July 13, 2017
nordstrom anniversary sale picks + giveaway

It’s here! Brand new fall merchandise with prices that have been slashed drastically for a short period of time…. AKA, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Once the sale is over, prices go back to their normal

It’s here! Brand new fall merchandise with prices that have been slashed drastically for a short period of time…. AKA, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Once the sale is over, prices go back to their normal retail price. Today I’m sharing some insider tips and random knowledge about the sale, then I’m sharing my picks from the sale, and then I’m sharing a GIVEAWAY for a $100 Nordstrom gift card giveaway, which will end tomorrow morning at 10am EST.

When is the sale? “Early access” started this morning and will go through July 20th. Public access to the sale starts July 21st and ends on August 6th. It’s awesome to shop the sale right away in the “early access” period so that you can get what you want, when you want, and you don’t have to worry about the whole “Will it be restocked??” question.

How do you get “early access?” You have to have a Nordstrom credit card. I signed up for a card last year to get access and it was the easiest thing! It took a matter of minutes to sign up and then I was able to shop right away before things sold out, which happens within the first few days of the sale. Previous years, I didn’t have the card, so I had to wait until the public access portion of the sale started and was totally bummed that so many things I wanted had sold out by then.

Is it worth it to get the Nordstrom card just for this sale? YES! The best deals and steals usually sell out completely within the first few days of the Early Access portion of the sale. So if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, you won’t even get the chance to purchase the things you want before they sell out. If you want to sign up, you can do that here!

Where to shop? Online is best. The store has the sale going on too, but online offers so much more and in different colors, etc. And don’t worry about returns… If you aren’t sure about sizing, order two sizes. Nordstrom’s free shipping/return policy makes online shopping so painless. I swear I do all of my shopping online for this reason! You’ll get a free return label in the box, so just stick what you don’t want in the box and hand it to your mailman and that’s it! All done—still in your pajamas. 🙂

A random “shop smart” tip… If you see something you love but it’s not available in your size, buy it in a different size! Here’s why: Just hold on to it and then once the sale is over, they will restock the sizes and even though it will be regular priced then, you can arrange an even exchange for the right size!

Now that you know the ins and outs of the sale, here are my picks! I may or may not have pulled an all nighter to sift through pages and pages of the sale and only picked out the good stuff. So now, you don’t have to.

 

women’s tops

 

women’s jeans & bottoms

 

women’s jackets & coats

 

women’s dresses

 

women’s activewear, lingerie, and sleepwear

 

shoes

 

 

accessories

 

 

beauty #1

 

 

beauty #2

 

 

baby

 

 

men’s

 

 

GIVEAWAY!!!

Leave a comment on this blog post with your instagram handle so that I’ll be able to contact you!

Optional: After you do that, if you want an extra entry, then go on this instagram picture of mine and tag a friend in the comments. Each friend is a separate entry! But you must leave a comment here with your instagram handle first!

I’ll announce the winner tomorrow morning!

 

Warning, I am going to try my best not to be one of those annoying bloggers that shares all of my favorites from the sale over and over, but it’s going to be hard to practice restraint! These deals are just too good to not share. And some of my favorite pieces that I own were purchased during this sale during previous years, so I just don’t want anyone to miss out on that same chance! 🙂

 

Gift Card Giveaway Winners

Early access winner was Scottie, @Scottayyeee! She already has her gift card. 🙂

The winner of the July 21st giveaway: Congratulations to Erika Campbell, @erika_cam!!! I will reach out to you on instagram and once I get your email, I’ll shoot over your $100 e-gift card! xoxo