Happy Friday, ladies. The weekend is almost upon us! Let’s get back to basics today, and specifically, the classics. Today’s ootd is a basic black and white outfit that is always chic, easy to coordinate, and will take you anywhere in style.
This post is sponsored by Nordstrom and ShopStyle.
I am a huge fan of Nordstrom Made Brands and my wardrobe is reflecting that love. Nordstrom has an entire team of fashion designers who create modern styles for the whole family, of great quality at unbeatable prices. These are pieces with staying power in your, and my, wardrobe because they’re designed with us in mind.
Today’s ootd is classic to the bone with some lighthearted flats to keep my feet cool and comfy. You’ve seen me wear this Pima cardigan before and you’ll see me wear it many times more because it’s a quintessential, lightweight cardigan that pops over everything. I bought the leopard print version several years ago, and find it’s as wearable today, as then, because it’s timeless.
I added the white cardi to my wardrobe this summer and I’m thinking the gray would be great for September when I want to wear fall colors but my weather is still too warm. The 3/4 sleeves are great for showcasing bracelets and since I always push mine up, this makes it easier. The funny thing is, I like this cardi tossed over my shoulders for accent, as much as I do when worn on my body:)
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I’ve tossed it over the shoulders of this black and white gingham shirt, by Halogen. Nordstrom makes this shirt in a myriad of solids and prints every season that is predictably great quality and fits beautifully. My gingham seems to be sold out but there are other prints here, white here, and chambray here.
Black can be tough to wear in hot weather but these everyday skinny-fit stretch cotton ankle pants come to the rescue with a flattering high rise, side zip to prevent tummy bulge, and machine wash and dry fabric which couldn’t be easier in the summer. They’re available in sizes 00-16 and run true to size. I am wearing a 6.
I’ve been seeing brushed teardrop earrings everywhere this spring and decided these are the perfect pair for me. Their simple organic shape is perfect for a casual outfit and the brushed finish has a modern feel that appeals to me. I chose silver, but they also come in gold and at this price, you can afford both.
I’ve discovered that a white shoulder bag fits into my wardrobe as easily as my black ones, maybe better. It’s just as versatile but has a lighter vibe that looks more appropriate when it’s hot. This Ivey Medium Crossbody holds everything I need including my big case for my sunglasses. I’m all about hand-free bags these days because they’re so easy and I don’t have to put my bag down on things.
And these Jana Slide Sandals, what can I say? I call them my happy slides because they’re amazingly comfortable, and cute to boot! I love them so much, I bought them in yellow and I never wear yellow:) The frayed fabric top is soft and the sole is flexible so they’re always comfy no matter how much my feet swell.
RECENTLY ADDED TO MY WARDROBE FROM NORDSTROM BRAND
I’ve made no secret of the fact that Nordstrom is my favorite department store to shop at because they offer free shipping and returns, every day. Plus, as part of the Nordies club, (free to join here) I get free alterations and earn points with every purchase to spend on a future purchase. I like to save up my points to use on a special something that may feel too costly, but you can spend yours the moment you earn them:)
Think of Nordstrom as your one-stop place for favorite looks this summer!
Thanks for reading ladies and remember to wear what makes you feel confident.