How to Prep for the N Sale

EEEEEEEEkkkkk the biggest sale of the year is in ONE WEEK! Whaaaaat?! How did that come around so fast again?

Don’t worry, I am READY! And you should be too!

I created this post to show you how to prep for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


PRINT CATALOG IS ALREADY OUT- if you have a Nordstrom card you should have received it in the mail

THE FULL PREVIEW goes online on Tuesday morning!! This will be on Nordstrom’s website and will be hundreds of pages long. You will be able to wishlist all of your favorite items and see EVERYTHING that will be available!

*Canada friends- your preview will be live on July 19.

Prepping for the N Sale

1.Get the Nordstrom Credit Card

Last year, so many of you were frustrated because you couldn’t shop the Pre-Sale Access. The Early Access is just for clients who have a Nordstrom credit card and who have racked up some points through purchases throughout the year. I remember by the end of the day on the first day of Early Access half of the items were already sold out :(. They have gotten a lot better about inventory over the years but production during COVID has slowed things down again.

It is probably too late for you to get at Level 4 if you aren’t already, so your next step would be to apply for a Nordstrom Credit Card so you can still shop before public access. Hurry and do it TODAY so that you can get it in time for Early Access. You will have to use the card to log in and check out.


I don’t make anything off you getting a credit card, I just want you to know how you can shop the sale before the public.

2.Make a List of What You Want to Shop

And give that list to me!! Haha! But really, leave comment below with your favorite purchase from last year and what you will be looking for this year! The N Sale has HUNDREDS of pages to scroll through, so it is MY JOB to show you the best of the best to cut out tons of shopping time for you guys.

Let me know what you are going to be shopping for so that I can make sure I post what you are looking for! That is what I am here for!

I will be doing some polls leading up to Day 1 to make sure I am featuring exactly what you guys are shopping for.

Here are some of my favorite photos/items from the past years:

the Miller Affect sharing how to prep for the n sale
The Miller Affect sharing Nordstrom Anniversary Sale important dates
The Miller Affect wearing cashmere under $100 from the Nordstrom Sale
the miller affect sharing her four favorite jeans under $50 form the N Sale

Check out these posts too to get an idea of what you will be shopping:

5 Most Popular Items from the N Sale

Cashmere for Under $100

Favorite Tan Shoes from the N Sale

Six Workwear Outfits from the N Sale

Four Jeans Under $50





I also had a full blog menu by category so you could shop individual categories separately (work wear, shoes, mens, sweaters, etc.) Annnndddd I had a page dedicated to all of my N Sale Try On Sessions!!

Important Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dates/INFO:

July 12: Early Access Starts at 3am CST. If I were you I would set your alarms to start shopping and check out every 10 items or so. If you keep things in your cart for too long they can get snatched up. I also recommend expedited shipping if available. Sometimes expedited shoppers can have access to the items before you and if you pick regular shipping items may be gone by the time they get to your order.

Which level are you? Click here and log in to Then on the left click on NORDY CLUB. You will be able to see your level there!

GUESS WHAT?! I will have a huge try-on session up as well as tons of dressing room selfies on instagram & on the blog AS SOON AS THE SALE GOES LIVE- at 3am CST!!!!

July 28th: Public Access Starts. This is a week later than previous years. They are really trying to give their cardholders the most benefits of the sale.

Can’t Wait!!!!!! I will cover this the same as I do every year- EXTENSIVELY!!! This year my new assistant will be modeling the clothes with me. She is 5’3 so it will be fun to show on a tall vs petite frame.

xox Amanda


  1. Anna
    July 9, 2018 / 9:24 pm

    I would love to see ideas for how to have cute comfy styles for postpartum bod (as I’m also due in November!). I want to look put together for holiday get together (but hello 4 weeks postpartum!), but also comfy.

  2. Sarah McClanahan
    June 27, 2018 / 7:08 am

    I would love to see snow boots or snow jackets. Is that even a thing?🤣 maybe a warm snow proof jacket? You know what I mean!

  3. Nikki
    June 27, 2018 / 4:37 am

    I would love to see cardigans, booties, and cute bags.

  4. Chelsea
    June 26, 2018 / 12:31 am

    Would love to find a great leather (or faux leather) black moto style jacket!

  5. Haley
    June 25, 2018 / 10:51 pm

    Would love to see some deeply discounted items- like $50 and under!

  6. Taera Bass
    June 25, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    I would love to see some boots and booties. I always try to get a few pairs during the sale. Also, sweaters for the fall and winter. Finally, it looks like they are going to have a few jeans. Thanks! (:

  7. Perry
    June 25, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    always looking for a solid staple coat for winter! also beauty picks, boots, and athletic pieces!

  8. Alex
    June 25, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    I’d love to see some nice workwear recommendations! I love finding nice pants and cute blouses on sale, since they’re often too expensive for me full-price. I’ll also be browsing the shoes for flats, low heels, and booties! <3

  9. Liza
    June 25, 2018 / 6:20 pm

    I would love to see some must have cashmere and booties!!!

  10. Nicole
    June 25, 2018 / 5:48 pm

    I really want to see some cute cardigans for fall and some of the great jeans on sale!

    • June 25, 2018 / 5:51 pm

      Perfect! Those are my specialties! xox Amanda

  11. Raisa
    June 25, 2018 / 4:38 pm

    I bought a ton of baby/ nursery stuff from the N sale last year. You should check out some of their baby things (and post your picks) like diaper bags, etc.

    • June 25, 2018 / 4:55 pm

      OMG so great to know thanks so much babe! xox A

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