Since 1990, mid-July is a time when I’d be planning a day and time on my schedule to preview the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom Palo Alto. And as I mentioned in a post this past Friday, for 16 of those 30 years, I had the pleasure of being a true “insider” to this one-of-a-kind sale (one that no other retailer has been able to successfully pull off IMO), as a buyer and then Store Manager of various Nordstrom Stores. Since starting AskSuzanneBell.com 6 years ago, numbers would indicate, your favorite posts ARE my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dressing Room Reviews and Favorite Sale Picks.
So here we are today. A very different time, one that none of us could have ever imagined. In going back and forth in my mind on whether or not to cover the sale this year, I’ve decided why not? If anything, to keep a tradition alive – something to remind me of how things used to be, and will be again someday AND to support one of the best retailers in the world as they maneuver these unprecedented times. For the Nordstrom COVID-19 Update, PRESS HERE.
And since I can’t have you join me in the dressing room, I’ve shopped the catalog and rounded up some of my personal favorites from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Online Sale Catalog, along with tips on how to maneuver the sale virtually. Do check back frequently as the website states that new styles are added daily. I plan to do my shopping on 8/7, and if I come across additional must-see items, I’ll be sure to share them on my Facebook Page (HERE).
What’s all the hype? Here’s the skinny. For 25 days, savvy shoppers have the ability to buy new items before the fall season begins – at limited-time low prices. Nordstrom is the only retailer I am aware of, that has truly mastered this type of sale – and it’s pretty fabulous!
Make A List: We are living in changing times, what would enhance your wardrobe or lifestyle right now? A cozy loungewear set? An Aromatherapy Diffuser (HERE)? A new pair of Zella Leggings (PRESS HERE)? Maybe it’s a pair of Ugg Slippers (LOVE THESE), or a new pair of cozy pjs (PRESS HERE)? A cozy cardigan in new colors (LIKE THIS) paired with printed joggers (PRESS HERE) feels perfect for enjoying an early morning coffee on the patio. There’s so much to browse, so I suggest you think about what your needs are TODAY, add them to your wish list so you can shop on your designated sale date!
Don’t Get Sucked In: I’ll leave you with my words of wisdom. Don’t get sucked in by every blogger and Instapost telling you HAVE-TO- HAVE ‘THIS’ HOT ITEM. Stick to your list, enjoy browsing every insta-blogger going crazy about the deals over the next few weeks…you’ll have many an opportunity to shop fall fashion when the season actually comes and we have somewhere to go, I promise!
Dates to Know:
AUGUST 13 : Early Access Shopping Begins (cardholders only). The online catalog is open to preview now | PRESS HERE.
- Early access has a tiered approach this year depending on your Nordy Club status, so you may have access before August 13. To check your loyalty access and find your sale access date, login to your Nordstrom account and visit “cardholder status”.
- Icons Nordy Club Status: August 4
- Ambassadors Nordy Club Status: August 7
- Influencers Nordy Club Status: August 10
- Insiders Nordy Club Status: August 13 (all cardmembers!)
AUGUST 19 : Sale Opens to Everyone
AUGUST 30 : Sale Ends, Anniversary sale prices go back up
I think we can all agree that a cozy cardigan is an #1 everyday essential these days. In evaluating my own collection I have found many of my favorites are nasty, pilled, and faded. Here’s a look at a few of my personal favorites, in NEW COLORS, at FABULOUS PRICES!
- Barefoot Dreams Cozy Chic Lite Circle Cardigan | PRESS HERE
- Barefoot Dreams Long Weekend Cardigan (LOVE LOVE!!), now $85.90, reg $147.00 | PRESS HERE
- Barefoot Dreams LEOPARD Cardigan, in 3 colors, now $79.90, reg $134.00 | PRESS HERE
- Barefoot Dreams Circle Cardigan, in 3 colors, now $68.90, reg $116.00 | PRESS HERE
- Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan, now $65.90, reg $114.00 | PRESS HERE
- DEAL! Leith Cozy Long Cardigan, in 8 FAB colors. now $39.90, reg $65.00 | PRESS HERE
- TOPSHOP Ribbed Open-Front Cardigan (reg & petite), in 4 colors, reg $44.90, reg $68.00 | PRESS HERE
Leggings & Lounge Pants
- Zella Live-In High Waist Legging (An ASB FAVE!), in black + 2 fashion colors, now $38.90, reg $59.00 | PRESS HERE
- Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 Leggings, in black + a fab new color, now 42.90, reg $65.00 | PRESS HERE
- SPANX Faux Lether Leggings,now $64.90, reg $90.00 | PRESS HERE
- To SHOP ALL Anniversary Sale Leggings | PRESS HERE
- Tommy John Lounge Shorts. now $29.90, reg $52.00 | PRESS HERE
- Zella Live In Joggers, now $38.90, sizes XXS-XXL | PRESS HERE
- DEAL! BP Lounge/Jogger Pants, in prints and solid, regular and plus sizes. Reviews are that these are super soft but thin, for lounging only. Now 24.90, reg $39.00 (PRESS HERE)
- BP Sleep in wide leg Pajama Pants, now $19.90, reg $34.00 (PRESS HERE)
- Tommy John Loungewear Jogger Pants (great reviews!), now $49.90, reg $78.00 | PRESS HERE
- Madewell Cali High Waist Demi Boot Jean (runs a big large IMO, so check reviews), now $84.90, reg $128.00 | PRESS HERE
- Madewell 9-inch High Waist Skinny Jean in Black, now $84.90, reg $128.00 | PRESS HERE
- To BROWSE all DENIM and JEANS on Anniversary Sale (PRESS HERE)
T-Shirts & Tunic Tops
- ASB FAVE! Caslon Rounded V-Neck T-Shirt, in 6 colors + animal print and stripe, size XXS-XXL, now $12.90, reg $25.00 | PRESS HERE
- MUST HAVE! Halogen Absolute Layering Cami, in reg and plus sizes, now $12.90 | PRESS HERE
- Chelsea Layering Long Sleeve Tee (great UNDER dresses, ponchos, vests, flannels, etc., now $29.90 | PRESS HERE
- Chelsea Layering Tee in Nude color | PRESS HERE
- Treasure & Bond Tie Dye Cotton Sweatshirt in 3 colors, now $38.90 | PRESS HERE
- Project Social Graphic Tees and Sweatshirts | PRESS HERE
- Sub-Urban Riot Graphic Tees, now $21.90-$29.90 | PRESS HERE
- Daydreamer Concert Tees and Tie Dye Sweatshirts | PRESS HERE
- Gibson Long Sleeve Cozy V-Neck Tunic, in 6 colors, (Reg and Petite), now $33.90 | PRESS HERE
- Create a lounge set with these matching joggers, also in 6 colors | PRESS HERE
Bras & Bralettes
Now is THE time to stock up on foundation essentials. Now is the time to take inventory of your lingerie drawer and stock up on bras, panties and pajamas. From Natori and Wacoal to Chantelle and Hanky Panky – some of the best essentials are on sale.
- True & Co Body Triangle Lace Racerback Bralette, now $33.90, reg $52.00 | PRESS HERE
- PRESS HERE to shop ALL True & Co Body | PRESS HERE
- Free People Llektra Bralette, in 5 colors, now $24.90 | PRESS HERE
- DEAL! Honeydew Keagan Seamless Crop Camilette, in 9 colors, now $11.90 | PRESS HERE
- To SHOP ALL Anniversary Sale Bras and Bralettes | PRESS HERE
Refresh Your Panty Drawer!
- Natori Cotton Bliss Girl Brief, now $14.90, reg $20 ( buy more and save),
- PRESS HERE to shop ALL Natori Anniversary Priced sale | PRESS HERE
- Hanky Panky Retro V-kini Briefs ( my personal all-time fave, I stock up once a year), now $23.90, reg $36.00 ((PRESS HERE)
- To shop ALL HANKY PANKY Anniversary Priced sale | PRESS HERE
- Chantelle Seamless Hipster (PRESS HERE) and Seamless High Waist Panties (PRESS HERE), now $14.90 (BUY MORE AND SAVE!)
I love Flora Nikrooz sleepwear and lucky for us, a few styles are available on the Anniversary sale! (THIS) blue printed jogger set is so feminine and reminds me of blue Chinoiserie. I could see this set paired with one of the Barefoot Dreams cardigans on a slow Saturday morning. Shop all pajama sets (HERE).
If you like Flora Nikrooz, there is a nice selection over at the Nordstrom Rack as well (PRESS HERE).
Slides, Slippers & Lounge Socks
There are so many beautiful shoes on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but right now, I’m living in Slides and Slippers. Check out these slides, all under $50! Madewell Remi (PRESS HERE) | Treasure and Bond Kallie (PRESS HERE) | Steve Madden Forever Chain (PRESS HERE)
- Barefoot Dreams 2-pack Cozy Socks, grab one for yourself and a few more for gifts!! Now $19.90, reg $30.00 | PRESS HERE
- Uggs Flufette Slipper (love the Navy!), now $59.90, was $89.95 | PRESS HERE
- Ilse Jacobsen 139 Slip-On Sneaker, now, $54.90 reg $83.90, in 6 fab colors including NAVY! | PRESS HERE
- To SHOP ALL SHOES | PRESS HERE
- Tory Burch Leigh Slide Sandal, now $139,90-$149.90 | PRESS HERE
On My Wish List
- Drybar The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush SET! (a $243 value), now $165.00 | PRESS HERE
- What it is: A deluxe set featuring The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush and full and travel sizes of other smooth hair essentials.Set includes:- The Brush Crush Heated Straightening Brush: a brush that combines the heat of a flat iron with the structure of a paddle brush to create smooth, frizz-free looks in a single step.- Super Lemon Drop Detangling Brush: an ultimate detangling brush for wet or dry hair that works through tangles without tugging or pulling.- Full-size Prep Rally Prime & Prep Detangler (5 oz.): a lightweight detangler that protects hair from heat and preps it for optimal performance of styling products.- Full-size Triple Sec Blanc Scent 3-in-1 Finishing Spray (4.2 oz.): a three-in-one formula that texturizes, amplifies and refreshes hair, providing instant texture, volume and body.- Travel-size Hot Toddy Heat Protectant Mist (1.5 oz.): a lightweight spray that protects dry hair from heat styling with curling, straightening and styling irons.- Travel-size Detox Original Scent Dry Shampoo (1.4 oz.): a dry shampoo that eliminates oils and impurities from your hair so it’s left looking and feeling clean and refreshed, with extra volume and a matte finish.
Pamper Yourself | Cosmetics
- BLOG FAVE! WellBe Set of 7 WASHABLE Cosmetic Cloths, now $19.90 | PRESS HERE
- LOVE!! Select SLIP brand silk king and queen pillowcase sets and scrunchies | PRESS HERE
- ORIBE Full Size Gold Lust Dry Shampoo & Texturizing Spry ($98 value), NOW $64.00 | PRESS HERE
- MAC Haute Gossip Lipstick Kit ($60 value), now $32.50 | PRESS HERE
- NEST Votive Candle Trio (Grapefruit, Ocean Mist and Sea Salt…yummy!) ($48 value), now $32.00 | PRESS HERE
- To Shop ALL BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES from Kiehls (hand cream!), Voluspa, FRESH, Bobbi Brown, Beauty Blender, Charlotte Tillbury, MAC, Moroccanoil, | PRESS HERE
Hydro Flask 32-Ounce Wide Mouth Bottle with Straw in a yummy lavender color “Thistle”, now $32.90, reg $49.95 (PRESS HERE)
Phew! So what do you think? Does anything catch your eye? What treasures have you discovered while browsing the massive online sale catalog? Drop us a line down below, sharing is caring!