How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

It is almost that time – the biggest and best sale of the year – the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This sale is always highly anticipated and features brand new fall and winter pieces at super-sale prices. It is famous for having hot items sell out very quickly. I want to make sure you are prepped and ready to shop ‘til you drop!


This sale is your first look at brand new, on-trend items for the upcoming season. Normally, retailers will discount their items when they are trying to clear their inventory, but the Anniversary Sale features NEW merchandise at deep discounts! Items are on sale in almost every category from men’ and women’s fashion, beauty products, home décor and more!


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale’s public access will be July 21-August 6. However, Nordstrom cardholders get early access from July 13-20 so you can snag all your favorite sale items early. When the sale ends prices will go back up on August 7.


In order to have early access, you need to be a Nordstrom debit or credit cardholder. You can sign up online here. If you sign up and are approved before July 9 you will receive a $20 Nordstrom Note to go towards your purchase during the sale (even better)! It is absolutely 100% worth it to get a Nordstrom card just for this sale. I finally caved and got a Nordstrom debit card last year just before the sale and I love all the perks! You can earn 2 points for every dollar you spend throughout the year and get notes that can go towards purchases at both Nordstrom and Nordstrom Rack.


SHOP ONLINE. It is always easier to shop all of the discounts from the comfort of your own couch in your pajamas, eating Cheetos, and binge watching your favorite TV show. Nordstrom also offers free shipping and free returns, so if something doesn’t fit just send it back at no charge to you!

I know major sales like this can be overwhelming, but this is where I come in! Most people don’t love spending hours and hours scrolling through hundreds of pages of sale items, but this is my kind of therapy. I am going to go through all of the sale pages FOR you to pick out all the good stuff so you don’t have to! Be sure to check my blog and keep an eye on my Instagram (@chelseagodfrey_) throughout the sale. I will be posting about some of the items on my #NSALE wish list, fall styling tips, and more!


If you’re like me, your fall and winter clothes are packed away, but now is the time to pull out your cool weather wardrobe and see what items you need or want to add to your closet. There are some fall staples that sell out quickly:

  • Taupe booties
  • Designer handbags – especially Kate Spade and Tory Burch
  • Distressed denim
  • Cozy cardigans
  • Felt hats
  • Slouchy tees (especially if they’re striped)
  • Plaid everything


You can get a little sneak peak of some hot items that will be on sale in The Anniversary Catalog that is currently LIVE. I’ve already circled some pretty pieces to keep my eye on!

Check back often for more #NSALE goodness soon. The countdown is ON!


Best 4th of July Weekend Sales

graphic tee | similar white jean shorts  | blue handbag | striped bow sandals

Happy 4th of July weekend everyone! There are some amazing sales this weekend that will run through the 4th so there is still plenty of time to grab some great summer pieces to give your closet a little refresh. I rounded up the best of this weekend’s sale below. Happy shopping!

Ann Taylor // 50% off site wide [code: JUSTBEACHY]
Anthropologie // extra 30% off sale items
Bath & Body Works // online only up to 75% select items
Banana Republic // 40% off regular priced items with [code: BRNEW] & extra 50% off sale
Baublebar // extra 20% off sale
Charlotte Russe // entire store $25 or less
Express // extra 40% off clearance
H&M // deals starting at $4, summer sale items up to 70% off
J. Crew // online only 25% off your purchase & extra 40% off sale styles [code: SUMMER]
J.Crew Factory // 50% off everything + extra 50% off sale [code: FOURTHFUN]
LOFT // 50% off everything [code: SPARKLER]
Macys // give $3, get 25% off
Old Navy // entire store up to 60% off
Target // 20% off clothes, shoes & accessories and up to 30% off home [code: AMERICA]

Fourth of July Outfit Inspiration

Fourth of July Inspiration


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The Fourth of July is always a holiday that seems to creep up on me. Especially this year! Zack and I just moved to a new city and celebrating in a big way has been the last thing on my mind!

As a family, we have always celebrated holidays like this in a simple way. We would grill out and just spend time together and this year will be no different. This weekend is supposed to be rainy so I think a couple of quiet nights at home will be just what we need. My parents are also coming to visit our new home this weekend and we are going to explore downtown Athens. There is so many great shopping places to browse and delicious places to eat! We are already so in love with our new home!

I’ve rounded up a few of my online picks and that blue striped one-shoulder top is now sold out, but I love THIS ONE too! Most items are under $60 and most are on major sale for the weekend so snag them while you can!


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