#Nsale: My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

Early access (for Nordstrom cardholders) to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale begins today. I have an appointment set with my sales associate because there are a few items I think I could love in the sale. I’ve purchased some of my all-time favorite things during past Nordstrom Anniversary sales. From the Movado watch I wear everyday to my go-to cognac boots for winter to my Nike Flyknit trainers, my #Nsale buys have added value to my wardrobe.

This year, my focus is on fitness apparel, shoes, and non-boring fashion basics. Here’s what my associate will be pulling for me to try on today.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

My Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Wish List

Topshop Drawstring Sleeve Sheer Dot Blouse, $43.90 ($65)

Topshop Pleated Waist Peg Trousers, $54.90 ($85)

Zella Intrigue High Waist Crop Leggings, $42.90 ($65)

Zella Cece High Waist Open Knee Leggings, $42.90 ($65)

Nike Free Focus Flyknit 2 Bionic Training Shoe, $89.90 ($120)

BP Tale 2 Slide, $49.90 ($79.95)

Mac Look in a Box Early to Red Lip Kit, $36.50 ($55.50)


Follow my shopping trip on Instagram Stories today.

My Most Important Fitness Goal in 2017

This post is sponsored by Gordmans.

I’ve been busy identifying and writing down my business and lifestyle goals for this new year. When I got to the fitness component of my goal planning, I decided to maintain the same goal I’ve had for the past few years―embrace physical challenges that take me outside of my comfort zone.

Tank ($11.99, orig. $52) | Sports bra ($12.99, orig. $58) | Leggings ($16.99, Orig. $50)

Sneakers ($51.96, orig. $75)

When I started resistance training a few years ago, something I never imagined enjoying, I learned so much about my body’s strength. As I got stronger, I felt more and more empowered to do anything. So, since it’s the start of 2017, I’ve been busy exploring new workouts to mix up my routine.

I’ve already joined an Athletic Training class at my gym. I’m planning to try my gym’s new Synergy and No Hold Barre classes as well. With a packed week of classes, I’ve been shopping for a few new pieces of activewear to meet the demands of the workouts. I’ve found some of my favorite name brand workout gear at Gordmans at affordable prices before, so Gordmans was a first stop.

As usual, Gordmans came through for me. I always wear black at the gym, so I rely on stylish details to add a little flair to my workout style. And, the pattern on these HEAD leggings at Gordmans had me at first sight. The 90 Degree black tank was an immediate favorite as well because of the fashionable and functional mesh panel at the back. I also found a chic 90 Degree sports bra with cutouts at the back. By the way, the total retail cost for all three items would be $160. At Gordmans, though, the total was only $41.97!

Of course, no workout look is complete without the perfect pair of sneakers. And, I knew that the Puma Carson Illusion running shoe were the ones the moment I put them on and experienced the SoftFoam cushion insole. Every step feels like I’m walking on clouds. The overall modern look of the shoe with the breathable mesh upper was an added bonus.

Location: St. Louis Riverfront

I’ll be visiting Gordmans again on January 14th for a special in-store event at all Gordmans stores. Women’s fleece jackets will be $6.99 that day. If you stop by your local store, be sure to register to win an iTouch watch while there too.

#BluesStyle: Celebrating the St. Louis Blues in Style

The 2016-2017 hockey season is especially important to the St. Louis Blues because the franchise is celebrating 50 years. In honor of this major anniversary, the team has launched Class of ’67, an exclusive collection of merchandise featuring a special logo. Today, I’m rocking one of my favorite pieces from the anniversary collection because 50 years of representing St. Louis should be celebrated in style.

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Let’s go, Blues!

Disclosure: I was provided a suite at a St. Louis Blues game and received complimentary anniversary merchandise.

Fashionable Sneakers for Style on the Move

I love my pointed-toe pumps, but sometimes I want to just kick off my heels and kick it in a pair of comfortable sneakers. I’m not sure if it’s the rise of the sporty style trend, but fashionable sneakers seem more appealing to me than ever. Of course, I have my gym shoes that I reserve for working out at the gym. And, now, I’ve found my go-to fashionable pair in the Nike Air Max Motion sneakers.

Nike Air Max Motion LW Sneaker 2c

Sneakers: Nike c/o Famous Footwear

Duffel: Sole Society

Scarf: H&M (new option) | Necklace: Kendra Scott (new for Fall)

Nike Air Max Motion LW Sneaker 1c

These sneakers have a beautiful and breathable mesh upper. It was the color, though, a perfect-for-fall red (Noble Red), that won me over. If you see me on the weekend, I’ll be rocking these sneakers.

Fashionable Sneakers, Nike Air Max Motion LW Sneaker 3c

I also want to thank Famous Footwear for featuring me in its Blogger Spotlight series. Stop by to check out my interview.

Athleisure: Hitting the Streets in My Gym Clothing

Now that athleisure is a thing, I feel super stylish when I wear my gym gear outside of the gym. From spontaneous Target runs to quick stops down on South Grand for vegan eats, I usually reach for my gym clothing.

Hoodie—℅ Venus

Camisole—Old Navy


Bag—Rebecca Minkoff

Earrings—℅ Kendra Scott

Rings—Alexis Bittar, Kendra Scott

Lip—Mac “Heroine” lipstickMac “Heroine” lip pencil

Stretchy leggings. A cozy hoodie. Comfy sneakers. Those are the essentials in my sporty, errand-running outfits. Check out the texture on my jacket though. The jacket is on sale for $26.

For more activewear inspiration, check out the Style and Performance: Affordable Activewear and the From the Gym to the Street posts.