I’m a lifestyle editor, and these are the 18 must-have items I’m shopping at Nordstrom in May


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One of the perks of being a professional online shopper and lifestyle editor is that I spend all day hunting down the best products to share with In The Know readers. Basically, my mind is an endless catalog of stuff — and I definitely take advantage of that by doing a little (okay, a lot) of online shopping for myself.

When it comes to online retailers, Nordstrom has always been my go-to. From popular beauty products on sale to home goods and trending brands, I always find myself with a huge Nordstrom haul every month. But since there’s so much available, it’s kind of overwhelming at times to figure out what items to buy from Nordstrom. This is why I, an expert in all things lifestyle and shopping, am here to share my May Nordstrom haul with you for a little inspo.

From the best summer dresses to a small kitchen appliance that everyone must have in their lives, shop the 18 best editor-approved items I’m buying from Nordstrom this month.

1. Open Edit Sheena Sandal, $59

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Not only are these heeled sandals super cute and provide ample height to shorties like myself, but they’re also allegedly very comfortable??? I’m sold.

2. smeg 50s Retro Style Two-Slice Toaster, $199.95

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If you, like me, spend all of your time on #kitcheninspo Instagram, then you know how important it is to have your own smeg appliance. This chic retro toaster features two extra-wide, extra-long slots and is going to look so freaking chic on my countertop. Toast has never looked so good.

3. STAUD Leather Moon Bag, $295

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Anything STAUD comes out with is a win in my eyes — especially their handbags. This leather half-moon design is just so fun in the purest of ways.

4. NIKE Blazer Low ’77 Jumbo Sneaker, $95

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My goal this year has been to add more colorful footwear to my wardrobe because I have a history of overbuying black boots and white sneakers. Not that there’s anything wrong with that, but this pair of NIKE sneakers have the pop of color that I’m looking for.

5. SKIMS Ribbed Long Slipdress, $78

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I saw a pregnant Sophie Turner wearing this dress, so obviously I have to buy it even though I am very much not pregnant right now.

6. Le Labo Santal 26 Classic Candle, $80

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Last summer I was blessed to be gifted this Le Labo candle in a press package and I’ve never found a candle I loved more. This morning, I officially burned it to the bottom. Instead of being sad about it, I’m spending money on a new one because that’s just how my mind works!

7. ASTR the Label Bubble Sleeve Smocked Blouse, $65

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I had a dream about this top last night and I’m taking that as a sign from the summer fashion overlords.

8. La Mer Crème de la Mer Moisturizing Cream, $190

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Confession time: I got a little too eager with a new chemical exfoliant and completely messed up my skin barrier. It’s real bad, like tight, dry, red, splotchy and stinging kind of bad. My beauty editor friend convinced me that it’s finally time to lean into the La Mer life to soothe my raw skin and I wholeheartedly agree.

9. Reformation Overland Camisole, $98

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I’ve wanted this hot pink fitted top for years but always said, “Eh, I’ll just buy it later.” No more! Please congratulate me on finally going steady with this Reformation tank.

10. Birkenstock Barbados Slide Sandal, $39.95

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While my collection of the rubber Birkenstock Arizona Waterproof sandals probably rivals that of the Birkenstock warehouse, my best friend has been trying to get me on the Barbados Slide train for years. We’re convinced that this bright green colorway is going to be the glue that pulls all of my summer outfits together.

11. Tory Burch Ella Mini Straw Basket Bag, $358

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Speaking of summer, this teeny straw bag from Tory Burch is the best summer bag I’ve ever laid my eyes on. While she is little, she can still mightily hold all of your necessities including your keys, wallet, phone, mask and sunscreen!

12. COOLA Suncare Refreshing Water Mist SPF 18 Sunscreen, $36

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I’m still trying to find the best way to reapply SPF over makeup throughout the day and I’ve heard great things about this COOLA Water Mist with SPF 18. While I do wish the SPF protection were higher, this refreshing mist is good for all skin types and provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. It also contains organic aloe and coconut water for a soothing experience.

13. SKIMS Fits Everybody Cheeky Briefs, $18

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I love a good cheeky brief and recently bought a single pair of the SKIMS Fits Everybody Cheeky Briefs and fell madly in love. Thanks to the huge range of shades (27!), I found my perfect nude with the Mica colorway. The match is so good that you can’t even see the underwear beneath my sheerest white sundresses, so I’m buying approximately 82 pairs.

14. Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette Spray, $95 – $150

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This bottle of Chanel Chance was my go-to perfume all through college. I ran out of the scent about a year ago and never replaced it. Why? I don’t know — but I do know I miss it. The fruity and floral fragrance features notes of grapefruit, quince, jasmine and white musks for a whimsical and classically clean scent.

15. Jeffrey Campbell Dagget Western Boot, $259.99

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If there was one fashion lesson to take away from Coachella this year, it’s that cowboy boots and mini dresses are the perfect pair. Obviously, Jeffrey Campbell got in on the trend with this pair of Western boots and obviously, they’re excellent.

16. Open Edit Ribbed Sweater Tank Dress, $59

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I’m just saying, there’s a very high chance this dress is going to sell out before June because it’s such a perfect summer basic.

17. DASH My Pint Ice Cream Maker, $24.99

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Summer is not really summer unless you’re eating ice cream every day. DASH came through with this simple ice cream maker that makes a single serving in under 30 minutes and it’s only $25.

18. diptyque Baies/Berries Candle, $70

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We all deserve to treat ourselves to a bougie candle.

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