On Big Sale Days like Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access, you probably know I cut to the chase. I was able to preview a the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale on Tuesday night and I’ve selected the best of Early Access to make it easy for you.

I always concentrate on classics that will be in my closet for years.  I’m sharing the Top 20 or so items in each category.  Below you’ll find boutiques of the styles I truly love and are the Best of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access merchandise.

This sale is a great time to pick up items wear now and wear later items and replace items you love but have worn out.  That is a lot of what I’m doing this year!  Many of these styles I have already and love.  I’ve included details on most items.

I’ve been told that there will no new items added or restocks.  If you like something purchase it!  The only “restock” will be with returns.  I’ve noticed a few things are already sold out with ICON and Ambassadors shopping in store since Tuesday and online yesterday.

I will be updating the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Early Access Favorites tab on my website menu bar.  You can shop the categories individually on these pages on my site: Coats and Jackets, Dresses, Denim, Shoes and BootsSweaters and Tops, Handbags and Accessories, and Beauty Exclusives.

Easy links to categories you’ll want to shop on Nordstrom.comDenim, Sweaters, TopsDressesHandbags and AccessoriesBootsBootiesBeauty Coats and Jackets, Home, ActivewearMen’s, and Kids.

My Purchases So Far

I’ve had this pair of Stuart Weiztman boots for 2 years and they still look almost new.  I wear them almost every day once the weather gets cold.  I’m replacing a pair of nude suede booties from last year’s sale that I wore out with these more durable leather booties.  I also picked up these tall boots to replace an old pair.  These casual booties are replacing some open toe that I bought and never wore for just that reason…open toe boots?  What was I thinking! Ha!  These black booties are so comfortable and great with jeans or dresses/skirts.  I love the zipper detail.

I needed to replace my trench and picked up this pretty trench.  I couldn’t resist this dress.  It is another colorway of one of my favorite dresses from last fall.  I wore it on our cruise in Spain.  It’s a great wear now, wear later piece. I’ll also wear it as a skirt with a sweater layered over and belted in the winter.

There are two beauty tools that are part of my Nighttime Skincare Routine that is part of the sale.  This one lifts and tones (think non-invasive facelift) and if you buy only one beauty item this year, THIS IS IT!  Trust me it works!  If you are wanting to really improve your skin texture and skin tone, this R45 treatment is AMAZING!  I use it twice a year.

Be sure to follow Instagram and Instagram Stories.  I’ll also be favorites and more details on what I purchased there as well as on the Alicia Wood Lifestyle Facebook page!

Also, if fall shopping isn’t your thing right now, (and honestly, I get it!) check out my St. Lucia Packing List.  We are headed to the beautiful island soon for some much needed family time!




Just a sampling of the items in the category tabs on the menu bar!







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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019 Public Access Favorites + $800 Nordstrom Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy Public Access Day! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to all! Just like Early Access, I have combed through every item in the #NSale and selected the very best in every category to save you time. This great sale runs through August 5th but things sell out quickly so don’t delay!

July Favorites Under $150

July Favorites Under $150

It’s time for my monthly Favorites Under $150! As always, all of these items are under $150 and many are on sale! I’m sharing a few pieces to get us through the heat of the summer heat including swim favorites, lightweight pieces, and more.

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Last year, I shared My Favorite Five in several categories for the Nordstrom Sale.  Several of those have sold out so instead today I want to share a special edition of My Favorite Five: Looks from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


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The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

The Perfect Nude Lip for Summer + Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Beauty Favorites

Nude lip color is my go year round. These are my three products for the perfect nude lip for summer + my favorites from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

My Favorite Five For Glowing Summer Skin

I like to change my skincare up every once in a while. After seeing that you loved my Morning, Nighttime Skin Care Routine, and Winter Skincare Routine, I want to share the products I love using during the summer too! I’m sharing My Favorite Five skincare items for amazing glowing summer skin!

The Best Clean Sunscreens

The Best Clean Sunscreens

One of the main topics since I began writing almost 5 years ago is Clean Beauty. Since the summer has arrived, I wanted to share the best Clean Sunscreen Products that my family uses and loves. 

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There’s nothing like the feeling of planning a vacation especially if it’s last minute! With all that’s been going on with our family this spring, summer vacation got moved to the end of the list! But I’m excited to say we are going to the beach later this month! Find packing inspiration in this post!

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