this post sponsored by Nordstrom
the LBD wardrobe staple has to be one of the hardest-working items in your closet. it is the go-anywhere do-anything dress. i like to keep at least one if not two hanging in my closet. one for spring/summer and one for fall/winter. the little black dress is credited to Coco Chanel and goes back one hundred years to the 1920s. the LBD wardrobe staple was similar to the popular Ford Model T. it was affordable and accessible to all social classes. but it’s also versatile and long-lasting. all the qualities we look for when we’re building a hard-working wardrobe.
happy Monday, gang! we’re marching our way through October at record speed. honestly, the following Monday is November 1st. the holidays have arrived! just to make my life more interesting, i embarked on a design project that starts today and wraps up on December 1st. my walkout basement is getting a facelift. the tile ceiling is being removed, a new kitchenette installed, and a new island where the fam can gather for a quick bite or assemble a puzzle. can’t wait for the finished result just in time for Christmas. and yes, we have all the supplies necessary to ensure the project goes off without a hitch. praise the lord!
the beauty of the LBD wardrobe staple is that it can be worn with a jacket and pumps for work, or it can be worn with ornate jewelry and clutch handbag, and it takes you to dinner with ease. the simplicity of the little black dress is what keeps it a wardrobe staple for years. while i own several LBD’s it came to my attention i didn’t have a long sleeve little black dress. that’s been remedied thanks to this sleek little number from Halogen; a Nordstrom Made brand that doesn’t break the bank. i also liked an asymmetrical hemline LBD but ended up with a long-sleeve shirtdress with ruching and a swirling tonal pattern that sets it apart from the pack. while i was shopping online, i spied satin joggers, a long sleeve sequin top, sleeveless sequin top, sequin skirt, and a sparkle long sleeve dress, all from Halogen. can you tell i have the holidays on my mind? not to worry, as Nordstrom has released their holiday gift guides. this retailer always has me covered.
many readers write in asking about hosiery. while i live in a climate where i can get away with the “no hose” look, i do wear a pair now and again. today, i’m wearing a pair of opaque black hose that gives this simple black dress an elevated look. what i love most about shopping at Nordstrom is that its one-stop shopping. a dress from Halogen, hose from Natori, accessories from Tory Burch or Nordstrom Made brands, and this girl’s life just got easier. they even carry handbags from Frances Valentine. what’s not to love about shopping at Nordstrom?
a few of my favorite things about Nordstrom.
a big thank you to Nordstrom for this sponsored post. and thank you lovely readers for supporting the brands that allow me to bring you fresh ideas.