In the newest wave of Nordstrom markdowns is this BB Dakota lace dress (because the brand is more “junior” cut, this style runs a size small compared to “women’s” sizes; the color is also darker and more saturated than the stock photos portray). It sold out a few weeks ago, but has been restocked in some sizes and is now 50% off…

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The first day of fall is about six weeks away, and it’s prime opposite-season-shopping time. J. Crew‘s Lady Day Coat, which I own numerous copies of, is now an extra 50% off (with code SHOPSUMMER) online in two classic colors (black and vanilla/cream), and petite sizes are complete at this time. Shipping is free on all orders today.  Happy shopping!

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Whenever someone asks me for a basic tote recommendation, I almost always recommend the Madewell Transport Tote. It is all leather, well made, reasonably priced, and free of the kitschy details that render a bag passé after some time. The Transport Tote has emerged as the ultimate bag for casual affairs thanks to its legion of fashionable fans and is…

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Another recent purchase, in addition to the Madewell Transport Tote from this post, that has moved to the front of my favorites line is the Kate Spade Plaid Blanket Scarf. I was tentative about this purchase because I have been reckless in cold weather gear purchases but fell in love with this scarf immediately. The style comes in two colorways;…

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J. Crew Double-cloth Lady Day Coat with Thinsulate® | Zara Shirt with Bow Collar | Forever 21 Watercolor Floral Pencil Skirt | MICHAEL by Michael Kors Selma Large East West Satchel (reviewed here) | Zara Court Shoes If I were asked to name the five best clothing purchases that I’ve ever made, this coat will make the list every time,…

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