A Nordstrom VP on the Affordable Pieces She and Her Co-Workers Always Buy

If you’re a regular reader of WWW, you’ll be well-versed in our unwavering obsession with Nordstrom. From our favorite Nordstrom basics to its coolest seasonal trends and dangerously epic sales, there’s no question we love to wax lyrical about the multi-brand retailer on repeat. While we editors regularly share our most coveted Nordstrom picks, I was curious to see what the stylish employees at Nordstrom—who work day in and day out with products, brands, and design—actually buy for themselves. For the inside scoop, I tapped Red Godfrey, VP of creative at Nordstrom, and asked her to share the affordable items she and her co-workers always buy, along with what they're currently wearing this season. From staple Levi’s and leggings to fun pieces from the Nordstrom Made influencer collabs, scroll below to see her picks and shop some of our editor-favorite Nordstrom pieces for the season ahead. The best part? They’re all under $150.

Comme des Garçons Play T-Shirts

"This is the perfect tee to pair with jeans and sneakers for a casual look, or with a skirt for a more dressed-up look. Many of us wear these on a regular rotation and the heart logo always brings a smile."

Levi's Denim

"A great pair of jeans is essential in everyone’s wardrobe. Recently, we’ve returned to the iconic Levi's 501 or their Wedgie fit, which gives you a vintage-jean look with a high waist. The other Levi’s fit we love is the Ribcage Super High for maximum waist definition with an easy straight leg."

Floral Dresses

"Loose, voluminous floral dresses have been on the rise for a while and show no sign of slowing down. These are effortless styles that you can throw on with sneakers or dress up with heels."


"Bodysuits are back, and here’s a favorite of ours. We love the square neck."

Zella Leggings

"You can’t go wrong with these Nordstrom-made hardworking leggings, whether we’re working out or walking the dog. The high-compression fabric feels great, and who doesn’t love a fun pattern?"

Turtleneck Sweater

"A lightweight sweater is a year-round staple for layering. Think Jackie O by pairing with white jeans and flats. Black and white are forever chic, but don’t miss out on finding a new favorite bright."

Something Fun

"We love Blair Eadie’s colorful, playful style, and we all have our favorites from the just-launched Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collaboration."


"Like the rest of the world, we’re living in sweats, and nothing is quite as comfy as an old-school hoodie with matching sweatpants."


"The pattern of the season. We love how crafty everyone is getting, from tops and dresses to swimwear."

Classic Oxford Shirt

"Our little secret—some of our favorite button-down shirts are found in the Men’s department. (I’ve also been known to buy size 18 from our Boys’ department.)"


"If you normally live in dresses, switch it up with a jumpsuit. It’s our everyday effortless pick."

Shop more affordable editor-loved picks from Nordstrom:

As the temps start to rise we're swapping our sweats for these cool jogger shorts.

Pretty sporty sandals to wear with dresses, leggings, and shorts alike.

We can't resist this effortless and breezy floral frock.

This rib-knit dress is easy to dress up or down.

These kicks will make every outfit cooler.

A versatile tank you'll be living in all summer.