Girlfriend’s Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – 2018

Every year I look forward to the second week of July! It’s the week that marks the beginning of the best sale of the year! The sale you don’t want to miss, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!! This sale is unlike any other sale. The products marked down are new pieces, not unsold merchandise the stores is trying to clear out.

I love creating this girlfriend’s guide to the sale to help you shop this monster sale!

Here are a few things I have learned over the years and details on what I bought!

The sale runs for a couple of weeks and offers a ton of deals in every department. It’s my favorite time to stock up on fall fashion, back to school clothes, items for my home and even Christmas gifts.

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Girlfriend’s Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Some Tips

1.Shop early!

The sale runs from July 12-19th exclusively for Nordstrom Card holders. It opens to the public July 20- August 5th. If you aren’t a card holder, you don’t get to shop until the sale has been running for over a week! Get your card by clicking here. The early bird gets the worm!!!
If you do not have early access you will not be able to add shop any of the items I have listed until July 20th.

2. Be Organized!

There are SO many items on sale it can be overwhelming! I like to browse their online catalogue and make a list of the items I want. I like to save a list in my notes on my phone so I can refer to it when I shop online or in store.

3. Shop online.

If you don’t have a Nordstrom close to your home, don’t fret! Shopping online is actually my favorite way to shop their sale. There are no crowds, no kids to keep happy and their free shipping make it a breeze to purchase and return. Also, there are many more options online than in store.

My Purchases

I shopped the sale yesterday in store. You guys! It is awesome! Today, I am dishing the details on my purchases. I’ll be back later this week to share a more in depth look at specific categories, including home decor.

Pink and blue master bedroom - girlfriend's guide to nordstrom anniversary saleBlush Tory Burch Cross Body purse - blush flats

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This blush cross body was one of my favorite purchases from last year’s sale. I use it all the time. It is back this year with only one slight change, some added stitching to the bottom. Snag it while you can!

Look at these blush and gold flats!!! Together with the purse they make the perfect pair! They BOTH come in black too!

The shoes run true to size and are super comfy!!!

Studded shoes - black studded booties - leopard studded flats - black studded heels

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So there is a pattern of studs this year! I love the little pop they add to classic styles! Studs aren’t the only thing these girls have in common, they will all make your feet happy too. They are comfortable and classy.

The black studded leather booties feel like butter. {They run a little big, size down a half size}

Leopard flats are a staple for fall. These ones stole my heart at first glance.  {True to size}

I love the black studded heels and how they add some pizzaz to a must have black shoe for your wardrobe. {True to size}Best jeans Nordstrom anniversary sale

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The jean game is strong this year! I walked away with 5 new pairs!!!! One is coming in the mail, I think they might be my favorite. They have a slit in the bottom hem and a little snap accent at the ankle. Here is a dressing room shot of them…

Sizing: These run a little big, size down one size.

Also, my FAVORITE jeans ever are also on sale. I wore them all Spring! They are a light wash and are so flattering.

Sizing: TTS

Jean #1
Sea eyelet sleeve wool blend top - ag skinny jeans

Sea Eyelet Sleeve Wool Blend Top | AG Distressed Jeans | Tory Burch Blush Flats | Tory Burch Blush Crossbody

The top is adorable and definitely a splurge. It looks darling paired with blush accents. These distressed jeans are my favorite. I got some a few years ago and have worn them out!

Sizing: Top – TTS – I’m wearing a S, Jeans – TTS

Leather jacket - black studded heels - date night outfit

Leather Jacket | AG Distressed Jeans | Black Studded High Heels | White V Neck Tee

Leather jackets are a staple for your closet. This one is a light blush, beige, nude color. I am wearing an XS. I love how the sleeves a cut shorter to show your jewelry. It’s so versatile, easy to dress up or down and is incredibly soft.

Sizing: Jacket runs big, size down. I’m wearing an XS. Tee – TTS – I have on a S. Jeans run TTS.

Jean #2girlfriend's guide to nordstrom's anniversary sale - red ruffle top

Red Ruffle Top | Black Frame Jeans | Black Studded Booties

I loved this ruffle top so much I got it in red and blush! It comes in cream and black too!

Sizing: Top – TTS – wearing S. Jeans are TTS. Booties run a little big, size down 1/2 size.
polka dot top - black skinny jeans - leopard flats

Polka Dot Top | Black Frame Jeans | Studded Leopard Flats

I love feminine details on my clothing. This polka dot top with a peter pan collar and accordion sleeve has so many feminine details! It runs true to size and looks adorable paired with these black skinny jeans and leopard shoes.

Sizing: Top – TTS – wearing a S. Jeans TTS. Shoes TTS.

Jean #3
Blush ruffle top - blush flats

Blush Ruffle Top | Rag and Bone Skinny Jeans | Blush Flats

Here’s that ruffle top in blush. I don’t know which one I love more!

Sizing: Top – TTS  – wearing S. Jeans – TTS. Shoes – TTS

blue blush outfit - blush tory burch cross body

Lace Pinstriped Top | Rag and Bone Skinny Jeans | Blush Flats | Blush Tory Burch Cross Body Purse

Pink + Blue. You know I had to sneak that combination in here somewhere! This pinstriped top with ruffle and lace details is fabulous. It runs true to size and looks perfect paired with pink. You can also pair it with red or camel.

Sizing: Top – TTS – wearing S. Jeans – TTS. Shoes – TTS.

Jean #4classy comfy outfit - black ruffle sweater - skinny jeans - leopard flats

Black Ruffle Sweater | AG Skinny Jeans | Studded Leopard Flats

This black ruffled sweater runs a little small. I am wearing a medium. The sleeves are removable to convert into a ruffle shell. It comes in a bunch of colors too.

Sizing: Sweater runs small, size up. Wearing M. Jeans – TTS. Shoes – TTS.
girlfriend's guide to nordstrom anniversary sale

Ribbed Cardigan | AG Skinny Jeans | Studded Leopard Flats | White V Neck Tee

Who doesn’t love a good cardigan? I love this ribbed one. It is super comfy and looks great dressed up or down. Not a fan of this soft tan color? It comes in tons of colors! I think I may have to get the blush one too! It’s such a good price!

Sizing: Cardi – TTS – wearing S. Jeans – TTS. Shoes – TTS.

Looking for the perfect nude lip? This nude lip set is amazing! I love all the colors and the price is awesome! This would also make a fabulous gift!

This pink lipstick set is fabulous for a little color. The lipliner is one of my favs!

I got this Bobbie Brown set last year and used it almost everyday! I love love love it! Worth every penny. The colors this year are even better than last year.

Well that is a the dirt girls! I am sharing more details on my Instagram stories about each of the pieces I bought. Head over there to see more.

***Also, I will be sharing tons more of my favorite pieces and how to style them in the Like to Know it App. You can follow me here to see this exclusive footage. If you can’t shop the sale until public access, you can favorite the pieces you like from my posts and then shop them on July 20th.***

My birthday is Monday and this sale is always my early birthday gift! It’s a tradition to shop with my daughter. We make a day of it and have a blast shopping for together.

I hope this girlfriend’s guide helps you add some special pieces to your closet! I’ll be back sharing more of my favorites for your home, kids, gifts and more through out the sale.

Happy shopping!

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7 thoughts on “Girlfriend’s Guide to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – 2018

  1. just want applaud you and your blog, as a mother, realtor, and someone with an extensive design background, I really enjoy your efforts of incorporating design with elegance, home family and business. Not sure where you are based out of, or if you ever do anything in person ? but I would love an invite…

    I am based out of Northern Virginia- Loudoun county, but will always be New Yorker 🙂 and spend much time there

    Than you again,


  2. Thank you, Randi! I have bought several pieces in the past based on your posts, and I just ordered today for the sale! Love your style!

    1. Oh I am so happy to help! It’s such a good sale with great pieces! Thank you so much for the lovely compliment! xoxo

  3. Great job implementing fashion and elegance together into one! You look beautiful. Loved your post.

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