Just the Best Sales | Nordstrom Anniversary Sale | Activewear

Hello friend and happy Wednesday!  Midway through the week is always a good feeling! I’ve been knee deep in sales since last week and then Monday with the Amazon Prime sale, but yesterday was all about the kids.  We played, went to WalMart looking for toys, and then hung around the house making forts, playing Busytown 500 times and also had Ali-Shaun’s daughter over for a bit. Listening to little girl giggles makes me smile inside. ♥ 

I swear this summer is going too fast and I have that dreaded fear that I can’t slow time and in just a few weeks Jordan will be in PreK3.  You’d think she was going off to college the way I feel about it!  #uglycry But, she’s so ready and I know it’s going to be a great experience for her.  And she’ll have so many friends already and most likely will be bossing the teacher.  #Lordhelp

That’s why even though I had that nagging feeling yesterday that I should have been sharing more of the Amazon sale with y’all, I knew I needed to focus on my kids.  We can’t do it all, all of the time.  And that Amazon post I shared on Monday is hopefully a resource that you can bookmark and come back to all year long, since it featured fashion for every seasonmost under $50 and Prime shipping! 

I am super excited for today’s post because I’m featuring my favorite activewear in the Nordstrom sale, along with the other sales happening around town.


Many of you just bought the Get Fit Done Guide, so hopefully you’re already making strides, but if your activewear could use a boost, this post is for you!  Ali-Shaun joined me in the dressing room for this one and we are sharing our faves from what was in our store.  Then, I scoured the online items and ordered a few things to try at home.

I know you appreciate seeing things on both of us!

My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110 and wear a 34D bra.  I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XSP in tops and dresses.

Ali-Shaun Size Reference: She’s taller (5’4), with an hourglass shape. She usually wears a size 8-10 in jeans, and Medium/Medium Petite or size 8 in tops and dresses.


I literally thought I’d never get Ali-Shaun out of these tights!  She wanted to wear everything with them and I promise, if you ever run into her in Houston, there’s a 99.9% chance she will have them on! #ikid #kindof  

I get it though – they are so silky, slimming and the most comfortable long leggings I’ve ever put on my body!

They’re midrise, made to fit your muscles with support and mobility, while the elastic waist holds you in. I swear they are the most figure sculpting leggings I’ve tried, while being silky smooth.

They are 7/8 length, but on these shorties, they fit to our ankles.

TIGHTS FIT : They fit TTS, I’m wearing size XS, Ali-Shaun is wearing size M. 

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Adidas Workout Tank with Nike 7/8 cut Leggings with adidas tennis shoes and a hat

Tank (S) • Tights • Sneakers Hat

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - Adidas Workout Tank with Nike 7/8 cut Leggings with adidas tennis shoes

Tank (S) • TightsNike Flyknit Sneaker

Nike Flyknit Sneaker

Ali-Shaun also loved these sneakers and took them home. Of course they are so pretty and lightweight, and come with a cushioned foam midsole.  She said they are perfect for wearing without socks and that when we see her at the ballfield, she’ll be wearing them.

Tights (XS & M) • Long Sleeve Top (XS  & M) • Wedge Sneaker (size up 1/2)

We found two long sleeve tees for wearing when it gets chillier.  This one by Zella has more weight to it and a looser, more relaxed fit.  It’s made with breathable, sweat-wicking fabric that keeps you cool.  I think I’d prefer it in grey or red.

Long Sleeve Tee (XS & M) • Tights (XS & M) • Nike Flyknit SneakerNike Free TR 8

This Nike tee fits closer to the body and is lighter, but also made with moisture wicking fabric and thumb holes. I swear, clothes are so smart these days!

Tights (XS)  • HoodieSneakers

The basic hoodie pullover is back and I’m here for it!  It’s made of a supersoft semi-brushed fleece with an old school kangaroo pocket.  I like this with leggings as much as I do with jeans!

Tights (M) • Jacket

I also couldn’t resist trying the Zella fleece jacket that feels like being wrapped in a cozy bear hug.  It definitely is an oversized fit, but so dang cozy with the soft jersey lining.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - zella leggings and zella sports bra

Sports BraLeggingsZip HoodieSneakers

The Zella Live In Sports bra offers moderate support, great for yoga or weight workouts.  It has a cute cutout back and Zeltek sweat protection.  I’m 34D and wear size M.

These Zella Studio Crop Light leggings are amazing!  If you are buying one new pair of leggings, these are the pair I recommend.  They are the same outstanding quality you’ve come to trust with Zella, but this new style is silky smooth and super slimming.  I like them even better than my older pair of Zella crop leggings.

They’re incredibly lightweight cropped style with moisture-wicking fabric.  I liked them so much, I got them in basic black that will go with everything.

Zella HoodieLululemon ShortsSports Bra

I’m kind of surprised at just how much I liked this hoodie (wearing it in pink above).  It didn’t look all that special online, but when you put it on, it feels great!  Apparently, it’s made of a particular poly, rayon and spandex blend that makes it feel so good. And it looks super cute the way it fits.

Hoodie Fit : Wearing size XS

Sports BraLeggingsAdidas Sneakers

I have this sports bra in black and love the hot new red color!  I appreciate the high neck style, especially when I’m out jogging 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.

The bra is normally $39, on sale for $28 or 2 for $50.

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. 

Adidas Sneakers

These are the only athletic sneakers I bought this year.  The grey and white combo is awesome, but please note sizing!

Adidas Fit : These are unisex.  I normally wear a 6 or 6.5 and ended up with a 4!  They’re also great if you have wide feet or bunions because the toe box is roomy.

Long Sleeve TopLululemon ShortsSports Bra

The long sleeve Zella Gen top is moisture-wicking and quick-drying, not to mention incredibly cute!  I love this pink salmon color and the thumb holes. It feels great on too!

Top Fit : I sized down to XXS, but your normal size would work for a more relaxed fit.

I hope this post helps you make your activewear selections.  And set your alarms for Friday because that’s when EVERYONE can shop!  I’m so happy that Ali-Shaun will be back and we’ll be sharing over 20 outfits with you! 

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Tomorrow, I’ll be back with my favorite boots and booties from the Nordstrom Sale with ways to style them.


And because it’s still Wednesday …

Just (the Best) Sales

As I’m sure you know, it’s been a crazy week of online sales! Here’s a few things that you can buy now without any special cards or memberships 😉

Just the Best Online Sales

Up to 50% off Colleen Rothschild favorites and 20% off all regular price items! 7 ounces of Cleansing Balm for just $69!

Meal Planning Notepad

Striped Tie Hem Linen Tee

Floral Swing Dress

$25 High Waist Skinny Jeans

Knot Front Tee Shirt

Cozy V-Neck Tee & Shorts

Dresses under $15

Leather Crossbody Bag

$20 Pajama Set

Have a fantastic day y’all! 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I so appreciated that you took a break yesterday! My instagram is on overload and I just miss real stories instead of swipe screens! Thank you for all you do and your try-ons are SO helpful, but I think retailers really jumped on this mid-july thing hard and between Macy’s black friday, Nordstrom, and then the Prime days I’m completely shopped out for months (plus everyone else with their “prime10” codes!!!). I’d love to just get back to some regular fitness content or maybe some “how to style” posts that could work with items we have already.

    1. I hear ya! On Monday, I have a ‘mid year reset’ post. I’ve been wanting to do that since the beginning of July and it coincided perfectly with a partnership with Jockey. I feel like I need a reset for sure!

  2. I’m so excited to snag some of this cute activewear! What size are you wearing in the Zella Crop Light leggings? Do they fit like a compression style? Thanks for the sizing help!

  3. I love your blog and regularly use your ideas. Quick question for you about the athletic shoes you bought this year. The link led me to the women’s style (which I ordered last week but my order got cancelled). I really like the gray ones you have on so I searched and found they’re considered mens — which is fine with me BUT the smallest size offered is a men’s size 9. Where did you find them in a size 4?? Help! And great job taking time with the kids. As a mom of two, aged 17 and 20, I like to remind moms of younger kiddos how quickly the time flies. Got to make lots and lots of memories now!

    1. Hi Karen, I got mine at Nordstrom. Apparently they are unisex – so I would try sizing down 2 from your normal size and that should work! And you are so right on about the kiddos! Time is flying!

  4. I love all these cute outfits!!! That salmon color top!?? Got a question… I too have been eyeing the Apple Watch for a long time and am curious where you found it on sale? Checked the Walmart page but don’t see it. Thanks!!

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