Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: A Realistic Shopping Guide

In some circles, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is like an annual pilgrimage to the sale racks of the department store and page after page of deals on What is particularly appealing about the #NSALE versus your typical summer sale event is that it isn’t a clearance bin kind of sale, but rather new autumn pieces, cult-favorite items (think these legendary Spanx leggings), and exclusive beauty deals like jumbo bottles and gift-sets.

Before we get into this guide, I want to be really honest about something – you don’t need anything with this sale or any other for that matter. I’ve even found myself getting a bit overwhelmed with this sale and others over the years. From the sheer number of items to various influencers touting 100 must-haves in every category, I could easily feel jaded by the whole process – even when I was purchasing things I was really excited about.

In recent years, with maturity, a solid understanding of my own style, a want to purchase things of quality versus quantity, and perhaps a little perspective about what matters most in life, I shop any sale with a clearer head and the ability to click off a site if nothing sparks joy. I hope I always present the items I share with you in the same way. With that said, I’m sharing my top picks from the sale – a lot of which I have purchased myself so I can attest to being great buys, which will open to the public this Friday, 7/15!

1. Pieces for Fall

2.  For the Home

3. For the Boys

4. Beauty & More

5.  Working From Home & Working Out

And that’s it y’all! If you didn’t know, you can actually shop the sale early each year as a Nordstrom credit card holder. My window opened up a week before the sales opens to the public tomorrow and I was able to snag a few things that have unfortunately sold out. The Nordstrom card is actually the only store credit card I have and it does have some amazing perks even beyond the anniversary sale, so I highly recommend if you regularly shop these sort of department store items!  Everyone, even if you are not a Nordstrom card holder, can begin shopping in-store and online from July 15th through July 31st! You can check your The Nordy Club status and find out more information here. 

If you are a Nordstrom regular like me, have a peruse through other posts on like this one on Rachel Parcell’s line availabe at Nordstrom.

Let me know here in the comments, over on IG, or my Facebook page if or how you plan to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Am I missing other amazing finds?

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