I stock up up once a year on items that I know I’ll need and would buy anyway even if they weren’t on sale. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is a great way of getting organized for the fall and the entire year. I used to shop for school clothes and shoes for the kids and now that has transitioned to buying basics for everyone. I’m including three boards and every item on them are purchases I’ve made plus one item I’m considering…it’s a bit of a splurge and not something I really need…
I love Vince Sweaters. I buy at least two per year and wear them to death. I wash them on the hand wash cycle with The Laundress Wool & Cashmere Soap and lay flat to dry and they come out beautifully. It saves a ton on dry cleaning, plus things that are hanging in my closet that are dry clean only rarely get worn. What is that? I have a hard time justifying wearing a shirt that will set me back at least $15 at the dry cleaners.
I buy at least a couple pair of good jeans at the Anniversary Sale. I would not spend over $200, but for a pair that I’ll love and wear a thousand times that I can throw into the washer…I’ll spend $149. I use this to care for them.
This pleated skirt is going to be my go-to piece for just about everything. These Dolman Sleeve T-shirts are loose enough to look and feel comfortable without feeling slouchy. I would have never noticed it had it not been for Nady at The Westchester who knows me by name and sends me texts updating me on new items. Gotta love Nordstrom customer service!
These Vince flats in blush are so comfortable I had to get Madeline a pair too! The Vince slip-on sneakers are great with jeans and this is the best time to buy them. So comfortable with these no-show socks!
I haven’t clicked “complete order” on the Vince Double Face Wool & Cashmere Coat, but I’m considering it. I know two people that have one from last year and it’s the perfect coat to run around in and for travel. I may not wear it into the city on a blustery day, but for in and out of the car—this is the piece I want.
Health & Beauty items that I stock up on include Donna Karan Cashmere Mist Deodorant. My sister gave me one a few years ago and I haven’t used anything since. It doesn’t yellow your favorite white t-short and does not leave marks on your black turtleneck! I wish they had a travel size! I’ve heard great things about these Astro Electric Aromatherapy Diffusers. I buy 4-6 new bras every year and toss last years. I need one more S’well bottle for my bag in the 9 oz. size and Madeline swears by this Philosophy Purity Made Simple Cleansers. We’ve been buying it since her freshman year in high school and she does have gorgeous skin! Madeline needs a new hairdryer and this one has great reviews.
Thank goodness Casual Friday is now everyday at the office. My husband wears these AG Stretch Twill pants everyday. They come in several colors and wash beautifully. No ironing necessary, just spray them with Downy wrinkle-release spray, smooth out and hang. For Patrick, we are stocking up on Bonobos Chinos. I love the detail on the back pockets. RVCA t-shirts for $20 and a parka because where’s he’s going–he’s gonna need it! A bottle of Kiehl’s Facial Fuel for the year.
What are your favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale items? Have I missed any good ones? Sale ends August 6th!