2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The time of the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is upon us! Always look forward to this sale to see the emerging trends for Fall, especially with boots, and as an opportunity to try new brands I’ve been eyeing. Also, it’s a great opportunity to restock on some of your tried and true favorites, particularly in beauty.

Key Information

If you’re not familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, access and details around how to shop have changed over the years. Here’s is some quick information you need to know about this year’s sale:

  • You need to have a Nordstrom Credit Card in order to have early access to shop the sale. Log into your Nordstrom account to see what status you are (Icon, Ambassador, Influencer) and determine your eligibility to shop.
    • You know your personal financial situation and budget. Keep those perameters in mind. I do not advocate for opening a credit card or incuring debt to shop this sale or any other. These are just things.
      • If you love something as a part of this sale and MUST HAVE it – that’s great. If you don’t have a card, wait until open access and if it’s there – it’s meant to be. If not, watch for restocks later in the year. If it’s super popular – it is bound to be back in stock at a later time.
    • If you are a frequent Nordstrom shopper and/or are in a place to responsibily open a Nordstrom card, you can do so here. For transparency: I do have a Nordstrom credit card and have for years.
  • You CAN still shop the sale if you do not have a Nordstrom card on July 28 when the sale is open to everyone. I encourage you to go to Nordstrom.com Anniversary Sale section and build your wishlist. You can favorite all the things that you’re interested in then when your time to shop is open – go and make your purchase. Bear in mind – popular items, brands and some deals sell out quickly.

Key Dates

  • Preview: July 6-July 27
  • Icon Early Access: July 12-July 27
  • Ambassador Early Access: July 14-July 27
  • Influencer Early Access: July 16-July27
  • Open To Everyone: July 28-August 8

I’ve previewed the items in the sale this year and some categories are A-game and others are just womp, womp. Below you’ll find my picks in various categories. My clothing picks will be skewed towards basics, investment pieces, office-appropriate items. I’ll also round up some home, beauty, and casual finds as well. Happy shopping! 🙂

Handbags & Accessories

Favorite Accessory Finds Roundup


Beauty Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021 Favorites

Handbags I Love


Boots & Booties

Sneakers Roundup

Heels, Pumps, Sandals & Mules

Barefoot Dreams





Black Wardrobe Basics

Neutral Wardrobe Basics


Sleep & Lounge

Cozy Finds



Outerwear Roundup

Work Pants




Fall Finds

Work Appropriate Tops

Home, Decor, Kitchen

Previous Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Posts:

Stay tuned. I’ll be sharing more of the items included in the 2021 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that I have and love throughout the month.


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