Alright, ladies. This is it. Game ON!!! The long awaited Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview is finally here!
You can’t shop just yet, but you can add #NSale items on Preview to your Nordstrom Wishlist to purchase when your access level comes up. This is awesome, because you can make a plan and shop the sale strategically, rather than buying impulsively.
FYI, all of my #NSale 2021 coverage can be found under the #NSALE tab at the top of my blog. (On mobile, tap the 3 lines at the top left, for the dropdown menu.) As I add new posts, they will be added to that tab.
When Is the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
Here are the dates you need to know. (Not sure of your access level? Find that here.)
How to Shop the #NSale
If you’re new to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, start here: Your Complete Guide to the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
A few quick reminders: You will get the most bang for your buck if you shop investment pieces and rather than trendy items because the savings on investment pieces is far greater than it is on lower priced, trendy items. That said, I realize we’re all working with different budgets, so I try to include a mix of styles and price points in my recommendations.
This is also a great time to stock up on beauty products, wardrobe staples, and foundation garments that rarely go on sale. They may not be fun to shop for, but they’re necessary, so you may as well get them at a discount.
If in doubt, buy two sizes; things sell out fast! Also, paying extra for expedited shipping will help ensure you get your order without cancellations or delays.
Finally, Nordstrom Made brands typically have more stock than the other designers, so focus on those first. I will try to point out items where the sell-out risk is high.
For my preview posts, I’ll use shopping widgets to round up my top recommendations across all major categories. Once I’m able to try on clothes, I’m going to have a Nordstrom Looks page with all of my #NSale looks, sort of like my Instagram Looks page. That way, you can access my outfits at any time.
At first glance, I see some familiar pieces — quite a few that I have and love — but there are a lot of new styles too. I feel like Nordstrom does a lot of what they know people like and expect to see in this sale, even if it’s not cutting edge, so it can seem underwhelming at first. But there is definitely a good assortment of newer styles as well, and I’m definitely seeing some good deals already, so at least there’s that.
There are TONS of boots and denim options, at all price points. Sweaters and bags are rather underwhelming so far, and I also noticed that a lot of the measurements do not jibe with the pictures. Like, some sweaters look long and oversized, but the length measurement is quite short.
Just remember, things will really look different when we start trying them on. It will take some trial and error to figure out how to create complete outfits, but that’s part of the fun, right?
Also, I feel like I’m seeing more “now and later” type of styles than in previous years. That’s kind of nice, because it’s hard to get in the mood to buy sweaters and boots when it’s 90 degrees outside!
Don’t be alarmed if some things say they’re sold out. That’s just a glitch in the system — it’s mostly with items that are not new styles to the sale. When the sale opens on the 12th, everything will be fully stocked… at least until they start selling out, which can happen quickly for certain brands.
Today I’ll start with an overview — my top picks, products I have and love, and the items on my personal Wish List. Then I’ll take a deep dive into each category in several future posts.
#NSale 2021 Top Picks:
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