NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE 2018: TOP SELLING ITEMS & A GIVEAWAY

 

I’m sure by now you have heard PLENTY about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! You know what it is and my favorite picks, but after yesterday’s kickoff, it’s obvious what everybody is loving! These top selling items will be the ones to go first, and it’s no wonder…fall staples on sale?! Yes please! You might notice that a few of these were on my first look picks yesterday! Below the top selling items, I am rounding up my favorites from each category of the sale (more to come throughout the day)! Just click the product photo to shop!

PS Make sure to make it all the way through this post for an AMAZING giveaway!!

TOP SELLING ITEMS

  1. Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan ( NOW: $77 // AFTER SALE: $116): I have yet to get my hands on a Barefoot Dreams cardi, but am happy to say it was the first thing I ordered this year! This always sells out within the first few days of the sale and is highly rated. I can’t wait to get my hands on mine!!

2. Tory Burch Tote (NOW: $323 // AFTER SALE: $498 ): Now is the best time to get hot ticket items, like Tory Burch, at a discounted price. Tory Burch bags are classic and high quality. I am loving the size of this one and that it can be worn as a crossbody. It comes in 3 colors, but I love the cognac for fall (and year round, if I’m being honest!).

3. BP Scoop Neck Tee (NOW: $19 // AFTER SALE: $29 ) & 4. Raw Edge V Neck Tee (NOW: $12 // AFTER SALE: $17): I’m putting these together because they are closet staples and a total steal! I stocked up on a few colors in both styles. I actually already have a few of the short sleeve tee’s and they are my FAVORITE! I highly recommend snagging a few of these before they sell out (because they will!). They are perfect to wear now and layer up when it gets colder!

5. Adidas Sneakers (NOW: $68 // AFTER SALE: $90 ): It’s rare to find great sneakers under $100 and these are under $70!! They come in two colors and are sure to sell fast! Wear them to the gym or while running errands. I ordered a pair!!

6. AG Denim (NOW: $150// AFTER SALE: $225): Last year I splurged on the AG jeans during the sale and am so happy I did! One of my favorite pairs of denim, these are super comfortable, flattering and easy to move in. Teacher friends, if you are looking for denim for the classroom, these are definitely worth the splurge!

7. Tory Burch Sandals (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $228): This is not a fall find, but something you can wear now! I own two pairs of Tory Burch sandals and love how comfortable they are! I love the buckle design on this pair. They come in 3 colors and I currently have the white in my cart!

8. Caslon Asymmetrical Jacket (NOW: $53 // AFTER SALE: $79 ): This jacket is perfect for fall. I debated on getting this in green but before I could pull the trigger it sold out in my size and I am so bummed! I will definitely be checking for restocks on this one, but might snag it in another color! This would be so cute with tee and leggings or denim. I also think this would become one of my teacher wardrobe staples…okay, I think I definitely need this one!

9. Sam Edelman Caprice Boots (NOW: $150 // AFTER SALE: $225 ):These boots are gorgeous and at the top of my wish list. They have the perfect stacked heel and I love all of the color options! I have a similar pair of boots that I wore all last fall and winter. They are perfect to take from work to the weekend!

10. BP Curve Hem Cardigan (NOW: $32 // AFTER SALE: $49): The top selling item from last year is back and better than ever with an updated look! This sweater is a STEAL at just $32! I bought it in 2 colors last year and wore it repeatedly, so of course I snatched it up in a few more colors this year! This sweater is the perfect length for layering and one of my favorite pieces for work in the fall and winter! This will sell out before the end of the weekend, so snag one, or maybe two, while you still can!

SHOP TOP SELLING ITEMS //

SHOP BOOTS //

SHOP SHOES //

SHOP SNEAKERS //

SHOP SWEATERS //

SHOP CARDIGANS //

SHOP TOPS //

SHOP DENIM //

SHOP COLORED DENIM & PANTS //

SHOP DRESSES //

SHOP JUMPSUITS & ROMPERS //

SHOP SLEEP & LOUNGE //

 

 

$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!

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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!

You’re Invited! 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Rundown!

It’s that time of year again!! The Nordstrom Anniversary Catalog was officially released and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is just around the corner! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other! Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory for a new season. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean fresh fall styles that haven’t hit the shelves yet. Basically you are getting the newest fall pieces at a sale price!

WHEN IS THE SALE? 

The sale officially opens to the public on July 20th, but you can get a sneak peek, and even start shopping early (what?!?) if you are a cardholder starting July 12th! Cardholders get 8 whole days to shop the sale before it is even open to the public! Why does this matter you ask?? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public!

Becoming a card holder is EASY! Don’t miss out on shopping early and sign up HERE.

This way, you get to shop 8 days early. This is definite bonus as you get access to the sale before the public and get first pick on hot fall finds at their sale price before they sell out!

WHAT IS ON SALE? 

ALL of the goodies won’t be known until the sale officially begins, but the Nordstrom Anniversary catalog gives a great sneak peek of some of the offerings! I’ve already browsed it a few times and circled a bunch items I want to add to my closet! I love shopping for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially boots and booties!! 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 the back to school shopping! It’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family!

WHERE TO SHOP 

Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale, but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I also live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstom…soooo there’s that! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale (July 12th – August 5th), 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 this review of my purchases!

Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NSALE tab on the top menu bar!

I don’t know about you, but I am counting down the days until the sale starts!

LET THE SHOPPING BEGIN! 

Best Fall Sweater Dress

Chunky knit blush sweater dress with taupe booties and a leopard clutch

Sweater Dress // Similar Denim Jacket // Clare V. Clutch // Dolce Vita Booties // Quay Sunnies

Is there anything better than a sweater dress? It’s an easy way to stay cozy while still looking cute! I find myself reaching for my sweater dresses frequently in the fall to create an effortless outfit. This option is perfectly oversized and made of the softest chunky knit. When it gets colder, I plan on pairing it with over the knee boots. It’s easy to dress up or down and will be perfect to wear to work or on the weekend. I am linking up some more sweater dress options that I am loving below! You will definitely see me style more sweater dresses this fall and winter!

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Sweater Dress Options I’m Loving

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