The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 is in full swing! I’m so excited because it’s one of my main shopping events every year. I stock up on basics and add new trends and statement pieces to my fall wardrobe. Here’s my rundown of everything you need to know to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 and my must-have picks from the sale!
Why is this sale so talked about?
It took me awhile to understand why this sale is so special and such a hyped up event. Here’s the deal: stores usually put products on sale when they’ve had them for awhile or right before they get a new season’s worth of products in and need to get rid of their current inventory. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is different because Nordy puts brand spanking NEW products on sale before the new season, fall, even starts. Everything in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 will go back up to it’s regular price after the sale. See what I mean, this sale is a big deal!
When can I shop?
Now, if you’re a Nordstrom card holder! I know, it sounds nuts that you need a Nordstrom card but I got one a few years ago and I haven’t looked back. I’ve honestly heard a lot of people say something similar to this too. It’s super easy to sign up (I didn’t even know you could do it online until I wrote this post!).
What if I don’t have a Nordstrom card? Can I still shop the sale?
Yes! If you don’t have a Nordstrom card then you can shop the sale on Friday, July 22nd before the prices go back up to their regular price on Monday, August 8th. My only warning is that things always sell out quickly during this sale quickly, eeek!
What should I buy during the sale?
It’s a great time to pick up all your basics for fall. Trust me, your closet will thank you come October when you open it up to find brand new pieces ready to be worn! One of the basics that I’m absolutely getting is a new pair of skinny jeans in a dark rinse for the colder months. This pair of jeans is great for only $46! The N Sale is my favorite time of year to stock up on new booties and boots. Two pairs of riding boots have my attention: Tory Burch and Frye (pinching myself thinking that I can get Tory boots on sale!). I also love these Rag & Bone booties or this similar cheaper pair of booties. Also, oh hey, Hunter boots… you know you want them. Lastly, I can’t think of a reason not to get these perfect suede over the knee boots for under $200 (they come in 4 colors). Fall is my favorite time of year to accessorize because I love hats and scarves. This floppy felt hat is to die for! It would be wrong of me not to advise you to grab a Barbour jacket on sale while you can. They are simply the best jackets around town. This cashmere sweater is under $90 so it’s a must! Fall is all about layering… last year I layered over and over again by tossing on my utility vest (under $40!). This black purse (comes in other colors) is gorgeous and looks like a designer bag but it’s only $35. It might sound funny but this sale is also a great time to buy all our favorite expensive undies, Hanky Pankys, because they never go on sale.
I need beauty items, not clothing…
Finally, a shout out to all my beauty girls out there! There are so many amazing beauty products on sale. I’m mainly shopping for a new perfume scent, for candles to make my home cozy with, and for fresh makeup (looking at your Nars!).
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