I’m currently being a “basic blogger,” but I will not apologize. If you’re a blogger on a budget like I am, the Nordstrom sale is your best friend. Why? Unlike most sales where the clothes are full price and then reduced, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts the clothing at a reduced price and then raises it to regular price at the conclusion of the sale. This means you can get the hottest, trendiest pieces for fall and winter at a discounted price. Nordstrom has become my “go to” when it comes to shopping because I know that if I don’t love something, I can easily return it without paying a small fortune for return shipping.
Sometimes sales can cause us to purchase things we don’t need, so I’m sharing the game plan that I used while shopping to keep myself on track. I’m also sharing a few of my favorite pieces from the sale!
1. Identify gaps in wardrobe. I know I need flats, a pair of every day earrings, and a camel colored cross body.
2. Apply for Nordstrom card. Not only does having a Nordstrom credit or debit card give you early access to the sale, but you also get a triple points day that you can use. I chose to use my triple points the day that I opened the card since I was purchasing a big ticket item.
3. Shop for identified “gap” items. I looked through flats, earrings, and handbags, as those were the gap items.
4. Browse the rest of the sale. After looking through the “needs,” I browsed the rest of the sale for “wants” in order to find a few on trend pieces to add to my wardrobe for fall. Shopping for the things I needed first stopped me from overspending.
Here are a few of the pieces that I fell in love with while browsing. With the exception of the shoes, all items in the collage below are under $40!
Cowl Neck Shift Dress ($24.90) • I have a navy cowl neck dress, and it is such an easy throw on and go piece. This dress comes in a variety of colors and prints, including a gorgeous blush shade.
Olive Utility Vest ($37.90) • I didn’t pick one of these up last fall, and now I’m having major FOMO about not picking one up this season. I plan to pair it with graphic tees, turtlenecks, and even basic black dresses.
Plaid Blanket Scarf ($18.90) • I love that the base color of this scarf is cream, as that hasn’t been a major blanket scarf color the past two years. This is the cheapest I’ve seen blanket scarves, so definitely a good time to stock up!
Bow Blouse ($37.90) • I’m excited about this top, because I feel like it can be styled so many different ways – leather leggings and heels for a night out, dark skinny jeans and flats on the weekend, slacks or a pencil skirt for a board meeting – the possibilities are endless.
Hunter Rain Boot ($129.90) • I know that everyone is going crazy over discounted Tory Burch riding boots, but I am so excited to see that Hunter boots are on sale! I never had much of a desire to own a pair, but I watched How to Steal a Million last week, and Audrey Hepburn’s black rain boots have me thinking I need a pair of my own.
Block Heel Tassel Bootie ($99.90) • These are so fabulous and are another piece that could be worn a million different ways. I’m seeing lots of gray leather when it comes to accessories this season, and who doesn’t love tassels?
Faux Leather Bucket Bag ($31.90) • My hunt for a designer, camel colored cross body has been unsuccessful, so I’m really leaning toward purchasing this bag. I love how sharp camel looks with neutrals like black, navy, and cream.
Burgundy Crossbody ($32.90) • The saddlebag style of this crossbody is really unique and seems pretty spacious. I love the rich burgundy color for fall.
Have you shopped the sale yet? Anything you’ve got your eye on?
Happy Monday, sweet friends! I hope you all have a great week!