Happy Sunday ladies! We are enjoying some cooler temperatures in the Bay Area this weekend and happy to be enjoying a change of pace. Before we left, I hightailed it to the mall to do dressing room diaries. My local Nordstrom had an influx of new things last week which I had fun trying on for you
me. It might be fun to start a new guessing game here. What did Jennifer buy or order in her size/color this time :)) I discovered two new brands which I barely scratched the surface of, so I will go back.
The first is 1901. It was formerly a men’s only brand, which Nordstrom has expanded to include the first ever, womenswear collection. It’s spirited and colorful with classic silhouettes in preppy prints.
I loved the idea of these sailor pants but not this length on me. They’re available full length here, which I would prefer on my 5’4″ frame. Crops sometimes flatter me but usually make my legs appear shorter which is not a good look. The navy pants have a red polka dot so I tried on this coordinating sweater. It’s a button back crew neck which I would prefer in the navy because this warm toned red sucks the life right out of my face.
This Polka Dot Swing Coat has bracelet length sleeves. The website says they are full length, but they aren’t. It’s a fun lightweight alternative for days that aren’t too blustery. The 1901 line is available in regular and petite. I needed the petite version in this coat and likely the entire line.
I loved the colors of this Funnel Neck cropped jacket. The plaids match at the front closing which is a good indication of quality. This is one size too large for me but even in the right size, the shape is wrong for my wide shoulders. This would flatter a woman looking to add balance for her triangle or pear shape.
I’m always happy to see new things from Nic+Zoe. This softly structured Nic+Zoe cotton jacket is a gorgeous moss color and very soft. I”m wearing the small which fits perfectly so I think it runs a bit large.
I am a big fan of shirts by Rails. The fabrications are beautiful and the cut is flattering for a woman’s body. This Hunter Plaid shirt comes in many colors. I opted for this one in blues and ivory. I picture it with a long ivory colored sweater duster and comfy jeans. The website says it runs small but this is a medium which I always wear in their tops.
I tried this tie neck shirt on with my jeans first and tied the bow high. Not great. Then I envisioned it for the holidays, tied it lower and put it with some full legged flowing pants that have an elastic waistband. I would prefer it tied even lower as they show online, level with the bottom of the V-neck. I like the cheery pattern with both jeans and dressed slightly up.
The back pockets are small and triangle shaped which are more slimming than typical rear pockets. You can see how the side seam sweeps around back in a curve which is also very flattering.
This J.Crew Collection cable neck sweater is the most gorgeous dusty azalea color!! I adore the chunky cables for fall weekends and winter activities. The fabric is cozy and the cable pattern is just the kind I love to knit! This is one size too large for me but even in the proper size, the dropped shoulder is not a great look for me. If you have narrow shoulders or can add bulk on top, this sweater is a winner.
I’m wearing it with these High Waisted Boot Cut Jeans from NYDJ which came right home with me. They fit like a dream and the very high rise prevents muffin top which I find very uncomfortable. I opted to get the regular length to keep the rise as high as possible (I have a long torso) and will hem them after I wash and dry for shrinkage. Here’s how I will maintain the original manufacturer hem when I shorten them.
These are the same boot neck jeans with a kitten-soft fuzzy sweater. The rack held tons in black ones and only one in this pink. This is 2 sizes too large for me but I love everything else about it. It comes in 6 colors in both regular and petite. As you can tell by the sleeves I need the petite and 2-3 sizes smaller. I am wearing an XL 🙂
The other new collection from Nordstrom is Something Navy. This much-anticipated collection is flying off the racks. I only saw this one piece from this collection. As I carried it around, looking at other things, no less than 4 sales women mentioned how they had all tried it on and were coveting it. Sadly this was way too big for me or it would have gone home with me. It is sold out at Nordstrom but if you’re so inclined, it’s available on eBay for double and triple it’s original price! This brings new meaning to the phrase, if you love it, wait fot it to go on sale 🙂
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!
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