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.

The Gibson Bell Sleeve Poplin Top is a fun addition to your classic jeans and feels so ladylike.

Shorts are a necessity for California summers and I am always looking for some that are age appropriate and yet not frumpy. I love the length and casual look of these Sanctuary Habitat Shorts.  They are not tight and can be made longer by opening the side snaps. They also come in black and a cool cadet green. 

If you like shorts, getting a better quality jean shorts will look and feel so much better than tight and cheaper ones you can find everywhere. If you get just one pair it is worth it as they make everything look good. The 7 For All Mankind version have a relaxed fit that is very flattering and the length on these is also adjustable.  The comfort though will make these all you want to wear. I like them with flow blouses and flat sandals as well as sneakers and sweaters.

If you don't already own some nice Ts this is the time to stock up and get a few good ones that make everything look nice. The Madewell Whisper V-Neck Ts are flattering and for the price look like a more expensive T. I think it's nice to get a fresh white and black one each year, but this blue is nice and there is also a blush pink which is quite pretty. These have a soft fit yet still look chic and tailored.

Sanctuary Lace Trim Shift Dress. The perfect throw on piece and to pack. Dress it up or add flats or flip-flops and you have nice casual look for day.

Speaking of flip-flops every year I invest in another pair of Tory Burch flip flops. They are my go to all year long for trips and fast errands. They make everything look pretty and are well made. My past years then become my yard ones. You don't realize how beat flip-flops can get after a summer, so think about upgrading and get a fresh pair each summer. 

The Tory version is good for packing for a holiday as they can go from pool to a beach dinner if you need. These Tory Burch Flip Flops are my favorite this year, but many new styles are out, all darling!!

Everyone needs a easy denim dresses for summer and this Madewell Raw Edge Shirt Dress is the throw on piece for everything as you can dress it up or down.

This is another denim Madewell dress which is cute as a coverup, or run around summer days with darling sandals. It's on sale and I love that it just shows a bit of shoulder.

I have a weakness for t-strap sandals and noticed this new version of the classic Bernardos. I love them in platinum, black, and even the red.

What are your spring and summer clothing go-tos? I love to hear everyone's strategies for updating your seasonal wardrobe.

I really think it's enormously helpful if you clean out and take stock before you buy. Then you see what you really need, what was worth buying and it prevents impulse shopping. A cluttered closet is not a good thing. You want less things and only things that you really love and that make you look and feel good and that will hopefully last.

One strategy is not to shop as a pastime and shop with specific things in mind. It helps me a lot!



  1. I always love your style kim! And so does Madeline!

    1. Annie you are so sweet to say that as you and Madeline are always so stylish. Hope you are enjoying spring! xxoo


  3. Hey Kim, I always love your shopping posts!! If you like it I know I'm going to like it! Great choices as always! I usually pick up a new pair of white jeans and a few new tunics every spring. And I usually like to splurge on a few pairs of shoes. I totally agree it is important to take inventory first or we all end up with a lot of stuff we really don't wear that much. I have to say I'm loving the cute bell sleeve tops that are out right now! I just bought two at BR! I like the navy blue one you posted.....I might need to get that one too! So much for trying to take it easy! ;-) Italy.....I can't wait to hear about your trip!! Coffee soon!! xoxo

  4. Love the pieces you picked. My strategy is I am quite ruthless. If I haven't worn an item in the last year it goes (unless it was an investment piece). But to update my wardrobe this year it will be some classic with some tops/shirts/jackets to update. Of course accessories/jewellery can always update a wardrobe in so many ways ;-) Great post x

  5. I have both of those denim numbers on my radar. Get the Gentle Souls sandals you will not regret it! Lots of other cute temptations on your list as well!!