As this post goes live I'm currently at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale buying up all the things. Early access started today meaning anyone who is a Nordstrom card holder (you can even do a debit which is just the same thing as your bank debit but you use it at Nordstrom and collect the points and get perks) gets to go online or in store (which is SO FUN because they put up tents and even though it's packed with like-minded ladies you're all there for the same cause and no one is in a bad mood. It's Disney for divas) and shop their famous sale early.
Early access will run from July 9-16, 2015 and from July 17-August 2, 2015 the sale will be open to the public.
My strategy is pretty simple every single year. Which is I have no strategy, I just do. I always head to the tent with handbags and accessories first. I learned 2 years ago that sometimes they only get one or two of certain things (until they'd actually release when prices go up on August 3, 2015) and I don't want to miss that. I've driven through torrential downpours to get to the sale to get a particular bag. Things get really real. Next I head to shoes, then clothing. Beauty is last for me because in my experience they don't sell out of it during early access.
So what fashion items am I planning to grab this year?
Attilio Giusti Leombruni Bootie - sale price $259.90. After the sale the price will go up to $390.00. To this day I haven't found a tall, black boot that I've ever been happy with. The fit is maybe wrong, the wear uncomfortable... you get me. I love to buy black booties, though, and maybe that's just what my style is and that's why I can't find tall boots I like. I have my eye on these ones by Attilio Giusti Leombruni but I'll also try on tall ones if they have them. You never know!
Melinda Maria Tessa Pendant - sale price $84.90. After the sale the price will go up to $128.00. I've never heard of this designer but this necklace caught my eye immediately as I was flipping through the catalog at home. Of course it's beautiful but it also looks magical, and sometimes you need a little magic in your life!
Rebecca Minkoff Moto Hobo - sale price $216.90. After the sale the price will go up to $325.00. It's starting to feel like I buy a new Rebecca Minkoff Bag at every Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The ones they release are always so gorgeous! Every time I go on a site that sells Minkoff I look at the hobos. I love big bags and the design and drop of the ones from this designer always pull me in. But I just haven't made the plunge. That Port color has absolutely ended me. It's beautiful and the moto style is what I'm into right now for bags.
Other bags on the list....
If the Rebecca Minkoff Moto Hobo ends up being sold out or just isn't for me when I see it in person I do have a few others I'll be taking a look at - the Vince Camuto Bailey Quilted Crossbody - sale price $118.90. After the sale the price will go up to $178.00; and the Rebecca Minkoff Lexi Bucket Bag - sale price $250.90. After the sale the price will go up to $375.00.
Keep in mind that not everything that is available during the Nordstrom sale makes the catalog, so the list up there is just what I've seen so far that I think I'll be into. I'm also going to be running through the kids areas to get some back to school outfits for the bambinos ;)
This sale is also considered an event so be sure to check out the Beauty Bash and share your sale pics on social media by tagging #NSALE!
I have a beauty edition going live next week so be on the look out for my Top 10 Beauty Picks from the sale! I can't wait to get in the tents and get the party started! Maybe I'll see you there!