From tomorrow (July 20th) until August 5th, the hyped Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will be open to non-cardholders (and cardholders). Unfortunately, many items have long sold out or only are available in a few colors and sizes.
For those of you eagerly anticipating your turn at the good merch, I’ve updated my original list of picks to only include items that still have plenty of options in stock, and also added a few new picks (in green!)
If there’s something you had your eye on that is sold out, fear not. Every year there seem to be a ton of restocks the first day of Public Access. There will also be restocks randomly throughout the rest of the sale as people start returning things. In addition, I’ve had occasional success finding sold out items by shopping in store.
To be honest, at this point most of the stuff I ordered still hasn’t arrived yet, and I also haven’t had ample time to try out the things that have arrived. I’ll hopefully be able to give a final verdict on everything by the end of next week!
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is meant to be treated like a marathon, not a sprint. If you try to race through it like Black Friday, chances are you’ll end up tired, dehydrated, crampy, and cranky.
That said, I wanted to shared what I’ve bought so far as a means to help you focus in on the good stuff if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the literally thousands of items that are in this sale. I did my shopping in a couple rounds, online first, then in person with my mom in tow. I’ll definitely be able to comment much more on the stuff I saw in store, but I’ll try to be as comprehensive as I can.
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!
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.
This isn’t the first time I’ve mentioned my love for Nordstrom Rack. Their Clear the Rack sale has gained nationwide notoriety for the amazing deals people have found there. Best of all, the sale happens quite often, about every 1-2 months!
This last CTR, I was so excited about some of these finds that I filmed an un(packing) video of my haul!
Although many of the items featured are long sold out, I linked to the ones still in stock below!
Union Bay Ariana Printed Windbreaker
BP. Double Stud Crossbody Bag (Sold out, but other colors on sale at Nordstrom here)
Just a quick post to let everyone know that ModCloth’s Stylish Surprise sale has launched once again. This sale occurs 2-3 times every year as a way for ModCloth to clear some of their extra stock. It’s a great way to get their clothes at a deeply discounted price, but also lots of fun to open up a surprise.
“I’ll try anything twice,” said a wise blogger I used to follow. As I try new products and services I try to have the mentality that first impressions aren’t everything. When an opportunity comes up to give something a second try that won’t greatly inconvenience me in some way, I have been known to throw my hands in the air and say “why the heck not?”
After leaving feedback on my last fix on StitchFix’s website, a customer representative reached out to me apologizing for the fix and offering to send another fix with the $20 styling fee waived.
“Why the heck not?”
Besides the feedback from last time I didn’t leave any additional information for my stylist Danielle as my needs and requests remained the same: clothes to wear in clinic and for performances.
The box she sent was greatly improved upon the first one. I made an unboxing and try-on video (unboxing starts at 1:41, try-on at 5:45), check it out below:
I was first introduced to Stitch Fix a couple years ago by a friend who was a new mom at the time. She loved that it challenged her to try new things, renewed her wardrobe for her post-baby body, and spared her of attempting to go shopping with baby in tow. Since then a few other (non-mother) friends have tried it, all with mixed results.
In deciding whether I wanted to try it for myself, I spent the last couple years watching many, many unboxing videos on YouTube. I’ve probably heard every kind of positive and negative critiques out there at this point from both friends and strangers on the internet. After all that I came to the conclusion that I wouldn’t try it unless I could do so for free.
I finally relented this month when my bank offered a promotion to waive the styling fee.
Stitch Fix is a styling service in the form of a subscription box. Frequency of subscriptions ranges from every 2 weeks to every 3 months. You can also request a box at any point in time.
After filling out a style profile asking about your likes, dislikes, needs, and price points, you are matched up with a stylist that picks out 5 items for your box. After your box arrives, you have 3 days to try everything on and send anything back that you don’t like in a prepaid shipping envelope. You pay a $20 styling fee upfront which is applied toward purchase of the items. If you purchase all 5 items, you get a 25% discount off the total.
Your box of items comes with a personal note from your stylist and style cards with ideas of how to wear the items.
I got around to filming an unboxing and try-on video that I am every excited to show you guys! (Unboxing starts at 2:47, try-on starts at 9:20)
Hey my beautiful people of the internet! Thanks for sticking with me through my sporadic posting. Med school is no joke but, as with anything in life, one must make time for the things that they love. For me, that includes shopping and blogging.
I recently had a day off to take a short trip with some friends. I live somewhere where we pay loads of sales tax. When I travel to places with no sales tax on clothing, I like to take advantage. It feels like getting deals upon deals!
We hit up a few stores throughout the trip and I got really excited to show you my finds. Hope you enjoy this haul video!
Although this may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie or a kids’ TV show, it is a very real beauty trend that is slowly permeating it way into our culture.
Digital perming is a technique to permanently retexture hair that utilizes a computerized machine to control heat output. Compared to traditional perming methods, digi-perms are much less damaging to the hair and tend to look more natural.
Originally from Japan (ironically, the origin of a lot of sci-fi-like things and kids’ TV shows) the digi-perm remains the most popular in Asia. Even in the large metropolitan city where I live, there are only two salons offer the service. Within these salons only about 1-2 stylists are trained to do it.
The relative scarcity can be attributed to the high cost of the equipment, the training involved, and the high cost for the customer. Around here, a digi-perm goes for $180-200, depending on the length and thickness of hair. You should be skeptical of any place that does it for significantly less (even in Asia!).