Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2021: what ishonest Editors are Actually Buying

Naturally, with thousands of fashion, beauty, and lifestyle items up for grabs for way less, there's a lot to tempt you. As far as what ishonest editors are actually buying? A trio of dreamy lip glosses, an elevated version of the essential white sneaker, wedding guest dresses we can actually rewear, and over a dozen other incredible discounted pieces, ahead.

Rag & Bone Dre Slim Boyfriend Jeans

As an elder Millennial, I'm partial to skinny jeans. (I also love side parts, sue me.) Since the wash of my old Rag & Bone jeans has been discontinued, I've been on the hunt for a new go-to pair, and this fits the bill. The slightly relaxed fit makes it feel more 2021, and I love a dark, lived-in color. Deanna Pai, acting commerce editor

Zella Live-In High-Waist Leggings

Apparently I've been sleeping on Zella leggings, because all of a sudden they're all I hear people talking aboutespecially one pair in particular, the brand's Live-In High-Waist Leggings. I'm all about the leggings life, but it's hard to find a solid (by which I also mean opaque) pair that holds up over time, whether I'm lunging at a virtual boot camp class, running through an airport, or Netflix-ing on the couch. And although I'm beyond my days of $10 H&M leggings, I also don't love spending a silly amount of money. So when I heard about Zella, I was intriguedand now that they're majorly discounted during Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale, I think I need them. Krystin Arneson, contributor

NuFace Petite Facial Toning Kit

My skin is definitely not as taut as it was in my 20s or early 30sso much so that I joke that I have resting chipmunk face. Seeing the before and afters of people who have used the NuFace device to tighten and lift the area along the jawline is convincing me that I need to finally take the plunge. Plus, if the price was making me hesitant before, this is definitely the push I needed to buy the damn thing already. Jessica Radloff, West Coast editor

Supergoop! Superscreen Daily Moisturizer SPF 40 Sunscreen Set

I could write poetry about Supergoop sunscreen. You've heard it a million times already, but I'll say it again: Wearing sunscreen every day is important, even if you're spending all day indoors staring longingly out your window, and yes, even if you're only stepping outside for short walks! I became a fan of Supergoop simply because its products are so damn good. They feel more like high-end moisturizers than sunscreen, but have a serious dose of SPF to keep my skin protected. I especially love that this set comes with travel sizes perfect for throwing into handbags or carry-ons. Macaela Mackenzie, senior health editor

P448 Thea Platform Sneaker

Leopard accents, chunky platform, and Made in Italywhat more do you need in a pair of everyday white sneakers? Talia Abbas, associate commerce editor

Nike Sportswear Essential Bike Shorts

I have been living in bike shorts for the past few months and don't see that changing any time soon (silver linings, people!). I love the thick waistband on these that makes them functional for an at-home workout and flattering for everything else. Will be adding several of these to my cart. M.M.

Travel Size Crme de la Mer Set for Drier Skin Types

Now that we're actually going on vacation again, I need to stock up on my travel-size favorites, and there's nothing that I love more than La Mer. Yes, it's expensive, but if your skin is on the drier side, this kit is the gold standardcomplete with all your hydrating essentials (think moisturizer, face oil, treatment lotion, and foaming cleanser). Plus, it comes in a gorgeous teal pouch, which fits everything and can be reused for other minis in the future. J.R.

Nordstrom Lingerie Moonlight Short Pajamas

My 2021 mission is to fix my sleep schedule, since it takes me way too long to fall asleep. To that end, I'm in desperate need of a soft set of pajamas that I won't overheat in, and these look perfectI can never have too many high- rise shorts. It's soft enough to not restrict me at night and available in my favorite color, and at almost $20 off, I'm sold. Janae McKenzie, editorial intern

Dyptique Travel Size Scented Candle Set

Yes, I absolutely do need to add these to my candles-I-don't-light collection. But in all seriousness, if you've never bought a Diptyque candle, these votives are your way in. Pick your favorite before you actually invest in a full-size! I vote for the smoky Feu de Bois and woody Figuier scents. Shanna Shipin, managing commerce editor

La Ligne Bastien Stripe Half-Zip Cotton Sweater

Knitwear makes up 75% of my wardrobe, and I've been eyeing this relaxed half- zip since I first laid eyes on it in the spring. Stripes are a classic wardrobe additionand I love the nautical vibes of this easy-to-style piece. T.A.

Matisse Hideaway Genuine Calf-Hair Platform Slide Sandals

I have finally accepted that my stash of vintage kitten heels are largely un- wearable, and have pivoted to making platform slides my summer shoe of choice. These have a 90s vibe thanks to the fun cow print and chunky sole, but look so comfy. The genuine calf hair is super luxe, and makes them easy to dress up if need be. I can't wait to rock them with a sundress now and jeans and a sweater come fall. B.C.

Santal 26 Set of 3 Concrete Votives

Home really *is* my castle with these minimalist votives, which have a warm, peppery scent that smells like a rich person's library. (Or so I'd imagine.) Le Labo's candles are known for their incredible throwmeaning they fill the space nicelyand there's truly nothing better for a dark, stormy night. D.P.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive Cordless Vacuum

I'm in dire need of a new vacuum, and I've fantasized about owning a Dyson one since I moved into my first apartment four years ago. I missed my chance to snag the V11 during Prime Day a few weeks ago, but now that it's available for $120 off at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (cheaper than the Prime Day deal, FYI!), this supercharged device is immediately being added to my cart. T.A.

Ncessaire The Body Duo

I use Ncessaire on the daily, so this value set is a no-brainer. S.S.

Saks Potts Dorthe Genuine Mongolian Lamb Shearling & Lambskin Leather Jacket

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