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Lessons Learned from Shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

The #NSale is well past over but it doesn’t mean I’m not still experiencing the repercussions shopping the sale.

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The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is long and gone and I’m still reeling from all the shopping that I did during those 2+ weeks back in July. Candidly, I haven’t quite bounced back to my regular shopping habits since the sale and I’m wondering if it has anything to do with my constant need for more. As silly as it sounds, I feel like the sale triggered something within me. I’ve always been a shopaholic, of sorts, but the Nordstrom Sale somehow activated a different level to my shopping addiction.

Truth be told, I allowed myself to fall victim to the hype of the sale. If you read blogs or follow bloggers/influencers on social media then I’m sure you were bombarded with so much sale contend you were ready to punch someone in the face when it was all said and done. Well, imagine all of that ‘in your face’ promotion all while doing some sale ‘research’ of your own. It was like I was always doubling down on the Nordstrom site, and I was always finding something ‘cute’ and ‘new’ to share with readers. Eventually, the cute and the new found themselves at my doorstep and the boxes started to pile up. photo DSC_1068_zpsujc5nnut.jpg

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During the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale I left my morals and good intentions behind and went ham. Honestly, I let myself down. Sure, I love to shop, and you can always find me perusing the isles of Target, but going trigger happy while online shopping is not like me. Since the sale, I’ve been trying to work on my self -control/will-power but, to be honest, I’ve failed miserably.
I’ve been spending excessively this year, and to be frank, I don’t have the funds to do as much shopping as I have been, so I’m pretty disappointed in myself. Looking back at the NSale, and all sales really, I feel like I’ve learned to curve that ‘must have it now’ attitude just a little bit. I’m no pro, but I’m proud of the steps I’m taking to be more intentional with my shopping while I’m pumping sale content at y’all like it’s going out of style.

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Moving forward I know what I have to do. I’m not going to lie and say that I won’t be shopping for XX amount of days or that I’m freezing my spending for the year because, let’s be real, that isn’t realistic for me, but I can be deliberate with my spending habits when Big Daddy sales go live. The first step I’m going to take is to be prepared. Decide on a budget, make a list of no more than 3 items I’m considering purchasing, and set expectations. Being prepared for the sale is the most all-encompassing tip I can share with you. Having a strict budget set, a list of items compiled and setting expectations are major and can help curb the lure of one and done sale items.
I would love to know, how do you “shop smart”?

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