#nsale strategy

 Me, bonding with my faves from last year's #nsale (because if it has it's own hashtag, then you know it's good.

Me, bonding with my faves from last year's #nsale (because if it has it's own hashtag, then you know it's good.

Well, since according to my husband SOME PEOPLE, I spend more time at Nordstrom than I do in my own home, I consider myself a total "NEXPERT." (Nordstrom expert, duh.) And because I am SO NICE, I'm sharing the wealth with my very own shopping strategies for the upcoming Anniversary Sale.

But wait, Sherri, WHAT IS THE ANNIVERSARY SALE

I'm gonna disregard this entire question and assume you are an actual alien. And you saw what Will Smith did to the aliens in Independence Day.  But just in case you are a human still in possession of a good credit score, the #nsale (Nordstrom Anniversary Sale) is all every blogger, fashionista, and any of the insta-famous will be talking about for the next 3 weeks. Prepare to be simultaneously annoyed and intrigued. 

*The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a reverse sale, which means prices on new fall items are slashed 40%-60% percent off, and then on August 6th, the prices go back up to their normal, crazy-high starting points. 

Well, my best friend's sister's cousin's neighbor says she gets to do Early Access.  What's that all about?

Early Access begins on July 13th, and is open to anyone with a Nordstrom Credit Card.. Yes, it is true that with a credit card,  you run the risk of giving your husband a mini-stroke when he opens your Nordstrom statement because you forgot to hide it. AHEM.  But you also need to know that EVERYTHING GOOD WILL BE GONE BY THE TIME THE SALE OPENS TO THE PUBLIC, SO GET A CREDIT CARD. 

(Jk, they do restock a lot of the great deals, BUT not always. In this case, it is really nice to be able to shop early and snag the most coveted items, even if you only use the card for the sale.)  

So Sherri, what should I focus on during the sale?  

In my mind, the NSale is the perfect time to stock up on all the "OMG I'd NEVER SPEND THAT MUCH ON (fill in the blank)" items.  For example, I'm typically all OMG, I'd never spend hundreds of dollars on a purse, because I will destroy it/fill it up with diapers and kid crap/spill an entire bag of pirates booty in the bottom/let a permanent marker leak all over it. The very day I bring it home. SO, for me, the items I'm most interested in include: 

Some great denim

A versatile purse I can wear with everything

A fun jacket (or two. Or ten.)

37 pairs of new shoes, because have you SEEN THE CATALOG? OH EM GEE THE SHOES. I think they made me tear up a little.  Seriously, though, this is a great time to purchase those OTK boots you've been coveting, or those peep-toed booties that you've already bonded with and may or may not have named.

If it seems overwhelming, that's because it TOTALLY IS. But guys, don't ya worry your pretty little heads about it. I'm going to be posting my sale finds and faves across pretty much ALL the categories, starting with a post on the absolute MUST HAVES (at least in my book). That's going live this Thursday, the 13th. I will also keep all my favorites posted here, and will be updating throughout the sale. So get your shopping fingers ready, and let's do this thang.

(And by this thang, I mean, let's become deeply acquainted with our UPS drivers on a close personal level, as we will likely start seeing them on a daily basis.)

Until next time,