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!

Memorial Day Weekend Sales!

This 3-day Memorial Day weekend looks a little different than those of the past. I would usually spend it at the lake, soaking up the sunshine, but this year, I’m stuck at home. Luckily the sales are still going strong, and dare I say, maybe even better than years of the past? It definitely makes staying in easier! Check out some of the best sales happening this weekend and even some of my favorite sale picks below! Will you be shopping this weekend?


Adidas // Up to 50% off sale

Alo Yoga // Up to 50% off

Abercrombie // 40-60% off throughout the entire store + 15% off select items

Aerie // Buy one, get one FREE bikini tops & bottoms + 25-60% off sitewide

American Eagle // 35-60% off sitewide

Anthropologie // 25% off clothing. shoes and accessories

Baublebar // Hundreds of items added to sale

Boohoo // 60% off everything

Cotton On // 30-50% off sitewide

Dermstore // Up to 50% off select products with code SUMMER

Dolce Vita // 50% off sitewide with code FIFTY

Elemis // buy 2, get 1 free

Express // 40-50% off sitewide

Forever 21 // Up to 40% off purchases of $150+ with code MEMORIALDAY2020

Free People  // Select sandals $50

Loft // 60% off everything for rewards loyalty members (free shipping + returns) and 50% off for non-members

Nike // Up to 40% off sale styles

Nordstrom // Clearance sale up to 60% off

Norstrom Rack // Up to 60% off shoes

Old Navy // 25% off your order

Overstock // Memorial Day weekend blowout sale – 70% off thousands of items

Pink Lily // 40% off Memorial Day Sale Tab with code SUMMERTIME

Pottery Barn // Buy more, save more sale – up to 25% off

Quay // Buy one, get one sunnies!


Rebecca Minkoff // Up to 65% off

Revolve // Extra 20% off select sale styles

Saks Fifth Avenue // Up to $300 off full-price purchase with code SUNNYSF (includes Golden Goose!)

Sam Edelman // 30% off sitewide with code MEMORIAL30

SSENSE // Up to 50% off

Steve Madden // Up to 60% off

T3 // Spend more, save more sale – up to $100 off with code SAVE100

Thread & Supply // 30% off Chambray

Tory Burch // 25% off select styles with code TOGETHER

Urban Outfitters // Extra 30% off all sale styles

Wayfair // Up to 70% off Memorial Day clearance

 

 

At Home Date Night

Date nights have been looking a little different lately. I look forward to the day we can enjoy dinner out and a movie at the theater, but have been enjoying getting creative at home. Today I am sharing a few of my favorite at home date ideas along with some cute spring fashion picks from Walmart, because it’s a date night at home, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t look cute!

Denim Jacket (also love this one!) // Tie Dye Dress // Sandals

My husband and I have been spending A LOT of time together. We are both now working from home and have separate work spaces. We see each other all day, but that doesn’t necessarily mean we are spending quality time together. Our schedules are now packed with virtual meetings and long to do lists, meaning we don’t always eat lunch at the say time or even “get off work” simultaneously.

It’s been really important for us to maintain our weekly date nights. We make sure to be intentional about carving out time weekly to put down our phones, stop talking about work and enjoy date night. We’ve found ways to get creative during the stay at home order and I’m sharing my 5 favorite at home date nights below!

  • Go on a walk – these have been one of our nightly rituals. It’s a great way to get out of the house for a bit and connect if you’ve been working from home in separate areas of the house all day!
  • Make dinner together – find a recipe you’ve both wanted to make and get cookin! Bonus points if you make it a 3 course meal AND dress up!
  • Game night – pull out one of your favorite games and play a round, or get competitive with a multi-game marathon. We’ve enjoyed playing Uno and Mario Cart!
  • Go on a car picnic – pack a picnic lunch or dinner and go for a drive. Find somewhere to park and eat out of the back of your trunk. You can even invite another couple and practice social distancing by parking across from one another!
  • Go on a drive and grab some takeout – take the scenic route to your favorite restaurant. Bring home your take out and enjoy outside or by candlelight!

This week, we went on a drive and grabbed takeout. It was wonderful to get out for a bit, even if it was just for a car ride! After living in loungewear, I decided to dress up a bit. I opted for something cute, but comfy, which has been my MO lately!

Earlier this month, I ordered some of the cutest new spring items from Walmart! From season to season, Walmart has been one of the first places I look for freshening up my wardrobe! They carry everything from staples to on trend pieces with prices that don’t break the bank! I love that I can score budget friendly options without sacrificing style! I found tons of great pieces that I can wear around the house and out and about later this season!

This slip dress has been one of my favorites and is perfect for at home date night! Comfy and flattering, I love that it feels like I’m wearing pjs, but doesn’t look it! I threw a denim jacket over the top for our car ride and to layer up a bit as we enjoyed our takeout outside. These sandals have been my favorite since last year and I was so excited to see they were restocked! I ended up ordering them in 2 more colors because of how much I wore these last year. They are comfortable and a great neutral sandal that goes with everything! Lately they have been my favorites for running to the mailbox, but last year I wore them EVERYWHERE, from vacation to the classroom!

Check out some of my spring style picks from Walmart below. I found some great options for your at home date night! Have you had your own at home date? I would love to hear!

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