First and Foremost:
Congratulations to The Duke and The Duchess of Cambridge for the birth of their handsome baby boy on June 22, 2013-
George Alexander Louis, HRH, Prince of Cambridge!
This year the selection of apparel, shoes and handbags was limited in high end named quality brands. In the past, a fabulous Burberry trench coat in top quality material was on sale at an excellent price or St. John hot of the press legging and matching jacket or even the standard Stuart Weitzman black pumps. In 2013, the incredible deals were lacking or the inventory quickly sold out. Instead, lots of low end or cheaper brands are on sale. One customer commented that the target market has changed for Nordstrom. Perhaps Nordstrom is now competing with more mainstream stores? After all, when the youth purchases from H&M and Forever 21 - Nordstrom needs to play too. Right! Even the adults, yes - my age group, are looking for the quick fix or cheaper deals from the Nordstrom Rack.
Forever Chic Style mavens need to remember lots of cheaper clothing will not last versus a fabulous high end piece will be reached for from a wardrobe over and over again. In looking at my closet, I continually select my more expensive high end brands in blouses, pants or tops when dressing up. Why? The quality of the fabric, construction is superb, fit is perfect and the items look brand new. French women believe in the apparel mantra of "less is best" versus a closet stuffed with low end apparel.
What is Forever Chic Style Classic HOT everlasting pieces at the Nordstrom Anniversary sale 2013? After checking out all of the clothing at the pre-sale - these are the must have items.
Top 5 Forever Chic Style Apparel & Accessory Picks for 2013:
|Theory 'Lanai" Open Blazer|
- 'Lanai' Open Blazer : $263.90 After sale - $395 - Navy Blue
- 'Tertra' Stretch Wool Trousers: $169.90 After sale - $255 - Navy Blue
|Angelina Jolie in St. John|
II. Vince - The Ultimate Riding Pant: The Vince brand reigns supreme in quality. This season the Vince Riding Pants in black and or chocolate is a must. Remember Angelina Jolie in a St. John advertisement wearing riding pants, with a leather jacket standing beside a gorgeous horse. Riding pants will be worn all winter with boots, pumps, long sweaters and yes Fall 2013 favorite leather. I have several from last year and these tight fitting, figure flattering riding pants are a personal favorite.
|Vince Riding Pants|
- Vince Riding Pants: $154.90 After sale - $235 - Black or Chocolate
- Vince Boatneck Tee: $82.90 After sale - $125 - White or Black
III. Michael Kor's Statement Watches: Kor's offers gorgeous watches in white, gold and rose gold in a variety of shapes and designs during the sale. Don't miss out on these beautiful watches. Yes, everyone has a phone but it is nice to have a gorgeous watch with a bracelet or two. The hands adorned with a watch, bracelets and rings is very royal and chic at half the cost.
|Michael Kor's Watches|
IV. Paige Denim - Must Have Denim: Paige denim is show stopping figure flattering on the feminine silhouette. Check out the Paige Skyline jeans and the "Verdugo" Tuxedo Stripe Pants. Chose dark blue denim and stand out in the crowd.
|Paige 'Verdugo' Tuxedo Stripe Pant|
- 'Verdugo' Tuxedo Stripe Pants: $199.90 After sale - $279 - Black with leather stripe
- 'Skyline' Skinny Jeans Jenna: $119.90 After sale - $179 - Dark Blue
Reason to buy Quality and not Quantity.....something to always remember.
Think of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, new mother, constantly wears gorgeous dresses over and over again! Royal of the Story: Best to buy a lasting piece than a plethora of apparel for the same cost, which lasts only for a season..
|The Duke & The Duchess of Cambridge with Prince George|
Quote from Overdressed, The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, Elizabeth L. Cline:
"Americans, she finds, buy roughly 20 billion garments a year—about 64 items per person—and no matter how much they give away, this excess leads to waste. The “clothing deficit myth” is what she calls the notion, comforting to fashionistas, that giving discards to charity offsets consumption. In fact, Cline reports, “charities long ago passed the point of being able to sell all of our wearable used clothes.”
- Update - A special video from Me!
"Fashion fades, only style remains the same"