Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 | Best of Activewear

Hi friends! Did y’all have a good weekend? I didn’t have my kids with me, so I used the time to: (a) sleep in on Saturday (until 8:30!!), and (b) catch up on blog stuff!  I prepared today’s Activewear post, and Wednesday’s Hair and Beauty post!  I’m super excited to share these goodies with you because there are some things I don’t want you to miss!

Today, Nordstrom Influencers can start shopping and on Thursday, all Nordstrom cardholders can shop the Anniversary sale.  Don’t worry if you don’t have a Nordstrom card, the sale opens to EVERYONE on Wednesday, August 19.  In the meantime, you can keep adding items to your wishlist.

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Top 15 Nordstrom Sale Picks

Top Picks for Women

Top Intimates & Accessories

Style A Friend | In the Dressing Room with Ali-Shaun & Tarah (lots of sizing/fit tips here)

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Before we get to activewear, I wanted to share your faves from the sale so far! I bought the Tory Burch Crossbody Bag and it’s even better in person!  The leather is gorgeous and the stripes are sporty chic! It holds all your essentials, but it’s also streamlined and not at all bulky.

You can adjust the length of the crossbody strap and also remove it if you want to carry the bag as a clutch.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

Tory Burch Crossbody Bag

The Mini Sude Leopard Print Crossbody Bag was a close second!  It’s roomier than the Tory, and has a darling stripe canvas bag strap too.

Pajamas are a big fave this year and I know why! All of these are extremely soft and cozy, cute too!  The Stripe Trim Pajamas are almost sold out though!  There are still plenty of sizes in the popular Animal Print Pajamas and the Stripe Pajamas that Ali-Shaun was wearing.

Y’all also liked the UGG slippers, but I noted here that, although they are super cute, I didn’t think they were all that comfortable.  Then again, I have bunions! 🙁

Intimates are also a favorite : Perfect T-Shirt BraSeamless UndiesBest Strapless Bra

As for shoes, y’all are loving : Knee High BootBlock Heel BootieChain Link Slides

My Gorjana Pendant Coin Necklace is in the sale and it looks great worn alone or as a layering piece.  It’s on a slider chain so you can adjust the length too.

Itty Bitty Bootcut Jeans

Waffle Knit V-Neck Top

Crewneck Tee

Barefoot Dreams Leopard Cardigan

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Now let’s talk activewear!  Zella is my go-to athletic brand from Nordstrom, so I always see what’s new there.  Leggings are a Fall/Winter staple and this year, their amazing Live In Leggings, the 7/8 length, and new styles in print are available.  The crop length are also on sale if you prefer that length.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 activewear


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 7/8 LeggingsLong Sleeve TopLeopard Sneakers

I highly recommend this pullover! It’s buttery soft, made with a breathable, sweat wicking material to keep you cool.  It has a cute v-cutout at the sides too.

Top Fit : Runs slightly small, I’m wearing my true size, XS, but if you’re in between sizes, go up one

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - activewear

 7/8 LeggingsLong Sleeve TopLeopard Sneakers

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - activewear

Leggings7/8 LeggingsSports BraLeopard Sneakers

Zella leggings are some of the best quality I’ve found and they last forever.  Even with lots of wear and machine wash and dry cycles, mine have lasted for several years without fading or thinning.  The high waist keeps you tucked in and the seaming is so flattering.

I’m wearing the 7/8 leggings (last year’s- this years have a handy side pocket) and I prefer that length for shorties because they fit just above the ankle.

The regular length high waist leggings look just like this, but longer.  On me, they puddle at the ankle, so I have to roll them under.

Leggings Fit : TTS, I wear XS

Sports Bra

This medium impact sports bra is a go-to for all kinds of exercise and it’s fully lined.  I size down one so I can wear it jogging. I appreciate the high neck style, especially when I’m outside because it’s another layer of sun protection on my already wrinkly chest!  It’s quite supportive and very comfortable with a cute back cutout.

Sports Bra Fit : It’s recommended to size up on the website, but I like the fit of sizing down better.  I usually wear a Medium in sports bras, but I’m wearing a Small in this one. 

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Leopard Sneakers

I’m so happy to see the leopard print Adidas back and in the sale! They are so, so cute and actually quite comfortable.

Sneakers Fit : Note that these are UNISEX so pay attention to your sizing.  I sized down 1/2. They have a wide toebox, perfect for people with wider feet or bunions. #raiseshand

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7/8 LeggingsSweatshirt • No Show Socks

If you’ve been watching my Stories, you know I’ve been living in this sweatshirt.  In fact, I’m wearing it right now as I type this!  It’s deliciously soft and relaxed with a hi-low style.  It’s perfect for lounging around or running around in.

Sweatshirt Fit : Oversized fit, I’m wearing XS

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7/8 LeggingsSweatshirt • No Show Socks

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - activewear

No Show Socks

I stocked up on my fave no-show socks. This pair is nice and cushiony made with a breathable stretchy knit.  I also like and wear this style no-show sock that is thinner with a heel grip.


My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110 lbs with a larger chest and athletic build.  I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XSP/XS in tops and dresses.  I wear size 6 sandals/heels, 6.5 boots/sneakers.

Ali-Shaun (The Brunette) Size Reference: She’s taller (5’4), with an hourglass shape, small waist and fuller bust.  She usually wears a size 8-10 in jeans, and Medium/Medium Petite or size 8 in tops and dresses. Her shoe size is 7.5.

Tarah Size Reference: Tarah is 5’3 and petite, about 120 lbs, and proportionately balanced.  She typically wears XSP/SP in tops, size 26 in jeans. She wears size 8 or 8.5 shoe.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 activewear

ME : PulloverLeggings | TARAH : TankSoft Pocket Leggings

The girls and I tried a few activewear pieces on at Nordstrom too.  Aren’t the print leggings fun this year?! They’re silky soft too. The Soft Pocket Leggings is like a mix between a jogger and a legging.

Leggings Fit : TTS, I’m wearing XS

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 activewearME : Tank (Non Sale)Similar TankLeggings | TARAH : Similar Tank & Leggings • ALI-SHAUN TankALO Leggings • Sneakers

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2020 activewear

TankLeggings •  Sneakers

Ali-Shaun was crazy for the ALO leggings.  They have a second-skin fit feature with smooth flatlock seams and an extra-wide waistband that can be worn high or folded over.

Leggings Fit : Ali-Shaun sized up one to a large

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - ALO Leggings

TankLeggings •  Sneakers


Here are my top 3 sneaker picks in the sale for both quality and performance.  They all fit TTS.

NSale Nike Sneakers

Nike Air Max 270 Premium Sneaker

Here’s a better look at the sneakers Ali-Shaun is wearing.  These were incredibly comfortable and supportive and have a pull-on sock fit.  They have a lot of cushion and springy feel.

Nike React Infinity Run Flyknit Running Shoe

If you get one performance sneaker in the sale, I recommend this one.  After being an ASICS girl for so many years when running, I switched to Nike about four years ago and never looked back.  I’ve worn several versions of the Flyknit over the last few years and they are so good for running.

When I run at home, I’m jogging on the street or sidewalk, and that can be really hard on your feet, ankles, knees, back, etc.  But, when I started running in this style, I felt so much more cushioned.  But, even with the cushion, you still feel stable in this sneaker.

React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe

Nike React Phantom Run Flyknit 2 Running Shoe

There is another Nike Flyknit in the sale that is amazing! It’s a sock fit running shoe with a flexible, supportive fit with a Nike react foam sole.

Leggings7/8 LeggingsSweatshirtLong Sleeve TopSports BraNo Show SocksLeopard SneakersAmazon Silk Scrunchies

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What are your favorites in the Anniversary Sale so far?  Did the top pics above make your list too?  Definitely come back on Wednesday- I’ll be sharing my faves in the hair and beauty category and here’s a hint: I’m LOVING this curing iron!

Do you want me to do a post with my picks for men and kids?  If so, let me know in the comments!  I read every one and always appreciate your input!

Now let’s go kick Monday’s booty!


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