Nordstrom’s annual anniversary sale started today! If you’re not a complete and total lulu-holic beyond hope and like to venture into trying other brands, sales like this are a great time to branch out. Also, unlike lulu, markdowns are never final sale, and Nordstrom offers free shipping and free returns whenever you get around to it. In other words, it’s a much lower risk buying situation, which I count as a major plus. I kind of feel like every online clothing store should offer free shipping and free returns, BUT I digress.
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Zella’s live in capris, a comparable model to lulu’s wunder under crops, are on sale in this neutral space dye print for a paltry $31.90.
Also from Zella, if you’re tired of lulu’s hum drum summer color palette and want some more bold color choices, here are two options. The first is a cotton zip hoodie for $49.90, or a fitted jacket somewhat similar to the forme for $58.90. Both are available in teal, coral, and blue, plus some neutrals that you probably won’t care about because, ya know, summer or whatever.
This bra from Solow totally does not look like a sports bra at all, but it is. This would be really cute for yoga, pilates, and barre, and would transition nicely to casualwear to boot. Pretty sure my boobs would pop right outta this thing, so I’ll live vicariously through all you petite-boobed ladies. That said, even on sale, this will run you $53.90 (was $81…), so it’s not a budget option, but darn if it isn’t just plain cute. Also, it comes with removable cups. Booya!
Time for more color!! The amp’d bra by Josie is, for once in your life, a cute bra that actually comes in multiple cup/band options. You can choose from a 32, 34, or 36 band and either B/C or D/DD cup. It looks a lot like the energy bra from the back. These are $32.90 a pop during the sale.
Also, supposedly some of the back panels/straps have a heat-sensitive component in the fabric that results in a small color change depending on how hot you are. Sorcery.
Back to bottoms. For the print-loving runner in you, Nike has these legendary dri-fit capris in a cool marbled blue/teal. The colorway is called “turbo green”, but whoever named that probably does not deserve a raise because these are definitely not green. These decidedly non-green pants will put you back $59.90.
Ok, these venetian purple Beyond Yoga leggings are kind of awesome. They have a mesh-lattice-fishnet-inset-type-deal that curves around the back of the leg. Really flattering and tastefully subtle if you ask me. Also, the deep purple is a really beautiful tone. Me gusta. $58.90.
I bought a set of anniversary sale MAC makeup brushes a couple years back, and I have to say, it was a truly excellent purchase. 50 bucks for a set of brushes from a highly reputable brand is a deal that can’t be beat. They have two sets this year, the one you see above, and a “basic” set.
Will you be snagging anything from the anniversary sale, activewear or otherwise?