Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Picks

Hi friends! Happy Monday! How was the weekend? I hope you had a wonderful one. We hung out at the pool and got caught up on some stuff around the house. I also cranked through a lot of workout videos for a new project that’s on the way. Stay tuned for more details! I’m super excited about this one.

For today’s post, I wanted to share some faves from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary sale. This is a sale I look forward to every year because you get brand-new fall items for sale prices before they bump back up to regular price. I was kind of hesitant about sharing the sale this year, because I know that 2020 is a dumpster fire and it’s hard times all around. Many people are struggling financially right now and I get that browsing the sale may be the last thing on the priority ladder.

I was kind of feeling blah about it myself, but when I started browsing the sale, I was surprised to see a lot of essentials and favorites. I also know that shopping is one of the small things bringing me joy right now and many of you have let me know that you feel the same way. So, I thought I’d share some of the good stuff below. Also, to add a bit more fun and joy into this post, I thought I could turn it into a giveaway. Leave a comment below with your favorite pick from the sale and I’ll surprise one lucky winner with their favorite pick and announce it in Friday Faves.

nordstrom 2020 early access sale picks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Picks

Early Access is tiered based on cardholder status and opens to the public on the 19th. Is it worth it to get a Nordstrom card? I’d say it depends. It’s the only retail store card we have and I think it’s worth it for points since I buy a lot of our clothes from Nordstrom. It’s nice to shop the sale early because some things sell out, but I don’t think it’s a dealbreaker if you don’t have one. This year I made a wish list from some of the things I’m scoping out (just click the little heart under each item) and it made it easy to quickly order when I was able to shop.

Here are some of my faves!

** = things I own myself or purchased during early access this year

Women’s clothing:

**This gorgeous and super soft Barefoot Dreams cardigan.

**The famous Spanx faux leather leggings. These are SO flattering and I love them in the winter with a slouchy sweater.

**I have this dress in blue and it’s so classic and pretty.

This leopard dress would be really cute with booties.

Love the color and cut of this silk cami. Love these in the winter with a sweater or bomber jacket and statement earrings.

Classic black sheath dress.

This faux leather mini dress is amaaaaaazing.

**An off-shoulder casual sweater. I’ll probably order a couple of these!

**This is my FAVE cozy fleece pullover. I lived in this thing last winter.

Athletic wear:

**My favorite Zella leggings.

LOVE these printed leggings.

**Alo high waist moto leggings.

**Great price on Bombas ankle socks.


The classic low-heeled nude sandal.

**I need new mules, so now is the chance.

Love these low-top Tory Burch sneakers!

**These leopard Hunter boots are amazing.

Intimates and sleepwear:

**These super cute pajamas. Getting two sets since I live in these things.

**These are my favorite pajamas ever and I love the new colors.

**I’ve been needing a new strapless bra, so I’ll prob order this one.

**This is when I stock up on my favorite thongs.

**Best bra award goes to this one! I have so many colors and this is when I usually order a couple more. I hate underwire and it still gives you a nice shape and support.

This Ugg fleece robe would make an awesome holliday gift.

Handbags, beauty, and accessories:

Amazing price on this Tory Burch crossbody.

**TOTALLY want one of these LED light therapy wands!

Slip mega scrunchie set.

These pendants look expensive but aren’t. They make perfect gifts for those those hard-to-shop-for ones.

Classic Tory Burch tote.

So tell me friends: are you shopping the Anniversary sale this year? What’s something that’s on your wish list from the links above? I’ll pick a lucky winner from the comments section and announce this week in Friday Faves.



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  1. Melissa M on August 10, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Added the initial pendant abc barefoot dreams cardigan to my wish list! I have the Nordstrom debit card so I have to see which day I can start buying!

    • Krystal Taylor on August 10, 2020 at 6:36 pm

      I have the moonlight dreams pjs on my wishlist. I’m really thinking of getting a Nordstrom card since it would eliminate the fee with Trunk Club.

  2. Samantha Pratt on August 10, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I’ve also wanted to try the Zella leggings, I’ve heard great things and now may have to be the time to get some!

  3. Tracy on August 10, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    I’ve always wished for a Tory Burch tote!

  4. Lacey on August 10, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    I’ll be stocking up on Zella leggings!

  5. Laura Mastin on August 10, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    My wish list is comfy fleece pullover!

  6. Isabella Stansbury on August 10, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Yessss to the leather leggings!

  7. Stephanie on August 10, 2020 at 6:50 pm

    I would love the Zella High Waist leggings in Purple Moon!

  8. Erin on August 10, 2020 at 6:56 pm

    The Zella Live In Leggings have my name all over them!

    • Whitney on August 11, 2020 at 8:25 am

      I’ve heard you talk about your favorite bra before and I’d love to try it!

    • Kara on August 11, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      I have always wanted to try the spanx faux leather leggings!!

  9. Tracie on August 10, 2020 at 7:54 pm

    I would love to try the Zella leggings.

    • Kirsten on August 10, 2020 at 8:38 pm

      The barefoot dreams cardigan is definitely on my wishlist! Im due with my 2nd baby tomorrow and can see myself wearing it a ton over the next few months.

      • Jess on August 11, 2020 at 7:00 pm

        I would love the barefoot dreams cardigan for working from home in the Fall/Winter!

  10. Traci on August 10, 2020 at 8:11 pm

    I love the Tory Burch sneakers!!

  11. Catherine on August 10, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Zella Leggings or the moonlight pajamas – especially since it looks like we will be home all fall!

  12. Sara M on August 10, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    I like the off shoulder casual sweater.

  13. amy on August 10, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    I just finally got rid of the diaper bag and that Tory Burch handbag would be so nice to carry around!!

    • Kristi on August 11, 2020 at 11:15 pm

      Of course I’m shopping the sale! I look forward to this every year! Those hunter boots look amazing- loving the cheetah print!

  14. Jyoti on August 10, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    I definitely want a pair of the Zella leggings this year!

  15. Kim N on August 10, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    Love the chelsea28 off the shoulder sweater! Totally could see myself lounging in that and going out shopping with it.

  16. Jenny on August 10, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    The barefoot cardigan and shortie pajamas look amazing. Comfort is the name of the game during these crazy times!

  17. Samantha on August 11, 2020 at 12:14 am

    The off the shoulder sweater would be perfect for fall

  18. Stephanie Nullmeyer on August 11, 2020 at 12:17 am

    I would love that fleece pullover! I get so cold in the winter.

  19. Gina on August 11, 2020 at 1:59 am

    My go to for the sale is Barefoot Dreams (ofc ) and Wit and wisdom jeans for sure! Love your picks too, must especially love those printed Zella leggings

  20. Cara on August 11, 2020 at 2:08 am

    Love the Blanc Noir reversible bomber!

    • Vicki on August 12, 2020 at 5:06 pm

      Hoping to score some Alo workout wear deals!

  21. Beth on August 11, 2020 at 6:51 am

    Hi Gina! I’m so glad you did another Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post this year — I always look forward to seeing all of your faves!! I’d love to get the Zella leggings this year — they are definitely going on my wishlist. I get access to the sale on Aug. 13th so I hope my picks are still in stock then! 🙂

    Thanks for doing the giveaway (that’s so nice of you!), and hope you’re hanging in there during these crazy times!

  22. Stephanie M. on August 11, 2020 at 7:43 am

    The leopard dress and new wubby fleece with the leopard trim!

  23. Emily on August 11, 2020 at 7:47 am

    Those really are the best, most comfortable bras ever. I will be restocking on some. Fall fashion is my absolute favorite, too. I have a full wish list haha.
    I’m loving that Tori Burch crossbody, too!

  24. Cristina Romero on August 11, 2020 at 7:55 am

    All things Zella and boots!! The Nordstrom dale is my Super Bowl 🙂

    • Cristina Romero on August 11, 2020 at 7:56 am

      Sale not dale ‍♀️

  25. Anna Pry on August 11, 2020 at 9:37 am

    I have been wanting a Barefoot Dreams cardigan but haven’t gotten one yet, appreciate the chance 🙂

  26. Jackie on August 11, 2020 at 3:38 pm

    I love the look of the off the shoulder sweater. Especially with some leggings. Perfect “home literally all the time” uniform for fall lol Thanks!

  27. Melissa Mc on August 11, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Those Hunter boots are adorable! I would love those for fall!

  28. Haley Norris on August 11, 2020 at 11:16 pm

    The Moonlight Dreams PJs are on my wish list!

  29. Stephanie S. on August 12, 2020 at 6:54 am

    Ooh I need to get some of those bras without underwire that you love!! I hope the UGG robe comes back in stock in more sizes because I really need a new robe and that one looks so comfy. That LightStim device looks very intriguing… I’d try that out! If you get that I’d love to hear what you think!

  30. Summer on August 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Hoping to score the zella joggers this year!

  31. Elissa on August 13, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Hanky Panky are my fav! I love the retro thong with wider sides, especially under dresses!

  32. Shannon on August 13, 2020 at 9:55 am

    I love the Zella leggings but also dying for the Ugg Robe!!!

  33. Coralee on August 13, 2020 at 10:08 am

    Thanks for making this preview into a giveaway.
    Very creative and generous of you and much appreciated in these crazy times.
    I would love to have the Tory Burch Carson Leather Tote in Moose for fall. The color name is definitely unique and looks classic. The chain trend is something I am happy to see sticking around.
    Happy shopping!

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