Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access

The day is finally here!! Early Access for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins! I have been up since 3am my time shopping the sale and have had way too much caffeine already!  As I shared in my last post, the Nsale has been my favorite sale for years and this year it did not disappoint! 

I know that so many of y'all are so excited about this sale and I wanted to put together a quick highlight of some of the amazing items in the sale before hitting the store this morning! Cardigans, plaid tops, comfy tees, boots/booties normally go the fastest! Happy Shopping!

Cardigans & Pullovers:
1. Barefoot Dreams Malibu Wrap 
2. Topshop Long Open Front Cardigan 
3. Oversized Waffle Cardigan
4. BP Cocoon Cardigan
5. Thread and Supply Wubby Pullover

Tops

Pants & Jeans
13. Zella Red Leggings

Boots, Shoes & Accessories
19. Madewell Earrings
21. BP Bootie
22. 1.State Studded Bootie
23. Vince Camuto Pevista Bootie

24. Sam Edelman Tall Boot
25. Vince Camuto Over the Knee Boot
26. Steve Madden Grey Mules
27. Lucky Wedge Bootie
28. Sole Society Scarf
29. Chelsea28 Bag



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is probably my favorite sale of the year next to Black Friday, or as my husband likes to call it, my Superbowl! What I love about it is that you have access to new fall arrivals that are offered at sale prices before they go to their regular price. This year we have some trips planned to colder destinations so I will actually have use for some cooler weather layers!

I got the preview catalog before we left for Alaska and had so much fun going through it (although this is just a tiny snippet of whats to come...the catalog pales in comparison to the sale every year)! But I know it gets reeeallly old quickly with everyone talking about it for an entire month. So I decided to wait to start talking about the sale until today! 

The sale can feel overwhelming with all of the hype and large amount of items offered, so I wanted to break down the sale basics if you haven't heard of it before, share my shopping plan and how I am going to cover the sale! I want to be the best resource for you! 

NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE GUIDE 

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Anniversary sale offers brand new fall arrivals on sale for great prices before they go back to their normal prices for the season. The sale stretches across many departments such as mens, home and kids! I often buy Christmas gifts, teachers gifts and do back to school shopping for my girls!
 So many great brands like Tory Burch, Sam Edelman, Barefoot Dreams, Vince Camuto and Spanx go on sale. But because the sale is so popular things literally fly off the shelves! There are sometimes restocks, but not always. 

When does the sale start?
The key dates for the anniversary sale are as follows: 
  • July 12th at 12:01am Pacific - Early Access for Nordstrom card holders 
  • July 20th at 12:01am Pacific - Public sale begins 
  • August 5th - Sale ends and prices go up

What is your plan for shopping the sale?
I've been shopping the Nsale for years and this is my second year covering it as a blogger! I always set my alarm and wake up the minute the sale goes live at 12:01 am pacific and start going through all of the goodness! I typically am shopping for the most affordable basics (booties, boots, cardigans, tees, jeans), event dresses, and athleisure! This year I am also shopping for home decor, kids and mens. I've been saving for this sale for a while, ha!

How will you share the sale?
So on July 12th, first thing in the morning, I will have a round up of my favorite items and those that I think will sell out quickly on the blog. I will also share this on my insta stories with direct swipe up links. I often make multiple purchases since shipping is free to be sure items don't sell out! If an item is available for in store pick up I will normally chose that as well! 

I am heading to the store to do a try on session as well on the 12th to discuss sizing! The girls are coming with me which should be interesting!

 Although I love the Nordstrom sale, it won't be the only thing I share for the next 4 weeks. But some posts to look for from me in the next few weeks are: 
  • specific posts based on department and price point 
  • fall wedding outfit ideas 
  • restocks during the public sale 
  • affordable work wear basics 
  • early Christmas gift ideas and teacher gift ideas 
  • styling and outfit ideas for family photos

Do you have any favorites from the Nordstrom Sale Catalog?
Yes! Here are some of my favorites so far! 

Catalog links:  Main catalogMens Catalog

I hope you have fun shopping the Nordstrom sale! Before you shop, I recommend taking an inventory of your fall clothes and make a list of what you are looking for! Also, set a budget - it can be SO easy to overspend and knowing how much you want to spend is really helpful! 

Check back here on the 12th to see my sale picks! Please feel free to email me or DM me on Instagram if you have any questions or want me to find specific items for you! Happy shopping! :)

Affordable Clothing For Girls on Amazon

I have always loved to dress up my girls - from infancy to preschool age, I have so much fun with the girly side of being, well a girl! But with them growing so quickly, it is hard to justify spending a lot on a single outfit!

So in addition to shopping at Target, Old Navy and other affordable reatailers, I started shopping on AlliExpress. I found a Fourth of July romper for Charlotte when she was under one years old for like $10 with free shipping!  That same romper I had seen at a boutique for $35! The shipping isn't quick, but for the price, it was worth it.

Then I started to notice that Amazon actually offered some of these same items for the same price, but shopping through Amazon is just so much easier for me, ha! #naturalhabitat And they offer free prime on some of these items!

Some tips for shopping these items: 
1. Always read the reviews. Sometimes you have to take these with a grain of salt, but often if there are several reviews saying the same thing it will be accurate. 
2. Check the sizing guide! Sometimes the sizing will include measurements which makes it easier to tell how the item will fit your little one. 
3. Check the shipping dates and return policies. Try to eliminate any surprises! 

I have been thinking about doing this post for a while now, and have been slowly collecting my favorite Amazon fashion finds for girls and wanted to share below! Here are some pictures of them in real life and then my Amazon picks!

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My Favorites From Opalhouse for Target

Anthropologie style furniture and decor at Target - yes please!! I have always loved Anthropologie's home decor section, but the price tag normally is out of my comfort zone, so I am really excited about the new Opalhouse line! It launched at Target today but I spotted the display at my Target earlier this week while I was there! I was with my girls so I didn't have a ton of time to shop, but I picked up this cute palm leaf plant that I had been eyeing online! My Target had smaller quantities so I will definitely be shopping this sale online! We are in the process of redoing our master bedroom and this line will be so fun for decorating it!

Here are some of my favorites from this line! I will share what I purchase on Instagram, here! (affiliate links below)

Bedroom/Bedding



Dining/Entertaining


Decor 


Old Navy President's Day Sale Picks!


I forgot to change my alarm this morning from school day to a day off, so I woke up at 5:30! Why do I always do that, LOL! After doing a devotion I checked my email to see that Old Navy is having 35% off and free shipping with the code FORALL! Old Navy has been one of my go places this year for clothes for my whole family because their pieces have been so on trend and the quality has been surprisingly good! 
So while I was waiting for the kids to get up I stalked this sale and put a quick post together on my favorite items! I love this kind of sale because I use it to purchase summer staples, non-candy items for the girls' Easter baskets and gifts for friends/family! My precious nephew was just born so I included some cute boy items I am scooping up for him!! To see what I am loving from the sale just click on the pictures below! I included the sale prices in each picture so you can see what the prices are after the 35% off!



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