Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beginner's Guide (2019 Edition)

The sale of the year is HERE! Well, at least one of the sales of the year is here. These next couple of weeks are actually busy ones with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, Target Deal Days, and Amazon Prime Day all happening around the same time. I'm going to try to be on top of things and share all the picks I have.

For now though let's just focus on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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What's the big deal?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a way to shop brand new fall items at a discount! The sale functions in a totally non-traditional way - items debut at a sale price and then get marked up to full price when the sale is over! This means you get amazing deals on fall and winter items now and actually get to wear them this season too!

Here's how this whole thing works...



July 12 - 18 is the early access portion of the sale that is exclusively available to Nordstrom cardholders. Beginning July 19 the sale will be made public and shoppable through August 4!

Why should I shop now if I don't have access yet?

Even if you aren't a cardholder, you can still scope out sale items and save your faves to your wishlist in the totally FREE LIKEtoKNOW.it app (found here)! Then, on July 19, you'll be able to head to the LIKEtoKNOW.it app, shop the items you saved to your wishlist, and snag your fave pieces! I'm linking all my picks over on LIKEtoKNOW.it/annie_austen too so wishlist additions are even easier. Make sure you're following me in the app by searching "annie_austen" and then clicking "Follow"!

Where to start...

Right here, right now! I've broken down my picks into categories below so everything is super easy to shop. I also dedicated an entire page on my blog to my Nordstrom Sale picks - you can find it here

Everything I linked is under $100 and most of the items linked are under $50. I tried to focus on pieces that were classic enough to last more than one season BUT unique enough to be worth a bit of a splurge. And, yes, a splurge to me is anything in the $40 - $100 range... I know. I'm ridiculous.

Jackets/Coats


Tops/Sweaters


Dresses/Skirts


Shoes




I will mention one other thing - items in this sale really do have a tendency to sell out. The day the sale opens to the public try to be quick if there's something you really want. A lot of people over-purchase and return things later - take advantage of this! If something you love is sold out online check at your local Nordstrom store - someone might have returned an item you really wanted!

By the way, I try to keep my "Shop" section updated with the best sales and my favorite things across the web. Right now if you click on the "Shop" menu, there will be a drop down with a few selections including "Nordstrom Sale 2019", "Shop my Feed", "Current Faves", and "Sale". Keep an eye on this section for all the latest and greatest sales and the things I just am really digging. It's a fun place to explore!

Like I said, there are a million sales going on right now so stay tuned - I'm going to try to stay on top of things and share the best deals with you! Make sure you're following me on LIKEtoKNOW.it and Instagram as I'm pretty active both places. Oh, and let me know what you're looking for in those upcoming sales OR if there are any sales I'm missing. I can't wait to see what you find!

2019 Beauty Brands Liter Sale

The sale I look forward to every year is here - it's the Beauty Brands Liter Sale! As many of you know I'm a once-a-week hair washer which means a liter of shampoo and conditioner lasts me quite some time. I've managed to sync my shampoo and conditioner repurchasing needs with the sale (and am ridiculously proud of that fact). During the Beauty Brands Liter Sale you can save up to 72% on 200+ salon brand shampoos and conditioners - that sounds like my kind of discount!


Beauty Brands let me pick out a liter of shampoo and conditioner which was so generous - I went with the Redken Diamond Oil Glow Dry Gloss Shampoo and All Soft Conditioner. I don't color my hair and thought the gloss shampoo might add some more dimension to my locks! I do have relatively coarse hair and am really excited to try the All Soft Conditioner.


In addition to getting a liter of shampoo and conditioner, Redken and Beauty Brands also generously gifted me some other products as well - Redken Frizz Dismiss Instant Deflate Oil-In-Serum, Redken Frizz Dismiss Rebel Tame Heat Protective Leave-In Cream, Redken Frizz Dismiss Shampoo & Conditioner (unavailable online right now but check in stores), Redken Guts 10 Volume Spray Foam, Redken Fashion Work 12 Versatile Hairspray, Redken Triple Dry 15 Dry Texture Finishing Spray, Redken Triple Pure 32 Scent-Free Extreme High-Hold Hairspray (not yet available online but check in stores), Redken One United Multi-Benefit All-In-One Treatment, Wetbrush Pro Detangler Brush, Tarte Tarteist Quick Dry Matte Lip Paint in Bounce, and two liter pumps for my shampoo and conditioner! You can shop all of the products that are available online through the affiliate links above or via the slideshow below!



I'll share more picks from the liter sale over on my LIKEtoKNOW.it page - make sure to check it out!