It's that time of year again where everyone gets inundated with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and, we’re here to say: We just couldn’t resist either. The sale is too good this year. It’s full of killer beauty deals, shockingly low-priced bras, and loungewear. If you’re like us and love the opportunity to get several pages deep in a sale, check out some of the items that our team instantly *added to cart*:
1. Commando Thongs (was $22, now $14): I like to use large sales as a way to stock up on basics I wear everyday and these thongs are the most comfortable ones I own. Granted the best colors aren't on sale (black and beige), but it's still the same seamless design with no tags, bunching or pinching and the Dove and Eggplant shades would be pretty pieces to reach for every time I put on jeans.
2. Diptyque Candles (was $75, now $55): These candles rarely go on sale and since I go through so many of them, I'm buying two of these sets of their most popular scents. Pro tip: Burning the Feu de Bois, a woodsy, smoky scent at the same time as the Roses, a pretty floral, is what I do for dinner parties and people always ask what I'm burning.
3. Supergoop Sunscreen Mist Trio (was $57, now $38): Putting sunscreen on squirmy kids who are eager to get back to playing or into the pool is kind of the worst. This sunscreen is our family's favorite (as I've mentioned time and time again). It goes on evenly and fast and is made up of high-quality ingredients. This three-pack will be put to very good use in Italy in a couple of weeks!
1. Feathers Underwire Contour Bra (was $68, now $40): Remember when Emily outed me for not having purchased bras since high school? I can happily confirm I've gotten much better about replacing my bras these days, and I'm a huge fan of the Natori bras E turned me onto. I'm planning on grabbing one or two from the sale! If only their strapless option was on sale, too...
2. Ultrasonic Cool Mist Aromatherapy Diffuser (Was $40, now $36): Mark my words—the home section is the most underrated category of Nordstrom sales. This area rug is a steal, this terrazzo serving board is the cutest (and under $20), and I can finally afford to stop mixing salad with my hands! But if I walk away with one thing today, it will be this ceramic diffuser, which is almost as pretty as the one I've been eyeing for years—but at a fraction of the price.
3. Original Waterproof Chelsea Rain Boot (was $135, now $89): When Emily bought her Sam Edleman rain boots last year, I headed straight to Nordstrom to try them on, only to discover they were way too narrow for my feet. Clearly, I haven't been able to get them out of my head, so I'm planning on picking up this pair of Hunters (a brand I already know my size in) from the Nordstrom sale and saving them for a rainy day. ;) I know I'll be thankful, come fall.
1. GEL-Kayano 26 Running Shoe (TK): My dad has been running for 30 years, exclusively in ASICS (and more specifically, he favors the GEL-Kayano), and when I picked up running in college he suggested I go get "fitted" at Road Runner. Since we both have narrow feet and overpronate, they recommended the GEL-Kayano 17 (like father, like daughter!). I haven't worn another sneaker since. The latest model rarely goes on sale, and since I replace my shoes the recommended every six months, this is a welcome discount.
2. Little Runaway Blouse in Black Combo (was $98, now $64.90): I recently purchased a Free People dress with a top half that's in a similar design to this shirt, and since I find it to be a flattering silhouette, it only seems right that I grab the blouse version. The colors are fantastic to transition into fall, but I can also wear it with denim cutoffs while it's still in the 80s.
3. Supersoft Heart Print Sweatshirt and Sweatpants (was $80, now $50): Fine, I'll admit it: Every time E throws on one of her matching sweatsuits, I consider impulse-buying one. Now that I've been thinking about it long enough, it's probably worth the investment. I can already envision myself curled up on the couch, cozy in this sweatsuit all fall. And the entire set is roughly just $50!
1. The Beachwaver 1.25 Inch Rotating Curling Iron (Was $199, now $133): Over the years, I've seen multiple videos starring models who swear by this curler for getting their "I just woke up like this" hair. Up until now, the price had totally turned me off, even if it does create the perfect beach waves without moving the wand yourself. At this lower price, I'll be scooping up this curler and hopefully integrating it into my daily routine, especially on days when my straight hair falls flat.
2. Vince Bias Cut Crinkled Satin Midi Skirt (Was $255, now $169): Satin midi skirts are some of the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe, which is probably why they make up 2/3 of my skirt collection. I either dress them down with a vintage jean jacket and straw bag or wear them at night, with a camisole and strappy heels. This Vince one is the perfect copper color for Friday night drinks, plus the bias cut is incredibly flattering on any figure!
3. Free People Sporty Oversize Blazer (Was $168, now $111): No matter the season, you can't go wrong with a check blazer. This boyfriend style jacket is perfect for adding flair to a simple black dress or putting together an outfit of just jeans and a tee. Bonus: Free People's blazers are typically super lightweight, which is essential for the L.A. heat.
1. Kiehl's Jumbo Creme de Corps Bottle with Pump (was $78, now $49): Oprah loves this moisturizer. Need I say more? And you know she has Nordstrom early access so she's probably already stocked up on enough to last her and her five dogs through the winter and into next year's sale. Although I only have one dog (and no vegetable garden), I also love this simple but effective moisturizer and can't wait to place this jumbo bottle in my guest bathroom for all to see.
2. Adidas Adicolor Lock-Up Woven Track Pants (was $70, now $51): I am glad that the trend of athleisure has slowly morphed into "let's just dress like Sporty Spice again" since I was always more comfortable rocking Adidas tracksuit bottoms over union jack minis when running errands. These will be perfect for making myself look more active than I am when I do my next Target run, and if I work up a sweat in the process that's just a bonus.
3. Paula's Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant Full Size Duo (was $59, now $36): I've mentioned my love for Paula's Choice in several posts here, but I didn't realize the line was available at Nordstrom. This is one of my go-to exfoliators, and is such a great deal that I am tempted to get two packs (meaning four individual containers) for less than the price of one and a half! Okay, don't check my math (unless you have to), but do trust my recommendation!
1. Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover (was $78, now $49): This soft and fuzzy fleece has this former Minnesota girl's name written ALL over it. I usually go the Patagonia route for my cozy, cold weather (or summer office A/C) gear, but at $49, this quarter-zip is an obvious must-buy. The only question that remains is: Do I get grey (to hide all the Alexa hairs that are inevitably all over me...), or burgundy?
2. Charlotte Tilbury The Pillow Talk Full Size Lip Kit (was $78, now $60): I just did a major purge of my beauty drawer (RIP) and threw out at least 50% of my lip products that were either dry, gone, or just an awful color. After reading a rave review about it on Glamour, I knew this pink/nude shade would end up in my cart sooner rather than later.
3. Bumble and Bumble Summer Faves Hair Set (was $36, now $25): I've been searching for the perfect "mermaid beach hair" product for a long time, and I've never found the holy grail for my thin, thirsty hair. I'll get this set to test out the surf spray, but I'm in desperate need of the heat/UV primer this time of year.
1. Madewell Gingham Pajamas (was $85, now $56): After writing about the loungewear I live in, I realized I'm seriously lacking in the "intentional" matching sets department. While I have an extensive collection of grey or black sweatshirts and corresponding sweats, I'm missing a pretty set like this Madewell one. The pink gingham feels very appropriate for summer and the notched collar on the button-down makes for a much more elegant sleep shirt than an XL oversized varsity tee.
2. FRAME High Waist Boot Crop Jeans (was $240, now $160): This pair of cropped denim strike the perfect balance between casual and polished. I'd wear them with a white logo tee (also on sale!) and embellished block-heels for a day in the office, or a triangle bikini top, bright sandals, and a straw bag for a summer Friday at the beach.
3. Bobbi Brown Nourishing Skin Care Set (was $216, now $110): Nine out of ten times, if something is sold as a set with a matching cosmetic bag, I will purchase it. (My sisters often laugh about the fact that I'm also the person who spends the extra $25 to $50 just to qualify for a gift with purchase). Not only are these mini sets ideal for travel, but they also offer the perfect opportunity to try new products before splurging on the full-size. I'm most excited about the eye repair cream from this Bobbi Brown set, but also love the looks of the sheer lip tint in the prettiest pink shade.
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