What I'd Buy From The #Nsale If..
..I had a million dollars.
..I didn't have dogs and household bills to pay.
..I had more money saved.
Those are just some of my reasons for not buying all of the things from the #NSale. Just as I'm sure many of you can relate to my reasons, I'm sure you may have other reasons as well. In our world of connected social media, we see something and immediately we think that we *need* that thing otherwise we are not doing what everyone else is doing. Pardon me, but I want to do what everyone else is not doing. It's okay if any of the reasons above or even one that I didn't list restricts you from shopping the sale. Whatever your reason; it's all good.
Back to business. Good Morning, y'all. I hope you've had a great week and an even better Friday so far. If you follow me on Instagram then you are probably already aware of why I've become less of a fan of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale AKA #NSale. But just in case you don't follow me on Instagram, to put it simply I just wasn't into it. The affiliate network that I am a member of pushes strategy and essentially tells us what to do (or in my eyes how to be annoying to followers) to be successful/make money during the sale. While I'm no dummy, I do enjoy making money and it's what keeps my blog going. But I couldn't help but think to what extent? Should I just be posting about the sale because they are telling me to and everyone else is doing it? My answer was no. To my surprise, a vast majority of my Instagram followers were relieved and pleasantly surprised that I hadn't been promoting the sale. Let me just rewind a little bit: I think if you have discretionary income to spend (that is burning a hole in your pocket and you'd prefer not to save) and you're on the market for some good closet staples then it is a good time to grab a few things.
I've waited to publish this post because..
A) I didn't want to promote the sale during Early Access.
Even though I've been a Nordstrom card holder for about 10 years, I don't think you should have to have a credit card to shop this sale. To me, that's encouraging behavior/tendencies that could be harmful to being *I'm going to say it* a responsible adult. Before anyone judges me: it was my very first credit card I got during high school to begin to build my credit. My credit limit was like $500 to start off, which was perfect. I would buy a top and jeans in BP all to pay it off immediately. It worked well for me! But I was also raised by a Mama who (yes, she spoiled me) made me use my own money to buy things I wanted. To be honest, I'm grateful for that.
B) Products sell out way too fast.
So I spend all of this time searching and linking products that I think y'all will enjoy only to have them sell out in a matter of hours. It's way too time consuming, not to mention just frustrating. I had a few products in my cart that have since been sold out and if I'm being honest that frustrates me to no end. It's like as soon as you put something in your cart from Nordstrom (even if it's not during the sale), they send you an e-mail saying it's a hot item. It usually sells out and that just bothers me. If you're a retailer the size of Nordstrom and you see an item selling fast, get in touch with your vendor to bring it back. Ordering product because "I'm afraid it's going to sell out" is not my thing. I can't rationalize just ordering everything because it might sell out, only to return it. That just doesn't make sense to me. I like to think through any purchase about how much I'd wear it, how I'd style it, etc. Just want to make sure I'm spending my money wisely, especially when it's comes to clothing.
With all that being sad, I have been asked what my choices are from the #Nsale so here we go..
Although I didn't buy all of these items, I bought two! I already have quite a few of them as well from previous sales, too. And as you can probably tell there are no overly-trendy items on my list. Most of them are neutral staples that you'll be sure to get lots of use out of, but should also last and hold their value. I hope y'all enjoyed this post and please let me know if you have any questions about anything. Have a great weekend!