A local youtuber I follow who loves Nordstrom as much as I do posted some of the new Kate Spade Beyond Yoga pieces. I'd been eyeing the Kate Spade pieces on the Kate Spade and Nordstrom websites and really wanted to check it out but I had no idea Nordstrom Vancouver was carrying the line so as soon as I saw that it was there I had to race down and check it out as well as all the other goodies I rarely get to see. I'll be doing another Nordstrom blog post when the Yearly Sale comes around next month so stay tuned for that if you like Nordstrom posts.
Alo High Rise Leggings size L, Alo Lotus Bra Tank size L
I fell in love with these 'glossy black' high rise leggings. They have this weird semi matte semi glossy texture that looks like rich napa leather, and they are very compressive and smoothing at the same time. Of all of the items I tried on today I almost came home with these, and still may go back at some point. I really wanted the crop version but they only had a large in the pant version. Honestly, these would be more 'dressy' leggings to wear with an oversized sweater and nice boots vs. workout leggings but I'm sure they would perform well as workout pants too. They are TTS and compressive but very comfortable and breathable.
The Alo Lotus Bra was very pretty in this color but if you have a long torso this tank is short. It is very fitted around the middle as well for such a sheer luxtreme like material so I didn't love this on me. It's a snug TTS and goes is sized small, medium and large.
Alo Ella Tank size L
**On sale at The Bay for $47! >> Ella Tank
I really liked this Ella Tank which is mesh panelled and loose fitting and TTS. For such a loose fitting tank I still found it feminine and not too long in the arm holes. Unfortunately I didn't love the price of this tank at $82 CAD. Had it been around the $50 mark I would have gotten it.
Alo Moto Leggings size L
I've tried these pants on before in black and loved them but wanted to try them on again in the grey to see if they were smoothing or showed lumps and bumps. I was impressed that the pants where very smoothing and didn't show any imperfections but my problem with these is still the moto detailing doesn't work with my proportions. They seem to emphasize my long thighs and short calves. These pants need adjusting to have the panels lay in the correct place and equally on both sides. I need a petite version of these pants for my short proportioned legs.
This Kate Spade tank was so adorable. I was very tempted by it but it was $110 which is just insane. The material is very soft stretchy luxtreme like but it's much stretchier and softer. Because of it's strechyness you larger busted ladies will probably not get much support in the built in bra. As you can see in the straps, they are digging in quite a bit. This is probably more so because my traps have gotten really bulky with Olympic lifting but still, I can see this being a problem with larger busted ladies requiring more bra support.
I wanted to try these on so bad but they didn't come in a large. I suspect they would have been sheer though.
These crops where incredibly soft. They felt so much like soft cotton flannel that I just had to look up the material composition online to make sure they weren't actually cotton. They are supplex (aka luon) nylon lycra and spandex and felt like really thick RULU, but somehow in such a light material they weren't showing much dimpling. The downfall of these crops was that they are very low rise, and also felt a bit wider in the waist so these would constantly roll down on me.
The Ted Baker London line was intriguing. The line is made in Portugal and it's really substantial polyester material woven with silver. I like that the crops are black panelled in the back and a fun print in the front. I really liked the print a lot but didn't find it all that flattering in bottoms on me, although I think they put thought into the layout of the pattern. I really, really hated the waist construction and especially the waistband. It just seemed really old fashioned and unflattering.
This tank was really pretty on and I'd be tempted except I think the substantial polyester material also makes it really hot. I think I'd wear this in the winter for Crossfit but definitely not in the summer. Also, it was $125 CAD which is just outrageous to me for a tank top.
Beyond Yoga Sunday Tank size L
I felt so uncomfortable with the neckline of this tank. Looking at photos it's actually quite a flattering tank top but I felt very exposed in it. The material was really soft though and the fit was nice without making me feel strangled or squeezed. Way too sexy for me for the gym though.
Lorna Jane City Life LS size M
This top was really cute and soft but it didn't come in an L for me to try on. I really loved the neckline and the mesh and the fact that the length is butt covering. I may have purchased this one if it came in a large and also if it came in black or white. I looked online for it and can't find it or any other Lorna Jane item on the Nordstrom website. I really hope Nordstrom will still carry Lorna Jane because I just love their bras. Ever since buying my Lorna Jane bras last year I have been wearing them exclusively. Maybe I will resort to eBay for my Lorna Jane Bra shopping since LJ has upped shipping costs to Canada to some insane amount of money.