Nordstrom Sale- What To Buy & What To Save On!

I bought this Blank NYC coat on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale two years ago before my trip to Scotland and wore it all over the country. It is still today one of my top purchases and it's a style that will never get old. I have worn in through the seasons, in the fall & spring as outerwear, in the winter as a layering piece and in the summer on brisk nights & on vacation.

You know that I am the gal who loves a good sale but every look from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale feels like I saw it last year. There are so many people posting their looks, cardigans, booties etc. and I know so many of you feel the urge to shop but most of it doesn't seem worth it. If you don't know what the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is I will tell you a bit- every year Nordstrom discounts a bunch of items for fall for a few weeks and then the prices go back up before the season. The only thing is, there are always sales throughout the year whether on Nordstrom or any other website and I am the type of gal that buys when I need.  You don't need to buy now and save for later on items you can get later if you need them so don't feel like you're missing out, if you need something buy it, if you don't just wait!

I am not saying that I am completely staying away from the sale, each year I pick 1-2 items to buy for myself, items that I have had my eye on that are now discounted. So what do I have my eye on for this year?

1. Spanx Faux Leather Leggings- the pair that I have finally bit the dust and I have been wanting a pair of Spanx ones for as long as I can remember. I know that $98 isn't a huge splurge but it's not a price that I want to pay. These are currently on sale for $64.90 and sadly they only have a few sizes left but I will keep checking back and praying that a M shows up so I can add it to my cart asap!

2. As I noted about, my purchase two years ago was a Blank NYC jacket & every year I look forward to seeing what they have on sale. I absolutely love this brand and while all year they have affordable pieces it's always great to save a few bucks on something you love!

What else do I think is a worthy deal?

BEAUTY EXCLUSIVES & Sales! These items are always worth it and when you can find them on sale you know you scored a major deal!

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Now! Here are items that people are going crazy over and where you can get the look for cheaper!

1. Leopard print midi skirt- This one at Nordstrom sold out and while they might restock you can grab this trend for half the price.

2. Booties! Every year people start stocking up on booties for the season and start pairing them with their end of summer looks. While I love new shoes as much as the next gal I can't even begin to think about boots especially since we are in midst of a heat wave.
In either case, animal print is still hot and you can splurge on Nordstrom sale or you can grab these just as fab options from Amazon!

3. OTK Boots! These Stuart Weitzman boots are not going anywhere and have been a hot item on everyone's list for more than 2 years. While they are on sale for $499 you do not need to pay that much to get the look, below are a few options that will have you looking just as amazing and stylish.

4. Don't get me wrong this crocodile embossed leather circle bag by Rebecca Minkoff is adorable it's not worth spending $187 during the Nordstrom sale or $278 after. Instead, get the look by grabbing this just-as-cute faux crocodile embossed leather bag for only $33