Everything You Need to Know About the NSale + HUGE Giveaway!

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Eeeek do yall know what time it is?! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts this week and I couldn't be more excited! If you've been following the blog since last July, you know how huge this sale is and why I love it so much, but just in case, we're going to have a little refresher course today. OH and don't forget to read all the way to the bottom for a VERY exciting Nordstrom giveaway going on right now!!!

What's the big deal with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale anyway?

Well, my friends... usually when you hear the word "sale" that refers to marked down merchandise that has already been on the floor or online for some time. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a whole different ballgame though because this sale features all BRAND NEW items (i.e. everything you need for Fall/Winter 2018) at discounted prices. There are new items in all categories of the store, so you're able to shop women's and men's clothing, kids stuff, shoes, handbags and beauty!

What do I need to know?

Biggest takeaway and learning point here is that items sell out FAST! Like suppperrr fast! The best way to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is by having early access to the store and being able to shop starting July 12th. The only way to gain early access to the sale is by having a Nordstrom credit card, which you can sign up for here. It's super quick and easy to apply for one, there is NO annual fee and it comes with lots of perks. Believe me, if you're an avid Nordstrom shopper, this card is for you (and I don't do store credit cards, so that's saying a lot!)

Another amazing part of this sale, and Nordstrom's customer service in general, is the option to buy online and pick up in-store. I lovveee doing this during the sale because you don't have to fight the crowds (which there always are) and you also don't have to go rummaging through everything to find what you're looking for if you already have something specific in mind. If your store has the style/item you want in your size, I say grab it while you can! You can always make easy and free returns if you change your mind or something doesn't fit quite right.

All the important dates you need:

July 12-19 - all cardmembers get to shop Early Access online + in-store

July 20-August 5 - sale is open to the public online + in-store

August 6 - prices go back up

What are the must have items this year?

After taking a peak at the anniversary sale catalog, I am already going gah-gah over several things and making my wish list! Some of my favorite purchases from last year were transition dresses (like this Free People one that went viral haha), long cardigans, and Vince Camuto booties.

I'm really excited this year to shop for some styles that will carry me from maternity into postpartum like good jeans and cozy sweaters for fall. I'm also needing some new booties and boots because my feet have grown during pregnancy which is so weird and also slightly annoying haha! And finally, I'm super excited to peak at all the baby and nursery items, too, as we prepare for our little girl to arrive this October! :)

This is hands down the best time to stock up on all the goodies you want for your fall wardrobe. There truly is no better sale than this one!

What now?

Stay tuned to the blog for A LOT of upcoming NSale posts! I'll share favorite purchases, best items in each category, steals and deals, and more. I'll also be doing lots of in-store shopping and trying on, so I have the best info and knowledge on how to share with yall not only the best items but more specifically on fit, materials, colors, etc. All the posts about this year's anniversary sale can be found by click on the 'NSale' banner at the top of my site FYI! 

Let me know in the comments if there are any specific blog posts you want to see surrounding the sale and I'll do my best to help ya out!

Also, there is a BIG, BIG giveaway going on right now on my Instagram. Want to win a hefty gift card to Nordstrom this week in order to get your shopping kicked off right?! :) Head on over and get all the details there! Best of luck.

xx Alex