Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 Picks

It’s that time of year again… Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!!!

(If you are looking for the 2015 sale – you can find it here)

Let me just start off by saying, in my humble opinion, this sale never has and probably never will live up to the hype behind it because it’s essentially a well executed marketing tactic to buy items that will eventually go on sale in September. With that being said, I love the anniversary sale not so much for the “finds”, but mainly for the excitement around it. You have to admit, pure marketing genius allowing customer’s who have Nordstrom cards “early access” by letting them go behind the tented off areas a week before it officially starts.

I almost always find the clothes disappointing, however, I usually find a couple good wardrobe staples for fall. I usually go into the sale looking for three things – a purse, a brown or black boot, and a nice coat.  These three fall staples I love to get at the anniversary sale.


Rebecca Minkoff M.A.C. Clutch Crossbody

Sale Price: $196  –  After Sale: $295

I’ve been wanting a Rebecca Minkoff bag for the past year but I haven’t come across one that was the right price, color, and size for a bag that I wouldn’t be using every day… but this one is it! I love it. I went into the sale today really hoping that I would find the perfect Rebecca Minkoff and I did. My mom surprised me by buying it for me which was so sweet of her.


Nike Air Max 2014 Women’s Running Shoe

Sale Price: $119  –  After Sale: $180

Although there were some cuties bootie options, overall I was disappointed with the boot selection.  However, it worked out great because I’ve been wanting a pair of all black Nike Air Max but I hate how expensive they are so another great option for me! Unfortunately, they were all sold out at my Nordstrom (crazy, only day one of presale) so I went ahead and tried them on in another color and ordered the black one online.


Zella Aria Distressed Metallic Jacket

Sale Price: $78  –  After Sale: $118

Can you tell that I love black? Because I really love black. Anywho, although there were some cute coats it was so hot today in Huntington Beach that the purchase of a winter coat was just not going to happen. My Nike Dri-Fit jacket (which I purchased at the 2012 anniversary sale) has started to fade because I’ve worn the life out of it. I LOVE this Zella jacket. I usually don’t like Zella but you have to see this in person. As beautiful as the model in the photo is, this photo just doesn’t do it justice. This jacket is absolutely amazing.


Melinda Maria Kalena Pod Pendant Necklace

Sale Price: $98  –  After Sale: $148

I also knew I wanted to purchase a delicate gold necklace because as much as I love my Dogeared Karma Necklace I wanted to get something new that I could wear everyday.  I was planning on purchasing the Dogeared Balance Necklace that I knew was going to be available at the Anniversary Sale but I wasn’t loving the pendant size. Then I saw this Melinda Maria necklace and fell in love. Although it was double the price of the Dogeared I knew that in the end I was going to love wearing this one everyday. It’s also a Nordstrom exclusive. I’ve been wanting one of Melinda Maria’s goddess necklaces but I am so happy that I got this one.

So that sums up my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale shopping this year. Here are a few other notable mentions.


Rag & Bone/JEAN Chamberlain Stand Collar Step Hem Jacket

Sale Price: $159  –  After Sale: $242

{Sheesh long enough name? Also, it’s a Nords exclusive.}


Biala Alyssa Lace-Up Wedge Boot

Sale Price: $79  –  After Sale: $119


Rebecca Minkoff Mini 5-Zip Crossbody Bag

Sale Price: $129  –  After Sale: $195


Haute Hippie Longhorn Print Jersey Tee

Sale Price: $59  –  After Sale: $95

Well that’s all folks! Thanks for reading. I hope this helped any of you who aren’t early access get a partial sneak peak.

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