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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | What I'm Buying + My Top Recommendations

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Top Picks + What to Buy
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and if you're an Influencer (raises hand) you can begin shopping in just a few shorts hours (July 16 to be exact). So here's what I'm actually going to buy and what I recommend purchasing if you're new to the sale and want the most bang for your buck!

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WIT & WISDOM JEANS | These are hands down my favorite jeans because they have an elastic waistband sewn in, so they're super comfy and stretchy and NEVER FALL DOWN! Genius. I get asked about these jeans all year and say, I got them during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! They're under $50 and worth every cent. Mine are a couple years old and so worn out, I'm going to get the new straight leg style this year.

HUNTER BOOTS | I'm not really into labels but I do love my Hunter boots and again, this is a great time to buy them. It's rare to see Hunters on sale under $100. Trust me, I look for them year round. You might see a sale but you'll never find your size or the color you want. So grab a pair if you're in the market, these boots last forever.

UGG BOOTS | Same goes for Ugg boots; I'll get asked all season where I got my Uggs and I'll reply, The Anniversary Sale! So scoop them up now. Again, you won't find them later for under $100 in your size/color. I even shopped a special Ugg pop-up shop around the holidays and the prices were higher.

SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS | Best price of the year! I don't own these but everyone seems to love them.

BAREFOOT DREAMS | I splurged on my first BFD cardigan last year and it was my best purchase. It's so soft, warm and lovely. I'm getting another one! Now, you can sometimes find lookalikes at Costco but there's no guarantee. Amazon has had a lookalike in the past but it's always out of stock. No one ever regrets buying a BFD cardigan, let's put it that way!

ADIDAS SNEAKERS | As low as $56! I might grab a pair or two. Such a great go-with-everything sneaker. This is another shoe I search for year-round and the NSALE has the best price for the style!

More items to grab now include neutral ankle boots, everyday jewelry pieces by brands like Madewell and Gorjana, gifts (like the plush throw shown above), Caslon tees, Free People tops and bralettes, and workout wear like Zella joggers and leggings.

So that's it really! I have all the items in the collage above added to my Nordstrom account "Wishlist" so I'll be able to check out fast once access is granted. If things are sold out, I won't be too disappointed. As long as I get my jeans and my BFD cardigan, we good! Have fun, enjoy shopping the sale and let me know what steals you score!

I never even knew about the Nordstrom sale till Budget Babe: then found out my friends had shopped it for years! This year I was ready , so I was able to snatch up some basics just before they sold out. Thanks to Budget Babe, I just saw the Hunter boot link and got them in black. Budget Babe also introduced me to Wit & Wisdom jeans. I got the trendy ‘chain link’ bracelet and necklace, and some cosmetics.
And while stocking up, you feel the classic budget question: How much can I ‘afford to save’?
#1 Chacha on 2021-07-18 10:49 (Reply)
Your comments always make me smile! I'm presently filling my cart with "round 2 must-haves" and wondering the same thing! ;-) Happy shopping!
#1.1 Dianna Baros on 2021-07-18 17:59 (Reply)
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