Everything You Need To Know About The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

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The above pictures feature just a FEW of my favorite pieces from last year's sale!

I can’t even explain how ridiculously excited I am for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I mean…it’s kind of embarrassing really! haha I LOVE this sale! Last year, I had an absolute blast putting together content and shopping the sales to share the BEST pieces with you all! I am definitely looking forward to doing it again this year!

I thought I’d put together this post to tell you guys all the info. that you need to know about the upcoming sale. The catalog was just released and I am having so much fun browsing through and picking out what I’m going to buy and what I want to share with you all!

First things first: When is the sale?

The sale is open 8 days early for Nordstrom cardholders. For cardholders, the sale starts on July 12th and is open exclusively to you until July 19th. Then, on July 20th, the sale opens up to the public and goes until August 5th.

On August 6th, all prices go back up!

It REALLY behooves you to be a cardholder if you are at all interested in shopping the sale. Things sell out FAST…and I mean FAAAASSSSTTT during this sale! After a day or two, it’s likely a lot of the best things will be sold out. So it’s really important to jump when you see something you want, and by being a Nordstrom cardholder, you get first dibs.

You can get information and sign up to be a cardholder by clicking here.

What exactly is included in the sale?

This sale is seriously unlike any other - no really! Usually sales include pieces that have already been out that are now discounted before they are taken off the shelves.

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is made up of NEW PIECES that are being discounted FIRST, before they go up to their real prices. So, this sale is all of the incredible NEW pieces for Fall that are about to hit Nordstrom, from all of the best brands, and they are being released FIRST during the sale for heavily discounted prices!

This sale is the PERFECT opportunity to stock up on basics like jeans, tees, handbags, sweaters, and shoes, as well as all the new trends for Fall and Winter!

I seriously just can't wait! I'm like a kid around Christmas time ... I will definitely be pulling all-nighters again to share the very best of the best with you guys! I'll be doing try-ons of my purchases as well, so be sure you're following me on Instagram: @annamcohenblog

Here are some of my posts from last year's sale:

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Picks!

What To Buy From The Nordstrom Sale!

Keep checking back for all of the latest on the #NordstromSale!

What types of pieces are you looking for during this year's sale? Let me know and I'll be sure to search them out for you!

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Early Access Picks!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has begun and it is a GOOD ONE, friends!!

Early access goes through June 20th for Nordstrom card holders, and then the sale opens up for everyone on the 21st! Want to shop the sale early?? You can sign up for a Nordstrom card here! Otherwise, don't worry - Nordstrom is really good at restocking before they open it up for everyone after the early access ends! :)

There are SOOO many good things, you guys. Seriously...Best sale ever! I love the Anniversary Sale!!

I shopped the sale, and below are my top picks!

Click on each photo to shop the items, and click the arrows on the sides to scroll through all of my picks!

Happy shopping!!

Beach Day, Baby + 10 Things

How was everyone's Memorial Day weekend??

The weather here was SO beautiful! It really felt like Summer and it got me so excited for all of the fun outdoor adventures that we'll be having with James! We went to a beach near our house and it was so fun seeing how excited James was. He was having such a blast running around on the stones and stepping in the water and watching Gunner dive for rocks. :) It also got me really excited for Summer clothes. This dress is so comfortable and lightweight - perfect for a hot Summer day. It's also under $30. You can get it here.

I've seen other bloggers do "10 things" types of posts and I always really enjoy reading them. So I'm going to start doing them every now and then as well! They'll just be 10 random things on my mind.

  1. I'm having SO much fun picking out all of the details for our new house that's being built!! But it's also a little bit stressful, if I'm being completely honest! I'll share more in my new real estate series that I'll be kicking off soon!
  2. James has learned how to fake laugh and it is the CUTEST thing ever. It makes me laugh so hard, which just makes him do it more!
  3. Ben and I just finished watching 'The OA' - so creepy and weird and GOOD! Looking for new show recommendations, so send them my way!
  4. James has started napping much more regularly and for longer periods of time, which has been really nice because I've been able to get so much more done! But, I MISS him while he's sleeping!! haha
  5. I feel like I'm in a bit of a slump at this point in the Bikini Series...needing to snap out of it and find my motivation again! A new bikini, perhaps?? Stay tuned for my Swim Lust List, coming soon! ;)
  6. I want to go to Italy so badly! I've been seeing all of these beautiful pictures lately of Lake Como and am planning us a trip there because - SO BEAUTIFUL!!
  7. I'm planning out all of the things that I want to make sure to document/do for James' 1st birthday! We aren't having a party, but I for sure want to do a smash cake, and maybe a ball pit for him and do something super fun on his Birthday. What are MUSTS that you other mamas recommend absolutely doing/documenting for a little one's first??
  8. I shared in a recent blog post that the mini pill was making my skin break out and giving me horrible cystic acne, which I've never dealt with before! I switched birth control pills, and my skin is definitely getting better, slowly but surely. I've also found a few products and tricks that are helping, and I'll do a blog post about them soon.
  9. Ben and I have been talking about FINALLY trying to do an overnight getaway without James...but we both really dread leaving him over night!! It's going to be so hard, but I think once we're gone, Ben and I would have a blast. So we're working on planning that for sometime in the near future.
  10. I haven't done my toe nails in over a month now...what in the world. #momlifeI should probably go get a pedicure, STAT.

Have a wonderful day!

My Picks From The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale!

SHOP MY SWEATER HERE - IT'S 40% OFF AND COMES IN TWO COLORS! CLICK HERE FOR THE SWEATER

It's that time of year - the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here! Hooray! Up to 40% off!!

Sales can be overwhelming to shop because there are SO MANY GOOD THINGS to sort through. I went ahead and shopped the sale for you and picked out my FAVORITE pieces.

Click on the pictures to shop each piece!

Spring Style Formula

Top: Tobi (courtesy of)// Shorts: oneteaspoon // Sandals: Sole Society // Bag: My own, but I also love this and this

Despite the fact that these pictures were taken in between downpours of rain, Spring is, in fact here! That means that it is time for some new wardrobe staples!

This Spring, you need an off-the-shoulder top, a good pair of shorts, a pair of sandals, and a big, colorful tote for all of your warm-weather adventures.

These pieces are an easy formula for a stylish and effortlessly cool Spring-time look. Mix and match different tops, shorts, bags, and shoes for a fashionable and seasonally appropriate outfit. Below are a few pieces that I am loving right now. You can shop each piece by clicking the photo.

Enjoy!

Little Blue Sun Dress

Dress: Tobi (courtesy of) // Shoes: No longer available, but I love these and these // Bag: Kate Spade, also love this and this

You guys! I have found THE dress. Seriously - if you only buy one dress for Spring...I would highly recommend making it this one.

It's the prettiest light blue color, has the BEST white pom pom detail around the bottom, ruffle-y sleeves, comfy light-weight fabric, can be dressed up or down... it's so cute.

It's still pretty rainy and grey around here, but I know that sunshine is going to be here any day now! And when it arrives, I'll be waiting. In this dress.

What To Wear To A Wedding

Dress:   ASTR   // Shoes:   Steve Madden

Dress: ASTR // Shoes: Steve Madden

Recently, Ben, James, and I traveled to Minnesota for the wedding of two of our close friends. It was so fun celebrating their marriage - I LOVE weddings!!

This year is packed full of weddings! I'm not sure what happened, but we've barely had any weddings to go to - like, maybe four or five over the course of the ten years that Ben and I have been together. But this year alone there are five!! Crazy and so fun.

If I'm being honest, one of my favorite parts of weddings is getting to dress up (and seeing Ben all dressed up too - he always looks so handsome!).

It's so fun to pick out the perfect outfit for each wedding and this year, as I said, I have plenty of opportunities for this!

Here are a few outfits that I am LOVING right now and that would be so perfect to wear to any weddings that you might be headed to this year!

This dress is the same one I wore in this post, and it is SO comfortable and even more beautiful in person!! It also comes in this pretty blue color.

Do you have any weddings coming up this year? What are you planning on wearing?

Valentine's Day Outfit Guide

Top: Nordstrom (Not available online), but I also love this, this which is on SALE!!, and this // Watch: Lord Timepieces // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind // Shoes: Target - I got them last year, but these are similar!

It's almost here!! One of my FAVORITE days of the year...Valentine's Day!

I can't quite explain why I love this day SO much. Maybe it's all the frilly pink and red and lace, maybe it's the chocolate, the candles, and the romance, or maybe it's just the perfect excuse to celebrate the love you share with a special someone - whether that's a lover or a friend. I love love.

I'm not sure what Ben and I are going to be doing to celebrate Valentine's Day this year. More than likely we'll go out to dinner the weekend before Valentine's Day since the actual holiday is on a work day. We might go away somewhere (with James, of course!) for our Valentine's Day Weekend Getaway that we used to do and go hiking etc... We'll see! I'll keep you guys in the loop! ;)

I've put together some great outfit options for whatever your plans may be. Whether you're going out on a hot date, or staying cozy at home with the kids...I've got you covered!

Click each photo below for more information!

What are you planning to wear for Valentine's Day??

Chunky Knits

Sweater: H&M (Only $19.99!!) // Boots: Target // Jeans: 7 For All Mankind // Bag: Kate Spade

There is nothing I love more than a big chunky, knit sweater. Make it a turtleneck and it's even better. There is just something so cozy about knitwear, isn't there? I'm loving the oversized slouchy look that is going on in the fashion world right now. This sweater from H&M is so comfortable, has that big knit look, AND it has a slouchy fit...win win win. Oh, AND IT'S ONLY $19.99 ... yes, you read that correctly.

When I saw the price I was a little hesitant because I was wondering what the quality would be like. But I was VERY pleasantly surprised when it arrived. It's very soft and well-made and I am massively in love with it! It is just the perfect piece for Fall and Winter. You can pair it with black jeans for a dressed up, office-casual look, or with blue jeans for a more laid back vibe. You can also pair this with a suede skirt and white sneakers (I love this skirt and these sneakers).

I will be wearing this sweater OFTEN in the months to come because it is just so comfortable and SO cute. It's got that effortless vibe, you know?

Have a great day!

xo, Anna

Summer Shoe Lust List

There are so many cute shoes out there right now! Here's a round up of some of my favorite styles that I am full on LUSTING after this Summer! I can't really wear any cute shoes right now because my feet and ankles are SO SWOLLEN from pregnancy!! Once my little boy is born and my feet have stopped being so swollen I'll have to treat myself to some cute shoes! For now, I'll scroll through this list and drool!

5. Nude Fringe Heels, Revolve, $285

What shoe style are you lusting after this summer??

xo, Anna