I spent my Thanksgiving break in the suburbs of the Bay Area (aka, my adopted hometown on the West Coast, where my husband grew up and where we spent a good chunk of the pandemic). You’ll be relieved to know that between all the important activities (mainly hikes and trips to the bakery), I managed to dedicate four hours on Sunday to ransacking the local Nordstrom.
Let it be said shopping IRL the weekend after Thanksgiving is no joke. I arrived promptly at 10:30 a.m. only to discover it didn’t open until 11, so I spent half an hour sitting in the sun with a coffee from the Nordstrom cafe, making a game plan for when I got inside. Priorities were cozy winter knits and some excellent outerwear, and (per my rules) I had to try on at least one fun thing I normally wouldn’t. You can shop all my best IRL finds below.