Fashion

Fashion Friday: J. Crew Wool Topcoat

The weather is getting cooler, so it’s definitely time to think about winter coats. I tend to gravitate towards moto jackets, so I wanted to try to branch out for this post and find a different style of coat. While browsing Nordstrom’s website, I found this gem: the J. Crew Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat in red which retails for $270.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

Before we get into the review, I do have two random thoughts:

  1. When did Nordstrom start selling J. Crew things?
  2. Whose idea was it to call this gorgeous coat the “Olga Boiled Wool Topcoat” which sounds terrible?

Anyway, on to the real review!

First, the color is beautiful! This vibrant red is sure to make you stand out! Also, I think the black buttons are a great addition since they contrast nicely with the red. The overall cut and length of the coat seem very fashion forward, and it’s sure to keep you really warm! My only fear is that petite gals like myself might find the length a bit unflattering. Finally, those pockets are deep enough to carry so many secrets and all your extra stuff!

Would you wear a coat this length or do you prefer a different style? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Halogen Anastasia Glitter Flats

Welcome to another Fashion Friday! I am fully entrenched in the holiday spirit, and every time I shop online, I keep searching for fun things that would stand out at a holiday party. Recently, on Nordstrom’s website, I found these gorgeous shoes: the Halogen X Atlantic-Pacific Anastasia Double Strap Flats which retail for $99.95.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

First, I LOVE the fact that glitter is pink hued. The rosie tint is super pretty and sure to stand out. I also adore the two straps adorned with tiny pearls in the corners. The embellishments and straps make these seem classier than the average ballet flat. Finally, the pointed toe really pulls the look together. Overall, I am obsessed with these shoes!

What are your go-to shoes for holiday parties? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood

It looks like Moto jackets are still going to be popular this autumn and winter, which is great since I still have a gorgeous one from Banana Republic. However, while I was looking at Nordstrom, I realized that it might be nice to get one in a fun color that isn’t black, white, or grey. That’s when I spotted the BLANKNYC Meant to Be Moto Jacket with Removable Hood which retails for $98 and comes in this stunning shade of green.

First off, I’m glad the hood is removable because I would definitely want to remove it. The hood looks a bit bulky and makes the jacket look more casual than classy. Either way, I love the edginess that a moto jacket lends to a look (even though it’s subtle). With this green shade, you’d be sure to stand out. Honestly, though, this is a great twist on a neutral. It would still go with pretty much everything since it’s a darker green.

Do you have a favorite moto jacket or is this not the trend for you? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot

Welcome to another installment of Fashion Friday! I’ve been thinking about the boots that I still have from last year. I have so many ankle boots and mid-calf boots, but I want something high and dramatic this year. I was looking at Nordstrom and now I’m in love with the Steve Madden Brinkley Over the Knee Stretch Boot which retails for $130.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

I love that this boot is stretchy because my calves are not the slimmest. I also love the teeny heel and the overall elegant shape of the boot. I could definitely see myself wear these with jeans or even a shorter dress. They are suede, so they wouldn’t be appropriate for snow unless I got them treated. Still, I think these need to make their way into my winter wardrobe!

What boots are you considering for the upcoming winter? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Bardot Alice Lace Body-Con Dress

I feel like I’m a lot more comfortable with makeup than I am fashion. I’m still perfecting my person aesthetic when it comes to clothes, and I think that part of it is caused by my general discomfort with my current weight. Accessorizing is so much easier (and more forgiving) than actual clothes. Still, as I’m searching for pieces for my Fashion Friday installments, I am always drawn to lace and things that are vintage-inspired. That’s probably why I’m now obsessed with the Bardot Alice Lace Body-Con Dress which is available at Nordstrom for $149.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

I love that this dress is sexy but mysterious. The geometric cutouts are fascinating and remind me of Art Deco art and architecture from the 1920s. Also, the nude fabric and black lace work so well together. If I had a different body, I would absolutely buy this one. The only thing that I don’t love is the high neckline. I would much prefer a scoop neck.

Would you wear this piece or do you have a favorite vintage-inspired brand to share? Be sure to let me know your thoughts in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Longchamp Tote Bag

I’m a sucker for a tote bag – my closets are filled with them. But I’m just the kind of person who likes to carry a lot of stuff at all times. I always want to keep my kindle, makeup bag, and a small knitting project with me, so I typically only use smaller purses for special occasions when it would be cumbersome to have a big bag. So, recently, I was browsing Nordstrom and saw this amazing tote bag that I really want: the Longchamp Large Le Pliage Croc Print Tote which retails for $250.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

Longchamp is an iconic brand, and their sturdy bags are close to legendary. I’d love to have one someday, especially one like this that is more grey, silver, and black in tone. I feel like almost all of the Longchamp bags I see are brown (and I don’t buy things that are brown – I don’t have anything against it, but it’s just not a color used in my personal styling). So, this was an exciting find! I’m also such a fan of things that are croc-embossed.

Another huge plus is that the top zips completely! I find that so many tote bags just have a button snap clasp which leaves gaping sides so that things can fall out really easily if the bag is tipped over. I would much prefer a bag like this that zips completely. It does influence the general shape of the bag and makes it seem less roomy, but that’s a small price to pay for the general feeling of security.

What do you look for in a tote bag? Do you like this one? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Fashion Friday: Chelsea28 Versatile Dress

I think that versatility is so important when it comes to fashion. I like things that I can both dress up and play down depending on the occasion. So, when I was shopping online on Nordstrom’s website, I was thrilled to see this amazing dress: the Chelsea28 Crepe Fit & Flare Dress. This dress retails for $139 but is currently on sale for $83.40.

Photo Credit: Nordstrom

There are so many reasons to love this dress. First, it’s a generally flattering shape. The fit of the waistline plus the flare of the skirt is sure to be slimming. I’m also pretty self-conscious about my upper arms, and the ruffle in this sleeve would be a good way to sort of mask that area in a flattering way.

This dress is also one that could be worn in a variety of settings: the office, a casual cocktail party, a date, even an outdoor wedding. You’re sure to have lots of opportunities for wear with a dress like this.

So, how do you feel about this dress? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation

Foundation makes or breaks the overall look of your makeup. It is the base for everything else. A good foundation will smooth everything and cover minor (or major) flaws. A bad foundation will separate and pill and leave you looking splotchy the later into the day that you get. Recently, I was sent a deluxe sample of the La Prairie Skin Caviar Foundation. This product is sold at Nordstrom and similar retailers for $195 (not a typo – just insanely expensive!) for just one ounce of product.

At such a staggering price, I would have expected this product to perform actual miracles on my skin. But the results were literally worse than an $8 bottle of something from Maybelline. I think the best way to describe this foundation is that it was extremely wet. I had a sample that was big enough for maybe 3 or 4 days of wear, but I definitely tried to extend it at first by just using a little bit of the foundation. Still, even with just a thin layer, my skin felt immediately really wet and it never dried down. It just kept getting worse throughout the day and I felt so oily. After maybe three hours, the foundation had separated so much that I looked extremely blotchy. Every single day, I had the same experience. The first day, I wore the foundation on its own, but the subsequent days, I used a variety of finishing powders to combat the oiliness (and none of them helped). To add insult to injury, I was starting to break out pretty bad by the third day too (and it cleared up after a few days of not wearing this foundation).

Now, my skin can get occasionally oily depending on the season, but it’s typically very combination. Because of this, I feel like maybe this foundation would only be appropriate for those with exceptionally dry skin. It’s advertised as being for all skin types though, which I just don’t think is true. I hate to bash a product so completely, but this is one of the worst foundations I’ve tried and I’m just astounded by how a product can be so expensive and so terrible at the same time. Still, it looks like it’s getting great reviews from other people, so maybe my sample was bad or it just performs better on skin that is super parched.

Have you tried this foundation or anything else from La Prairie? Be sure to let me know in the comment section!

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Red, White, Blue, and Fabulous! 

For my fellow Americans, Happy Independence Day! I hope your day is filled with great food, friends, family, and fireworks! To celebrate, I thought I’d share my favorite patriotic picks from Nordstrom:

First up is the Vince Camuto Elanso Sandal, which retails for $99.95.

 

Next, we have the Kendra Scott Elisa Birthstone Pendant, which retails for $50.

 

This gorgeous frock is the Azaelea 3D Lace Fit & Flare Dress, which retails for $495.00

 

This timeless piece of elegance is the Fossil Jacqueline Bracelet Watch, which retails for $155.

 

This classic dress is the French Connection Lolo Stretch Sheath Dress, which retails for $108.

 

If you need a guilty pleasure, here is the Valentino Garavani Rockstud T-Strap Sandal, which retails for an astounding $1145.

 

More affordably, here’s the Charles Henry Off the Shoulder Dress for $88.

 

And this functional but chic bag is the Tory Burch Miller Leather Crossbody Bag, which retails for $398.

 

And finally, we have the Gibson Split Neck Top, which retails for $54.

I hope sparks will fly this Fourth of July, no matter where in the world you are!

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Trend Alert: Blue Jewelry 

I used to wear a lot of jewelry, but I just haven’t as much lately. I’m not entirely sure why, but I suspect I’m getting lazier or I just lost interest when I stopped wearing my engagement ring. So, recently, I was browsing Nordstrom‘s website for inspiration, and I found a major trend in jewelry: the color blue! Now, I’m not really into the color blue (I think because my eyes are green, I just gravitate towards greens and purples instead), but I wanted to share some of my favorite picks:

Would you wear this trend or do you prefer different types of jewelry? Do you tend to wear the same jewelry or do you like to change it up? Be sure to let me know in the comments section! As for me, I’m going to try to wear at least one piece of jewelry daily and see if I can get back into it again.

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