Have you been reading the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale recaps that have been popping up on blogs lately? For some, the Nordstrom sale is a big deal…a really big deal.
Nordstrom is based in Seattle and I lived and worked near their flagship store for 16 years. I’d anxiously await the first day of the sale and would take the day off from work to go shopping. Back then the idea of buying pre-season items at discounted prices thrilled me. Today…not so much.
Moving to Atlanta where summer temperatures can last well into September, I’m in no hurry to buy fall and winter items early. So now I shop the Anniversary Sale in a different way. I buy fashion accessories that I can wear year-round, I stock up on basics like tees and I take advantage of the deals on cosmetics. And to keep my gift closet fully stocked, I buy a few gift items too.
I did spent some time on the Nordstrom website and spotted a few things I liked. Then I made a visit to the store to see the items in person and make my purchases. Wanna see what I bought? Check it out below…
WHAT I BOUGHT AT THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE
I love a Long Open Front Cardigan and this one is a classic, light weight style that can be worn year round. During summer I’ll wear the cardigan with a tank and in the winter with a long sleeve tee. The cardigan is available in 7 colors and is a deal at just $49.90.
Every woman needs a basic cross body bag like this Pebbled Leather Crossbody Bag ($78.90). It’s a great size of daily use or travel and I love the roomy interior and outside zip pocket. Available in black and chino brown.
What’s not to love about this black and white striped Monogram Stripe Tote? Anything monogrammed is a winner in my book and the size of this tote makes is perfect for work or weekend. It’s available in red, green, blue and black with white stripes. $31.90
All of a sudden I’m into these modern necklace styles so I bought this Golden Crossing Necklace which is on sale for $35.90. I think it will be perfect to wear with tees and sweaters and will also look great under a blazer.
I’m loving the ruffle sleeve trend that is happening right now so this Bell Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover was a must have. The simple styling makes it easy to dress the top up or down and I loved the $39.90 price tag. And there are 11 colors to choose from. I’d recommend picking up a basic color like black or grey along with a fashion color like olive or burgundy.
I always keep candles in my gift closet so I bought the Voluspa Maison Blanc Two-Wick Candle Set. I’ve been a fan of Voluspa for year and for just $29.50 this is a great gift item. p.s. break the set up and you’ll have three gifts instead of one
These Floral Drop Earrings are so pretty in person and I just couldn’t resist them. Their from Bauble Bar and the colors and 3-d detail are what makes them so special. $48.00. Also available in a solid pink.
If I had to choose just one candle to live with for the rest of time it would be the Votivo Soziety Soy Wax Candle in Red Currant. The scent of this candle is amazing and it is one of the cleanest burning candles on the market. The Nordstrom sale is a great time to stock up and save. $21.90
I usually wear MAC eyeliner and buy my lip gloss at one of the big box stores but I wanted to try the Stila Stay All Day Liner & Lipstick after spotting them online. The eyeliner is fantastic and I love the tip which it easy for the eyeliner to glide on. The lipstick has nice coverage and nude pink color is very wearable by lots of skin tones. $20.00
You can shop the entire anniversary sale here.