Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Picks (on a budget!)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is back in full swing and I couldn’t let it pass by without sharing all the great deals I’m shopping for! This year I did almost all of my shopping online as my school/clinic schedule makes it difficult for me to be available during store opening hours. I think there are advantages and disadvantages to both online and in-store shopping so I highly recommend you guys try a mix of both to get the best stuff!

If you’ve been living in a shopping hole and have no idea what the #nsale is, look no further than this blog post I did a couple years back!

The sale started on July 12th for cardholders and will open up to the public on the 19th. Since we are already a few days in at this point, a lot of items, sizes, and colors have already sold out. For stuff you really want, definitely check back often for restocks, and remember to try looking in store as well! While normally I try to promote fiscal responsibility, with this sale my mantra has always been buy now, ask questions later. Nordstrom’s generous and easy return policy makes it a no-brainer! Of course, you won’t be able to buy anything right now without a Nordstrom Credit or Debit card, so make sure you shop with one or find a friend who can!

Let’s start with the things I’ve bought so far. I am limited by my student budget so all these items are under $65, and most are under $40. Many of these items I ordered in multiple colors and sizes. Most of it won’t come in until next week, and hopefully I’ll be able to update on all of the stuff once I’ve tried it on.

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2017 Catalog Picks!

The annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is like Christmas in July. Great deals on brand new merchandise for the upcoming fall season? No wonder it’s become one of the most epic sales around.

The catalog for this year’s sale is out, giving us a preview of a selection of products that will be part of the sale. I’ve gone through and pulled out some of my top picks to share with you and show you just why I’m so excited for this sale…which starts in less than a week for cardholders!

Clothes:

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Sometimes I feel like I could’ve lived in Victorian times because of how much I love a good puffed sleeve. I’m like Anne of Green Gables in that way.

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Buxom “License to Chill” $10 Beauty Set

Happy Thanksgiving to my American readers! Hope you all had a great weekend of eating, drinking, being merry, and maybe even doing some shopping.

Regardless of your opinion about our subsequent “holiday” Black Friday, you have to admit that there are some pretty amazing deals to be found, especially for things that never go on sale–like beauty products. Over the weekend I saw markdowns from many major brands (Benefit and Giorgio Armani, to name a couple). However, what I was really looking forward to was snagging some great gift sets from Sephora.

Sephora carries gift sets year round for everything ranging from makeup to skincare to fragrance. These are a great way to save money on the cost of buying all the items individually, but they can still be expensive, many costing over $100. During the holidays, Sephora releases a large variety of gift sets for the $10-$25 range. These usually contain 2-4 items, typically mini versions of retail products.

Last year I picked up a bunch of these sets, both to gift to friends and co-workers, and also for myself to try out new products. The products ranged from things like Tocca fragrances to LivingProof hair products to Smashbox primers. Unfortunately, year after year more and more of the items are in the $15-$25 range. Alas, what is a bargain hunter to do?

Luckily, I was able to score a couple $10 sets this weekend, and I wanted to share one of them with you: the Buxom “License to Chill” 3-piece eye and lip collection.

 

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