Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview + Giveaway

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It's that time of year again... and no I'm not talking about July 4th (my favorite holiday), or Hanukkah and Christmas.  I'm talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  This is the one sale that allows you to purchase BRAND NEW fall merchandise at discounted prices!  Now, I know it may be hard to think about fall merchandise when (for many of us) summer has just begun, but Im telling you, now is the time to stock up on those fall wardrobe staples.  Although the sale doesn't begin for a couple of weeks (July 12th for cardholders, and July 20th for public access), I'm giving you all the details you need to know so that you're prepared to shop.  Trust me, you'll want to be ready as items sell out fast!  Here is the lowdown:

What is the Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale takes place every July, where new fall arrivals are offered at discounted prices.  Unlike other sales, where the merchandise has been sitting on the sales floor (or available online) for a period of time, this sale includes all BRAND NEW merchandise!  Once the sale ends, the prices will go back up.  This sale is also a favorite of mine because it includes many of the brands that I love.  Tory Burch, Hunter, Stuart Weitzman, Frame, Spanx, and Theory to name a few.  Not only is it a great time to stock up on your fall wardrobe, but the sale includes accessories, beauty specials, and home decor. 

When Does It Take Place?

July 12th-19th: Early Access.  This is for anyone with a Nordstrom credit card. Although I would never encourage anyone to open up a credit card, there are many advantages to having one.  First, you get to shop the sale for a full week before it opens up to the public.  I know some items sell out fast, so this way you're more likely to snag the items you want before your size sells out.  Second, because you get points on your purchases, plus a $40 credit (or Note) when you make a purchase the day you open the card.  You can apply for the card here.

July20th- August 5th: Public Access.  This is when the sale is open for everyone to shop.

*Prices go back up August 6th


Sales can be overwhelming, so plan ahead.  Take inventory of your fall wardrobe, and make a list of the items that you need.  If you're a shopaholic (like I am) and trying to stick to a budget, stick to searching for the products that you need to add to your closet because, trust me, you will be distracted!  If there is something that you really want from the sale, purchase it right away, as sizes sell out fast.  Last year, I learned that a lot of items don't ever get restocked, so if there is something that you're loving, get it before it gone!  I also suggest that if you're not sure on what size to get, order two different sizes.  Nordstrom has the best return policy, and makes the return process easy.  You can return in store, or send it back with free shipping!  And finally, make sure to follow along as I shop the sale, because I'll be sharing all of the items that I feel make great additions to everyone's fall wardrobe. 

I took a peek at the Anniversary Sale Catalog, and am already excited!  There are so many items that I want to add to my wardrobe, and I know there will be a TON more once the sale begins.  However, since I am on a budget, I made a list of my fall must haves, which include a new sweater, a great fitting pair of jeans, a new pair of booties, an IT bag, and a date night blouse.  Below are my top picks from the catalog, but stay tuned as I will also be updating the blog with my picks when the sale goes live.  I will also be heading to Nordstrom for try on session on the 13th and sharing it here on the blog, and on my Instagram, so follow along!

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(Items not available until the sale begins on July 12, 2018)

And now for the Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway!

$600 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway
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 $600 Nordstrom Gift Card!
To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below. The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning! This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/12 at 12AM EST.
Winner will be announced here. Good Luck! *this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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  1. Oh look at all those cute booties :) :)

  2. I'll admit I've had a hard time realizing that fall is just around the corner. BUT this sale is 100% amazing for the great discounts on brand new things we can get! I love those booties!

  3. Loving your method, sister! The NSale is so crazy and fun!

    Le Stylo Rouge