Sunday, July 10, 2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2016: Workwear Edit

Nordstrom Anniversary SALE is upon us next week.  I love Nordstorm because it's close to where I live, has a great return policy (also free shipping and returns), and has a wonderful selection of workwear pieces. My hope this year, with this guide, is to show you how you can easily navigate the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale when you're looking for workwear.

I do have some favorite workwear brands that Nordstrom carries, like Chelsea 28 for blouses and wide leg trousers. Another brand that does not get much credit but that does have good staples is Eileen Fisher, who has a great casual, long cardigan, and a slim ankle pant. Sometimes these ankle pants are a good option for casual office days, but many like J.Crew's Minnie Pant and the Banana Republic Sloan can be way too spandexy and tight for the office.  Many women end up looking like they're wrapped up in a sausage casing when they wear them, so, to avoid that, try something with a more relaxed fit.

The Best Sheath Dress for Work: is not too tight, hits on or below the knee, and preferably has a higher (modest) neckline.  My pick is this dress by Lafayette 148. It has a traditional silhouette and is so classic. The addition of the contrasting piping is perfect.
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The Perfect Pencil Skirt For Work: Nordstrom carries Anne Klein, Tahari and Ellen Tracy - basically all workwear masters.  AK makes the Suit Pencil Skirt which pairs with this blazer. The quality is good, it's lightweight fabric despite the material, it's lined, and not too fitted through the hips.  It also has pintucking in the back, parallel to the zipper, which makes for a great fit.  I also like this pencil skirt by Ellen Tracy because the slit is off to the side, and isn't too high. A reasonably priced option can be found here, by Halogen.

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I also manage a workwear page on Google+ and would love it if you joined and contributed by posting your chic office style!

Best Cotton Blazer:  This cotton blazer by Vince is everything. It's so chic. I love the tie in the front and it's on sale!
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The Perfect Work Tote: How gorgeous is this work tote by Marc Jacobs? It's such a great color and shape. It's about 14 inches wide and pretty deep - perfect for your legal pads (if you're old school) or your iPad if you're cool.  A good Nordstrom handbag sale will also include designer brands, like MJ. If you're hunting for a bag, it's worth holding out for for the sale.

The Best Suit Jacket For Court: If you're in Court or in trial a lot, then it makes sense to invest in a good quality suit. For me, the shape and style of this blazer by The Kooples is perfection. I love that it's just slightly oversized and retains a traditional, single button cut. It's so elegant. 

Best Office To Drinks Out Dress: The brand Dress The Population makes this 'Gwen' dress, which is the perfect length and fit for the office. Cover up the shoulder detailing with a blazer while at work.
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Good Wrap Dress For The Office: a good wrap dress option for the office does not have a deep v-neck and hits below the knee. This one is great because the wrap is faux, so you don't have to worry about coming undone. It's also a good option because the neckline is not too low and it isn't sleeveless.

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The Perfect Work Pump: I am, once again on the hunt for the perfect work pump. I go through shoes once every three months (yes, you read that correctly), and rarely do I ever find a shoe that's comfortable enough to take to the cobbler and resole/reheel.  I have tried Corso Como in the past and like the brand because of the way they make their shoes.  Each pair of shoes has a leather insole with bouncy, soft padding. The Del pump is a good round-toe office option.  A pointy pump for the office also works, try the line of shoes by Ivanka Trump. They are reasonably priced and they're not entirely uncomfortable. Try the Cara Pump.

Cole Haan seems to make the favored work pump at my office.  The Bethany pump is a gorgeous leather shoe, with a 3.5 inch heel and a cushioned footbed. It's of course, on sale :)
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I hope you enjoyed this workwear guide for the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.

I also manage a workwear page on Google+ and would love it if you joined and contributed by posting your chic office style!

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