Nordsroms Anniversary Sale Picks Part 1

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It’s so difficult to even consider leather and wool right now let alone boots and outerwear but these deals and the savings are too much to resist! Here are some of my picks and tips from the Nordstrom catalog. You know I’m going to give pointers on who and how to wear these items too. Shop stylishly and keep me posted on what you get and how you ROCK IT!

Oh don’t you just want to wrap yourself up in this! And you look like a million for $98.90! Nordstrom Collection Ribbed Knit Ruana
Who: This is such a volumous garment. Remember you are what you wear so you’ll look this large and grand if you choose to rock this.  That means you should be slight in frame. Also you don’t want this shawl to wear you so I’d recommend this for someone who is 5’8″ or taller.
How: Whenever you wear volume up top you want to balance that out with something slim on the bottom. I’d recommend a skinny jean, legging or even a leather skinny pant…
Shoes…you can wear a flat or a bootie or a knee high boot even.

Okay this to me looks a little costume-y for me.  Don’t get me wrong I totally have a little boho to my style but this looks like you’re headed to a 70’s party. But separetely I think they could be SO cool!
Who: Dress Sanctuary ‘Greenwhich’ $99.90: You’ve got have some legs to rock this dress! If you don’t like your bare legs you can always rock with tights! This dress would look so great on a boy or straight shaped body type either tall or petite (if the bell sleeves aren’t too overwhelming and swallow you up)
Vest Santurary ‘New Rockin’ Natalie Faux Fur Vest $98.90: Oh SO Jane Berkin! This vest is LONG so I’d suggest you be the same to rock this. The only time this would look good on a petite is if it’s worn like in the picture and with a short skirt or dress. 
How: Dress: Pair with black or brown tights and either an suede taupe ankle boot or a black motorcycle boot.  A knee high frye boot would be pretty classic too! I also think a tassled pump would be adorable! See below:

Tassle Pump

This is one item I think I HAVE to have! The faux shearling vest. Echo $49.90
Who: This again is a little long in the front so I’d recommend for the 5’7″ and taller girl.  Make sure this vest doesn’t hide your shape but actually gives or compliments you.  It could be great for just about any body type as long as you’ve got a little height to balance the length.
How: I love the way they styled this in the photo, with just a simple white tee. It’s a stand alone stylish piece so it’s easy to pair with something more simple. On the other hand the lines are so clean that you could easily pair this vest with a bolder, busier printed top or dress and it won’t ‘compete’. Pair with a plaid collared blouse (not tucked in) and some skinny or straight leg jeans with wool and leather booties for a Portland ‘Rugged’ look.

LOVE the colors in this dress! So fun and flirty. A great dres for the transition from Summer to Fall. The cut of the dress though is something to be concerned with.
Laundry by Shelli Segal $159.90
Who: I like the empire cute of this dress but the gathered fabric in the front of the dress can be dangerous.  If you have a little something to hide or camouflage in the tummy area…this dress can make you look more like you have MORE in that area because of the gathers.  This dress is best for someone who has a straight/boy shaped body type both tall and this dress would be great for a petite! Especially if you have a long torso and short legs!
How: You could rock this dress with cute little flats, a pump or a knee high boot! Rock the faux shearling vest with this! wink.

Would YOU rock a leather pant? I wouldn’t count it out. Kenna-T Skinny leather pant $349.90

Who: If you are daring enough to rock this trend and you love your legs..then I say ROCK IT! Always check the placement of the pockets…grab your butt, turn around..are the pockets centered under your palm? That’s a great fit.
How: Pair with an oversized but not too big and baggy denim shirt and a pair of black ankle boots or a tassled pump, even a mary jane pump would work. I also love how they styled this photo with a silky top and vest. A play on texture and color. 

Are you cardi obsessed?  This modern take on the cape is perfect for someone who loves the look and feel of a cardigan but needs an update. This shape is so modern. Mackage ‘Delia
‘ cape $389.90
Who: This sweater is so great for someone who has narrow shoulders and who’s petite OR tall! Yay.
 How: Ugh. How NOT?:) This sweater is great with a silky blouse like in the picture…or even with a cami under and with a pair of dress slacks OR jeans! It would be striking with a pencil skirt or over a shaped sheath dress. Perfect to wear casually or to the office! Worth the investment.

Here they are!! Oh boots boots and more boots! Ugh I’m in HEAVEN!:)
Who: Boutique 9 ‘floyde’ tall boot with two buckles $159.90 (top left): Great for someone TALL this boot will cut you off at the top and at the ankle.  You have to have the ‘real estate’ to break your leg up this much.
Vera Wang Lavender ‘Kipp’ $279.90 and Frye Carmen Back Lace boot $199.90 (top right in gray, bottom middle in fawn): These short boots are great again for someone with narrow long legs. This length can cut a leg off in an awkward place.  Make sure it doesn’t hit at the widest part of your calf muscle.
Fry ‘Jane Strappy’ $239.90 and ‘Mellissa Button Back Zip’ $219.90 (botton left and bottom right): These knee high boots are great for anyone about 5′ 6″ and taller. Shorter you may need a shorter/tall boot that doesn’t cut you off so high on the leg.

And if the classic riding boot is more your thing…

Who: Cole Haan ‘Air Whitley’ buckle boot, leather and stretch suede $229.90 (top left): This boot could be great if you have a very muscular calf muscle because the adjustable buckle and stretch suede. Corso Como ‘San Angelo’ quilted boot $169.90 (bottom left): This is a great, stylish and classic boot but not good if you have thick or heavy legs. Vince Camuto ‘Bilco’ tall boot $159.90 (middle) : is a beautiful boot perfect if you’ve got long legs. LOVE the color and hardware. And lastly Via Spiga ‘Kacey’ riding boot $259.90: THE classic riding boot. Looks good on most any body type 5’6″ or taller and your legs are average to longer than average.

Trend ALERT! Grey wool flannel paired with your favorite color leather! UGH this looks expensive but casual…just screams exquisite to me:)
Who: Cole Haan Buckle boot $249.90 (top left): Great if you have a slender LONG leg because of the width of this.  Great to wear with a sweater dress….or with jeans and cashmere boyfriend cardigan…oh…I think I must own these…
Boutique 9 ‘Nexxie’ peep toe bootie $89.90: Great on anyone who has a slender ankle. Perfect to wear with tights and  dress or skirt to work or with skinny jeans or even some leather pants…:)
Nice Camuto ‘Jerrell’ High Heel Bootie $109.90 (bottom right): Ugh I love me a sleek bootie that hits high on the foot! These would look great with a dress or skirt, opaque tights and any flattering top! You have to be able to rock a heel though, not just balance…but walk. Steven by SM ‘Madee’ flat $79.90 (very bottom): Great for the shoe wearer who doesn’t dig heels. Great with any slack or denim even an A-line skirt that hits right above the knee.

I have more to come! Stay tuned….