Happy Friday guys! The two posts earlier this week were pre-planned and it’s been nice to step away from the blog for a long weekend. I’ve heard so many people complained about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and others go completely overboard with it. It is a good sale to get quality pieces on sale and it can be a great experience if you go in it with a plan. Based on the budget I had set, I purchased me favorite pieces that I know I will wear over and over again. I honestly didn’t want to read any other NSale posts, only from bloggers that didn’t buy the exact same items everyone seem to go for.
Today it is open to the public and I wanted to walk you through my purchases. I tried a bunch of stuff but only got a select few. During this sale I stay away from the super trendy pieces by random brands. This is the sale to invest in better things, like a great pair of designer jeans, new boots or booties (from brands like Tory Burch, Vince Camuto), and nice bag (from select brands). I personally try to stay away from the Nordstrom exclusive brands like Socialite, BP and so on, I find that these items tend to be lower quality and not worth the money.
I personally wear my Adidas activewear a lot for casual looks so this is a brand this is worth it for me. This hoodie and leggings were a no brainer. I ended up getting these sneakers as well, I’ve been wanting a black pair. These are my favorite purchases of the sale, I am still obsessed with Adidas pieces I got last year. Other great brands I always check are Vince and ALL SAINTS.
I got these Good American jeans, I got a pair last year and I still love and wear them all the time. At first I wasn’t going to get this one but after wearing it with a few of the tops I was trying on, I fell in love with it. I used to shop for jeans so often, mostly at Gap, I don’t do that anymore and just have a few classic pairs that I wear on repeat. They are better quality so I haven’t had to replace any of them yet. I know these will last me a few years.
I also got these Madewell loafer mules, I love this Gucci pair I have in red. I really wanted a neutral color but didn’t want to spend that much again. I’ve tried several other brands and I had to return every single one of them. I wasn’t hopeful for this pair, but I was sold as soon as I tried them on. I wouldn’t say they fit is just like the Gucci pair that feels like butter, but they are pretty great.
I’ve been wanting a new pair of studs and got this Nadri pair, they are super shiny and my new favorite pair. My old cheap pair needed to be replaced for a while now.
I also picked up a few random things, like this pack of socks(they are no show socks and don’t slip which is great), S’well bottle (they are the best!) and my favorite candles (this is the exact variety pack I got last year and they lasted all year long).
I didn’t get my favorite Natori bra and Hanky Panky because over the year I’ve found that I can score these for wayyyyy better prices at Neiman and Saks. So yes I love Nordstrom but they don’t always have the best prices, people like to go on about how Nordstrom has great customer service and they do but so does these stores. So shop around guys.
I also wanted to encourage you guys to be mindful of your shopping, I planned for this sale and stayed within the budget I had set. Trust me I saw more things that I wouldn’t mind purchasing but I made sure to stay on track. The NSale is not worth going into debt for. So if you can’t afford to shop the sale right now and is constantly tempted by people posting about it (myself included), mute these accounts until the end of the sale. Remember, having your peace of mind is better than any new pair of jeans (or whatever). On that note I am taking a well needed shopping break, I don’t think I need anything new for Summer and can’t bring myself to buy anything Fall related just yet.
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