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A Mother-Daughter Tradition
It has been a tradition of ours to go to the Nordstrom Anniversary sale. They used to really make a big deal about it with a private night for their credit card holders. There would be music, hors d’oeuvres, and a chance to grab some fall merchandise on sale.
The sale discounts fall merchandise for about 3 weeks. Many items are snatched up during Early Access for card members starting July 6th. The other Nordy Club levels get to start shopping from one to 3 days after. It opens up to the general public on July 15th. Social media influencers typically fall under that category. But you can still do fairly well on many other items. The sale starts on July 6th for th
There are certain Nordstrom branded items I would strongly recommend. And, it is a great opportunity to purchase stocking stuffers and holiday gifts. How it works:
- Go through the preview and add items to your wish list.
- On your day of shopping, go to your wish list and check off the items you want to purchase
I would recommend signing up for the Nordstrom credit card to earn points and redeem for dollar notes. If you do this in advance, you can make the Anniversary Sale one of your double points days. And, if you sign up, you may be eligible for a $40 Nordstrom Note.
Nordstrom is one of my favorite stores. I blame my mom. Mention Nordstrom and you will hear her story about shopping at the original Nordstrom in Seattle while on a vacation.
In fact, when my daughters and I went to Seattle, she insisted we visit their flagship store. We did and definitely enjoyed our visit.
Whenever I would take her to the Nordstrom in our area, she always shares how long she has been a Nordstrom customer with the customer representative. It’s actually adorable. So yes, I blame her. And, my girls blame me for their love of Nordstrom. Ahh, the things we pass on to our kids.
It can be a little overwhelming to go through the entire Anniversary Sale items. Prior sales focused on upcoming fall/winter items that were discounted during the Anniversary Sale but would go up after the sale ended. I noticed that there are a lot of other non-seasonal items that are included. My guess is that they too have excess inventory and want to push those items. But, I love focusing on fall items. And, I find that you can get some great deals on beauty and shoes. I broke down my recommendations by category. They include items I have purchased in prior Anniversary Sales. Additionally, I am including items that my twenty-something adult daughters and I have added to the Wish List.
Nordstrom Hydrocotton towels– I am extremely picky about my towels. They must be absorbent and soft. These are both. They come in an array of colors. If you have a person who uses benzoyl peroxide, it will pull the color out of your towels. It’s why I keep the white ones around to avoid that problem.
Nordstrom Bliss Plush Throw – These are so soft and comfortable. You’ll find them in every room in my home. And, honestly, they make great gifts. They come in eight different colors. Normally $39.50 but during the sale, we got them for $24.90.
Voluspa Maison Set of 4 Petite Candles – I bought a set last year as a Hanukkah present for my daughters who love these candles.. They also have the Maison Set of 5 Tin Candles
Volcano Blue Signature Candle – The scent is amazing! Perfect stocking stuffer.
Sleepwear & Lingerie
Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajama Set– My daughters ordered these last year and I totally get why. After trying theirs on, I also bought a pari. They are perfect for the warmer summer weather, especially in Florida. On sale for $40.90
Eberjey Giving Palm Pajamas – I am extremely picky about the pajamas I sleep in. They must be soft and stretchy fabric. I usually look for a Modal fabric which is one of the more luxurious vegan fabrics. It is great if you tend to get hot while you sleep. With a trip coming up in the fall, I decided to splurge on a pair.
Hanky Panky Original Rise Thong – I’ve been a fan of Hanky Panky for over 10 years. Anytime they go on sale, I replace some older ones.
Zella Workout Bras – I’m a huge fan of Zella and these longline sports bras are super comfortable. They come in black, navy and some patterns. I am 5’1” petite and order an M.
Zella Bike Shorts – I’m a fan of this Nordstrom-made brand. The bike shorts are marked down during the Anniversary Sale from $49 to $32.90
Nordstrom 3-Pack Cushion Ankle Socks – I try to refresh my sock collection annually since I live in them year-round. We paid $6.90 for the 3-pack. The Nike 3-Pack No-Show socks and the Zella 3-Pack low training socks for $18.90.
Nordstrom cubic zirconia stud earrings – set of two for $44.90.
Deepa Gurnani Tyra Drop Earrings – I have several formal affairs coming up and these are a great price for a night out look
Michele 20mm Silicone Apple Watch® Strap – this is a great update to take your watch from a casual to a sophisticated look. I love my watch but find I want a change from the standard black band. With a savings of almost $100.
Little Words Project – These are great bracelet bundles. I own five custom bracelets. These make great stocking stuffers or gifts. Choose10 different bundle designs.
Diamond Essential Huggie Earrings – I’ve been looking for a pair of huggies. Can’t wait to add these especially since I have so many piercings.
Baublebar set of 3 Huggie earrings- these are perfect for when you want to wear a more casual look
Beauty & Makeup Gifts
GHD Black Platinum 1-inch styler – I am a huge GHD fan. I own this styler and the travel styler. If you need to replace yours or are thinking as a gift, this is a great sale price. Almost $100 off the regular price.
Perfume– Adding this to my Hanukkah gift list because fragrances can be pricey. I know the scents my daughters gravitate to so why not give them something they will love?
Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Cheeks Set
Nars Mini Orgasm Cheek Duo Set
Le Labo Eau de Parfum Discovery Set
COOLA® Classic Body Piña Colada Sunscreen Set
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder Duo
Ray-Ban sunglasses – I’m one of those that has several pairs of sunglasses. It takes me a while until I find a pair I love. Ray-Ban always works out great for me so I am going to add another pair because… Florida… sunny and has strong UV rays so have to protect my eyes.
Belts – These are great updates to your wardrobe. Check out the ones from Madewell and this one from Frye.
Women’s Jackets, Jeans & Jumpsuits
Wit & Wisdom – ankle straight leg jeans. – a friend introduced me to this brand years ago. They are super comfortable and a great ab-solution denim.
Frame – Last year, I purchased their black denim jeans. So comfortable and soft so I’m adding in their straight-leg jeans (Dublin). They are a bit pricey but still a great price.
Blazers – If you haven’t noticed, a blazer is perfect for jeans, slacks, dresses, and shorts. I prefer a fitted blazer so added the Open Edit in beige and black.
Topshop Faux Leather Moto Jacket – I am a long-time fan and was sorry to see their Soho, NY, and London stores close. They were known for showcasing up-and-coming designers. Thankfully, Nordstrom still carries their brand. Comes in black and cream.
Halter Neck Jumpsuit – I was looking for something a little more dressy for an upcoming wedding. I can also travel with it and dress it up or down.
Zella Live In Jogger Jumpsuit – Because I WFH, this jumpsuit keeps me cool and casual. I have the Zella Live In joggers and they are super soft and comfortable so this is a great find as far as I am concerned. I am 5’1″ and small works out perfectly.
Vionic Tenley Bootie– I suffered from plantar fasciitis back in 2020, Vionic is one of my recommended brands for their support. Definitely adding these to my wish list.
Cloud Running Shoe – These have become my favorite sneakers. If you haven’t tried a pair yet, I would grab them during the Anniversary Sale … if they are not sold out. It’s a great price!
Børn Sandal – These look so comfortable and fun!
Dolce Vita Solo Western Boot- Western boots will always stay in style. Love these classic western boots in suede
Blondo Booties– I own about 5 pairs of Blondo booties that I have purchased during various Anniversary Sales. They are super comfortable and waterproof. They mark them down over $50 so worth getting if you are looking to get a pair of booties for the fall.
Chelsea Boots – I own pairs in black and brown. Chelsea boots are timeless so if you don’t yet own a pair, I highly recommend getting a good pair that will last.
I’ve got several trips planned for the fall and winter. These travel items will definitely come in handy.
Béis Weekend Travel Bag – I recently got my daughter BÉIS luggage since she is traveling so much. Sometimes they are weekend trips so considering adding this weekend travel bag. It looks very spacious and even has a separate compartment for shoes.
Longchamp – several of their backpacks and totes are on sale. My girls and I love them! I bought the leather backpack on a trip to London but also own the tote.
Longchamp Toiletry Case – I am definitely adding this for my upcoming trip abroad. I have limited space so my other toiletry bag will be too big.
Tumi Paige Backpack – I received this as a gift from some friends for my birthday because they know I have a big trip coming up. I love the color and the sleeve to slip it onto my suitcase.
And, the shirt I have on in the Instagram post, you can grab a similar one that too.
Happy Shopping! 🛍
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