The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale…My Shopping List!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here for early access, available to those who have a Nordstrom card; those who are not a Nordstrom Reward member get access to the sale on 7/18.  Revered as a the premier sale of the summer due to considerable markdowns on brand new–often exclusive–fall items, this particular event always manages to disrupt my summer haze and put me in an immediate mood for the cooler months…button downs, coats, boots and fall makeup…yes, please!  
Before heading out to my local Nordstrom this morning with my mom, I quickly compiled a list of products about which I am most excited…receiving the catalog in advance allowed me to make some strategic decisions so I can avoid unnecessary impulse buys as much as humanly possible ; ) 
CLOTHING…all options HERE

1. Equipment ‘Margaux’ Pinstripe Cotton Shirt…I haven’t tried a cotton button down from Equipment yet, but now I shall because this classic basic is a steal.
2. Equipment ‘Reese’ Print Silk Shirt…my collection of Equipment silk shirts is heavily relied upon in my daily wardrobe.  Can’t wait to integrate this plaid version into the mix.
3. Helen Berman Wool Blend Cape…I have always wanted a cape and the time has come to make that dream a reality.  I’ll be getting the black version.
4. Kenneth Cole Faux Fur Jacket…the neutral cream color and swingy shape of this coat is calling my name.

SHOES…full selection HERE

1. Joe’s ‘Abby’ Cutout Leather Bootie…it is rare to see a unique spin on a bootie these days.  I am loving the cut out…unique, yet totally wearable.
2. Frye ‘Anna — Shortie’ Leather Boot…I usually get one pair of Frye’s at the sale each year. This beautiful brownish pair is my choice this time around!
Now, onto the BEAUTY…you can view the full array of Nordstrom Beauty Exclusives HERE
The products I am strongly considering include…

1. Charlotte Tilbury ‘Filmstar Killer Cheekbones’ Set…this would be my first Charlotte Tilbury product and am so excited, especially since I do some form of contouring everyday.
2. Baby Quasar PLUS Light Therapy Device (Nordstrom Exclusive)…to be fair, I actually already own this, but I am thinking of buying one as a gift for a family member and this markdown makes it a sweet deal.
3. Burberry Beauty ‘Effortless Beauty’ Set…totally intrigued by this lovely collection.
4. AMOREPACIFIC ‘Time Response’ Collection…I’ve wanted to try the full size of these products for months and this sale seems to be the perfect time to invest.
5. MAC ‘Look in a Box — All About Nude’ Set…can’t say no to a finely-edited nude set!
6. NARS Cheek Palette…I am not usually one for palettes, but this one is so versatile…bronzing, highlighting and blush options a-plenty.
7. NARS ‘Dolce Vita’ Lip & Nail Set…I have loved the ‘Dolce Vita’ shade for years and am always attracted to it again in the fall…will get this for myself or perhaps as a gift for a friend.
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Bottom Line: I adore getting a deal on new fall merchandise and there is no better way to indulge in this luxury than with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.  I hope this overview is useful for you as you peruse the offerings of this event.  What is catching YOUR eye?
xoxo and more soon,
–The Beauty Professor
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Comments (10)

  • Cathymd Reply

    Great choices! Do you know if the Charlotte Tilbury set will be available during the regular anniversary sale?

    July 10, 2014 at 8:37 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Thanks, Cathy!

      I imagine that it will be, unless it sells out before the 18th ; )


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 13, 2014 at 12:53 am
  • Shireen L. Platt Reply

    Oh no…this post makes me want to click and shop, shop, shop! LOL!

    July 11, 2014 at 1:44 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Love it, Shireen ; ) Happy shopping, lovely, and do keep me posted on what you choose!


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 12, 2014 at 11:55 pm
  • Blondie, Esq. Reply

    Oh my gosh I didn't know Charlotte Tilbury is coming to Nordstrom!! This is fantastic news! I adore her products, and I suspect you will too. I don't have the brush but her bronzer/highlighter is amazing (and I love the rose gold packaging!). I have a few lipsticks and liners and her mascara as well. You will love the nude lip combo! Do you know if Nordstrom is getting her full line? I don't have a Nordstrom card but it might be time to sign up!!

    July 11, 2014 at 5:30 am
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hello Blondie!

      Isn't that exciting news? From what I have heard, the contour palette is the first offering and the whole line should makes its debut eventually…truly cannot wait! I am glad that you love this product and am so intrigued by the idea of a nude lip combo…must have!

      xoxo and hope your weekend is going well,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 13, 2014 at 12:02 am
  • Unknown Reply

    Thanks for sharing your picks. As soon as I woke up on day 1 I ran to my computer and ordered some beauty exclusives. I jumped on the Mac brush sets because a girl can never have too many brushes! Then I stocked up on the beauty blender and the Living Proof hair care set. I am now eyeing the Omorovicza set. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend. xo

    July 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Hi Jaime,

      My pleasure! I am so glad you were able to take advantage of these amazing Nordstrom deals from the sale. Your choices are excellent…diversified and lovely! Enjoy your spoils!

      I hope your weekend was marvelous as well…xx and talk soon,

      –The Beauty Professor

      July 14, 2014 at 7:14 am
  • ame Reply

    Did you find that the ANNA boots were IMPOSSIBLE to get on?! I ended up passing on them because they need a damn zipper!

    I also got the Charlotte Tilbury set.

    Do you have a review of the Quasar?

    July 14, 2014 at 5:17 pm
    • The Beauty Professor Reply

      Not yet, Ame…mine are on the way. However, I have 4 other pairs of Fryes that required a bit of elbow grease to slip on and find that it definitely improves with wear. I love the way Fryes end up molding to my feet. It takes time, but it is totally worth it!

      Glad you got the Charlotte Tilbury set…so exciting!

      My review of the Quasar can be found here:


      –The Beauty Professor

      July 15, 2014 at 9:44 pm

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