As I mentioned on Friday, I don’t normally buy a lot during the anniversary sale, but I do always go to check it out in person, and I generally try to stock up on lingerie and/or activewear. I did come away with one pair of Hanky Panky thongs, which believe it or not I’d never tried before. I do have one pair of their low-rise thongs which I’m not crazy about (they’re a little TOO low), and I love their boyshorts, but I never tried a pair of the regular-rise thongs. Now that I have, I’m addicted, and I’m going to go back and get four more pairs for $52. I also got three pairs of Natori underwear (different styles) which were 3 for $36; they’re great for when you want full coverage.
I really wanted to end up with a pair of the Zella live-in leggings, because they’re CHEAP, but I really didn’t like them on me. I can’t pinpoint exactly what it was about them I didn’t like, but I really didn’t think they were worth even the $33 for me. I did get these Karma leggings, which I love, and wore Saturday to Pure Barre (I wanted to wear them again today, but I refrained…). They have a higher rise than I normally like, but I was really pleased with it during my workout. I got a size medium, which definitely fit, but they still sag a bit on me because of my short-waist. They’re very long on me, but that’s normal, I just fold them under. I also don’t feel like they’re completely opaque, but I ALWAYS wear full-coverage undies and/or long tank tops with my leggings for Pure Barre, so it’s not an issue for me. I totally recommend these, maybe not for regular wear, but for yoga/barre/pilates, they’re wonderful!
I tried on the Joie mariner pants and really wanted to love them, but I didn’t. On me anyway. The medium fit okay, but was very long on me, and snug on my calves. And the polyester was a bit thicker than I would have liked; I can’t imagine being very comfortable in them outside in 100+ degree heat. They also felt fine standing up, but not as comfortable when I sat down, so they wouldn’t have been great for traveling, which was kind of a reason I wanted to look at them. I liked the style/fit generally, they’re not as slouchy as my H&M ‘harem’ pants, but are still loose, so they would have been a good alternative, but they weren’t amazing enough for me to get them for $109. If the material had been different/thinner, I might have gotten them, but in this case, I think I’ll wait for this Splendid pair to go on sale. A reader on Facebook recommended this pair of similar pants by Wayf as an alternative to Joie, she said they fit her better and are half the price…I might go back and see if I can find a pair to try on.
Just to have something to try the Joie pants on with, I tried on the Joie ‘Malena B’ mixed media sweater and fell in LOVE. It’s so good, really. Although I would have sized down to a small, and been constantly scared of dripping something dark and oily on the front…I didn’t get it, because who needs cashmere/silk right now, but I’ll probably regret it later. Or maybe I’ll get it before the sale is over. Who knows…
Finally, because I have worn out my favorite pair of UGG Australia moccs (they’re nearly 5 years old), I REALLY REALLY need to replace them with these, but I just couldn’t do it. Again, it’s because I can’t wear them RIGHT NOW; they’ll just be sitting in my closet in a box until December. But I need to get over that and just get them, they will be sold out when I finally do need them, or at least back at full price, and I’ll kick myself for not getting them for less than $100.
So that’s it, what I came home with from the Nordstrom anniversary sale, and what I’m going back for. What have you bought? What are you still looking at?