Sunday, July 27, 2014

My favorite holiday {AKA: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale}

My favorite holiday started earlier this month (the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale), and I can't believe that I'm just now getting around to blogging about it!  I'll blame summer school...that, combined with a busy lawyering schedule, and it's been kicking my butt.

But I'm here talking about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale now, even thought there are only a few more days left to shop it.  Honestly, this year, I didn't see a ton that I thought I couldn't live without (maybe that's due to my upcoming vacation, where I know I will find tons of things I want to spend money on).

I shop in stages.  Free shipping at Nordstrom makes that super easy to do.  I go through and order a little bit at a time.  Then I like to go in store to make decisions about shoes, because these days, you can never be sure what size you are going to wear in different brands (I seem to vary from a 9.5 to an 11, depending on brands).    And, as usual, I use the Nordstrom Anniversary sale as an opportunity for my mom to start Birthday and Christmas shopping for me!

Here's what I (or my mom) have purchased from the sale:

I had my Mom buy me my yearly supply of Spanx (always a Christmas present)...

I got two of these shower caps (one was in a different pattern).  I got one myself and had Santa pick one up for my Christmas stocking, so that I could keep one in my bathroom, and keep one in my travel bag.

I fell in LOVE with these Nike shoes.  Have you ever tried the Nike Free?  They are so light weight that I felt like I wasn't even wearing shoes, and for this girl who prefers to be barefoot at all times, I love that!  And HELLO?   Leopard!
They came in another color which initially I tried on, but I decided that the black/grey would go with more things.  But the pink are so cute!  If I were rich, or wore tennis shoes more often, I would have definitely gotten both pairs!

I had my mom get me these boots for my birthday...
I actually got the last pair in a store in my size, and they had to be shipped from Anchorage, Alaska.  I'm a little on the fence about how they fit.  So they aren't 100% a keeper...I'm stilly trying them on and contemplating, but they are super cute.

I got my mom one of these cardigan's for Christmas (I asked if she wanted it, so it's not a surprise I'm spilling here).  These were a super popular item and sold out during pre-sale.

I got one of these maybe 4 years ago.  I love mine.  It's the greatest.  They are still available for purchase, just not for the sale price, which is a bummer, but in my opinion, they are worth every bit of their original $90 price!  I thought about getting another one, but mine is still in great shape after many washings.  

PSA time here:  If you are a nordstrom card holder, you can shop during the pre-sale.  The hot items often sell out during this phase, so if you aren't a card holder, become one before next year's sale!  You can either do a credit card or a debit style card.  Plus you get points for everything you buy during there year, and when you get enough, they send you a $20 Nordstrom Note.  Another tip:  if you do this in store when you are spending some money anyway, you usually end up getting a $20 Note just for taking out the card.  So total WIN!

If you are wanting to start your Christmas shopping early, I'd recommend these Barefoot Dreams blankets, which are on sale.  I think they would be a great gift for just about anyone.  I imagine that they wear and wash as well as the cardigan.  I've been coveting one, but I have a new Vera Bradley blanket, so that's deterred me from making the purchase.

If there is a baby that you need to buy a gift for, they have super cute baby ones on sale

So do tell....have you hit up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?  Any super cute items I missed?


Abby said...

You called I shopped--Brian won't get the nordys bill for a while so I'm not in trouble yet! ��

Legally Lovely said...

hahaha. I love that you call this a holiday. I considered some new boots for a little while, but didn't bite the bullet. Maybe next time. All your purchases look great though! Smart to save back for Christmas!


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