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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Today’s post is huge! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here! This is the sale you definitely  do not want to miss. Once a year for three weeks Nordstrom offers deep discounts on brand-new style for fall. Rarely do you see a sale on new arrivals and this is why the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is so important. I am taking advantage of the sale by stocking up on all my favorite must-have items for fall and winter. Today is the start of Early Access for all Nordstrom credit card holders. I signed up for a Nordstrom credit card for this reason alone, as there are so many great items available that I do not want to miss out on. And today I am showing you a comprehensive list all of my favorite items (including what I am purchasing) from the sale! I will say that I select what I purchase and recommend carefully, as I want things that I know I will get use out of for the entire year and beyond.  Continue reading to find out what I purchased the day of the sale too!

Important Dates to Remember


July 11  Level 4 Nordstrom cardmembers get to pre-shop the sale in stores only.


July 12-19  All Nordstrom cardmembers get to shop Early Access in stores and online. This is the biggest reason to sign up for a Nordstrom Card. Apply and get approved by July 9 (they do offer same day approvals) and you can even get $40 in Nordstrom Rewards. 


July 20-August 5  the biggest sale of the year opens to the public.


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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorite Picks

And now on to my favorite picks from the sale! I’ve been eyeing everything available from the sale since the day the catalogue became available. My favorite things to buy include sweaters (these are definitely my most worn items from the sale, given how cold it gets in the Midwest). Booties and jeans are another favorite. Of course I always love dresses, and the NSale is a great time to find some classic dresses that will stand the test of time. One of my favorite aspects of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the Beauty Exclusives. Now is a great time to stock up on old favorites and try out new things too.

Cozy Sweaters and Cardigans

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Sweaters

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Sweaters and cardigans are always popular during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This year we are seeing a new take on old favorites, as well as familiar pieces in new colors. This Barefoot Dreams CozyChic cardigan is one of  my favorite pieces in my closet. As soon as the weather turns chilly, I am wearing this sweater all the time. Cashmere never goes out of style and this cashmere cardigan is no exception. I always love the classic upscale styling of Veronica Beard pieces, and this merino sweater would look great with jeans, pants, or a skirt.  And this Caslon side button hooded sweater is great for any casual day!

Coats and Jackets

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Half the year it seems I am blogging about coats. I really can’t stand being cold, so I am always keeping my eye out for the latest and greatest coats. J. Crew has some really nice coats that are a part of the sale. This Olga Boiled wool topcoat comes in 5 different colors, and I especially like the winter pine color.  Every girl needs a denim jacket in her closet and this one by Madwell is under $85 (and is flying off the shelves!). Nordstrom has lots of suede and leather moto jackets this year. If you are looking for a nice black leather moto jacket, I really like this one by Caslon. I love the quality and the price of the BlankNYC suede moto jackets, and this year they have this one in a pretty brown and red color.  Kensie always offers stylish and affordable coats too. I purchased this peplum wool coat last year (see it in this post) and this year the same coat is offered in purple, red, and black. Blazers never seem to go out of style, and this J. Crew Blazer is a timeless classic (I especially love the navy verison). 


Boots and Booties

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the best time of the year to buy designer boots. Brands such as Stuart Weitzman, Tory Burch, Frye, and Hunter are almost always offered during the sale. This year Stuart Weitzman is offering their classic black over the knee boot in an updated style, and during the sale it is $300 off the list price (which almost never happens!). Tory Burch is offering their classic black Marsden OTK boot this year during the sale.  I find Vince Camuto boots to be just as comfortable as my Stuart Weitzman boots (and they are equally as nice). Their Kochelda OTK boot this season is a part of the sale. This classic boot comes in three colors and is under $160.  If you are looking for a great boot/bootie that merges style with functionality then these Blondo waterproof booties are what you need. I also love the over the knee boot that Blondo is offering this year, and it comes in black, burgundy, grey, and mushroom. 

Petite Friendly Jeans

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I am always looking for petite-friendly jeans, and there are several styles offered during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Designer brands such as Frame, Paige, and Current-Elliott are offered at fantastic prices. These Frame slender leg jeans are my favorite jeans from the sale.  Affordable brands such as Blank NYC and Kut from the Kloth also have very nice styles (I like these and these). I am happy to see that jeans this season are moving away from the skinny jeans that have been popular for so many seasons. This year there are lots of stylish straight leg and boot cut jeans offered during the sale. 

Stylish Dresses

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dresses


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I love seeing all the new dresses for summer and fall offered during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! As you can already see, I did buy this ASTR the Label floral midi dress (ordered online and picked up in store). I love the rich green and black colors in this dress! Floral dresses I can tell are going to be in style this fall, and I’ve pictured some of my favorites above. My favorite designers such as Maggy London and Eliza J have so many pretty dresses as part of the sale! This polka dot tie dress would be perfect for the office.  This colorblock Eliza J. dress I think is just so classic too.  Self Portrait dresses almost never go on sale, yet this gorgeous pink one is almost $200 off the list price!

Jewelry and Accessories

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You don’t want to forget about handbags, jewelry and accessories during the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Designer brands such as Tory Burch and Kate Spade offer their latest designs during the sale. This year the Marsden leather tote is being offered, and it would make a great bag for the fall.  My favorite watch brand, Michele has some updated styles, and I am so tempted to buy this one! Scarves are one of my favorite fall accessories, and I especially love this pretty plaid one by Madewell.  And earrings such as these linked drop earrings are the perfect finishing touch! 

Beauty  Exclusives

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The Beauty Exclusives are so much fun to shop during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!  While I was waiting for my order today I had fun browsing all of the beauty favorites offered this year. Favorites such as the Foreo and the NuFace are offered at a special price this year.  There are so many different eyeshadow palettes, blushes, and brushes offered this year too. I love this classic Laura Mercier eye and cheek set.  And the colors in this Bobbi Brown palette are absolutely gorgeous! And so many people have told me that this GloPro home microneedling kit works wonders for their complexion!

So What Did I Buy?

 So what did I buy on the first day of the sale? Obviously I bought this midi dress. I also couldn’t resist these Frame denim jeans. After hearing so many great recommendations I also bought the GloPro microneedling kit. And of course I don’t want to forget to mention the unmentionables, but I did buy this bra and these underwear too by Natori.  And finally…

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    1. Lori..The winner was announced a week ago. It should have shown up in the Rafflecopter form so I’m not sure why it didn’t. Thank you for participating though!