The Best of the Labor Day Sales

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Cheers to the long weekend, friends! I don’t normally post on weekends but there were just too many good sales to keep to myself so I thought I would share!

Happy shopping!

 

Abercrombie & Fitch: 40% off entire store

 

Anthropologie: extra 40% off sale in store // 30% online

 

Express: 40% off almost everything

 

LOFT: extra 50% off sale styles

 

Nordstrom: 40% off summer sale

 

Old Navy: 50% off jeans, dresses, & tees

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Fave Beauty Buys

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Buys

1 YSL Mon Paris Parfum Set (Literally one of my favorite scents) | 2 MAC Baby Be Cool Look in a Box | 3 Voluspa Candle Set | 4 Stila Stay All Day Liner & Lipstick Duo (swear by the liner!) | 5 Drybar Faves Set (these are all full sized!) | 6 Philosophy Orange Pineapple Smoothie duo | 7 OUAI Hair Care Kit (really want to try these) | 8 Smashbox Primer Duo (can’t live without these!) | 9 Oribe Gold Lust Set (texturizing spray is amazing) | 10 Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette | 11 Charlotte Tilbury The Gift of Magic Skin Set

 

The day is finally here! Everyone can now shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I rounded up some of my initial favorite picks when the sale launched last week in this post. Most of these items sold out several times but are back in stock today. I’ve gotta be honest… I just haven’t been too impressed with most of the items I have ordered and received so far. BUT I will say that some great beauty deals are a part of the sale this year. I own and love some of these items and could not recommend them enough!

First off, if you get any beauty product from the sale, I highly recommend the Smashbox Duo. You save $20 with this Nordstrom exclusive! If I hadn’t just stocked up I would have taken advantage for sure. I recently discovered this par fum and I am OBSESSED! I have gotten so many compliments on this one so I may have found my scent 🙂

Speaking of great scents, every Christmas Zack’s Nannie gives us 3 HUGE bottles of this shampoo/body wash combo and we both love them! I really want to smell the Orange Pineapple one, but some of our past favorites are Senorita Margarita, Fresh Cream, and Pink Frosted Animal Cracker (OK that one was my fave…not Zack’s LOL).

There are a few items that I’ve had on my wish list for quite a while. Tempted to grab the ORIBE Gold Lust set and the OAUI hair kit because I have heard amazing things! If you’ve had your eye on some things, this is the time to pull the trigger.

This weekend we are hopefully going to relax and see some of our best friends that we haven’t seen since we moved! What are your plans besides shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

 

FAVE BEAUTY BUYS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks

 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

 

1 Topshop striped cardigan (OMG obsessed) | 2 O’Neill Thermal Sweater | 3 Leith easy circle cardigan (ordered in pink and oatmeal) | 4 Dreamers by Debut knit cardigan | 5 Hinge block heel booties | 6 Tory Burch Frida leather satchel | 7 Anastasia Beverly Hills mini lip gloss set (SUCH a steal at $28) | 8 Adidas blush shoes | 9 Halogen Leopard mules & Camel Mules | 10 Longchamp ‘Le Pliage” expandable tote (perfect for wear into spring and for travel) | 11 Vince Camuto OTK boot (already sold out in this color) | 12 BP ripped crop skinny jeans (way under $50) | 13 BP lace trim cami (great for layering) | 14 Pleione tie back tunic | 15 Pleione tie sleeve poplin blouse (loving all these bow details) | 16 BP tie front blouse (I think I need every color)

 

Alright ladies, it’s game time! Early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here and all I have to say is IT IS GOOD. Like so good. First things first, to shop today through next Thursday you will need to be a Nordstrom debit or credit card holder. The good stuff sells out quickly so I recommend snatching them up ASAP. Buy what you love and regret nothing because FREE RETURNS.

I was up bright and early this morning combing through pages and pages of sale items picking out my favorites goodies in beauty, shoes, fall staples, and more! I have linked the items I know you need in your closet this fall ( a lot of these found their way to my cart…oops 🙂 ). I am so happy to report that pretty blushes and blue are trending for fall! Both of the camel and leopard versions of these mules found their way into my cart as well as this staple cami. If you had to choose one thing from the sale this year, this cardigan should be it! I couldn’t choose between this cardigan and this cardigan so I decided on both. I cannot wait to show you all my goodies when they arrive!

Check back throughout the sale (prices go back up on August 7) to see my favorite budget buys, work wear pieces, and beauty picks.

And now, for the best part – the sale items!




 

 

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!

 

WHY SHOP THE #NSALE
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!

 

SAVE THE DATES
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.

 

SHOP EARLY
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.

 

HOW TO SHOP
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!

 

PLAN AHEAD
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!

Effortlessly,
Chelsea