10 July 2021

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale like a pro!

Denim jacket | ATM tee | Leopard tote | Gucci muleshere and here | Spanx black pants – Anniv sale here – size up

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale like a pro!

If I told you this is the 29th Nordstrom Anniversary Sale since I first started working there, you might wonder how old I am 😂  Needless to say, after all these years, I kinda know what I’m doing (wink). Consider me your trusted source for how to navigate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and get the best of the fall season — highly edited, on trend, and super stylish — before it’s all gone! (Pro tips below.)

Right now everyone (in my world anyway) is talking about the sale: clients, friends, my Nordstrom6 girl gang, and countless other bloggers and stylists. It’s an exciting time, but there a few things I’ve learned over the years, including this all-important tip: make careful and thoughtful purchases! In other words, don’t buy things just because they’re on sale. Because this is an extra busy time at Nordstrom, there are brand new, regular priced items and collections that arrive, and believe it or not, the good pieces fly out the door! Keep reading to see more tips you’ll find useful for navigating the sale.

But first … why is this sale such a big deal? Because it’s brand new fall merchandise, offered at a discount before the season even starts, and it gets marked back up in August. This is the best of fall, and I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to show you my favorites and give you the best recommendations possible. Check it out!


Sneak peek

 Susie – Vince anniv sweater (sale) | Chloe bag | Taylor – Vince cardigan anniv sweater (sale) | Chloe bag Vince is always a favorite brand, and this year there are some amazing sweaters like the pale pink one above and the light gray cardigan coat that Taylor is wearing. Check out the selection here!


Susie’s wish list

Every year, try and stock up on a few things like fitness basics, beauty exclusives and loungewear items. Then look for a couple of special pieces you know will work with all the essentials you already own. Check out this new style board I made to show you my personal picks!



Diptyque travel candle set – I get this every year!

Monica Vinader bracelet – I’m adding silver this year and contemplating this Michele watch I’ve been dreaming about!

Elemis cleansing balm is a favorite and I stock up when it’s on sale. I’m also adding this Nécessaire body wash set — it smells so good!

Paige is always a favorite and everyone needs a black blouse! The Paige “Cindy” jean has a great fit — loving this gray wash and this faded wash too!

These sunglasses are super cute and different

AllSaints is one of the best investments you can make, and it always sells out. Loving this new sage green color leather jacket

Accessories like this cashmere blend gray scarf, and this Clare V. tote are great additions to every outfit

This Reiss camel coat might be one of my favorite pieces on the sale — it won’t last

Last year I tried on this La Canadienne black boot and it’s SO comfy. Plus, it works with everything!

White sneakers always look stylish, and these Nike ones with leopard trim are so cute

Natori Bliss thongs are favorites — great time to stock up!

This AllSaints dark green asymmetrical sweater is different — you’ll love it!


Make sure you own the basics!

Sometimes the best selling basics aren’t on sale, but they’re the building blocks to every single outfit. I’m talking about the ATM tee, Vince Crop legging and the Vince black slipdress. All important pieces to have so you can start making outfits!


Here are my best tips on shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Tip 1: Buy online! So much more efficient this way — avoid the crowds and get it fast. Plus, items may not be available in store.

Tip 2: Focus on the hot items that are going to sell out quickly! In my next post on Monday, I’ll reveal the most popular brands and the items that sell out the fastest.

Tip 3: Consider paying $12 extra for two-day shipping. This bumps your order up in the queue and increases your chances of getting what you want!

Tip 4: Stock up on basics! Get your denim, leather jackets, shoes and booties, and makeup now.

Tip 5: Schedule a Personal Double Points Day.  Earn 2x the points towards Nordstrom notes –- you’ll be glad you did!


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Thank you for reading! xx