if you can believe it, my Nordstrom Anniversary haul (or most of it) finally arrived around 6pm. it’s always great fun to open the box and sort through the items one by one. it feels a bit like a child on christmas morning that’s eyeing all those bright shiny packages and is ready to rip off the paper to see what’s inside. so without further adieu let’s see what goodies i ordered.
this photo session is definitely impromptu held in our dining room around 9pm. it started right after our electrician hung the last light fixture, swept the floor and packed up his gear around 8:30. this past month our living room and kitchen fixtures, including ceiling fan were all updated to the latest and greatest versions. it never ceases to amaze me how light fixtures impact the overall aesthetic of a room. anyhoo, it’s late, and we need to get this photo session in gear. mr. style? is your camera charged?
the first outfit is hands down my favorite – a window pane skirt by Tibi and a simple blue blouson tee by Michael Stars. don’t you love the bateau neck? it’s a flattering neckline for any body shape. the Nordstrom reviews complained this tee was too small for women who wear a size 8 or 10. well, i wear a size 8 or medium in most brands and I didn’t find that to be the case. what i particularly like about this tee is the thumbhole cuff that gives it a sassy twist. the window pane skirt is by Tibi. take a peek at the oversized pocket on the back. adorable! this a-line skirt is flattering to most body types has a slit on the left side and offers a longer length.
next up is a color block sweater from Eileen Fisher. this sweater is a beautiful weight that will transition from summer to fall with ease. it has a boxy shape that i’m still not convinced i like. honestly, i want to love Eileen Fisher and gravitate towards the bold colors and patterns associated with this brand. but the drawback for someone like me who prefers a more tailored look is the easy breezy fit. what do you think? originally, i ordered a slouchy ankle pant from Eileen Fisher but it was waaay too big, so i pulled on a pair from my closet. after taking a hard look at these photos i think these pants might be a tad too loose thanks to FASTer Way to Fat Loss and my workout routine. but, hey, the photo session must go on!
this outfit was featured in the Nordstrom preview catalog, and i couldn’t wait to put these two items in my shopping cart. can you say prepilicious? this striped knit top is a crop top that will look fantastic with high waisted jeans – blue or white. it’s been said before, but i never met a stripe i didn’t like. the red a-line skirt is the perfect length that hits just below my knee. it comes with a self fabric belt. a pair of slip-on mules from J.Crew purchased for our trip to europe adds to the preppy vibe. both top and skirt are from Halogen a very affordable brand.
here’s another color block sweater from Eileen Fisher. this time it’s an open-faced merino wool cardigan. again, the weight of the sweater is perfect. not too bulky or heavy. this sweater will look perfect with jeans, leggings, even a skirt. definitely a keeper.
last but not least is this menswear-inspired coat from my favorite designer – Ralph Lauren. it has a funnel collar with a button tab closure and front flap pockets. i need another coat like a need a hole in the head thanks to my years living in Minnesota. but this coat is lightweight and perfect for those milder winters Georgia has to offer. decisions, decisions.
okay, gang, that’s it for my Nordstrom haul. there will be a video posted on YouTube later today. but i think i have the 2018 anniversary sale in the bag!
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I think you should send back the Eileen Fisher color block sweater. It does nothing to showoff your cute figure!
I agree. Show your shape, girl!
well, thanks, ladies, for all your sweet comments! but i’m checking back in with you in january when the cold winter winter winds are blowing. xo
I agree. That sweater really isn’t the best. It may be the cream block right at your hips.
I was actually talking about the first Eileen Fisher sweater, but looking at your comment and then back at the cardigan you are talking about, I agree!
thanks for your input, katie! but i don’t always buy clothes based on if they help me look slimmer or not. sometimes, comfort comes first and this cardigan will be perfect on a cold winter night! xo
thanks for the compliment! but during the cold winter months it’s nice to slip into a long cardigan that will keep you toasty warm. just sayin’. xo
Well, you asked what we thought about the Eileen Fisher color block sweater and I just gave you my honest opinion. I think you can find some sweaters that keep you warm and are a little bit more flattering. I now live in the Cleveland, Ohio area so I know all about keeping toasty warm in the winter, fall, spring, and sometimes, even summer!
These are all nice looks! I like them all. Go for the coat–that’s unique and timeless with a twist in that collar. And I like the Eileen Fisher pieces, too. I tend to think neutrals when I think of that brand, but I like the pops of color with the color blocks in these. Worn over close-fit pants, I think it’s cute. Love that window pane skirt and top. Classic. You did great–will you keep them all?!
no, i won’t keep them all. i loved the striped top, michael stars blouson top and the window pane skirt that i will exchange for a smaller size. and the ralph lauren coat is mine all mine. i love him! xo
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