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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips | Favorite Items

The best sale on women fashion, style, and beauty for fall, winter, summer, and spring.

I’m sure you hear, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and some of you are like, “um, what is that and what does it mean?”. Explaining it all and how to conquer it today!

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COSMETIC CASE

ANNIVERSARY SALE: Early Access July 13th-20th // Full Access July 21st – August 6th.

When I used to hear the word NORDSTROM, I would think money, money. money. Yes, Nordstrom has a lot of items that are expensive BUT they have a lot of items that are in the everyday budget for us. Plus, I am way more ready to buy items of quality for a discounted price.

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Honestly: I stopped buying clothes from Target because their quality went down the drain, their prices skyrocketed, and their return policy sucks. I still buy things every once in a while but I spend less money on my clothes with a better return policy and better quality at Nordstrom.

The best Nordstrom Anniversary sale on women fashion, style, and beauty for fall, winter, summer, and spring.

So what in the world is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or #NSALE? It’s a celebration of when Nordstrom was first established as a store, Nordstrom brings in brand new styles for a discounted price. Usually around 40% off. These prices last for a short time and then they go back up to full price.

So what I am saying is that you need to take advantage of the Anniversary Sale while it lasts. What I am not saying is spend money you don’t have or buy things you will not wear.
More about that concept below!

Strategy to make the
Nordstrom Sale work for you!

  1. Open a Nordstrom Card: The sale opens for Nordstrom card holders in advance! July 13th Nordstrom Cardholders get to start shopping and it opens to the public July 21st through August 6th.
  2. Buy now and return later: Nordstrom will literally take your items with no questions asked. You don’t have to worry about running out of time to try them on but you will run out of time on the price. PS Nordstrom has free shipping all the time!
  3. Buy what you need: Analyze the holes in your closet and try to fill them with the items from the sale. This is when I stock up on all my staple items:
    • Shampoo and Conditioner
    • T-shirts
    • Skin Care
    • Slips and undergarments
    • Leggings
    • Boots (if they need replacing)
    • Coats (hello 40% off right before the Fall/Winter)
    • Baby Gifts (they have the best pieces and I stock up for showers)
  4. Try something new: I use this sale to try something I wouldn’t normally wear. It’s a great time to buy a dress or blouse that is out of your comfort zone because you can’t beat the price!
  5. Order multiple sizes: Things sell out within the first couple days of the sale and they may never be restocked. Order what you think your size is and one up or one down just in case it’s not right. This ensures you will have your item vs. them selling out.
  6. Buy online: Their shipping is beyond fast, during the sale it’s a bit slower, but it still arrives at a great time. The stores can be crazy busy and not every store receives all the items listed online. Also, each store is only sent a certain number of items per style so they often sell out and won’t be restocked.
  7. Ship to Store: This is my favorite thing ever. I work full time alongside my blog, I am never home during the day to pick up my packages. You can ship them to the store and pick them up at your convenience if your home is in an area that attracts packages being stolen. Plus, if you have time you can try them on return the items that didn’t work. Fill out the address with your name and the street address of your store.

I will be sharing in store photos of items I try on this weekend, for now, you can shop the ones I am drooling over too! 

My favorite 2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks:

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1,825 Days of Love, Trials, and Commitment | DIY Card

The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

Yesterday, Jason and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary! Marriage has been made up of 3 prominent themes for me, I chose to share these with Jason in a unique DIY card this year because WORDS are his love language. 

This post was sponsored by American Greetings. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.
The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.
The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

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DRESS c/o | HEELS | EARRINGS c/o | BRACELET | CLUTCH | LIPS (Snob)

When I walked down the aisle 5 years ago, I thought I knew what marriage was all about. 5 years later, I am so thankful it wasn’t just what I thought but everything else: love, trials, and commitment. 

LOVE, simple in thought but in action is much more complicated. Love is a choice. At first, it’s easy but as life unfolds it can be more difficult to choose to love each other. One way we have found to help us is to stay connected. It is much easier to choose to love each other when you are emotionally connected. This means lots of date nights and late night talks in a busy life. My favorite is our coffee dates, simple but means the world to me. 

Yes, I am thankful for TRIALS. These trials shape and mold us as spouses. I am not thankful for them while I am experiencing them, but I am grateful for the change in me from them. Without these trials, our marriage wouldn’t have the depth and character it has now. This depth allows me to be able to connect with Jason in the way he needs as a husband and for him to connect with me the way I need as his wife.

With the choice of love, the depth of trials, COMMITMENT comes into play. When we are choosing to love each other and are deepening our relationship through trials and triumphs, we are then choosing a commitment to our marriage. Without love and without the trials, you lose the commitment which then means you lose your marriage. Through these 5 years, we have started to learn the intricacies of each other and what we need. Most of the time, we learn from doing the wrong thing but hey, we are learning! 

I have realized that words are one of Jason’s love languages. I try to express words to him in many ways and avenues, my favorite is through cards. 

The search for the perfect message and image is always fun! Sometimes, I can’t decide and I buy three. Doesn’t hurt to give three cards over three days does it?! Each one says something a little different. Each image expressing a different emotion or mentioning a different memory. I take the time to read each word and connnect each image to what I want it to express to him. This is SO important. Don’t just buy the cute card with the cute image and the cute little saying. Take the time to find the right message.

My all time favorite place to find cards for Jason is the card section in Target. Yes, it’s my favorite store for one but it’s also the largest card selection I have found! What can I say, I like my options! One of my favorite cards I bought him had plastic toy sushi rolls on the front representing our sushi dates. There is literally a beautiful or thoughtful card for everything in this section.

This anniversary I chose this card. Find out why below.
The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

 

 

EASY CARD PERSONALIZATION DIY


The sentiment of the words is heartfelt but reminded me of a special memory, our weekly coffee dates. Buying a card is a great start but I take it to the next level by personalizing it.The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

For our anniversary, I wanted to try scripting Jason’s name and the deepest sentiment of our marriage, I LOVE YOU. I have been practicing my hand lettering so this was so much fun for me!

The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

I finished it off with a ribbon around the envelope like a gift!

The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

Then I seal it with a kiss, which is something I continued since the beginning of our relationship! When Jason was in training for the Marines during the beginning of our relationship I sent care packages and letters always sealed with a kiss on them. This is what I still do becuase it’s tradition, plus it’s cheesy and cute, just how I like it!

The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.

Check out American Greetings Pinterest page for more greeting card inspiration HERE

Next time you need a good message and a heartfelt image on a card, head to Target. Maybe pick up a Starbucks from the front of the store so you can read cards and enjoy yourself the whole time. 

The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.
The best womens fashion for summer anniversary, sharing my love in a meaningful card DIY.