Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 First Look

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 First Look

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 First Look here

Welcome to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 first look and survival guide. It's almost that time of year again. The biggest sale is just around the corner! This is your first look for the sale so I will be updating regularly once more information is available. Be sure to bookmark this page, because this will be your first look for everything you need to know about the NSale. 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale will begin on Friday, July 20 to Sunday, August 5, 2018. However, if you are a cardholder, that means you are allowed to have early access to the sale which begins on July 12th. Once the sale is live, you can shop it here

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Catalog here

Here's the breakdown on the dates: 

Early Access starts on Thursday, July 12 ends on Thursday, July 19.

Public Access starts on Friday, July 20 ends on August 5
August 6th: prices go back to original price. 

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is one of the biggest and best sales of the year! The reason why is because they put their brand new fall clothing all on sale. This isn't your typical sale. This is all new products that haven't even hit the store until the anniversary sale is live. This is also my favorite time of year! It's a great way to start your fall/winter shopping and save on those pieces. You can get nearly half off on items! 

Let's talk about the NSale last year. I have early access because I am a cardholder. Also, being a blogger has its benefits. Before the sale was live, I was able to see the lookbook and all of the pieces that were going to be on sale. I already had the exact items that I wanted to buy from the sale. The first day of the sale, half of the pieces that I wanted was already SOLD out. Once an item sells out, it's gone. 

That is why I highly recommend you to sign up for a card now because you want to gain early access to this sale. If not, the items that you might want could sell out. I would be so upset if you guys can't get the pieces that you want. 

Plus, there are other benefits to being a cardholder. You can earn reward points throughout the year, which are called notes, it's money that you can use towards the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. You can also earn reward points ar the following stores: Nordstrom Rack, HauteLook, and Trunk Club. 
If you do decide to sign up for Nordstrom Rewards, you will earn a $20 note that you can use for the sale. 

You can sign up here: Nordstrom Rewards

When does the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 post go live?

The sale will go live on the first day which is on July 12th for early access. I want the shopping process for you guys to be as easy as possible. You will be able to shop for everything from the sale directly off of here. I will be posting a blog post three times a week! I want this to be your one-stop shop for the sale. 
You can also follow me on Instagram. I love to post my favorite items from the sale and I'll also talk about my favorite items on my Instastories. Here is my post from last year Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here

How to shop the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: 

First, mark your calendar for either July 12th early access or July 20th for public access. Be sure to bookmark this page because this is where you will gain all the access for the sale and the best deals. 

Did you know that you can shop online and pick up your order the same day?!? I love their in-store pickup! As long as they the product(s) in store, you can order it online and pick it up from the store all in the same day. If you don't have a Nordstrom store near you, don't worry! Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns. 

Some tips on shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary sale: 

If you see anything that I posted on the blog that you love, you can bookmark it or add it to your wish list. Once you are done, you will have all the items that you want in one place. You are ready to check out! 
Another great way is if you follow me (anacvitnaovic) on the app, they also have a great feature that you can add items to your wish list. If you don't know, the app is an easy way to shop all of my outfits directly in one place or you can shop it on the blog here (you could also bookmark that page.) I will be posting exclusive content there as well. 

Shopping online would be the easiest way to shop the sale. Since this is such a popular sale the stores will be super busy. Online you can do curbside pick up, next day shipping, even international shipping. 

If you have any questions that I did not cover here or during the sale, you can always contact me by email or message me on Instagram @anacvitanovic or Twitter @acvitanovic. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale blog posts:

My favorite picks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: 
coming soon...  

Casual Summer Outfit

Casual Summer Outfit

Casual Summer Outfits

Happy Wednesday loves! During the summertime, I'm always about causal easy breezy outfits. Also, a statement piece that you can wear all summer long. This tunic (it's $49 which is super affordable)  one of those pieces that everyone needs in their closet. I know, I will get a lot question about sizing, and I am wearing an S/M. 

I love that you can style this top all season long. One way is how I styled it for this post. To be honest, the first thought that went through my mind when I tried this top on was how perfect would this be for the pool. If you are planning to go on a beach or tropical vacation this can be a perfect cover-up. Especially for all of my babes that are heading to Croatia this summer, this would be so perfect! (wink wink)

Then, once summer is over, you can transition it into the fall. An easy way to style this for fall is to change the hat to a fedora, change your sunglasses, and pair it with some ankle boots. Another way to style this tunic is to pair it with some jeans and do a French tuck. Side note, if you have been watching Queer Eye on Netflix you know where I got the term from. If not, I learned that a French tuck is when you tuck the front of your shirt only. This is one of my go-to ways when it comes to styling tees. It just gives you that effortless yet put together look. It can also really elongate your legs. If you style this tunic with a front tuck, it will still give you that easy flowy look for fall. I can see myself styling this top with some knee-high boots as well! 

Top: Chicwish / Shorts: Levi's / Sandals: Everlane / Bag: Celine / Hat: Nordstrom (on sale!) / Sunglasses: Urban Outfitters

Casual Summer Outfit 2018

Casual Summer Outfit Ideas

Best Summer Outfits

Summer Outfits 2018

Summer Tunic and Levis shorts

Best Casual Summer Outfits

Till next time! 
xo, Ana 

Skin Care Products that I am Obsessed with Under $100

Skin Care Products Under 100
Skin Care Products for Summer

Today's post is all about my current skin-care products that I am obsessed with and it won't break the bank. I was supposed to get this post up on Wednesday but I wasn't able too. I decided just to wait and get it up today. 

A couple of weeks ago, I went skin-care shopping, my skin started to break out so bad I had to do something to fix it. I never had an acne problem before. Now as an adult, I am starting to get "adult acne". I was breaking out so bad around my chin area and a little bit on my forehead. I told myself I need to do something so I decided to buy some skin products. Before heading to Ulta, I did some research and all of the products that I bought are amazing and I've been seeing huge results.  

Before I get into the products, I wanted to tell you a little bit about my skin. It's very sensitive so I have to be very careful with the products I use.  If not, it will make my skin break out even more. I received a PR package, a couple of years ago, it was a mud mask which I never posted about. I would never post about a product that I don't love. Anyways, it ruined my skin and took me up to a year to fix the problem. I spent so much money on skin-care products because I thought the more expensive a product is the better. I couldn't be more wrong. So here are all my current favorite products that are amazing and won't break the bank. 

If you have been following me on Instagram, you already know I have an obsession with Mario Badescu. I have been using their products for a couple of years now. I've tried everything from their face wash to moisturizer. I love everything that I've tried from their line, and love that it's affordable. Definitely, do your research before trying any products because I can suggest what works for me but it might not work for your skin type. Right now, I am loving the Super Collagen Mask (has amazing reviews!), Chamomile Night Cream, Vitamin C Serum (which everyone should add for summertime), and drying cream for your pimples. Side note, be careful with the drying cream because it can really dry your skin! 

Another product that I have raved about is First Aid Beauty. I noticed in the reviews that they are perfect for all skin types especially for someone that has sensitive skin. This might be one of my all-time favorite brands and I highly recommend to try them out. I've been using their products for about two years now and love it. Some of my go-to's are their face masks and face wash. They are starting to add makeup so I can't wait to try that out! 

I picked up an exfoliating facial wash that has changed my life! This was my first time trying it out and the brand as well. I bought the smaller bottle, just because, I wasn't sure how my face would react to it. I was going to give myself a facial (which I will write another post about) I need something to really exfoliate and clean deep under my skin. This facial wash did exactly that. It left my skin feeling so soft and clean. The review of this product was amazing which is why I would suggest it to anyone that is looking for a product to exfoliate your skin. After using it, I am definitely going to pick up some more Philosophy products and keep you posted on that. 

Lastly,  I've been loving Trader Joe's skincare line which is superrr affordable. I read so many articles on Facebook about Trader Joe's rose water facial toner so I had to try it out! I love it so much! I recommended it to my friends and my mom loves it as well. After noticing that the facial toner was really improving my skin, I had to try their other product out too. It's kind of a funny story. Since my mom loved the facial toner, we decided to go together and bought everything they had for your skin in store. Once we tried those products, we went back and there were so many people buying all of the products. They were pushing us out of the way. It was so crazy we had to buy everything in bulks, just because, everyone was buying it. HAHA. The real reason why I love their products is the ingredients they use. Most of their products are all natural! Some of my faves are the Nourish Antioxidant Facial SerumCitrus Body Wash with Vitamin C (all time favorite body wash), and the Nourish All-In-One Facial Cleanse (really cleans and get all of your makeup off). 

Well, that's all of the products that I am currently loving. I hope you guys really enjoyed this post. Let me know what products you are loving in the comment section! 

Best Skin Care Products
Sephora Skin Care Products
Ulta Skin Care Products
Trader Joe's Skin Care Products
Best Skin Care Products

Till next time! 
xo, Ana

Summer Basics that I am Loving

Summer Basics 2018

Summer Basics

I wanted to share some of my favorite summer basics that I am going to live in all summer long. Before I get into that, I did a poll on Instagram and I'm excited that there is going to be a new post up every Monday and Wednesday. My goal is to post twice a week (maybe three which would be on Fridays). This way everything will be organized and you will know exactly when there is a new post up! 

If you been following me for quite some time now, you know I love my basics. The trick with styling basics is adding a piece that will elevate your look. If it's accessories or layering a jacket it can really take those basic pieces to the next level. Plus, you can wear them all season long. I bought a white and tan tank from Madewell which I've been wearing nonstop. I'm sure I will continue wearing them throughout the fall. I'll just pair it with a cute cardigan or jacket. Best of all, those tanks are only $20 so I know I will add some more to my collection. 

Some of my favorite places to shop for everyday basics are Madewell, Everlane, Topshop, and Nordstrom. Ohh, H&M I can't forget about them. They have some amazing tees! I get so many questions about where I buy affordable basic wear. I'm going to share my secret. I don't think I've ever shared this on here, but Everlane is my secret store! They have everything you need when it comes to basic wear from button downs to tees. They just added denim which I have been debating on buying a pair of jeans. Everything on their site is affordable and amazing quality. You can't really go wrong! 

Madewell is my go-to! It has been my go-to store for a really long time. You can always find amazing classic pieces at Madewell. Also, I love how they take their basic wear to the next level. You can find tees with eyelet details or ruffle. 

 Topshop is where I tend to buy my jeans but I also love Levis which you can find both on Nordstrom. Nordstrom is really a one-stop shop that you can buy just about anything at. Also, I can't forget Shopbop. You can also find everything there as well. 

I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I'll see you on Wednesday for the next post! 

Tank: Madewell / Jeans: Topshop / Necklace: Bauble Bar

Summer Basics Under $100

Tank: Madewell / Tee: Madewell / Shorts: Levis / Distressed Shorts: Free People / Straw Hat: Nordstrom / Bow: Urban Outfitters 

Summer Basic wardrobe

Tank: Madewell / Jeans: Levis / Headband: Urban Outfitters 
Sandals: Everlane 

Summer basic must-have
 Madewell Whisper Cotton V-Neck Tank

Summer Basics

Till next time! 
xo, Ana 

Date Night Outfit for Summer

Date Night look

In the past posts, date night outfits have been a huge hit, so I wanted to do more of an updated look for summer. I think I might just make a series on the blog so I will keep updating it for each season.  

This cute little lace number is from Chicwish. My first thought about this dress was: 
1. I love it!! (It's one of those dresses that looks really good when you try it on.)
2. This would be super cute for a date night or even if you are attending a wedding during the summer. 
If you are following me on Instagram, I actually did a try-on. If you missed it, it's saved in my highlights under shop with a direct link to it. I really need to make a highlight for try-on only but for now, it is in my shop section. Basically, my point is that you should check it out because it gives you a closer look at the details on the dress. I also wanted to add that it runs true to size because I always get a ton of questions on sizing. I'm going to try to add that to every post but if you ever have questions you can always comment on my posts or comment on my photos on Instagram for a quick response!

Speaking of details, it's so gorgeous. The floral crochet is stunning and I love the sleeves and waist details. It shows your skin in a subtle but flattering way. That's exactly why I think it would be perfect for someone that's attending a wedding, date night, or just a girls night out.  

Lately, date night for Adrian and I is trying out new restaurants in Austin. If you have any recommendations, let me know! I can't wait till we go somewhere fancier so I could wear this dress. 

Thank you for stopping by! 
If this is a post that you love be sure to check out my two other date night post here and here

Dress: Chicwish / Shoes: Vince Camuto / Bag: Celine / Sunglasses: Celine

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Lace dress for summer

Summer dresses for 2018

Date night dresses for 2018

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Wedding guest dress for 2018

Till next time! 
 xo, Ana