Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks


Listen, it may have been a combination of being out of town and also being totally amped and focused on my sister’s amazing wedding, but the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale isn’t striking a chord with me this year.

I went last year with a friend for the first time and found some great things! And maybe if I was shopping in person it would be a bit different, but I didn’t have time to get over there so I’ve just been scrolling through the “early access” items online.

Between using Trunk Club and shopping at Nordstrom somewhat regularly, I thought it was time for a card. And that card granted me (and anyone else who has it) early access to the sale. The sale opens up to the public on July 21, and runs until August 6th. The sale is on brand-new arrivals at sale prices, heavily focused on the upcoming fall/winter season!

Anyway, there are a few great things available, especially in the beauty department, so I thought I’d round up a few things that caught my eye here. I purchased the lush tee and I’m hopeful that the v-neck won’t be too low! I’ll report back, likely over on Instastories!

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I found a great pair of booties last year that I’m looking forward to wearing again in the fall and winter, so I don’t think I’ll add any new ones into the mix this year. But if you are looking, there are a lot of really great “classic” booties that can go with anything. I wore booties almost every single day last fall/winter, and I’m sure I’ll do the same thing this year!

There are also a lot of long sweaters and cardigans on sale, but I just can’t get there yet! It’s going to be 100 degrees all week!

As far as beauty goes, that fresh set with the Black Tea Instant Perfecting Mask is a great deal. And the NARS lipsticks are such pretty colors that would work with so many skin tones.

Anyway, this is just a quick round up of some things that caught my eye, that pretty much fit into my style perfectly!

p.s. I know this is random, but having just flown to Illinois and back, I must let you in on the secret that bright orange suitcases are the way to go when you check your bag! With all the black and dark grey bags coming through, it’s so easy to spot an orange one!

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  1. Posted July 19, 2017

    I have my eyes on the Fresh products. Didn’t know you could get them on the sale!

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  2. Jennifer says
    Posted July 19, 2017

    I bought the Toms booties (item NINE) in black from last year and when they released the oxblood color this year on sale, I signed up for a card just to buy them – they are that good!

    • Kate says
      Posted July 19, 2017

      REALLY! ugh you are tempting me!

  3. tr says
    Posted July 19, 2017

    I sure wish you would post the lush tee here. My computer does not do instastories.

  4. Beth says
    Posted July 19, 2017

    I bought a different Lush tee at Nordstrom recently & the quality is terrible. I’ve only worn it a hand full of times (less than 5) & it has already started to pill & has 2 holes in the front!
    Don’t waste your money.

    • Kate says
      Posted July 19, 2017

      really?! bummed to hear that!

      • Beth says
        Posted July 19, 2017

        I know, I am bummed as well. It is the sleeveless (roll sleeve) tank-type shirt, I believe it is out of stock in the light pink (blush) color. The pinned up roll sleeves don’t stay put, it has developed pills all along the side where your arms & bag rub, & has 2 small holes right in the front (like where your belt buckle is or where you would do a front tuck). I wrote a review on the Nordstrom site, however people must like them because it is currently out of stock!

        • Kate says
          Posted July 19, 2017

          dang! Well I know Nordstrom is GREAT about returns. You should contact them and tell them what happened.

  5. Barbara Ferguson says
    Posted July 19, 2017

    I work for the La Mer counter at Nordstrom. There are so many great deals for the sale.

  6. Mary says
    Posted July 19, 2017

    I agree with you about this year’s sale. In years past the Anniversary sale was the best of the year. Even the catalog failed to inspire, I just kept thinking “really, this is Nordstrom? Are they trying to compete with the fast fashion retailers instead of focusing on the quality and class we’ve come to expect from the company. Very sad.

  7. Julie says
    Posted July 21, 2017

    I bought the Bobbi On Trend Eye And Cheek and seem to be a little overwhelmed by the many eye shadows!! Any suggestions?