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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - What I Purchased



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Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009)


Forever Chic Style is comprised of three goals for reporting on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - highlight quality brands, suggest items heard of and or purchased by friends and review the star ratings. Each play a part in suggesting the item for your pleasure. After seeking out the best at this years Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, here is an update on what I actually purchased on sale.  And, of course, mention the items not on sale that I had to own. You knew this would happen.  Right!  I must also mention and highlight my new summer read.....

Lorena, like most of the other women in the ballroom, scrutinized Astrid from head to toe as she walked to her table wearing what appeared to be a crisp men's button-down shirt tucked into exquisitely cut navy-and-white gingham cigarette trousers.   "It's true, Astrid actually looks younger and younger every time I see her....  "It's how she puts it all together. The other girls her age are dressed up like Christmas trees but just look at Astrid...hair in a sleek ponytail, ballet flats, not a drop of jewelry except the cross...is it turquoise? And that outfit!  She looks like Audrey Hepburn on the way to a screen test" - Excerpt from Rich Peoples Problems  - Kevin Kwan



Nordstrom Anniversary Sale - ON SALE




I.  Bootie:  Aquatalia - 4 1/2 Stars by 44 Reviewers - Bought both black and taupe hues.  Made in Italy.  These have pointed toes and a low heel plus waterproof suede which equals supreme quality and comfort.  Last year, I snapped up a pair of  Aquatalia ankle boots that have a rounder toe and wore them non-stop.   Fit is true to size.  Can't wait to wear with a skinny pair of jeans. 




Aquatalia Franca Weatherproof Bootie $259 (after sale $395)



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The Jean









II. Paige Jean -  4 1/2 Stars by 163 Reviewers:  Love the fit of Paige jeans bar non. This pair does not disappoint with the slim styling and finished hem.  



Paige Hoxton High Waist Ankle Skinny $99.00 (after sale $189)

Astrid - An Understated an Glamorous Billionaire - Stealth Wealth


Astrid left her blue Acura in the arched porte cochere and entered the foyer, bumping into her sister-in-law Cathleen, who was seated on a rosewood stool lacing up her walking shoes.  -
Excerpt from Rich Peoples Problems - Kevin Kwan

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The Lip









III.  Lush Lips:  Charlotte Tilbury - 4 Star by 18 Reviewers - Makeup artist to the celebrities lip set in Perfect Pink is exceptional.  Smooth on the lux formula and become a star on the red carpet. 




Charlotte Tilbury- Hot Lips Lipstick Set $60 (Value $90)



Kitty Pong


"Okay then," Kitty said, looking at Giambattista Valli's assistant.  "We will need three of these."
"Three?" The tall gangly assistant looked at Kitty in surprise.
"Of course. I buy everything in threes for myself and Gisele - we need one for each of our closets  in Singapore, Shanghi, and Beverly Hills." - Rich Peoples Problems - Kevin Kwan


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The Jewels







IV. Jewelry:  The sale always has a few baubles that is a must.  Can't go wrong ever with Kate Spade and Nadri. 

Several Hues - Charming - 4 1/2 Stars - 3 Reviewers


Kate Spade New York in a Flash Set of Three Bangles $49.90 (after sale $78)


Several Hues - 4 1/2 Stars - 95 Reviewers



Nadri Pave Crystal Bangle $99 (after sale $150)




Eddie - Polar Opposite of Astrid - Example of Showy & So Nouveau Riche


Yesterday, when he had arrived with his family from Hong Kong, his executive assistant, Stella, had arranged a fleet of six matching Carpathian Grey Range Rovers, making for an impressive entrance as the Cheng famille pull up to the front door of Tyersall Park.... So, why were the Aakkaras pulling up in such a ragtag bunch of cars? - Excerpt from Rich Peoples Problems - Kevin Kwan 


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Lingerie








VI.  Hanky Panky & Spanx:  Best panties - Hanky Panky.  Best Bra - Spanx for full coverage.  Enough said.


5 Stars - 191 Reviewers


Hanky Panky Regular Rise $14.90 (after sale $20)




Spanx Bra - 4 1/2 Stars - 41 Reviewers - Functional & Great Coverage - Nude & Black - Perfection Under Tee Shirts



Spanx Pillow Cup Signature Pillow Push Up Underwire Bra



Nick Young - Memory

Nick looked down at his cup of tea.  The saucer was emblazoned with an image of  Queen Elizabeth II, and seeing the gold patterning at the edge of the porcelain suddenly took him back to a memory of Tyersall Park....when he was six years old, being taught how to properly pour a cup of tea.  - Excerpt from Rich Peoples Problems - Kevin Kwan


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Not On Sale - Of Course!






VII.  Last But Not Least - Two Favorites 

First: Veronica Beard Jeans - Love both for the fit and comfort.  The jeans are in a deep blue wash, stretch fabric, high waist, super long and very flattering. The fashion designer was at the store the day before. Saw them on the end cap and was entranced.  These are keepers for the long haul.

Second: AGL Sandals - Modern, block heel and super comfortable.


5 Stars - 1 Review


Veronica Beard Kate Skinny Jeans



5 Stars - 13 Reviewers - Nude & Black




AGL Single Band Sandal



Enjoy Shopping! Thank you for Reading.  After you are done - let's all get back to summer with your favorite new beach read:



Rich Peoples Problems - Kevin Kwan



“Kevin Kwan has done it again. The mastermind behind the delicious Crazy Rich Asians series has drawn a cult-like following with his extravagant tales of Asia’s upper echelon. He’s back at with the series’s final installment, Rich People Problems (rest assured, it’s just as enthralling as the trilogy’s first two volumes).” –Isabel Jones,InStyle 


Happy Shopping & Travels
Until Next Time


Kim Hardwick - Forever Chic Style 

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