Today’s topic is all about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Check out my favorites and wish list.
Let’s get real, I’ve only worn 4 outfits since COVID started. I just rotate them around, so why do I need to shop Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. GOOD QUESTION! I looked at the preview for the sale… muh. Nothing really fabulous, but some good stock-up items.
So, let’s look at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Check out my favorites and wish list.
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My Favorites And Wish List
The NSale is Nordstrom’s big Anniversary Sale. I am usually pretty picky about what I buy, but the things I buy are usually some of my favorite pieces. Since I just dropped a ton of money on A/C units, I am going to be very conscience what I buy this year. Plus, I have put on extra 20 lbs (yikes!) and need to lose weight before I invest in clothes
Information On The NSale
Right now everyone can preview the NSale. Nordstrom credit card holders have pre-assigned dates they can have “early access” to shop the sale. Everyone can shop for the sale starting on August 19th thru August 30th. The next day everything goes back up in price. This doesn’t mean it will not go on sale again, and some do. But for the most part, this is the best price and inventory you will get.
My Favorites in Jeans
According to my body type rules (know your body type-I am a PEAR) I should buy jeans and pants that are dark/black wash and bootcut. Easy! My favorite brand of jeans is a Nordstrom brand, Wit and Wisdom. After years of trying to find jeans I like, I feel in love with the Wit and Wisdom Itty-Bitty Absolution jeans.
These are the only jeans I wore all fall/winter. I have them in petite (I am 5’1) to wear with flats and sneakers, regular length to wear with heels and booties. Both sizes I have in black and dark denim. The good news is off sale they are not one of the more expensive lines.
JEAN CHECK TIME! Go try on your jeans. Are they too stretched out, do they still fit (extra pounds do to COVID stress eating)? May need to replace or get another size. Great time to grab some, if you don’t need them, return them. Nordstrom has the BEST return policy. Remember- an online shopper must also be an online returner.
A Favorite Pick- Booties
Waterproof booties are a MUST HAVE! I have been extremely pleased with my black booties from Blondo. I wore them with my jeans all the time. At the end of last year, my zipper broke, so I am going to be bootie shopping. On my list is the Blondo Emelia Waterproof Chelsea Booties in black. These look to be slip-on with no zipper.
Body type rule, wear dark shoes with dark denim and black jeans to create a longer, leaner line. It will make you look taller and slimmer.
A Favorite Pick- Slip-On Sneakers
Last year I wore my slip-on sneakers out. This is on my buy list for fall. I am looking for slip-on sneakers that are waterproof and comfortable. Not on the Nsale, but in my shopping cart are the Blondo Karen Waterproof Sneakers.
One thing the Nsale is known for is good prices on name brands that do not usually go on sale. There are sales on some brands they are not allowed to advertise.
It is a good time to shop for some quality items, socks/bras/ underwear. On my needs list is some quality underwear. Many of my panties are stretched out and worn out. I also have on my list a super comfortable sports bra (that is all I have been wearing for the last 6 months).
This summer I have been wearing my racerback sports bra with oversized tank tops, the racerback showing.
My Wish List- Barefoot Dreams Socks
My Favorite Picks-Beauty
Confession time! I have barely put on makeup in the last 6 months. With all the social distancing, I have nowhere to go, no one to dress up for. But I have been taking care of my skin. I started to incorporate a skincare routine that has a HUGE emphasis on hydration. One of my favorite brands is Bobbi Brown. The Vitamin Enriched Moisturizer is my go-to for winter
Time to do that Bathroom Clean Out. Before you even look at beauty products, do a bathroom cleanout of your old and outdated products. Next, know your coloring! I have made mistakes of buying great beauty products on the Nordstrom Nsale (HUGE MAC FAN) only to realize later that the products are not in my color wheel. Yes, you do have a color wheel for makeup too.
My Favorite Picks- Cosmetics
When looking for makeup buys, ask your self- Am I A Warm Tone? Or Am I A Cool Tone? Many of the makeup palettes will be listed as warm or cool.
Finally, check to see if it is even a good deal. I use Ulta.com as my price checker. And remember most of all, if you don’t use it, you don’t need it, so DO NOT BUY IT!!!!
My Wish List- Gifts
If you do not have one of these, treat yourself and buy one. I LIVED in it last winter. It is so soft and cozy. Also, this make a great gift for all the women in your family. If you have a mother or grandmother- this is an easy win! Matter a fact, I had to buy another one for my daughter in law who was so upset that she left it on a plane.
Final Thoughts On Nsale
Again, read over my 10 Rules For Shopping The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale before you start to buy. This year with the repercussions of COVID 19 and the many store closings/bankrupt, it will be interesting to see how other businesses adjust. Are we going to see good holiday sales? What is the inventory going to be like? We may have to do some big-time adjusting to our spending habits. Huge lifestyle changes as work from home becomes the new norm.
A lot of questions left to be resolved. But ultimately, you are the consumer. You can shop or not. Just because it is a sale, doesn’t mean it is a good sale. Be choosey in what you buy, buy only what you need. Wait for the really good stuff that meets your body type rules, skin coloring, and lifestyle.
And a final reminder, an online shopper must be an online returner. If it doesn’t fit, or work with your lifestyle-return it! Nordstrom has a great return policy and makes it very easy to return. Their model is not a lot of discount sales, in return free shipping and a very liberal return policy.
As my momma use to say, “Make Good Choices”