Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 First Look + $750 Giveaway

The pre-Nordstrom Anniversary Sale anticipation is in full swing, and once again, I'm here rolling my eyes about how crazy people get, yet at the same time feeling excited to share some first-look items with you.

For those who might be unfamiliar with the sale, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale is a bit different than a typical Nordstrom sale because the items on sale are not end-of-season items, rather they are brand new items offered at a discounted price for Fall 2018.

Early access to the sale starts on July 12th and is exclusively for cardholders. On July 20th, open access starts (available to everyone), running all the way until the sale closes on August 5th.


Why it's worth shopping...

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is THE only sale where you can shop pre-season items at a major discount. While it feels a little weird to be buying Fall pieces in the middle of July, you're not going to beat the prices on brand new launches anywhere else.

The sale not only includes clothing, but shoes, accessories, home items and beauty too...literally everything. Great time to stock up on the basics!

What to look for...

First things first, great denim. Brands like Levi's, Paige, + Citizens of Humanity are a few of my favorites to shop for during the sale. Topshop is another great brand to keep on your radar. As for shoes, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita + Marc Fisher are always at the top of my list.

How to shop what you see below...

Since the sale features pre-season items, much of what you see in the catalog is not yet available. You'll see that all items shown below have links, which will take you to the product's item number page. Before the sale goes live, the linked items will not turn up in search results. That being said, it's a great idea to bookmark this post to easily access your favorites once it launches and the links go live!

topshop summer favorites


Always one of my favorites because I love seeing the new Fall styles. As I mentioned above, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita + Marc Fisher are always brands I look for during the sale. If you're looking for a pair of Converse, I love the platform style linked below. Looks like some similar designs to last Fall will be available. Look out for trends like suede booties, grommet and stud detailing, and pointed toe styles.

Converse Platform Sneaker
$46.90 ($70 after sale)

Sam Edelman Chesney Loafer
$99.90 ($149.95 after sale)

Rebecca Minkoff Galyn Mule
$99.90 ($164.95 after sale)


Fall is one of my favorite seasons for one reason: sweaters. While I love my neutrals, especially in the cooler months, 2018 has a lot of color on the horizon. Think muted pastels, colorful stripes and jewel tones.

Halogen Ruffle Neck Sweater
$49.90 ($79 after sale)

Lewit Sweater
$199.90 ($299 after sale)

Nordstrom Signature Cashmere Pullover
$219.90 ($329 after sale)


One of my favorite accessories all-year round. Last season, I couldn't get enough of the baker boy style and I already have my eye on a few new styles for this year. Also love a stiff-brim panama hat. The one linked below would go perfectly with a colorful sweater this Fall. Keep an eye out for Brixton - some of my favorite hats of all time come from this brand!

Brixton Fiddler Cap
$31.90 ($48 after sale)

Treasure & Bond Panama Hat
$31.90 ($49 after sale)

Brixton Ashland Fisherman Cap
Sale price not yet avail. ($42 after sale)


Another item that feels a little weird to shop for this time of year, but I'm a firm believer in grabbing something on sale ahead of time if you're absolutely certain you're still going to love it and wear it next season. Last year, I stocked up on way too many teddy coats. Looks like they'll be back in season this Fall + the teddy style usually flies off the shelves at Nordstrom, so now is the perfect time if you're wanting to purchase one!

VINCE Plush Hoodie (splurge!)
$398.90 ($595 after sale)

Veronica Beard Mercer Jacket
$263.90 ($395 after sale)

Topshop Corduroy Jacket
$55.90 ($90 after sale)


I typically buy most of my beauty products at Sephora/Ulta. However, during the sale, I always take advantage and stock up on my favorites or on products I have wanted to try at a higher price point. It's a great time to get a great deal on things you've been eyeing. Nordstrom will also be running two weeks of Glam-Out days, with in-store events every day of the sale, special prices and free gifts. You can see the schedule on p. 62 of the catalog here! One product I will most definitely be picking up is neuLash, which I have been dying to try after hearing so many bloggers' amazing results.

neuLASH Lash Enhancing Serum
Sale price not yet avail. ($95-150 after sale)

La Mer Mini Miracles Collection
$85 ($156 value)

NARS Eye & Cheek Palette
$49 ($131 value)

$750 Nordstrom Gift Card Giveaway

Just in time for this Summer's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale,
I’ve teamed up with a group of bloggers to give you a chance to win a $750 Nordstrom Gift Card!

To enter: complete the steps in the rafflecopter below.
The more steps you complete, the more entries you receive, and the better your chance at winning!
This giveaway runs until end-of-day 7/12 at 12AM EST.

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!
*this giveaway is in no way sponsored by Nordstrom.

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  1. Grant Geozeff
    July 10, 2018 / 2:56 am

    Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 First Look + $750 Giveaway

  2. Jamaria Johnson
    July 2, 2018 / 11:44 am

    I’ve been browsing the Nordy sale catalog myself and I saw some things I for sure HAVE to have! Can’t wait! Xo

    • Danielle
      July 9, 2018 / 12:11 pm

      Saaaaame, girl.

  3. June 30, 2018 / 2:15 pm

    I’ve yet to shop a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, BUT this year I may need to take advantage, considering I’ll need to do as much shopping right now as I can – since my wedding is in November and I’m going to be *extremely* broke haha! Thanks for sharing your picks! The striped sweater and those fiddler caps have my name on them!

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:29 pm

      Ah really?! Can’t believe you’ve never taken advantage of it! Definitely a great time to get a few key pieces you’ve been eyeing 🙂

  4. maggie
    June 29, 2018 / 12:08 pm

    Loving the purple cashmere throw on! So cute!

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:28 pm

      Purple was never my favorite but I have a thing for lavender lately!

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Yes!! Love love that one too

  5. June 29, 2018 / 12:34 am

    I am so excited for this sale!! I’ve got my eye on a few items already, these ones are so cute!

    cute & little

  6. June 28, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    So many great pieces this year – I cannot wait to shop the sale!

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:27 pm

      Likewise girlfriend!

  7. June 28, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    So excited for the sale! I have my wish list ready!!


    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Such a great idea to plan ahead!

  8. June 28, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    YASSSS this is my favorite sale of the entire year. I didnt know the 2018 catalog was out yet!?! Thank you so much for sharing – I’m going to be checking out on my lunch break (and every coffee break haha) while at work today!
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:26 pm

      Haha yes! Perfect timing girlfriend 😉

  9. Mollie
    June 28, 2018 / 11:36 am

    Yay SOOOO excited for the sale! Probs buying all 3 of those hats lol

    xx Mollie

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:25 pm

      Haha oh god, I’ll have so many hats in my cart as well!

  10. June 28, 2018 / 11:07 am

    I love your top too! I may have to try the La Mer Miracle Collection! Great price on that! ? Have a great day Danielle!

    • Danielle
      July 1, 2018 / 4:24 pm

      Perfect time to try it out!

  11. Em
    June 28, 2018 / 10:30 am

    I’m looking forward to the sale! I wasn’t super impressed with the catalog, but am excited to see what else they have this year!

    • Danielle
      June 28, 2018 / 10:40 am

      Yes – I do feel like the catalog is all of the items they want to really push. I always look forward to seeing what else goes on sale once it starts too!

  12. June 28, 2018 / 10:17 am

    Yay! Love Nordstrom! ? ?? Thank You!!

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