Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Nordstrom Finds (Quickie Fitting-Room Reviews)

Happy Tuesday, everyone! I wanted to write and post one of a few different posts, and even went so far as to start drafting them over the past weeks. However, life at work and home have been super busy and a little hectic (nothing bad - just lots of transitions taking place), so I've just got a quick little post for you.

During the week that Nordstrom's triple points promotion was going on, last month, I noticed these two items in the store. Last week, while there to get a pair of pants hemmed, I caved to temptation, and decided to try them on (just trying')...

Tory Burch "Roderick" Mock Two-Piece Dress:

I'm wearing the Tory Burch Roderick Dress in a size 0, and I'd say it was true to size. I know a lot of women don't like ensemble dresses, but I love them. They're so terribly efficient, yet also oddly quirky - not a skirt and top, not a single, normal dress - something in between - a cross of natures. Anyway, they make me happy, and this one, with it's trim silhouette, silk "dotted" print (actually a pattern of little squares) top, front pockets with button and loop closure, and wool skirt, makes me really happy. I really enjoy its interesting mix of colors - navy and beige on top and a navy trimmed gray on the bottom. It's got a side-zip, and a keyhole-drawstring tie at the neck. If it weren't for the fact that it's pretty much priced out of my budget, I'd have worn it home. Instead, I'm crossing my fingers that enough women dislike ensemble dresses enough to get at least one of these babies to sale in my size. Wishlisted for sale time!

Anthracite by Muse Plaid Capelet:

There have been a lot of capes out this season, but seeing as how I'm a small-boned, short-waisted woman with all of 5'2" to her name, capes aren't really an ideal look for me. (Think along the lines of a child wearing a large blanket, pretending to be a teepee...) I do, however, like the idea of them, and when I came across this Anthracite by Muse Capelet (indicating a cropped silhouette), I was intrigued. I'm wearing it in the Small size (no XS, sadly), and was pleased with it overall. Mind you - I'm wearing the absolute worst type of skirt for the cut of this coat, but I'd like you to picture a more streamlined look - let's say some fitted jeans - tucked into a pair of boots, with a turtleneck sweater layered under the coat. It's got potential, right? The proportions are still a bit bigger on me than on the model in the product shot, but I'm kind of okay with that. The plaid is cute, the colors are neutral, and it may be a more utilitarian buy than the comparably-priced Ascot Swing Coat. Wishlisted for further consideration.

That's it for now. By the way, this coming Sunday is the Thread Show, here in San Diego. Don't forget to RSVP for our shopping event - if you're local or planning to be in town this weekend, we'd love to meet up with you and do some fun shopping! There are still a couple of free tickets available (thanks to Natalie of The Bobby Pin), so email me - don't be shy! We'd love to see you. ^_^

As always, thanks for reading, and have a great day!


  1. Mindofmr.Blogspot.ComOctober 4, 2011 at 2:09 AM

    I LOVE that dress... I think it's adorable!


  2. I had been eyeing that dress online, it looks great on you!

  3. You're absolutely right. That cape would look great on you with a streamlined pairing like skinnies and boots.
    I love the plaid and I'm pretty picky when it comes to plaid.

  4. I'm 5'7 1/2 " and have been finding a hard time finding a cape that works too. I've bought and returned three. I tried on that really expensive Burberry one just for fun, and it looked atrocious. Overall, I've found that capes have the same effect on me as the smock that I wear when I get my hair colored... just my big white face sticking out on top, and it's not good!

    This cape does look adorable on you though. I think the way to go with capes is a more cropped look and color like the one you found at Nordstrom. 

  5. I saw the Tory Burch dress at the Camarillo outlet on Tuesday. They might have your size and they do ship.