Lesson Planning: The 7 P’s and the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

imageA while back I shared an organizational strategy I use called the 7 P’s. Proper Prior Planning really does Prevent Piss Poor Performance! Well, this is an important time of year and I need to be ready for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I use this sale to stock up on basics, shoes, and accessories for the school year. Many of the items you see me wearing on a regular basis are Anniversary Sale purchases.

Last year, I never received a hard copy of the Anniversary Sale catalog. The Nordstrom customer service agent told me I could access the catalog online and didn’t seem to understand why I was so upset. I tried to explain that part of my “proper prior planning” involved Post It notes and highlighters. She still didn’t get it and I never got a real catalog. As a result, I was a little frazzled while shopping and not as “on point” as I usually am.

Well, I received my catalog on Tuesday and I spent some time on Wednesday doing my initial look-through. I’ve marked items I’m interested in and now I’m ready to compile a list organized by department. I also need to check out the additional on-line options. So far, I’m loving the work outfit options. I’m a little disappointed in the shoe selection, but hoping the online options are better. I’m excited to try on several leather skirts, boots, some lace trimmed items, and a few amazing coats.

I will document all my purchases and keep you updated on how I incorporate them in my ever-evolving wardrobe.

Homework: How do you prepare for an annual sale?


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