Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017: Survival Guide

Hello my lovelies and a very happy humpday to y'all! 

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is HERE! Because it's one of my FAVORITE sales of the year, I am putting together this survival guide for you. All things #NSale for the next few weeks can be found right here, including important shopping dates (below), early access details, shopping tips and of course, curated style guides by yours truly!

Now, time for the fun stuff! 

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary sale?

The NSale is a genius idea by Nordstrom, it's a sale on all of the latest, freshest Fall items. Yes - the latest styles on sale.

When is the NSale?

The sale will officially start on July 21st and end on August 6th; however Nordstrom cardholders get early access and can shop the sale beginning this Thursday, July 13th.

How do I get early access?

Early access is exclusively for Nordstrom Cardholders. Don't worry! You don't have to apply for a credit card because you can also use your debit card. But if you like a points system then I highly recommend applying for the Nordstrom card because you can rack up points and receive Nordstrom Notes ($free money$) for every couple thousand points. You also get triple point shopping days and perks like complimentary alterations. Convinced yet?!

What's the best way to shop the sale?


If you haven't already seen the catalog, now is a good time to get comfortable with it. Begin making a list of the items you have your eye on. I'm guilty of flipping through the catalog over and over, but it helps me really take a closer look at what I want. Plus, this online catalog is super interactive in that when you click on a product, the brand, price and other details will automatically pop up. 

Consider fall investment pieces. Coats are one of the first things I always head toward because you can never go wrong with a classic coat or a fall/winter moto jacket. Vince always has an excellent selection of quality coats and is typically around 40% off.

Address your beauty needs. I end up needing a new blow dryer or straightener every couple of years but I secretly always wait for the NSale to get them at an unbeatable price.

Never running out is a good thing. Now is the time to stock up on new lippies, candles and fragrances. I personally enjoy the candle gift sets from Diptyque because I'm always running candles in the house AND I get to try a variety of scents for a fraction of the price of one. Jo Malone is another favorite brand of mine if you're into simple, light and fresh scents. 

Shop at least one trendy piece. Luxury and classic items are great, but it's always fun to get a discounted, on-trend piece. Topshop and BP are great and affordable brands to shop fun things.

Shoes, but of course! Booties are a fall staple and unlike other brands, Nordstrom actually puts out it's classic color booties during the NSale. It's the perfect way to score classic tan, gray or black fall boots. Some of my favorite brands that will have shoes on sale include Vince, Dolce Vita, Adidas (hi, street style babes) and Rag & Bone

Unsure? Ship, ship ship! If there's one thing you should know about Nordstrom, it's that they have FREE RETURNS! Anniversary sale items are limited in quantity so if you're debating buying something, I recommend buying it just in case. Once you get it shipped you can see the piece in person, try it on, get a feel for the textures and decide if it was worth they money. But don't let it go, because once it's gone, it's gone!

Follow me on InstagramI've already got a few items in my cart ready to go so I will style and share my buys with you on Instagram. I'll also be frequenting my local Nordstrom store during the sale and sharing my faves on Instastories. 

I hope this guide helps you map out your thoughts  this helps! Now excuse me while I begin curating style guides for the Anniversary Sale.