All about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 + GIVEAWAY

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

**Pic from the 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale**


It is only a week and half away and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be here!! How did it come around again so fast? I am so excited!! I literally can not wait for this sale every year.  It is the most anticipated sale of the year for SO many reasons. Earlier this week, Nordstrom released their Anniversary Sale catalog that showcases some of the items that we can be expecting to be on sale.  This sale can be terribly overwhelming, but this is where I come in to help. Think of me as your personal shopper.  Today, I am going to give you some tips so that you can navigate this sale with ease. And, of course, be sure to be following me on social media, especially Instagram because I will be covering the heck out of it!


What is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale and what is all the hype about?

So if you’re new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale it is the SALE OF THE YEAR. Why??  You can usually expect a retailer to place sales on their merchandise at the end of the season right? The Nordstrom sale is so unique in that most of what is included is BRAND NEW Fall goodies for everyone to grab BEFORE the season, at a discounted price (usually 40%)! How awesome is that?! Now, this is not just any Fall merchandise, some of the best designers come together and offer some amazing deals, MAJOR discounts, sometimes hundreds of dollars (insert happy dance here!). .

Designer items at a HUGE discount. Yes, please! I am talking Kendra Scott, Micheal Kors, Tory Burch, Rebecca Minkoff! I would even suggest shopping for someone’s birthday during this time or heck, even Christmas! Even if its a few months away because we all know time flys! Buy now, wear later… get my drift?

After the sale is over. The same items are still sold but now at their regular price for the duration of the season

Here’s a few examples of what will be included in the sale…



When does the sale start?

Early Access for card members ONLY begins July 12th

The sale is open to all shoppers on July 20th

The sale ends on August 5th – after this point the same items will be sold, some even restocked but now at their original price

How can I shop Early?

If you want to shop during early access you definitely can. Anyone can, but  there is one catch… you HAVE to have a Nordstrom debit or credit card. If not, you have to wait to shop on July 20th and you run the risk of your favorite items being sold out. I will tell you, you don’t want to wait, some items do restock. but definitely not everything. All of the good items will be gone for good the first and second day, and I am not exaggerating.

Important to note:  Just because you sign up for the card, you don’t have to use it. Just sign up for it and use the card of your choice or cash if you choose. Awesome right?!

So go and sign up right now! Oh, and you’ll get a $40 Nordstrom note to use too! Woo hoo!

Sign up here!

What’s the best strategy for shopping this sale?

There is definitely a strategy I use to shop this sale….


This is SO important because you’re going to want to buy ALL the things, its easy to go overboard. Yup, speaking from experience, so budgeting is important!


I like to go through my closet and see what I’m missing or see what I got the most use out of the last sale. I always grab a pair or 2 of booties and use these for the duration of the summer to transition into Fall. I love booties paired with denim shorts and a cute summer top. Booties and boots always sell out fast so grab those first. Cardigans are another must and sell out quick.


I be sure and grab a ton of basics that can be used a ton of different ways so I get the most bang for my buck. I often place multiple online orders and choose in store pick up then grab them the day the sale launches to ensure I grab what I need and place the orders first for items that I know will sell out.

Important note: If you are unsure of sizing don’t be afraid of ordering more that one size or color for that matter. Nordstrom has a great return policy  and shipping as well as returns are FREE.


How will I be sharing my picks from the NSALE?

Make sure you are signed up for If you follow me on IG, you know this is how you can shop all of my posts that have the link in the text. Instagram and LTK have both made shopping much easier in 2018, especially since the launch of the free app.  If you see my Instagram post you can just screenshot the image and you will get a ready to shop notification right on your phone from the app.

Be sure to follow along my IG stories! My parents are going to be coming into town the day before to help me shop the sale, I can always use the help and it never hurts to have your best friend (aka, my mom) to help you shop! I will be sharing my experience and using SWIPE UP feature on my IG stories, this will take you directly to the items I am sharing for the sale. I will also be doing try on sessions in the store.

And lastly, as I shop the sale I will be sorting my picks below into 5 categories, clothes, shoes, bags, beauty and home ….all of my favorite Anniversary Sale picks will be there in the tabs above.


Happy Shopping and thanks so much for stopping by!


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1 Comment

  1. July 31, 2018 / 12:47 pm

    love all of you picks! I love Nordsrom for the basics…

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