My Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips, Picks, and a Giveaway!

July 12, 2018


| M Loves M @marmar

I can’t believe it’s that time of year again already! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived! Get ready to shop, because this is by far the best sale of the year! Why is it my favorite? Because for a few weeks, Nordstrom offers new fall styles at discounted rates. I love a good bargain, but it’s a nice change to not have to dig through the sale racks. I know the sale can be extremely overwhelming for new shoppers so I want to make sure all of you are able to get the best deals before they sell out, and trust me, they will sell out…FAST. I’m spilling all of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tips and tricks to navigating this hectic sale so that way you get the best deals and all the styles you have on your wishlist. I’m also going to keep an ongoing list of my top picks once the sale goes live, so stay tuned for updates on sale items and be sure to grab them before they’re gone! And I’ll be giving away three $75 dollar Nordstrom Gift Cards {see more info below}! Keep reading to see all of my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tips and picks.

My Top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Tips, Picks, and a Giveaway!

Gain Early Access

While the sale doesn’t technically start until July 20th-August 5th, you can gain access starting today, July 12th, until  the 19th. And it’s actually quite simple to get that early access! All you need to do is sign up to be a Nordstrom Card Holder and you’re automatically in. You even get a $40 credit to spend at the sale. This can be so helpful since many popular styles sell out quickly, and in previous years, some of the best deals were gone after the first few days of the early access sale.

Act Fast

The best deals will sell out, and they will go fast, which means, you have to act faster and snag them before they are all gone! I love looking at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview Catalog that they release before the sale opens. This is a great way to see what is going to be available and get some ideas of what you might be looking for before the sale starts. That way, you can get a jump on buying the items you just have to have. Some items that are always must-haves include these perfect leggings, my go-to bra, and a faux leather jacket!

Shop Online

I love shopping online because it is so convenient {aka I can do it while Augustine is sleeping!} and less time-consuming. This is especially true during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. The store can get pretty busy and it can be difficult to find what you’re looking for or to get help from a sales associate. Nordstrom is so great with exchanges and returns so if anything doesn’t fit, you can easily bring it back to the store or just put it back in the box, stick the return label on it, and let your mailman pick it up from your door, no post office necessary! You can even purchase items in multiple sizes since their return policy is so lenient. If you can’t find your size for an item you really really love, you can always purchase it during the sale in a different size and exchange it after for your proper size once they restock the sale items for the rest of the season at full price.

Even shopping online can get a bit overwhelming, sooooo much scrolling, so throughout the next few weeks, I’m going to keep my top picks updated throughout the sale! Make your life easier and check here first to get an idea of what you want, then, you can go to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale with a list of items that you are looking for!

I have compiled a list of my favorite styles and the best deals that I think will sell out, so you can get a quick peek at what’s available! I am also hosting a GIVEAWAY to help you shop! I will be giving three lucky shoppers a $75 Nordstrom Gift Card to help kickstart your Anniversary Sale shopping! Enter to win by commenting with your favorite of these three items. I’ll pick the winner midnight on 7/21!



I’m so into this pair of jeans and this is always my go-to denim brand! I also think this brand looks way more expensive than it is!



Obsessed with this pair of knee high boots and these cute ankle booties!


I have a feeling this pullover will sell out fast! It was a really popular style last fall! And I am OBSESSED with this coat. OBSESSED!


I really want a bunch of comfy sweaters this fall and this one looks perfect! The hardest part will be deciding which color to get. So tempted by the oat and rose! This sweater was another super popular one last fall!


So many fun beauty deals! There’s the amazing PMD, this lash serum that everyone swears by, the silk pillowcases, and while this doesn’t seem like that much of a deal, maybe it is to you!

Did you catch my secret tip for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale? I’d love to know if you have any great Nordstrom Anniversary Sale tips. Over the next few weeks I’m going to share even more of my favorite styles from the sale so stay tuned! And if you have any requests, let me know. I’d love to make these posts as helpful as possible for you!