Happy Friday ladies. The laundry is done from my trip to Japan, my suitcase is stowed away and just like that, we’re back to our regularly programmed schedule. Today’s dressing room diaries is a big one. Nordstrom had tons of new things which I had a blast trying on for you.
Here is the satin blouse from under the sweater in “Bliss Pink”. It’s a great basic in 16 colors in regular and petite. I need the petite so the V is not too low. These jeans are by Mavi and have a small sprinkling of crystals and pearls below the front pockets. They have a high rise and fit very well. They have a 27″ inseam which is a perfect length for me:) #petitebenefits. I topped this look with this cute cotton notched collar jacket. It comes in several colors, plus here. I opted for ivory because I love the pop of brightness this time of year.
I loved this sweater in all 10 colors. I am wearing a petite medium in Lavender. The regular length put the twist too far down my hips which looked bulky and overpowered my 5’4″ frame.
Did you know Sam Edelman makes clothes? These are their Stiletto High Rise Skinny Jeans which have a 10 1/2″ front rise! Yay, I love that for muffin top control. They have plenty of stretch, are well priced and fit like a dream.
This sweater is super soft and cozy, plus here. It comes in 2 colorways, this is the antique white. I love the loopy fringe and stripe effect. It runs large so order one size down. These velour leggings are so comfy I didn’t want to take them off, plus here. They have classic 5 pocket styling but pull-on. These are so comfy they’d be perfect for Thanksgiving;)
This popcorn sweater from Boden is in a soft cotton and wool blend, with classic shaping. I loved it but the sleeves were miles too long on me. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come in petite.
This classic blouse had me at black with white polka dots. It has a bow tie neck which I prefer untied. This is the regular length, I’d prefer the petite version but over these leggings, this length works.
Here the look is topped with the Ivory jacket from above.
Clearly, this picture was taken at a crazy angle which makes my legs look non-existent. This is a great pull-on skirt, plus here, that’s flattering and a budget-friendly alternative to this Eileen Fisher skirt which I wear often. It’s ponte knit so would travel well and work for casual or dressy occasions. It comes in regular and petite, which would be a more flattering length on me.
This cardigan is a cashmere and wool blend that’s super soft. It runs large so size down. I’m wearing the regular length and it also comes in petite in 5 colors. I needed a size down and perhaps the petite, although I do like long sweaters to actually be long. This plaid top was very cute but a disaster for me in every size I tried. It’s meant to be worn out but I finally tucked it in and liked the proportion better. I think it’s just too boxy for my inverted triangle shape so would flatter a woman with a curvier figure, but size down.
This NYDJ pleat back blouse comes in over 20 colors. I’m wearing the “Rose Garden Pacific Grove” pattern. This is a regular medium which overwhelmed me so I did a half-tuck to give it some shape. I’d need to either tuck in fully or half-tuck the petite too because I have a pretty straight figure. These are the Marilyn High Rise straight jeans by NYDJ in the “Cooper” wash. I prefer the regular version which has a 10 1/4″ rise to the petite which has a 9 1/2″ rise. The higher the rise the better the muffin top control and Nordstrom hems for free! (be sure to preshrink first and bring back for hemming)
I loved this draped front top. The ruching helps hide a multitude of sins and it looks elegant. It comes in regular and petite. They say it runs true to size but I would size up because of the smooth fabric. I also need the petite version. It comes in 5 colors.
This is the Nic+Zoe Relation cardigan and oh how I loved it. Sadly, they only had one on the floor which swam on me. I am wearing an XL and likely need a small. It’s soft and cuddly with great texture that makes it perfect for cool weather.
My obsession with gray continues with this asymmetrical faux shearling vest. It’s cozy and perfect for layering when temperatures drop. I am wearing a medium over the same twist front top from above, which I love because it gives tummy coverage.
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Whew…I came home with a few of these, then ordered a few more as I was writing this post. I highly recommend taking selfies of yourself in outfits. The photo’s give you a great perspective you just can’t get by looking in the mirror.