Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

It's that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is coming. Here's what you need to know...

- Early access begins on Thursday, July 12th (for cardholders)
- Public access begins on Friday, July 20th
- Sale will end on Sunday, August 5th

The catalog was released yesterday. I wait for this with bated breath each year. 

It reminds me of my excitement for the arrival of the Big Toy Book from Toys 'R Us each year as a child. Callie and I would spend hours poring over the toys and adding stickers to all of our favorites. This blog post is a little bit like my 'stickered' catalog

The catalog doesn't feature everything that will be included in the sale, but a nice sample of things.  After looking it over, I'm a little disappointed. There wasn't too much I was crazy over. Although, there were a few stellar items, like this solitaire diamond necklace that will be majorly marked down by hundreds of dollars. It is similar to the diamond necklace that I wear daily! 

So here are a few of the items that jumped out to me... hoping there is a better selection once the sale goes live. I usually splurge on cashmere, designer shoes, and beauty products. 

Block Heel Pumps// These come in a few colors and are under $100. These are a great heel for someone just entering the working world or someone who is on their feet a lot since the block heel will be comfier! This will come in a lilac velvet, black suede, and white leather. 

Ruffle Neck Sweater// This is a great affordable basic that is offered in a neutral gray, beautiful blush pink, and two bold colors: blue and green. I would suggest going with the gray so it has the most versatility in your fall/winter wardrobe. 

Bow Slides// These come in 3 different colorways but in my opinion, the black are the way to go. They're trendy but also somewhat classic because of the neutral color and bow. They're very similar to the Prada bow mules that have been popular in year's past! 

Wool Topcoat// I don't know if primary colors are very 'in' for fall/winter, but I'm seeing a lot of it throughout the colors being offered in the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. For example, I'm loving this beautiful, classic wool topcoat in gray, but it's also offered in red, green, blue, and yellow. The red would be beautiful around Christmas! This is the type of thing you want to look out for during the sale. 

Things that are well-made, classic/closet staples are going to be your best buys and also the best value. Think leather shoes, cashmere sweaters, fine jewelry, pricey skincare, winter coats, etc. 

Le Labo Fragrances// These are two of Le Labo's best and most popular fragrances. They are pricey but this set is a good value. Santal 33 is my favorite! 

Blush A-line Dress//  I think this was my favorite piece of clothing in the entire catalog. What a gorgeous blush color and a classic silhouette. It's by Eliza J., too, so you can expect high quality for a very reasonable price. A great dress for work or play. 

Diamond Solitaire Necklace// This necklace is being marked down by hundreds and brings it down well under $1000. I am constantly asked about the necklace that I never take off and this has a very similar look! 

Buckle Booties// These are certainly a designer splurge but aren't they so gorgeous? I've been into low-heeled/flat shoes lately. I find myself reaching less and less for my heeled shoes and these are just perfect. I also loved these and these in terms of booties on sale if you are looking for a less pricey alternative!

Cable Cardigan// I think this is going to be super popular. It's an oversized, cozy basic. I own so many sweaters like this and wear them as a robe or even just with leggings while out running errands. 

Adidas Sneakers// Adidas makes my favorite sneakers and I love the look of these. I was impressed with the selection of sneakers and athleisure! Also love these and these!

T3 Hairdryer// I have the white and rose gold version of this dryer and it is my absolute favorite! I use it every time I dry my hair. It dries it so quickly! Speaking of hair tools, I am really curious about this beachwaver! I have heard good things! 

Charlotte Tilbury Palette// CT has become one of my favorite makeup brands. The colors are so beautiful and natural and the products are very high quality. I'll definitely be ordering this palette. The colors are absolutely gorgeous! I also have the pencil and lipsticks in this set and they're so beautiful and neutral for everyday wear. 

Chanel Chance Perfume Set// I love this scent and I love that it comes with a travel perfume!

Diptyque Set// This is always a splurge but so worth it! I love placing these all around my apartment! These are also great to have on hand because you can break them up and give as gifts. Wrap the individual candle in clear cellophane with a cute matchbook and tie with a grosgrain bow. It makes for a lovely gift! 

One last tip- place a big order and return what you don't love. Nordstrom has an amazing return policy and it's better to snag it while it's in stock in your size than regret not getting it! When you receive your order, inspect the quality. A lot of the items in the sale are created specifically for the Anniversary sale- so the quality can be off!

Keep an eye out over on Instagram/stories because I'll be doing a fun giveaway during the sale that you definitely won't want to miss! 


Anonymous said...

Love your picks but almost every item is sold out.

Summer Wind said...

Anonymous, thank you! All of the items will appear as 'sold out' until the sale goes live on Thursday July 12th! Once it is live, all of the pricing and product info wil be available and you will be able to purchase! I just wanted to give everyone a sneak peek of some of the items from the Sale catalog so we know what to expect! I'll be back with a post on 7/12 with all of my favorites from the sale so you'll be able to shop everything!

Anonymous said...

Whoops, I don't shop this sale usually so thanks for the info. I learned something today :)

Rachel Thelen said...

I agree with you, the Nordstrom sale selection is just not that great this year. Nothing really caught my eye in the catolog this year. Everything is too trendy and not really my style.


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