April New Arrivals

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale & Friendship Friday Link-up #3

Have you been hearing choirs of angels singing this week? If not, listen harder – the legendary Nordstrom Anniversary Sale started yesterday with early access for credit card holders!#nsale, Nordstrom, anniversary sale

So, why is this sale such a big deal?  Well, it’s because Nordstrom releases a bunch of brand new fall clothes (not yet in stores or online) at limited time fabulous sale prices!  Some of these discounts are HUGE and merchandise includes both trend items and staples.

The best way to shop the sale is with early access.  In fact, last year early access did so well that many of the more popular items sold out prior to the sale opening to the public.  While I hear from the Nordstrom “Powers That Be” that they’re better prepared for this year’s onslaught, why leave it to chance?

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Caped Crusader

From a young age I learned the significance of rocking a cape.  Whether in my mother’s own pink Easter ensemble or schooling Ms. Riding Hood on how red should be done, capes struck me as magical!

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As luck would have it, capes made a resurgence last winter and remain on point for winter 2016-17.  A few designs that caught my eye are highlighted below:

The detachable faux fur collar and toggle closure on this Eliza J wool cape elevate the style of basic sweater-jean-boot combos.

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This Laundry by Shelli Segal bouclé cape has a tie waist closure for those that prefer some definition.  It’s a great not too casual, not too dressy version.

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With clean lines and a delicate chain detail at the collar, this Ted Baker London cape would look great over a lace cocktail dress!

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Modern day Riding Hoods, check out this Kate Spade beauty – the wolf will be too spellbound to devour you!

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Tips for Styling Your Cape:

  • Capes tend to work better with long sleeves; play against the cape with either color or texture for the most interesting looks.
  • Capes look great paired with boots – think riding or ankle boots with jeans for more casual looks or a luxe, over-the-knee suede model paired with cocktail attire.