July 16, 2018

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks for Moms

By Kimberly Chapman
You'd pretty much have to be living under a rock to not know that early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started this week.  If you're a blogger, you're talking about this sale.  I'm not exactly a "blogger", especially seeing as how this is my first blog post, but I do love sharing the things that I love.  I thought you guys would be Nordstrom'd out by now, but since you asked to see my sale picks, I'm happy to share.
If you're new to the infamous #nsale, here's the deal.  The sale started July 12th for cardholders.  It opens to the public on July 19th and runs through August 5th.  What makes this sale unique is that instead of items being marked down at the end of the season, they're on sale at the beginning of the season!  So it's a great time to shop for fall and winter. 
I live in San Diego though, which means we don't have much winter to speak of.  I don't need warm sweaters.  I don't need heavy coats, or really any coats for that matter.  I don't need tall boots.  A lot of the sale just isn't relevant for me.  So what am I shopping for during the sale?  Essentials that I can wear pretty much year round that fit my momiform.  
Here are my top picks for moms:
If you get one thing from the sale, let it be these.  These are a great price normally, but they're a steal during the sale!  I wear Zella leggings for walks, barre, every day.  The only thing I don't love them for is running.  They run true to size, hold their shape, and aren't see through.  Compare them to your favorite Lulu's and let me know what you think.  I also love this pair!  
2. Denim
The sale is a great time to refresh your denim.  After being pregnant last fall and winter, I am in desperate need of new jeans.  I LOVED this pair from Wit and Wisdom!  Y'all, they have an elastic waistband on the INSIDE.  And at only $45, they're perfect for the post baby transition.  These were true to size for me.
I also love the light distressing on this pair by Kut From the Kloth.  I keep trying destroyed denim and I think I've decided they're just not for me, but I think these will be a winner!
3.  If you need new booties for the fall, now is the time to get them!  I don't need a new pair this year so I'm trying to resist, but there are some really cute ones in the sale.  These are all under $100!
4. When the weather cools off, I live in long sleeve tees and cardigans, so I stocked up on a few of these.  They're great with jeans or leggings!  I like this basic tee too!  And the short sleeve version is under $12! 
5.  If you've been around a while, you know I am a huge Kendra Scott fan.  These didn't do much for me online, but I saw them in the store and they are so pretty!  They're big enough to make a statement without being obnoxious.  Go ahead and treat yourself, mama!
I hope this helped to narrow things down for you!  The sale and all the coverage it gets can be a bit overwhelming, but there are some great finds when you take the time to think about what you really need to add to your closet.  I shared a few wardrobe staples here, but there are a lot of fun things in the sale too that I'm not sharing.  One thing I've learned over many years of shopping is that there are always cute new things hitting the racks and there's always another sale, so don't worry if you can't or don't want to buy it all now.  I don't love buying things that I can't wear for months, so I'll save the fun things for closer to the actual season.  I'm betting a lot of it will be marked down again anyway.  I'm working towards a more curated wardrobe and don't want to buy something just because it's on sale.  But if there are items that I know are wardrobe staples for me like these, I want to stock up when they're a little cheaper!  Leave a comment and let me know what you're getting! 

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