It’s the most wonderful time… of the year! Yes, I have actually been singing that since the Nordstrom anniversary pre-sale began on Thursday July 13th.
Every year in July, I look forward to my favorite store’s annual sale because many things I know I will end up buying are available for a discounted price. Everything from shoes to bags to jeans to home décor become slightly cheaper and it's glorious.
As a proud Nordstrom cardholder, I’ve had access to the pre-sale the past couple of days, which runs from July 13th to July 20th. The deals will become available to the public on Friday July 21st through Sunday August 6th, but don’t wait to get your hands on these prices. The best things are guaranteed to sell out.
After browsing the sales online for hours and even shopping them in the store, I was able to put together a list of some of the best deals I could. Here are this year’s best picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
1. These luxurious candles from Voluspa that will fill your home with good vibes
My two all time favorite candles are from Capri Blue and Voluspa. These popular candles have scents that make me wonder where that smell is coming from every time I walk into a place they are lit. While they can get pricey, this set of three candles from Voluspa is on sale for an awesome price right now.
2. These trendy S’well water bottles you’ve seen everywhere
This water bottle keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and keeps drinks hot for up to 12 hours. S'well also donates a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each bottle to UNICEF to help provide clean drinking water to children around the world.
3. A new white duvet cover that looks like it belongs in a 5-star hotel and goes with any bedroom decor.
Every couple of years, it's worth considering updating your bedding, and what better time to do that when it's on sale? This DKNY white duvet cover has subtle stripes that compliment any bedroom, no matter what the decor is and what the furniture looks like.
4. These luxurious 400 thread count sheets and pillowcases.
I have gone through tons of sheets and pillowcases over the years and I can say that upgrading your thread count will give you a better night's sleep. Nordstrom has tons of bedding on sale, including these 400 thread count sheets and pillowcases.
5. Trendy wall art that will make your home look comfy and chic.
I have been a fan of this type of wall art for years—round wooden mirrors with spikes on the outside. They are always extremely expensive, but right now, this mirror is $65 off at the N-sale. I am very much considering buying this for my apartment.
6. This inflatable gold pineapple pool float from Sunnylife
7. A set of new makeup brushes from MAC
This exclusive beauty deal is a steal. Makeup brushes are an essential and these professional ones are under $50 right now.
8. A mini device that will make your skin clear, bright, and healthy
Our readers LOVE this cleansing device, and now you can see what the hype is all about at a discounted price.
9. A lip kit with lip gloss and lipstick from MAC
Lip stuff for cheap? I'm in.
10. Body moisturizer from Kiehl’s that will prevent dry and flaking skin
My best friend won't stop talking about her obsession with Kiehl's and now that their moisturizer (and other products!) are on sale, I want to see why!
11. A set of eye shadow, blush, and bronzer from Bobbi Brown
Bobbi Brown makeup is top notch and for under $100, you can score a whole bunch of eye shadow, blush, and bronzer that is all-together worth $365. That is nuts. This is a no-brainer.
12. This Tory Burch leather satchel
Every year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I get excited at the prospect of buying a new bag. A handbag is certainly an investment purchase and while I'm willing to spend the money on them, I am even more willing to get them for a discount. I am a HUGE Tory Burch fan. I own a few of her bags and all of them have stood the test of time. This leather satchel comes in black and light oak and is a popular item from this year's anniversary sale.
13. A cute pair of fall booties from Vince Camuto
Another investment purchase I'm willing to make each year is a new pair of boots. I learned not long ago that it makes much more sense to buy one pair of nice shoes that will last instead of buying a bunch of budget shoes that don't make it past one season. Recently, I've been all about booties. I've been eyeing these Vince Camuto booties for a while, and now I'm considering making the purchase.
14. Crop leggings for the gym
If I had to wear only one thing for the rest of my life, it would be yoga pants. But not just any yoga pants. Comfy, high-waisted, good yoga pants. Nordstrom's Zella active wear is great for runners, yogis, and people who just want to lounge. Whenever the anniversary sale comes around, I always make sure to snag a pair or two of new yoga pants.
15. A parka you'll need for winter that looks like a Canada Goose jacket
This coat from The North Face is a must-have for winter if you can't afford Canada Goose prices but want that urban-chic look this winter. I know, I know, it's hard to even think about winter nevermind prep for winter in the hot summer heat, but your wallet will be happy if you do.
16. A comfy, long cardigan that makes layering easy
The only reason I'm okay with summer ending every year is because I know that comfort is on the way. And by comfort, I mean oversized sweater season. I live for it. This open front cardigan is big and long, but also trendy and perfect for layering as we may our way into fall and and then winter and then eventually spring. It comes in seven colors.
17. A nice dress shirt (you can never have too many)
Every guy needs dress shirts in his closet, and these Nordstrom brand shirts are on sale for under $30. The price will go back up after the sale is over, so if you think you'll need dress shirts any time soon, now is the time to buy.
18. A half-zip with a fleece interior from Patagonia
Get ready for fall (and winter) with a deal on a fashionable half-zip from popular brand Patagonia. With fleece lining, this sweater will make colder weather more bearable.
19. A pair of boat shoes from Sperry
Sperry shoes are a classic summer staple, and right now you can get a new pair at a very reasonable price. My fiancé has been talking about getting a new pair of Sperry's for a while and now is the time.
20. A new watch from Nixon
At almost $70 off, this blue face watch from Nixon is a winner.
21. New Nikes for running.
Who doesn't jump on Nikes when they're on sale? After the sale, these popular brand new Air Max shoes are going right back up in price so get 'em while they're hot.
22. A 3-in-1 North Face jacket that can take you through all of the seasons
The best way to prep for the upcoming seasons? Get you a jacket that will get you through all of them. Nice winter jackets are certainly an investment, but right now you can get this popular North Face jacket (owned and approved by my fiancé and brothers) for a steal.