Nordstrom Anniversary Sale First Look

Jessica Sturdy shares a first look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Shop her favorite finds in the store from handbags to shoes to beauty, home decor, and more.

Happy Anniversary Sale, my friends! I know, it really snuck up on me this year, too. I swung by the store last night and got a first look at shoes, bags, beauty, accessories, home, and some activewear. (Level 4 cardholders had the chance to shop early yesterday, but I’m only a Level 3 this year. Good news for my budget, bad news for getting my sale coverage live as early as I can!) I’m headed to the store bright and early this morning to do a full dressing room try-on session like I did last year! (Remember this post?!) So be on the lookout for that — it should be up on the blog by this afternoon! Let me know if there’s anything in specific you want me to try on in store and report back. I’ll also be sharing thing on Instagram Stories and maybe even doing a Live… Stay tuned.

New to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? You might be wondering wtf I’m talking about… Read this post! It’s my favorite sale to shop each year (it happens every July!) because it’s new-for-fall merchandise priced 30-40% off.

Nordstrom cardholders are able to shop the Anniversary Sale a week before it opens to the public! Early Access kicks off today (July 12th) and runs through July 19th. The sale opens up to everyone on July 20th!

Okay… Are you ready for a first look? Here are all of my favorites that didn’t require a try-on… Let’s do it!

beauty favorites

Beauty might have been my favorite section from what I saw on the first floor in the store! So, so many great deals.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Supergoop Sunscreen Sets

Supergoop! Defense Refresh SPF50 Setting Mist Set

You know I’m *obsessed* with this setting spray. I’ve turned literally everyone I know onto it! (Or at least everyone I’ve used it around…) You can spray it on over your makeup and it actually sets your makeup, but is also great for reapplying SPF on the go. I love how this set comes with a full size and a travel size. Normally the full size is $28, so you’re getting the travel size for free. Why not!

The setting powders are on sale, too, and they come with refills!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Charlotte Tilbury

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Glowing Set

Another few products I love! I adore the Wonder Glow (I mix it with my foundation or wear it on it’s own if I’m not wearing foundation) and her Magic Cream and Night Cream are cult favorites. Great way to try them out if you haven’t! (It’s not on sale, but her Magic Eye Rescue is my jam.)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: La Mer

La Mer Skincare Sets

All of the La Mer sets are fab! It’s the perfect time to try it out if you never have (go for the Mini Miracles Set), or to try a few new products in the range (go for the Radiant Collection!).

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Kiehl's

Kiehl’s Radiance Boosting Duo

Two of my favorite Kiehl’s products! (I have too many to count…) This line-reducing concentrate has been in my arsenal for years, and you can’t beat the Ultra Facial Cream. It’s a great replenishing, everyday moisturizer.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: NARS Endless Summer

NARS Endless Summer Collection

From the Eye & Cheek Palette (all of the shades I wear daily!) to the Lip & Light Duo to my favorite lipsticks, you can’t go wrong.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Oribe Travel Sel

Oribe Gold Lust Travel Collection

I have this exact set in my toiletry kit as we speak. I’ve bought it and re-bought it and re-bought it for trips a million times. I love the texturizing spray (I use it on my clean hair before I curl it!) and the shampoo and conditioner feel super luxe.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Bumble & Bumble Set

Bumble & Bumble Summer Loves Set

I’ve been wanting to try this Don’t Blow It Spray for ages! I *adore* the Hairdresser’s Invisible Oil Primer and the Surf Spray is a cult favorite for summer. The best part about all of these value sets is getting to try new products!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Diptyque

Diptyque Candle Set

The Diptyque candles in the set are much smaller than the ones pictured here, but they are great for travel! A little slice of home away from home.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: Ouai Hair Products

Ouai Set

I’ve yet to meet a Ouai product I didn’t like! I haven’t tried any of these three so this set is on my wish list.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks: T3 Curling Iron and Flat Iron

T3 Curling Iron + T3 Flatiron

There’s also a hairdryer included, as well as the infamous Beachwaver!

sneakers, boots, and more!

There are a handful of shoes that are on my wish list now, too!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Adidas Flashback Sneakers

Adidas Flashback Sneakers

I have a pair of Adidas Flashbacks and I’m obsessed with them. I don’t workout in them, but they’re so cute for running errands, going on walks, and going to-and-from workout classes.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Red Athletic Sock Booties

Leith Sock Booties

Call me crazy, but I’m totally lusting over these athletic-inspired red sock booties! The heel isn’t too tall, and I just think they’re so fun. Pair them with a skirt or with a pair of straight-leg jeans! Plus, they’re super affordable (under $100!) so it’s okay if you don’t wear them every other day.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: UGG Sneakers

UGG Sneakers (Available in black, white, and olive green!)

I think these are the *ultimate* European summer vacation shoe! The look perfect for all of the walking around, they’re cute enough to go with your skirts and dresses, and the perforation makes for great ventilation on hot summer days. Check, check, check!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sperry Saltwater Duck Boots

Sperry Saltwater Duck Boots

Calling all Illini fans! (Or Bears fans!) How freaking cute are these orange & blue Sperry boots?! Obsessed. (There’s a cream and pink colorway that’s adorable, too.)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sock Booties

Steve Madden Sock Bootie & Jeffrey Campbell Stretch Nude Bootie

You can’t go wrong with nude and blush-toned ankle booties, especially when they’re of the sock variety!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Steve Madden Glitter High Top Sneakers

Steve Madden Glitter High Top Sneaker

These glitter high tops remind me so much of the pair that I have that I’m in love with and wear constantly… Check them out in this post! (But these cost way less!)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Madewell Leather Penny Loafers

Madewell Leather Loafer Slides

Can’t beat a classic! There will be perfect come fall.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Vans for Women

Vans Linen Sneakers + Vans Gingham High-Top

How sick are these Vans?! (The neutral pair is my favorite!) I have been wanting a pair of Vans lately, I think they might be the new Stan Smiths.

active, pj’s, & lingerie

This was another favorite section! So many cute PJ sets (maybe I was just drawn to those because I’m in desperate need…) and some great workout pieces, too.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Zella Teddy Coat

Zella Teddy Coat  |  $58.90

I gasped when I saw this one, I can’t wait to scoop it up today! Its so cute for headed to-and-from workout classes. I always get so bummed when it gets chilly enough that I need to wear a jacket after sweating, instead of walking home in a tank top. This jacket might just make that transition easier!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cute PJ Sets

Rails PJ Sets  |  $98.90

If you’ve ever had a Rails top, you know how soft their material is! These plant shorts and tee sets (And the strawberry print, too!) and too cute. I need to get a pair, or two.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Adidas Socks

Adidas Athletic Socks

I used to work out in crappy socks and not think twice, but ever since the whole ankle situation last year, I’m much more discerning when it comes to anything with my legs and feet. I love these Adidas athletic socks, especially the no-show pairs for wearing with my regular (non-workout) sneakers. They stay in place so much better!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Zella No-Show Socks

Zella No-Show Socks

These are also great for everyday wear with cute sneakers! They stay in place sooo much better than any sort of “liner” situation I’ve tried before.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Zella Sportsbra

Zella Sports Bra  |  $31.90

How freaking cute is this sports bra?! I never workout in just a bra, but I still appreciate having a cute one!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Adidas Hoodie

Adidas Hoodie  |  $47.90

I am *obsessed* with this hoodie! It’s slightly cropped and would look super cute with a pair of high-waisted leggings. I’m all about that athleisure wear for errands, weekends, and, of course, going to-and-from workout classes and the gym.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cute Loungewear

Make + Model Loungewear Sets

I need a pair of these jogger pants immediately! I love the star print. Somehow all of my cute sweatpants have made their way to my friends’ homes so it’s about time I get some new pairs and cut people off from borrowing them if they sleepover. 😂

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Cute Sweatpants

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Patagonia Jacket

Patagonia Nano-Puff Jacket  |  $148.90

This lightweight jacket is perfect for so many different things! I have this black one and it’s great for travel because it folds up so nicely… I also have it in my “ski bin” for an extra layer when on the slopes. Of course, you can wear it to-and-from the gym when it gets chillier, too! It comes in 5 colors.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Hanky Panky

Hanky Panky Underwear

It’s the perfect time to stock up!


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Swell Bottles and Corksicles

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Ray-Bans

Ray-Ban 53mm Sunglasses  |  $135.90

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Kate Spade Jewelry

Kate Spade Initial Necklaces  |  $31.90

These are great for gifts! Comes in both gold and silver.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: J.Crew Earrings

J.Crew Raffia Earrings  |  $42.90

These earrings are too cute and come in a few colors!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Halogen Cashmere

Halogen Cashmere Cardigan  |  $199.90

The Nordstrom sale is the perfect time to score some cashmere pieces for fall and winter! I’m obsessed with this long cardigan and the scarves are great, too.













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  1. 7.12.18
    Meagan said:

    What a great post! What size Patagonia do you have? I am going to Alaska at the end of August and I need to buy a few cold weather items!

  2. 7.12.18
    Danielle said:

    I LOVE the bumble and bumble don’t blow it styler! There is nothing else like it I’ve tried. I hit up my Nordy’s today 🙂

  3. 7.13.18
    Alyssa said:

    Did you try on the teddy coat from Thread & Supply (this one – it’s SO COZY. I didn’t see the Zella one in my store, so I bought the one from T&S.