Happy Thursday, friends! Just one more day until the long weekend. Did I take you by surprise with this unprecedented Thursday post? Well, it’s a special day because I am co-hosting this week’s Thursday Fashion File Link-up with Jill from Doused in Pink and Carrie at Curly Crafty Mom. How exciting!
OOTD Look 1 Using 3 of 5 Key Pieces for Fall
In honor of the Thursday Fashion File theme, I thought I’d post a couple fall OOTD shots highlighting a few recent finds from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. My wardrobe was due for some serious updates and I felt lucky to find five key pieces for fall at this year’s sale.
The jeans are by 7 For All Mankind and I was drawn to the idea that they have a frayed hem but aren’t extremely distressed, overall. I took my usual jean size and the fit is perfect. Love them!
The sweater vest is from Vince Camuto. It has a fun waffle-knit texture and kangaroo front pocket. Available in 4 colors and I thought the grey would be a great mix-and-match piece for transitioning to cooler weather. I saw this piece in real life prior to purchase and thought it ran a bit long so went for the petite version in my usual size.
For this outfit, I paired the sweater with a white button down but can see it with a chambray shirt and black bottom or with a striped or solid tee and some joggers.
I loved the soft French grey color of this Tory Burch bag and it was such a good price at the Anniversary Sale. While not a planned purchase, my light neutral bag needed updating and this fit the bill perfectly!
OOTD Look 1 Using 2 of 5 Key Pieces for Fall
For the second fall look I paired a Halogen leather a-line skirt with a teal short sleeve turtleneck (old, similar here), J. Crew jean jacket and an old pair of Aquatalia riding boots that I still just love and can’t get rid of (similar style here).
The skirt was another piece I saw in real life and it was so soft! I thought the a-line shape would hold up to wearing better than a pencil cut, which I was afraid would stretch out with wear. Combine that with the fact that I had a leftover birthday gift card for just the right amount and I decided to splurge on this piece. For a date night look, I plan to pair this skirt and jacket with a silky print cami and my Kenneth Cole open-toe booties (similar).
5 Key Pieces for Fall
- Jeans. Frayed and step-hems are still on point, as are overall distressed/destroyed versions. Shown above – 7 For All Mankind frayed hem jeans
- A black a-line skirt. Heavy cotton twill, ponte, wool and corduroy are all good choices for fall. Shown above – Halogen leather a-line skirt
- A layering sweater or lightweight vest. Shown above – Vince Camuto waffled sweater vest
- A jean jacket. Shown above – J. Crew jean jacket
- A neutral handbag that coordinates with your fall color palette. Shown above – Tory Burch handbag
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