordstrom sale because the items on sale are not end-of-season items, rather they are brand new items offered at a discounted price for Fall 2018.
Early access to the sale starts on July 12th and is exclusively for cardholders. On July 20th, open access starts (available to everyone), running all the way until the sale closes on August 5th.
Why it's worth shopping...
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is THE only sale where you can shop pre-season items at a major discount. While it feels a little weird to be buying Fall pieces in the middle of July, you're not going to beat the prices on brand new launches anywhere else.
The sale not only includes clothing, but shoes, accessories, home items and beauty too...literally everything. Great time to stock up on the basics!
What to look for...
First things first, great denim. Brands like Levi's, Paige, + Citizens of Humanity are a few of my favorites to shop for during the sale. Topshop is another great brand to keep on your radar. As for shoes, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita + Marc Fisher are always at the top of my list.
How to shop what you see below...
Since the sale features pre-season items, much of what you see in the catalog is not yet available. You'll see that all items shown below have links, which will take you to the product's item number page. Before the sale goes live, the linked items will not turn up in search results. That being said, it's a great idea to bookmark this post to easily access your favorites once it launches and the links go live!
Always one of my favorites because I love seeing the new Fall styles. As I mentioned above, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita + Marc Fisher are always brands I look for during the sale. If you're looking for a pair of Converse, I love the platform style linked below. Looks like some similar designs to last Fall will be available. Look out for trends like suede booties, grommet and stud detailing, and pointed toe styles.
Fall is one of my favorite seasons for one reason: sweaters. While I love my neutrals, especially in the cooler months, 2018 has a lot of color on the horizon. Think muted pastels, colorful stripes and jewel tones.
One of my favorite accessories all-year round. Last season, I couldn't get enough of the baker boy style and I already have my eye on a few new styles for this year. Also love a stiff-brim panama hat. The one linked below would go perfectly with a colorful sweater this Fall. Keep an eye out for Brixton - some of my favorite hats of all time come from this brand!
Another item that feels a little weird to shop for this time of year, but I'm a firm believer in grabbing something on sale ahead of time if you're absolutely certain you're still going to love it and wear it next season. Last year, I stocked up on way too many teddy coats. Looks like they'll be back in season this Fall + the teddy style usually flies off the shelves at Nordstrom, so now is the perfect time if you're wanting to purchase one!
I typically buy most of my beauty products at Sephora/Ulta. However, during the sale, I always take advantage and stock up on my favorites or on products I have wanted to try at a higher price point. It's a great time to get a great deal on things you've been eyeing. Nordstrom will also be running two weeks of Glam-Out days, with in-store events every day of the sale, special prices and free gifts. You can see the schedule on p. 62 of the catalog here! One product I will most definitely be picking up is neuLash, which I have been dying to try after hearing so many bloggers' amazing results.
Just in time for this Summer's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $750 Nordstrom Gift Card!
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This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/12 at 12AM EST.
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*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.