Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020: My Top Picks!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open! Icon status cardholders can start shopping today, Ambassadors on 8/7, Influencers on 8/10 and Insiders on 8/13. This is all before the sale goes public on 8/18! I can’t shop until Friday, but after asking YOU when you will be shopping, it seems like majority will be shopping the anniversary sale next week.

I will be sharing some collages of top picks and a try on or two of items already in my closet. Majority of my finds will be posted in the LIKEtoKNOW.it App! Stay tuned for full try ons of my finds next week! In the meantime, check out my top picks from the anniversary sale and get a sneak peek of what I will be shopping for!

Don’t forget to check out the sale rundown if you need more info!

You’re Invited! 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Rundown and Sneak Peek!

The wait is over! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview is officially live and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! This year’s sale is a little later in the summer (it typically happens in mid July), but browsing the preview, it’s better than ever! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale. Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the exact opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean the freshest fall styles that have yet to hit stores, meaning you are getting new finds at a sale price.

This is the first year you can preview majority of the sale online! I have already been adding items to my wishlist for easy access when I can start shopping. I’m looking for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially shoes and denim. I always find great deals on new staples for work too, because we all know one of the best parts of being a teacher is going back to school shopping. There are a lot of great beauty deals that are too good to pass up. It’s also a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family (hello new winter coat at a discount!). Get ahead of your shopping by adding your picks to a wishlist and figuring out your game plan!

 

The sale will start Wednesday, August 19 and runs until Sunday, August 30. However, if you are a Nordy Club member, you can shop the sale starting as early as August 4 during Early Access. Nordy Club members can get up to 15 days (what?!) to shop the sale before it is even open to the public. When you can shop depends on your Nordy Club status. Why does it matter you ask? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public. Shopping starts at 9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT for each status daily.

Learn more about Nordy Club and cardholder benefits here.

See important shopping dates below and check your card status here.

Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale (make sure to mask up!), but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I will be shopping strictly online this year because of distance (I live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom) and current events. I feel like the most responsible thing for me this year is to get online, but know everyone has different preferences! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale, I will have posts featuring my sale favorites on the blog! I plan on sharing my top sale picks, shoe favorites, styling tips, teacher faves and more! If there is something you want to see let me know!

My first post will be live shortly after the sale opens, so make sure to stop by and share what you are buying! If you are interested in what I picked up last year, check out early access picks, this review of my purchases and teacher picks.

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 usually place an order as soon as the sale opens (and will probably place a few more before the end of the sale, if I’m being honest). I plan on trying everything at home to determine what works for me. I typically snag a few items that I am even on the fence about. 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 and 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! The easiest way to do this online is to create a wishlist or two to make shopping when the sale opens easy peasy.

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!

Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE tab on the top menu bar! I will also be posting plenty of shopping content on my LIKEtoKNOW.it page!

These are the items that caught my eye in the preview! Click any item and  “Add to Wishlist” to create an easy way for you to shop when the sale starts!

Spring Style Essentials with Nordstrom

There are a few pew pieces that are spring style essentials. Items that are closet must haves and can be mixed and matched with just about anything! Today, I am sharing some of my spring style essentials with Nordstrom!

Outfit – Tank // Cardigan // Linen Joggers // Espadrille Sneakers // Bag

There are a few essential pieces that I make sure my closet has from season to season. With the stay at home order, these essentials look a little different this spring! I’ve been on the hunt for the best basics that can be worn for lounging around the house and out and about.

Nordstrom is always my first stop when it’s time for a wardrobe refresh each season. They have a wide selection of items to choose from and I love finding the seasons best trends and classic closet staples all in one place! Not to mention, they have amazing customer service and their everyday free shipping makes ordering online a breeze.

When it comes to spring staples, there is one piece that is an ABSOLUTE MUST…a lightweight cardigan. I snag a new one every year that I end up wearing on repeat because I find that it goes with everything!

This year, I grabbed this one and I have to say I’m obsessed! It’s the perfect length and weight, making it a great option for layering. It comes in a bunch of color options, but I went with a neutral pick that I know I could pair with most of my closet. It will be easy to dress up or down, but has currently been great for working from home! See all the ways I styled it below!

Comfy shorts and joggers have been another one of my essentials! I am especially loving the linen options because of how easy they are to wear around the house and out the door! This pair is my current fave. They are so lightweight and easy breezy, that I’ve been wearing them to work from home. I can’t wait to wear them in the classroom when I go back to work and think they would be great for travel too!

As it starts to warm up, shorts are a must. I don’t know about you, but lounging around the house in denim shorts really isn’t the best option. I will be opting for soft, flexible options like this pair. They are comfy enough to spend hours at my desk in zoom meetings, but cute enough to make it out of the house! I am also loving the tie and paperbag waist of this pair!

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Tee, this one is another fave // Cardigan // Shorts, also love these // Espadrille Sneakers

Dress // Cardigan // Espadrille Sneakers 

Tank // Cardigan // Linen Joggers // Espadrille Sneakers

Dress // Cardigan // Espadrille Sneakers

Shop more of my spring style essentials from Nordstrom below! All of these pieces are perfect for mixing and matching and wearing straight into summer!

A big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring this post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Spring Shoes with Nordstrom

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Sweater // Denim // Sandals // Sunglasses // Bag

The weather has been warming up, and I’ve been living for quick walks through the neighborhood (while practicing social distancing of course) and soaking up the sunshine in my backyard. Current events have given me SO much perspective.

With all the uncertainty in the world, I’ve taken to celebrating the positive. I’m enjoying the little things, like extra time to enjoy my coffee in the morning, mid-day walk breaks with my husband and pup and more time to read. I’ve also been living with the mantra that bright days ARE ahead. While we weather this storm together, remember that sunshine (both figuratively and literally) is headed our way, friends.

I’ve been appreciating the changes a new season brings more than ever before. This could be because I have way too much time on my hands to take it in. One silly little thing I LOVE about this time of year is going sock-less. Yes, I told you, totally silly, but something I usually take for granted. How glorious is it to finally be able to trade out stuffy boots and socks for bare feet and sandals?

I recently picked up some new spring shoes from Nordstrom that I’m so excited about. I’ve actually taken to wearing them around the house and for our short walk breaks through the neighborhood. Nordstrom is always the first place I look when shopping for a new season. They carry the brands I love, have new arrivals daily and free shipping and returns which makes ordering online so easy. I am also extremely impressed with their customer service and how they are handling recent events (read about their efforts here), by closing all physical stores, remaining open online and still providing an amazing customer service experience.

My favorite and most worn pair of sandals for spring and summer are my Tory Burch Miller sandals. I actually ended up snagging a new pair this year because mine were so worn! I’ve never found a more comfortable, practical flip flop that can be dressed up or down and goes with everything!

Check out some more of my recent sandal and spring shoe purchases from Nordstrom below, along with some comfy slipper picks just in case you are looking for something cozy to wear during your time at home!

Spring shoe picks

Slipper picks

A big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.