With everyone making posts about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, I thought I would make one as well, but with the intent to review what I decided to buy and what wasn’t worth the money (to me, anyway). I admit that I love the Nordstrom sale as much as the next person, but let’s be real…I’m way too cheap to spend over $100 on some jeans that I can get on Poshmark or at the Rack for under $50. Some of the clothes are adorable, and the fact that you can get fall items for a discount before fall actually starts is a big plus. However, unless it’s an item I’ve been lusting after that I haven’t seen for less than retail, I can’t justify spending the money. If I didn’t buy so much throughout the year with bargain hunting, I would probably be more into the clothing.
I did a decent amount of shopping in April to find things for our wedding and honeymoon trip, and I was proud of myself for not shopping online at all while we were gone (this is a hard one for me)! I am combining the last two months again since I didn’t get time to post with all of the planning that was going on.
This time around, I had a couple purchases from regular, non-outlet retailers which is unusual for me (but that doesn’t mean I paid full price). I was on the hunt for a good sandal for walking around in Greece that were comfortable, and I kept hearing about these Rebecca Minkoff gladiators. Nordstrom now has price match, so they were actually marked down to $91 from $125. I had been saving up some of my Norstrom Notes (as I have the N debit card), so I only ended up paying $34, which I deemed acceptable. The sandals are fantastic and I am definitely glad I bought them (although they are a pain in the butt to buckle every time…so plan to not take your shoes off the entire day). The next thing I bought was an Equipment silk tank top in my favorite snakeskin print. I passed on this top at Neiman Marcus Last Call a few months ago because I didn’t want to spend $60. Well, I got an email from Equipment to complete a survey and get a $50 credit to use on their site, so I took the 30+ minute survey (obviously). This top was on sale for $60 on their website, and free shipping, so I paid a total of $14 with tax for this shirt!