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Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

By Wardrobeoxygen @wardrobe_oxygen
I cleaned out my purse last weekend and found $80 worth of Nordstrom Rewards. I felt this was a sign so I decided to check out Nordstrom's sale department. Here's what I I liked, and what I didn't like so much:

Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

MICHAEL Michael Kors Python Print Skirt (Petite) As you can tell from this post, I liked this skirt.  It's a weird fabric - sort of cheapy spongy polyester knit, sort of ponte.  It's redeeming factor is that it is fully lined, which gives it a nice weight and keeps it from clinging too much.  Side hidden zipper, zipper pocket detail - these are FAUX pockets which was a bit of a disappointment. But the skirt comes in a variety of sizes and lengths (and other prints too, some which are on sale, some which are not) and I think can dress up or down with ease.  I like the python print - I think it will look fantastic with bright colors, yet also look classic with a crisp white shirt or black turtleneck sweater.

Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

Hinge® Silk Maxi Dress If I were six feet tall, I might like this dress.  A size Large made me feel as though I was a child playing dress-up in my mother's closet.  The neckline went to the bottom of my ribs, the waistband was near my hipbones, and there was at least a foot of fabric pooling on the floor even though I was standing on my toes.  Yes, I am petite (5'3"), but I can usually carry off dresses like these with only a minor trimming of the hem.  I can't even tell you how the dress looks because my reflection made me look as though I wrapped myself up in a curtain.

Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

JPK Paris Nylon Mini Bag - Grass (color no longer available)The green color is just as fantastic in person as it is on the website.   However the bag is just plain weird and cheap looking.  Shiny nylon with really fake looking leather trim.  The strap is very stiff and the buckle to adjust the strap doesn't seem to vibe with the style of the bag itself.  The gold details are REALLY shiny, very fake looking.  The logo for the bag is on the back, and it's a big green enamel heart with gold trim - totally not my style.  I wanted something bigger than my Hobo International "Libby" bag to have for concerts and events when I want my hands free, and a place for everything (camera, phone, lip gloss, ID, cash).  This is not the bag. 
Recent Purchases - NordstromDKNY Single Breasted Trench Coat - BlackPer this post, you can see I like this coat and have added it to my wardrobe.  It's a great classic trench, but with flattering details.  It comes in petite, it's not as shiny as one would think from the picture on the web, it's single breasted, it's not super long but long enough to be flattering with skirts.  There is a nice lining which will keep one warm on breezy fall days.  Water resistant.  The only thing I don't like are the weird little metal grommet detail on the pockets - I find them superfluous and they make the jacket look a bit more casual and cheap.  However for such an otherwise lovely jacket for less than $90, I can ignore the grommets!

Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

Me Too 'London' Pump - BlackJust as cute in person as the picture on the web.  Unfortunately my foot is just too fat for them.  It's not just that my foot is wide, but it's too tall/full to fit into the shoe properly.  A shame, since it's an elegant silhouette - a trendy shoe style but in a cut that would make them wearable and stylish seasons after the heeled loafer has left the fashion magazines.  Don't let my fit issues sway you - I have unusually chubby feet and these shoes are only $64.90 - what a deal!

Recent Purchases - Nordstrom

Jou Jou Ponte Knit Blazer - Red (color no longer available)The jury's still out on this one.  On one hand, it fits nicely in the shoulders and back; on the other hand the button is a bit too low for my petite frame.  It's a nice stretchy ponte fabric that could dress up with a pencil skirt or look cute with a tank and jeans.  However, the button is strange (military-inspired pewter) and I would have to replace it; also the lining on the rolled sleeves is sheer and you can see the red through it (the other colors wouldn't be as much of an issue).  It just feels cheap; I will need to try this with different things in my closet to see if it deserves a place in my collection.
The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is in full effect - have you scored any great deals from it?


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