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I am baking and drowning in heat and humidity. All I want to do is turn up the a/c and hide. So yesterday I did just that and spent my time checking out all my blogger friends’ Nordstrom pics and doing a little shopping on the site. We do not have a Nordstrom here in Birmingham, Alabama. The closest one is in Atlanta and I am NOT driving to the ATL anytime soon after dealing with the traffic the last time. But I don’t have to, I can shop the sale from the comfort of my a/c cooled, stress-free home. First question, why should I care about this sale?
Why Should I Care About The Nordstrom Sale
I am a huge fan of Nordstrom. Mostly because of their free shipping and free returns. They also carry quality merchandise/upscale brands I can not find in my hometown. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is the biggest of the year. It is a “wear now, wear later”, meaning it focuses on reduced summer merchandise and new fall merchandise. This is a great chance for you to “get ahead” on some Christmas shopping or replace worn out boots, sweaters, jeans or simply grab some fabulous summer merchandise.
What Are The Biggest Things I Should Know About The Sale
Early Access Sale started 7/12 for Nordstrom cardholders. This means you have to have a Nordstrom card and pay with the Nordstrom card. For everyone else the sale date is 7/20 and goes to 8/6. After the sale, the fall merchandise will go to regular price. This doesn’t mean it will not be discounted later in the season or closer to Christmas. The sale is so popular because many brands that typically never go on sale, will be on sale for this short period of time. Also, some items will sell out and not get restocked, thus creating a frenzy.
It is a good sale, but not a GREAT sale. Many of the items are things you can find from other brands, places, at a better price later. What you need to do is be a smart shopper. Have a plan, and stick to it. If you need nothing, don’t buy!!!! Don’t get sucked in!!!!
Now, if you need something, such as boots, buy them in multiple sizes if you are not sure because they do sell out. Remember, you have free shipping and free returns. Nordstrom expects you to return some items. With that in mind, if your “must have” items is sold out, check back frequently for restocks or… returns!.
What I bought From The Nordstrom Sale
Here is an online catalog for you to check out. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog
After checking my closet (I made notes after the Great Purge) I know I needed jeans and pants.
This is what I purchases:
This fall flares and bootcut jeans are going to be hot! But most important, they are very flattering to your figure. You are also going to see high waisted jeans come back ( no more muffin top). These jeans come in regular and petite. I love the dark wash because it is slimming. The material is a poly, rayon, spandex blend. Which means they will be lighter weight than regular cotton denim and will stretch. Perfect for curvy girls like me. On sale $44.90 (regular $68.00)
I am a Karen Kane fan and these pants are supposed to feel like yoga pants but look more professional. Again a blend for comfort and stretch and bootcut style that is flattering. Pefect to wear with heels, booties, or flats. Everyone needs one pair of black pants that they LOVE. On sale $65.90 (regular $99.00)
Boot on Left: UGG Pax Waterproof Wedge Boot On sale $129.90 (regular $199.95)
Boot On Right: UGG Waterproof Insulated Wedge Boot Not on sale $179.95
Last year we had a winter that was wet and cold. I ruined a pair of my boots, so this year I am looking for stylish wedge/platform style boots that are insulated and waterproof. Cold feet are not fun. So this is where the free shipping and free returns come in handy. I am trying out 2 styles of UGG boots. Both boots come in brown and black. The UGG Pax is already starting to sell out in some sizes, but remember, it may be restocked or wait for the… returns!
Finally!!! My Top Pick Of The Nordstrom Sale….
I bought this for the ladies on my Christmas list. HUGE HIT!!! This price was the best price of the year. Did not go back on sale. I wore mine all winter long. So soft but lightweight so you don’t feel bulky. Perfect on those cold winter morning to just sit around in as you slowly enjoy your coffee. If you don’t need it for a Christmas gift, get it for yourself, you will not regret this one. On sale $76.90 (regular $116.00)
Will keep an eye out for any more FABULOUS Nordstrom finds. Remember, other stores are having great end of season sales on summer merchandise too.