Point, Set, Match
|Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)|
July 17, 2015 - August 3, 2015
Calling all shopping aficionados the hour as commenced for the bargain hunters, fashionistas and Forever Chic Style fans looking to score on sale basics. The frantic energy is being served online and in-store with an eager serve slated for Nordstrom friends and fans. Join the buzz, plan strategy and snap up the must haves with enthusiasm and deft shopping skills. Don't be a turtle and instead chose to be a hare sprinting over to the checkout finishing the point with flair and Forever Chic Style!
Forever Chic Style MantraSelect and purchase basic pieces at the annual Nordstrom Anniversary sale. Help fashionistas select well made basics that will last several years and not just for a season. Quality of quantity reigns supreme.
Fall 2015 Trends
Fall 2015 focus is on a plethora of designs, exotic, and international flavors in warm hues setting the stage for a memorable concert of opulence. Themes range from swinging 60's, vintage romantic, rock & roll, graphics and board room power play. Gather up the basics and garner a special apparel piece for the season.
The Top Ten
The Beautiful Colorful Suit
I. The Tailored Colorful Suit: The suit is a cornerstone to a Forever Chic Style's closet. The basic suit in black,grey or navy always commands the room and makes a strong statement as stated in last years Forever Chic Style Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2014 overview. In 2015, suiting in blue or red adds a splash of drama. The jacket and pant can be worn together or separate garnering fresh and feminine attention this fall.
|Theory 'Gabe 2' Wool Blend Blazer|
|Theory 'Emery 2' Wool Blend Pants|
"People will stare. Make it worth their while." Harry Winston
BRRRRR - It's Cold Out
|Old Quebec Street - Montreal,Quebec, Canada|
Warm & NecessaryII. The Ultimate Coat: Choosing a basic fall coat is synonymous with the very basic needs of existence. After perusing the selection, Burberry once again tops the list. The rich hue of marsala is on point for Fall 2015.
|Burberry Brit 'Bosdale" Quilted Coat with Detachable Hood|
"Everyday is a fashion show and the world is your runway." - Coco Chanel
Jeans are My Best Friend
|DL1961 'Emma' Power Legging Jeans|
|Paige Denim 'Skyline' Bootcut Jeans|
The Classic - Great Name Too
|7 for All Mankind 'Kimmie' Straight Leg Jean|
"I wish I had invented blue jeans. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes." - Yves Saint Laurent
Angelina Jolie for St. John
IV. These Boots Were Made for Walking: A fashionista without boots is missing out on comfort, style and warmth during the rainy season. Tis the time to shop for a boot with a pointed toe with quality leather. Can't beat the Nordstrom Anniversary sale for bodacious boots. The Aquatalia by Marvin K. is a waterproof brand which is sweet perfection for the wet and windy weather!
|Aquatalia by Marvin K. 'Gianna' Weatherproof Boot|
|Aquatalia by Marvin K. Fanny Weatherproof Ankle Bootie|
"Putting on fierce boots is an instant pick-me-up." - Nina Garcia
|Bridesmaids - 2011|
V. The Ultimate Panty: Hanky Panky is the panty to own. Load up during the sale when the price is perfectly right.
- Rule #1: Panty lines are unacceptable.
|Hanky Panky - Regular Rise Lace Thong|
Check out low-rise and high-waist options on sale too!
|Housewives of New York - Bravo (2015)|
Do you watch Housewives of New York? Heather Thomson on the far right in photo above created a hot new shape wear brand that is flying out of stores right and left. Sold $60M to date. My girlfriend and I snapped up a few pairs to try out underneath summer dresses.
- Rule #2: Choose a HOT new brand that holds in the tummy and are exceptional under a dress - Yummi by Heather Thomson
|Yummie by Heather Thomson 'Nina' Shaping Shorts|
- Rule #3: Time to purchase a bra! Best Basic - Calvin Klein
|Calvin Klein - 'Seductive Comfort - Customized Lift' Underwire Bra |
- Rule #4: Purchase "The Best" PJ's ever by PJ Salvage. The prettiest pajamas on the market. No joke. Most pajamas are so ugly and unbecoming. These are the bomb.
|PJ Salvage Lace Trim Jersey Pajamas|
- Rule #5: Load up on Spanx, nylons and socks during the sale.
"Wearing nice lingerie makes me feel really glamorous. I love to splurge on that." - Fergie
VI. The Trouser & Riding Pant: A trouser pant can be worn all year long. For work, play or evening affairs. And, the Vince riding pant is an absolute favorite purchased every year. Can't go wrong with owning a pair or two.
|Vince Leather Side Strapping Trousers|
|Vince Riding Pants|
VII. Terrific Turtleneck: Choose a turtleneck to wear alone or under a sweater. The look is classic and timeless.
|Vince Skinny Turtleneck|
"Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions." - Coco Chanel
The Sport Piece
|Nike 'Legend' 2.0 Capris|
"You need to be dedicated to your workout,whatever you choose." - Tracy Anderson
Leopard Remains Spot On
IX. Here Kitty Kitty: Look for a few leopard pieces to add a meow to any outfit.
|Sam Edelman 'Onyx' Half d Orsay Pointy Toed Pump|
|St John Collection Leopard Knit Dress|
"I never met a leopard print that I didn't like." - Diane Vreeland
|Ralph Lauren Home|
The Ladies from Seattle: Information on Antica Farmacista from website: http://www.anticafarmacista.com/fragrances
Antica Farmacista was established in 2003, as the first company to introduce the home ambiance reed diffuser in the U.S. Owners Shelley Callaghan and Susanne Pruitt have since grown the brand into a luxury fragrance collection, targeting high end retail and hotel markets domestically and internationally. Antica was built on the founders’ philosophy of “whether for the home or body, each and every one of us should have a signature scent that tells our own personal story”. Through the brand’s unique scent formulations and luxurious products, there is a fragrance fit for each personality.
|Antica Famacista -'Lavender & Lime Blossom' Home Ambiance Perfume|