It’s that time again: the one that seems so perpetually far off in the future save for the two blissful weeks per year that are the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. For Nordstrom Card holders, there are two key rules to maximizing your bang for your buck during this double-points event.
Rule 1: Save your Splurges. Considering a new scent? Eying a designer handbag? Wait for this sale to make your move. As someone who always second guesses herself about a month or two before the sale and comes desperately close to sealing the deal with a full priced item, trust me, it’s always worth the wait.
Rule 2: Stock up on Staples. This sale alone is how you can afford to live a little more luxuriously throughout the rest of the year. Take advantage of cosmetics pricecuts and Nordstrom brand bargains that will tie you over till the next event.
Here are my favorite picks – and newest additions to my personal collection – from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, happening now for cardholders and starting tomorrow for all y’all!
1. Stock Up On…
Zella Live-In Leggings | $33 Now | $58 After Anni
Accurately named, you will literally live in these perfect leggings. They go on sale every Anniversary Sale, so now is the time to stock up on this wardrobe basic. You can never go wrong with the basic black (I have accumulated several pairs) which transitions easily from your workout to a night out.
2. Splurge On…
Rebecca Minkoff ‘Mini 5’ Zip Crossbody Bag | $129 Now | $195 After Anni
Rebecca is the Queen of the mini crossbody bag. Any fashion-aware female can spot her signature leather fringed zips and chained drop straps from a city block away. It’s the perfect purse to grab and go for a casual friday night drink that may or may not turn into an adventurous night out. I’m in love with this wine red color that’s perfect for fall and into the holiday season.
3. Get A Gift With…
Tory Burch Eau De Parfum | $115 Now | $127 Value
The reason you wait for the Anniversary Sale to pick a new perfume is not for the savings, necessarily, but for the free gifts with purchase. If you’re going to buy it anyways, getting a little something extra just makes you feel good. And how cute is this laser cut makeup bag and travel size perfume?
4. Try It Out…
MAC Look In A Box Lip Trio | $29 Now | $47 After Anni
For someone who is not a big spender on beauty products, the Anniversary Sale is a good opportunity to try out new products without paying full price. When you know you like the lip color, kinda want the gloss but don’t know if you need the lip liner, now you can get all three for the price of two.
5. The Cant-Pass-It-Up Bargain…
Street Level Vegan Leather Pocket Tote | $31 Now | $48 After Anni
Sometimes you aren’t even looking for it, but when you see it you just can’t say no to a really good deal. This vegan leather tote bag is a dream. It’s super soft, nice and roomy, and features a handy front pocket and magnetic clasp closure. All for around 30 bucks? Sold. (Sorry to say this wonderful evergreen color has sold out, but there are plenty of others!)
Happy Anniversary Sale and happy shopping!!!