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Alright, who’s excited for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? As many of you may know, this sale is an awesome way to stock up on clothes and shoes for fall, and it comes just in time for back to school shopping! I set aside a little money each year to stock up on some fall clothes, because there’s nowhere else you can find next season’s clothes at last season’s prices.
This year, I wanted to explore what’s in it for the active gals like myself. I’m always on the lookout for multifunctional pieces that are great for running and can be worn outside of the gym. Selection of athletic wear in store is actually somewhat limited, so I’ve scoured the website to find the best pieces (so you don’t have to!).
Side note: some of these products may be temporarily sold out, but I’ve noticed that after the first week, stock tends to be replenished when things get returned. Especially because a lot of these items are pretty niche and don’t have as much stock as the mainstream stuff, I’d check back if you don’t see your size right away – that’s what I’ll be doing, anyway!
Yoga to Brunch
Okay, this outfit is going to be my new Friday morning yoga outfit, because I will not feel like a complete slob putting Women’s Bp. Stitch Curve Hem Cardigan and Women’s Adidas Gazelle Sneaker on as I roll into the office. I admit, these Women’s Sweaty Betty Zero Gravity Print Ankle Leggings are a splurge, but they are so pretty and I don’t have anything like them. I can’t wait for them to get here. Smartwool also makes uber breathhable socks, and these Women’s Smartwool ‘Hide And Seek’ No-Show Socks, Size Medium – Black will look nice with the sneakers. Oh, and the Women’s Zella Crop Swing Tank comes in three different colors, so I may have to buy them all. It looks really lightweight and perfect for summer and spring (even though it’s a fall item)! The Women’s Brooks Just Right Seamless Racerback Sports Bra will go under it perfectly.
Run around Town
I’m swooning over this Madewell scarf, and just had to find a way to take it with me to the gym. I think it’ll complement these running shoes (which are a neutral, if that’s your correct fit) and these tights that I LOVE. I actually recently got the capri version in my Mercury Mile box and can’t stop wearing them. The bomber jacket is very trendy right now and so comfy. I think it will go perfectly over this adidas tank and Brooks sports bra (make sure to check out the details on each one – the Brooks’ back is awesome, and the logo on the tank is very subtle, which I love.).
Form and Function
This collection was put together with both pieces you’ll find me running in this winter, and items that I plan to take with me when I travel to Europe this fall. Killing two birds with one stone is essential when you’re traveling, so it would make perfect sense to use these when you’re traveling for a race or something like that when you don’t want to pack multiple outfits for one day. This Zella top is so flattering and feels very breathable, and the sports bra looks super comfy if you don’t need a lot of support, while these trainers would be perfect for long days of walking or going to a class. I can’t wait to try these new socks and I’ve had my eye on a Hershel backpack for awhile. And, on yeah, it’s tough to find a good technical pair of leggings for less than $75, so these Brooks leggings are a pretty good deal (and I love the quality of their gear).
What pieces caught your eye? Let me know – looking at this post during the preview period has made me so excited that I’m dying to chat with people about it. Cheers!