Nordstrom Anniversary Sale- Splurge or Save

 It's that time of the year again.  The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is in full swing and I'm sure that you have seen at least one blogger do a try-on haul of the sale by now on Instagram.  I'm not going to lie, I actually do enjoy seeing what everyone buys.  I mean I would be excited too if I got to shop the sale the first week and leave with six bags full of goodies.  However, I have to wait until the sale goes public on July 28th to shop it.  This isn't a bad thing though.  It actually gives me plenty of time to plan out my wishlist and think about the items I really want, then enough time to talk myself out of it and look for affordable options. 

I love Nordstrom and I've been following this sale ever since I got into this whole blogging/influencing world.  Some of my favorite bloggers do a great job covering the sale and I have had a chance to see what items are worth purchasing and what items come and go.  It gives me a good idea of the clothes I would splurge on and what I will save on. 

Every year I make a wishlist and then use that list as my shopping wishlist for fall.  Most years I go for the saves, but this year I have saved up some of my RewardStyle money, so I'm hoping to do a little shopping in the sale.  I've gone through some of my favorite items in the N-sale and found similar affordable options at other stores I shop at.  This way you can pick out what N-sale items you feel are worth a splurge and what items you would rather save on.

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Spanx Faux Leather Leggings $64.90 vs. Aerie Crackle Leggings $27.47


I went with the save last year and bought a pair of Aeries Crackel leggings.  They were a great affordable option to the Spanx leggings.  They fit true to size and are slimming and supportive.  The only negative that I found was that the shiny finish seemed to fade after too many washes. This year I think I may splurge for the Spanx. 

Treasure & Bond Cotton Midi Dress $38.90 vs. Amazon Crewneck Midi Dress $25.99


This dress is high on my wishlist in the Nordstrom Sale, but I've also been eyeing this Amazon dress all summer.  I ended up going with the Amazon dress for $13 less.  I will let you know what I think when it comes in next week!! 

Daydreamer Rolling Stone Graphic Tee $44.90 vs. Target Rolling Stone Graphic Tee $12.99


This is a no-brainer for me. I would never spend $45 on a t-shirt.  The Target T-shirt is the one I would go wit.  I am not a huge fan of graphic tees, but I do like the colors in this one and I could get used to wearing a Rolling Stones shirt. 

Madewell Kent Cardigan Sweater $58.90 vs. Amazon Open front Cardigan $17.99


This Madewell cardigan in the Heather Eggplant seems to be on everyone's wishlist.  I found this pink cardigan on Amazon that is the same style but much more affordable.  I will let you know how I like it when it comes in!

Zella Snow Wash Rib Bike Shorts $35.90 vs. Amazon Tummy Control Biker Shorts $17.50


I've heard amazing reviews of all Zella leggings. so I know that these bike shorts are pretty great.  However, I own these Amazon tummy control bike shorts and I love them!  They are so good and for the price difference, you really can't go wrong!

Spanx Suit Yourself V-Neck Tank Body Suit $44.90 vs. Express Contour Double Layer V-Neck Body Suit $25.50



There is no doubt that the Spanx bodysuit is going to be a good one, but I just bought this Express body suit and really love it!  It's about $20 cheaper and I feel like there is a lot I could buy with 20 extra dollars!

Barcha Initial Pendant Necklace $29.90 vs. Amazon Gold Initial Necklace $6.99


This cute initial pendant caught my eye in the sale.  I love a good monogram necklace!  This one is a tough one for me.  At first, I felt that the splurge on this one would be a better option because I was afraid that the Amazon necklace wouldn't last as long, but after talking to a few people who have the Amazon dupe I hear it's actually good quality.  So I would save on this! 

Moonlight Short Pajamas $29.90 vs. Target Pajama Set $21.99


I'm going to go with the splurge on this one because I don't really feel like it's much of a splurge.  After looking around at the prices of pajama sets, $30 actually seems very reasonable and that's why this set is on my wishlist. 

Free People Leo Henley Tee $45 vs. Amazon Waffel Peplum Blouse $21.98


I do love the look of the Free People top, but I typically don't spend that much on a cozy top. Amazon is my go-to for tops like this, that's why I would definitely go for the save in this case. 

Schutz Myreh Block Heel Sandals $74.90 vs.Amazon Braided Block Heel Sandals $39.99


I love the style of these braided block-heel sandals.  Both pairs are really cute!  I have a very similar style shoe (HERE) that I love, so I am not in the market for this item, however, I would probably go with the save on this one!

Vince Camuto Welland Booties $99.90 vs. Walmart Bambo Block Heel Sidecut Booties $34.99


I always say this but I live in Michigan so I do not spend a lot of money on my winter shoes.  They will get ruined.  This is a save for me.  I have a couple pairs of booties from Walmart and I love them!  

7 For All Humanity High Waist Straight Leg Jeans $138.90 vs. Kenzi High Rise Slim Fit Straight-leg Jeans $29.97 



These jeans in the NSale are so cute, but the price tag is too high for me.  I found a similar pair at Nordstrom Rack.  I love this style of jeans right now and this is such a good deal!


I want to know, which items will you be splurging on and which will you save?  Leave it in the comments!

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