What can I say, it’s the end of the week and I’m out of ideas 🙂
So that’s why today I thought it might be kind of fun to show you some things I’ve actually purchased recently. They aren’t necessarily the crazy exciting high-fashion items you might see on other blogs, but rather reasonably-priced pieces that I think will make a good addition to my wardrobe this winter.
(Also, this is not a sponsored post nor does it contain affiliate links, I just like the stuff I bought and wanted to share!)
Nordstrom is currently having their big Half Yearly sale for Women & Kids right now, and I think that the sale goes through the weekend? Not 100% but it is still going on as of today on their website. They do have some good markdowns, and it’s a great way to get a jump start on Christmas shopping…or to just pick up some items that might be missing from your own closet before the holidays start.
I only bought one item that was part of the sale, this black Halogen Crewneck Sweater. Pretty basic, but fits well and it’s the type of thing that I know I’ll end up wearing a lot this winter. Like I said, my style is pretty simple and I love wearing black! They do have a ton of cute sweaters on sale, so I might go back this weekend to see if I can find anything else before the sale ends.
I also picked up this V-Neck Sweater Dress in the Junior’s section at Nordstrom; it wasn’t part of the Half-Yearly sale, but I just really liked it. I love that it’s not totally shapeless but also not super clingy, just cozy, cute, and perfect for wearing with leggings. It also comes in a darker gray as well.
I have been seeing Aztec print sweaters everywhere this fall and I always love them on other people, but hadn’t found any I liked that weren’t either super expensive or really cheap looking. However, I saw this Southwestern Open Front Jacket at Forever21 the other day and couldn’t resist buying it! It’s definitely more jacket material vs. being a sweater and it kind of reminds me of a Pendleton blanket, in a good way. Also, I know some people are of the opinion that Forever21 is a teen store; I think if you have the time and energy to look, you can find some cute things that are appropriate at any age. Just my two cents! I wore the jacket to an event last night and I love how warm and cozy it is:
Cell phone selfie alert.
This is totally one of those pieces that girls will probably think is really cute, but guys…not so much. Some bloggers at the event I attended last night were like “Omg, that jacket is adorable!” whereas Cameron’s reaction to it was “You look like you’re wearing a blanket and the pattern hurts my eyes.”
One of the great things about living in downtown Portland is that I have a CityTarget that’s about a 15 minute walk from my apartment! It’s a somewhat smaller store (with no shoe department and limited home decor stuff) so it’s not quite the same as going to a big suburban Target, but it’s still fun to look around from time to time. The other day I stopped in and they had everything from their Phillip Lim collaboration on sale. I snagged this 3.1 Phillip Lim Animal Print Knit Dress that I’ve been seeing all around the blogging world for only $8.98!! Score! I also picked up a really cute black tunic top on clearance for literally $5 and then a gray and white houndstooth sweater (that I’m wearing in this post), but couldn’t find links to either on the Target website. Gotta love those Tar-jay deals!