Saturday, July 13, 2019

what i bought + thoughts on the 2019 nordstrom anniversary sale

Image via How Sweet Eats

I know everyone talks about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I love reading what other people found and loved. There are a ton of great things included this year! Of course I bought a bunch, but there were also things I passed on and other things I already own that I definitely recommend. I just placed my order today so it will be a few days before I even get any of my purchases so I plan on doing a follow up on what I keep in a week or two.

But... My thoughts on the sale this year differs from previous years.

This year, I decided to take the plunge and open a Nordstrom credit card. If you know me, then you know that I have two credit cards and I don't use either of them. I have many reasons for doing this and can talk about it in a separate post but just know that applying this card was a big deal for me.

Obviously I opened this card so that I could shop the sale early. The sale this year was structured differently from previous years as there were three days of pre-sale access before we even got to Early Access for cardholders. Three! Things were already sold out when I started shopping at 12:30PM on July 12th. I can't even imagine what their stock will be like on July 19th when this opens up to the public.  Last year, they barely restocked anything and it's unclear what will happen this year.

It frustrated me to see so many things sold out so I can't imagine what non-cardholders must be thinking. I understand that this is Nordstrom's way of really pushing people to open a credit card so it's a good marketing push. But it's also telling people that in order to get early access, they need to spend so much money. And at the end of the day, this sale isn't that important. These clothes won't make or break you or your worth. It's just a superfluous thing that happens every year and people go crazy for it. Sometimes I hate myself for even perpetuating the hype.

Anyway, I'm still going to share what I bought because I can't help myself. Let me know what you got during the sale and your thoughts n it!

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