Happy Sunday night, ladies!  As I mentioned this morning, July is almost here, which means we're gearing up for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale over here at SAACA.  As you probably know, this is one of the biggest clothing sales of the year.  Nordstrom's new fall merchandise is on sale for the entire month of July.  But there are a few things to be aware of, which is why we're publishing our 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Primer.


2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Primer

Key Dates

A preview of the sale opens to the general public on June 29th.  And although the actual sale begins July 6th and lasts through the 31st, shopping windows are based on your Nordy Club status.

  • Icon status can shop starting July 6
  • Ambassador status can shop starting July 7
  • Influencer status can shop starting July 9
  • The General public can shop starting July 15
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How to Shop the Sale

I've shopped the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for years.  Note that you can shop in-person or online during your available window. Here are some helpful tips I've picked up along the way.

  • Use the preview window to build a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves, as many of the items will go quickly and you may not be able to get your top choices.
  • Download the Nordstrom App to build that list and get notified if & when your items are in stock.
  • Sign up for Nordstrom's email updates as an additional way to stay informed.
  • It may seem early, but start thinking about fall and winter clothing for you and those that you gift clothing to.  The Anniversary Sale is an excellent way to stock at great prices.


The Anniversary Sale is a big deal here at SAACA.  Below, I've posted links to the last 5 years of my Nordstrom hauls to give you a sense of what to expect.

We'll be covering the sale Sundays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays for the entire month of July.  Given the new additions to the team, this year is going to be really fun.

  • On July 7th, Kelly and I will be attending the sale in person.  We'll be posting our dressing room diaries for you, as well as regular columns on Sundays and Thursdays.
  • Our new contributor, Jennifer Duvall, will be taking beauty & makeup duty and covering all the great product sales in her Wednesday column.
  • Marlene will focus on anything and everything having to do with home design in her Saturday column.

2021 Haul


2020 Haul

2019 Haul

2018 Haul

2017 Haul

In Case You Missed It

Make sure to check out this week's readers' favorites. Click the title or image below to read the article.

august is fast drawing to a close and so is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. in fact, today is the last day to shop. on august 31st prices go back up. so let’s take a look at what’s left.

last day of Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

blazer, jackets, and coats




shoes, boots, and booties








don’t miss my big, big announcement i’ve been dying to share with you! plus, a 5-minute eye tutorial.


foundation | concealer | lipstick | mascara | blush | brow pencil | eyeliner | waterline pencil | eyeshadow | lash primer | eyelash curler


and in case you missed it, here’s a link to what came home with me from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale earlier in the month. 

happy monday, ladies! this past weekend i made a mad dash to Nordstrom to check out all the goodies in-store. and let me tell you the mall was hopping. over ten days ago i ordered a slew of clothes and boots online from Nordstrom but sadly only one item has arrived to date. and i did want to share a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post with y’all. soooooo when the going gets tough the tough hop in their car and drive to Atlanta.  here is my Nordstrom Sale beauty haul update. 

this year the sale is a bit different from years gone by. first of all, it was pushed back to August. and i’m kind of ho-hum with the selections this time around. not that there aren’t some beautiful items on sale from my favorite brands like Vince or Eileen Fisher or Vince Camuto or Spanx to name a few. but i think the sale is much smaller this year. and the choices were limited. 

Nordstrom sale beauty haul update

but i do like to peruse the beauty section of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. it’s a great time to try new skincare or makeup products when they’re on sale. and y’all know how i love, love, love accessories. so i always make a pitstop to check out handbags, sunglasses, and jewelry. so today i’ll share a few of my favorites with the big reveal from my shopping spree scheduled for Wednesday.

NSale Skincare 

NSale Makeup 

NSale Handbags

NSale Jewelry

i’m also sharing a video tutorial of how i style my latest and greatest haircut. my stylist, Lyric, is a-ma-zing! so lucky to have her.


happy sunday, gang! what a fantastic week i had spent at Tybee Island. the weather was absolutely perfect with temps in the mid-eighties and a balmy breeze at the beach. but all good things must come to an end, so it’s home again, home again jiggity jig. and there’s truly no place like home. over the next few weeks, i’m turning my attention to that grand sale of all sales: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. a week or so ago i shared my first-round picks. today, i’m giving you more of my Nordstrom Anniversary sale top picks, but i’ll slice and dice a few of my favorite categories like boots, booties, and shoes, coats and jackets, and beauty. one of the coats i had my eye on is sold out but i’ll keep one eye out to see if it gets restocked.

nordstrom anniversary sale top picks

for the past several months i have used RevitaLash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner and loved the results. my lashes are definitely thicker and longer. the upside is this product works. the downside is it will stop working if you don’t continue to use it. but i decided this product is worth its weight in gold. i added RevitaBrow Advanced Eyebrow Conditioner into the mix and love the results as well. even my aesthetician noticed both my lashes and brows are much thicker. both are available at Nordstrom Anniversary prices.

nordstrom anniversary sale goodies

since last year, many of you have asked where to find this adorable faux fur jacket. this was a purchase from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. but good news! there is a similar jacket this year by the same designer Vince.

nordstrom anniversary sale goodies

this cable mock neck knit sweater from Vince came home with me last year. but guess what? a similar version is on sale in 2020. 

y’all know how i love blue jeans. and there’s good news! Wit and Wisdom Ab-Solution jeans are on sale. i’ve heard nothing but good things about this brand and i can attest to all the praise that’s been given.

here’s a rundown of when you can shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

  • All cardmembers can shop Early Access starting August 13—shop even earlier depending on your Nordy Club status.
  • Anniversary Sale is open to everyone August 19–30. Prices go up August 31.
  • You can shop the sale in open stores during normal business hours. Online shopping is available 24/7.


coats and jackets


women’s clothes

kelly’s picks

all right, gang, it’s time to talk about the mother of all sales – The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. a few things are different in 2020 than in previous years. so here’s a breakdown of how to shop the NSale.

nordstrom anniversary sale goodies

green is a neutral

currently, we are in preview mode until August 4th when the sale begins to open. but now is a great time to pull a wish list together that will help you shop smarter. one reason i love this sale is because it’s the only sale where FALL clothes, shoes, and accessories go on sale before the season even starts! plus, i can shop my favorite upscale brands like Vince or Lafayette 148 while their in sale mode. over the next few weeks, i’ll cover LOTS of categories…everything from sweaters to boots to booties to jewelry to home decor picks and much more! so make sure to check back here for all my favorites like these first-round picks:




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