The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has arrived! Check out my favorites below!
Believe it or not this is the first year I have participated in early access. With my kids home I had planned on shopping online, but Nordstrom.com was having all kinds of technical issues Thursday morning. Using the Nordstrom app I reserved a few things online, packed up two of my kiddos (the third was at camp) and headed to Nordstrom. Probably not the smartest choice, but when you love to shop, you do what you’ve got to do!
The store was packed! With hour long waits in the dressing rooms and 20-30 minute waits in the shoe department, there was no way my nine and two year olds were going to make it that long. I came prepared with snacks for my toddler and Minecraft for my nine year old. Screen time is okay at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! Also ended up trying on several of my items in front of a mirror in the middle of the store along with some friends. If you have ever wondered, yes, you can try on jeans over jeans… 😉 In the end I was pretty impressed with how well my kids actually did. As a reward for hanging with mom all morning, I took them to See’s Candy afterwards. Best mom ever!!
I did learn a few things this first time around though, and will definitely do some things differently next year at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
Tips For Next Year
- Hop online right when the early access sale goes live, even if that means setting my alarm for the wee hours of the morning…I waited until around 6am and by the time I tried to order, Nordstrom.com was having technical issues.
- Hire a babysitter if shopping in store. Why did I not think of this before?? I ran into two of my girlfriends at the sale who did this – genius!!
- Take advantage of the other dressing room locations. Despite the hour long wait at one dressing room, I waltzed right into another dressing room across the store to quickly try on a couple things that I couldn’t in the middle of the store.
Nordstrom Anniversary Favorites
Below are my favorite finds from the sale. Please note that these did not all come home with me. 😉 I bought a few things and am debating a couple more items as well. It can be overwhelming going through all of the sale items! Since I actually love doing it, I thought it would be fun to share my favorites with you in case it helps you out! Most of my picks below are mom friendly, but still super cute! I also tried to keep most things under $100. Harder with the shoes and a few of the jeans, but there are some good deals in these picks as well.
Most of these come in other colors besides black too!
Whew! Thanks for sticking with me! Lots of fun finds this year at the Anniversary Sale. Would love to hear about your favorites if you are shopping early access this week! Let me know if you have any questions. I will be posting a few other finds for kids, men, and home soon!