I’m admittedly a little leery of SALES (I capitalize SALE because that’s how my brain sees it- with flashing lights and all, haha). For many years, I would buy things just because they were on SALE! I’d get them home and realize the item didn’t fit very well or I just didn’t love it, or I’d wear it once (pretty expensive cost per wear) but bought it because… it was on SALE! The item would end up just sitting in my closet until enough years had passed that I wouldn’t feel guilty about giving it away. Now when I shop sales, I try to be smarter! That’s why my first Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post is items that I would buy normally during the year at any given time. These are items I wear/use all the time, and it wouldn’t hurt to stock up on them while they are on SALE because I’m going to buy them this year eventually.
I’ve rounded up the best staple items that are tried and true favorites of many (and this is the stuff that usually sells out fast).
STAPLES on SALE:
BRAS (I know most of us have our favorite bra brand and type, and I’m guessing you’ll see it below. But if you don’t, the bras below are tried and true favorites. You’ll see so based on the number of reviews and stars, but it’s also consistent with what I’ve seen based on my personal experience working with lots of women.)
Wacoal Red Carpet Convertible Strapless Bra (4.7 out of 5 stars, 1521 reviews)
I have this bra and have many happy clients with this bra. If you are looking for a supportive strapless that won’t budge, look no further.
Natori Feathers Underwire Contour Bra (4.6 out of 5 stars, 3267 reviews)
Once again, I have this bra and have many happy clients with this bra.
Wacoal Undewire Sports Bra (4.6 out of 5 stars, 2248 reviews)
Natori Rose Dream Custom Coverage Underwire Bra (4.7 out of 5 stars, 1649 reviews)
Chantelle Lingerie Rive Gauche Full Coverage Underwire Bra (4.6 out of 5 stars, 1374 reviews)
Well, if you are looking for a pretty bra, you may have found your dream bra!
Natori Bliss Perfection Underwire Contour Bra (4.5 out of 5 starts, 821 reviews)
True Body Triangle Convertible Strap Bralette (4.3 out of 5 stars, 592 reviews)
Wacoal How Perfect No-Wire Contour Bra (4.3 out of 5 stars, 1.1K reviews)
Hank Panky Regular (4.8 out of 5 stars, 334 reviews), Mid (4.8 out of 5 stars, 198 reviews) and Low (4.6 out of 5 stars, 165 reviews) rise underwear are all include in the sale this year, so no matter which rise you like, they’re on sale!
I personally like Hanky Panky cotton low rise thong. I’m a fan of cotton undies, and I’m so excited both the regular and low rise cotton ones are included this year!
Nike No-show Socks (4.5 out of 5 stars, 655 reviews)
I’ve decided there is no perfect no-show socks. Given the right situation, the sock will slip off your heel, but I have to say, I still think the Nike no-shows are the best.
Adidas No-show socks (4.7 out of 5 stars, 16 reviews)
I need to stock up on athletic socks, but every time I’m in a shoe store with my kids and I look at the price, I get frustrated. Why are athletic socks so expensive?! I like the ones that have arch support, so I’m going to give these a try.
Halogen Absolute Camisole (4.4 out of 5 stars, 579 reviews)
If your camisoles are looking yellow and have holes, this is your reminder to replace them.
Moonlight Pajamas (4.5 out of 5 stars, 1620 reviews)
Whether you’re a nightgown, top and pants or top and shorts pajama sleeper, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has got you covered because they’re all included! If you’ve never had a pair of Moonlight Pajamas, they are amazing! In fact, maybe I’ll get these for the ladies in my family for Christmas! They’re so luxurious!
Barefoot Dreams Cardigan (4.7 out of 5 stars, 3604 reviews)
If your Barefoot Dreams Cardigan has holes in it, like mine, here’s your replacement reminder. If you’ve never owned a Barefoot Dreams Cardigan, do yourself a favor and order it. Trust me. You’ll thank me. Plus, it has pockets! What more could you want?
Halogen Open Front Cardigan (4.7 out of 5 stars, 447 reviews)
This cardigan is the most worn sweater in my closet. I have it in tan and black. I wear it all the time and so do my friends who bought it. I know because I see them in it all the time. It’s the perfect weight -not too heavy or bulky, and it goes on top of practically any outfit without adding unwanted bulk!
Supergoop! Sunscreen (4.4 out of 5 stars, 12 reviews)
I hope you enjoyed this post. I know this sounds corny, but I see myself as a helpful guide to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale smartly. And of course, have a little fun, too! Because to me, shopping is fun! I take my recommendations very seriously (sometimes a little too seriously -ha). Thanks for your encouraging words about how much y’all like my recommendations. They give me a huge boost! You guys are the best.