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NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE All the Details You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale a lot over the last couple of weeks. You might be wondering what the sale is, why it is so hyped, and how to shop the sale. I’m here to provide all the details you need to know.

What is the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?

The Nordstrom Anniversary sale occurs ever Summer. What makes the sale unique (and why it is so hyped) is that it has mostly new items going on sale. These are new items being released for early Fall that get released on sale, then go up in price once the sale is over. The sale also includes year-round staples that Nordstrom sells.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates

From Nordstrom.com

Nordstrom offers a preview for the sale on June 29th. You will be able to view items in the sale online on the 29th. The preview will allow you to view products as usual (you’ll see the price and product description) but you won’t be able to purchase them. You won’t be able to add items to your cart, but you will be able to add them to a wish list. To create a wish list you will need to login to your Nordstrom account, select an item to add, and then select the add to wish list button. If you don’t already have a wish list created, the website will prompt you to do so at this time. Once you can shop the sale, you’ll be able to move the items in your wish list to your cart.

What items are included in the sale?

The sale will include things from every department at Nordstrom. You’ll see everything from baby gear, clothing, makeup, to fine jewelry included in the sale.

Who can shop the sale?

Everyone can shop the sale! This being said, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is really geared toward Nordstrom Card members. As you can see above, cardholders get to shop the sale early. If you don’t know which tier you are, then login to your Nordstrom account, under the drop down below your name select The Nordy Club Rewards. The Nordy Club Rewards section will give you information regarding the tier you fall in and information on the rewards you have access to.

From Nordstrom.com

If you don’t have a Nordstrom card, then you can shop the sale starting on July 15th. I’m not here to encourage anyone to get a credit card, but if you want to learn details about the card you can learn more here.

How do you shop the sale?

There are a number of ways you can shop the sale. You can shop the sale in store, online and get your order shipped, or order online and pickup in store. I suggest either shopping the store in person or online and get it shipped. Last year I shopped the sale online and pickup in store and it was not a great experience. Last year if you shopped the sale early you had to use your Nordstrom card for the purchase. Unfortunately their system experience huge delays with processing the transaction (for some people it took 3 days). This effectively eliminated the appeal of order online an picking up in store. Not all sale items are held in stores so in some cases it might make more sense to shop online an get it shipped to you. You also run the risk of items selling out in store before your shopping day.

Best Recipes to Bring to Your Next BBQ

I know it’s technically not Summer, but I personally feel like Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial kick off to Summer. This means BBQ season is upon us! The type of dish I like to make for a BBQ differs depending on if I’m hosting, or if I’m a guest. The recipes I have listed below would be particularly great to bring to a BBQ as a guest.

Green Pea Salad

I love this recipe because it actually tastes better if you make it the day ahead or the morning of a BBQ. Every time I make this I get asked for the recipe. It’s so simple but amazing! This can be served cold or room temperature which makes it great to bring to a BBQ because you don’t have to worry about keeping it warm or cold.

Peach Mojito

One of the easiest things to bring to a BBQ is a cocktail. I love this recipe because peaches go with any BBQ food and it can be made in advance. I’d recommend making it before you leave for the BBQ and then pouring it over ice and adding the mint once you arrive. This way you won’t water down the drink, and the mint won’t turn brown.

Slow Cooker Pulled BBQ Chicken

I love slow cookers in general and they are particularly useful for parties. Ovens are in high demand at any party even if it’s a BBQ, so I like that you can keep this warm without relying on oven space. I would recommend fully cooking it before you leave, then transporting it in the slow cooker, and putting the slow cooker on the warm setting once you arrive. Even if you can’t plug it back in to keep it on the warm setting, the slow cooker will remain warm for at least an hour after you turn it off.

Summer Pasta Salad (page 148) from Antoni in The Kitchen

This is may favorite pasta salad and probably one of my favorite summer side dishes. I like it because it’s a really unique take on pasta salad. It doesn’t take much effort but it’s the type of dish that makes you look like a professional chef. Since it’s a more unique pasta salad even if someone else brings a pasta salad you can rest assured it won’t seem like an excessive amount of pasta salad (I love pasta so TBH it’s never enough pasta for me). This can be served cold or at room temperature.

Bacon Wrapped Dates

I’ve never met anyone that doesn’t like bacon wrapped dates, so you really cannot go wrong with this as an appetizer. I think the sweetness of the dates and the savory bacon lends itself well to BBQ food. I appreciate that this recipe only uses two ingredients and it’s easy to make a large batch of it. These are ideally served warm but are also delicious at room temperature.

Workwear Staples for Warm Weather

In early March I shared a blog post all about business casual wardrobe staples, but I wanted to do a separate post for workwear staples for warm weather. I found it particularly difficult to dress business casual and business professional in hot weather. I found the key to navigating this is to find pieces in lighter fabrics (rayon, silk, chiffon, linen blends) and lighter brighter colors.