Everything You Need to Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 + Sneak Peeks

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My #Nsale Favorites + Classic Picks Post

What Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This yearly, one-of-a-kind sale (the #Nsale) comes with some major hype. For a few select weeks during the summer, Nordstrom offers new fall fashion (in addition to summer favorites) on major sale. You'll want to take advantage of this sale if you're looking to get a head start on your fall and winter wardrobe, make a few key investment purchases or if you simply love a great deal on home, fashion and beauty.

When Is The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This year, Early Access for cardholders is from Friday, July 12th at 12:30pm EST - July 19th. You can shop Early Access if you’re a Nordstrom Cardholder, which I do highly recommend. Public access to The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be July 19, 2019-August 4, 2019. Nordy Club Icons and Ambassadors can shop online starting July 11th. Prices go up August 5th!

#Nsale Tips and Strategy

I would be lying if I said there wasn’t an extreme amount of hype around this sale. For that reason, items really do sell out fast. Yet—my biggest tip is ironically not to stress trying to grab everything you see. I’ll admit I’ve gotten caught up in the mentality of “everyone’s buying this, so I need to buy this” but the past couple years, I’ve shifted. I’m no longer frantically looking through every category. I know what items my closet needs and that’s how I shop the sale.

Prioritize Your Shopping Needs

Browsing the entire sale can get overwhelming very quickly, so it’s nice to have a focus. I like to start the sale having a clear picture of what I want or need. I suggest going through your own closet (mentally or literally) and making note of what you’re lacking or what you’d like to invest in. Personally, I love grabbing a pair of new, high-quality jeans on sale and chic, everyday flats are another of the first things I look for. Maybe you’re looking for a great pair of everyday booties for the fall and winter season. Or you need a new work bag, sneakers or staple sweaters. Whatever the case is for you—start there!

Last year, I bought my favorite grey duster cardigan I honestly throw on at least a couple times a week, no matter the season. It’s truly a staple for me. A few years ago, I picked up my first pair of designer black booties and they’re still in rotation in my closet. It’s a great opportunity to invest in these key wardrobe staples.


My 2018 #NSALE BUYS above

Browse categories based on what your closet needs most.

Here are a few of the main categories I like to take advantage of: denim, bags, shoes, sweaters, outerwear. I usually start with the anchor pieces (like denim, shoes or a new bag that goes with everything), then move on to sweaters, tops (I usually look for date night or work tops) and outerwear, followed by beauty and accessories.

More Sale Tips

  • I prefer to purchase everything online and utilize their curbside or in-store pickup option when available. That way, I can buy online without the hassle and they usually have dressing rooms added to the order pickup section, so it's easy to quickly try-on items if needed.

  • Don't be afraid to place multiple orders! I love Nordstrom because of their free shipping which means I never feel like I'm wasting money or sitting on my cart to wait to ship multiple items together.

  • Things sell out very quickly, so I like to snag items I know I want, then do another round to make sure I didn't miss anything or to grab things that came back in stock. Items that sell of quickly are BP., Topshop + Barefoot Dreams cardigans, Nike sneakers, pullover sweaters.

  • Don’t hesitate to grab multiple sizes, so you can keep what works and easily send back what doesn’t. Again—free shipping!

  • Think beyond clothing! Don’t forget to check out the home department!

A Few Sneak Peeks I’m Loving From The #NSale

Now Trending: Heritage Classic

Elevated Essentials

You can see more of my #nsale posts from previous years HERE and I welcome you to come back and shop with me when the sale starts! I will be sharing items I love, what I’m buying, try-ons, shopping guides and more throughout the sale.

As always, thank you for reading and don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions via email or Instagram DM.

xx Tyler

A Few More Summer Favorites

Last Day of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Last chance to shop!

Happy Sunday, friends! I hope you all had a great weekend. We had some weird overcast (yet still hot) weather but I managed to wear some of my new fall #nsale pieces, so it made me happy. In case you're still shopping, I wanted to round up and share some of my last-minute finds and favorites still in stock. Happy shopping and hope you enjoy your week ahead!

Sale Favorites -  Bomber Jacket ,  Midi Boots

Sale Favorites - Bomber Jacket, Midi Boots

One of my favorite finds from the sale has been this bomber jacket and these block heel grey suede booties. You guys, words can't describe how obsessed I am with these booties. I love the midi height and how well they pair with skirts and denim. These might be my favorite booties maybe EVER. They're also only $86 and also come in classic black. I'm in between sizes and sized UP!

Cold-shoulder top  still in stock! 

Cold-shoulder top still in stock! 

You've seen me post this one several times and I'm still loving it. It's such a luxe satin feel and is perfect for finishing out the summer paired with shorts or dressing up with denim for a night out. It also comes in black that I can see taking into fall and is just $29.90. Wearing the xs.

I also love snagging a new moto jacket during the anniversary sale and I know everyone is always all about the BlankNYC version but it goes sooo fast! This hidden Topshop biker jacket gem is still in stock and a really amazing fit. I love the dark grey and it goes with everything! Wearing the US 4 here and I think it's such a great investment piece to add to your closet. I wear my moto jackets year-round—SF nights get cold! 

You can also check out the rest of my purchases + my home favorites

xx, Tyler

Shop Anniversary Sale Favorites in Stock!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Early Access & How To Shop The Sale

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Hello, Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Happy Thursday, friends! I'm sure by now you've seen and heard all the buzz about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This is one of my favorite times of the year because it's the best time to snag brand new arrivals at some CRAZY, super-sale prices. I'm talking brands that never go on sale (plus your all-time Nordstrom favorites) at up to 1/3 of the price. If you're a Nordstrom cardholder (you should be! - It links right up to your debit card, i.e. no annual fees or the hassle of making payments), early access to the sale officially begins today, July 13th. If you're not a cardholder, the sale opens to the public on July 21st and runs through August 6th. Prices go back up on August 7th!

I'm not gonna lie, I legitimately get some mild anxiety when the sale starts. Shopping and navigating the site gives me serious FOMO every. single. time. I end up making several purchases throughout the sale because I find things I missed out on the first time I browsed. 

To make things easier, I wanted to share my thoughts and tips behind shopping the sale.

What Should I Buy During The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? 

The Anniversary Sale is going to be your time to stock up on all your pre-fall through winter favorites and my biggest piece of advice is 'buy now, return later.' Meaning - make sure to snag what you love when it's in stock because you can always return - Nordstrom makes it crazy easy! Keep in mind, they do often re-stock throughout the sale.

So, what am I buying and what should you look for? I like to think of the sale as a time to stock up on wardrobe staples. I try to avoid pieces that are overly trendy and instead focus on items that will last for years to come. Think your favorite jeans, the perfect day-to-night booties, that pair of over-the-knee boots you've been lusting for in your closet, your goes-with-everything handbag and your go-to, everyday sunglasses. These are the MUSTS! The staples you'll want to wear every day (& when it's finally cool enough), so don't miss these!



Next, I always think layers and pieces to take me through winter and beyond. Cashmere sweaters and classic cardigans (my Halogen cardigans are still some of my favorite pieces from the #nsale last year - I STILL wear them year-round & on a daily basis), a must-have moto jacket or a classic trench/wool coat. This long camel coat is my fave! If I can get outerwear at a fraction of the price, that's a major win in my book. 


Another major must for me is always sneakers. I could LIVE in athleisure (and secretly off-insta - I do!), so a new pair of kicks is always something I snag. This pair of white Nike sneakers are definitely coming home with (to) me. 

Then, I think about tops. Maybe it's counterintuitive but I think about these last. I usually grab basics like knits and sweaters + they always have some gorgeous tunic blouses in neutral and fall hues. This is also where I'll throw in a couple trends. For me, I know I lack night-out tops, so I might grab some fun dressier pieces in addition to my staples. What do you lack in your wardrobe? Now go grab it!


I hope this helps and I would love to hear any of your tips or what you plan to purchase! I'm traveling this weekend for work but hope to share another post with my favorites when I can and will also be updating my Shop Page with all of my finds/favorites.

Happy shopping!

xx, Tyler


Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale
Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Happy almost weekend! Do you guys have any plans for Memorial Day? I'm heading up to my cabin and looking forward to a bit of relaxation, lake life and family time. I wanted to give you a quick update on the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale happening NOW through June 4th! The perfect time to get up to 40% off on some summer staples. You guys know I love my sales, so I'm rounding up some of my favorites below. SO many good sandals, so definitely check those out.


I hope you have a great weekend and thanks for reading!

x Tyler

Shopbop Surprise Sale

Shopbop Surprise Sale

I say this time and time again but I ALWAYS get my major—meaning big—purchases on sale. I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and Black Friday but another great one is the Shopbop Surprise sale and it's currently happening now through March 4th and you can get up to 25% off your purchase with code GOBIG17. Basically, the more you buy, the more you save. 

This is the perfect time to grab that bag you've been lusting over—or denim! I know last year I got my Rebecca Minkoff satchel and I use it all. the. time. I've been perusing the sale and noticed they also have a lot of amazing spring tops—like off-the-shoulder styles, lace and a lot of pretty and effortless spring styles. Don't miss their shoes either, I currently have my eye on these blush Dolce Vita mules and below are more items I'm lusting over. I might have over $1,500 in my cart that I'm having a hard time dwindling down. 😶 What are your faves? Halp!

Shopbop Sale Tops

Shopbop Sale Bottoms

Shopbop Sale Accessories

Shopbop Sale Shoes

Happy shopping!

x Tyler

Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

Top Row:  1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5  Second Row:  1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5    Third Row:  1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5 , Last Row:  1 ,  2 ,  3 ,  4 ,  5  

Top Row: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Second Row: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

Third Row: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Last Row: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 

It's that time again! I feel like I'm always telling you guys this but I ALWAYS get the bulk of my staples for the season during sales—like the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale that's happening right now. There are a lot of great sweaters, boots and coats on sale and I highly recommend checking everything out. My favorite booties from Black Friday are also back on sale! The sale ends January 2nd and you can snag up to 50% off until then. 

Happy shopping! x Tyler

Black Friday Purchases

Black Friday Sale Items:  Cashmere sweater . Rebecca Minkoff bag  here  and  here .  Ray-Ban's . 

Black Friday Sale Items: Cashmere sweater. Rebecca Minkoff bag here and here. Ray-Ban's

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I wanted to take a minute to review some of my favorite Black Friday finds with you all. One of my favorite purchases from last year was this Halogen cashmere sweater and it's back on sale and a steal at $55. It comes in 15 colors and I'm wearing an xs. I also found this Rebecca Minkoff Regan satchel in the color "tawny" on sale, which is so close to my almond one. This is my "goes-with-everything" bag and fits my Macbook Air perfectly. I linked my sunglasses on sale, too! 

Black Friday Sale Items:  Topshop top .  Current/Elliott jeans . 

Black Friday Sale Items: Topshop top. Current/Elliott jeans

I almost never met a feminine top I didn't like. I looooove this one from Topshop (the color is a bit more pink in person) and it's another steal at $30. I'm wearing a US 2. 

Black Friday Sale Items: Sweater:  Madewell . Jeans:  Current/Elliott

Black Friday Sale Items: Sweater: Madewell. Jeans: Current/Elliott

This Madewell rolled turtleneck is maybe the softest I've ever worn. I love the neutral tone and how cozy it is. I'm actually wearing a medium because that's all they had in store, but I plan to order a small. I normally wear an xs, but I prefer the relaxed fit, so consider sizing up if you're the same. It's on sale for $52. I'm also obsessed with these Current/Elliott Stiletto jeans. I've never worn this brand, but they're SO comfy and I love the distress. I'm wearing my normal size. They run a little big through the waist (at least on me), but they fit so well otherwise, so I can deal or wear a belt. :) 

Black Friday Sale Item. Jacket:  Forever21

Black Friday Sale Item. Jacket: Forever21

Next purchase was this Forever21 faux suede jacket in olive—only $25, so I grabbed it in black too. (oops) It looks more like grey here, but it's definitely a soft olive and I really love it. I'm wearing a small. 

Black Friday Sale Item: Jacket:  BlankNYC

Black Friday Sale Item: Jacket: BlankNYC

I actually bought this BlankNYC faux leather moto this past spring and it's now back in stock and on major sale—$51! It's one of my favorite brands for faux leather and I always wear an xs in their outerwear. I have this jacket in black too and love it, but I like the grey for a bit of a changeup and how it feels lighter for wear for every season. BlankNYC is also always my go-to for nights out.

Black Friday Sale Item: OTK Boots:  Steve Madden . 

Black Friday Sale Item: OTK Boots: Steve Madden

Finally, I got TWO new pairs of boots. I didn't get a picture quite yet, but I grabbed this perfect pair of Franco Sarto block heel ankle boots with the cutest buckle detail. I love them a lot, but what I'm really, REALLY excited about is these Steve Madden over-the-knee boots. I have the hardest time ever finding tall boots that are fitted through the legs without any sort of bunching and gapping. I didn't want to spend $800 on the Stuart Weiztman Lowland, but I love these as a dupe. Sorry for the poor pic and showing them against black denim, but they're definitely the sleekest I've found and are a great price—just $96!

Oh and then I bought two Rebecca Minkoff bags from Shopbop that I've been needing and wanting—a crossbody in almond and one in mushroom. My go-to, goes-with-everything favorite styles! 

Feel free to check out the rest of my Black Friday Sale roundup! x Tyler

Black Friday 2016 Sales

From Top to Bottom:  Jeans .  OTK Boots .  Olive Bag .  Cardigan .  Olive Turtleneck .  Olive Sweater .  Grey Bag .  Black Jeans —I have these and they're amazing for only $40! Size up! 

From Top to Bottom: Jeans. OTK Boots. Olive Bag. Cardigan. Olive Turtleneck. Olive Sweater. Grey Bag. Black Jeans—I have these and they're amazing for only $40! Size up! 

I hope you all enjoyed your Thanksgiving! I spent the day with family—my mom and I did our annual walk with the pups—and of course, enjoyed the Thanksgiving feast. Honestly, food is always my favorite. After family...

Who's heading out to Black Friday shop? If you're smart, you're set up at your computer snagging all the deals in the comfort of your home—and pj's! I like to do the majority of my shopping on sale, which is why I'm such a fan of these yearly events. If you're looking for some great deals to shop for yourself (or gifts!) for the holidays, read on! I already grabbed this Rebecca Minkoff bag and this Rebecca Minkoff bag from Shopbop. Another fave on sale is my cashmere sweater I snagged during Black Friday last year. It comes in about 15 colors and is on sale for just $55! 



Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% off entire store 11/24-11/25 + 50-70% off clearance 11/24-11/28

AG Jeans: 30% off sitewide with code BF16 11/22-11/28

American Eagle: 40% off 11/21-11/28

Ann Taylor: 50% off sitewide with code CELEBRATE

ASOS: 30% off sitewide with code THANKFUL30

Banana Republic: 50% off 5 regular-priced items sitewide 11/24-11/26

BaubleBar: 30% off 11/25-11/27 with code THANKS30 + 25% off 1 item with code SAVE25 11/27-11/29

Bloomingdale's: 25% off a large selection of items sitewide 11/27-11/28

Chicwish: Up to 50% off plus 20% off with code THX20

Cole Haan: 50% off select styles 

Dolce Vita: Up to 60% off + 20% off sale with code BLACK20

Express:  50% off everything + free shipping 11/22-11/25

Gap: 50% off everything with code TGIF50

Gap Factory: 50%-70% off everything

J.Crew: Extra 40% off with code HOLIDAY

J.Crew Factory: 50%-60% off everything

LOFT: 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD

Macy's: 20% off + Free Shipping at $50 + an extra 10% off select categories with code THANKS

Madewell: 25% off entire purchase with code THATSALE

Minted: 15% off no minimum + 20% off $150+ on holiday with code BF2016 11/23-11/27 

Nasty Gal: 30% off select black styles

Necessary Clothing: 30% off everything with code FRIYAY

Nordstrom: Take an extra 20% off selected sale items 11/24-11/28

Old Navy: 50% off almost everything

Rebecca Minkoff: Sale items up to 75% off plus 25% off purchase of $100 or more

Saks 5th Avenue: Up to 40% off + up to $150 off women's denim with code DENIM2016

Shopbop: Spend more get more, up to 25% off 11/22-11/28 with code GOBIG16

Sole Society: 30% off all footwear, select bags and accessories 11/25-11/27

Steve Madden: 30% off + 30% off clearance 11/26 with code BACKINBLACK

TOPSHOP: Up to 50% off select items 11/23-11/28

Tory Burch: 30% off with code THANKS when you spend $250+

Urban Outfitters: Buy one get one 50% off ALL apparel 11/23-11/25

Happy shopping! x Tyler