Posts Tagged ‘nordstrom’

White Denim; a Summer Staple. How to buy WHITE jeans.

June 8, 2012

White demin…so crisp, so cute, but such a conundrum. Why is something so cute on the hanger so difficult to find the right fit?



White is not forgiving… which is why we all wear BLACK work out pants.  “Black”- we love you.  You flatter, even when one is a wee bit fatter. Denim Blue—we love you too.  *Buy them tight, they stretch!

Ah Ha!  Could that be my issue?  I was shopping for white denim using rules for *dark denim.  Normally, we buy our blue jeans super snug, right?  We do.  It works.

But in WHITE denim… super-snug CAN very easily turn Michelin Man.

So what if I just slipped on a pair one size up from the blue denim I wore to the store?  Worth a try, right? I scooped up 3 or 4 different styles (necessary for ANY color jean) and wouldn’t you know it…  the body skimming (not body hugging) fit made the difference.

Cute, crisp and no longer a conundrum, white jeans are a summer essential.  (so is Oxiclean)


Note: Great fits available in all price ranges.

I recently purchased a super cute pair with a super cute client- Citizens of Humanity crop/ Nordstrom.

 Another nice fit-  Mossimo Supply crop/Target.

Capes; a Fresh Fall Trend.

November 2, 2011

Last night I saw a lot of capes.   Darth Vader, Superman and Batman all stopped by for a Butterfinger.

Tomorrow  I’ll see, yet more capes.   I’m meeting a client at the 1/2 Yearly Sale,  where I’m guessing this fall trend will be flying off the racks.

While I don’t own one (YET), I’m a fan of capes.  They’re fresh, fashionable and even functional.

Perfect example- I have a Free People sweater which, ironically, makes me feel like a prisoner.  I can’t wear it out of the house in the winter because the mid-length, big bell sleeves refuse to go in the little armholes of a coat or jacket.

A casual cape solves the problem.

Conundrum number two: What to wear with that sensational, strapless, holiday number when a cardigan seems a little ho ho ho-hum?    A cashmere capelet, or leather trimmed cape are both options to add excitement to your ensemble.

Capes are capable of almost anything!

ALMOST…  While all of the Darths at the door looked dapper last night,  it was a capeLESS little cutie-pie that stole the “Halloween Fashion Show” in my head.   The teeny, tiny, twinkle of a tot rocked a “Unicorn, ” and unwittingly modeled an even bigger fall trend – Faux Fur.   Fabulous!  

I should have WISHED for one in adult sizes, while I had the chance.

CAPE SHOWN: Caslon® Merino Wool Toggle Cape /Camel Combo.  On Sale at Nordstrom.

The Trench Coat; a Classic Piece for Women’s Wardrobes.

October 19, 2011

We’ve all asked the age-old question, “Does this make my butt look big?” I suspect many of us have also asked “Does this trench coat make me look like McGruff the Crime Dog?

Ninety percent of the time the answer is “No,” but that “McGruff look” can happen.

To prevent, look for trench coats with a nice feminine silhouette, cinched waist and slightly A-line lower half.

If you’ve tried on some styles and felt more “detective” than “designer,” look for delicate details.  Beautiful buttons, fancy fabrics or a pretty ruffle can amp up the style factor.

Piperlime offers the Ruffle Trim Trench pictured left at only $79.  Love the versatile charcoal shade.

My client and I fell in LOVE with the Armani Collezioni Fan Collar Jacket we found at Nordstrom. (lower left)  The metallic thread and swirling pattern are stunning up close. She looks like a million bucks, no matter WHAT she’s wearing under it.   Trench coats are a beautiful thing.

A trench coat is a key piece in any wardrobe.   This is a classic garment  it’s okay to splurge a little.   There’s certainly no crime in, at least,  trying one on… 

What to Wear for New Year’s Eve?

December 16, 2010

Sequin Tank Pleione at Nordstrom

Shine brightly on New Year’s Eve!  Twinkle is the trend.    
This sensational sequin tank at Nordstrom has the perfect amount of sparkle when paired with a cute little cardigan and cinched with a skinny metallic belt.   It is affordable and available in their Point of View department.  Multiple colors! More ideas, pictures and tips for the holidays in my  
The Fashion Files  article for  It’s linked just for you…Thank you for checking it out. 
Sparkle safely!

Building a Wardrobe

October 27, 2010

A closet full of clothes… and nothing to wear!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (It is the story of our lives…)     Time to rewrite the story…but this time with a happy ending.  

Grab your pen…you’re really going to write!  Get into that closet and take inventory of what you have.  Take notes.  Even better… snap some pictures & print them on couple pieces of paper. When you know what you have, you can better identify what you’re missing to build a better wardrobe.    (Hurry up… you’ll be just in time for the Nordstrom 1/2 yearly sale!- November 3-6)

Our next video blog will include Jennifer’s shopping list, as well as some suggestions to help you identify what YOU might be missing.         


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