Yes, it’s absolutely too warm to be wearing this outfit now, but I did want to show you how some of these pieces look IRL.
I’ve been conservative this year with my Nordstrom Anniversary Sale purchases, mostly because there isn’t a lot I need at the moment, but also because I’d picked up a few wardrobe “refreshers” at the sales in France. Some of you have mentioned that you are disappointed with the offerings this time. Though there weren’t as many items that “wowed” me as in prior years, I did find a few basic pieces I’m very pleased with.
Halogen Merino Blend Vest. Though I was disappointed to find that it didn’t seem to be offered in Petites despite the description, the Regular size is fine for me length-wise. (I’m wearing the X-Small.) I tried a few of the long vests offered as part of the sale, but this was the one I liked best. It’s a lightweight, ribbed knit which gives it a bit of texture, and the fabric has a nice hand and a bit of swing and movement. It will be a good transitional season “Third Piece” when it’s still too warm for a cardigan or jacket. Great value at the sale price! (Also available in grey.)
Eileen Fisher Ponte Knit Leggings. I think the word “leggings” may be misleading for some; these are heavier than regular EF leggings but lighter than the EF ponte knit pants. The fit is also somewhere in between: not as snug as leggings, but more form-fitting than the pants. They’d be great for travel in shoulder seasons worn underneath a lightweight sweater or longer top, and IMO would be slim enough to wear with knee boots. They’re a bit longer than I prefer, so for the photo above I folded the hem up inside, and will be getting them shortened. I’m wearing the Petite Small.
Paul Green Block Heel Boots. The heel on these is a little lower than the PG “Cayanne” sandals I’ve been wearing frequently this summer. They’re quite comfortable, though I did go up half a size from my usual in Paul Green shoes, as they felt narrower. What’s nice is that the elastic on the sides means the front of the shoe has some “give” so they don’t put pressure the front of my leg when I walk, as so many boots this shape seem to do. As I mentioned in Friday’s post, I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of boots this color for some time.
My other purchases:
Halogen Merino V-Neck Cardigan. I was SO impressed with the fabric quality on this piece, and think it’s a very good value! It’s 100% merino wool, which is ideal for travel and adjusts to a wide range of temperatures. Merino is also known for not picking up odors, and is hand-washable. So yes, I bought it in black but there are lots of other colors and patterns offered.
And I picked up another bottle of the Delicates Wash, which I use on all of my lingerie and washable silk pieces. A little goes a long way and this bottle will last me for months. My secret for “hand washing” in the machine on the Gentle cycle? A lingerie bag. I use one of these for washing lingerie, sweaters, and anything delicate or that might snag.
Also thought I’d mention, though not part of the Anniversary Sale, the Caslon linen tee in the “lead pipe grey” color is currently marked down to $23.40. Still a few weeks of warm weather ahead…
You can see all of my picks from the sale on my SHOP page. There are just a few days left to shop these items at reduced prices.
Have you found any fun things for fall, either at this sale or elsewhere?