July 8, 2018
This sale can get crazy pretty fast so I wanted to prep you with 5 tips for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so that you can be ready and stay within your budget! It can become VERY overwhelming VERY quickly when you see every blogger from New England to Washington state telling you how cute every single item is. I wanted to put together this post so that you can shop SMART and prepare before the sale starts. This sale truly is my favorite sale all year because it’s when I stock up on things like winter coats for my kids, new fall boots & cardigans & items that I may have on my wish list that I know will be included in this sale. I know that some of the items I scored last year will be included this year as well so I am pretty excited to show you side by side comparisons of my 9 month pregnant belly compared to how the item fits without a belly this year! Get ready ladies, the early access sale starts this Thursday!!
and, yes! I will be covering everything from maternity & nursing friendly layered outfits to outfits for the every day mama that is classic & items that are versatile. Most importantly, I will be putting together outfits that I know you will wear on a daily basis. Pajamas, workout wear, classic outfits with denim & more.
Be sure to stay tuned to my Instagram stories on Thursday AM for an epic try on session at Nordstrom and on my blog. I am going to make this a great resource for you to find what you are looking for and to make it easy for you to shop from home.
5 Tips for Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
1.) Plan ahead with a budget // Sit down and determine your budget. Calculate what you want to spend on clothing, home décor, kids items, etc. Even if it’s just $50 – be sure that you write it out and it will ensure that you stick to it. As an “influencer” (I hate that term) it’s obviously great when people spend money through our links but I would NEVER (ever) want you to go into debt just because you think you need something. Always be sure to budget according to what works for YOU and your family. To make it easier, I created this printable that you can use to set your budget and write down the items you are hoping to score! I would love to see you fill them out and then show me them in your stories! I will be reposting them to my stories as well 🙂
SNAG YOUR PRINTABLE HERE OR JUST CLICK ON THE PRINTABLE BELOW TO PRINT!
Printable created by Paige over at Hey Halle Design
2.) Plan ahead with a wish list // This ALWAYS helps me determine what I need in my closet. You know when you wander into a store that is having a sale and you are tricked into bringing home items that are eerily similar to something you already own in your closet? This is NOT what I want to happen during this sale. I want you to score items that are ON your wish list that you don’t already have in your closet and most importantly, that you will absolutely LOVE. Do an inventory of your closet and figure out what you want to add to it. Is it a great new pair of PJs or a new pair of running sneakers because your treads are running low? Make that list and be prepared!
3.) Determine whether you are shopping early access or the public sale // When you shop early access, you will need a Nordstrom card. I have the Nordstrom debit card which is hooked right to my bank account but unfortunately they do not offer that anymore. You can read all about a card here! If you don’t have a card, you will be shopping during public access. YES, some items do sell out during early access and DO NOT get restocked but for the most part, they do. I just want you to be aware that some items definitely sell out before the public sale and they do not get restocked. With all of that being said, do not sign up for the credit card just for that reason. if you want to build credit and are in the market for a credit card, go for it and make sure you pay it off at the end of each month! 🙂 Whether you are shopping early access or the public sale, I highly suggest shopping the day that the sale starts for the best inventory!
4.) Don’t wait // If you have been eyeing something, do not wait, it will sell out. I am speaking from experience here and there is nothing worse than wishing you purchased something and then it being ripped out of your hands. You can always return if you decide you don’t want it! Nordstrom has awesome return policies and if you shop online, it’s free shipping & free returns. There is absolutely no need to go in store, especially when I will do that for you 😉
5.) Have fun // Don’t stress about the sale! This should be fun! One of the main reasons I love doing this try on session for you all is so that you can see the items in person and know what IS and what ISN’T worth your dollar. If something does sell out, don’t fret. It wasn’t meant to be and you can find something else you love! NOW LET’S DO THIS!
I wasn’t hugely impressed by the Sneak peek Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog this year (but I wasn’t last year either and there were SO many items that weren’t included) but here are a few things I currently have my eyes on:
(please be aware that these links aren’t fully working but once they go on sale, they will be!)
Vince Darlington Flats,
Caslon Wedge Sneaker
Converse Platform Sneakers
Spanx Camo Leggings
Nike Long Jacket
Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Ankle Leggings
I would love to know what you are on the hunt for – comment below! Don’t forget to print out your one page shopping planner and tag me in your stories! Excited to shop with you all!
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