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If Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, what comes next? In my book, it's the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. And before you roll your eyes, I do recognize the irony of a personal finance blogger spending money on (arguably) frivolous things. But just hear me out. I'm excited about the Nordstrom sale because it's the only one out there that discounts NEW merchandise, not old inventory. That means all the new fall and winter pieces are discounted right when they hit the shelves for the first time. Then they go back to full price for the rest of the season.
Since my everyday budget has a discretionary spending category, I have a monthly pool I can spend "just for fun." This month, I'm using the Nordstrom sale to pick up wardrobe staples that I'll wear over and over again: a leather jacket, a pair of riding boots, soft cardigans, a good pair of denim, suede booties. You know, the items that you find yourself wearing on repeat. Plus, it's the perfect way to get a head start on holiday shopping.
There are plenty of fashion bloggers covering the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but I thought it would be interesting to share a finance blogger's perspective, plus the items I picked up this year. And for all my male readers, I'll be including my picks for the hubby, too.