BEST of Beauty & Fashion in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019!
We kicked off this year's Nordstrom sale posts with gearing up for the sale, so today I want to share lots of the best of the sale and break it down into categories. Bloggers received a spreadsheet over the last few days and Haley and I have gone slightly cross-eyed looking at all the SKUs and finding the items we think are going to sell out. When I did a poll on Instagram, many of you said you wanted to shop beauty this year and that the beauty recommendations would be super appreciated. Let's get into it.
As a disclaimer, I feel like every blogger/influencer mentions they want to be "super helpful" and that's the main reason they do the sale. That's silly because the reason we spend so much time on the sale, finding the best and also promoting it so much is because this is a huge opportunity for us to make commissions. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest sales of the year and a large percentage of the US is shopping this sale, looking for the best beauty and fashion finds for the new season ahead. This year, Haley has been helping me get everything together so it's actually manageable (it's a lot of work) but while we want to be helpful, it is a huge business opportunity and this is why we encourage friends and family to use our affiliate links. Rather than giving 100% of your money to Nordstrom, why not spread the love and give back to some of your favorite content creators? It's a win-win.
What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly unlike any other sale out there. It’s a sale for brand new inventory and new trends for the upcoming season (fall/winter). As you know, typically in a sale, we see items that have been in stock for a while and the retailers want to clear out the racks for the new season ahead. This is the opposite which is why it is such a big deal, and gets bigger and bigger every single year. Not to mention LUXURY items, high value products (think La Mer, Bobbi Brown and more) go on sale which is rare.
When can we shop?
Tuesday, July 9th, in-store only.
ICON & AMBASSADOR MEMBERS
Wednesday, July 10th & 11th, in-store only | Thursday, July 11th, sale available online at 12:30pm EST! *This is when a lot of the best sellout items will be very low in stock! It'll be important to act fast once you gain access to the sale on Friday, July 12th.
EARLY ACCESS FOR NORDSTROM CARD HOLDERS
Friday, July 12th at 12:30pm EST in-store and online through Thursday, July 18th, 2019
PUBLIC ACCESS FOR NON-NORDSTROM CARD HOLDERS
Friday, July 19th through Sunday, August 4th. Prices for all these new styles will go up August 5th.
How can you shop through me?
Below, I've broken down my favorite items into categories. This blog post will be the easiest way you can shop. If you click on an image of an item you like, that product page will open up on Nordstrom's site. All you need to do is pick your size, and add it to your cart. Easy peasy lemon squeezy!
I will be posting on Instagram (and Facebook) via stories showing you the items I got, and doing some try on hauls. You will easily be able to swipe up in those stories if you want to shop anything from the look.
Lastly, a good way to shop quickly is via the LIKETOKNOW.IT app. It's a free app that makes shopping easy. I will be posting my collages within the app so you can shop each item quickly.
Top Items in 2018's sale
I remember seeing everyone with these sandals last year, and I got these in white. Every fall I honestly feel like we have a girl code to rock a cute cardigan, basic tee or cami, and we call it a day. If the weather's taken a turn for the chillier, we always want options with sweaters and this one, this one, and this one sold out last year. Not to mention everyone got on the sneaker bandwagon. This gave Haley and I perspective about what we think will do well this year and it's my job to find you the best deals in the house this year.
Top Categories in 2018's sale
Long Sleeve Tops
Tees and T-Shirts
Tips and Tricks
1. As soon as you see something you know you will be getting, you absolutely will need to add it to your cart and keep moving... preferably quickly ladies and gentlemen. If you're looking at something for too long, the other items in your cart may disappear. I've actually always done multiple transactions. Once I know I've got some hot ticket items in the cart, I complete one transaction and then go back in to get more.
2. Buy more than one size if you're not sure about sizing or you're worried the cut could be tight, or too loose. Nordstrom offers FREE shipping and FREE returns. No harm, no foul. If you buy the wrong size, and you only grabbed one, likely it'll be sold out by the time you get it and try it on. Safer to just snag extras.
3. If you're going to support a specific content creator, make sure to only use their links because affiliate sales don't count for each one if your transaction is using multiple. For example, if you wanted to shop from me and you got all those items in your cart. Then you went to another blogger's page and you clicked on her links. Only the last click's affiliate sales will count because your last affiliate link takes precedence. It's really sucky, but it's how the system works. If you think you supported a YouTuber or blogger, but you clicked another blogger's links, only one person got the credit for the sale. I am always transparent, so this is the "tea" on affiliate sales. It's super crappy, but it's how the technology works.
What I'm Buying This Year
Have you ever heard about the famous Kardashian blanket? Well, it's made by Barefoot Dreams. If you're unfamiliar, they make the coziest items ever, so it's no surprise they sell out within hours year after year. If you purchase one thing from the sale, let their blanket be it! Not to mention it's not a piece of clothing, it's a gift for the home, so you can definitely get away with it.
These leggings have been on my mind for two years, and I'm finally getting them! This cami is legit what dreams are made of, and I'll be snagging myself a medium. Vince Camuto has a lot of items on sale, and while I love these boots, I'll be going with these. Every year I donate my OTK boots from last season, mainly because I really want to get the newest ones during this sale. If you recall, I had a sweater with this design last fall and winter and I'm so excited to get this one. More will be added to my cart, once the sale goes live!
What Haley's Buying This Year
For those of you who may not know, Haley is my Business Manager. She has helped curate this entire post and has poured a lot of time into helping you all find the best of this sale too. These are her personal picks that she's shopping too.
This Year's Sellouts
Sharing these first because they are sure to sell out. One of my friends works at Nordstrom and mentioned that over the last 2 days, their early shoppers have made a few brands close to selling out BEFORE the sale even opens to cardholders. BANANAS! Rag and Bone, Vince, Frame, Halogen and BP are on this list so you better get your links right once you go through this post. The La Mer set is also selling like hotcakes so GO GO GO!
Fall may be a lot of ours' favorite season, and it's definitely because we get to start eating our weight in turkey, red wine and apple pies. Once that starts to happen, the coziest thing is a nice comfy sweater, and a cardigan to keep us warm in the cooler months.
Last year's cami is back, and it's cuter than ever. Not to mention UGG boots are back and they're on major sale this year. I've had some UGG boots in my time, but honestly they keep getting better and better over the years, with lots more options than just boots.
Cardigans & Sweaters
The comfiest of all. Cardigans and sweaters. Nothing makes you feel more secure as those chilly breezes start to take over, than a nice soft sweater and a cardigan to complete your entire look. These are some of our faves.
Requested by You
Lots of DMs came through for comfy jeans, cute shoes and some basic everyday items.
All the Beauty
Charlotte Tilbury *featured brand
What surprised me this year is how many people now know about Charlotte Tilbury. I was using her products here in the US before anyone even knew about them. The infamous Pillow Talk lip set is part of this year's sale, which will certainly be a HUGE hit.
Bobbi Brown *featured brand
This is my jam. One of my passions is skincare, and I love finding the best products for every skin type. There's a lot to be said about good skincare. It's related to overall health, skin is the biggest organ in your body, and it makes an impressions when you meet people. Lots of people tell me they have self-confidence issues because their skin isn't what they would like. Good skin starts with good high quality products. I'm not saying we all need to be buying $1,000 moisturizers but there is good and bad skincare out there, and it's been my job since 2013 to tell you the most effective products I've come across through all of my experimentation.
Kiehl's *featured brand
La Mer *featured brand
I'm sure a lot of you will gawk at me and ask if I'm okay, but La Mer is actually one of the best beauty brands. With most things, you really get what you pay for, and La Mer is no different. It's got one of the highest price tags in the skincare space, but everything about the brand is high quality. These sets have been selling quickly, and it's awesome to be able to get to try more of the products for a discounted price, so I'd recommend starting with one of the sets. If you've run out of your favorite moisturizer from them, NOW is the time ladies and gentlemen.
There's always something special about adding a some jewelry, a hat, a cute pair of sunnies or a lux bag to the mix. While I always love a good scarf, bags are definitely one of my addictions. Here's a few of my favorites when it comes to bags and sunnies this year.
Monica Vinader *featured brand
Best Under $25
Best Under $50
Best Under $100
What are you searching for in the sale this year?
Please email me at press@adaatude if you're looking for anything specific. Haley and I are ready to help you find what you need.