Last weekend my daughter and I did some retail therapy at her beautiful Nordstrom in downtown Vancouver. The last time we shopped together was for their anniversary sale. This time was to pre-shop for Nordstrom triple points shopping day, which started Wednesday and ends the 7th.
My daughter needed some clothes for an upcoming trip to New York and I was just along for fun. I had no intention to buy anything but as it happens, there were treasures that I would have regretted not buying.
The first thing that caught my eye was this suede motorcycle jacket. I liked it so much I decided it deserved to be tried on without a turtleneck underneath so took several to the dressing room.
Motorcycle jackets are one of those classic, iconic items we’re advised should be in everywoman’s well-rounded wardrobe because they never go out of style and add a hip/cool vibe.
The truth is, I’ve never been a fan of them on me. The combination of shiny (stiff) leather, hard (angles) lines and cold zippers has never appealed to me. I was attracted to this one because of the color and suede fabric.
I liked it even better worn over an ivory top. This medium felt tight across the back on me. The sales gal insisted no one closes their motorcycle jacket…and I likely wouldn’t either but I believe our jacket should be able to close, to fit us properly.
Here it is in slate blue, one size up and I am able to close it. Keep in mind that I have very broad shoulders and wear a larger size on top but I do think it runs a bit small. I like this blue but decided to order the mint in my correct size for summer.
This ivory blouse was not a great design. The split sleeve would be awkward to wear anywhere. The design is pretty but doesn’t work for my life.
This bell sleeve off the shoulder top rang several bells for me. The sleeves were pretty and flowy but also cut high enough to stay out of the salad bar. It comes in several colors but I like the black as a contrast to its fluttery feminine details.
It’s been a great visit with my daughter but way too short. I’m flying home today and plan to stay put for a while. Three back to back trips has really wiped me out.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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