NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018: EARLY ACCESS PICKS + SHOPPING TIPS

FREE PEOPLE Chunky Cardigan (Available in 3 colors) // TORY BURCH Bag (Available in 3 colors) // BP Striped Scoop Neck Tee // BP Raw Edge V-Neck Tee (My FAVE!) // BP Thermal Button Down // KRISTIN CAVALLARI studded mule // BP Open Toe Mule (Only $50!) // Fringe Scarf // REBECCA MINKOFF Leopard Crossbody // STS BLUE Denim (Under $40!!!) // BP Cocoon Cardigan (Under $35, comes in 6 colors) // STEVE MADDEN Studded Mules // SAM EDELMAN Knee High Boots

IT’S HERE! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access has begun! Starting today, cardholders get early access to the sale of the year…NEW fall arrivals at discounted prices! The sale opens to the public on July 20th, but if you want the hot ticket items (think NEW Tory Burch riding boots, Rebecca Minkoff bags, AG Denim ON SALE), it’s important to take advantage early!! Check out some of my tips for navigating the sale and scoring big!

TIPS FOR SHOPPING THE SALE

1.  SHOP, SHOP, SHOP – This is a huge one and something I always do every year! Hot selling items will go fast (Nordstrom anticipates some being gone within 24 hours!). Order early, try on in the comfort of your own home and keep what you can’t live without. Remember, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns! Because I live almost 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom, I find that this works best for me! I already placed an order (and will probably place a few more before the end of the sale, if I’m being honest), and plan on trying everything at home to determine what works for me. I even snagged a few items that I was on the fence about because I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES I have debated a purchase only for me to decide I did want it just as it sold out! Find out sale details an how to become a cardholder HERE so you can get access to all the goodies before they sell out!

2. MAKE A LIST (and check it twice!) – While I firmly believe in buying more and returning what you can live without during the sale, I also think it’s important to not go overboard! I mean do you really need the North Face down parka coat if you live somewhere that rarely gets below 50 degrees? Just because it’s a great deal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a must buy! I’ve too often been tempted to purchase items I really don’t need, so now I always go in with a shopping list! Write down the items you are looking for and keep your eyes peeled for good deals in those categories!

3. GET FAMILIAR WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE – Spend some time looking over your wardrobe before you shop. Not only does this ensure you don’t walk away with items you already have, but it also helps you find pieces to incorporate into your closet! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eyed something only to realize I have an almost identical version at home! I have also used this trick to find pieces to style with items already in my closet. One of my favorite things to do is look for fall accessories that I can pair with some of my easy summer dresses. It’s so easy to turn a summer tee dress into a fall appropriate look by pairing it with a cardi, scarf and some boots!

Below I an rounding up some of my favorite picks throughout the day! I will do more detailed posts throughout the sale, including a review of my purchases. Because I don’t live near a Nordstrom, I expect my online order to come in a few days and can’t wait to start sharing what I got with you! To shop the below picks, just click any picture to head to the product page! I will be updating this post throughout the day as I continue to shop the sale, so make sure to check back!

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