Greetings, friends! It’s a beautiful morning here in Maine. Yesterday was cloudy and muggy most of the day, but a storm came through last night and left us with the perfect Maine summer weather — low humidity, mild temperatures, blue skies, and brilliant sunshine.
I packed this early fall outfit and brought it with me so I could photograph it with our gorgeous lake in the background. (You can tell how humid it was yesterday by the condition of my hair in these pictures!)
Every piece I’m wearing is from the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and all but the handbag are under $100.
The #NSale is still going strong, although many of the popular items are selling out and sizes are getting depleted. I expect most sold-out styles to be restocked this weekend when the Sale goes live to the public, so keep an eye on your favorites. There will only be limited quantities available, so definitely make a list of your must-haves, and shop early to be sure you get the sizes and colors you want.
This is a great outfit for early fall — you know, when the weather isn’t really feeling much like fall yet but you don’t want to be wearing sandals and linen tops anymore.
This Sleeveless Waffle Stitch Cowl Neck Sweater in Antique White was one of the first pieces I grabbed the night I went to Nordstrom to shop the Sale. I was immediately drawn to the chunky off-white knit, and I’ve always loved the juxtaposition of a sleeveless turtleneck. I don’t wear turtlenecks very often because they don’t flatter me, however, I LOVE a cowl neck sweater. It’s a borderline obsession. They’re warm, but they still give the neck some room to breathe, and they downplay a larger chest.
The design of this sweater is on point. The cowl drapes perfectly, the side slits are flattering, and it’s a great length for most figure types. I accessorized with these Crystal Marquise Drop Earrings, also from the Sale and just $17.90!
Don’t let the sleeveless style dissuade you from ordering this sweater. If it gets chilly, you can always wear it over a long-sleeve tee or throw on a cute jacket. I am waiting to see if this BP. Anorak is restocked in the olive green because I think it would be perfect with this outfit. I wish I’d ordered it when I’d had the chance. For $44, it’s a steal. It will be the first thing I order Friday morning! By the way, the sweater is on sale for $45.
The Abril Shoulder Bag is another popular item from the sale. I also got it in the leopard. It’s a great size for a going-out bag. I like that it’s large enough to hold your wallet and other essentials, but the shape and combination of textures is super chic.
The jeans I’m wearing are the Paige Verdugo. These retail for $178, and they are on sale for $99. That’s about as good as it gets!!! They are a nice dark wash that is flattering on everyone.
I went up a size in these. I am not sure if it’s because I’ve gained a few pounds (ooops!) or if they’re slightly smaller than my pink and mint ones — but those have always been comfortable. My best advice is to order your regular size and a size up in case they sell out. Right now they are stocked in all sizes.
Finally, let’s discuss these booties. These are the BP. Tandem Bootie, and they are on sale for $79. (They will be $119 after the sale, which is still a great price for suede booties, but I’d rather buy them on sale, wouldn’t you???) These are very comfortable, and I love the buckle detail. It says it has a 3 1/2 inch heel, but I’d have guessed 3. They don’t feel high to me at all.
They seem to run a tad small, although I am wearing my usual size 8.5. I couldn’t wear a thick sock with them, but I think my thin bamboo socks will be fine. I just wore them barefoot for this photo shoot, and honestly, I will probably do that this fall until it gets cold, but I’m lazy like that!
I also ordered the Vince Camuto Feina Bootie, which I love as much or more than the BP. Tandem. They are regularly $158 and marked down to $99, so both pairs of boots are under $100. I tried both on with this outfit and went with the BP. — mainly because the khaki color is slightly darker and looked better with the handbag. I actually think the Feina bootie is more versatile. It will be cute with skirts and even shorts, if you like that look. It also has a slightly lower heel at 3 1/4 inches.
Styling this outfit is getting me excited for fall! I’m not rushing summer, don’t get me wrong, but it’s nice to know I have some great fall basics already in my closet because cooler weather will be here before we know it!
Two by Vince Camuto Sleeveless Waffle Stitch Cowl Neck Sweater // Paige Transcend Verdugo Ankle Skinny Jeans // Vince Camuto Abril Shoulder Bag // BP. Tandem Booties (5 colors!) // Crystal Marquise Drop Earrings ($17!!!)
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