Athleta’s Lava Hype Run Jacket

While browsing online for items to feature in this week’s posts about stylish workout clothes, my scrolling abruptly stopped when Athleta’s Lava Hype Run Jacket in Navy Print ($138, also in White Print) appeared on my screen.

It isn’t often that I get so excited about a workout jacket, but check out this jacket’s flattering shape and fun, bright print. It’s a thoroughly modern plaid!
Womens Activewear Jacket Stylish Workout Wear

Here’s a picture of the jacket’s backside, which is just as flattering as the front.

Womens Stylish Workout Wear Jacket Stylish Activewear

In addition to looking so good, the jacket is lightweight, water-repellant and wind-resistant. Eureka! It will be perfect for those cold and dreary days I’m coming and going from the gym, running errands, watching a lacrosse game or walking the dogs.

To see everything in Athleta’s lava print – including tank, sports bra and capris – click here. To visit Athleta, click here.


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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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