(ABOVE) Feminine classics for Fall 2017 at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (sale open only for a limited time).
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July 13, 2017 / Post Notes
SOFT, ELEGANT, MUTED TONES HIGHLIGHT MY PICKS IN THE NORDSTROM FALL 2017 ANNIVERSARY SALE
Early Access For Cardholders, July 13-July 20
Early access to the annual Nordstrom Anniversary Sale began this morning and runs for a limited time! If you are a Nordstrom Card holder, you can shop eight days earlier than everyone else for brand-new fall styles at low prices.
Public Access For Non-Cardholders, July 21-August 6, Then Prices Go Back Up
Last year, many items sold out long before public access began. If you see something now that you love, it’s a good idea to nab it.
If you must wait until public access to shop, some sold-out items may be re-stocked and new items are added, so bookmark (save) this post and come back on July 21. But remember, all prices go back up on August 7, 2017.
Free Shipping and Free and Easy Returns
What’s so wonderful about Nordstrom is if you don’t like what you order, or you need a different size, shipping is free and returns or exchanges also are free and easy.
How to Get a Nordstrom Card
Don’t have a Nordstrom card? Sign up at Nordstrom. If approved you can sign in, access your card on line, and begin shopping immediately. You’ll earn two points per dollar spent at Nordstrom, Nordstrom Rack, Haute Look, and Trunk Club (in stores and on line). Plus, you’ll receive a $20 bonus Note if you use your card to spend at least $100 at Nordstrom the day you’re approved.
What You’ll Find On Sale
Several thousand not-seen-before Fall 2017 items are available for women, children, men and the home, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on items for the whole family.
My 25 Favorite Classic Picks
Because there are so many items to comb through, I got up before dawn to dig through the site and put together some of my favorite classic choices for women. There are many more, too (all women’s Fall sale items here), but I wanted to give you a peek at just some of the understated and timeless Fall-Winter 2017 pretties.
I hope you enjoy my round up…and happy shopping!
~Janis Lyn Johnson
1. TIE-HEM SWEATER 2. ANKLE PANTS
This outfit is so classic, I love it to pieces. It reminds me of Mary Tyler Moore (a.k.a. Laura Petrie) in the Dick Van Dyke show. The sweater is 75% nylon, 15% wool, and 10% alpaca, so it’s perfect for keeping you cozy without being too hot–even in Florida’s winter weather. The cropped, flared hem of the simple black pant gives the outfit a fun touch.
3. GRAY PLEAT MIDI SKIRT
See me wearing an almost identical version of this skirt in a “You’ve Got Mail”–inspired post from late summer 2015. It’s such a lovely, timeless piece. I know I’ll be wearing mine until I’m at least 100.
4. ANKLE-WRAP FLAT
Ankle-tie ballet flats are popular again this fall, and I couldn’t be happier (see me in similar flats last October here). They’re such a pretty, feminine shoe. I love them for softening cropped pants, leggings, and jeans.
5. METALLIC-LEATHER GROSSBODY BAG
If you love the Chanel Boy Bag but not the price, this one is a lovely alternative! The chevron quilting and black hardware make it so interesting for evening or for day.
6. SILVER & 18K GOLD BRACELET WITH DIAMONDS
(ABOVE) Lagos Sterling Silver and 18K Gold Diamond Caviar Bracelet ($999.90 now, $1,500 later). More Lagos bracelets here.
Lagos is a wonderful brand, and their iconic silver caviar jewelry looks beautiful alone or stacked with other pieces. I think this bracelet is just perfect with a watch.
7. CASHMERE WRAP
The color of this wrap caught my attention first. In fact, I love the look of the entire outfit above. Navy with dark and light gray is so beautiful. It would look just as lovely worn over a little black dress, tossed over an ivory sofa, or thrown on the end of a bed. It’s so versatile and comes in several other colors, too.
8. EMBROIDERED-LOOK FLAT
These shoes are gorgeous on line. They look like the more expensive embroidered shoes we’re seeing for fall, but I think they’re a patterned material, rather than embroidery, so the cost is much, much less. I would wear them with pants, jeans, skirts and definitely with a solid dress that’s pink, antique rose, blush-peach, beige, chocolate brown, ivory, or black. You can see them on line worn with jeans and the Halogen Waffle-Knit Cashmere Wrap I show above, but in the brown soft heather, which is a light camel color.
9. KNIT BLAZER
Because it’s made of a light-weight knit, this jacket would work well now and all the way through fall, winter, and spring. It’s such a pretty classic with jeans, like shown above, or with white, blush, burgundy or gray pants, skirts, and dresses. I have this jacket in two colors!
10. HOUNDSTOOTH BLAZER
This jacket is so iconic. Wear it with a white ruffle-neck blouse and black or brown pencil skirt and pumps or boots, or dress it down with a button-up shirt, v-neck sweater, and jeans or corduroys.
11. QUILTED VEST
I love the smaller quilting on this vest. It’s not so puffy that it overwhelms. The brown faux-suede trim adds the perfect equestrian/hunting finishing touch.
12. WATER RESISTANT SUEDE ANKLE BOOT
The heel of these suede boots is just high enough to elongate the leg but isn’t so high that it’s incapacitating. Just as important, these boots are sleek and water resistant. Case closed.
I love an anorak jacket because the waist cinches in, and that is so flattering. This one is also a gorgeous combination of navy and brown faux-suede trim. Love it to pieces!
14. PAINT-STRIPE TOTE
This tote is dark cabernet, which I love, but I had a hard time choosing between all four of the colors. What is it about that preppy center stripe that’s so appealing? And, of course, it’s a tote. You know I had to put one in here!
15. Ballerina Flat
(ABOVE) Tory Burch Claire Ballerina Flat ($164.90 now, $258-$268 later). More colors, too.
It’s a ballet flat, there are four color choices, it’s Tory Burch, and it’s on sale. Done.
16. BEZEL-STATION NECKLACE
(ABOVE) Nadri 48″ Bezel-Station Necklace ($64.90 now, $98 later). Other metal colors, too.
I have a similar necklace and have worn the heck out of it during the last 10 or so years. It’s lovely doubled and tripled or left long. Imagine it with a black cashmere sweater, black pants, and black pumps. Beautiful.
17. SUEDE LOAFER MULE
(ABOVE) Kate Spade Cavelle Suede Loafer Mule ($169.90 now, $278 later).
If you have a mule, then you know how comfy they are–and how cute! This one is so pretty with the embellishing. Plus it’s pink! I’d wear this with black, burgundy, or chocolate pants, and of course, jeans. Did you notice, too, it’s Kate Spade? On sale? Yes, please.
18. HIGH-WAIST SKINNY JEANS
These jeans are high waisted –and they’re that burgundy color that is so rich and scrumptious in fall and winter. Pop on a white tee and gold leather sandals and they look just as great for the rest of the summer, too.
19. BELL-SLEEVE FLEECE PULLOVER
(ABOVE) Gibson Bell-Sleeve Cozy Fleece Pullover ($39.90 now, $59 later).
Cute, cozy, feminine, loose fitting. Everything about this sweater appeals to me for a casual day in the fall. It’s also wool free.
20. DIAMOND MINI-BAR BRACELET
(ABOVE) Monica Vinader Stellar Pave Diamond Mini-Bar Bracelet ($665.90 now, $995 later). Also diamond bar bracelet Lagos, $750. Early holiday gift? Birthday gift? Anniversary gift? Hint. Hint. So pretty–and a savings of more than $300.
21. BOILED WOOL-BLEND COAT
(ABOVE) Tahari Tessa Boiled Wool-Blend Coat ($139.90 now, $248 later). Other color, too.
This entire outfit is adorable. Pink, ivory, and gray. If we had cold winters in Southwest Florida, I’d buy this coat in a heartbeat.
22. MULTI-STRIPE SCARF
This scarf is 100-percent polyester, so it’s wearable year-round. I’d tie it just as they’re showing it–over a white top with black, blush, chocolate, or burgundy pants or blue jeans.
23. CALF-HAIR ANKLE-WRAP FLAT
(ABOVE Halogen Oliver Calf-Hair Ankle-Wrap Flat ($59.90 now, $89.95 later).
Too cute for words.
24. RUFFLE-COLLAR SHIRT
(ABOVE) Caslon Chambray Ruffle-Collar-Shirt ($49.90 now, $69 later).
I love chambray. I love button ups. I love ruffle necks. What’s not to love about this top? It’s also under $50.
25. EXPANDABLE NYLON TOTE
Longchamp’s nylon totes are fabulous for everyday life but they’re terrific for travel, too. This one especially–plus, it folds up into a small envelope for stowing away in luggage or a drawer. (It comes in five different colors.)
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WHAT I WORE (Clothing)
JACKET: Caslon Knit Blazer ($39.90 now, $59 later). Six colors available. (This color is no longer available.)
WHAT I WORE (Jewelry/Accessories)
MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)
LIPS/EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: 100% Pure Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation Powder, Creme and White Peach / CHEEKS: 100% Pure Plum Powder Blush / LIPS: Colorganics Pink Satin Lipstick / LASHES: 100% Pure Ultra-Lengthening Mascara, Black Tea. (Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.)