It’s nearly that time of year again…the annual sale shopping event of the year, THE Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. This sale is a great opportunity to stock-up on fall basics (yes, fall) at discounted prices. I’m always interested in Nordstrom’s amazing selection of boots, designer denim, sweaters, and coats (yes, really…fall). I also use this opportunity to refresh my undergarments and activewear. Additionally, you can also score select (and limited) designer pieces, but only if you shop early. For a small sampling of the sale offerings, check out the women’s catalog and men’s catalog.
In preparation for a shopping trip (whether it be in advance of this sale, back-to-school, or a shopping destination), you can avoid overspending and feeling overwhelmed by preparing in advance. Yes, successful shopping requires preparation. With this in mind, here’s your homework:
- Starting in your closet, take inventory of what you have.
- Make a list of things you need (this includes wardrobe “holes” or items you may need to compliment existing pieces in your wardrobe).
- Check the condition of stored items (for example, fall boots and winter coats), and note any replacements.
- Create a “wish list” – this could include “looks” you’ve seen on others or pieces that you have coveted in the past. You may find a similar item on sale. I always advocate for leaving a little room in your budget for the unexpected piece that brings you joy.
Check back in in the coming days as I will continue to post my favorite sale picks, fall styling trends, and more sale shopping tips. Also, did you know that if you shop through my links, I get a small percentage of your purchase? You get styling tips and picks from a professional stylist, and I receive a small commission…a win/win. Thank you and stay tuned! ~Jenn