Thus begins the "official" countdown until the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale starts. The sale will commence on Friday, July 15th – doors open at 7:00am. I think the Tory Burch "riding boots" are calling my name!
McGinn “Elizabeth” tweed jacket, $229
Joie “Marlo” blouse, in peacock, beige or grey, $145
Trina Turk “Deville” cardigan, $198
Mackage “Tessa” wool-blend coat with knit & leather trim, $389
Marc Jacobs “Karlie” shoulder bag, $866
Top left: Roccatella by Be&D “Jane” belted leather satchel, $264; Bottom right: Rebecca Minkoff “Covet” flap bag, $282.
Tory Burch riding boot, $299
Far right: Frye “Melissa” button-back boot, $219
My boots are the epicenter of my outfits, it's what shakes up my wardrobe in the fall. When I was in Paris 4 years ago I purchased a pair of chocolate brown over the knee boots that I'm still in love with. This year the #1 shoe trend for fall is over the knee or thigh high boots. I prefer over the knee boots. Each time I try on a pair of thigh high boots I feel like I should be auditioning for Julia Roberts role in "Pretty Woman". I love the way thigh high boots look on other women, I just haven't taken the risk myself. The best time to shop for boots is the day after Christmas because, department stores get the bulk of their boot selection in before the holidays. Once, Christmas has come and gone those same boots are marked down 40% to 60%. Plus most shoppers have already purchased their boots in September so, that means your boots will be more unique. My favorite stores for boots: DSW, Bloomingdales, Loehmann's, & Nordstrom.
If you thought the skinny jean would be out like Danielle Staub from New Jersey Housewives your hopes will be crushed. That's right the skinny is here to stay! The must have color is black, black, and black! It's a sure way to look edgy and chic. However, If you don't feel like lathering yourself up with butter, squeezing into your jeans, while lying down on your bed, and having someone assist you with zipping them up. You can always opt to wear a pair of stretchy black leggings and call it a day.