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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016 – My Selections

I wasn’t going to do a dedicated Nordstrom Anniversary Sale post this year since there are quite a few out there already. However I received a few requests and plus I’ve been doing more shopping than I initially thought I would with this sale…whoops! Here are some of my selections (and if you’re looking for my weekend update, it’s right below!)

Handbags (left to right)

Longchamp Le Pliage expandable nylon tote, $130/$195 after sale: These always sell out during the Anniversary sales. The classic Longchamp Le Pliage totes in an expandable format – if you don’t already have one of these, a good opportunity to try them out. Note – you can also find baby blue, black, and light gray here.

Frye Melissa crossbody saddle bag, $250, $380 after sale: This isn’t normally the style of bag I gravitate to, but I really like this Frye bag. If there’s any brand that can make a fantastic leather saddle bag, it’s Frye. This saddle bag looks to be comfortable, extremely useful, and made out of high quality leather.

Longchamp Le Pliage cuir leather tote, $355/$530 after sale: Nordstrom usually has this tote each year, and I always recommended it as I think it’s one of the best leather totes out there. It hits the functionality, style, and value (especially at this price) nexus right on.

Shoes (left to right)

Cole Haan over the knee boots, $330/$500 after sale: I’ve tried these on and they’re a great fit for shorter legs (like the ones on yours truly). The price is much more reasonable compared to Stuart Weitzman and I found the quality the same. Considering jumping on these this year.

La Canadienne waterproof boot, $300/$450 after sale: A pair of flat waterproof black boots is a must in almost every wardrobe in my opinion. I’ve always had great experiences with La Canadienne and you can wear these in the rain and snow.

Joie criss cross block heeled sandal, $195/$300 after sale: I have eyed the full price version of these sandals many a time. I love block heels because I find the more comfortable, and the straps on these help add to the comfort factor (while being cute). I like the lower criss cross on the front instead of an ankle strap – helps lengthen the leg. Continue Reading

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Bag Review – The Gucci Soho Disco

Sale PSA:  Lace up huarache style flats from Steve Madden (these are adorable and nicely priced for an easy summer shoe!), now under $50, a cropped midnight blue bomber from 3.1 Phillip Lim, now 60% off, a 3/4 sleeve boucle dress from Vince (a great easy work option), now $207, and a very cute striped crewneck sweater from J.Crew with side snap details, now $30 with code 48HOURS. 

I shared a little peek of this bag last week, and received quite a few questions so I rushed out this post! So today I’ll be reviewing a little bag which I’ve been eyeing for literally years and finally jumped the gun on – the Gucci Soho Disco.

I first saw the Soho Disco in 2013, and heard a ton of great feedback on the bag. Friends said it was super light, easy to carry, fit a nice amount of items, oh and…was reasonably priced (around $900 at the time…it’s since gone up another $100). I was very tempted but to be honest, had a hard time getting over the large interlocking “GG” logo in the front…I’m not a huge logo person.

Having a baby however, has made me into the world’s pickiest and most ardent consumers of crossbody bags. Seriously! So I finally caved and got the Soho…and it’s a great little bag, one of the best crossbody options out there in my opinion.

I was tempted by quite a few colors, but ended up with the classic rose beige version (Gucci’s version of tan/camel). It’s one of the staple colors which Gucci brings out season after season. It currently seems to be sold out online, but I’ll update the links as the fall inventory starts rolling in.

Gucci Soho Disco Rose Beige

The rose beige color is a great neutral, and also I felt that the “GG” logos were a bit more subdued on it versus other colors I had considered. And of course I love the tassel detail – it makes the bag! Continue Reading

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Wearing Lately

Sale PSA: A beautiful white embroidered eyelet dress from Theory, now under $275 (there’s also a similar version from Eliza J, also on sale, for $107), a sleek cutout dress from Elizabeth and James, now under $90, a felt and leather clutch from Proenza Schouler, now under $400, a great open back white Theory dress (yes another one), now under $107, and an adorable off the shoulder top from Anthropologie, now just $28 with code EVENBETTER (I also like this utility shirtdress, now $56). 

A few quick outfits from the last week, including the 4th of July weekend – I hope you all had a great holiday! Even though it’s summer, I’ve realized I still can’t stay away from my first wardrobe love – black. It’s a year round color to me, and I’ve finally accepted it.

By the way – I’ve had a few requests for a post on traveling with a baby – I am working on it!

Here I’m wearing the Leith tank dress here which I recommended on a Weekend Update a month or so ago – for those of you who were asking, here’s a picture of it on a shortie (I’m 5’1). It’s a substantial dress that could be worn in all seasons. If you’re taller it could easily be worn with flats as well, and would be a very comfortable year round dress, depending on how you layer it (super cute with a little cropped cardigan). It goes in and out of stock regularly, so I’d keep checking back if you don’t see your preferred size or color – there’s blush or black available.

I’ve been wearing this Gucci Soho Disco bag a lot since I got it a few weeks ago….also working on this review as well! I know it’s quite a popular little bag. Continue Reading

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Wearing Lately

Sale PSA: An adorable black nano shoulder bag from Sophie Hulme, now under $300, a black embroidered tassel trim dress from Madewell, now 30% off, a lovely ice blue floaty silk mini dress from Elizabeth and James, now $219, a pretty little black lace dress from Elie Tahari, now under $160, and a great military/field jacket from FRAME, now under $200 (find more sizes here, and here).

Here are some updates of what I’ve been wearing these past few weeks.

I saw this Anthropologie dress while browsing a few weeks ago, and couldn’t resist ordering it. I have a special place in my heart for fringe, but lately some of my attempts at incorporating it haven’t been going so well (multiple fringed have made me look like I have colorful mustaches growing out of my toes). This dress incorporates it in a fun and easy to wear way though.

It’s sold out currently online, but I’d keep checking back for pop backs, which is how I got mine. I’d say it runs fairly true to size depending on how you like it to fit – I took a 00p. There’s also a few other great fringed dress options I found, including this adorable DODO BAR OR version, and this chic clean white sheath option, by Kate Spade. I wouldn’t mind adding either (or both) to my closet!

Suede Sandals Sole Society

We just came back from Hawaii, and I had bought these sandals about six weeks ago with the trip specifically in mind. I’m careful to always pack a pair of cheaper heels on resort holidays now, ever since I got a pair of gold trimmed suede Jimmy Choos soaked in ocean water. These Sole Society heels were my first foray into the brand and I was happy with what I received. A decent heel (but manageable), very simple and chic design, and comfortable soft suede. All for under $75. Mr. Feather liked these too (he’s always relieved when I buy simple shoes).

Here are the same shoes again on a different day – worn with another dress! They’re such easy summer heels.

Wearing Pink Sabi Anjou

Zara dress (old, similar linen/cotton dress for under $100), PASSAGE 88 Sabi shawl in pinks, Sole Society heels, Goyard Anjou tote

I certainly don’t wear dresses every day (or heels), but I have been finding that I’ve been able to wear heels more often, and even smaller bags! Baby Feather more easily entertains himself so I don’t need to lug around lots of toys and goodies, and he’s getting too heavy for his carrier, so he spends more time in the stroller (and thus I don’t have a 25 pound weight dragging on my torso, making heels very unstable). Continue Reading