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Congratulations Nordstrom, Happy Anniversary!

I hope this year is filled with love and happiness, and that you enjoy your anniversary as much as the rest of us are.



Ran 4.01 miles, 9:16 pace.


My sister said one of the best ways to get over a test is to go shopping. I didn’t want to offend her by not listening to her advice, so yesterday my mom and I hit up the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. I realized I don’t actually like shopping, I just like getting new stuff. Tip for you cranky sales associates (yesterday), if you don’t like dealing with customers, find a new job and/or pull the stick out of your butt.

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If I could have a personal shopper who would bring me clothes that fit, look good, and are stylish, I’d be a happy camper. Noted, for when I make my first few million…

Nordstrom is, by far, one of my favorite places to shop. I LOVE their return policy and the huge selection of items. Uber-rich-dream-Amy can pretend to buy a Prada bag, and practical-reality-Amy can scour the sale racks. I mostly shop in their Juniors department (BP) or in the adult sections when items are on sale. BP has a lot of great basics that are actually really affordable.

I got that dress from BP.
I got that dress from BP.

If you are shy about heading into the world of Justin Bieber lovers and over-users of the word “like,” shop online. They have free shipping and returns, OR you can have a lot of things ordered online but picked up in stores (usually pick up in customer service). Just a heads up, right now cropped tops are really “in”. I hate this trend- no one wants to see my belly, especially at work.

The one item I splurge on is jeans. I am a jeans-a-holic. My belief is that, I wear jeans almost every day of the year, so it is worth it to spend $$ on a quality pair that will last me for many years. TIP: Don’t dry your denim in the dryer. Hang dry and it will last longer.

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Got these yesterday, still haven’t decided if I will keep them.

I have purchased cheap pairs of jeans, and they always fade and/or stretch out within the first 6 months. Buy the cheaper “trendy” jeans (bright colors, patterns, etc.) that will go out of style in a couple years. Spend the money on the classics. Just my thought.

I got these Zella “Live In” Capri Leggings yesterday too.

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I had been wanting them for a while, but didn’t want to spend $44 on them. Problem solved- $28.90 during the Anniversary sale. These are fabulous. Thicker, so no one can see the dorky flowers on your undies when you bend over, and no muffin top. win-win. I know I will use these as regular leggings AND for working out. I’m considering buying another pair while they’re on sale.

Finally, check out what arrived in the mail!

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Kyle’s shirt!

And my shirt!

I got one for myself and my BFF, Shanna
I got one for myself and my BFF, Shanna (who is running w/ me).

Had to take it off right after I took this pic because I think it is bad luck to wear this unless you’ve actually ran a half marathon. No?


One thought on “Congratulations Nordstrom, Happy Anniversary!

  1. I LOVE that shirt! Maybe I’ll get one too . . . I qualify after all! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for the other tip too, my compression gear arrived today! so excited to put them on and use them (in about 6 weeks) ๐Ÿ™‚

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