Think happy thoughts, Cams. I am in that awkward, puffy stage that is the first trimester. OH WELL. I had a Nordstrom Anniversary Sale to cover, so I marched right into that dressing room with a gazillion picks from the sale…and I found some good stuff, ya’ll.
Let’s get to it!
Oh, and yeh…by the way, I’m pregnant. 🙂
Dress it Up
dress: Eliza J Seam Detail Crepe A-line Dress – very flattering, but may need to go up a size in this one. I know I would have liked it better if I didn’t have the first tri bump going on.
dress: Maggy London ‘Shadow Branch’ Print Scuba Midi Dress – AMAZING dress. Love. It felt so good on – thicker material, stretchy and gorgeous pattern. I’d even wear this while pregnant…you can see my little bump bumpin’ a bit here.
dress: Leith Crepe Trapeze Dress – not as short as it looks on the model, which was surprising to me…being 5’10.
top: Chelsea28 Pleated Hem Sweater – a different style of sweater. I liked it! You can’t see, but it has a split-back with the chiffon layered underneath. Very pretty. It’s fun with a pencil skirt, too.
skirt: Halogen Piped Print Pencil Skirt – This skirt was…okay on it’s own, but with this top…YEP.
jacket: Topshop Leather Biker Jacket – really well-made jacket. I loved it…and you’ll see that I paired it with a couple of outfits below. You can’t beat that price either…not for a real leather jacket.
top: Lush Roll Tab Sleeve Tunic – I wore it tucked in, but I’d also wear it with a pair of jeans, untucked. Awesome top.
skirt: Caslon Side Ruched Stretch Knit Midi Skirt – not technically part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but still on sale
jumpsuit: ASTR Floral High Neck Wide Leg Jumpsuit – so. cool. GOODNESS. This would have come home with me, if it wasn’t for this bump thing that will keep on growing for the next 9 months ;). It is long, but if you wear a wedge with it, you’ll be golden…and of course, you can always have the legs hemmed. I actually would wear this with flats, too.
romper: Chelsea28 Lace Romper – yep, a winner. It wasn’t booty short (which some rompers tend to be) and it was comfortable. I see this being perfect for going out or to a party (wait, what are those?).
Casual, Everyday Tops
top: Leith Button Front Stripe Shirt – this one came home with me. I got it in a medium (for the growing bump-age). Its comfy and made me feel relaxed. I actually liked the sleeves unrolled and unbuttoned – a little unkept, but I thought it looked cool.
jeans: rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans – great pair of jeans. I have never tried on Rag & Bone before (no idea why), but I can now say I am a fan. They don’t feel thin (which some jeans do…and they fade/wear through pretty quickly), which I really like for Fall/Winter.
top: Free People Thermal Top – this is a good one…especially for Fall. I definitely suggest you go up a couple of sizes. The details on the sleeves are just so pretty and help to make a casual outfit a bit more interesting.
jeans: J Brand Love Story Flare Jeans – only my favorite jeans. Seriously These are good. They have a serious flare to them, dark wash and aahhhhh. They are awesome.
top: Hinge Lace Mix Top – I can’t stress enough how nice it is to have a top like this to throw on with a pair of jeans. It’s feminine, a bit of boho and requires you to only put it on..and outfit made.
jeans: J Brand Love Story Flare Jeans – ummm. Yeh. Here they are again. lovelovelove.
sweater: Treasure & Bond Layered Shirttail Sweater – AH! Get this. Perfect Fall sweater/top all in one. I have this one in my cart right now…not sure why I didn’t get it last night.
jeans: rag & bone/JEAN ‘The Dre’ Slim Fit Boyfriend Jeans – like I said above, great pair of jeans. I see many long-sleeve tees and sweaters with these.
cardigan: Love by Design Blanket Cardigan – nothing better than a big, cozy sweater for the cold season. Yep, this one came home with me, too. I went up a size for a bit more room in the arms (small was a bit tight with a shirt on under).
tee: BP. Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee – this one comes in a variety of colors. Great, basic, easy long-sleeve tee for Fall. I’d buy it in a few colors! (I may even get it for this pregnancy…just a couple sizes up)
jeans: J Brand ‘811’ Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – a cool pair of black jeans and it’s always nice to have a pair, but I wasn’t a huge fan, if I’m being honest. I like jeans to be feel a bit thicker…and these were on the thin side. A big part of it, for me, was probably that I’m not fitting in jeans very well right now, so…I’d give them a try if you’re looking for a black jean.
sweater: Leith Shaker Stitch V-Back Sweater – loved this one. a lot. Chunky, cozy and would look great with a pretty bra or bralette underneath
jeans: Citizens of Humanity ‘Arielle’ Mid Rise Skinny Jean – this was my second favorite pair of jeans…they felt great on and had a good length to them
…and you see that hat in the background? It totally would have gone with this outfit (and the one below, actually). No idea why I didn’t throw it on to show ya. Sorry for depriving you of that. I’m so mean.
sweater: BP. Stripe V-Neck Pullover – classic striped sweater. I’d try order it a size up, if you like a bit slouchier.
jeans: Citizens of Humanity ‘Arielle’ Mid Rise Skinny Jean – same pair from the outfit above. winner.
sweater: BP. Stripe Slup Knit Pullover – at first I thought, no. The stripes looked like too much, but then…I put it on and it’s cute! Easy to throw on with jeans and go.
jeans: J Brand Love Story Flare Jeans – never. taking. off. I had to take them off, but I didn’t want to.
jacket: Topshop Leather Biker Jacket – the same jacket I shared a bit above. Very cool jacket.
tee: BP. Scoop Neck Long Sleeve Tee – another I shared above. Great basic for Fall/Winter.
jeans: J Brand Love Story Flare Jeans – it became a problem…
jacket: Topshop Biker Jacket – and again, because it’s so good.
top: Sun & Shadow Embroidered Lace Tunic – I love a good layered look and this tunic is definitely good for that.
jeans: J Brand Love Story Flare Jean – oh, man. I may have cried when I had to take them off and hang them back up.
jacket: rag & bone/JEAN ‘M15’ Military Jacket – mmmm hmmmm, baby. This is the military jacket for Fall.
tee: BP. Long Sleeve Tee – I wore it with a lot, because you can’t go wrong with a simple, white tee
jeans: Citizens of Humanity ‘Arielle’ Mid Rise Skinny Jeans – here we are again with these jeans, because when you find a good pair of jeans…you wear them with all the things.
phew. I felt like I had run a marathon after that. I even had to get a milkshake when I was finished to reward myself…and Chipotle before I started. haha, I’m so HARDCORE, I take #dressingroomselfies. Rarrrrrrr.
You may have noticed that I used a lot of the same items to come up with different outfits. No need to buy All The Things – some great basics, a couple of trendy items, a cozy sweater or two and a FANTASTIC pair of jeans will do the trick. This epic Nordstrom Sale is the perfect opportunity to stock up for fall.
ps. We’re serious about this Nordstrom Sale – see all #dressingroomselfies (more are coming soon!) and S’s top picks here.
pps. Next up is S – she’ll be posting her #dressingroomselfies this weekend, so stay tuned….