Saks' Friends & Family sale is wrapping up tomorrow (Sunday 10/19) - use code FRNFAM to take 25% off your order and FREESHIP to waive shipping. Unfortunately, the laundry list of designer sale exclusions seems to get longer each year. Some of the few designers eligible for this discount include Tory Burch, Theory, and DVF - I have to say I've been loving the nude DVF Zarita lace dress (see on me, altered) more with each wear! It's fitted but demure, and the lace gets numerous compliments everytime I break it out.
From the Tory Burch selection, I've been liking the Robinson collection for work-to-weekend styles similar to Prada but for "less." TB is not inexpensive by any means, but seems to be a fraction of Prada pricing these days. They make a saffiano as well but the pebbled leather is what really caught my eye. The material was softer to the touch, had plenty of texture and felt sturdy.
Some of you have probably had enough of the tartan scarf, but I have to say its glory is well-deserved! It evokes that unmistakable cozy autumn feel (plus a little holiday) and is so easy to pair with. This is one of the most basic underlying outfits with all solid pieces, but the scarf helps bring it all together. I had posted a similar scarf by Target (now sold out online), which my mom excitedly claimed while visiting. I received this one from ASOS which is slightly bigger and has barely left my side since. Would highly recommend while it's still in stock, especially with their free international shipping. I tied it like in this tutorial and left the ends a little looser.
Scarf is listed at 69" x 12" but I measured closer to 89" x 29" - a manageable size that provides plenty of warmth. ASOS has two plaid options that look similar at first glance, however the second is labeled "oversized" and it truly can be a blanket for a smaller child (measures 5 feet x 5 feet!). I tried both and picked this one for myself due to the smaller size and rectangular style vs. square. The oversized option however is super soft, and a great value as a cozy wrap for sports games or loafing on the couch.
#1: Nic + Zoe cardigan c/o, LOFT skirt, Gap blouse, M. Ashleigh necklace (old)
In honor of fall, Nordstrom asked me to share some season-appropriate styles from their petites department. I shop there fairly often, and a favorite cool-weather piece has to be this cozy Bobeau fleece (see on me in "mink") which is also a must for travel. I read that a few of you plan on trying it, so please share how you end up liking it! That was my first experience with Bobeau, and I felt motivated to try more smaller brands outside of the usual popular petite ones.
I'm a sucker for versatility so this Nic + Zoe convertible cardigan caught my eye. There's nifty buttons on the front tips that let you get 4 different looks, 3 of which I'm showing here. I learned about this knitwear brand a while back because they are locally-based (Boston fashion companies are few and far between!), and was pleasantly surprised by how well this fit.
Petite P usually equates to 0-2, so I wasn't sure what to expect sizing-wise. The shoulders, length, and sleeves ended up fitting really well, especially in sleeve width which is where I sometimes have trouble.
I hope those who celebrate are enjoying a wonderful Canadian thanksgiving or Columbus day weekend! This is an outfit I wore to work last week which falls on the more casual side of business casual. When I bought this sweatshirt I never intended it to be a work piece, but a few people complimented my "sweater" so I figured why not treat it as one. I layered it over a more conservative collared blouse to offset the casual material, and will be repeating this pairing over a pencil skirt.
There are numerous sales this weekend at my usual favorite stores, including 40% off storewide at Ann Taylor. I stopped by to try on this cropped cable sweater which comes in 3 neutral colors.