Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: What We Want to Buy


By now, you’ve probably been bombarded with blog posts about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 that officially kicked off yesterday with Early Access. We get it…we’re being bombarded too and it’s OVERWHELMING (& maybe even a bit annoying)! And while we don’t consider ourselves to be trendy fashionistas (at all), we do buy a few quality pieces during this awesome sale. So while we’re not going to inundate you with fashion posts every.single.day over the next few weeks, we do want to check-in a few times to let you know what we want to buy, what we actually buy, and even some of the things we like (& don’t like) from a dressing room try-on.Our favorite items to buy from the Nordstrom anniversary sale 2018

We do love this sale because it’s a chance to stock up on quality pieces for the months ahead. Shoes, coats, bags, jeans…those are our favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018. Because we both try to keep our closets streamlined, we each took an hour or so and cleaned out our wardrobes prior to shopping this sale. This was a good chance to eliminate some clutter and take note of items that needed replacing. We highly recommend doing this before shopping!

Our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 WishlistsNordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018

After checking out the sale online and then cross-referencing our “need for fall” lists, we each came up with our Anniversary wishlists! Of course, we won’t come close to buying all of this, but it was helpful to sift through the site and make a wishlist so we have a better gameplan while shopping. Here are some of the items that we saw online that may be coming home with us today…

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 – Casey’s Picks













Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 – Bridget’s Picks


NON-See-Through White T-shirt

I’ve heard amazing reviews about this non-see-through white tee so I added it to my wishlist. The perfect layering piece! $25 for $17

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Quality Bra

Last year was the first year I splurged on a “nice bra” and I wore the HECK out of it throughout the entire year. Def recommend this one (& how pretty is that lace?!). $68 to $44

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Our Gameplan for the Sale

We’re actually out shopping TODAY in-store and together. We’re so excited for a fun day side-by-side navigating the chaos of the store. Should be interesting (& you better believe we’ll be pounding lots of coffee as we go!). We’re going to do our best to share our favorites on our Insta Stories, so be sure to check there today and this weekend to see us in action.

But here’s what else we have planned here on the blog to help navigate this crazy sale!

  • July 18th – We’ll share our try-on session here on the blog, so you can see what some of these pieces look like on real bodies!
  • July 20th – Sale opens to the public. No card needed to shop!
  • July 25th – Casey shares what she purchased from the sale.
  • August 2nd – Bridget shares what she purchased from the sale.
  • August 5th – Sale ends.
  • FYI: If you don’t want to wait to see us tackle these topics here on the blog, we’ll be sharing more live updates on instaStories before then. Follow us there and we’ll keep you posted!

Does that sound like a gameplan to you? Anything that you’re shopping for during this sale? Or have you already purchased anything that you love? We can’t wait to hear all about it. Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

Bridget&Casey


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I’m Casey Finn, the voice behind The DIY Playbook. I’m married to Finn & mom to Rory and Ellis. Together we’re creating our dream home in Chicago, one DIY project at a time.