Thursday, April 27, 2017

My Spring Favorites From Nordstrom

Nordstrom has been sending me many updates about their spring and summer essentials. There are so many cute new things it's easy to want everything. Fortunately, I just did a major spring cleaning and that included my closet. I donated and sold back 7 bags of clothes and shoes. In that process I did a good survey of what I really need for spring and summer and do not want to add anything unless it is something that is missing or needed replacing. I love the streamline and less cluttered feel of my closet and want it to stay that way!

 Looking at all the lovely offerings from Nordstrom this spring, I found some pieces that will update my warm weather clothes I already own like white jeans, striped pull-overs, my Stan Smith Sneakers, nicer T-shirts, floaty tops and leather sandals. 

Here's what I think are some of the prettiest offering from the Nordstrom Spring looks and what I am considering adding to get me through spring and summer...

I love a little fringe and this Vince Camuto Ulla Woven Tote and it's 40% off now.

On my last trip into Nordstrom, next to the tote was this another fringetastic option..

I tried on these Michael Kors Shaw Espadrilles  and they were super comfy.  They come in a denim color too. The perfect shoe to run out the door in and light enough to pack for travel. 

Another option in the espadrille department that I like are these Tory Burch leather trimmed ones. Just a very cute design. Love these with white jeans.

Gentle Souls 'Break My Heart' sandals have been on my radar for a while and now that I have a summer trip to Italy planned, I am going to splurge on these. I need a comfy sandal that has a good soul and these are top rated for comfort as well as style. I plan to pack just these, some cute sneakers and a pair of flip flops for the few weeks I am gone. Hoping these could transition from day to evening.

This Hinge cotton and linen bomber jacket is a nice lightweight jacket for warmer weather. An update on the jean jacket perhaps.

I also have been noticing a lot of these floaty jackets  which  are also very flattering as a layering piece over a longer tank or top. This utility jacket in a model material would be nice for warm weather travel too. I like the khaki color for summer.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Magnolia Home Hits Pier 1

This morning I got a chance to grab a quick coffee with friends when our tennis was rained out and after we checked out the new Magnolia Home Collection at Pier 1. 

Right now it consists of only pillows and rugs. The nicest ones are authentic Turkish textiles and though rough textured, quite pretty. The pillows have foam inserts, but have a zipper so you could change them out with down inserts, which I would do. There are also some synthetic rugs as well.

My favorite thing was this Zander pillow in pink & ivory.

This Chantilly Blush Rug is pretty for an entry or bath.

 I think the Charis and Fae pillows (below) would be a perfect pair.

Can you not see Joanna fluffing these up on some darling banquette?  I am addicted as everyone else is to Fixer Upper. Even though they have a certain look, I am newly enchanted with each show and home they do. I also never get sick of cute Chip and his antics and I like seeing what Joanna wears each week.
The Mikey Rug was cool in this teal. I kind of want this for my son's bathroom.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Tory Burch Makes Tennis Classics Chic

I have always loved classic tennis style, especially the looks of the 1970s and 80s that I grew up with. I did a few homages to that look in this blog and another post. Tennis whites always look good to me and who doesn't covet a good tennis sweater? Even if you don't play, it's cool to sport that look.

Tory Burch has nailed this tennis sportif so well in her new Tory Sport line. I am thrilled at how great she made all my favorites - terry cloth, kelly green, pleats, track suit jackets, and stripes on white look. I pretty much want everything, especially a classic pleated white skirt, the ruffled shoes and a terry cloth jogging jacket in green. Right now I'm scheming up ways to get the whole collection, (if only) and justifying it by planning on wearing these darling pieces as part of my everyday look. They are just what I want to wear everyday this summer!

One nice thing is these clothes are made with stretch, moisture wicking and cooling fabrics, so while they look old school, they clearly are not made of the same stiff fabrics their predecessors were. I like the not too tight look of so many of these pieces.

The Tory Sport Instagram account is fun to follow as she posts images that inspired many of these looks like this classic Farrah Fawcett snap.  I loved everything about her sporty style.

The Tory Sport Pro Shop page also has great little tips, recipes and playlists.

Have a look at a few of what I think are the best from the tennis collection-

These ruffled sneakers are TDF!