When I think of “style” I think of classics; a great pair of jeans, that perfect trench coat, or the wear-with-everything black blazer. I never think of trends or things that are hot for just a season. I think of wardrobe items that are always in style, that always look good, and that make you feel chic the minute you put them on. One of those items is a classic leather jacket. It’s an investment, for sure, but it is so worth it! If you pick a quality leather jacket, it should last you several years or more. And with all the options we have nowadays, you don’t need to spend a fortune. You can get a high quality leather jacket, in a classic style that will last, for a reasonable price.
For today’s Friday Favorites post I thought I would talk fashion. I haven’t done a fashion post in many weeks and I miss them! I love decorating and design inspiration, but when fall rolls around, I definitely fall into that “back to school” spirit and get in the mood to shop. Not a whole overhaul, just a little closet refresh. And one thing I love to buy, especially in the fall, is coats. I’m a coat lover (as I’ve shared before!) Seriously, I definitely should be living somewhere other than Southern California! However, an absolute classic coat that I didn’t have until last year is a classic trench coat. And it’s ironic since of all the coats that might be most appropriate for California winters, it would be the trench!
Lately (and by lately, I mean for about the last 6 months) I’ve been loving block heel sandals! Not only are they far more wearable than a narrower heel is, they are feeling more current than a stiletto right now. Anywhere that I would have worn a traditional high heel in the past, I find I’m pulling out a block heel instead.
Happy Thursday friends, and not just any Thursday! Today is the first day of Early Access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! That means if you are a Nordstrom card holder, you can shop the sale today, 8 days before the general public!
Normally I’m not a huge sale person when it comes to fashion. I don’t line up for warehouse sales, or run to the Zara sale when it comes (even though I adore that store). But the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is truly a one-of-a-kind event. This sale is the only sale I’ve heard of that marks down things that are new! That’s right, brand-new-for-fall items at super-sale prices! You don’t have to wait to get that item you love, so that by the time it finally goes on sale, the season is almost over. You can buy your new fall items, at a discount, and wear them first thing in the fall!! How great is that?!
Last spring, pink was touted as the color to wear. Cut to 2017. And guess what?! Pink is still being talked about as the color trend of the season, most specifically in the accessories department. And whereas last year blush pink was the “it” color, now it’s brighter pinks; from bubble gum to fuchsia. Sometimes it can be overwhelming if someone wears too much of it, but pink can be downright charming in small doses. Especially when those “small doses” are cute handbags and shoes!
Spring and summer fashion is so fun! Breezy tops, flirty sundresses, sandals (with bright pedicures!), cropped jeans, cut-offs, and straw bags. I love a good straw bag! Is there any bag that screams summer more than this one?!
Larger ones are great as totes to the beach or on vacation, but a small or medium sized one makes a great handbag for when the weather heats up. Made from raffia or straw, they are lightweight and can hold a ton. In fact, the straw bag originated in France. Women would take large woven straw bags to the farmer’s markets to load up with fresh fruits and vegetables. Leave it to the French to make even going to the market fashionable!