Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & $250 Giveaway

Hey, hey, hey fashion luvahs! Today is our day!!  I’m sure I don’t have to remind you that Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale starts today! It’s the biggest sale of the year, and to put it in perspective for my hubby who’s all, ‘what’s the big deal?’  #really?? I explained it’s like the Superbowl of fashion!
The Anniversary sale features all the new Fall arrivals ON MAJOR SALE until August 8th when they go up to full price.  I always love seeing what’s new for Fall, especially the boots and booties, faux fur vests, coats, sweaters, jeans, even workout clothes and bags/accessories and beauty. Heck, who am I kidding?! I love it all! And I really love getting a chance to buy before the prices go up.
If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder #yesmaam! you can start shopping the sale NOW, and if not, get the card here.  I always use my card to shop Nordstrom and you earn Nordstrom ‘Notes’ (cash to use toward future purchases).  #winwin  If you don’t have/want the card, you can still take advantage of the sale starting next Friday, July 22.Also, I’m excited to give back to you in the form of a $250 Nordstrom gift card!  #loveyou! #grouphug! I wanted to make it easy to enter, so just leave a comment with what you’d choose if you win!


My Nordstrom catalog came a couple weeks ago and, at first, I wasn’t too excited over what I saw. But, when I gave it a second look, so many more things jumped out at me.  I tabbed and circled and made notes of what caught my eye and I’m sharing it with you today.  I got to preview the sale yesterday – did you see on Snapchat (@honeywerehome)? and updated this post in blue italics after I got to see some things in person.  But, a lot of it wasn’t at my store, which was such a bummer! I tried on a bunch of Fall clothes too (which did seem kinda weird given it’s still 100 degrees here!) and I just need to upload my pics to the blog and I’ll share them with you tomorrow!

The first thing I noticed was the deep red hues; everything from lipstick to bags to boots.  Such a sexy color for Fall!

MAC lipstick (lip & eye kit) now $39.50, $71.50 value 
Louise Et Cie Shoulder Bag now $169.90, after sale $258 *this bag was at my store and also comes in black and a snakeskin that’s really pretty.  I liked how it stayed closed too, the crossbody bag I wore shopping kept flying open!


Halogen Noble boot now $109.90, after sale $189.95 gorgeous in person!
digging the laces on #1 & #4
1 | Vince Camuto Barsha Pump now $79.90, after sale $129.95 
4 | Halogen Owen Flat now $59.90, after sale $89.95
These would certainly perk up your work day! They were all so pretty in person and looked very luxe.  The pointy-toe tie flats come in three colors. 


Leopard sunnies now $173.90, after sale $290 (definitely wanted to see these on but they weren’t at my store)
Vince Camuto Crossbody bag now $149.90, after sale $228
Steve Madden Pistol bootie now $86.90, after sale $129.90
I’m loving these booties, but #2 (Rag & Bone) & #3 (Rag & Bone) look very similar to my Sole Society booties already in my closet from last year and they’re still in good shape.  Also, these higher end styles are still pricey even with the sale, but if you have to have them #Igetit! I’d buy them now before they go up!
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
I ended up trying on boots with a random female customer that was a hoot!  We were comparing notes and offering our opinions on each other’s shoe choices.  She was trying on those Rag & Bone booties and they looked great on her and she said they were super comfy and she ended up buying them.  
We both ended up buying these– in the same color, cognac!
Tory Burch stitched hobo bag now $349.90, after sale $525
Tory Burch tote now $349.90, after sale $525
So classic for any season, got to see these in person and the quality is superb. 

The TB wallets are awesome too. $129.90 now, after sale $195


#2 Via Spiga Beckett Boot now $236.90, after sale $395
#3 Via Spiga Silvie bootie now $149.90, after sale $250really love this grey one and the heel on it, but couldn’t find it at my store.
Do you like these shoes?  Maybe I’m not cool enough for them!  You can shop them here.
Agate necklace now $39.90, after sale $68
So different to see the stone on this kind of choker.  Really makes a statement.  Dang, this wasn’t at my store either and I even asked the saleslady if she could find it but no luck.  Online, it’s also in green and onyx.
The #2 necklace didn’t really catch my eye in the catalog, but I saw the gold version in the store and scooped it right up!  It will go great over tops and also with an open collar top or button down. 

Gorjana long strand now $59.90, after sale $100
Gorjana Thea Beaded Collar Necklace now $39.90, after sale $60

I really loved all the delicate Gorjana necklaces.

Elizabeth and James crossbody now $298.90, after sale $545
Looks like a great hobo bag, might be big in person, looks like it could overpower a petite frame.
Rebecca Minkoff vanity saddle bag now $254.90, after sale $425
RM can do no harm in my book.  I’m seriously eyeing this bag!  It comes in more colors, which I’d like to see, but you can’t go wrong with a neutral.  I really wanted to see this, but it wasn’t at my store either!! 
Lucky Brand Rozina wedge sandal now $66.90, after sale $118.95
Loving the perforated wedge here.  I tried it on and it didn’t fit my foot very well, like the shoe wasn’t fitting close enough to my foot if that makes sense.  
BP Solar Wedge now $39.90, after sale $79.95
Really curious about this wedge, looks perfect for Fall with jeans and dresses or skirts.  The peep toe and tie detail are cute!  Such a great price, under $40!  I saw this and it looked better in person, but I didn’t try it on.

Overalls now $64.90, after sale $98
Can we pull off overalls without that much leg?  We’ll see . . . or not, they didn’t have them at my store.  I might order since it’s free shipping and returns. 
Topshop leather biker jacket now $249.90, after sale $360
This jacket is so chic! I have this fitted one from last year (runs small, size up), but this one is more rugged and probably warmer.
AG ankle legging jeans now $163.90, after sale $245
AG is a brand I know and love, such a good price on this ankle legging jeans.  Ankle length is my preferred length lately, especially with booties, so you show a little skin.
I saw these jeans and thought they looked great, but the holes are right at both knees and I like my holes in different places if I’m doing ripped jeans. 
#5 Sam Edelman fringe booties now $99.90, after sale $169.95 These looked really fun in person.
# 6 Vince Camuto Feina bootie now $99.90, after sale $159.95
#9 BP Tandem bootie now $79.90, after sale $119.95
I did end up buying two great pair of booties, just not pictured here.  I got these and these. 
1 | Fry Molly Tassel boot now $336.90, after sale $547.95
2 | Halogen Noble boot now $109.90, after sale $189.95
3 | Vince Camuto Melya Boot now $159.90, after sale $239.95
4 | Dolce Vita Silas boot now $199.90, after sale $299.95
Love all of these!!  I always have to try on over the knee boots since I’m so short, but adore the look, especially with skinny jeans, leggings and boho dresses.  
I fell in love with two pair of tall boots, so I didn’t try on the over the knee boots.  #cantybuyeverything! I bought these and these. 
1 | Ava tall suede boot now $149.90, after sale $224.95 *I bought this one!
2 | Aira knit scuff slipper now $72.90, after sale $109.95
3 | Nash Shearling boot now 119.90, after sale $179.95 
4 | Shaina knit boot $112.90, after sale $169.95
If all of these UGGS magically appeared in my closet, I wouldn’t complain!  UGGs are seriously so comfortable.
#1 is the one I bought.   I also comes in black.  It fits like a dream, but does have that classic UGG shearling inside, so it’s going to be too hot for a warmish day, but perfect for winter/cold days. 
Caslon overdyed skinny jeans now $48.90, after sale $79
Ah, forgot to look for these!
Halogen crewneck sweater now $49.90, after sale $78
I adore this sweater!  I actually have one similar that y’all are always asking about, but mine is old, so unfortunately, it’s no longer available.  This one is a great duplicate! It also comes in more colors and petite.
I didn’t see this sweater at my store, but I’d definitely recommend it!
Voluspa now $29.50, after sale $40
Antica Farmacista now $62.90, after sale $94
Nest candle due now $50, after sale $64
Candles make great gifts for a friend or for yourself!
MAC basic brushes now $52.50, $167 value
MAC advanced brush kit now $52.50, $165 value
Bobbi Brown cheek set now $50, $92 value
Bobbi Brown eye set now $65, $149 value
Zella jacket now $49.90, after sale $88
Y’all have heard me rave about Zella for years.  Their workout clothes are so well made, I’ve been happy with everything Zella I’ve purchased.
I didn’t have time to look at all the departments (had to get back home and feed Jordan), so I missed the athletic wear.  I might have to order this.  I’m crazy for that color!
Nike Free TR6 now $74.90, after sale $100
I saw this and it was as fierce in person.  Felt super lightweight and bendy too. 

Nike Air Max 1 now $85.90, after sale $115

Loved these sneaks too!  The mint is cuuuuttte!

ASICS now $119.90, after sale $159.95
ASICS are my first love running shoes.  The navy and hot pink on this one is 

Last Fall, I was pregnant with Jordan, so my wardrobe consisted of things I could fit over that baby belly.  Now that she’s here, I’m looking forward to dressing the non-bump!  I’ll be back tomorrow with a big ‘ole dressing room edition of ALL the things I tried on with a detailed fit/quality descriptions!



The giveaway has now ended!  Thank you so much for entering!

As a fun way to celebrate the sale together, and say ‘thank you’ for making HWH part of your day, I wanted to do a giveaway.  I’m giving away a $250 Nordstrom gift card and will announce the winner on July 21, the day before the sale opens to the everyone.  I’ll overnight the gift card (US and Canada residents only please) so you can get your shop on right away!

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Meet Megan

Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. Love! I adore the Halogen sweater and so much more! And actually I've got my eye on a little white dress there that I might buy for my wedding dress! We are having a tropical wedding in Key West in September! <3

  2. I was thinking new booties as I looked at the catelogue but the Rebecca Minkoff bag might be a winner. So excited to shop for fall stuff.

  3. This is hard to choose just one item as my favorite. I luv most of everything in the catalog. But if I had to pick one that I couldn't go without, it would be the Elizabeth James Crossbody bag. Thanks for the giveaway! ☺

  4. I love reading blog posts about the Nordstrom sale. Maybe someday I'll be a cardholder. I would buy booties and pumps with the $250

  5. So many things to pick from. I am not a Nordstrom shopper as their merchandise is way out of my price range. I do like the tennis shoes and the jewelry. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  6. My favorite item are booties and I always love a new bra or 4. Thanks for the hot picks list. I can't wait to shop away next week.

  7. I need some brown boots. I have a black pair from last year (first time I've worn long boots in YEARS 'cause I'm short and they are hard to find) and really love them. Going for a brown pair this year. I am also looking for some leggings – maybe a denim pair. And I would LOVE to get a cashmere poncho!

    Lynn F
    Newton NC

  8. There are so many things to love, but I am really loving the Rebecca Minkoff saddle bag. The Bobbi Brown eyeshadow palette is really nice too!

  9. Oh those UGG BOOTS!! All I've had are knock offs and the way you decribed them! Perfect for cold NH winter!!!! Love reading your blog every day, just finished decorating our guest room using your master as inspiration! Picking up a few more throw pillows today at TJ MAXX. SO excited with the way it turned out!

    I also want to say you're such an inspiration! I've recently gone through a significant weight loss (78lbs) and I have been loving all your fitness posts and snap chats! I'm getting together with a personal trainer next week to get advice on a home workout program and i'm so excited! SO thank you for all that you do! I know it's not easy with two kids!

  10. I love the grey Uggs boots you bought!! I would definitely splurge on those. Looks gorgeous & sexy, but cozy and warm as well is perfection in a shoe!!!

  11. thanks for the chance to win! I couldn't ever find booties that I loved last Fall, so I think I would choose 1-2 pairs of those! The perforated ones are super cute, and the chunky heel reminds me of junior high — haha — it all comes back around! 😉

  12. You showed so many cute things that I would love to buy! Thinking some new 'booties' would be on the list and that sweater with the lace sleeves!

  13. I was going to say my favorites were so many of the booties at the Nordstrom sale (I'm obsessed–especially the dark red!) But, after reading your post, I'm also super interested in the BP solar wedge–they are so popular and it is a great look to try!
    Thanks for the amazing post. So many cute ideas that I am going to be looking into buyin!

  14. I LOVE that Tory Burch purse!! Mama needs to splurge on that one 🙂 And, I love all of the tennis shoes for my son and daughter! It's such a perfect time to stock up on necessities for them too 🙂

  15. I'm in desperate need of a new pair of running shoes, so I would have to go in that direction and for something fun I would get Kendra Scott Earrings!!! I love your blog and enjoy reading it everyday!

  16. I always like to shop the sale for back to school sneakers for my kids. It'd be nice to get some nice tops for myself for work, too. Thank you for the opportunity! 🙂

  17. So many great deals! I'd love to stock up on some workout clothes, like the Nike Dri-FIT tank —and maybe get some new dresses for work, too.

  18. I already have $500 stuff in my shopping cart and I only have looked once…#howwilliweedthatdown Zella leggings and the Barefoot Dreams circle cardigan are two of my must haves this year. #nordstromiscallingmyname

  19. I would definitely re stock my workout clothes- I love all the Zella stuff on sale and pick up a couple Kate spade stud earrings that are on sale for bday and Xmas gifts for friends! Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

  20. I just had my first baby in May so I'd LOVE to update my wardrobe! My first purchase of nonmaternity clothes? Sign me up! Boots or that super cute sweater with the lace sleeves please:)

  21. I would love anything!!! I was pregnant last fall and winter so I would love to look super cute this year! I think I would start with some peep booties – I love that in Scottsdale you can show your toes year round. Or maybe some new skinny jeans…or a new TB cross bag to keep my hand free for two little ones.

  22. I am in love with that Rebecca Minkoff Vanity bag but I can't decide between the black or that gorgeous warm burnt orange color…or maybe I'll just get both lol.

  23. I have 25 things sitting in my cart right now…..seems like I might have to wean that down some, don't you think? Needless to say, I could use this gift card!!!

  24. Thanks so much for the giveaway 🙂 I'm a long time reader and love your blog. I would definitely get some Christmas presents and some black jeans for myself!

  25. As a mom of 4 I hate spending on me so I would definitely use the gift card for the booties. Something I wouldn't normally buy for myself! I'm thinking the Steve Madden's ❤️❤️

  26. I would buy the Vince Camuto booties! Love your blog – been following for a while! I always have trouble leaving a comment so I hope this one gets submitted….

  27. I would definitely take advantage of the jean sales now that my weight is at a more constant level after being pregnant with my 2nd, nursing, and finally getting to my ideal weight!

  28. I love that lace-sleeve sweater, too, and thought of you when I saw it in the catalog! I'm on the hunt for tall cognac boots this year– I was bummed not to fall in love with anything I saw online. I'll have to keep searching, though! I'd also love more Zella!

  29. So fun! I haven't typically been into Nordstrom simply because I haven't really shopped in a mall since having kids– but those boots ? Thanks for sharing!

  30. I thought the same thing when I got the catalog! I thought it was just me since I'm in my last trimester and feel like a beached whale, lol. After seeing your pictures and reading your thoughts though, I would buy myself the Rebecca M. saddle bag or some AG jeans as a present to myself for getting through the TX. summer super pregnant 😉

  31. Oh man, it is SO hard to choose one since I just bought I think 46 items and I am not done! LOL!
    But I am most excited about Cole Haan OTK Marina Boots. I was eyeing it since last year and they sold out very quickly! I am so glad they brought it back this year

  32. a TB purse, or maybe some new kicks!!! I also LOVE stocking up my philosophy facial cleanser during the sale. Thanks for the giveaway!!! Your blog is for sure part of my day!

  33. My wish list is growing! DV OTK boots, Tory Burch sandals, Rebecca Minkoff saddlebag to name a few. Love your blog!

  34. So hard to choose a favorite as I love so many things. I adore the sweater with the lace sleeves! Cozy and feminine. Great post Megan!!

  35. Ok, I'm definitely not ready for fall but all of those cute boots have me at least thinking about it – especially the Frye pair!

  36. I tried commenting when I entered the giveaway, but it didn't work, so hopefully I'm entered! I would for sure buy a pair of booties and some fun jewelry and that darling sweater if I have any money leftover. Thanks for the fashion posts- I'm a shortie too and its so nice to see what looks good on you! (Everything, basically!)

  37. I've got my eye on a Kennebunk Bliss plush throw to use in my baby nursery to cuddle up for those late night feedings… along with a whole slew of other things already saved to my wish list!

  38. I love those ASICS! They are also my go-to running shoes. And after I have this baby (any day now!) I will definitely need some motivation to get back in shape with some awesome shoes and workout gear! Also, love that Zella top!

  39. I would love to buy the Alexander Wang 'Darcy' tote… but it's already sold out!! Tons of other cute things to pick up, though. Zella crops are at the top of my list!

  40. Booties, booties and more booties! I haven't bought a pair yet, mainly because I can't decide on which one . . . but if I won, I could buy a couple of pairs! 😉 Thanks for the chance, I love your blog! Your kiddos are adorable, too!

  41. Seriously, I need everything but my fall wardrobe NEEDS the Rebecca Minkoff bag and Topshop leather jacket. Literally getting light headed just thinking about them…LOL thanks for a chance to win this amazing prize!!

  42. I love your blog. I moved to Dallas from San Diego and it has really been helpful to follow you. I needed a ton more sweaters etc. and you show the cutest stuff. I had the luxury of having 5 Nordys to shop at. Since moving I just follow your suggestions and order and return by mail.
    I am loving the Frye Cognac boots!

  43. Your blog is awesome! I love the variety you share – be it food, fashion, fitness, or fantastic home decor! 🙂 You're my inspiration!! I loved the mint Nike Airs. Those sneakers are too cute!!

  44. Love your blog and style ? I have a whole cart full of stuff ? I love Zella so I will be updating my workout clothes. I need some extra motivation to workout.

  45. I have been looking for a lace sleeve sweater likes yours forever, I've some close calls, but the one at Nordstrom's is perfect!!!

  46. Such fun picks! I did the same thing to my mailer! 🙂 I already have 18 things in my shopping bag. LOL I love that Rebecca Minkoff cross body!