I didn’t post about the Nordstrom anniversary sale last year… and I almost didn’t this year either.
I have a love hate relationship with sales.
I love them because they make quality clothing more accessible.
I hate them because they can make you purchase something you normally wouldn’t just because it’s affordable.
I decided to make a post about it anyway because I do think there is a time and a place. And if you are trying to build up your wardrobe and you are in a place where you are ready to add some pieces to your capsules, this kind of sale is a great way to do it.
Here’s my tip though: stick to your list.
Don’t just go browse through every category under the sale tab and add things to your cart without thought.
Also: don’t browse the sight at 1:00 in the morning while drinking a glass of wine…
Approach the sale with a plan.
Identify the things that you need before heading to the website. Write them down and refer to them often while you browse.
If you do come across something that’s not on your list, don’t just check out with it right away. Maybe give yourself an hour to think about it or ask for another opinion from someone…
And if it sold out while you took a moment to consider, then it probably wasn’t meant to be and that’s your answer.
I think a lot of people approach these sales as if these clothes are never going to be available to them at these sorts of prices ever again!
But they will.
Give it six months and they’ll start to pop up on eBay… or they’ll go on sale for next year’s Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale.
If you are buying timeless pieces that will be with you for a very long time then you have your whole life to invest in them.
Don’t let the “rush” of the sale lead you into making decisions you’ll regret later.
With that said, sales can be a helpful tool.
American made clothing and cruelty free beauty is not cheap and being able to pick it up at such a discounted price can really help those people who want to support that industry, but have a hard time paying full price.
So for those of you who are in a season of adding clothing to your wardrobes or beauty products to your arsenal, here are my USA/ethically made and cruelty free suggestions:
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Clothing:
Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty:
Until next time,