final MUST HAVES of the nordstrom anniversary sale & $500 gift card GIVEAWAY

the end of the nordstrom anniversary sale is creeping up on us and i keep noticing things that i recommended early on in the sale are selling out and completely gone! so i decided to put together a new collection of final MUST HAVES of the nordstrom anniversary sale.

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1. zella live-in leggings: for working out or under long sweaters and boots, i really do LIVE in these in the winter! order a size up. $33.90 ($52 after sale)
2. aztec knit long duster: for sure one of my favorite finds of the sale! wore it on the beach the other night and it felt like a socially acceptable snuggie. super warm, comfortable, and cute. $44.90 ($68 after sale)
3. halogen slouchy pocket long cardigan: the perfect staple cardi you can layer with almost any outfit. runs a little big so order a size down. $49.90 ($78 after sale)
4. steve madden yale belted boot: obsessed with the straps! if you haven't gotten a good winter boot for this season this is such a cute choice. $112.90 ($169.95 after sale)
5. hobo lauren clutch: if you know me at all you know of my undying love for the hobo lauren clutch! best wallet on the planet. gigantic enough to fit everything imaginable but still the right size to feel like a wallet. had mine for 7 years and still loving it. $72.90 ($110 after sale)
6. steve madden vyceroyy pump: styled & worn in this outfit, i'm SO into these pumps!! constant compliments when i wear these. $99.90 ($145 after sale)
7. voluspa maison jardin 2 wick candle trio $48 value: these are the candles everyone LOVES at anthro and this is so cheap for a set of 3! the perfect hostess or “welcome to the neighborhood” gift! $29.50 ($40 after sale)
8. nike frees: the only time of year you'll get nike frees for almost half off. still available in some sizes in neon green, and almost every size in black or white. $66.90 ($100 after sale)
9. bp undercover gym class crew neck sweater and sweat pants: just as comfy and not so loud as my VS sweats but HALF the price. $21.90-24.90 ($34-38 after sale)
10. michael kors blake pave dial bracelet watch: it's hard to tell from this picture but this watch is so blingy and pretty! if you're a girl who loves her sparkle, this watch is for YOU. also, $100 off! $196.90 ($295 after sale)
11. philosophy purity made simple: a year's supply of the best face wash i've ever used. truly this is my favorite. also this duo solves the problem of “UGH i'm in the shower and my facewash is on the counter, again!” $52 ($93 value and not available in this set after sale)
12. MAC look in a box basic brush kit: if you've never tried nice makeup brushes this is a GREAT place to start. a face brush that you can use for all your powder needs (blush, bronzer, mineral makeup) and a few eye makeup brushes that will totally change your eyeshadow/eyebrow game. a STEAL for 5 brushes b/c MAC brushes are like $25-40 a piece usually and NEVER go on sale. $49.50 ($127 value and not available in this set after sale)
13. steve madden surfice pointy toe pump: i can't believe these are still available in all sizes but they're one of the best kept secrets of the sale. also worn in this outfit, i can't even tell you how much i'm in LOVE with the vibrant blue pop of color they give to any outfit. plus they are WAY comfortable, i promise! $89.90 ($129.95 after sale)
14. stila lip glaze set: i have these and absolutely LOVE THEM. such a good deal for 8 of these. layer this gloss over your favorite lipstick to change it up a bit and add some shimmer! $25 ($110 value and not available in this set after sale)
15. viktor & rolf flowerbomb set: my very most favorite perfume as of late! hard to find on sale. $129 ($150 after sale)
16. kate spade halsey 57mm polarizes sunglasses: if you've been wanting some nice, big movie-star sunglasses, these are so cute! perfect for hiding bags under your eyes days, and comfortable enough to wear for hours. $99.90 ($165 after sale)
17. thread & supply double breasted peacoat: super cute winter coat for a super good deal! $37.90 ($58 after sale)
18. spanx in power line super high power tummy control shaper: do these even need an explanation?! $27.90 ($38 after sale)
19. hanky panky regular rise lace thong: these are the comfiest thongs ever (sorry they are!!) and usually so spendy. $14.90 each or 4 for $52 ($20 each after sale)
20. kate spade branton square healy tote: i can't believe i missed this in my early coverage of the sale but it's the perfect black staple bag and the perfect size! a bit of a splurge but i've never regretted a kate spade purchase! she is the definition of timeless. $265.90 ($398 after sale)
21. zella move-it capris: every bit as cute and awesome as the ones at lululemon except the price is UNBELIEVABLE! $41.90 ($64 after sale)


and because i wanted to spread the love ONE last time to my readers (i'm crazy!!) i'm doing ONE LAST giveaway for the nordstorm anniversary sale with 5 $100 gift card winners!!! WHY? because you guys are really the only reason this blog can keep growing and offering cool things and fun exclusive discounts and giveaways, i love giving back to the people who make it all possible. SO, there will be chances to enter today AND tomorrow here on the blog and on instagram! three winners will be chosen from the random generator on promosimple, and two on instagram.

YES you can enter both! enter below by pinning this image and entering your email address.

the instagram giveaway will be to thank all the people who have supported me and gotten this blog where it's at today! post a picture of something you've scored a deal on from mint arrow and tell your friends why you love mint arrow in your post! tag me @mintarrow and hashtag #ilovemintarrow and #100nordstromgiftcardplease. you have to include both hash tags and tag @mintarrow. instagram post must be new – posted today or tomorrow – and must include the tag @mintarrow and both hashtags in the original text, not in a comment below 😀

because i know there's tons of moms with kiddos who have private accounts (i get it! i'm a mom too!) i'll chose ONE public and ONE private entry. if you're private, please tap on the … icon in the bottom RH corner below your instagram and choose “email photo” and email me your entry to please do not direct message your entry to me.

open to anyone in the US or canada, 18 or older.

winners will be announced in a new blog post on SATURDAY and winners will have 24 hours to claim their prize.

good luck and thanks for supporting me!!

Corrine Stokoe

Corrine Stokoe is a blogger, podcaster and content creator behind the brand Mint Arrow. She and her husband Neil live in South Orange County with their 3 little girls and baby boy, she runs her blog and business with 7 team members, where they find the best daily deals and share favorite finds in fashion and beauty. They also run a podcast called Mint Arrow Messages. Mint Arrow has been featured in Forbes, Women's Wear Daily, Business Insider, The Wall Street Journal, AdWeek and Allure. Corrine is passionate about sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ as often as she can and teaching others to use social media for good.

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  1. Thanks for the giveaway! It’s great to always have an easy way to be up on all the sales but not have to spend hours looking for them. Your blog helps me out a lot! Looks like I’m the first entry on Instagram, and I’m excited to see who wins!

  2. I LOVE the Slouchy Pocket Long Cardigan!!!

    I’ve never been a fan of Nordstrom’s (because I feel like the workers and people shopping there are looking down their noses at me) BUT NOW… I’m a huge fan. Thanks for your posts about their anniversary sale.

  3. I bought the Nike Frees and I love them! I bought the hot pink and the leopard print, and had to keep both because I couldn’t decide!

  4. My favorites would be the Zella leggings (wearing them now!) the Steve Madden boots (those belts!) + I’d love to try the Volupsa Candles. I’m loving the anthro blue volcano candle currently.

  5. The Steve Madden Vyceroyy pumps! I have never seen anything more beautiful in my life!!!!!!!

  6. I bought the Lauren clutch and am in love!! Best wallet ever. I can go to the store and it holds my keys and phone. When I am trying to carry a baby around, this is a life saver,

  7. My favorite is the shoes! But I also equally love the Flowerbomb perfume, and have not been able to replace it since running out!! Great giveaway, thanks!

  8. I already commented on what i love, but I just entered on IG, but am private, so I “emailed the photo” and I hope I did it right because I’ve never done that on IG before

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