Sooo my NSALE experience is a little different this year. At 8 weeks post-partum and feeling very this about myself, I’m only sticking to items I can work out in, throw on over workout clothes post-workout, or, well, shoes. No denim, dresses, or fancy shirts for me this year. Not till I get my body back. So there’s that fun/weird/owning it little disclosure.
And PLEASE feel free to skip over if this isn’t your thing. Hope and I have loved the NSALE since before blogging, so we wouldn’t share it if we didn’t love it in real life. Also being vulnerable and sharing real life dressing room pics and sizing which isn’t the most fun when you aren’t feeling so confident (plus harsh dressing room lights – ugh!). Anyway! That’s another reason I love Nordstrom…free shipping + free returns = I have lots more items on their way to me that were sold out in store. Trying on at home is 359180x better in my humble opinion.
To the dressing room…!
Settled for trying on this top after learning that these adidas leggings sold out. Still love the top but didn’t pull the trigger on it. I was happily surprised by the length. Covers the booty! Woo! Still love it…might grab it later, but I was too busy mourning the adidas legging sell out in store + online. (You best believe I’ll be stalking the restock — those items I’m stalking will be at the bottom of this post!) I want to talk your ear off about these leggings, but instead of rambling through this outfit I’ll do a synopsis at the bottom of the post too since I’m wearing them in every. single. picture. (Insert girl hair flip emoji here.)
When I put this shirt on Hope said, “Yeah, Elise, you love shirts like that.” YUP. Super soft flowy thermal tees? Give them all to me. I can see myself totally throwing one of these on over a workout shirt after class once these (literal) hellish temperatures drop! I tried to take a pic of the detail below so you can “see” how soft it is…but you just have to feel the goodness, I suppose. Also love the color of this because there are hints of lavender. Obsessed.
Did not like this tee as much as I thought I would. Nothing wrong with it, just didn’t see it being a repeat offender in my wardrobe. (But how could I love it after putting on that super soft shirt beforehand…) Totally prefer the thermal shirt above. This cardi is amazing but a bit expensive for a cardi in my opinion, so maybe Mom/Hope get one so I can borrow it sometimes. 😉 It’s like wearing a blanket.
Everyone and their mom is raving about this sweater. It did not disappoint. Definitely one of my favorite things of the whole sale! Size down. It still has length even in smaller sizes (see below). Hope snagged this one — only color available in store. I went ahead and ordered one in black. You’ll see me wearing it 39105x this fall + winter.
Pssst…see my diaper bag in the stroller? It happens to be part of the sale too! AND it’s made by a local NC company (woo!) AND it passes the sister test because Hope has one too (in the other color!). WE LOVE OUR DIAPER (BOSS) BAGS!
I’ve cut out alcohol for now in an effort to get my pre-baby body back (sad truth!), so I thought this shirt was very appropriate since the gym will be my release these days.
THE BEST LEGGINGS EVER
Is it weird that I could write this much on one pair of leggings? I mean, they’re pretty amazing. And I’m pretty sure we’ve even talked about them in Life Group before because everyone who has them raves about them. So here’s the lowdown if you’re interested:
They come in so many VARIETIES.
I’m telling y’all. I am LOYAL to this brand for a reason!
full length with mesh cutouts
high waist, full length with mesh cutouts
high waist full length
high waist midi
high waist crop
Not just for working out. Pair them with anything because…
They’re thick AND compressive.
Nothing about them is sheer. And they suck out in but are still comfortable! I actually tried on a pair of the (more expensive!) alo leggings that are part of the NSALE and immediately took them off and rejected them because they’re not as compressive as my beloved leggings!
They last for YEARS.
I bought THREE pairs of these (not part of the sale this year) 3 NSALES ago. (How’s that for a fun fact?) Y’all they’re still in incredible shape, and it’s not like I wear them sparingly. Like, it’s 100 degrees out and I still work out in them at the gym or wear them to barre. (I’ve worn them to 2 workouts this week already.) Then I REALLY overwear them in fall/winter when I bust them out mmmm probably 5-6x a week. This is my first time buying new pairs because I want to add some of the high waisted goodness to my collection! I’ll still be able to keep wearing my 3 pairs of old ones! THEY ARE THE BEST! A leggings investment WELL WORTH IT!
Here’s what’s on my Wish List on the Nordstrom website and waiting for me to add to cart as soon as the restock (hopefully) happens tomorrow…or, more specifically, at 3am EST tonight/this morning when the sale opens to the public:
Okay! That’s all for now. Hopefully the UPS man will be here soon with more loot that I’ll be able to show you from home instead of this dreadfully fluorescent lit dressing room!
If you want to see more of our favorites/top picks in every category, be sure to check out the #NSALE tab on the nav bar on the top of this page!
P.S. Want to see some video fit reviews of some of these outfits? Be sure to check out our stories on Instagram tomorrow morning as you shop!