Class It Up – Take Advantage of Nordstrom’s Sale to Update Your Fall/Winter Wardrobe

Today, everyone may shop Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary Sale! Unlike Abigail, I have yet to sign up for a Nordstrom card so today is a big day for me.

Last week, Abigail did an excellent post featuring all things Marsala on sale at Nordstrom. This post profiles a few fall/winter essentials you may want to buy now during the sale.

A Jumpsuit is a Terrific Alternative to a LBD

A jumpsuit has become an awesome option to wearing a dress. Abigail and I love our dresses, but the jumpsuit has its allure too. Trina Turk’s Cruz Sleeveless Black Crepe Jumpsuit in Black is a year-round wardrobe staple. ($232.90 after sale $348)
Sleeveless Black Jumpsuit V-Neck

Dress it up, dress it down. When it is cold add a layer. Trina Turk is a go-to brand for well-made, high quality clothing. The jumpsuit is also available in red.

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A Winter Scarf You Have Been Craving

The iconic cashmere & silk Burbury Check Scarf is 25% off during the sale. ($296.25 from Nordstrom) Be it a gift for yourself or a Christmas gift for someone else, it would be nice to save $100.
Burbury Check Scarf Womens Winter Scarf Cashmere and Silk Scarf

Despite the Heat, Now is a Great Time to Buy a Winter Coat

I shudder to think what wearing a winter coat would feel like right now – it was 95 degrees yesterday where I live. But, if you know you need a cold weather coat, I have found one that makes me want to plan a trip to Alaska, right now! Diane von Furstenberg’s Mackenzie Two-Tone Cozy Coat in Charcoal is sophisticated, classy and distinctive – a winning trio of attributes. It is only available from Nordstrom. ($398 after sale $598)

Womens Winter Coat Reversible Winter Coat

The coat is reversible and comes with a removable belt. It is also available in Taupe. This is the kind of coat that can be worn with a dressed up outfit as well as a casual outfit. I love its versatility.

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Nordstrom has not forgotten about guys during its big sale. One of our nephews is into the crazy sock trend. I love the colors of Bugatchi’s Check Sock’s in Blue. ($12.90 after sale $19.95) It is also available in red.

Mens Check Socks Crazy Socks


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At Ease, Smart & Chic – Under $100 – Two Eye-Catching Flats on Sale at Nordstrom

Something that you’ll love to wear when you’re not in the office. 

In light of Nordstrom’s annual Anniversary sale of pre-fall items beginning today for cardholders, we are focusing on Nordstrom’s selection of women’s shoes.

This is a great time of year to assess your shoe situation. Is there a pair in need of retirement? Is there an outfit you’re not wearing because it needs better coordinated shoes? Are there gaps in your fall/winter footwear? Ask yourself these questions, draw up your list and take advantage of the great sales.

Shoe shopping can be so distracting.
There are so many gorgeous options to admire.
Take time to make a list of the footwear you want or need,
and refer to your list to stay on task.

Right now, I have my eye on Cynthia Vincent’s Farie Espadrille Flat in Blue/White. (Sale: $99.90 originally $165 from Nordstrom) I love the print, and blue and white paired together is such a great summer look. The ankle wrap and subtle open-toe are details that make these espadrilles current without being faddish. Best yet, customer reviews are gushing.
Womens Espadrille Flats Womens Summer Shoes

Cynthia Vincent’s Farie Espadrille Flats are also available in fun fuschia/multi and black/white prints.

Remember, if you are not a Nordstrom cardholder it is easy to become one (Abigail became one this time last year), or you may enjoy the plethora of summer items on sale.

Best, Amy

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Smart, Chic and Made in USA – Choose How You Wear This Vivacious Poppy Print – Commandress

Whether it is a skirt, shift, sheath, maxi dress, romper, or coat, there is a poppy print style to suit your taste.

There is nothing like a beautiful floral print to make a piece of clothing special and perfect for special events. This year, my eyes landed on Trina Turk’s Julietta Print Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress. I love everything about it from its sweetheart neckline to its band-inset waist. The perforated skirt and partially sheer hem add trendy detail to an otherwise classic silhouette.

Floral Sheath Print Floral Dress Made in USA

I especially love the vivacious poppy print. Perhaps, Trina Turk’s abstract poppy print was inspired by the sea of poppies surrounding the Tower of London to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I.  Regardless, it is beautiful.

Do you love the print too? It is available in six different items, all made in the USA.

The Julietta Print Stretch Cotton Sheath Dress is available at Nordstrom in 10 or 12 or at Neiman Marcus in 12. (Sale: $202.80, Original: $338) If you love this dress, but you either wear another size or do not see yourself wearing it more than once rent it! ($60, Rent The Runway)

Summer Floral Dress Women's Floral Sheath Dress Made in USA

The sleeveless Felana Print Jersey Shift Dress is precious! (Available in 2, 6, 8, 10 & 12 Sale: $148.80, Original: $248, Nieman Marcus; or in 0, 2, 4, 8 & 12, Sale: $248, Original $354.29, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Womens Floral Dress Summer Shift Dress Made in USA

If I had seen the Floral Print Perforated Party Skirt before the sheath, it may have been my purchase. (Available in 00, 6, 8 & 10, Sale: $178, Original: $298, Neiman Marcus)

Summer Floral Skirt Made in USA Print Floral Skirt

A few weeks ago I saw a woman wearing the Short-Sleeve V-Neck Jumpsuit/Romper. It looked great on her.  (Available in 10 & 12, Sale: $202, Original: $338, Neiman Marcus)

Womens Floral Jumpsuit Romper Made in USA

The Print Jersey Maxi Dress looks so comfortable. (Available in 0, 4, 6 & 8, $328, Nordstrom)

Floral Dress Long Print Floral Maxi Dress Made in USA

Should you invest in this exquisite Lee Floral Print Coat, you will find excuses to wear it everywhere. ($598, Nordstrom)

Print Floral Spring Coat Made in USA

Top photo by Abigail Politzer. Full disclosure regarding my shoes: my red patent leather peep-toe sling back pumps are by Kellie & Katie from DSW. These red pumps below are the closest match I can find online and they are Dolce & Gabbana. Nice, right? If you would rather the pumps I’m wearing that cost about $50.00, visit your nearby DSW. ($613.54,

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