2020 Top #NSALE preview Picks

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Happy Friday! Early access to the best fashion sale of the year – the 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary sale is LIVE for Icon & Ambassador card holders. Not to worry, Influencer and Insiders have early access to the sale next week, and access will be open to all come August 19th. Hopefully a few of you are as eager and excited as I am! Today’s post covers all of my top preview sale picks! If you have never shopped the sale before or you’re interested in how to prepare for the sale, I have got you covered in this post.

Preview for the sale is open and in prep, I’ve been rounding up all my preview favorites by category to make it easier for you to view and add to your wishlist. A little different than past years, I’ve created easy access pages here on the blog to view these top favorites.  At any time, you can head to the highlighted NSALE menu tab, and access any of the desired categories. As mentioned in my 2020 #nsale guide, I am focusing on items specific to your shop, and pieces that will provide sustainability. Below, I’ve categorized my preview favorites from the women’s department, shoes, & accessories. Just click, browse, and easily wishlist on the Nordstrom site. Hopefully this will make your shopping experience easier (and relatively quicker) when you’ve access to the sale.

Dresses + Skirts
Handbags + Accessories


Going to be real honest and say I have a love/hate relationship with this sale, and here’s why:

This sale is incredible – really it is. One reason I LOVE covering it, devote time and shop it is because of HOW good it is. I’ve even deemed it the sale of all sales, because I truly believe it is! If you follow any fashion blogger right about now, you see the amount of content and hear the buzz. That all said, I know from experience, it’s hard not to feel the NEED to purchase and take part. And more so, its very easy to fall into a trap of clouded judgement when shopping the sale itself.

When things start to sell out (which they will) do not get discouraged. What’s meant to be, will be. If you miss out, it’s okay. Ya’ll – it’s only AUGUST. The Free People sweater or leopard cardigan that is all the talk right now will be put away in a few weeks and set aside until cooler months hit. (ie Sept or Oct). By then, other retailers will have their Fall inventory out, will have picked up on all the trends and will be offering similar items at more affordable price points.

Yes, I am covering the sale here and sharing what I feel are good investment/smart shop pieces. I plan on sharing what I have from prior years in IG stories and what I am purchasing. If you find one item you love and that makes you feel amazing, that makes me so happy. Don’t let the influence and exposure of the sale overwhelm you and frown on your overall experience. It’s supposed to be fun!

In addition to my preview top picks, I also thought to share items I personally have from previous years with detailed info. I’ve also included my overall top wishlist items – ones I plan on grabbing this year. As mentioned above, I plan on sharing in IG stories all of these items once public access opens.

It’s overwhelming, I know. Heck, nearly every blogger and influencer is covering this sale in all it’s glory. Some on a grander and wider scale than little ol’ me. I do want to say thank YOU. Thank you for allowing me to be your guide, for shopping through my links and sharing in all the excitement. The fact that you took the time today to stop on over here, read, click and shop and wishlist is so appreciated. If you have any questions, need styling tips, or are looking for something in particular other than what I’ve already covered, please do not hesitate to comment, message me on IG, or email me at sarah@thesarahstories.com!

Happy shopping!! I cannot wait to see and hear all of your #nsale favorites this year!

Disclosure: Some of the links above are affiliate links. This means that, at zero cost to you, I will earn an affiliate commission if you click through the link and finalize a purchase.

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