Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

Hey Y'all! I am so sorry I have been so MIA over here on the blog. February through June have been crazy busy and full of so much travel. And fun too! We're actually leaving again Thursday to go to the beach for the Fourth of July, but then we will be home for the rest of July. Thank goodness because there is lots of blogging that needs to be done! I have some fun posts in the works, but today I am going to tell you all about Nordstrom's biggest sale of the year!


What is it?

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is Nordstrom's biggest sale that happens once a year during the summer. It is so different from other sales because the items included are brand new fall items. Most typical sales include items that are from the previous season and have been seen over and over again. The N Sale, which it's frequently called, includes brand new fall merchandise that is up to 50% off! 

Down south, it is obviously still very hot during the summer months (and into the fall months), but this is the best time to stock up on fall and winter items because they will be so highly discounted!

When is it?

-July 12, 12:01 AM Pacific: Early Access available to all Nordstrom cardholders

-July 20, 12:01 AM Pacific: The Nordstrom sale is open to everyone

-August 5, 11:59 PM Pacific: The Nordstrom sale ends and items return to their normal prices

How do I get Early Access?

You have to be a Nordstrom credit card holder to get early access. I did not have a Nordstrom card during the sale last year, which means I had to wait for public access to begin a full week after early access. Because of the enormity of this sale, things sell out FAST, like faster than any other sale I've ever seen. This made the full week I had to wait seem like an eternity!

In all honesty, until yesterday, I had one Visa credit card and zero credit cards from any store or anywhere else. After last year, I knew I had to get a Nordstrom credit card for the sole purpose of getting Early Access to this year's N Sale. So, I made it happen yesterday, and I now have two credit cards- Visa and Nordstrom. And this year, I will not have to psychotically stalk that Free People top I am dying for or that pair of Spanx leggings that I must have for fall. Because I have a Nordstrom credit card, I will get to snag my favorite things during early access before they all sell out!

You can click here to apply for a Nordstrom credit card. It is really simple and quick. In case you were wondering, there are no perks for me if you sign up through that link. Just benefits for you- like Early Access to the sale and Nordstrom Notes (which are basically gift cards Nordstrom sends you once you reach a certain amount of points- you earn 2 points for every $1 spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Hautelook, and Trunk Club). You also get a bonus note when you spend $100 the day you get approved for your credit card. Because I got approved yesterday, I obviously had to make a purchase. :) I ordered this swimsuit and this top.

What will be included?

As I mentioned, brand new fall merchandise will be included in the sale. Nordstrom just released the online catalog for the sale yesterday, so you can click here to browse through it. It does not include anywhere close to all of the items that will be a part of the sale. There will be amazing clothing, purses, shoes (the best time to stock up on fall boots and booties), makeup, hair products, things for the home, etc.! 

Some of my favorite things to stock up on are basics that I know I will wear all fall and winter. The 3 items that I have gotten the most use out of from last year's sale are Zella leggings, Spanx faux leather leggings, and this blanket. I shared the 10 things I got from the last year's sale in this blog post if you want to check out the items I got from the sale last year!

Final Thoughts

Because the closest Nordstrom is hours away, I will be shopping online. But the sale can be shopped in store and online. I will have multiple blog posts about the sale during the July 12- August 5 sale window. If you have a Nordstrom credit card, be sure to check out my post on July 12 for early access! And if you don't have a Nordstrom credit card, you will still be able to check out the things that are included in the sale. You just will not be able to purchase items at their sale prices until July 20, so be sure to check back then!

I know we still have a while before the sale starts, but I wanted to go ahead and share this post, so anyone who does not have a credit card and wants one for early access can get approved before the sale begins! You can click here to learn more about it.

Thanks so much for stopping by! I can't wait to see what all is included in this year's sale! Let me know if you have any questions! Have a wonderful day!