Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: veganized

You didn’t think that I’d miss out on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, did you? Admittedly, I didn’t buy much for myself during last year’s event due to being freshly postpartum. Also, I decided to go vegan about a year ago and I’ve been trying to veganize all of my purchases as much as possible. Buying vegan is much easier for warm weather dressing but it’s a bit of a challenge for when temperatures drop. It seems like the only fabric options are wool, leather, down, etc. But I have really good news, it’s possible and fun to dress animal-friendly. It’s generally less expensive too. Here are my vegan (and realistic mom to an active toddler wear) picks plucked from this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale:

Hoodie sweatshirt in navy heather; Leopard swing jacket; Space Dye sports bra in teal; Black faux leather crossbody bag; Gingham slip-on sneakers; Bicolor cylinder faux leather bag.

This hoodie is fabulous with leggings for it’s flattering drape and longer length. The back hem is longer than the front hem and it’s split a bit on the sides which wonderfully hides the stomach area. Size up, it runs small. I ordered size Mediums and had to return the size Smalls.

You know I cannot resist leopard and the swing silhouette of this jacket is easy sophistication. It’s true to size, I’m keeping the size Small.

Nordstrom is running a two for $40 special on this sports bra. I ordered it black in addition to the teal space dye. I ordered my normal size in sports bras, which is a Medium (I always go one size up from my usual top size). It has removable cups and the strappy back is adorable.

The black crossbody bag really impressed me with its rich leather like texture. Love the size and the two secured compartments (zip and magnetic closure) and I can easily fit my iPhone in both areas. Total keeper.

The black and white gingham on these fabric slip-on sneakers is adorable. I live in my Vans and I’m thrilled to add this vegan friendly pair to my collection.

I haven’t yet received the cylinder bag so I owe you a review. It’s cute though and comes with a shoulder strap.

Faux leather flip flops in platinum/black.

I know, not the cutest pair of flip flops that you ever did see. But I was intrigued by the 1,000+ stellar reviews. I really needed a pair of comfortable flip flops, my feet were getting blisters from my Havaianas. And you know what? Right out of the box comfortable. There’s a ton of colors available but I went for the basic black and white combo.

Rainbow zip hoodie; Dark grey skinny jeans; Rainbow sweatpants; Grey ankle skinny jeans.

I haven’t yet received any of the four items above so I owe you a review. I read the reviews and ordered a Small for the rainbow sweatsuit, which by the way is smile inducing, and my current jean size of 26 for the two pairs of grey skinny jeans.

By the way, I ordered the Veronica Beard flared jeans, Rag & Bone lace-up pants and Rag & Bone black raw hem skinny jeans. But, I’m returning all of them. The Veronica Beard jeans were fantastic but too long for my legs. Since it has that gorgeous hem detail, you can’t really shorten the length. But the fit was great for me in the size 26. The Rag & Bone lace up pants were quite tragic for my stomach situation (mombod problems, yo). The Rag & Bone black skinny jeans were okay but nothing special. Also, the material was much too stretchy for my liking. I need black jeans, not jeggings.

So, that’s my round up. Did you partake in this year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale? I’d love to hear about your shopping scores! xx

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