2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: YOUR NEED TO KNOW INFO!

 

2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! The time has come once again for my favorite sale of the year! It’s my fav for a few reasons but mostly because it’s unique in that all of the NEW stuff for Fall is on sale! It’s a great time to preview styles for the upcoming season! I hope this blog post serves as your guide to planning to shop the NSALE this year! I will cover all the need to know details below!

 

 

WHEN IS THE NSALE?

This is a tricky question. Short answer: it depends. ha! The whole premise of the sale is that it is a perk for Nordstrom Card holders. Therefore, it is Nordstrom cardholders that get to shop first. And beyond that it is broken down into categories based on how much you spent at Nordstrom in the past year. Icons shop beginning July 12th, Ambassador level shops July 14th and all other cardholders shop starting the 16th. The 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale doesn’t open to the public until July 28th. That means cardholders get a BIG head start on shopping!

I COMPLETELY understand this is frustrating for many people who choose not to have a Nordstrom Credit Card. I’m not a big fan of credit cards and this is actually only 1 of 2 that I own. So I’m definitely not a proponent of opening a card just to shop the sale. But the sale was designed to be for cardholders so I’m trying to understand that perspective of why they choose to open it this way.

 

 

WHAT TIME CAN I SHOP THE NSALE?

On the day you’re able to shop, you will have access beginning at midnight PST! Due to the fact that things do sell out quickly, it might be worth a midnight or early morning browse!

 

2020 NSALE PREVIEW

Last year instead of a catalog, Nordstrom opted to do a full sale preview in the week leading up the sale. They are continuing with this model [which I love!] this year. You can get a look at everything included in the sale HERE.

 

WHAT EXACTLY IS THE NSALE?

In case you’re new to shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & don’t understand the hype… it’s so popular because it’s very different from other sales. This sale is when all of the best NEW styles for Fall are released. And they start out ON SALE! At the end of the Anniversary Sale, the items will go back up to their regular price. So basically it’s a great time to stock up on new things for the upcoming season at a discount!

 

STYLED BLONDE / @KELSSLAYT NSALE COVERAGE

I will be updating with blog posts throughout the sale. However!! It is best to follow me on Instagram: @kelsslayt because I will share more there! Expect Instagram posts with Fall outfit inspiration, how to wear the sale items NOW, collages, styled outfits & MORE. In addition, stay tuned to my Instastories! I will be doing frequent try-ons showing multiple ways to wear items, a close up look at the most popular finds, and most importantly!! I will be updating restock info ASAP! It’s no secret the popular things sell out quick. I’m talking within hours sometimes. So I will be glued to those items, looking for restocks and will share them to Instastories immediately!

 

SHOPPING IN STORE VS. ONLINE

If you’ve never shopped the sale in store, it is HECTIC. They have areas roped off that house the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items. Tons of people are there. & Most stores get very limited sizing and color selection. [Ex. a cardigan comes in 5 colors. Most stores may only get 2 0r 3 of the colors.] Add in all things Covid… & Online is definitely the place to be! OR! Even better… Nordstrom has the option for curbside pick up if you live near a store! So you can shop from the comfort of your home and select curbside/in-store pick up for ease & convenience.

 

WHAT I’M MOST EXCITED ABOUT

This year there are hundreds of new brands with items included. The two I am most looking forward to are Dyson & Olaplex. I also always explore the home, mens and kids categories. Always a few good finds there! Other things I usually love to see included:

Wit & Wisdom Ab-solution Jeans

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

Fall Hats

Fall Shoes from brands like Steve Madden, Marc Fisher, Sam Edelman & more

Tory Burch & Clare V bags

BlankNYC Moto Jackets

Barefoot Dreams blankets

Fall Cardigans

 

 

If you want to get an idea of what to expect for the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, you can see my big try-on session from last year here. Or browse through THESE posts to see everything I’ve shared covering this sale for the last EIGHT years!!

Happy Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping, friends!! xo

Fall Outfit Inspiration: 15 Outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale [+ Dupes in Stock!]

Today the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale finally opens up to ALL Nordstrom cardholders! I’m so excited for all of my friends that are able to shop the #NSALE today! I wanted to share my big, annual try-on session featuring 15 outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. [see try-on hauls from: 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016] Some of these items I bought from the 2020 #NSALE, some were gifted items, & some are items I’ve purchased from previous year’s sales! It’s basically one big HAUL-iday!

To acknowledge the elephant in the room… I know there is a lot of disappointment around so many things already being sold out. HOWEVER!! I encourage you to use these 15 looks for Fall outfit inspiration! I bet there are things in your closet you can use to recreate some of these looks. AND!!! I have spent HOURS searching the Internet to find at least 1 similar item for every. single. #NSALE. item. Hopefully this lightens the disappointment if the actual #NSALE item is already sold out! This way, you’ll be able to get these looks too! Below you’ll find pictures, shopping links, sizing info & where to find a similar item! At the very bottom of the post I’ve linked ALL the jewelry I’m wearing… including a few items that are on sale!

Happy shopping, girlfriends! xo

 

15 OUTFITS FROM THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

 

Halogen BLACK & WHITE PLAID BLAZER: medium  //  $68.90  //  similar find

Daydreamer GRAPHIC BAND TEE: medium  //  $44.90  //  similar find

Wit & Wisdom AB-SOLUTION JEANS: TTS   //  $49.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden STUDDED SNEAKERS: size up 1/2 size   //  $59.90  //  similar find

 

Madewell STRIPED CARDIGAN: small  //  $59.90  //  similar find

Caslon PINTUCK LACE TOP: medium  //  $24.90  //  similar find

BlankNYC FAUX SUEDE SKIRT: TTS  //  $48.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden WHITE SIDE SLIT BOOTIES: TTS  //  $89.90  //  similar find

 

Barefoot Dreams COZY OLIVE CARDIGAN: small  //  $85.90  //  similar find

Caslon STRIPED HENLEY TOP: medium  //  $28.90  //  similar find

Wit & Wisdom AB-SOLUTION JEANS: TTS   //  $49.90  //  similar find

Hunter LEOPARD RAIN BOOTIES: TTS [whole sizes only]   //  $99.90  //  similar find

Tory Burch CROSSBODY BAG:  $149.90  //  similar find

 

Cottom Emporium TEXTURED CARDIGANsmall   //  $31.90  //  similar find

Wit & Wisdom AB-SOLUTION JEANS: TTS   //  $49.90  //  similar find

BP. COGNAC MULES: TTS   //  $44.90  //  similar find

Clare V LEOPARD TOTE:  $299.90  //  similar find

 

Socialite LACE TRIM BODYSUIT: medium  //  $28.90  //  similar find

BlankNYC FAUX SUEDE SKIRT: TTS  //  $48.90  //  similar find

BlankNYC FAUX LEATHER JACKET: medium  //  $56.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden TAUPE SIDE SLIT BOOTIES: TTS  //  $89.90  //  similar find

 

Leith WHITE MIDI DRESS: medium  //  $45.90  //  similar find

Topshop CHUNKY CARDIGAN: small [runs big]  //  $44.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden WHITE SIDE SLIT BOOTIES: TTS  //  $89.90  //  similar find

Rach Parcell WOOL PANAMA HAT:  $38.90  //  similar find

 

Leith BLUSH PINK LONG CARDIGAN: small   //  $39.90  //  similar find

Halogen STRIPED TEE: medium   //  $15.90  //  similar find

Wit & Wisdom BLACK AB-SOLUTION JEANS: TTS   //  $49.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden WHITE MULES WITH GOLD CHAIN: size up 1/2 size   //  $49.90  //  similar find

 

Barefoot Dreams LEOPARD CARDIGAN: small   //  $88.90  //  similar find

Free People OLIVE OVERSIZED TUNIC: medium   //  $34.90  //  similar find

Spanx FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS: medium   //  $64.90  //  similar find

Walmart MOTO BUCKLE BOOTIES: TTS   //  $24.98

 

Chelsea28 V-NECK SWEATER: small  //  $45.90  //  similar find

Amazon LEOPARD PLEATED MIDI SKIRT: small  //  $21.99

Vince Camuto BLOCK HEEL BOOTIES: TTS  //  $99.90  //  similar find

Rach Parcell WOOL PANAMA HAT:  $38.90  //  similar find

 

Madewell COLORBLOCK CARDIGAN: small  //  $59.50  //  similar find

Gibson LEOPARD TUNIC TOP: small  //  $33.90  //  similar find

Walmart BUTTON FLY CROPPED SKINNIES: TTS  //  $19.94

Vince Camuto TALL SUEDE BOOTS: TTS  //  $149.90  //  similar find

Tory Burch CROSSBODY BAG:  $299.90  //  similar find

 

BlankNYC FAUX LEATHER JACKET: medium  //  $56.90  //  similar find

Socialite SOFT SWEATER DRESS: medium  //  $28.90  //  similar find

Marc Fisher POINTED TOE BOOTIES: TTS  //  $99.90  //  similar find

 

Free People OFF THE SHOULDER SWEATER: medium  //  $49.90  //  similar find

Spanx FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS: medium   //  $64.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden TAUPE SIDE SLIT BOOTIES: TTS  //  $89.90  //  similar find

Clare V LEOPARD CROSSBODY BAG:  $249.90  //  similar find

 

Blank NYC FAUX SUEDE JACKET: medium  //  $87.90  //  similar find

Caslon PINTUCK LACE TOP: medium  //  $24.90  //  similar find

Walmart BUTTON FLY CROPPED SKINNIES: TTS  //  $19.94

Steve Madden LEOPARD MULES WITH GOLD CHAIN: size up 1/2 size   //  $49.90  //  similar find

 

Free People HENLEY TUNIC TOP: medium   //  $44.90  //  similar find

Kut from the Kloth LEOPARD SKINNY JEANS: TTS [go down if between]  //  $58.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden TAN MULES WITH GOLD CHAIN: size up 1/2 size   //  $49.90  //  similar find

 

Caslon STRIPED CARDIGAN: small  //  $39.90  //  similar find

Free People HENLEY TUNIC TOP: medium   //  $44.90  //  similar find

Wit & Wisdom AB-SOLUTION JEANS: TTS   //  $49.90  //  similar find

Steve Madden TAUPE SIDE SLIT BOOTIES: TTS  //  $89.90  //  similar find

 

 

I wore mostly the same jewelry with all 15 outfits from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! A few of the necklaces are included in the #NSALE. I will leave them all below for you to shop!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks for 2020

 

2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks

 

Shop my favorite #NSALE finds below! My 16 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks! These are some of the most popular items and sizes/color selections are sure to go quickly! Get more info on when/how to shop the sale HERE.

 

 

 

SHOP NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE TOP PICKS:

 

Quick Note:

I know that it is frustrating when some of the things on your wishlist [AKA the most popular items!] are sold out before you can even shop. Trust me, I wasn’t in the ‘first’ shopping group and didn’t get a few things I wanted… so I fully understand.

Two quick thoughts on that… 1: Check for restocks often! I’ve had luck in years past frequently checking back throughout the day on that item. Sometimes they restock it fully OR as returns come in, sizes will sporadically appear! And 2: These are Fall items and the Fall season isn’t even here. That means other retailers will be launching their Fall collections soon and are sure to have similar or just as cute items included! Ultimately we will all be able to use favorites in our closet with the addition of a few new goodies to have cute Fall outfits! I promise to share as much outfit inspo as possible on Instagram and Instastories!