As a new grad with quite a bit of loans to pay off, I’m currently ballin’ on a tight budget. But that doesn’t mean the I can’t enjoy a good sale! My mom and I are religious about shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and have been for a few years now. We get some classic staples every year, along with some “fun” items.
With any sale, I think its incredibly important to remember that you should only get things you actually need, or at least items that you would buy even if they weren’t on sale. I know how easy it can be to get caught up in all the excitement of a sale and then suddenly you ended up spending a lot more money than you needed (or wanted) to. Especially with a sale like this were high priced items suddenly become so much cheaper.
So I wanted to share with you guys some of the classic things that we tend to buy, and a few of the items I’m considering splurging on this year. I definitely did NOT buy everything that I’m sharing with you guys – these are just the items that I strongly considered buying (or items I already have and love). And when I do get my items in the mail #onlineshoppingproblems, I’ll be sure to share my thoughts with you guys.
One of the things I’m struggling with for the sale this year is my weight. PA school was a huge source of stress for me and probably the most unhealthy time period of my life. I went from someone who worked out and ate healthy(ish) to a person who stress ate and barely felt like she had the time to sleep, much less work out. Ironically, this was also a time period when I learned the most about how to be healthy and how to counsel someone on how to integrate those qualities into their own life. Needless to say, now that school is over and my life has become less chaotic, I’m feeling really uncomfortable in my own skin. So a huge goal for me is to get back to being healthy and feeling confident by the end of the year (especially because I also have a bridesmaid dress I need to fit in to). This definitely affected some of the things that I chose to buy this year in the sale, and I did buy some items in a smaller size. Yes I know this is a no-no, but Nordstrom has such a great return policy that if I do end up not feeling comfortable in them by the end of the year (December is my absolutely must), then I’ll just return them. Why am I telling you guys this? Because I’ve made it my goal with this blog to be as honest as possible.
*heads up, if you do click on one of these links and buy something, I do get a tiny monetary kickback*