Here are some things I own & love that are now on sale at Nordstrom – and then a few other things I’d LIKE TO OWN if you click through
Have you bought anything from the half-yearly sale??
Vince Kia Flats | $89 (I have these in the print, and went 1/2 size down, which fit perfectly for me)
James Perse sheer slub panel shirt | $92 (I have this in white that’s several years old, and still looks & fits amazing)
Cosabella new soire molded bra | $37 (I have this in gray and it’s my favorite bra – I do have to wear nipple covers if I’m wearing a light shirt with it, because it’s completely sheer, but it’s so comfortable, it’s worth it)
Hard Tail built-in-bra cami | $28 (I have this in black and it’s my favorite thing to wear to Pure Barre. I wear a medium)
Vince favorite tank | $28 (I have this in gray that I’ve had for a couple of years and it’s one of my favorite tanks – so soft, it’s crazy)
Click through for more of what I love at the Nordstrom half-yearly sale:
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Ivana Helsinki Garance dress | $290 at Beklina
Reiss Silvia gecko print maxi skirt | $300 at Reiss
Long tee skirt | $88 at Madewell (this is similar to one I had a couple years ago, except it was pleated)
Zara long flowy skirt | $79 at Zara
Let’s just keep going with our discussion about “flattering,” shall we? I hear so many women say they can’t wear long skirts or dresses because they’re too short, or they’ll just look at it and automatically say, “that’s cute, but it wouldn’t look good on me.” I’m guilty of that too, but usually, even if I think it won’t look good on me, I’ll try anyway, then make a final decision. But I know there are so many ladies out there who don’t even try long skirts or dresses, and that makes me sad because long dresses & skirts are my FAVORITE THINGS EVER. You know this if you’ve been reading Grechen’s Closet for very long, but just in case you haven’t, I’ll mention it again: I LOVE maxi dresses & skirts.
I’m going to do an “Essentials” post on Thursday with all of my favorite maxi skirts and dresses, and the shapes/styles I think everyone should try, but in the mean time, here are some I’ve found whilst perusing online that I love. What are some of your favorite maxi skirts/dresses? Do you wear them? or are you one of those ladies I talked about who’s afraid to try??
(for reference, I’m 5’4″ and I wear them all the time, mostly with flats)
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Eileen Fisher harem pants | size medium
Park Vogel built-in-bra cami | n/a
VKOO summer sweater | size medium
necklace from F21
Admonish custom leather tote
You know those style experts who say not to wear slouchy + slouchy? Always balance an oversized top with something slim/fitted on the bottom, and vice versa? Well, clearly I’m not listening to them today.
Yes, generally I think that’s a more “flattering” way to go, but lately, I’m all about pushing the “flattering” boundaries. As I mentioned before, Une Femme wrote a great post about this subject, and recently Kim France (Girls of a Certain Age) posted a pair of DKNY “harem-style” pants on her blog (which I love, and had already “hearted” at Shopbop) and received comments that were largely negative, filled with “those aren’t flattering on ANYONE,” or “no one should wear those.” To which I replied that maybe we should wear what we love, and not necessarily only what is flattering. Also noting that style, and what is “flattering,” is very subjective.
In my old age, I’ve become at the same time, more and less tolerant with regard to personal style: I have little tolerance for women who decide not to “get dressed” before they leave the house, and more tolerance for all sorts of personal style (except maybe the hipsters here in ATX – I’m still having a hard time with them ). I am being somewhat sarcastic, but ultimately, as long as a person owns his/her look, I have to respect it, including what is traditionally perceived as “un-flattering.” (But does not include leggings as pants, visible lingerie or wearing nike shorts WHILE NOT RUNNING…see, told you I was also less tolerant )
What about you? Are you comfortable pushing the “flattering” boundaries lately? or do you tend to stick with traditionally flattering looks?
Splendid cowl-neck dress | sold out, size medium (last seen here – I’ve hemmed it since then)
Jil Sander sandals | secondhand, I purchased them from MOSS Designer Consignment
Custom leather tote bag by Admonish (website coming soon!)
Necklace by Margot Wolf
Well, it’s officially hot as hell. Yesterday I wasn’t quite sure it was hot enough for a sleeveless dress, so I wore leggings, a cami and long cardigan with my Dieppa Restrepo loafers and wanted to DIE from the heat. I was down on South Congress with a friend for the Margot Wolf trunk show at By George, so luckily we were able to duck in and out of shops enough times to recover from our heat exhaustion. But still.
Speaking of Margot Wolf, if you follow Grechen’s Closet on Facebook, you will know already that the necklace I’ve been wearing by an “unknown designer” is actually by Margot Wolf. I met her a few years ago and love her work, but didn’t recognize the necklace as hers. And now, after the trunk show yesterday, I’m obsessed with this scorpion necklace, among other things. Her designs are amazing, and exactly my style.
What’s the weather like where you are? Hot enough yet??
Have a great weekend!!!