Daily Dose of Design: Save vs. Splurge: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites

Friday, July 21, 2017

Save vs. Splurge: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Favorites


The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially opened to the public! So if you don't have a Nordstrom card and have been dying to shop for the past week, your time is NOW! ;) A lot of items (most) have been re-stocked, and I'm even noticing a few things I didn't see before during Early Access. This sale is extremely diverse in its price points, and while the sale is mostly for fall items, there is some great summer finds too.
Since the sale is opened to the public and everyone can shop their hearts out, I put together a super fun Nordstrom Sale Save vs. Splurge! All of the "save" items are part of the sale, and some of the splurges are a part of the sale too. So in case you can't decide whether to save some money or splurge on a piece, here you go!

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Diamond Stud Earrings ($29.90) vs. Diamond Stud Earrings ($745.90)
Ribbed Cognac Cardigan ($31.90) vs. Cashmere Cognac Cardigan ($149.90)
Blush Loafer Mules ($52.90) vs. Gucci Loafer Mules ($650)
Druzy Lariat Necklace ($29.90) vs. Pendant Lariat Necklace ($90)
Gold Bar Cart ($149.90) vs. Gold Bar Cart ($1,169)
Suede Saddle Bag ($164.90) vs. Chloe Saddle Bag ($890)
Leopard Slide Loafers ($59.90) vs. Leopard Slide Loafers ($268)
Faux Leather Jacket ($64.90) vs. Leather Moto Jacket ($469.90)
Black Tory Burch Boots ($299.90) vs. Black Stuart Weitzman Boots ($655)
Blush Aviator Sunglasses ($35.90) vs. Blush Aviator Sunglasses ($203.90)
Two-tone Square Watch ($179.90) vs. Two-tone Square Watch ($1,869.90)
Black Faux Leather Tote ($44.90) vs. Black Pebbled Leather Tote ($349.90)

Every time I put together a save vs. splurge, I can't believe some of the similarities I find! Like these stud earrings that are under $30! Granted they aren't real diamonds, but they look gorgeous online and even prettier in person! They're nearly identical to the real, $745.90 pair (this is the sale price) for a fraction of the cost.

This saddle bag and this faux leather jacket are also identical to their pricier equivalent.

If you haven't grabbed these adorable leopard slide loafers yet, do so before they sell out again! They're back in stock in most sizes now, and they are back ordered as of now by a month or two (depending on size) but they're under $60, SO freakin' cute and super similar to the almost $300 Kate Spade pair.
The blush aviator sunnies on the more budget friendly side are on sale for $35.90; the similar black QUAY sunnies have been extremely popular, so I'm sure these will sell fairly quickly too! They're extremely similar to the Burberry aviators that are also a part of the Nordstrom sale, but still over $200 with the sale price. They're SO cute and a perfect splurge piece, but if you don't want to spend a fortune (we all know how I feel about having some cheaper pairs of sunnies for trips, etc!) the QUAY aviators are a great pick!

I couldn't stand how pretty this gold bar cart was when I saw it in the store last week! It's $149.90 and even after the sale it's still affordable! It's a GREAT size and I just love the shape! I know the 'splurge' bar cart isn't exactly identical, but it's super similar and it's over $1,000! It just goes to show how pricey these can be and what a great price the Nordstrom version is. It's a must have for entertaining! (ICYMI: 5 Home Styling Tips for Millennials)

What are you eyeing from the Nordstrom Sale? If you shopped early access, is there anything you're grabbing now that it's back in stock?
Happy shopping!!!

XOXO -A

46 comments:

  1. Love this! It is so hard to justify spending a ton of money on basics. You really took the guess work out of it!
    xo Jessica
    www.whatsfordinneresq.com

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  2. This is awesome! I am a total sucker for budget-friendly fashions, and your finds are amazing! Thank you so much!

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  3. I love a nude and black combo! These picks are soooo good!
    http://stopdropandvogue.com

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  4. Loved the sale this year. I might go back for more haha.

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  5. What a good splurge vs save guide!!!

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  6. What great finds! I love finding designer dupes! You've put together a really good list. Time for me to shop them ALL now :P

    Jenn
    www.honeydewblog.com

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  7. Talk about a huge price gap! I had no idea. I have only been to nordstroms once or twice and it wasn't even for me it was for my daughter who was buying Toms.

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  8. I love that ribbed cardigan! So sad it's out of stock.


    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

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  9. ahhh such good steals and deals! I love designer dupes! i actually like more of the steals than splurges!

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  10. I love this post babe! That bar cart needs to be in my house like now

    - xo, Azanique | www.lotsofsass.com

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  11. Wow, they really are so similar. I love those boots!

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  12. I love a good splurge or steal!! Definitely shows you can really find affordable pieces that look just as nice as designer!

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  13. OMG GIRL. This post is so good. So so good. YOu found the BEST dupes!!! I'm so impressed!!!

    Coming Up Roses

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  14. GIRL, I LOVE a good sale v splurge post!

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  15. So many great picks! You made this so easy to shop!

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  16. Omg! You're amazing! You've help save me some big bucks. Love your save vs. splurge post. So unbelievable that several of the items are almost identical! This is such valuable info..,so happy!

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  17. This is a great side-by-side comparison!!! Thanks SO much for this roundup!

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  18. So many good things at the Nordstrom sale!

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  19. Wow, these comparisons are awesome, love seeing it put together like this. I am always one for finding the best price so this sale is for me!

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  20. Great tips! I actually liked a lot of the cheaper options better - especially the cardigan and leopard mules!

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  21. I think that this is a great idea. And it is amazing of how similar the cheaper items are compared to the more expensive items.

    Bryant
    www.iambryantw.blogspot.com

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  22. I love this type of post!! So many perfect dupes for a fraction of the price!!

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  23. Love this type of post, I need those leopard loafers!

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  24. Wow. These fashion garments look really well and I hope that having these, we will be able to have some comfortable wear.
    Emma Charlotte | TheAcademicPapers.co.uk

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  25. You found so great saves!! I splurged quite a bit in early access and did all my saving yesterday when it went public :)

    Joy
    www.basicallyjoy.com/

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  26. So when I was checking out the images, I straight-up thought the steal side was the splurge side. Clearly you did an excellent job finding pieces and I love how this is a new take on the sale!

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  27. Ohh thanks for the roundup! I love all these picks!

    Lauren
    http://www.basicbabelauren.com

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  28. Wow this is a great post!! Love what you've shared and love how you showed the different price points! This is great!

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  29. I'm definitely more in favor of the save items, but I love how you broke it down with options for different budgets!

    www.pennypincherfashion.com

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  30. Sometimes the cheaper versions are way better than the expensive ones! Love this comparisons!

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  31. This is awesome!! I am always up for a better deal!

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  32. Haha love your angle of the sale! The blush mules are my fave!!

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  33. These are some great finds!! I like the save options better for some of these too haha :)

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  34. The best sale ever! Love your picks!

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  35. These are great selections from the sale!!!

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  36. Ohhh, this is a touch one, but the save pieces are just as fabulous! Love your picks! XO

    Anna || A Lily Love Affair

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  37. This is such a great post girl. And love your picks!

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  38. Your splurge vs save finds are so good!! Xx Julien

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  39. lovelovelove the way you broke everything down for me. THANKS GIRL.

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  40. the colours palette of these picks is everything!!! loving the browns!

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  41. You had me at leopard shoes... this looks like such a great sale!

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