Thursday, July 21, 2016

...sweater weather?


My gosh you guys, it has been so hot lately! Do I need to say again how much I dislike summer? I do though. But with all the talks of fall clothing (thanks to the #NSale, mostly), I was excited to wear pants again so I tried to wear a couple of my transitional pieces a few weekends ago, when it was just really warm instead of unbearably hot. White jeans are a summer closet staple for many, which is why I was thrilled when I finally found a pair I liked last spring after years of looking. Mine are from Articles of Society, and are actually currently 40% off the original price! I find they run true to size, and haven't had a problem with them stretching out through the day. I paired them with my new "tunic tee" from Loft - it's a super light weight sweater that I've actually worn several times now. It's one of those baggy oversized sweaters that lets some air in, is comfy, and can be worn every season. It does have those dreaded drop shoulders, but I find them to not be that noticeable in the black. Looking at this pictures, I feel like I look really covered up, but the thin layers were actually quite comfortable! Until I got back home, where we don't have AC... ;)

Articles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny Jeans
Loft relaxed-tunic-tee/
Sweater: Loft [exact]
Jeans: Articles of Society [exact on sale!]
Shoes: Jack Rogers [exact]
Bag: c/o Torregrossa [exact - use code FRANISH20 for 20% off!]
Ring: Catbird [similar at Shopbop]
Articles of Society 'Sarah' Skinny Jeans

And I can't really talk about fall clothing without mentioning the current Nordstrom Anniversary sale. This is the first year I've had a Nordstrom card, so it's my first time shopping early access (the sale is open to the public tomorrow, so hopefully they will have a lot of it restocked). I think the sale is really wonderful for certain reasons - you can get the upcoming trends early and at reduced prices, and you can get brand name items at prices you really can't otherwise. I think there's a lot of "extra" stuff in the sale that tends to make it kind of a hassle to pick through everything, so that's a downside, so some things aren't as great of a deal as the internet may make it seem. 

What I ended up doing is focusing on trying to get a few things that I've wanted for a while, now at a discounted price. So for me, that was a pair of black distressed jeans, a pair of blue jean distressed jeans (both are waiting at home for me to try on, and I'll only be keeping at most one of them), and black riding boots from Tory Burch that I've been obsessed with for years, as they are marked down $200 from their regular price. So those are all designer pieces I typically wouldn't purchase at full price, especially when it's 90 degrees outside, but the deals are really too good to pass up if you've had your eye on anything. Below are a few of what I think are the best deals during the sale. Quality denim, cashmere sweaters, real leather products. Since I haven't actually tried on anything from the sale, I'd love to hear about your experiences with any times you've tried (any must haves?).

one | two | three [the non distressed version that I ordered]

one [reviewed by Krista here] | two [I ordered the tan] | three [really want the light grey version!]