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The most anticipated sale of the season, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, is finally here! This is a one-of-a-kind event that features hundreds of new styles for the upcoming fall season. This sale is so special because the prices are up to 70% off the regular retail price. I have to say that with summer finally here, I didn’t really want to think about fall. Once I saw what was on sale though, my mind was changed! Early access for the sale begins today, July 13th. Public access begins on July 21st and ends August 6th.
July 13th – Early Access begins for Cardholders
July 20th – Early Access ends
July 21st – Public Access begins
August 6th – Public Access ends
You can get early access to the sale if you have a Nordstrom credit card or debit card (Nordstrom no longer is offering the debit card for new cardholders). Early access is nice, because so many popular items sell out quickly! Items such as coats, boots, designer purses and watches are the fastest to sell. Once the sale is over prices will not be this low again for the rest of the season.
Since I do have early access I wanted to post about my favorites from the sale. If you don’t have the Nordstrom debit or credit card you can’t buy anything yet, but you can certainly add them to your wish list. My list is quite comprehensive, as I spent several hours pouring through the Nordstrom website to find my favorites. There are just so many nice pieces offered in this amazing sale! I have links for all my favorites below the collages, but the collages themselves are also clickable.
Coats and Jackets
Coats and Jackets are some of the most popular items at the Anniversary Sale. Now is a great time to buy your winter coat, because as it gets colder the prices will only go up. This year many of the coats and jackets that were popular last year are available again. The Blank NYC Faux leather moto jacket is a great jacket. The faux leather is soft and pliable. At under $65 this jacket is a steal. You can see in this post where I am wearing last year’s very similar version. I love the embroidered version too! This genuine leather moto jacket is an amazing price (and very similar to one I wore in this post).
There are several Burberry coats available, though the colors are slightly different this year. This pink Guess jacket was one of my favorite jackets of the season last year (see where I wore it in this post). I love this year’s plaid Guess coat too. There are several classic coats available, including this trench coat and this classic white peplum coat.
Shoes, Boots, and Booties
Over the knee boots have definitely not gone out of style this year. Styles are very similar to last year, with only slight variations. I love this year’s Tory Burch riding boots, and I am definitely going to buy them. Vince Camuto has several new styles, and these are so comfortable and well-made. Hunter boots are always practical, and I love the charcoal gray color of these boots. Hunter Boots almost never go on sale, so now is the perfect time to buy them!
There are just so many pretty dresses this season! Styles by Maggy London and Eliza J. are among my favorites. Floral dresses never seem to go out of style, and this classic floral dress by Vince Camuto is my absolute favorite. A-line styling and cold shoulder cutouts are still popular this year as well. Almost all the dresses I have linked to come in petite sizes. See all of the dresses available during the sale here.
Petite Friendly Jeans
Skinny jeans are still popular this year (though I will tell you I am ready for this trend to end). Great brands such as Frame and AG Jeans are available during the sale. My favorite style by AG is on sale now too, both in a distressed and a raw hem version. SP Black is a great affordable denim brand, and this is my favorite pair from the sale.
Sweaters and Cardigans
It is hard to think about sweaters in July, but sweater weather is less than three months away. Cardigans are always popular during the Anniversary Sale, and they do sell quickly. Earthy tones are still in style, which I really like. Bell sleeves are also popular right now, and there are several available during the sale. I absolutely love this one by Frame, but this more affordable one by Vince Camuto looks just as nice. I love scalloped detail in sweaters, and this one comes in 7 colors (the yellow one is actually my favorite!). See all the sweaters from the sale here.
I think the Beauty Favorites is one of my favorite things from the sale! There are so many great beauty items available. Many great brands such as Dior, Chanel, Charlotte Tilbury, and YSL have makeup sets available. You can also find many of your favorite salon-quality haircare products. Right now I am loving the Moroccan Oil hydrating shampoo and conditioner and this set comes with the original hair treatment as well. Joe Malone cologne is one of my favorites, and this cologne set comes with five different floral scents. This would make a great gift! If you are like me you already have a Clarisonic brush, but you can always use replacement brush heads. See all of the Beauty Exclusives here.
Jewelry and Accessories
And finally, my favorite jewelry and accessories. Tory Burch and Kate Spade both have new styles of totes this year. As for jewelry, I always like Michele watches, and this watch was my favorite from the sale. There are several Kendra Scott and Baublebar jewelry pieces, and I have linked to two of them as well.
$500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway
Finally, after information overload with this post, hopefully you have found some of your favorites as well. Because of the amazing sale, I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers for a $500 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway! This is an Instagram giveaway, so start by liking my post here, and following all the people in the loop. Contest starts on 7/13 and will end 7/15 at 11:59 p.m. MST. The winner will be announced within 12 hours so the lucky winner will be able to shop early access. Accounts must be PUBLIC in order to win. Winner is responsible for any shipping cost and the gift card isn’t valid for cash return. By entering, you confirm that you’re over 18+ and adhere to Instagram’s term of use. This giveaway is in no way affiliated with Nordstrom or Instagram. void where prohibited and no purchase necessary. This contest is open to U.S. participants only.
As always, thanks for looking and good luck!
xo | April
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