Now I love me a great sale and the Nordstrom Winter Sale has started. The best thing about Nordstrom is that a vast majority of their merchandise can be posted anywhere in the world! What did we do before the internet?
I have added some of my favourite pieces from the sale, I have also included some items that I love for my hubster! All of these plus so much more is available on the Nordstrom Website.
Nordstrom Women's Sale
Nordstrom Men's Sale
After all who doesn't love fashion at amazing prices and on top of that a fantastically dressed man! What items would you buy if given a chance!
We have all seen the "Age Issue" in our favourite fashion magazine, in fact most magazines these days also have these pages in every months publication. What women's fashion should look like in their 20's, 30's and 40's. And of course there was that dreaded scene in the first Sex and the City movie where Carrie first laid eyes on the Vogue "Great Style at Every Age" issue after her fate filled non-wedding to Mr. Big. These things have left me wondering...
Am I too old to do this? Am I too old to wear this or that? So to get a bit of a better idea I asked a few friends of differing ages a hypothetical question. If I gave them $100 what style of dress would they buy with it? They must have thought I was crazy, but I wanted to see the comparisons. What would they spend their cold hard cash on, and how would they compare to what I would buy? So here is what they chose.
The first stylish lady is a 20 something young lady who resides back in Australia. She chose the cutest black playsuit with tassels around the shoulder line from MinkPink on The Iconic website . It is super cute and I also loved it. Would it be something that would wear, most certainly.
The second 20 something sent me through the next outfit. Was it also something I would wear, most certainly yes. I especially love the long split on either side of The Deepest U Dress by Stillwater. This dress is available on Revolve for $83USD. Plus, this dress looks so very comfortable, something that would be easy to throw on. Easily dressed up or worn as is for that casual vibe.
My 30 something friends chose very similar outfits and of course all were items I would wear, which continued my thinking. What exactly does dress your age really mean, is this a saying that our parents used to say that has now become defunct? SO below are the outfits that they chose with details in the links.
This is the cutest little off the shoulder number as seen on Shopbop The Apiece Apart Piper Petal Dress is super cute.
And Cupcakes and Cashmere does it again with their Tamika Pleated Trim Midi Dress also from Shopbop.
Now for me, my choices are not far from all of these. But my question still remains, what does it mean to dress your age. I recently came across the blogger "The Accidental Icon" Lyn Shaw and she is amazing. In a recent post by Full of Taste they speak about Lyn's rationale behind starting her blog site. She is edgy, stylish and above all else, herself and happy. Fashion has long moved past age appropriate dress and what we should wear and at what age. If it makes you happy, you should go for it!
Mira Mikati Love more striped chiffon maxi dress this dress is to die for!
I am absolutely obsessed with this DVF Eloise Asymmetric dress. The deep v neck line and the split level hem are just gorgeous.
So I have decided not to allow my age define who I am or how I see myself or my wardrobe. I am after all a woman of substance and style. And as such, there is a style for every story...
I live in my jeans during the cooler months, I find them the easiest and most versatile piece of clothing that I own. They are so easy to wear during almost any occasion. They can be dressed up or down. My only real issue is that I tend to stick to the same cut, colour and shade all the time. I never wear white... I think that is a throwback to the days when my children were little fellas and always looked like I had been branded with teeny tiny hand prints. But I am thinking it is time to try again.
I know white is traditionally a Summer colour but honestly, why do we make blacks and greys our winter colours? Is it the cold weather and bleak outlook with it being overcast most of the time? So, I am pulling out the white jeans to brighten the winter wardrobe. Is this considered a taboo to wear white jeans during winter?
I follow a couple of other bloggers, Goodnight Macaroon and Champagne and Chanel on Instagram and also subscribe to their blogs and I have noticed a large trend of white jeans and also extremely pale coloured blues creeping into their repertoire. So, what are your thought on light coloured jeans, yes or no for winter?
Jeans are just such an easy to throw on option and extending my collection is always a plus!