2017 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale PREP!

Happy July!

Can you guys believe it’s here?!

 I’m not going to lie. There is only one reason and one reason only why I love July so much.


This is by far my favorite sale of the year not only because the trends are always on point for the upcoming season, but the deals are amazing. You can get new designer handbags for 40% off & other closet staples for such a steal. This is the time of the year when I try to stock up on fall necessities like a good coat, a classic black dress or an expensive pair of designer boots that will last me for years.

So what do you need to know to shop the sale?!
Well, I’m answering some of the top questions below and I’m also sharing my top picks with you from the catalog so far. I will make sure that once the sale is live to “refresh” this page with all of the current sale links to the items below. (UPDATE: All items have been updated with current links to shop!) See something you love and want to purchase during the sale on here? Come back to this page on July 13th & I’ll have all the links ready and waiting for you. So let’s dive into the details.

How Do You Shop The Sale Early?
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale runs from July 21st – August 6th. UNLESS you are a Nordstrom cardholder, then you can shop the sale 8 days early on July 13th. Let me tell you…..8 days early is SO worth it. A lot of the good designer deals and fall staples sell out during those 8 days of early access, so you definitely don’t want to miss out. Don’t have a Nordstrom card yet, no worries. You have until July 9th to apply for one here.

Why Is This Sale So Popular?
Well, it’s a Nordstrom sale for one thing! I love all Nordstrom sales but the difference with this sale is that the products on major sale are all BRAND NEW items. The sneak peek catalog is really the only look we get until the sale goes live, so the anticipation of what’s new is super exciting.

What’s The Best Way To Shop The Sale?
Honestly, I usually shop online at first. You avoid the crowds, are able to get items at the click of a button without searching through the store & you are able to get first access to those hot items that sell out fast. After I do my first couple of orders online (yes, I said a couple, it happens every year), I will head into the store to see if there is anything amazing that I missed or to try on some of those questionable pieces.
My advice? Shop online. Saves you time because you don’t have to wait out the crowds and it’s convenient. Shop the sale on July 13th HERE.

Where Will You Be Posting Your Sale Picks?
Of course I’ll be posting my top picks here on the blog (www.ashleydonielle.com) and I’ll also be posting fittings, sizing details and unboxings via my Instagram (@ashdonielle). I’ve also created a “Nordstrom Sale” tab on the top main page of the blog for easy access to the sale and all my picks. You can see how I’ve shared about the sale in the past by checking out some of my posts from last years sale here & here.

I Want To Shop Online But Don’t Want To Wait For Shipping, What Are My Options?
After you hop online on July 13th, you can add items into your cart and choose the “in store pick-up” option. That way you are guaranteed to get get them that day, before they sell out AND you don’t have to wait in long lines to check out. You add the items to your cart, select “in store pick up”, checkout, and your order is ready to pick up at a Nordstrom near you within 2 hours. This is actually the only way I shop online at Nordstrom now. So convenient, easy and fast.

Now let’s dive into my favorite picks from the catalog! (Want to see the entire catalog online? You can check it out here).

I always love stocking up on cardigans during this sale and this one is perfect for fall. (Halogen Ribbed Cardigan – originally $89 – on sale for $59.90)

I don’t think I really need to say much about these shoes. IN LOVE. (Halogen Corbin Slide – originally $89.95 – on sale for $59.90

I can’t wait to style this vest all fall long! (Halogen Vest– originally $69 – on sale for $45.90)

During this sale, I usually like to invest in a new designer handbag. This Rebecca Minkoff embroidered crossbody is on the top of my list. (Rebecca Minkoff Crossbody Bag – originally $275 – on sale for $183.90)

I think this might be the perfect midi skirt to style for the holidays. Can you say work Christmas party?! (Vince Camuto Pleated Skirt– originally $79 – on sale for $52.90)

I think this grey sweater with the tulle is so fun and unique! Easy to style with jeans or a skirt. (Chelsea28 Mixed-Media Sweatshirt – originally $69 – on sale for $45.90)

THIS BLAZER IS JUST TOO GOOD.  End of story. (Trouvé Leopard Print Blazer – originally $139 – on sale for $89.90)

This simple ruffled shift dress is a closet staple. Perfect for work, a wedding, a funeral or church. A classic dress. (Chelsea28 Shift Dress – originally $149 – on sale for $98.90)

LOVING this navy bell sleeved top. (Halogen Flare Sleeve Sweater – originally $79 – on sale for $49.90

You all know I’m pearl obsessed, so when I saw these slides in the catalog, I was so stinkin’ happy. (Steve Madden Pearl Mules – originally $89.95 – on sale for $59.90)

The embroidered trend is going no where and will continue into the fall. These colorful slip on sneakers are calling my name. (Rebecca Minkoff Noelle Embellished Slip Ons – originally $149.95 – on sale for $99.90)

I love a good army green jacket paired with stripes for fall & this peplum style doesn’t disappoint.  (Caslon Twill Peplum Jacket – originally $75 – on sale for $49.90)

I can’t get enough of those studded grey heels or those simple black slip on block heels. Both perfect shoes for fall. (Dolce Vita Hendrix Studded Sandal – originally $149.95 – on sale for $99.90. BP Tale Slide – originally $79.95 – on sale for $49.90

Still loving the statement sleeve trend and this embroidered military shirt is SO fun. (Chelsea28 Bell Sleeve Top – originally $89 – on sale for $58.90. Rails Channing Military Shirt – originally $188 – on sale for $124.90)

Madewell leather totes are always such great and beautiful bags. They rarely go on sale so this striped one is a treat! (Madewell Paint Stripe Transport Tote – originally $198 – on sale for $129.90)

Pink Adidas. Need I say more?! (Adidas Tubular Viral 2 Sneaker – originally $99.95 – on sale for $74.90)

 This MIGHT just be the year I splurge on a great pair of Stuart Weitzmans. I mean, they are basically half off! (Stuart Weitzman Over The Knee Boots – originally $798 – on sale for $499.90)

I love Drybar products and this kit includes some of my favorites. (Drybar Tressed to Impress Kit – originally $225 – on sale for $154)

Last year, these BP cardigans flew off the rack during the sale. I’m so glad they are bringing them back! (BP Lightweight Cardigan – originally $49 – on sale for $31.90)

Every Christmas my family gifts each other with new Ugg slippers. These knit ones might be what I’m wanting this year. SO cute. (UGG Wrin Rib Knit Slipper – originally $199.95 – on sale for $79.90)

Loving these neutral MAC colors and such a great deal for four lip products. (MAC Look In A Box Mini Lip Kit – originally $40 – on sale for $26.50)

I love a good pair of neutral black Nikes. These ones are perfect. (Nike Free Run Distance 2 – originally $120 – on sale for $89.90)

I can’t wait to get my hands on those open toed block heels and those taupe cut out booties! I’ll be wearing both of those all fall long. (Vince Camuto Karinta Heel (1) – originally $149.95 – on sale for $99.90. 1.State Iddah Bootie (2) – originally $139.95 – on sale for $89.90)

Key Things To Remember:
** Make sure you apply for a Nordstrom card HERE so you can shop early on July 13th.
** Make a wishlist of what items you need in your closet for fall. Popular items that sell out fast include AG Jeansbasic Lush Tees & the BP cardigans. Need a classic leather jacket or a new pair of OTK boots?! This is the sale to shop!
** Make sure you check back on this post on July 13th for updated shopping links.
** Follow me on Instagram (@ashdonielle) for sizing details, favorite picks & more during the sale.
** On July 13th, shop the sale HERE.

Hope you all are now just as excited as me about the BEST sale of the year!
Have an amazing weekend!



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