I originally wasn’t planning on shopping the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but then I started thinking about my Fall/Winter wardrobe staples that I need to refill after last year’s closet purge, so I’ve rounded up my favourites, all for $100 or less a piece!
SARTO by Franco Sarto “Garfield” bootie // Steve Madden “Pistol” bootie // Isola “Larkin” split bootie // Hinge “Villa” bootie // Lucky Brand “Bashina” bootie // Vince Camuto “Katleen” peep toe bootie
The last thing I need is another moto jacket, but I couldn’t help but do some window shopping in this department. I ended up finding these two great options of moto and bomber styled jackets for under $100, which is such a steal! The BLANKNYC “Easy Rider” is originally $98, and $65 is such a steal for a timeless piece.
Steve Madden side zip bomber jacket ($45) // BLANKNYC “Easy Rider” moto jacket ($65)
Aside from these booties, I haven’t explored much more into the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Hoping that having tunnel vision for wardrobe staples and a firm price point to stay within helps to keep me on track for my larger goals of downsizing of the closet.
This was my travel outfit in this past weekend’s segment to LA:
cropped moto jacket: MISSGUIDED (similar in suede)
pocketed tee: BABATON via Aritzia (similar)
Dress Pant Yoga Pants: Betabrand (exact)
slip-on shoes: c/o SUAVS (exact)
carry-all backpack: c/o Betabrand (exact)
With these shoes being my absolute beloved everyday pair for the last month (and counting), I was lucky enough to get some time from the young Austin entrepreneur, Monxi Garza, founder of SUAVS shoes, to tell us more about what inspired her line.
Hi Monxi! Could you tell us about the name of your company, SUAVS? How did you come up with it?
Monxi: SUAVS comes from the word Suave, which in Spanish means soft and in English means charming, confident and elegant. SUAVS Shoes are soft and comfortable, yet stylish and sleek.
With the trends of athleisure and comfortable footwear being as versatile as ever style-wise, what inspired the first pair of SUAVS?
Monxi: The first pair of SUAVS was inspired by exactly this – versatility and comfort. I wanted to be able to wear my shoes to work, out to run errands, happy hour with friends and even slip them on and off before and after a workout.
The microfiber terry insoles is genius! How did you come up with this concept?
Monxi: I love the look of slip on shoes, but I also hate wearing those tiny socks that roll down to my toes. I wanted a slip on shoe that I could wear without socks, which resulted in terry insoles!
The great thing about wearing minimalist jewelry is that the drama can be played up in other parts of the outfit or styling. I played up the drama through the hairdo, styling a half-pouf with a sleek ponytail, and layering the maxi dress with a cropped moto jacket. Always nice to have a layering piece for outdoor weddings, especially after the sun sets!
red maxi dress: Lulu’s
cropped moto jacket: Missguided
peep toe pumps: Steve Madden
10mm 14k gold ball earrings: Blue Nile (exact)
What I really like about these 14k gold ball earrings is that even though they are very minimalist in style, their size (10mm) helps them to avoid being too understated. Not a bad thing, especially since the earrings would be so easy to style into everyday, non-wedding guest wear as well!
And that’s a wrap! 3 wedding guest outfit ideas with 1 dress and 3 sets of jewelry.
If you missed the first two outfits, I styled a romantic, vintage-inspired look here, and showed how to pair mixed metal jewelry for a bold look in this post.
I have 2 more weddings to attend this season and am excited to keep this red maxi dress in high rotation, styling it multiple ways and changing the look and feel of the outfit through the jewelry pairing. Hope this wedding season treats you well!
Disclosure: This post was made in partnership with Blue Nile. All of the jewelry in this post was borrowed for styling. I cannot thank you enough for supporting the companies who help to make this blog possible!
This floral cutout cami has also been on high rotation ever since I first found it at Nordstrom Rack in June. This beauty was on mega sale (marked down from $100 to $23) and I couldn’t say no. I originally thought it was a too out of my comfort zone, but I loved the intricate floral details stitched alongside the strategically placed cutouts and decided to “buy now, return later (if needed)”. Of course, after wearing it and loving the soft material on top of the design details, I’m glad I took a chance on it.
all day coat: c/o Betabrand (exact)
floral cutout cami: cooper & alice (similar options)
dress pant yoga pants: Betabrand (exact)
cutout booties: Seychelles (exact)
Decided to take this all-day coat out for its first run on a rainy day. Although the fabric looks thick and stiff, it’s actually quite light and soft. I was surprised that the outer fabric was so soft and had some stretch to it, especially since the oversized collar is so beautifully structured.
Hope your July 4th weekend was less gloomy!!