Thursday, July 14, 2016

nordstrom anniversary sale starts today! + tips

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale + Tips // A Style Caddy
You've probably been hearing a lot of talk about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and for good reason. It is the biggest and best sale of the year where you can scoop up brand spankin' new fall items at majorly discounted prices. I'm talking about brands like Rebecca Minkoff, Theory, Rag & Bone, Tory Burch, Kate Spade, and Topshop. Some of you lucky folks out there can start shopping the sale today {aka you have a Nordstrom debit or credit card} but will open up to the public on July 22nd.

But don't just spend to spend! It's easy to get caught up in all the good prices and even easier to just buy anything that catches your eye. Here are a few tips to get you through the sale and keep your wallet and bank account happy...

1. Know all the details. Like I said, early access for all Nordstrom card holders starts today. The sale will open up to the public on the 22nd. All prices will go up on August 8th.

2. Set a budget and shop mindfully. Wouldn't it be great if we didn't have to worry about money and could just buy everything we wanted? Yes, it probably would be, but we can't. Give yourself a budget so that you're not just adding and adding and adding things to your cart that you may not be able to afford or really need. Which leads me to my next point...

3. Create a shopping list. I know, I know - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is full of amazing deals for fall and winter. But it's best to go in with a game plan. Know what you really NEED for the upcoming seasons. The best way to do it is to scan the catalog and start writing down what you need.

4. Have multiples because things will sell out. If you're like me and can't shop til the 22nd, have backups or multiples on your list. Lots of things sell out quickly because of the great prices, and it can be discouraging if you really liked something. There are so many options though that you are definitely going to find very similar items, possibly at lower prices.

5. What should you buy? All the staple and investment pieces! If you're really looking to get the most bang for your buck, get those closet staples and investment pieces. No doubt they will be heavily discounted so why not scoop them up now? Fall boots and booties, a cozy sweater, and a quality coat to get you through the seasons are your best bet. Handbags are a good option too!

6. Filter, filter, filter! There are SO MANY items in this sale. So many that, when you're shopping online, it's daunting to just look at how many pages there are. That's when filters are your best friend. If you know that you're looking for a grey cardigan and want to keep it under $100, then look for just that. Nordstrom has a super easy filter system with drop down menus so you won't have to be looking at page after page of things that you're not looking for. Also, this helps you stick to your budget and only get what's on your list!

I'll sharing my top picks while the sale is going on, and then a haul video when I have all of my purchases. I'd love to know what's on your wish list and what you end up getting!

PS. Do any of you have a Nordstrom card? Should I get one? Is it worth it? Let me know!

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