My Honest Thoughts on the Nordstrom Sale
Let me just start by saying this is not what I’d planned on talking about today. And if you truly enjoy the madness that is this sale, then I hope this post doesn’t upset you. But now that the big Nordstrom sale is here and I’m actually experiencing it for the first time as a blogger, I felt the need to share my honest thoughts about it. I thought surely I can’t be the only one feeling this way. Last year, I sort of shopped the sale on my own. I definitely didn’t look to bloggers to see what they were getting, because I honestly didn’t know what a huge deal it was. But after just one day, I can basically sum it up in one word: Overwhelming.
If you aren’t sure what this sale is all about, check out this post all about the Nordstrom sale.
Blogger or not, it’s overwhelming. And y’all, you know how much I love clothes and deals and shopping in general. But since Tuesday, I’ve been watching the “big” bloggers preshop the sale, pretty much with the stores to themselves and their level 4 credit cards, and I’m not going to lie, I’ve been a little jealous and a lot butt hurt. I usually love to see what other bloggers are buying, but for some reason, this has been different. It has even rubbed me the wrong way in some instances.
The infinite Instagram Story try-ons (before any of us could even purchase any of it? Wut?), photos of dressing room walls full of clothes being, not just tried on, purchased. It flat out hurt my pride. I realize that as fashion bloggers, this is part of the job. People have to make a living. But the furthest thing from this job (at least in my opinion) is to present you guys with things that are not realistic. For instance, I will never be able to drop $5,000 at any store. And even if I could, I wouldn’t, for a lack of a better phrase, throw it in your faces (show photos of my super long receipt, show photos of four walls full of things that I just bought, etc). I’m here to be helpful, not boastful.
The blogger side of me started thinking things like “well that’s not ever going to be my life.” and “I’m never going to be that kind of successful, blogger or otherwise.” The normal human side of me that really enjoys shopping just felt bad. I mean, I don’t have a Nordstrom card so I can’t shop NOW (I’m ashamed to admit I legitimately begged Kevin for a credit card the other night). And to be quite honest with you guys, the fact being that I’ve lived and Mississippi and Arkansas my entire life, I’ve never even set foot in an actual Nordstrom. And that’s just how it is.
So if you’re reading this and you’ve been feeling overwhelmed or even annoyed by the unending coverage of this sale, just know that you are not alone. You should not feel the need to run out and get a credit card so you can shop today. Or drop what you’re doing and go spend thousands of dollars real fast because you heard things are selling out. And you surely shouldn’t feel bad about yourself if you can’t afford to buy an entirely new wardrobe in one day. It’s not realistic. As for the sale itself, there are some pretty good deals on boots and outerwear. I’m not trying to knock the sale. So please do shop if you want to! But if you can’t, ultimately, there will be other sales. Less overwhelming ones at that.
All of that being said, I’m sure I will make a few purchases from my favorites guide once I’m able to shop, but they will be smart, well thought out purchases. Things that I actually need for the fall and are worth the price! (By the way, the items are all linked in that post now, so you are able to shop or preview the items on Nordstrom’s site!)
We’re Going to Colorado!
So now onto my next (much shorter) topic! We’re going on vacation next week!! This will be our first actual married vacation aside from our honeymoon and I am PUMPED. I’ve been in desperate need of a change of scenery. We’re going to Breckenridge, Colorado for a whole week! I’ve never been to Colorado and this is supposed to one of the best times of year to go!
Be sure to keep with all of our adventures on Instagram. I’ll definitely be creating some new content while we are out there. And back to my sad point of never setting foot in a Nordstrom: I’m actually getting to go to one (or a few) on this trip! Cannot. Wait. So if you’ve ever been to Breckenridge or live in or near Colorado I will gladly take recommendations on what to do and see. We’re driving, so we will be covering a lot of ground on this trip.
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About The Outfit
So, I had been going back and forth on how I felt about the denim miniskirt comeback. I was afraid it might be one of those trends that came back for a year and then disappeared again. So I couldn’t commit to buying one. But then I found this adorable wrap version at Asos! In my opinion, this style is way more classic than the cutoff versions I keep finding. It’s an actual wrap skirt AND it’s denim! SO cute! For size reference, I had to size up to a 6 (normally a 2 or 4) because it runs pretty small.
This graphic tee is from Topshop and I knew I had to have it for our trip. I would recommend sizing up in this as well. I got it in a small, but it was really tight at the bottom hem, so I ended up cutting it off and making a cropped tee out of it, and actually love it this way!
Hopefully this post was a little bit of an encouragement if you were feeling some kind of way about the madness that is the Nordstrom sale. Blogging is my passion, and I love the role bloggers play in events like these, but I also love being real with y’all and providing you with attainable style goals and just felt the need to share this with y’all today! Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below!