I’m back after nearly a two month hiatus! That is unheard of in the blogging world. But then again, I’ve said it many times, I’m not your typical fashion blogger! I took a different retail position, threw a big graduation party for my son and entertained family members all within the same two weeks. It was hard to fit in the blog!
I admit, the more time that passed, the more I debated blogging again. I’ll decide that at a later time–for now I’m back.
It is a tradition to write about the Anniversary Sale. As many of you know, Nordstrom is the only retailer to bring in a preview of fall/winter merchandise at a discounted rate. You have to think ahead and shop smart. When you do, the savings are big.
The sale was open to card holders on July 10th in what is known as Early Access. It then opened to the public on Friday the 19th and sale prices are in effect until August 4th. Are there many things left? You bet. While some popular items sell out the first few days, there is still a great deal of merchandise to choose from. Be patient if you don’t see your size and color. Keep checking back. Returns occur daily.
In my opinion, it’s one of the better years. Hot trends include the color purple, LOTS of leather, animal prints with a little military thrown in. This year I decided to add links by popular brand rather than list all the items/photos. When you click on the link it will bring you to the Anniversary items of that brand as they are listed first.
CLASSIQUES ENTIER This line is known for its classic, more conservative style. The price point is a little higher for some shoppers, but the quality is superb. Anniversary sale is a great time to invest in this brand. My favorites were the stretch wool jacket/pants, drape neck tops with lace trim and the houndstooth knit jacket with leather trim.
TROUVE A little more trendy, Trouve had some great leather pieces this year. Great buy: leather clutch/crossbody for under $100
VINCE CAMUTO One of my favorite brands as it mixes current and classic. You will notice Vince Camuto has many choices when it comes to accessories and shoes too. Look for the ponte knit pants for 49.90, affordable novelty tops, unique accessories (fun hinged bangles in animal prints) I also loved the grey peplum dress.
HALOGEN Women like Halogen for its affordability and variety of styles. Great buy: shirred tanks for 29.90 are the perfect layering piece under jackets or sweaters, seamed pencil skirts: 45.90 and Taylor pants: 49.90. Items worth checking out: Cutaway leather jacket in taupe or black.
Now let’s have a little fun with some highlights from a few of the higher end lines that many women can’t look at during the regular season. Once a year during anniversary it’s worth a peek.
Theory Pants and blouse
Vince Sweater (gorgeous shade of blue) and riding pants with zipper pockets
Kate Spade black dress and purple sweater. The skirt, blouse and sweater are all on sale and shown separately. The sweater is my favorite!
Trina Turk (black coat is one of the best on the sale-hands down!) If you need a new wool coat for winter, this is a MUST HAVE!
If you’ve been to the sale did you have a favorite piece? Please share what you loved.
Coming on Friday: Accessories and Shoes