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STYLING STAPLES NORDSTROM SALE EDITION

My styling staples are the key to achieving a style that looks effortlessly pulled together every time. They are the six most versatile pieces you’ll ever own. Once you have them, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them. Here are my picks from the sale.

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STYLING STAPLE # 1 | NUDE SHOES

Nude shoes work year round with any outfit. For the most flattering leg line, choose a shade that matches your skin tone and opt for a pointed toe.

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When you find a style that matches your overall style, invest in a designer pair like these

STYLING STAPLE #2 | A LAYERING PIECE

The right layer can pull a look together. The best are those that also help to define your silhouette.

This season I splurged on a new leather jacket, essential for a fashionable gal at any age. Pick this fun peplum style, classic quality moto jacket, or feminine sweater sleeve style before they sell out.

A blazer does the best job of shaping the shoulders and waist. Double breasted styles are back and updated. These two were the first to sell out during the presale, but SAVE THIS POST so you can keep checking to see if they come back in stock. If not I’d highly recommend their originals versions that can be worn all year long.

STYLING STAPLE #3 | UPDATED DENIM

Updating your jeans is the key to staying current. These two are my best sellers because they fit 9/10 women and go with all your shoes! Before you buy use my DENIM DIRECTORY to get the right style for your body. Then check out all the best DESIGNER DENIM ON SALE.

STYLING STAPLE #4 | A NEUTRAL PRINT

Neutral prints are those patterns that play well with others. You can interest to your outfit by adding them boldly to another print or subtly in a shoes or an accessory. One of my personal favorites is a striped t-shirt.

ALLL ON SALE
LONG SLEEVE | JOGGERES | BOOTS | BAG | JACKET | SUNNIES
ALL ON SALE BUT BELT
T-SHIRT | JEANS | BOOTS | CARDIGAN | BELT

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STYLING STAPLE #5 | A DESIGNER HANDBAG

Designer accessories are the easiest way to make your entire outfit look expensive. My stylist reviews and picks for you from quality handbags under $500 to Chanel are HERE . I did cherry pick a few name brand bags from the sale that add a little pop for not a lot of dough.

KURT GREIGER

BAG | ONSIE | SHOES

COACH CROSSBODY

BAG | JEANS | SWEATER | BOOTS| HAT | HOOPS

CLARE V. TOTE

BAG | JEANS | T-SHIRT | MULES | NECKLACE

STYLING STAPLES #6 | HOOPS

Hoops can be classic or trendy. I have literally shared them in every blog post. They work as a stand alone accessory or part of a set. These silver David Yurman hoops and 14 k gold hoop have been a staple of mine and many clients over the years.

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SUMMER FASHION STYLING STAPLES

Shop my summer edition in this post and featured in the July issues of The Hills Living Magazine.

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STYLISH SWEATS AND COOL COATS | A HAUTE MAMA FAVORITE ON A COLD DAY

In the winter I tend to play favorites with my comfy outfit formulas which almost always include stylish sweats and a cool coat. After my recent refresh, I decided to share the best high-low sources so you can be haute on a cold day too. Start with a soft and stylish sweatsuit, and bundle up in a cool coat before you head out the door. When you have all the pieces deciding what to wear is child's play.

Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

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