OMG have you heard the big news? I’m excited to be the first ever blogger to announce that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public today! Can you believe they gave me the exclusive? Such an honor!
I’m kidding, obviously. You’ve probably seen
some all of your favorite bloggers sharing posts on what to buy over the last week of the pre-sale (myself included) and will continue to see us sharing it over the next week now that it’s open to the public.
Honestly, I don’t blame anyone. It’s a big money maker and it’s also an incredible sale. It makes sense and I’m not hating on us bloggers in any way shape or form, but as a collective whole, it’s starting to feel like overwhelming and over the top and pushy, so instead of sharing a another collage (here is my original one) with everything I think you should buy, here’s the deal:
Yesterday I had lunch with my assistant Beth and she agreed that it felt almost dirty the way sooo many bloggers push their sale picks at us on Instagram day after day. So she suggested that I cut my collage for today and write about this feeling instead. Clearly Beth is much wiser than I am! After lunch I saw Carly’s post from yesterday about how the sale made her want to quit Instagram (#same), so here we are.
But what they two of them really inspired was my idea to do a series for the month of August where I post an outfit every week reusing only older clothes from my closet. So if there are any articles of clothing that I’ve posted about in the past that you want me to re-style, let me know and I’ll try to include them! I want to focus on more classic, everyday pieces so keep that in mind.
The nature of my job is sharing what’s new and exciting, and I’m definitely not against shopping the sale or treating yourself to a new top or a pair of shoes that makes you feel fab, but there is a lot to be said for minimalism in terms of it’s effect on the environment, your wallet, and the state of the world. My friend Meg wrote an amazing post about how to build a classic minimal wardrobe that I just loved. I wish I could be more like her!
So here is what I’ll say about the sale itself. I love Nordstrom and I shop their Anniversary Sale every year because it’s a great time to stock up on fall clothing for a great price. If you do shop it, focus on what you need for the next season and avoid impulse purchases that you might end up regretting later. If you’re in the market for something more expensive like jeans or a Barbour or Patagonia, it really is the best time to buy it.
But if you’re shopping just to shop, consider filling your cart with what you would buy and then adding up that total and putting it into a savings account so that when you really want something down the line, you have the money. That’s a good trick I use when I catch myself mindlessly online shopping.
If you are looking to bulk up your wardrobe and have been waiting for my post, I stand behind my original picks from the pre-sale which are still available. If you click on one of the links from my post and see that something is sold out, check back the next day because things often come back in stock.
Another note from my original post. I ended up buying these jeans (pictured above) in a size down because I had read to do that but ended up having to go down two full sizes because they have so much stretch! That said, they do look really great when you finally get the correct size. In the photo above, they are still a size too big but I’ll shoot them again for you guys in the size that ended up fitting because they have a really great slimming effect and are super stretchy and comfy.
Have a great weekend!