I’ve become quite a loyal Nordstrom shopper. I used to think the Seattle based department store was just for the rich, and I would only duck into one at a mall to use their nice restroom and then hastily exit back into more familiar territory. But in the past few years I’ve discovered that Nordstrom truly offers quality merchandise in a full range of prices, plus they have customer service and policies that outrank all others. As a result of shopping Nordstrom regularly I accumulated a lot of Nordy Notes, their customer loyalty rewards. So today I thought I’d share with you what I bought with my Nordy Notes recently.
While I want to share with you how this outfit came together – because I think it’s the bomb! – let’s go ahead and focus on my Nordy Notes purchase first. I definitely purchase more as a fashion blogger than I would otherwise, so yes, I accumulated quite a few Nordy Notes to buy this Allsaints Dalby leather biker jacket, but I also intentionally saved up my Notes over a full year to make a sizable purchase.
I’d been looking for a leather moto jacket that fit me properly for about three years when I finally landed on this oxblood jacket with bold silver hardware. I love the slim fit, the functional hardware (the lapel actually snaps open to the jacket), the supple leather and the rich brown color. I especially struggled to find a moto jacket that would fit me in my upper arms, but this Allsaints jacket checked that box, too.
Nordstrom’s Nordy Club is a free customer loyalty program open to anyone. Registered members can earn 1 point per dollar spent, but if you have a Nordstrom credit card you earn 3 points per dollar you spend. Nordstrom also frequently offers bonus events in which you can earn up to 10 points per dollar spent, and at different levels you get a certain allotment of bonus days on which you alone earn double points on all expenditures. So you really can rack up the Nordy Notes if you shop strategically at Nordstrom, all the while staying in your lane by sticking to your budget and your personal wardrobe strategy.
I believe in smart shopping. My goal is to build (over time) a wardrobe that works beautifully for me and that I enjoy wearing, while staying within my budget. I think it’s wise to choose a few stores that offer styles that resonate with me as well as customer perks that work for me to shop loyally. That way my purchases go a little further as I accumulate customer rewards that eventually help me buy those big ticket items I want but can’t necessarily afford at regular price.
I actually ordered this jacket at full price originally, charging every penny. But I only did that so I could try it on for fit. Then I contacted Nordstrom’s excellent customer service to get a refund and use my Nordy Notes to repurchase the jacket. Just days later the jacket went on sale and I was able to get a price adjustment. Score!!!
Okay, enough about my Nordy Notes purchase. But I just wanted you to know how deep an impact a good loyalty program can make in completing a wardrobe you love. Let me know if you have any questions about Nordstrom or their Nordy Club, but you can also get all the information and sign up here.
Unfortunately my exact Allsaints leather oxblood moto jacket is almost sold out and only available in a few (very small!) sizes. It is still on deep sale, however. Also, you might want to check out other Allsaints leather jackets that are discounted for Cyber Monday here. I expect them to return to full price Wednesday (or sell out). And if you don’t have the Nordy Notes handy and the prices of those are prohibitive, you’ll find a fuller price range of leather jackets here.
- Genuine leather jackets in Nordstrom’s Cyber Monday Sale
- Faux leather jackets in Nordstrom’s Cyber Monday Sale
There really are options in every price range. But I do expect these prices to go up across the board tomorrow.
By the way, everything else I’m wearing is deeply discounted for Cyber Monday as well. My cashmere turtleneck is from last year, but you’ll find the same heathered winterberry color in a cashmere cowlneck at Talbots for 50% and other color options in their regular cashmere turtlenecks, too.
But cashmere is going fast at Talbots. Today everything is 50% off, plus you get $50 off every $200 spent. Amazing! And you’ll get free shipping. Hurry! These deals end at midnight.
I accessorized my outfit with silver jewelry. I’m wearing the Kendra Scott Tegan slider necklace (at Nordstrom) in bright silver, but it also comes in gold. Or you can get it in silver, gold and rose gold at Kendra Scott. Today only the necklace is 30% off at either retailer. I’m wearing my Halogen brushed silver teardrop earrings. They’re also available in brushed gold.
My jeans are from Ann Taylor, and they’re also offering 50% off everything PLUS free shipping. Use code CYBER. While my exact booties are no longer available, I’ve found loads of comparable booties to include in the shopping widget below. And all of them are deeply discounted for Cyber Monday.
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Be sure to check out my Cyber Week Sales page for all the updated sales information. I’m amazed at how many of the great sales offered over the weekend have gotten even better today. Retailers have definitely upped the ante by throwing in free shipping but also additional incentives for cyber shoppers.
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By the way, today’s post was not sponsored by Nordstrom. Even if it was I’d share my true opinion, of course. But I genuinely love the quality and customer service at Nordstrom, and I just wanted you to know about my Nordy Notes purchase.
Blessed for My Day
This morning my Advent devotional in my First 5 app was on Mary’s Magnificant. This is the prayer of praise Mary spoke when she visited Elizabeth before the births of John and Jesus. This passage is one of my favorites from the Christmas story, but it’s often overlooked in the telling of the nativity.
I love that Mary chose to magnify the Lord. She made a decision to make Him large while minimizing the circumstances of her life. She also chose to make Him bigger than herself. Of course, God is already larger than life, whether we make Him so or not. But oh how it helps us to keep things in perspective when we choose to magnify the Lord while we humble ourselves and dwell less on the circumstances around us. Today I’m meditating on Luke 1:46-49. I invite you to join me.
And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior.
For He has had regard for the humble state of His bond-servant;
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed.
For the Mighty One has done great things for me;
And holy is His name.” ~ Luke 1:46-49