Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 Dressing Room Selfies Round 1! Well, technically this is my in-home ‘dressing room’ since this is my online order, but I have a part 2 coming soon which will be In-Store Dressing Room Selfies, so for the sake of continuity, part 1 and part 2 are Dressing Room Selfies. I may even have a part 3 with the Vancouver Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
I am so in love with this multi-way blazer! This was a risky piece for me to buy because dressy is not my style and I don’t work in an office, but I was wanting an investment item from my Classic Style Wardrobe Staples list as my big splurge this year. A dressy item that I could pair with my more casual jeans, sneakers and white tee to make it a little more sophisticated and dressed up. This jacket is such a dream. It has a turtleneck dickey that zips in and out and that you can wear with other Veronica Beard Jackets. I love that they have grey hoodie-style dickeys to pair with their blazers too! This is a size 12, and it fits really well. Tailored in all the right places but plenty roomy in the chest, arms, and shoulders.
*Forgot to add a fit notation. I have rather wide lats from olympic weightlifting and all the heavy high pulls we do, and large shoulders these days. My shoulder span isn’t that wide (just average) but they have bulky muscle. This jacket fits so comfortably around that area. I have read a few reviews around the web that say this jacket fits more relaxed than her others so perhaps that is why. I love that it’s such a feminine tailored fit, but is still relaxed in certain areas without making it a boxy overwhelming fit.
Three options in different budgets. I love all of these and hope to try them this weekend. The pink on the left looks just like this one I purchased on clearance the other day. Same cut, style and color! As you can tell, I’m on a blazer + tee shirt kick!
I love Rag & Bone Jeans but if you remember from this post about all my favorite jeans, Rag & Bone are slightly second place to my fav, the AG Jeans. I made a rookie mistake and although I knew there would be AG Jeans, I didn’t see right away that the AG The Legging Ankle Skinny without any distressing was uploaded (it was 2 am!). I placed my order with these and then saw the AG’s and really kicked myself. I decided to wait until Sunday to see if would want to exchange these for the others, but they are now fully sold out. I still really like these and the fit is perfect, so I’m going to keep them. The only consideration for returning them was if I could get my top top favorite. These are a really deep black wash, a nice higher mid rise and very slimming. The fit is TTS but they are also pretty stretchy so they feel really comfortable.
On the far right, the budget option with rave reviews!
These sneakers caught my attention for two reasons. First, they are a dressy white sneaker that fits in with my Classic Style Staples. They are an upscale brand but the price is really, really great. I also really love the sweater knit detail. I think the knit detail is much more obvious and pretty on the other two colors though with a contrasting grey pattern. All three color options where beautiful, but in the interested in having that ‘white sneaker’ look I chose these. They are a little bit ‘golf shoe preppy’. I also prefer these ones to the others because they are a matte leather vs the slight sheen of the others. I think these may be nubuc which is what makes it matte. The leather quality is just incredible on these and they are a very well made, quality shoe. Especially for the price point of $129 . They even come with a beautiful thick linen dust bag, just like my high end shoes do!
The Vince Cantara Slip- On Sneakers are TTS to slightly roomy and super comfortable. They are easy to slip on and off. My one hesitation with these (before they arrived) was I worried that the knit portion would be way too stretchy and loose against the foot, but actually, it’s reinforced with a strong elastic. I think these look really elegant. With this outfit, I think the brown or black would look better but with another outfit or with blue jeans (which I wear most often) these will look better. Hopefully, they stay clean! I’m going to try the brown and black pair on this weekend and confirm that the white is the one to go with.