Forget Christmas – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is by far my favorite time of the year! After moving to the UK, I was sure I’d have to give up my Nordstrom obsession, but I’ve somehow managed to sneak in a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale order each year; with my trip to the US happening in August this year, I was even more excited to browse what items will be waiting for me when I arrive.
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opened for Nordstrom cardholders on the 12th of July and will open to the general public on the 20th. You can shop online or in store and it ends on August 5th, so there is plenty of time for browsing and buying. It’s always best to get in early, though, because items do sell out!
I’ve put together this list of the items that I’m eyeing up this year. Traditionally, I use the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale as a way to stock up on essentials – workwear, sweaters and leggings for fall, shoes, and bras! This year, I’ve picked a few trendier pieces (I’m still not even convinced I can pull off mules!) and some absolute staples (waterproof booties? Yes, please!).
My Picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
I’ve divided my picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale into the following categories:
- Fall Essentials
- Everyday Essentials
- Beauty Sets
- Wedding Presents
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My Picks: Mules
From these adorable Soludos mules that would be perfect for any holiday to these classic Madewell mules that you can wear year round, I can’t get enough of this slide on trend. They’re so versatile and there are so many great options out there! Here are my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:
My Picks: Fall Essentials
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to stock up on fall essentials. After all, it’s the moment when the best of fall is released – and ON SALE! I usually use the Nordstrom Anniversary sale to update my leggings, add to my bootie collection, and purchase a new coat. And, of course, to purchase a few new fun items to add to my wardrobe! Here are my favorite fall items from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:
My Picks: Everyday Essentials
Bras, t-shirts, pajamas – you need them year round, so why not stock up on them during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? This t-shirt comes in 8 colors (including stripes!) and is only $12 and I’m literally obsessed with Eberjey pajamas. These everyday essentials are worth every single (discounted) penny:
My Picks: Beauty Sets
Every year, exclusive beauty sets are released for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. It’s the perfect time to stock up on items from a favorite brand, or purchase a set in order to try something new. I think this Ted Baker grooming set may make its way into Sean’s anniversary gift, and I surely can’t resist a perfect pink lip! I love all of these beauty sets from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:
My Picks: Workwear
Every summer, I reach a point where I hate my work wardrobe. After a year of rotating the same clothes and meeting someone three times wearing the same outfit, it’s time for a workwear refresh. I love brands like Tahari and Halogen, and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the perfect time to purchase a few key pieces to get me through the next year. I’m currently loving these workwear pieces:
My Picks: Wedding Presents
Nordstrom Home has some of the cutest monogrammed items. And monograms make for adorable, personalized wedding gifts! If you have a couple of weddings coming up over the next year, it’s worth stocking up on cheeseboards and glassware now. Here are some items I would’ve loved to receive at my bachelorette party or wedding:
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also brings some of those items that are so random but, when you see them, you just have to have them. This year, I fell in love with this serving cart (which I would totally buy if I lived in the US!); this pink luggage set; and this UGG throw (since when does UGG make blankets? I need one!). Shop them here: