The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has been live for a few hours now and again I found myself wondering if I really wanted to post about it. It is SO outplayed and repetitive before it even starts. There’s been so much chit chat in the “blogger” community about the ups and downs and here’s my take: It’s a sale, just like any other. Sure there are some fantastic savings but is it necessary to take pictures of yourself walking out with literally 12 or more bags filled with stuff just to return over half of it? The over-consumerism pushed by some regarding this sale is what grosses me out.
I know some bloggers make a good deal of their income based off of this sale, and that’s fine. You do you. But be responsible, you know? Telling everyone they’re basically dying without shopping a few sweaters or shoes is just dumb. There are BIGGER things happening in the world. So here’s how I shop the sale: I buy coats, presents, upcoming birthday and holiday gifts, and staples. Things I would NORMALLY buy but happen to be on sale. I might get a few trendy pieces but for the most part, it’s stuff I will undoubtedly keep unless it doesn’t fit or just isn’t how it appeared to look online.
So to be clear – I’m not shaming anyone who loves this sale – but bloggers posting receipts as long as your body and ultimately making people feel less than because they’re not enjoying a 2000$+ shopping spree doesn’t sit well with me. Yes we’re all adults and know how to spend our hard earned money, but the peer pressure of NEEDING to spend so much is a real thing. Okay – end rant. Now let’s check out what I see in this sale.
Some of these things were available last year and I’m including them because they’re really great. I own some of these items already and of course am not buying them again, but maybe you don’t and or you skipped over them last year and now have the opportunity to purchase again.
Dates to Remember
All of these are brands I love and have stocked in my bathroom including the T3 hair tools. They’re a great mid price point if you’re not fully convinced to invest in a Dyson. The tri-light set is something I’ve been eager to try bc light therapy for the face does wonders! The one thing I saw that I didn’t agree with was the face steamer. You can get the same thing on Amazon for $35 (I bought it about two months ago) and it’s incredible. Don’t waste money on that.
Blazers, Coat, Scarves, Jackets
This is my favorite part of the sale because winter wear can quickly get pricey. Investing in some awesome coats or even some blazers/workwear definitely saves a buck when the weather starts getting colder. I mean… Texas doesn’t definitely get as cold as up north, but we have a few cold days a year 😉 .
Cardigans & Sweaters
Some of these have similar feels from Blair Eadie’s line last fall, but I still love the colors. Also including some super cozy and fuzzy cardigans I’m like a moth to a flame with. Comfort = key.
Dresses and Skirts
I was a little underwhelmed with this selection but that may just be me. I do like a silk skirt and a good graphic tee combo!
I’m totally into the coin necklace trend right now. There are some other cool pieces I didn’t include because although they are pretty (like Mary figurines) I think my cousins at All the Wire make more beautiful ones. Check this Our Lady necklace out, it’s even more sparkly in person! You’ve seen me wear a few on my stories if you watch. I also bought this St. Christopher necklace for Charlie since he’s a pilot and always in the air. Check them out!
Is anyone else an absolute pushover when it comes to pajama sets that are especially soft? So many of these are calling my name – particularly since lately I’m spending much more time at home and not being able to drive. Hellooooo pajamas all day every day! My picks all happen to be mostly pink, clearly I have a type.
Pants, Leggings, & Jumpsuits
This is always a great sale to stock up on professional wear/workwear and leggings. Zella is a favorite of mine for both quality and style.
To be honest, I wasn’t too blown away with the shoes. I usually take the opportunity to refresh my yearly slipper purchase and always invest in a boot or two.
Sunglasses & Hats
This top comes with matching pants and I love the print. Definitely buying for summer and separate styling!