The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (If I Wasn’t Broke)

Apparently the whole blogging community freaks out about this sale every year. Nordstrom releases a bunch of new fall items at the beginning of the season at a discounted price, unlike a normal sale which is usually a bunch of stuff no one wants after the season is over. 

I like shopping just as much as the next female but people freak out over this. I get it. The sales are good. Maybe next year I’ll be able to get some stuff but for now, a girl can still “window shop”.

I’m sure some of you can relate to this.

Coronavirus stole any disposable income I had right out from my hustling little fingers. My main side-hustle is event bartending, which I actually really enjoy but that’s not exactly working out in our current state.

That extra cash is how we paid for a lot of our wedding but it’s also my shopping money and extra for trips and just fun in general. I really can’t complain though because I still have a job and we’re not homeless so there’s a lot to be thankful for.

I picked out a few things I would be considering if I were shopping this year and figured I would share. It’s fun for me and if you find something you can’t live without, Great! But, at the end of the day, it’s all just…stuff.

Sale Access Schedule

If you don’t follow a bunch of influencers already covering this and you are interested in shopping the sale, here’s a little info.

You basically have to have a Nordstrom credit card to shop early and all of us peasants have access August 19-30th.


You can never have too many pairs of leggings.

Alo Airlift High Waist Leggings

These come in 3 different colors but I’m really drawn to this bright Orchid color. 

Zella High Waist Studio Pocket 7/8 Leggings

Black workout leggings with pockets AND 7/8 length. Sold! 

Nike Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoe

I’ve been wearing the same pair of Nike Epic Reacts (that Andy bought for me) for the past 2 years. I LOVE them. I run, walk, and workout in them every single day. These have the same React foam base to them which I find amazing for running. Feet hurting in my weekly step challenge? Maybe you want to give these a shot. 

I size up half a size in Nike shoes. 



Let’s Get Some Shoes

I’m really into the Steve Madden boots this year. These are two that would go with so many outfits and last for years. 

Steve Madden Kaylah Pointed Toe Bootie

I love the look of white booties. They can be paired with so many outfits. I went for a beige pair last year that are similar to these. These also come in 5 different color options including snake print. 

Steve Madden Nifty Pointed Toe Over The Knee Boot

Over the knee boots and jeans or leggings is a cool-weather go-to for me. I like them with a shorter skirt in the fall too. 


These don’t need an explanation. White platform Chucks. Yes, please. 


Never Leave The House Cozy Clothes

Living in the same PJs every day since March? Maybe it’s time to switch it up, Grandpa Joe.

Nordstrom Moonlight Dream Short Pajamas

These PJs look super soft and comfy. I would probably even rock these in a company Zoom meeting.

PJ Salvage Tank & Shorts Pajamas

Over the past year, I’ve really gotten into matching pajamas instead of just throwing on old t-shirts. This means I’m old now right? 

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Long Cardigan

Cozy cardigans are great for at-home snuggling AND leaving the house if you have to. 


If You Do Need To Leave The House

Spanx Faux Leather Leggings

I have wanted these leggings for a few years but can’t bring myself to spend almost $100 on them. I’ve heard the quality is great and they last forever. This would be a great time to get these if you’ve thought about it. They are $64.90 in the sale. 

BP. Print Long Sleeve Dress

This dress comes in 3 different patterns to choose from. I think it’s simple but cute. 

This concludes my report. If you buy any of this stuff send me pics so I can live vicariously through you please. Thanks! <3


  1. Lynn

    The Dress is So Cute! I’m going in to my office everyday, and I need some new friday clothes!

    • Jen

      This would be so cute for Friday in the office! Sometimes I miss having to get dressed for work.


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