NSale 2020: My Thoughts, What I Bought & Tips.

It’s that time of year again! Well, a much later time of year…but better late than never. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale officially opens to the public tomorrow and you know what that means. Madness! I have personally been shopping this sale since it became a thing, and I became a card holder last year. I normally buy a good amount of clothes and items during this sale, but I *tried* to stay pretty low key this year. Mainly because come Fall, I will be 7 or 8 months pregnant and I have no idea what my size will be. That didn’t stop me though from stocking up on some things for home and also buying baby boy some goodies too! Before I get into the actual sale itself, for those that are new to the sale, I wanted to give you a run down of how it works.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

This sale happens every Summer and is the perfect time to stock up on all things Fall–tops, booties, jeans, basics and more. Nordstrom releases these items that are brand new and have yet to hit online or in-store. It’s your chance to score popular items for Fall, at a discount! The first people that get access to this sale are Nordstrom Credit Card holders in order of your rank, and then lastly it opens to the public. Major brands like Madewell, Barefoot Dreams, Tory Burch, and more are included. Every department from men’s athletic wear to baby clothes have items included in the NSale.

When does this sale start and end?

Above is how they have it set up for card holders. Starting August 19th is when it opens to the public and the sale ends this year on August 30th.

What determines what level you are?

Basically, how much you spend per calendar year at Nordstrom, with your Nordstrom credit card. The more you spend, the higher level you are until you reach the top.

What are your thoughts on the sale this year?

My first reaction is that it isn’t that great. But then, I look at my cart and how much I spent and the answer changes to it’s pretty good. I think because I personally put myself on restriction due to being pregnant, I didn’t browse many clothes. So with that being said, my cart looks different this year vs. past years. I got a lot more shoes, a lot more home things and items for baby boy. Where as in the past, I really stock up on basic tops and bottoms, and then a few staple items.

Due to our country being in the middle of a pandemic, I do think that has a lot to do with people’s complaints. Shipping is slower, but they are trying as hard as they can to abide by COVID-19 guidelines. Also, I heard that the inventory also wasn’t as much as it was supposed to be due to the virus meaning there was supposed to be more things included in the sale. On top of all of this, not everyone is able to go in the store and try things on like normal or shop in person. I personally love shopping online, but I know others prefer to try things on before buying, therefore its hard for people to gage what they like and don’t like.

A mess of a thought process, I know! But seriously, remember–this is just a sale. Not life or death!


So…I originally said I thought it wasn’t that great and then Tim told me to check myself after how much I bought–lol! I guess for me, this is just low compared to what I usually get. I also never really get any home things, or yet alone baby items, so this year is just a different shopping experience for me.

As much as I love sharing sales and items with you, I want you to know that this is just another sale and it isn’t the end of the world if you don’t shop it. I guarantee a lot of these items will be back in Fall, on sale again, or back next year. I think we can all agree that 2020 has come with hardships, some of those being financial. So at the end of the day, please don’t get caught up in what you see on social media. Sending love to you all!


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