It’s that special time of year when the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale rolls out the savings, and our credit cards see some extra miles and points. Out of the hundreds of products available on the site, here are the pieces that really caught our eye and would help make things a little easier, more fun and extra luxurious—cause you deserve it.
Clare V. Tote Bag
Indulgent? Absolutely. But after years and years of carrying our stuff around in those free canvas bags that seem to multiply like gremlins, we think you deserve an upgrade. This classic leather catch-all has an extra-large interior pocket to fit all the things, a shoulder strap to keep you hands-free and a magnetic closure to keep everything contained. And it will last for years to come.
Buy it here, $332.90 ($550 after sale).
Chuck Taylor All Star Slip-On Sneakers
Mornings—okay, let's face it, life—is a whole lot easier when slip-on shoes are in the picture. These Chuck Taylors All Stars are re-imagined in leather, meaning they can take a beating and still look good for months, if not years, to come.
Buy it here, $35 ($60 after sale).
Charlotte Tillbury Collagen Lip Gloss Set
Charlotte Tillbury has a cult following and for good reason. If you haven't joined the legions of fans (yet), then try this full-size, limited-edition set that includes the iconic shades Pillow Talk, Walk of No Shame and Refresh Rose. You'll love the lip-pumping, volume-inducing action with cooling sensation from the peppermint extract. But what makes these especially worth it is the ability to skip your full-face makeup routine, swipe this on your lips instead and look and feel ready to tackle the world... and morning drop-off.
Buy it here, $68 (a $105 value).
Nova Ultrasonic Aroma Diffuser
Aromatherapy is shown to reduce stress, anxiety and improve sleep, among other therapeutic benefits. This decorative aromatherapy diffuser is easy to use (just add water and the essential oil of your choice, then turn it on). But one of our favorite parts? It has an automatic shutoff so you can set it and forget it.
Buy it here, $35.90 ($44.99 after sale).
Iveta Abolina Birch Wood Cutting Board
This cutting board is almost too good-looking to use. We said almost. The marble and paint-splatter design will make whatever you're chopping look chef-worthy–whether it's fresh herbs for a salad or oranges for that Stanley Tucci Negroni (yes, we're still thinking about it). PS: Buy a couple of these and gift as house-warming presents!
Buy it here, $22.90 ($35 after sale).
Stagg EKG Electric Kettle
Let's face it—those tea kettles that warm up on the stove take forever. Who's got time for that? This modern version heats up water in less than five minutes, but you can also customize your temperature, so if you like your pour-over coffee or tea extra hot, just set it and forget it. We also love the precision-pour spout (those that have been sprayed by hot water while pouring their cuppa know what we are talking about).
Buy it here, $119.90 ($169 after sale).
Barefoot Dream Blanket
We've all heard the hype surrounding the Barefoot Dream blanket (Chrissy Teigen practically lives in hers), but the hundreds of five-star reviews confirm it—everyone loves this super-soft, luxurious throw. As one person described it, "Imagine wrapping yourself up in the inside of an Ugg boot and then multiply that softness by 1,000." We're sold.
Buy it here, $119.80 ($180 after sale).
Jo Malone Candle Set
Jo Malone candles are famously expensive, but thanks to Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, you can purchase a limited-edition set without dropping as much cash as they usually demand. The Peony & Blush Suede is a soft, blooming scent, while the Lime Basil & Mandarin is a fresh citrus smell cut with herbs. Plop one of these into your bathroom and you'll feel as if you've been transported to a spa—at least aromatically.
Buy it here, $94 (a $140 value).
UGG Harrison Waterproof Moto Boot
When the fall season hits, along with the change in the weather, these boots will become your go-to. We love the waterproof finish and rugged rubber sole, along with the edgy, don't-mess-with-me style that works well with both jeans and dresses.
Buy it here, $109.90 ($160 after sale).
Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting Exfoliant
A secret weapon when it comes to smooth skin, this exfoliant helps to fight fine lines and wrinkles while giving your skin more radiance. Be sure to only use it at night or if you don’t plan on being in direct sunlight.
Buy it here, $39 ($59 after sale).
Gorjana Crescent Pendant Necklace
Every mom needs a good piece of statement jewelry! Available in 18k plated gold or silver, this gorgeous necklace will definitely turn heads.
Buy it here, $51.90 ($78 after sale).
SPANX Faux Leather Leggings
These leggings look good on everyone, and with SPANX’s famous power waistband, you’ll look slimmer every time you put them on. Plus, the faux leather fabric is totally chic.
Buy them here, $64.90 ($98 after sale).
Wolf’s “Caroline” Travel Jewelry Case
That statement necklace in your cart? Yeah, you’re going to need somewhere to stash it when you head out on that well-deserved and long-overdue vacation. This jewelry case comes in three different colors, has seven ring rolls, three necklace hooks and an anti-tarnish LusterLoc lining so all your baubles will stay bright and shiny.
Buy it here, $69.90 ($105 after sale).
—Red Tricycle/Tinybeans Editors