Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

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It’s that time of year again! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale aka the NSale is about to begin and I always get super excited because it is the best sale of the year for new clothes. If you’re wondering what it is or don’t understand why it’s something to be excited about, I’ll explain! Every July, Nordstrom releases *new* Fall and Winter merchandise at super discounted prices. This is the perfect time to stock up on basics and classic sweaters, jeans, boots, bags and tops that you can not only wear this fall and winter but for years to come! Now, here are some shopping tips and my top picks for the Nordstrom sale!

The Timing

This year there are more phases for shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. In addition to the typical Early Access and Public Access there are now in-store shopping days for icons and ambassadors before Early Access begins. Early Access is available to all Nordstrom debit or credit card holders. Nordstrom also offers a $60 bonus note if you sign up. There is still time to open a debit or credit card.

  • July 12th, 12:30 PM EST: Early Access begins in stores and online!
  • July 19th: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public
  • August 4th: The sale ends.

Shopping Tips

  • Before the sale starts, go through your closet and think about what basics and/or fall and winter pieces you need (or just really want, ha!). You can check out my Ultimate Fall Fashion Checklist for an easy start!
  • Try to shop the sale as quickly as possible because items sell out quickly! There is a maximum quantity of anniversary sale items sold. So, if you want to make the most of this sale and get the year’s hottest items, then I recommend acting fast and getting Early Access.
  • The best way to shop the sale is online. Shipping is free, and there will be a much larger selection of sale items and sizes online. Considering the new phase of in-store shopping for icons and ambassador, I highly recommend shopping online.
  • If you an item you want sells out during early access, definitely check back on July 19th when the sale opens to the public. Many items will be restocked to some degree then.
  • Booties and cardigans are the most popular pieces for this sale year after year, so if you have your eye on any particular ones that I share, bookmark the links!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

Ok y’all here’s my little secret – there are SO many great things on sale this year that are not in the catalogue. I am super excited to share more with you all, but I tried to focus on the pieces I am most excited about and share the best of the best for this initial peek. Here they are!

Free people tunic - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Free People Softly Structured Knit Tunic

I got this tunic sweater in a deep brown last year and have been eyeing this color!

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PAIGE Ripped High Waist Ankle Skinny Jeans 

This is one of my long-time favorite denim brands and they will have more classic style jeans. If you’re in the market I highly recommend this pair or this pair, which are both great quality. I got each of those from an anniversary sale 4 years ago and still wear them all the time!

vince camuto bootie - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

VINCE CAMUTO Gigietta Bootie

I’m obsessed with this dark snakeskin print! It’ll be so versatile for fall and winter.

Chelsea28 Wrap Style Top

There are a lot of wrap style tops in this sale, but this one is my favorite. It comes in a couple other prints. This long sleeve one is a good runner-up too!

Free people henley - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Free People Citrine Textured Top

This flowy henley style tee will be super versatile with leggings and jeans!

ugg slip on sneaker - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

UGG® Abies Perforated Slip-On Platform Sneaker

I love this style of sneaker for everyday and have been wanting to try the UGG ones! I may get the black color though.

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Caslon® Camo Utility Jacket

This trendy camo print is a little more subdued than most and will be perfect for transitioning into fall and spring.

madewell ryder cardigan - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Madewell Ryder Stripe Cardigan Sweater

This sweater will also be available in solid colors, but there is something about this bold colorblock that I can’t help but gravitate towards.

steve madden bootie - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Steve Madden Jillian Bootie

There are a lot of booties on sale but I chose this one because the style is classic and the neutral color is perfect for any wardrobe!

zella fleece jacket - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Zella Farrah Hooded Fleece Jacket 

This is just a no-brainer for me. Plush fleeces are always popular during this sale, and I love that this one has a zipper and hood.

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SPANX® Active 7/8 Leggings

I got these leggings in faux leather during last year’s anniversary sale and have been waiting for these to go on sale and try! BTW one of my favorite workout brands will have lots of leggings on sale this year too.

adidas swift run sneaker - Shopping Tips & Top Picks for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - SCsScoop.com

Adidas Swift Run Sneaker

These are a no brainer. I have this exact style sneaker in black and LOVE them! If black is the color you are looking for, don’t worry these will be available in black too.

Are you shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? Did you find my shopping tips and top picks helpful? If there is anything in particular you’ll be shopping for let me know in the comments! I love to hear what you are looking forward to buying or wearing for this fall and winter too.

Cheers!

sarah-camilles-scoop

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Top Fourth of July Sales

Happy Fourth of July my friends! The holiday has triggered some great sales that are going on through the weekend. So, I have done the research for y’all and compiled the top sales happening NOW. This is a great time to stock-up for summer essentials items because there are so many good sales going on. If you need a little style inspiration for summer, be sure to check out my list of summer style essentials too.

Here’s the scoop on the best Fourth of July sales and my top sale picks!

Abercrombie & Fitch
– Get 50% OFF on select items, in stores and online. 

American Eagle
– Get 20% OFF everything plus free shipping. 

Anthropologie
– Save an extra 50% OFF sale items. Plus, get up to 50% OFF furniture favorites.

Banana Republic
– Get an extra 50% OFF Sale styles, 40% OFF women’s styles, 30% OFF men’s styles. Sale goes through July 8th at 11:59pm PT.

Bloomingdales
– Save an extra 30% OFF sale items labeled “EXTRA 30% OFF: DISCOUNT APPLIED IN BAG.” Take an extra 50% OFF clearance items labeled “EXTRA 50% OFF: DISCOUNT APPLIED IN BAG.” All other items are excluded from the offer. Offer valid online July 2-6 and in store July 2-7. Discounts will automatically be applied.

Express
– Save up to 50% OFF everything. Sale is in select stores and online through July 8th at 2:59 am ET.

J.CREW
– Get 40% OFF select items, in stores and online. Plus save 50% OFF sale items. Use code FIREWORKS through July 5 at 11:59pm ET.

J.CREW Factory
– In stores and online: get 60-70% OFF everything through July 7 at 11:59pm ET. Use code SPARKLE.

Kate Spade
– Enjoy an extra 40% OFF sale styles in stores and online. Use code BIGDEAL. Sale ends July 7th at 11:59 p.m. PT.

Kendra Scott
– Save on 200+ on new markdowns, up to 50% OFF. Plus free ground shipping and returns.

Lord & Taylor
– Get up to 60% OFF regular, sale and clearance items online and in store. Use code JULY. Sale goes through July 7th.

Macy’s
– Take an extra 20%, 15% OR 10% OFF with code FOURTH. Take 40% OFF sandals. Use Sale goes through July 7th.

Madewell
– Get 25% OFF summer must-haves through July 8th at 11:59pm ET. Enter code FIREWORK in the promo code box at checkout.

Pottery Barn
– Save 15% on order totals of $100 or more, 20% on order totals of $500 or more, 25% on order totals of $1000 or more, and 30% on order totals of $3,000 or more. Use code SAVEMORE. Sale goes through Monday, July 8th.

Target
– Save up to 30% OFF home and patio items, plus get an extra 15% off furniture, rugs & wall decor. Online only. Use code AMERICA. Get 20% off sandals and swimwear along with many more special deals.

World Market
–  Save 10% OFF and get free shipping on orders $75 or more. Apply code HAPPYJULY4 at checkout. Members receive 20% OFF. Sale ends July 6th.

Now, here’s a look at some of my favorite pieces on sale – things I own or have been waiting to pull the trigger on!

I hope this round-up helps if you’re shopping the sales this week. If you aren’t, I hope you all have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

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Red, White & Blue Style Inspiration for the Fourth of July

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Hi friends! I’m down in Florida this week for my grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary. Summer is definitely in full force down here and with Fourth of July around the corner, I wanted to share some red, white and blue style inspiration. First, I’ll share how I am styling red, white and blue this summer. Then, I’ll share a few cute and patriotic red, white and blue tops to complete your Fourth of July outfits. 

For a casual look, I paired a pretty red floral cami with my high-waisted mom jeans – a new favorite! I found my cami on amazon earlier this year and got it specifically for the Fourth of July. It runs TTS and does not come tied. I just decided to tie it since so had high-waisted jeans on.

Red Floral Cami - Red, White & Blue Style Inspiration for the Fourth of July - SCsScoop.com

For a dressier look, I styled navy paperbag shorts with a fitted striped red, white and blue tee. I also paired them with my super affordable rattan earrings from Amazon. Not pictured are the nude espadrilles I can’t stop wearing! For the shorts, I sized up to make sure they were super flowy, kind of like a skirt. The floral cami would totally work with these shorts as well! A style tip for tucking tops into paperbag shorts: tuck the whole top in, all the way around, and then pull it out little by little until you get the look you’re going for. 

Striped Tee - Paperbag Shorts - Red, White & Blue Style Inspiration for the Fourth of July - SCsScoop.com

Now for some extra red, white and blue style inspiration, I am sharing some stylish tops to easily pull together a patriotic and cute outfit.

I can’t wait to wear these outfits in just a couple weeks when we are at the beach in South Carolina. 

Now, I’d love to hear from y’all – what will you be wearing this Fourth of July and what will you be doing? Do you have a favorite look of the two I shared?

Cheers!

Sarah Camille

Disclaimer: All  the opinions and thoughts I share are my own unless stated otherwise. I only share content that I have a personal connection with. Your clicks, comments and engagement are very much appreciated, and may allow me to receive a small compensation. Your support of SC’s Scoop and the brands I share help me keep doing what I love — thank you!