Sale Finds And Sale Keepers | une femme d'un certain âge

Finders, Keepers

Detail: style blogger Susan B. wears J.Crew pearl-embellished suede sandals and raw-hem jeans. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Sale Finds…

Look what I found on sale at J.Crew this week! I was NOT looking for another pair of sandals, I swear! But these pearl-embellished beauties practically jumped off the shelf and onto my feet. They look smashing with jeans and a white linen shirt, but would also work with a dress or palazzo pants for a summer wedding or other special occasion. Those low heels make them easy to walk in, and you won’t sink into the lawn… 😆(Sizing note: I went up ½ size from my usual sandal size for best fit.)

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Keepers

I went into the Anniversary Sale this year with only moderate expectations. There wasn’t much in the catalog that knocked my socks off, but (as often happens) a few pieces were Better in Person. All of these tick that box for “basics with interesting detail,” a hallmark of Parisienne style that I’ve been trying to emulate the past few seasons.

There are still a couple of days to shop the sale, if there’s something that caught your eye.


Detail: style blogger Susan B. wears Aquatalia taupe suede ankle boots from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Info at une femme d'un certain age.

I’ve been on the hunt for some time for a pair of ankle boots in a lighter neutral color. These from Aquatalia were winners right out of the gate. They’re comfortable, good-looking and weatherproof. I liked them so much, in fact, I ordered the same style in black leather. (Those will replace my black suede ankle boots that have served me well for 3 years now, and are looking a bit shabby.)

Metallic grey AGL smoking slipper from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I tried on these AGL “smoking slippers” in the store just to get a bead on how the sizing ran, and didn’t want to take them off. They’re comfortable, good-looking, and another dress-up-or-dress-down style. This metallic grey is really the best of the options.

Cole Haan sneaker in metallic camo print from Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

I usually don’t go for camo print, but this is such a subtle version, and I love the sleek lines of this sneaker. It’s the same style I wore all over France a few weeks ago, and I give it high marks for comfort.


Theory plaid wool coat at Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Details at une femme d'un certain age. #nsale

And this topper was a splurge, but is such a good-looking piece and will work well for cooler months in our climate. The soft shape adds a feminine element to balance the menswear-inspired print.

Via Spiga olive packable raincoat. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

This is another piece that I ordered just to check sizing, but liked enough to keep. Perfect for transitional season travel! It’s very lightweight and seems to be quite water-resistant. Sizing notes say it runs large, but I found the opposite for the Petite size range: I went up to a Medium to get enough room through the shoulders to be able to wear a light sweater underneath.

Didn’t Keep But Do Recommend

Vince Camuto ruched sleeve houndstooth blazer jacket. Details at une femme d'un certain age.

Here’s another one for the Much Better In Person Than It Looks Online files. The ONLY reason I didn’t keep this jacket is because I already have a lightweight black and white jacket. Again, you have a nice balance between masculine (the houndstooth pattern) and feminine (ruched sleeve) elements. (The website says “runs large” but I didn’t find that to be true for the Petite sizes, just FYI.)

Have you found anything on sale recently that fills a gap in your wardrobe?

Update: it seems there’s a problem with adding comments. I’m having it looked into and hope to have working again shortly. I’ve also corrected the link to the raincoat.

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1 Comment

  1. No Fear of Fashion
    August 11, 2018 / 8:13 am

    i think I found a glitch. I know I commented on this post. No comments are shown. (And again I had to fill in all my details.

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