One of my major goals with Mint Arrow is to help you buy all the nice things that you love at a price you can afford. I think that's why I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so SO much! It's the one Nordstrom sale of the year where all the items are brand spankin' new. No discounts on the current season or the previous season, but all the newest cutest stuff at the BEST prices you'll see all year! That makes this a super great sale for purchasing investment pieces, because you can score some serious splurges for seriously great prices! If you want to shop the sale early next year, make sure to sign up for a Nordstrom credit card and get perks like Early Access to the Anniversary Sale and more! The sale runs through August 4th, so stock up before the prices go back up on August 5th!
Today I'm going to share with you some of my top picks for investment pieces to get at the Anniversary Sale that you'll love and will last for YEARS.
I have never met a more buttery soft plaid shirt! Seriously so soft, looks beautiful on and the colors are gorgeous. Rails shirts are very popular and very, very high quality, but they are definitely on the spendier side and nearly impossible to find a deal on! Regularly $158.00, you can get this plaid button down for $99.90 during the Anniversary Sale. If you've been wanting a Rails shirt now is absolutely the time to buy one! These shirts fit very well and they will last you a LONG time so they're absolutely worth your pennies!! I am such a forever fan of this shirt.
Quick note, if you missed my YouTube video, some of the shirts have a silvery thread in the pattern and some of them do not. I find this silvery thread to be very itchy so I picked a print that does not have it and that would be my recommendation to you. Pro Tip: If you wash and hang dry this button down a full iron job isn't required-they just always look good!
Rag & Bone Jeans
I said it in my Anniversary Sale jeans guide and I will shout it from the rooftops, but if I could only splurge on ONE pair of designer jeans THESE would absolutely be the jeans! They are super slimming and absolutely incredible! Honestly, they are some of the most comfortable jeans I've ever worn, but they're unbelievably flattering too. The ultimate jeans win-win! They're totally amazing and this is one of the few times of the year that you'll be able to get a pair for $167 versus the normal $250 price tag!
rag & bone is a brand that I have been recommending for years and years and nothing's gonna stop me now! SIX pairs of rag and bone jeans are included in the Anniversary Sale this year and they're all super highly rated and beloved by Nordstrom shoppers!
Paul Green Booties
I absolutely love my Paul Green booties! We're talking BIG love. I bought a silver pair 3-4 years ago and have worn them like crazy so it was time for another pair! They are such a classic bootie that you can wear them over and over and over for YEARS and they never go out of style. If that's not everything you want from a splurge shoe I don't know what is?! Yes, at $299.90 they ARE expensive, but they're $460 regularly so that is a significant savings.
If you're ever going to buy Paul Green booties now is the time to do it! They are extremely hard to find on sale, but you can never go wrong purchasing this shoe or this brand! This bootie comes in black, olive and nude. I went with the nude because spending your pennies on a good neutral is one of my best splurge hacks! That way you can wear it over and over again to make the investment worth it.
Kate Spade Satchel
Looking for the perfect medium sized bag? This is THE bag. It's big enough for all the essentials, but small enough that you don't feel like you bag is the third wheel on date night or at lunch with the girls! This satchel from kate spade new york has TONS of perfect reviews already and I am head over heels for the gorgeous warm nude color!
Another fun feature that totally makes this splurge worth it is the dual carry option! It has a classic top handle, but can also be worn as a crossbody so you can go hands free! Yay! This is a brand new, super high quality (not outlet quality) $298 kate spade bag for $198.90 during the Anniversary Sale!
Now Is The Time
If you love perfect, amazing, designer quality items and you're going to buy them anyway, now is the time to buy! This is the exact same stuff that's going to be at Nordstrom in the Fall, but for full price so why wait?! We've rounded up all our splurge favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that are still in stock for you to shop now.