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NSALE Hits & Misses: Activewear

July 8, 2022

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Team LIY

Zella Sweatshirt // Spanx Skort [TTS, wearing in small] // Nike’s [TTS]

The 2022 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially here, and we’ve been elbow deep in trying the pieces so you don’t have to! We’re sharing what was a hit and what was more of a swing and a miss in today’s post, specifically for tops and sweaters! Don’t forget to join the LIY Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Facebook Group where there are nightly giveaways happening!

PS You can check out Erin’s FULL Hit’s & Misses blog post in one spot right here!

PSS Consider THIS your NSale headquarters, with all the content in one spot!

While we’re hitting publish today on this post, we still have a decent amount of items to try on. With that being said, we will be updating this blog post often with new hits & misses so keep checking back! 

If you have been shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale already, you may have missed a thing or two, but have no fear – you have until July 31st to purchase the products at a major discount. After that, prices will go back up to normal.

ANNIVERSARY SALE SHOPPING TIPS & TRICKS

  1. Anything that you love and want for yourself, add to your wish list and check out once the sale is live for your card level [reminder: if you don’t have a card, the public sale starts July 15th]! If it isn’t currently available in your size and color preference, things are always coming in and out of stock, so check back often!
  2. Remember that Nordstrom always offers free shipping and free returns! Because of this, I would recommend ordering two sizes on things you are unsure of, to make sure that you can get it at the sale price and return the one that doesn’t work!
  3. Some of the items I mention may currently be out of stock, but check back often for restocks! We’ll also be notifying you of restocks over on our Facebook page and #NSALE group [highly recommend joining the group for a ton of helpful info and nightly giveaways!] 
  4. Keep in mind that while the sale lasts until 7/31, things go quick so don’t be like N*Sync and have to say “bye, bye, bye” to everything before it’s gone – shop early!
  5. If there’s anything I didn’t cover and you still have questions, ask away below and I’ll answer right here so check back! For more Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts, click here!
  6. BUT WAIT THERE’S MORE — to see even more #NSALE looks from the team, be sure to check out our lookbook and click on NSALE LOOKS for even more goodness!

HITS

Erin: 5’4″ / Size 2 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Get Moving 14-Inch Skort • Spanx [true to size, wearing in small] // Cara Lite Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt • Zella [size up if in between, wearing in small but could do medium] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Studio Luxe High Waist Pocket Leggings • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Relaxed Long Sleeve T-Shirt • Zella [true to size for an oversized fit, size down if more fitted, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Shirred Up Shorts • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Ultra Run Sports Bra • Sweaty Betty [true to size, wearing in 36DD] // Performance Mesh Tank • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Relaxed Long Sleeve T-Shirt • Zella [true to size for an oversized fit, size down if more fitted, wearing in small] // Studio Luxe High Waist Pocket Leggings • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Lenny Robe • UGG // Genuine Shearling Slipper • UGG [true to size]

2-Pack CozyChic™ Socks • Barefoot Dreams

Genuine Shearling Slipper • UGG [true to size]

Barefoot Dreams Cabin Cardigan [true to size] // Spanx Faux Leather Leggings [size up if in between, wearing in small] // Genuine Shearling Slipper • UGG [true to size]

Lauren: 5’6″ / Size 8 Bottoms / Medium Tops

Zella Relaxed Long Sleeve Tshirt

Zella Relaxed Long Sleeve Tshirt [true to size, wearing in medium] // Leggings [true to size] // Sneakers [true to size]

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P Bottoms / XXS-XS Tops

Sweaty Betty Women’s After Class Relaxed Hoodie

Sweaty Betty Women’s After Class Relaxed Hoodie [true to size, wearing in medium] // Zella Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings [true to size, wearing in medium]

Zella Faux Leather

Zella Faux Leather Longline Sports Bra [true to size, wearing in Small] // Zella High Waist Faux Leather Leggings [Size down if in between, wearing in Small but need XS] // Zella Mixed Media Jacket [size down if in between]

Nike Dri-Fit Shorts

Zella Twist Back Top [Size down if in between, wearing in XS] // Nike Dri-Fit Shorts [Size up if you’re Pear Shaped, wearing in Medium] // Zella Mixed Media Jacket [size down if in between]

Claire: 5’5″ / Size 8 Bottoms / M-L Tops

Zella Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt

Zella Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt [Pink Rouge, Large] // Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Flare Pants [TTS, Medium] 

Nike Jacket

Nike Jacket [size down] // Zella Leggings [TTS] // Sneakers [TTS] 

Zella Flare Pants

Sweaty Betty Zip Jacket [TTS] // Zella Live In High Waist Pocket Flare Pants [TTS, Medium]

Katy: 5’4″ / 22 wks Pregnant / 2 Bottoms / XS Tops / Sizing up 1-2 Sizes for Pregnancy

Nike Oversized Hoodie

Nike Oversized Hoodie [sized up for 21 weeks pregnant but could’ve still done normal size for oversized fit] // Zella Ribbed Biker Shorts [sized up two for pregnancy] // Amazon Essentials Tee [true to size] // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5]

ALL THE COMFY PLEASE 🤩😎 I have been scared of biker shorts for a long time, but with my bump they are kind of a new must/go-to for this Summer. I can’t believe how comfortable these ribbed biker shorts are from Zella! They feel amazing on and I don’t feel like I am popping out everywhere 🤣

Fleece Sweatshirt

Vinyl Icons University Fleece Sweatshirt [sized up 2 for pregnancy and oversized fit] // Zella Ribbed Biker Shorts [sized up two for pregnancy] // Dolce Vita Sneakers [size down .5]

Zella Live In Biker Short

Zella Live In Biker Shorts [true to size] // Zella Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt [size down if in between] // Moonlight Layer Tee [sized up] // ON Cloud Sneakers [true to size]

Zella Live In Maternity Leggings and Zella Cropped Sweatshirt

Zella Live In Maternity Leggings [true to size, wearing XS] // Zella Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt [size down if in between] // Nike Platform Sneaker [size down .5] // Madewell Broken In Baseball Cap

This is my first pair of “maternity” anything clothing wise and I now see the appeal to switch because these leggings are SO comfortable.

Moonlight Pajamas

Moonlight Pajamas [true to size] // House Shoes [size up if in between]

If you know, you know. These PJ’s are SO SOFT. I already owned the black and needed this cute mint too!

Vinyl Icons Sweatshirt

Vinyl Icons Sweatshirt [sized up two for pregnancy] // Zella Live In Maternity Leggings [true to size, wearing XS] // Nike Platform Sneaker [size down .5] // Madewell Broken In Baseball Cap

Cassidy: 5’5″ / 4-6 Bottoms / Small Tops

Zella Anorak

Zella Excursion Hooded Anorak [TTS] / Zella Shirred Up Shorts [Size up for pear body types]

Sweaty Betty Zip Jacket

Sweaty Betty Zip Jacket [TTS] / Sweaty Betty Tapered Athletic Pant [TTS]

Steph: 5’3″ / Size 10 Bottoms / M-L Tops

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams CozyChic Lite Cardigan [TTS, wearing in M in He Pewter / Pearl] / Zella High Waist Studio Lite Pocket 7/8 Leggings [TTS, wearing in M] / BP Sleepy Lounge Tee [Size down, wearing in S] / Hoff Art Royal Mile Sneaker [TTS]

Moonlight Pajamas

Moonlight Pajamas [TTS, wearing in M in Ivory Egret Gemma Floral]

Moonlight Pajamas

Moonlight Pajamas [sized up one]

Heather here! If you haven’t tried the Nordstrom Moonlight Pajamas, this is your year! I always size up one size for a cozy fit and gives me a little extra length on my 6’ frame. These are the softest pajamas! Buy for yourself or this is my go to gift for a new momma!

MISSES

Erin: 5’4″ / Size 2 Bottoms / XS-Small Tops

Ultra Run Sports Bra • Sweaty Betty [true to size, wearing in 36DD] // Shirred Up Shorts • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: This sports bra had virtually no padding which for my ladies, they need a little [or a lot] of something! Back it goes!

Altitude Running Shorts • Zella [true to size, wearing in small]

Why it’s a miss: I prefer my workout shorts to be a higher rise. These seemed to sit pretty low on my waist and a little small! Back they go!

Performance Mesh Tank • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Shirred Up Shorts • Zella [true to size, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: There is nothing wrong with this tank, it just didn’t do much for me! I felt like the fit at the waist was a little awkward.

Cara Lite Half Zip Crop Sweatshirt • Zella [size up if in between, wearing in small but could do medium] // Get Moving 14-Inch Skort • Spanx [true to size, wearing in small] // Waffle One Sneaker – Nike [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: I hate filing this under miss because I love the color and idea so much, however, I think it’s cropped slightly more than I prefer which means I most likely wouldn’t wear it often!

CozyChic Ultra Lite™ Long Robe • Barefoot Dreams [true to size]

Why it’s a miss: I don’t think labeling it a “miss” is fair, however, I think it’s a little too long for my liking and maybe a tad too thin. The fabric is super soft, but I’m more into plush thick robes!

Lauren: 5’6″ / Size 8 Bottoms / Medium Tops

Sweaty Betty Explorer Zip Jacket

Sweaty Betty Explorer Zip Jacket [true to size, wearing in medium]  // Zella Live In High Waist Pocket 7/8 Leggings [true to size, wearing in medium]

Cassidy: 5’5″ / 4-6 Bottoms / Small Tops

Free People Short

Free People The Way Home Short [TTS]

Macy: 4’11” / Pants – 00 / Tops – XXS-XS

Nike Sportswear Oversized Sweatshirt

Nike Sportswear Oversized Sweatshirt [TTS]

Hannah: 5’2″ / 0P-2P Bottoms / XXS-XS Tops

Zella Relaxed Long Sleeve Shirt

Zella Relaxed Long Sleeve Shirt [size down one, wearing in XS] // Nike Dri Fit Shorts [Size up if in between, wearing in Medium] // Kut from the Kloth Exposed Button Jeans [size down if in between] // Sperry Duck Boots [true to size]

While this one is a great basic that can be worn with activewear and denim, it was too oversized and long for my personal preference!

Katy: Free People The Way Home Shorts

Free People The Way Home Shorts [sized up for pregnancy] // Moonlight Tee [size up if in between] // ON Cloud Sneakers [true to size]

These shorts were a miss for me simply because where I am in my pregnancy and I didn’t feel comfortable or flattered in them!

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