Don’t get me wrong I love the Nordstrom sale! Especially the shoes! But sometimes their prices are not that cheap! I took it upon myself to find alternatives to a lot of their bestsellers this year and link them on my Liketoknow.it !
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a new season which means that it’s time to re-organize your closet! Although it
may seem like a daunting task, if you keep the below tips in mind, you should
have a sparkling new closet in no time. Here are 4 ways to tackle your closet
you haven’t purged your closet in a while, it may now appear to be bursting at
the seams. The most important part of spring cleaning is thinning your closet
out and getting rid of what you no longer use. A great way to do this is to ask
yourself when last you’ve worn the item, if it still fits and if you still like
it. In doing so, you may just discover hidden gems that you forgot were there!
Goodbye ugly, ill-fitting sweaters and hello pretty springtime dresses and
next step is to give your closet a good once-over clean. After you have taken
everything out, give it a good dust and wipe all surfaces down with a gentle
detergent. Your killer heels, favorite t-shirts and pants will look great
displayed in a clean closet!
is the time to re-assess the arrangement of your closet. It may involve
investing in some more hangars and some useful storage bins for odd items (such
as socks, underwear and scarves). Make sure that you hang up as much as
possible as this reduces the amount of wrinkles that occur. A shoe tree or
shelf is also a brilliant way to display your shoes neatly and conveniently. If
your closet is on the small side, consider using the back of the door for
Fill ‘er up.
you have a good system for storing all your garments, you can begin to fill
your closet up again. Be sure to place the items you use regularly (eg. work
suits, favorite dresses and shirts) within easy reach and store items you don’t
wear regularly toward the back of the closet. For instance, since the weather
is now warmer, you would pack your winter coats, hats and gloves on one of the
I have four jobs! Yes you read that correctly four. Being able to quickly transition between different offices, meetings and social events can be difficult to navigate. Not to mention I am not a morning person and like to throw on my clothes and run out the door, there is not time for debating tops! Since I wear a lab coat at two of my jobs I also need light weight, comfortable pieces that allow my skin to breathe, that doesn’t cut my circulation off when I sit at my desk and shoes that won’t hurt my feet after I walk 17k steps a day.
Here is my list of go to pieces!
Knee length skirts. They’re comfortable, light and appropriate. I prefer them high-waisted to create a long lean look. I’m petite and don’t want to look any shorter than I already am! Click on this link for my favorite skirt, it’s from Express
Favorite top: The slim-fit sleeveless portofino shirt from express. I have this shirt in 8 colors! It is the perfect length (covers the booty), it’s light weight and breathable and it comes in so many colors and patterns that you can find one to match anything!
Athelta Herringbone Mercer Tight (THEY’RE ON SALE!!) These pants are amazing! They look like work pants, they’re a heavier material with a very work appropriate herringbone pattern. Here’s the trick, they feel like yoga pants!!!! They stretch, they bend, don’t believe me order a pair! I have recommended these pants to many people and I have never heard a complaint. When you visit the Athleta website make sure you zoom in on the pattern so you can see what they really look like. The photo show is a little deceiving. In person they truly look just like tailored work pants. They come in Navy and Grey. I wear them both with my Black portofino shirt.
Do you want to look trendy and still be comfortable? This next shirt is for you! The Leopard Print Camp Shirt from Ann Taylor. This is what I love about Ann Taylor, they carry every size! Plus to petite. We all know animal prints are hot right now but it’s hard to find a print that’s really pretty. Sometimes the colors are too warm, too gold, too muted. This shirt is a perfect print. And they have 40% off sales all the time, so you can definitely score a deal!
Here’s my last staple: Full Length Align Pants from Lululemon. So you’re thinking I can’t wear workout pants to work. Well think again! These babies are matte. I buy them in black and they look just like any other legging pants. When paired with the shirts above, your booty is covered and no one can tell the difference. I wear them with my Toms flats and frolic comfortably around my office. These are a godsend on bloated days. They’re also high-waisted and give you support all day.
I’ve always loved flowers. At a young age my grandmother taught me how to plant them and I would watch them grow every Spring. Cherry blossoms, iris’s, tulips and peonies were always my favorite. When I saw this dress with the Wisteria blooms I couldn’t resist!
I think trend will always have a home in my closet.