It’s Basic…

For those who celebrate Christmas, I hope it was a wonderful day for you. It was a mostly quiet day chez nous. The weather was lovely so we took the dogs for a nice long walk, and later I kicked it old school made a rib roast for dinner. It’s always a bit of a challenge keeping jeune homme occupied on a day when everything is closed, and there are no scheduled activities (other than taking walks and later a drive to look at Christmas lights) but we made it through.

Those who have read this blog for any amount of time may have surmised that a good portion of my wardrobe foundation pieces are from Eileen Fisher. Many of the basic pieces mix and match well with other lines, are flattering and comfortable, are washable and travel well, and hold up for years with good care. While not inexpensive, I do think they provide good value, and the company’s committment to ethical labor practices, environmentally sound manufacturing and supporting programs to help women and girls are added incentives to support this brand.

The basics like silk tees and tanks, washable crepe pants and simple sweaters or jackets aren’t often on sale, but now seems to be a good time to find them at a discount. These are all great pieces for layering, and for travel.



Shop the entire selection of Eileen Fisher sale items at Nordstrom.

Neiman Marcus also has a great sale selection of Eileen Fisher pieces.

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  1. December 26, 2013 / 6:44 am

    I have enjoyed wearing the one cardigan and pair of pants that I bought this year. I will probably buy one or two pieces in 2014 but I am downsizing my wardrobe and body so I will wait. I’m glad that you were able to spend a quiet day together as Christmas can be a difficult day.

  2. December 26, 2013 / 7:07 am

    Great top. Simple and elegant.

  3. December 26, 2013 / 7:14 am

    I have so enjoyed my EF pieces purchased last summer! And the blue in the first top is gorgeous…I think that will be my next addition!

  4. December 26, 2013 / 12:30 pm

    Thank you! I actually bought some EF a few months ago, I love the neat lines and the fit.

  5. Cornelia
    December 26, 2013 / 4:56 pm

    Rarely a day without something by Eileen Fisher. I am very much a basic but quality dresser, and she fits the bill. Plus, I can wash these tops in the hotel sink and be good to go the next morning with only a scarf added.

  6. Patty
    December 26, 2013 / 9:01 pm

    Wish I could wear EF. Quality seems great, but the pieces just don’t work for my body. Loved the tights with the attached skirt, but looked weird on me. Comfy USA is as close as I come to something similar, but selections are limited and no petites.

  7. December 27, 2013 / 1:01 am

    I think this brand looks fantastic on many women. Their lines are clean and sleek and timeless. I just wish I could figure out how to achieve the insouciance of those catalog models in these perfect photos. I think limp arms are crucial. Must practice…

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