The Smart Way to Shop a Sale + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Top Picks under $100

Happiest of Thursday's, y'all! If you're a cardholder at Nordstrom like me, then it's the best sale of the year...what I think Christmas in July is;) (Head straight to the Nsale here!) But really, I love buying Christmas gifts this time of year and not stressing during end of the year festivities.  Not a surprise though, if you know me and my habitual planning! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale opens to the public July 22nd and goes through August, 7th; however, if you have a Nordstrom card, you can shop it now!

This morning I woke up early and did cardio and by cardio I mean power shopping from my bed. I scrolled through the entire NSale and picked all of my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! And best of all? I rounded up items all under $100! But, let's wait a minute before we start shopping...

What do I think about when choosing items to purchase? Here's a look inside my head when I shop sales, which can help you shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale or any sale, really!

First of all, before I shop a big sale, I make a list of things I need (basics or classics, think new black skinnies) and things I want (trends, think statement heels with fringe). It's SO easy to get caught up in a sale and get a little crazy. You and your wallet will be happier if you plan a little!

Next, ask yourself these questions:

1) Is it versatile? (You want to wear it as much as you can, in different ways, right?)

2) How many seasons can I wear it in? (Both quality wise and fabric/structurally wise. The more seasons, the more use. This drives cost per wear down, which is what you want!)

3) If it's trendy, is it a neutral? (Here's why

4) Is it actually a good deal? (Sometimes they just aren't. Discern whether or not you're getting your bang for your buck.)

So, without further ado, here are my top Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks that are under $100! You can scroll through the images with the arrows and just click on an item to be taken to the web page! I divided the shopping categories into sections, even Men's! I feel like they get left out a little in sale posts ;) Happy Shopping!

Women's Tops

Women's Shoes

Women's Dresses

Women's Bottoms

Women's Outerwear

Women's Fitness and Loungewear

Women's Accessories

Home Goods

Men's Tops

Men's Outerwear

Men's Shoes

Have you shopped the NSale yet? What was your favorite item you got? Anything you're coveting? Asking for a friend ;) Oh, and if you want to go straight to the sale, to see if I missed anything, you can get straight to it here!

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