My favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog + important dates!
My favorite summer pjs are back! Runs true to size.
Alright, let’s talk about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog. It’s no secret that this sale is pretty polarizing… but with the pandemic, that’s amplified even more. So before we dive in to sale coverage, I just want to let you know my personal thoughts (plus some of your feedback!).
After the year and a half that we’ve all had, a lot of us are watching our finances. Why spend unnecessary money just because it’s on sale?! I hear you loud and clear! But on the flip side, if you DO need or want a closet refresh, doesn’t it make sense to get the items at a steep discount? Maybe you really need a new pair of leggings or rain boots. Those are really practical sale items to get. I, for one, am not super excited about a lot of the selection this year, but I’m still going to use it as a great opportunity to get some new underwear, socks, and possibly a new pair of jeans. Nothing crazy, just a few things I’ll get a lot of use out of.
My point is, I understand both sides of this. If you don’t need anything that’s marked down this year and want to save money – LOVE THAT! But if a new workout top will bring you joy, I LOVE THAT, TOO! My goal is to be a resource for those who want it can get sale info, without overwhelming or pressuring you.
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog: Early Access
When is the sale starting and when can I shop?
I have Influencer status (all cardmembers start with this status – it has nothing to do with this blog 😂), so I will be able to shop early access starting on July 16th. If you want to join me, all you have to do is sign up for a Nordstrom credit card – and if you do this before July 27th, you’ll also get a $60 Bonus Note (aka store credit) to spend during the sale! Nordstrom cardholders can earn points/rewards when they shop, as well as get perks like anniversary sale early access. I have the retail card and definitely recommend it! The other tiers below are based on how much money you spend at Nordstrom each year.
If you can’t shop for a while, I’d still recommend looking through this post and creating a Wish List within your Nordstrom profile. That way, you can easily shop online when when the sale goes live for you. Just add the items you want from your wish list to your cart! A few things might sell out by the time the sale opens to the public (that will start on July 28th), but they usually try to restock the popular items.
Important Shopping Dates
Icon Status: July 12th
Ambassador Status: July 14th
Influencer Status: July 16th
Public Access: July 28th
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog
To prep for this post, I spent some time sifting through the entire preview catalog online (there’s no need to get your hands on the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale print catalog this year!). Here’s my take. This isn’t the most exciting selection in the world… but honestly, is it ever? This sale isn’t meant to blow your mind, it’s meant to help you stock up on new items that you need or want for fall/winter at a discount. In my opinion, the best categories this year are denim, activewear, loungewear/sleepwear, beauty, and shoes.
If you need new jeans, don’t miss this sale! They have a lot of options from brands that I own and love – as well as a few that I’ve never tried before.
I own and love these jeans in a different wash – and I highly recommend them! If they’re anything like mine, I would definitely encourage you to size down though. They run big.
If straight leg jeans aren’t your thing, these mid-rise skinny jeans (also by Madewell!) are total classics. Just ignore Gen Z 😉
I have never tried Good American jeans, but I am very intrigued by this pair. They look SO flattering!
I used to sell Mother jeans back in my retail days, but I’ve never owned a pair because they can get pretty pricey. Luckily these are 35% off – and so versatile, too!
Remember the amazing shorts I tried on in store earlier this summer? These are the pants version – and they’re MAJORLY marked down. Since I didn’t ever splurge on the shorts, I’m really thinking about trying the jeans out…
Scroll through below for more great pairs of denim on sale!
Shoes (and socks!)
I’m not into shoes this year just because I have what I need… but if you need new rain boots, winter boots, or sneakers, I’d definitely take a look!
I can’t believe Bombas socks are a part of this sale! I know socks might not seem all that exciting, but these socks are insanely comfortable and for every pair sold, they give a pair to those in need. They’re such a cool company and if you ever wear socks (like ever), you won’t regret this purchase.
If Bombas socks sell out, which is a strong possibility, Zella socks are also on sale! I’ve never tried them, but Zella is a great brand, so I bet they are well made and comfortable.
If you’ve been looking for a way to get motivated to work out more, a new pair of running shoes definitely helps!
Have you been lusting after Golden Goose style sneakers for a while, but you just can’t justify the price tag? This “fashion sneaker” is marked down to $199 – which, while still expensive, is definitely less than a pair of GGs.
Speaking of fashion sneakers, I feel like these Vince slip ons are an IT shoe every single year… which is why they’re on my personal wishlist every single year 😂 Should I finally try them?! What do we think?!
I’ve had my Hunter boots for years and there’s a reason why so many people have them. They’re great quality and last forever. Both tall and short boots are on sale right now! (You can read my post all about their sizing here!)
Scroll through below for more shoes and socks!
If you are in the need for new activewear, there are some REALLY great options in this year’s sale!
Nordstrom’s in-house line, Zella, makes really great affordable activewear – and a ton of their leggings and sports bras are included in the sale! I own these leggings and they’ve held up great over the years. Their bike shorts are also marked down, too!
Beyond Yoga is known for their super soft fabrics, so if you tend to look for that in workout gear, definitely check them out. I love the colors that are on sale this year, too. So pretty!
I still haven’t tried anything from Alo, but I love that there are a few matching sets included in this year’s sale!
Scroll through below for more activewear finds!
Loungewear, Sleepwear & Intimates
Truly, who doesn’t like getting a cozy new pair of pajamas or a few fresh new pairs of underwear? If you’re anything like me, you don’t buy this kind of stuff for yourself often, so might as well get them on sale!
These are my FAVORITE summer pajamas. They are super soft and lightweight – and they’re only $29 on sale! I’m definitely going to try to get the cropped pair for fall/winter on sale this year! (I have a size small.)
I haven’t ordered anything by Honeydew yet, but I have heard nothing but rave reviews of their pj/lounge sets!
Hanky Panky makes my all time favorite thongs. The only problem is that they are not cheap, which is why I ONLY buy them during this sale. I’m not kidding. Get them on sale or not at all, that’s my motto 😂
If I need a smoother thong so it doesn’t show under whatever I’m wearing, this Commando thong takes my #1 slot. Highly recommend.
I know it’s hard to think about cold weather right now, but these socks are soooo cozy. Perfectly paired with a cup of tea and a good book.
Scroll through below for more favorites!
If you like skincare and haircare, there are some GEMS in the beauty category this year.
I have become a major Supergoop! fan over the past few years. It’s non-toxic, reef friendly, and it’s not sticky or greasy.
One of the products I always shout about during the Sephora sales is my Olaplex hair mask – and now you can get their hair mask + their shampoo and conditioner for $84 TOTAL.
Curious what all the Tula hype is about? This set is actually a great place to start. It includes what I think are their 3 best products: cleanser, day & night cream, and brightening eye balm. I feel like there’s a ton of skepticism around Tula because so many bloggers talk about them, but I truly LOVE those 3 products.
I know this is super indulgent, but hear me out. I have super thin hair that can easily break with normal hair ties. These scrunchies are SO gentle and barely even leave a crease. They are magical.
2020 was the year that Adam and I fell in love with Necessaire body wash. Does everyone need expensive body wash in their shower? No way. Is it a lovely addition? YOU BETCHYA! The both the body wash and lotion would normally cost you $50 total, but you can get this bundle for $35.
I’m usually a Kopari girl, but Lindsay Silberman swears that this is the best deodorant in the world, and I trust her recommendations so much that I’m going to order some. I mean, who doesn’t like a deodorant that smells amazing?!
Scroll through below for more beauty finds!
I also think their jewelry section is pretty great, depending on what you are looking for. These studs and this initial necklace are both super affordable and would make great bridesmaid gifts! There are also a ton of great jewelry options for the bride, too!
And lastly, did you see that you can get a Dyson on sale?! Major score!!! We’ve had ours for about 2 years now and we loooove it. It’s an investment, but it works SO well. I also love these coasters as a housewarming gift, and these White Paw toys for your favorite pup!
I hope that was helpful for you guys!!! I’ll keep an eye out for any additions – and there will also be some more category-specific posts coming next week when more of us can shop, too. Stay tuned!