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These are the best deals from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, hands down.
1. Cotton Panties // 2. Nike Trainers // 3. Cardigan // 4. Winter Boots // 5. Hooded Cardigan // 6. Tory Burch Satchel // 7. Ankle Jeans // 8. Tory Burch Riding Boots (best price I've seen anywhere) // 9. Candle Set

Ok, Budget Babes, it's Day 3 of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale early access and it's time to get serious! As much as I hate to get caught up in the hype, there are real deals to be had for those who know what they want, and who shop early. I've done an exhaustive amount of research (tough job, I know!) and put together a list of the top items that the real "power shoppers" always buy - the things that offer the best value, and the items that tend to sell out the fastest. Ready? Read on...

First, some links worth reading this week:

As you may have heard, Nordstrom's website crashed on Thursday during day one of early access for its Anniversary Sale. I had a lot of problems as I was trying to place my order and write my blog post during naptime, and saw my cart completely emptied when I went to check out. That's also when the blush cardigan I wanted so badly suddenly disappeared. (I know, first-world problems for sure!) By the time the site came back up, the cardigan was gone. Thankfully Nordstrom offered cardholders 10 points per dollar spent to make up for the outage. (via The Seattle Times)

You can see everything I ordered from the sale in this post. I will share updates as soon as my items arrive (hopefully later today!)

I'm living vicariously through Sydne Style who shares what to wear for wine tasting.

College Fashion rounds up stylish beach cover-ups under $40.

The Kit has your first look at the H&M x Erdem collab.

Oh my. Not another disturbing swimsuit. Please tell me this isn't a trend? (via SheFinds)

Can't wait to try this recipe for Mediterranean Baked Salmon. (via LeafTV)

Now for the Nordstrom Sale top sellers!

1. Shoppers always stock up on designer undies and bras. Bras especially can get really expensive so now's the best time to buy those everyday wardrobe workhorses. My Nordstrom shopping friends consistently tell me that if nothing else, they'll pick up a new bra or two each year during early access. SHOP LINGERIE AND UNDERWEAR SALE

2. I'm not the best person to talk about activewear - which isn't to say I'm not healthy and active. I am! I just don't buy the gear that goes along with it. But everyone else does. I'm talking leggings, jackets, and of course, athletic shoes. Blush pink is still a big trend for sneakers and I can see this pair selling out fast. SHOP ACTIVEWEAR SALE HERE

3. Give me ALL. THE. SWEATERS! Cardigans are always a big seller because these are a fall essential. Nordstrom cardigans are almost like a fashion meme...everyone buys them and posts selfies featuring skinny jeans, slouchy tees, and cozy cardigans. Myself included! #guiltyascharged

I find it tricky to find nice cardigans at fast fashion stores so I stocked up during the Nordstrom Sale. All my picks were under $50. A friend in the industry once told me never to pay a lot for knits because even a $1,000 St. John Knit could just as easily snag on your wedding ring when you're getting dressed as a cheap $20 one. She made a good point! SHOP SALE SWEATERS HERE

4. Winter boots from ankle boots to waterproof styles to over-the-knee boots are always top selling items. Now's a great time to get a deal on these Hunter boots, for example. If you've been wanting a pair, go ahead! You have my blessing! SHOP WINTER BOOTS SALE HERE

5. I'm actually shopping ahead and buying Christmas gifts on sale like this super soft hooded cardigan. Other bloggers have raved about it for years and I finally bit the bullet and bought one for my sister in law - and she loves it! Like, not-just-saying-it-to-be-nice...I'm talking authentically, genuinely is IN LOVE with this sweater. There's nothing better than getting the perfect gift for someone you care about. Do it now, thank me later! LOL!

6. Tory Burch is always one of the top performers in the designer category. Her bags have the cool factor yet don't seem to go out of style. Again if you've wanted a Tory bag and you've saved up (I'll be checking!) go forth a get one now during the Anniversary Sale. If Tory's not your style, you'll find lots of deals on Rebecca Minkoff, Kate Spade and others. SHOP DESIGNER BAGS SALE HERE

7. Denim. Need I say more? If you're in the designer denim camp, now's the time to save big on those must-have brands. This pair was one of the top three selling items last year. From the entire sale. The TOP! Everyone gives these great reviews. All your favorite fashion bloggers will be wearing them. Don't be left out. JUST KIDDING. I would never peer pressure you. #FOMO SHOP DESIGNER DENIM HERE

8. Every year these Tory Burch riding boots go on major sale. Every year I debate whether or not I should buy a pair. I have yet to purchase a pair because I feel like I'll scuff them within minutes of wearing them and cry inconsolably which would be no fun. But these are a great investment and they hold their value (just check Poshmark) You could also get the flats.

9. This Diptique candle set always sells out. Everyone loves these, especially for Instagram photos! You could divide this set up and give it to friends for the perfect holiday gift. I'm buying a set myself. I waited last year until it was too late and then found myself scrambling at the last minute to get chic-yet-inexpensive gifts for girlfriends. SHOP BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES SALE HERE

Wow this post was painfully long, but I hope you found it helpful! Snaps to anyone who made it this far. Thanks for reading, happy shopping and happy weekend!! xxBB

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