Active Shoes Gift Guide

Every girl needs a great pair of active shoes in their life and Nordstrom has the best selection for gift giving this season! A pair of active shoes makes for a great gift. Whether they live a very active lifestyle or need a comfy shoe for running errands, I am rounding up some great gift options from Nordstrom!

Faux Fur Bomber Jacket // Faux Leather Leggings // Ribbed Crop Top // Beanie // Running Shoes

When it comes to active shoes, Nordstrom has the best selection and the hottest brands. Brands like Nike, Brooks, On Cloud, Adidas, Asics and New Balance make it easy to find something for everyone! Nordstrom has free shipping and the best customer service, making returns or exchanges a breeze.

This spring, having more time on our hands than usual, we spent a lot of time outdoors. My husband and I jogged, walked and rode bikes daily, creating habits that have continued into the fall. After wearing out a few pairs of active shoes I had for some years, I finally decided to pick up a new pair. The Nike Air Zoom Pegasus 37 Running Shoes caught my eye because I liked to design and the color (typical), but they are so much more than that! These shoes are SO comfortable, supportive and lightweight. I also love that I didn’t need to break them in…they were pure comfort from the get go! I found them to run tts.

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Check out some more active shoes from Nordstrom that I am loving below. Just click a shoe to shop it!

A big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Sweater Weather Season

It’s officially sweater weather season! Despite not being the biggest fan of cold weather, I LOVE fall fashion! I love layering, boots, and all the accessories (bring on the scarves and hats!). My favorite part about fall fashion though? Sweaters! I look forward to wearing chunky knits all year long and am so excited to share a knit on knit look from Nordstrom today!

Plaid Jacket, Similar // Mock Neck Sweater // Knit Midi Skirt // Booties

Every fall season I am on the hunt for the best knits. As a teacher, I want options that I can wear in the classroom and on the weekend. I look for pieces that are soft, cozy and warm and can be layered up when the temps drop.

Nordstrom is always my first stop when it’s time for a wardrobe refresh each season. They have a wide selection of items to choose from and I love finding the seasons best trends and classic closet staples all in one place! Not to mention, they have amazing customer service and their everyday free shipping makes ordering online a breeze.

This fall I picked up a few knit options to prepare for sweater weather season! This sweater is incredibly soft and I love the fit! I ended up snagging it in two colors because of how versatile it is. I also picked up this oversized v-neck. It’s really soft and a heavier weight. I ended up sizing up from my normal xs to a small so I can wear it on or off the shoulder. When I saw this skirt, I immediately added it to my cart. I love the sassy fit and that it can be dressed up or down! I can’t wait to pair it with sneakers and a denim jacket! Last but not least, these cozy pants are perfect for cold winter nights. They are SO comfortable and I love the flared fit!

Check out my sweater weather try on below of my recent Nordstrom finds!

A big thanks to Nordstrom for sponsoring today’s post! As always, all selections and opinions are my own.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020: My Top Picks!

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open! Icon status cardholders can start shopping today, Ambassadors on 8/7, Influencers on 8/10 and Insiders on 8/13. This is all before the sale goes public on 8/18! I can’t shop until Friday, but after asking YOU when you will be shopping, it seems like majority will be shopping the anniversary sale next week.

I will be sharing some collages of top picks and a try on or two of items already in my closet. Majority of my finds will be posted in the LIKEtoKNOW.it App! Stay tuned for full try ons of my finds next week! In the meantime, check out my top picks from the anniversary sale and get a sneak peek of what I will be shopping for!

Don’t forget to check out the sale rundown if you need more info!

You’re Invited! 2020 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Rundown and Sneak Peek!

The wait is over! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale preview is officially live and that means the most wonderful time of year…aka the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! I look forward to this sale EVERY year! This year’s sale is a little later in the summer (it typically happens in mid July), but browsing the preview, it’s better than ever! The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is unlike any other sale. Typically, sales feature older merchandise at a marked down price, making room for fresh inventory. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale does the exact opposite, offering NEW fall merchandise at a discounted price. When I say new, I mean the freshest fall styles that have yet to hit stores, meaning you are getting new finds at a sale price.

This is the first year you can preview majority of the sale online! I have already been adding items to my wishlist for easy access when I can start shopping. I’m looking for new fall pieces to add to my wardrobe, especially shoes and denim. I always find great deals on new staples for work too, because we all know one of the best parts of being a teacher is going back to school shopping. There are a lot of great beauty deals that are too good to pass up. It’s also a great time to stock up on fall and winter must haves for the entire family (hello new winter coat at a discount!). Get ahead of your shopping by adding your picks to a wishlist and figuring out your game plan!

 

The sale will start Wednesday, August 19 and runs until Sunday, August 30. However, if you are a Nordy Club member, you can shop the sale starting as early as August 4 during Early Access. Nordy Club members can get up to 15 days (what?!) to shop the sale before it is even open to the public. When you can shop depends on your Nordy Club status. Why does it matter you ask? These items are new and discounted and hot ticket items often sell out before the sale even opens to the public. Shopping starts at 9:30 am ET/6:30 am PT for each status daily.

Learn more about Nordy Club and cardholder benefits here.

See important shopping dates below and check your card status here.

Obviously you can head to your nearest Nordstrom to shop the sale (make sure to mask up!), but I prefer shopping online from the comfort of my own home! I will be shopping strictly online this year because of distance (I live 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom) and current events. I feel like the most responsible thing for me this year is to get online, but know everyone has different preferences! Online shopping is easy and with free returns and exchanges the process of finding those must have pieces is effortless! Throughout the sale, I will have posts featuring my sale favorites on the blog! I plan on sharing my top sale picks, shoe favorites, styling tips, teacher faves and more! If there is something you want to see let me know!

My first post will be live shortly after the sale opens, so make sure to stop by and share what you are buying! If you are interested in what I picked up last year, check out early access picks, this review of my purchases and teacher picks.

1.  SHOP, SHOP, SHOP – This is a huge one and something I always do every year! Hot selling items will go fast (Nordstrom anticipates some being gone within 24 hours!). Order early, try on in the comfort of your own home and keep what you can’t live without. Remember, Nordstrom has free shipping and returns! Because I live almost 3 hours from the nearest Nordstrom, I find that this works best for me! I usually place an order as soon as the sale opens (and will probably place a few more before the end of the sale, if I’m being honest). I plan on trying everything at home to determine what works for me. I typically snag a few items that I am even on the fence about. I can’t tell you HOW MANY TIMES I have debated a purchase only for me to decide I did want it just as it sold out! Find out sale details and how to become a cardholder HERE so you can get access to all the goodies before they sell out!

2. MAKE A LIST (and check it twice!) – While I firmly believe in buying more and returning what you can live without during the sale, I also think it’s important to not go overboard! I mean do you really need the North Face down parka coat if you live somewhere that rarely gets below 50 degrees? Just because it’s a great deal doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a must buy! I’ve too often been tempted to purchase items I really don’t need, so now I always go in with a shopping list! Write down the items you are looking for and keep your eyes peeled for good deals in those categories! The easiest way to do this online is to create a wishlist or two to make shopping when the sale opens easy peasy.

3. GET FAMILIAR WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE – Spend some time looking over your wardrobe before you shop. Not only does this ensure you don’t walk away with items you already have, but it also helps you find pieces to incorporate into your closet! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve eyed something only to realize I have an almost identical version at home! I have also used this trick to find pieces to style with items already in my closet. One of my favorite things to do is look for fall accessories that I can pair with some of my easy summer dresses. It’s so easy to turn a summer tee dress into a fall appropriate look by pairing it with a cardi, scarf and some boots!

Want to make sure you don’t miss any Nordstrom Anniversary Sale posts? All of my sale posts will live under the NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE tab on the top menu bar! I will also be posting plenty of shopping content on my LIKEtoKNOW.it page!

These are the items that caught my eye in the preview! Click any item and  “Add to Wishlist” to create an easy way for you to shop when the sale starts!