Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: The 10 Best Leggings to Buy

We’re always on the lookout for a great pair of leggings, whether it’s the perfect pair for traveling or those Zella leggings everyone at yoga keeps talking about (seriously, they have almost 6,000 reviews). What’s even better than a great pair of leggings, however, is a great pair of leggings on sale—and one of the best sales of the year to score a great pair at a discount is finally here. Yes, fellow athleisure enthusiasts, the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is happening right now, and there are some serious sales happening with favorite pairs from brands like Zella, Sweaty Betty, and Spanx—and there are plenty of styles available, whether you plan on wearing them to the gym or to brunch with your friends.

Speaking of Zella, we’ve heard a lot about the brand’s aptly named Live-In Leggings—if you’ve heard anyone raving about their favorite new leggings recently, chances are these are what they’re talking about. During Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale, you can grab them on sale in XS–3X as well as a special maternity cut designed to support a growing bump. And petite girls, you’re not left out of this leggings lovefest either—Vince Camuto has a great work-to-play pair at a discounted price.

The sale finally opens to the public today (lucky cardmembers already had early access to the sale) and ends August 4, so grab these deals while you can. Read on for 10 of our favorite pairs of leggings from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale—just be sure to grab them before your size runs out.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Best General Access Fashion Buys

Have you ever been to a sample sale where the prices are so good everything practically feels free and the excitement is so overwhelming you don’t even know where to start? That’s basically like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale except you don’t have to deal with people elbowing you over the last pair of ankle boots, because you can get everything online. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale also isn’t a one-day-only deal either; it’s basically a discount marathon that lasts until August 4 with wardrobe essentials from brands like Tory Burch, Marc Jacobs, Sam Edelman, and Allsaints up for grabs at a fraction of the price.

If you’re a Nordstrom superfan, you probably already know that Nordstrom cardholders got a first pass at the hundreds of pages of discounted goods on July 12 for early access. But if you’re like the rest of us non-cardholders, the sale is finally open to everyone and will be for more than two weeks. Trust us when we say there will still be plenty of goods to shop, but the pieces tend to sell out quickly, so add to cart ASAP.

We’re here to help navigate the hundreds of on-sale product pages and find the very best pieces. Scroll down for all of our favorite picks from the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Best Bras, Underwear and Lingerie To Buy

It’s no surprise that the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has crazy discounts. Everyone already knows this. But what is surprising is the actual best-selling products that drive the people crazy. An XXL bottle of Kiehl’s moisturizer with a pump! A pair of high waisted leggings with over 6,000 reviews! And a bra allegedly so magical it’s fan club consists of probably every girl you know and Lady Gaga!

Now while you may understand the need for a moisturizer the size of your head (it’ll last two years) or a great pair of affordable workout leggings (they’re expensive these days), a bra might come as a surprise. How life changing could it possibly be and how could it possibly work for everyone? Well if you’ve never felt as passionately about a bra as the 3,000 reviewers of the Natori Feathers Bra have, you might want to consider adding it to your cart, especially now that it’s available for under $50. And it’s not just the Natori Feathers Bra, Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale has tons of best selling bras, underwear and shapewear that more than a couple people (try thousands) swear by.

Stocking up on undergarments may not be what you initially thought of doing when you heard about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale but listen, it’s tricky to find bras and underwear that you love and Nordstrom’s sale section offers some of the best, most universally loved pieces out there. They even have shapewear Karlie Kloss wore to the Met Gala. The Met Gala! So go ahead and shop all the best bras, underwear and lingerie from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale below. We wouldn’t be surprised if a couple weeks from now you found yourself leaving a passionate five star review on any of them.

Big Little Lies Season Two Review: Is Anyone Else Bored?

Big Little Lies was my favorite TV show in 2017, so you can imagine my elation when news broke about season two. That excitement only intensified when HBO confirmed Meryl Streep had joined the cast. Meryl. Streep. The Monterrey Moms were already a who’s who of A-list actors, but adding a legend to the mix pushed things over the edge. Throw in the fact that most of the season one creatives signed back on, and you have a recipe for success (and another Emmys sweep).

That could happen again next year, when BLL season two is eligible for the Emmys. The second chapter of this soapy series, about a group of wealthy moms covering up a murder, has been a success. It has an impressive 94% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. The narratives feel timely and necessary, especially the ones centered around sexual assault. And, of course, the acting is a high point. When Nicole Kidman slapped Meryl Streep in episode four? Reader, when I tell you I screamed, I screamed.

But these moments of over-the-top action have been few and far between. We spend most of each Big Little Lies episode watching Streep and the Monterrey Five (Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley, and Zoë Kravitz) walk and talk. And the conversations are pretty cyclical. Here’s the gist:

Bonnie: We killed someone, and I’m worried about it.

Madeline: Shut the fuck up!

Celeste: [Half-Australian accent] Mary Louise!

Jane: Ziggy, tell me the truth.

Renata: MONEY.

Mary Louise: [To Madeline only] Short, short, short!

Don’t get me wrong, this was fun to watch in the premiere. But by episode five—when I realized the women were having some of the same discussions over and over—I got…well, bored. These actors deliver in every scene, but they don’t have much to work with. In my opinion, there just isn’t enough plot to sustain seven hour-long episodes. It wasn’t until episode six, when Mary Louise and Celeste begin the custody battle over Celeste’s twins, that I felt like there was a substantial something to engage with.

Not even the hook of, “Will Mary Louise find out about Perry’s murder?” is keeping me interested. This was heavily teased in the promos before the premiere, but the tension deflated for me by episode three. There’s only so many worried looks the Monterrey Five can give each other before you’re begging for something—anything—to happen.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: What ‘Glamour’ Editors Actually Want

The highly anticipated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is finally here. Early access technically started on July 12 but the sale is finally open to the public and it lasts for weeks—until August 4. The deals of course are insane and range from shoes that are worth building your fall wardrobe around to 26 pieces Meghan Markle would approve of to all the luxury beauty products you could ever need (yes, including La Mer). It’s basically Black Friday in July, and we’re here for it.

Naturally, we’ve spent the past couple of weeks drooling over Nordstrom’s early access offerings and now that everything is finally available to non-Nordstrom cardholders? Our bodies are ready (our wallets though, are not). From brand like Allsaints, Charlotte Tilbury, and Topshop—there’s a lot to look forward to. As far as what Glamour editors are actually buying? An essential leather bootie that’s perfect year-round, a blazer dress that reminds us of Beyonce, a Dalmatian print top that is making one editor wonder why that animal print isn’t already everywhere and seven other incredible discounted pieces, ahead.

Yet Again, I’m Disturbed By Another Bachelor Scandal

Sometimes I wonder what will it finally take to be done with The Bachelor franchise? I’ve tried to watch the show through the years because I know it continuously provokes important conversations and has plenty of positive role models for both men and women. But I swear, every time I give it a chance another scandal or toxic character emerges. And now, with the recent allegations against Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss, I’m disturbed again.

As Variety reports, Laura Fleiss has accused her husband of attacking her and demanding that she get an abortion. She filed—and was granted—a restraining order. Warner Horizon, which produces The Bachelor, told Variety, “We are aware of these serious allegations, and are looking into them.” Fleiss responded with his own allegations: According to documents obtained by Variety, Fleiss claims his wife attacked him and that her “judgment was seriously clouded and [she] was so desperate for a baby after having the miscarriage that [she] lost it and wasn’t thinking clearly.”

While this is certainly the most serious allegation against Fleiss, it’s not the first. He reportedly feuded with a neighbor in Malibu by launching an aggressive noise war. He’s faced controversy for casting an accused domestic abuser on his stunt series Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire? I’d even argue that his reasons for starting The Bachelor in the first place are seeped in misogyny. (Never forget the time he said, “Girls crying is still the backbone of the show.”)

Mike Fleiss in 2014

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The franchise itself has been in hot water several times over the years, of course, from contestants accused of sexual harassment to an encounter on Bachelor in Paradise that led to a debate about sex and consent on reality TV. Many of the contestants, especially women, are relentlessly bullied by online trolls after appearing on the show. Some may argue they “signed up for this” and build careers off the publicity they receive—and the production team obviously can’t control the actions of online trolls—but the way the contestants are portrayed is partially in the hands of those making the storylines. Vetting these cast members is also the responsibility of those behind-the-scenes. When slut-shaming characters like Luke P get on the show, I have to remind myself that someone chose this dude over a wide range of other, hopefully less problematic, dudes.

Fleiss has tweeted before that he’s “horrified” when “abusive assholes” are cast on the franchise—but I don’t think that’s taking full responsibility. And that’s my biggest issue with The Bachelor franchise: the behind-the-scenes action. I worked in film and TV for several years, including a reality TV show, and I’m friends with a former reality TV star as well as a reality casting producer. I know firsthand what the industry will do for ratings. I saw an asshole become the hero in the final edits, while a good person became the villain. I saw people behind the scenes have far more power to control the narrative than the actual people in the story. And that is why I think we should be concerned about the personal lives of men who have the power to shape what we watch, especially with ones with a platform as big as The Bachelor.

Ariana Grande’s First Campaign for Givenchy Is Here—See All the Photos

Ariana Grande can officially check off another box in her already-storied career: starring in a high-fashion campaign.

Like Emma Stone and Sophie Turner with Louis Vuitton or Jennifer Lawrence with Dior, Grande has landed a deal with a major luxury house—Meghan Markle‘s go-to designer, Givenchy. She was announced as the face of the brand in May (she even got a hashtag, #Arivenchy). And her first ads, shot by Craig McDean, just dropped.

Craig McDean for Givenchy

Creative director Clare Waight Keller said in a statement that Grande, Givenchy found “a modern embodiment of its signature spirit: an elegant attitude informed by beauty, individuality and a sense of empowerment.”

Craig McDean for Givenchy

The portraits were taken by McDean in the manner of Hubert de Givenchy’s famous “sittings,” with Grande wearing some of the key looks from the fall 2019 “Winter of Eden” collection.

Craig McDean for Givenchy

The Lion King Cast Received Hilariously Strict Instructions for Meeting Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Everyone’s hearts skipped a beat earlier this week when Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, Beyoncé, and Jay-Z met at the London premiere of The Lion King. The foursome all looked so happy to be chatting: Beyoncé gave Markle a warm hug and reportedly called her “my princess,” and Prince Harry couldn’t stop smiling. To be a fly on the wall, am I right?

But underneath all these good vibes were some nerves from Beyoncé. In a new interview with Jimmy Kimmel, Billy Eichner (who plays Timon in The Lion King) says the whole cast was nervous meeting the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, including Queen B, who’s basically American royalty.

“It was great, and we were all kind of nervous, even Beyoncé,” Eichner revealed. And that’s not all the tea he spilled: Apparently, The Lion King cast was given some very strict instructions for greeting Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.


Per Eichner, “In the days leading up to it, they email you a protocol of how you’re supposed to greet Prince Harry and Meghan. They are very intense about it. I’m not kidding! You’re supposed to say, ‘Your royal highness.’ You can’t speak until your hands are, like, in a handshake with his. My plus-one—my guest I brought with me, my very good friend Jared—they said he had to stand behind me and not speak unless he was spoken to. I’m not kidding! I was like, ‘Does that same rule apply to Jay-Z?’ I have a feeling it doesn’t.”

It all worked out, though. Even though Eichner says he “completely freaked out,” Markle and Prince Harry were apparently “very, very nice and totally chill and down to earth and lovely.” That sounds about right, given Prince Harry’s reported annoyance with the stuffiness of royal culture. “Harry is a man who, as a young boy, resented being a prince, resented the weighted burden that came with his title,” royals expert Katie Nicholl told Glamour a few months back.

Watch Eichner’s interview for yourself in the video, above. The Lion King is currently playing in theaters nationwide.

Unwanted Sexual Attention at Work Is Down Amid #MeToo Movement, But There’s a Catch

The #MeToo movement shook Hollywood, the media, and high-powered corporations across America, but questions remain about its ramifications in other industries and professional work spaces. Now, new research published in the scientific journal Plos One indicates there might be some measurable changes in the workplace as a result of #MeToo: In the group interviewed, reports of sexual coercion and unwanted sexual attention in professional settings decreased since the movement took off. But not without some other (perhaps related) side-effects.

Researchers first talked to 250 working women in the U.S. in 2016 and asked questions about the gender harassment, unwanted sexual attention, and sexual coercion faced at their jobs. The researchers conducted a second survey in September 2018, reconnecting with women from the first group to see how their experiences had changed as conversations around #MeToo evolved. The researchers found that 25 percent of women reported being sexually coerced at work in 2016, but that number declined to 16 percent in 2018. Unwanted sexual attention also dropped, with 66 percent of women reporting instances in 2016 and 25 percent in 2018.

While these data points do seem like progress, one troubling stat stands out. In this study, there was an increase in reports of gender harassment, with numbers rising from 76 percent of women in 2016 to 92 percent in 2018. The researchers attribute this to what they call a “backlash effect,” or an an increase in hostility toward women following the #MeToo moment.

“Organizations should also pay attention to gender harassment, including bullying and sexist comments about women,” the researchers wrote in the Harvard Business Review. “One woman told us she believes that women who have been empowered by #MeToo to call out inappropriate behavior have faced more hostility among coworkers. It is important that organizations are aware of this, as constant exposure to gender harassment can be just as damaging to women as the most egregious forms of sexual harassment.”

An uptick in gender harassment is even more worrisome, given research that LeanIn.Org and SurveyMonkey released a few months ago that found 60 percent of male managers admitted to feeling uncomfortable participating in common workplace activities with a woman. Those fears could affect mentorship and support for women at work, barring their opportunities to prove themselves and move up if their managers are male. Between that and the gender-based harassment that this report illuminates, it’s clear that there are still post-#MeToo hurdles to navigate, and plenty of work to be done on the part of employers and work organizations.

The Ridiculous Reason the Palace Is Reportedly ‘Grumpy’ With Meghan Markle and Prince Harry

Today in petty royals news, Buckingham Palace officials are reportedly “grumpy” with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry over⁠—wait for it⁠—empty office rooms.

Here’s what’s going on, according to The Sun: As part of the separation of the royal households, Markle and Prince Harry are moving their business headquarters from Kensington Palace to Buckingham Palace—and the new digs are swanky. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will reportedly now occupy “six large rooms off the lavish master corridor” in BP, which, for some reason, has annoyed staffers.

“The Palace traditionalists are grumpy that such a prime space is being given over to Harry and Meghan, who have perfectly adequate offices already at Kensington Palace,” a royal insider tells The Sun. This may be true, but a component of the aforementioned household split for Markle and Prince Harry is a move to Buckingham Palace, so I’m not exactly sure what the fuss is all about.

“There are a lot of people trying to cause trouble for the Duke and Duchess as a result of this move,” the insider continued. Geez.

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But Meghan Markle and Prince Harry shouldn’t have anything to worry about. “The facts are they were offered these rooms by the master of the household because they are currently unoccupied and used as meeting rooms,” the insider added. So, in other words, no one has any real right to be upset with them.

And here’s the kicker: They aren’t even doing anything to the rooms, just “taking out the current furniture and installing new desks,” per the insider. Also, the permanent space in Buckingham Palace is still available to royal staffers. So it seems like Markle and Prince Harry are doing everything in their power to make this transition as seamless as possible. Remind me where the problem is again? Sigh!