I Stalked Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale and Found the Best Wellness Buys

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Honestly, our cup seriously runneth over when it comes to summer sales. We just got through Prime Day and now Nordstrom has their big Anniversary Sale. I have to say, though, Nordstrom's is always a favorite for me because I like to use the opportunity to get a few things for the rest of the summer and then think forward to fall and stock up on some pieces for later. My friends at Who What Wear have got you covered on all the fashion and beauty finds there.

But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is also a great time to stock up on activewear and wellness buys. Need to revamp your inventory of leggings and sports bras? There are a lot of options for you. And if you've been wanting to get some new running shoes, you can snag some great deals without having to empty your wallet too much. And low-key Nordstrom also has some nice self-care products, like bath products, home decor, and more.

So long story short, there's a lot to shop. I've curated a list of some favorites to help you sort through everything, take a look below.

Leggings and Shorts

Zella Live in High Waist Leggings ($39)

These are probably the most popular leggings with our readers. They're stretchy, sculpting, and moisture-wicking.

Alo Airlift High Waist 7/8 Leggings ($70)

You don't have to worry about chafing here—these Alo leggings have smooth flatlock seaming.

Zella Live in High Waist Pocket Bike Shorts ($30)

I was a bit wary of the bike short trend, but now that it's summer I've hopped on the train. They just keep you so cool during workouts.

Beyond Yoga Caught in the Midi High Waist Leggings ($63)

Since these are at ankle length, they're great for petite people. The fabric is moisture-wicking and stretchy, too.

Adidas Future Icons Leggings ($30)

The cool thing about these leggings from Adidas is they're made from partially recycled materials.

Sweaty Betty Power Pocket Workout 7/8 Leggings ($65)

Made of high-tech fabric with reflective details, these 7/8-length leggings are great for both studio classes and higher-impact workouts.

Nike Tempo Dri-FIT Running Shorts ($23)

You don't have to worry about feeling uncomfortable during your runs because these shorts have Nike's Dri-FIT technology and breathable mesh to keep you cool and dry. There's also a handy pocket to store your keys and other items.

Sports Bras

Nike Indy Sports Bra ($35)

This moisture-wicking sports bra is great for low-impact workouts like Pilates, barre, and yoga. There's mesh detail in the back for ventilation.

Zella Restore Soft Lounge Longline Bra ($30)

Made with brushed jersey fabric, this sports bra is just so dang comfortable. You can wear it for any low-impact class or workout session.

Natori Dynamic Contour Underwire Sports Bra ($49)

This medium-impact sports bra is designed for people with larger cup sizes. It provides extra support and coverage, thanks to underwire cups and thin foam pads.

Sweaty Betty Stamina Longline Sports Bra ($29)

Sweaty Betty's Stamina longline sports bra has wide straps and a long, ribbed band so you'll be comfortable during your workouts.

Wacoal Underwire Sports Bra ($45)

Here's another underwire sports bra option. It also has wide shoulder straps that are convertible, so you can cross them in the back, too.

Beyond Yoga First Class Crop Tank ($40)

If you want more of a sports bra-tank hybrid, this piece from Beyond Yoga is a great option. The fabric is so easy to move in.

Zella Live-In Racerback Bra ($30)

Everyone needs a classic sports bra in their closet and this racerback one fits the bill. It's ideal for studio classes and yoga.


Nike Yoga Luxe Infinalon Tank ($0)

This soft and breathable tank is lightly compressive with a built-in shelf bra. In short, it's a comfy option!

Zella Twist Front Tank ($0)

This tank has a cool twist front detail in the front so you don't have to worry about extra fabric getting in the way.

Zella Alli Performance T-Shirt ($30)

You'll feel so comfortable in this easy breezy t-shirt. It's moisture-wicking and quick-drying.

Alo Elevate Rib Tank ($45)

Alo's tank is a two-in-one since it has a built-in shelf bra. There's also a crisscrossed strap design in the back.

Spanx Go Lightly Crop Tank ($38)

This relaxed fit cropped tank is made of lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabric.

Zella Liana Long Sleeve Recycled Blend Performance T-Shirt ($32)

You know how I was talking about using the sale to stock up on finds you'll need for later? This long-sleeved top is exactly what I mean. It will come in handy during outdoor runs or workouts in the fall.


Asics Gel-Kayano 27 Running Shoe ($100)

This running shoe is designed to support your natural gait. It also has gel cushioning to absorb impact, plus rubber traction so you can feel stable and supported.

Adidas PureBoost 21 Primegreen Running Shoe ($85)

We're getting a lot of throwback vibes with this shoe, thanks to the iconic pinstripes. The cushioning absorbs impact and distributes weight. Plus, the mesh fabric is made with recycled materials.

Nike Free Metcon 4 Training Shoe ($89)

Nike's training show will get you through any type of workout, whether you're running or doing a HIIT class. The fit is secure but also allows for all types of movement. It has a sole with flex grooves in the tread to mimic natural foot movement.

Merrell Altalight Hiking Sneaker ($80)

If you took up hiking during quarantine, you're going to want to invest in a hiking shoe. These sneakers have great traction for any type of terrain.

New Balance Fuelcell Prism Running Shoe ($80)

These New Balance sneakers have cushioning that provides support and stability. The mesh upper is totally breathable, too.

Zella 3-Pack Low Training Socks ($19)

You're going to need some socks, so why not use this opportunity to stock up on some at a discount?


Sweaty Betty Fast Track Jacket ($95)

While this track jacket will keep you warm when temps are low, that doesn't mean it's super heavy. In fact, it's lightweight and breathable. It also has a stowaway hood.

Nike Sportswear Quarter Zip Pullover ($49)

Not only will you want to wear this cozy fleece jacket during your outdoor workouts, but you'll probably also want to wear it while you're running errands or relaxing.

FP Movement Metti Ombré Sweatshirt ($60)

I'm still not tired of the tie-dye trend, so I'm putting this sweatshirt on my wishlist. It also has side-seam pockets, so that's an added bonus!

Zella Improvise 2-in-1 Full Zip Hoodie ($99)

This jacket is designed with perforations so it has some breathability. You can personalize the fit, too, thanks to adjustable drawcord toggles.

Self-Care and Wellness Buys

Herbivore Botanicals Soak & Soften Set ($35)

Herbivore Botanicals's set has pretty much everything you need for a relaxing bath experience: Coconut oil body polish, coconut bath soak, and bath salts.

Hum Nutrition Full Size Hair Sweet Hair Vegan Gummies Length & Strength Dietary Supplement Duo ($35)

I'm obsessed with these hair gummies because they really make my hair so much stronger and healthier.

Serene House Supernova Electric Aromatherapy Diffuser ($56)

Aromatherapy has so many great benefits—it can help with stress relief and sleep. A diffuser is the best way to take advantage of it. Just add water and essential oils and let it work its magic.

Boy Smells Late Bloomer Votive Candle Set ($56)

I love using candles to unwind, and Boy Smells makes some of my favorites. This set features floral-scented candles.

Moon Juice SuperYou + SuperHair Supplement Set ($75)

You get two bestselling Moon Juice supplements in this set: SuperYou, which regulates stress and boosts energy and mood; and SuperHair, which strengthens and protects the hair.

Campo Essential Oil Roll-On & Silk Eye Mask Kit ($39)

If you need a bit of extra help drifting off to dreamland, this essential oil roll-on and silk eye mask duo could do the trick. The roll-on is a blend of calming French lavender, palmarosa, Roman chamomile, and valerian root.

8G 3-Pack Dietary Supplement Set ($27)

These supplement tablets are so easy to consume—just drop them in eight ounces of water and enjoy. One tablet has as much vitamin C as six oranges; as much vitamin B5 as 15 cups of broccoli; and as much B12 as seven cups of milk.

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