You’re Invited! 2019 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!

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 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 the back to school shopping! It’s a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family! You can get ahead of the game by downloading the catalog HERE and figuring out your game plan!

 

The sale officially opens to the public on July 19th, but you can get a sneak peek, and even start shopping early (what?!?) if you are a cardholder starting July 12th! Cardholders get 7 whole days to shop the sale before it is even open to the public (even more so if you are an icon or ambassador cardholder)! 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 7 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!

 

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 4th), 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, teacher picks, denim guide and all of the other nsale goodies I featured HERE!

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 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), and 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 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!

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

Let the shopping begin!

Nordstrom Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale

Outfit 1: Peacoat ($38) // Striped Tee ($15) // Scarf // Denim ($46) // Socks // Boots ($100)

Outfit 2: Cardigan ($34) // Thermal Henley ($28) // Denim ($46) // Booties ($60)

Get the Look

 

UPDATE: Spend $250 from now until Cyber Monday and get $50! Start shopping now!

 Happy Saturday friends! Anybody else loving all of the great shopping this week? So many sales, so little time…it’s hard to keep up with it all and can be overwhelming. If you are going to shop at just one place this week, let it be Nordstrom! Nordstrom has the brands you love at up to 60% off! Not only can you get all of your Christmas shopping done in one place, but you can also update your wardrobe for the upcoming season! Need an item now? Not to worry! Buy your item online and pick it up in store in the same day!

The first items I look for when shopping Nordstrom on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, are cold weather items for bundling up and winter layering pieces. I always find the best deals on coats, boots, sweaters and denim. I snagged this coat for just $38, which is a STEAL for a peacoat! It comes in a variety of colors and is a classic winter staple. I’ve been in need of a new pair of winter boots and picked these up for $100. I love the color combo and can’t tell you how comfortable they are! They are technically rain boots, but are so warm and will be perfect for slushy, snowy days!

I was excited to see this tee on sale for just $15. You might remember I dedicated a whole post to this tee, and a year later I still swear by it. I wear this one so much that I picked duplicates up in a few colors. It’s a must have staple, long enough to wear with leggings and the price can’t be beat! Speaking of must have tees, the tie hem thermals are all the rage and this one is so comfortable and under $30! I topped it with the ultimate chunky cardigan (with the cutest sleeves), that’s currently on sale for $34!

If you are looking for a great pair of booties to go with everything, you can’t miss these. They are comfortable, easy to walk in and the slight dip at the front adds a flattering touch that elongates the leg. On another exciting note, my FAVORITE jeans are also part of the sale, and are less than $50. These jeans are my most worn (I own them in multiple washes). They do run a bit small, so make sure to size up!

To make your shopping a little easier this year, I have rounded up my favorite things on sale at Nordstrom and have categorized them below! Just click any product photo to shop. Scroll down to start shopping!

 

Sweaters

Tops

Bottoms

Dresses + Jumpsuits

Coats

Boots

Shoes

 

 

Today’s post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All opinions are my own. 

Two Fall Accessories You Need

Look 1: Sweater (Sized up to a medium to wear as a dress!) // Check Print Scarf // Over the Knee Boots , similar here // Bag

Look 2: Cardigan, similar here // Long Sleeve Tee // Denim, also love these // Booties (my FAVORITE! I wear these all the time!) // Beanie // Bag

GET THE LOOKS

The leaves are falling and winter will be here before we know it! It’s that weird in between time, when it’s chilly, but not quite chilly enough to go full on bundle up in your down jacket and fur lined boots. This time of year, I rely on cute but cozy accessories to layer up my fall looks! My two favorite fall accessories? Beanies and scarves! Sharing not one, but two looks today on how I incorporate them into my fall wardrobe!

While shopping for a seasonal wardrobe refresh at Nordstrom, I couldn’t help but eye the accessories…my favorite part of dressing for colder weather! I love all of the beanies, floppy hats and scarves this time of year! The Nordstrom trend section is ALWAYS the first place I check for their amazing prices and great selections. I love finding the seasons best trends and classic closet staples all in one place!

When it comes to scarves, I go for a couple of different options to mix and match with my wardrobe for the temp changes. I love a good printed blanket scarf to pair with my neutrals. This one is cozy, but lightweight enough that I can wear it to work all day without overheating (it also comes in black)! A chunky knit scarf is also a must for those colder fall days. This ribbed option is oh so soft and perfect for wearing now and into winter (this one would make a great gift)!

A beanie is my number 1 fall and winter staple. I feel like I am constantly throwing one on when I head out the door during the fall and winter. I love that a beanie can keep me nice and toasty during the winter, or be the extra bit of warmth I need in the fall when I am just wearing a sweatshirt! I couldn’t turn this one down because it is my favorite color for fall. It comes in 4 great colors and is SO warm!

Are you a fan of fall and winter accessories? What is your go to?

PS scarves and hats are the ultimate gift for your cozy loving mom, sister or bff! Shop some of my favorites below!

MORE HAT OPTIONS

MORE SCARF OPTIONS

Today’s post is in collaboration with Nordstrom. All opinions are my own!

Three Sweaters You Need For Fall

Leaves are falling and the temperatures are dropping and that can only mean one thing…It’s officially sweater weather! Changing seasons also mean it’s time for a wardrobe refresh. I love adding a few new pieces to my closet each season to freshen things up and to try out some of the latest trends! This fall, it’s all about sweaters!

Nordstrom is ALWAYS my go to when it’s time for a wardrobe refresh! The Nordstrom Trend section is the first place I check for their amazing prices and great selection. I love finding the seasons best trends at prices that don’t break the bank. The best part about Nordstrom is also their free shipping and returns. It’s a great way to try the latest trends and see what really works for you!

This season, I’ve discovered three sweater trends that I LOVE…mustard, stripes and brights. I’ve been drawn to sweaters that fit in these three categories and have loved incorporating them into my fall wardrobe rotation! Check out three ways I style these trends and some of my favorite sweaters from Nordstrom below!

mustard cardigan

LOOK 1: Mustard Cardigan // Ribbed Top // BLANKNYC Jeans // Booties // Hat // Bag

Get the Look

I’ve been loving all things mustard lately. Actually any color in this family is my fave! From cheery yellows to dreamy goldenrods, give me all the sweaters in this perfect fall shade. This cardigan is a gorgeous shade of mustard and goes perfectly with my favorite neutral pieces. It’s a chunkier knit too, which is perfect for adding a cozy layer when the fall temps drop.

More Mustard Sweater Options

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LOOK 2: Striped Sweater // BLANKNYC Jeans // Booties // Bag

Get the Look

A great striped sweater never goes out of style, but it seems like stripes are currently taking over more than usual! There are so many great options out there and I am loving the varied color combos! I love the color combo of this crewneck option, but the best part is that it’s chenille, making it oh so cozy!

More Striped Sweater Options


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LOOK 3: Bright Cardigan // Top // BLANKNYC Jeans // Booties // Bag // Hat

Get the Look

 

A bright sweater adds such a fun touch to any fall outfit! I love pairing mine neutral pieces to really make the outfit pop! This cardigan is the most gorgeous shade of red/orange and I LOVE it! It’s really soft too and I love the balloon sleeves!

More Bright Sweater Options

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Today’s post is in collaboration with Nordstrom. All opinions are my own!