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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I had a pretty good time at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale.  (Despite the bargain basement atmosphere.)  Some of the sections were already quite picked over, but I managed to snag a few good deals.

Faux Fur Military Jacket and apple print shirt
Faux Fur Military Jacket and apple print shirt

I normally don’t go for faux fur accents, as they feel a bit over the top, but this jacket really called to me and the fur is super soft and removable.  I thought it went well with this apple printed button up.  I also can envision the button up with a brown corduroy skirt I have with a oatmeal sweater layered on top.

boucle jacket and military boots
boucle jacket and military boots

I think this boucle jacket will look great with some black skinny jeans and a cool accent necklace.  I fell in love with the boots and can’t wait to pair them with a flowy skirt or dress and tights.  It’s hard to tell from the picture, but they are a nice olive green and have zippers up the side.

The goods:

Zigi Girl Talia boot – Nordstrom $129.00

Halogen Bomber jacket – Nordstrom $64.90

Caslon removable fur jacket – Nordstrom $64.90

Halogen Roll Sleeve shirt – Nordstrom $37.90

I also picked up a great new foundation from the Georgio Armani counter.  The sales lady was very helpful and ended up doing a whole face makeover for me which looked pretty great, aside from the pounds of mascara she coated me with.  I bought a few new cosmetics as well.  All in all, it was a very relaxing Saturday.

Black Linen Pants

Last weekend I was ecstatic when I stopped into Ann Taylor Loft and discovered the “Julie” pant.  These pants were made for people with curves on their lower half and felt like they were tailored for me.  On top of the pure joy of finding pants that actually fit and were flattering, they were on clearance and on sale on top of that!  (I always appreciate a good bargain.)  I ended up buying 2 pairs of these linen trouser style pants, one in black and one in khaki.  I also found a pair of navy capris in my size in the same “Julie” style that fit like a glove with just enough stretch and room to comfortably move.

Here is how I decided to wear these to work.  I paired the trousers with a black and white striped tee I bought at Talbots years ago, and a collarless blue jean jacket.  I also thought they’d look better with a bit of a heel (I typically wear flat shoes) so I grabbed these Me Too sandals with a T-strap.

Black Linen trousers Ann Taylor Loft
Black Linen Trousers from Ann Taylor Loft paired with a striped tee and a cropped collarless jean jacket

Where to get it:

Black Linen Trouser pants – Ann Taylor Loft (In store, clearance section)

Bracelet – Dana Buchman @ Kohls $15.60

Striped Tee (similar) – JCrew $45.00

Silver necklace (similar) – Banana Republic $39.50

Sandals were Me Too: Humble Wedge, sold out on DSW