Happy Thursday, ladies. The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is reaching its conclusion. One thing that sometimes gets overlooked is that the sale provides a good opportunity to purchase fashion investment pieces at more reasonable prices than they might normally be.
What are "investment pieces exactly"? They're items of good quality, usually at higher price points, that can last a lifetime. And while investment pieces can be obvious designer brands, they don't necessarily have to be.
To my mind, we're talking fashion items like:
For each of the above categories, I went through the sale and identified two investment pieces and provided inspiration on how to style them from items also taken from the sale.
And before we go further, the price points on the investment pieces I chose are higher than items I usually feature on the blog. Let's just get that out of the way right now.
But I'll also say this. Suppose that you invest in a piece that will last you, say, 10 years at a price point of say $500. That's the equivalent of buying a $50 alternative every year. Or a $100 alternative every 2 years. And so on and so forth.
When buying investment pieces, I try to stick to a few basic principles:
With all of that out of the way, let's get right down to the items.
Today I'm spotlighting 5 fashion investment pieces that are still available at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale
The outfits I've modeled are all old, but I've put together similars for each
Everything that is featured today is shoppable via a text or image-based widget
This morning, Kelly shared one of her go-to, timeless classics but styled it with a modern flare. Click the title or image below to read the article.
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
At 71 I’ve purchased many good pieces of clothing thinking I would wear them for a “lifetime “ but, truth be told, this body of mine didn’t cooperate with that thought. My weight hasn’t changed in twenty years but the fat has settled in areas I never expected. I put my money in good handbags, shoes & jewelry but in clothing I’m happy to get a few good years from a garment.
I’m just curious, do you exercise or utilize strength training into your routine?
Absolutely! Been doing Pilates for years, walk regularly and play golf 3 days a week year round.
At 75 my weight is the same as thirty years ago. I weight train, walk 3 miles a day and do pilates as well.
Weight shifts a bit about every 7 years. Still weigh 119 and it’s just a different 119. Nothing dramatic but different. Happens to all of us.
If you are doing all those things, you are healthy and well. The weight shift is minimal and nothing to be concerned about.
Beth, the navy blazer outfit is one of the best I’ve seen you in as well as the utility jacket with olive slacks. Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing and helping us to make better choices. It doesn’t come naturally to me.
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