Classiques Entier Cap Sleeve Ponte Sheath Dress // Franco Sarto ‘Linden’ Leather Bootie // Vince Boyfriend Trousers // Caslon Print 3/4 Sleeve Split Neck Blouse // Pleione Mixed Media V-Neck Tunic // Kate Spade ‘Shawna’ Sunglasses
In my spa day post, I mentioned that I’ve had a stressful few weeks. The main cause of stress (aside from a very strong-willed three year old and a baby who wants to be held by mommy during all waking hours) is that after almost ten years of working at the same PR agency, I left my job. It was a big decision, but my new position is really exciting AND I cut out a ton of commuting time. So…what better time to have a little fun at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale?
There are a lot of great dresses in the sale this year, but I was focused on finding one that would be good for any formal meetings. I’m completely over wearing suits, but that means I need to have more business attire. This is a really basic, but really flattering LBD that I know will be in regular rotation.
I mentioned recently that a major area of need in my wardrobe right now is work-appropriate tops. My new office is business casual (including jeans, woot!), so I’m now going for things that work in that environment. This Caslon blouse is nice and flowy and looks great with my white AG jeans. This tunic is similar to a top I got during a past Anniversary Sale that I love. It’s really soft and easy to wear and long enough that I can wear it with leggings (though maybe not for work).
Sunglasses weren’t even close to on my shopping list when I headed to the store, but I fell in love with this pair from Kate Spade and the price was too good to walk away from. They’re very different than most of my other sunglasses, which is nice for the sake of diversification.
Shoes are another area of my closet that I’m working to slowly revamp to better reflect my lifestyle (i.e. fewer pumps, more flats and chunky heels). I wore my Banana Republic Tamsin booties a lot last year, but decided that I wanted a pair black booties as well. This Franco Sarto style is super comfortable and will work well with dresses, pants, jeans, etc.
Last but not least, I got a pair of Vince pants a couple of years ago and they made me never want to buy pants from certain brands (::cough::Gap::cough::) again. I didn’t really need these boyfriend trousers, but the color caught my eye and they look really cute — plus, perfect for business casual.
Have you shopped the sale yet? Picked up anything exciting? If not, you’ve still got through this weekend to hit the sale in store or online!