NAS Round 1

Well, it's not as fun as shopping with Sveta. THAT was an experience not to be missed. This was a little different. Trying on bras in the bathroom of the lumber supply is not the same as trying on boots in Nordstrom's Customer Service area!   :) 

I will spare you the bathroom shots. You don't what to know what the bathroom of the Wellesley Island Building supply looks like.  :P

The good news: I seem to have become a savvy online shopper. Everything fit. Even the undies and bras! I sent one back because it wasn't quite as nice on me as the others...but honestly, if I hadn't been comparing styles, it would have seemed fine! 

The bad news: Everything fit and most of it is a clear "yes." Which means my credit card is smoking hot right now! Oh...and I'm not done yet. There are more items to come in orders that have not arrived yet. (Mona and I have a trip planned together to pick up these.) 

Ah well. In my defence, I found an uncashed cheque yesterday! Yes! Found money. 

First up, a no brainer, the Angie pick Hinge cotton double face shirt. Great palette for me, nice weight -- this will be a year round shirt. And look how it coordinates with my taupe suit! 

Next, the Kenneth Cole cotton blend zippered cardigan. Note: I do not currently own ANY cardigans. This is because I am a jacket girl. In my life outside the home, I far prefer a bit of structure, and if I'm out and about, I will pick a jacket as my topper 9.5 times out of 10. 

But the reality is...I work at home. And when I work at home, I like cozy and comfortable. That's why I wore a constant uniform last year of denim with a fluid or oversized pullover. Skinnies and pullover. BFs and pullover. Skinnies and pullover. Yawn....

You see, I loved most of my clothes, but I got a bit tired of wearing what was essentially the same silhouette day in/ day out throughout our long winter. Not to mention the fact that some of my beloved shirts were going unworn. So this year I vowed to get a couple of cardigans. This is the first. It's a keep, I think. 

I was a bit worried about the drape on it. But I think I can take it, no? It's a great cotton blend and will be a terrific fall, spring, and cool summer night sweater for me. I could also wear it in deep winter with a warmer layer underneath, e.g. a turtleneck. 

Next up, two more keeps -- Pleione mixed media tunics. I've been admiring these on other fabbers for at least three seasons. I actually bought a substitute Vince Camuto one last year, but the quality and fit wasn't the same. I wore it a ton, however and knew I would wear these. I hope I fill them out enough? I was wondering if I should put a little stitch in the V. It looks okay in the pictures but when I look down at myself it seems a bit too open. The colour on the purple one is not quite as dark IRL. 

That's it for Round One. Stay tuned for Round Two! 

Feel free to tell me I am crazy to keep any of these. And thanks! 

This post is also published in the youlookfab forum. You can read and reply to it in either place. All replies will appear in both places.


  • viva replied 6 years ago

    You are not crazy! I love them all. I'm tempted by that Hinge shirt -- really great on you. And I might glance at the berry Pleione top too. Oh, no -- see what you started??

    You look wonderful in all of this, Suz. Well done.

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    WOW. I especially love the first two pieces, Suz. KILLER with your Tahari blazer and cage heels. AMAZING. 

    And isn't that a fun cardi. It's a top pick for good reason. Good fit and drape. You wear it to perfection. xo 

  • kellygirl replied 6 years ago

    Whoa! Everything is awesome. You hit the jackpot. I can't wait for round 2 :)

  • E replied 6 years ago

    Oh you look great in those tops! The v's aren't too low or open, they're just right. :) And the colours on the check shirt play beautifully with your taupe jacket.

    My pj/loungewear capsule contains a long cotton cardigan, and I get SO much use out of it (even though I don't wear loungewear during the day). I'm sure you'll get lots of use out of yours too. Yes, you can take that level of drape, and I love how all of the v's in the cardigan echo your hair cut & chin/jawline! It's great, and nice & streamlined in the back. That being said, I'm not sure how I feel about the cardigan over that particular shirt. I'm weird about button down shirts though, so it's probably just me. :)

  • Tanya replied 6 years ago

    Wow Suz, you look spectacular in everything.  All the tops are keepers for sure.

    I hear you about the need for cardigans to be able to wear blouses during colder months.  Have you considered knitted moto jackets or ponte blazers?  I find those indoor toppers that are as comfy as cardigans, yet with much more structure.

  • Gigi replied 6 years ago

    Suz, absolutely great job! What I love most about your items here is that they are all so different: patterns, solids, wovens, knits, silky, textured, etc. This will for sure keep your clothing interesting to you as the weather turns colder!

    Thanks for sharing your experience with getting bored with silhouette. I hadn't thought of that as a factor for boredom. I don't have enough cold-weather clothes, but as I look for more I need to definitely keep that in mind. I think it can help a person do more with less if you can mix and match the wardrobe pieces to create different silhouettes.

  • Alassë replied 6 years ago

    Wow, Suz - best online shopper award to you for everything fitting!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 6 years ago

    Well I'm gonna be NO HELP to you or your credit card 'cause I say keep it all! Lady - you are on FIRE!

  • gradfashionista replied 6 years ago

    Everything fits beautifully, but especially #2--definitely my favourite!

  • Joy replied 6 years ago

    It all looks wonderful on you and seems useful too.  that shirt with your Theory jacket is awesome.  What bras did you try?  The ones that i usually buy and the ones I wanted to try are not in the NAS sale this year and I had planned to refresh bras.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Thanks, everyone! 

    Gigi, I'm a bit hesitant to branch out with my silhouette, for reasons you'll soon see -- as well as because once you do that, you can't have a perfectly mix-and matchable wardrobe. Proportions are so important and if you mess with those, you can run into trouble. E. articulated it well in her post about her large wardrobe. Even though she has a lot of clothes, she concentrates on just a couple of silhouettes. 

    I might have to go more towards an "outfit" based closet, like Susie is doing, if I move to adding new silhouettes. 

    Yet I really did get bored of the shape of things. I don't have as much option to wear wide legs or flares through our winters, and skirts and dresses are not as practical for me in winter as in summer. 

    Tanya, I definitely need a knit moto style jacket. It's on my list.  I just haven't found the right one yet. Will keep looking. 

    E. thank you -- and I agree about this shirt with the sweater, by the way -- I do think the colours work but maybe not the collars, LOL. I could try it all the way done up, but not today (it's hot). Doesn't matter -- I have plenty of tops to wear under it. 

    Kelly, thank you!

    Angie -- thank you! Blushing! And yes, your picks are excellent, as always!! I was hoping the Hinge shirt might work with the jacket when I saw it, but wasn't completely sure. Now I know! 

    Viva, you would look better than me in the Pleione tops! Also, the Hinge is great for a girly tomboy. Pink-ish,  but boyish style. 

    Joy, thank you! I'll do a bra post. I got really lucky this year. 

    Gradfashionista, thank you! 

    Shannon, you are funny!! :) 

    Alasse, thank you! 

  • Sadie replied 6 years ago

    Really great stuff!! I'd keep it all! May I ask what shoes? I have been looking for a nude cage sandal. Thanks!

  • Sal replied 6 years ago

    They all look great, I especially love Look 2!  Stunning.
    Yes working from home, warm cosy cardigans are awesome, and because you can mix and match underneath it feels as though you have more variety than with a sweater.   I can't remember if you like wearing a column of colour (I do) and it is great for that as well.

  • lynn replied 6 years ago

    Beautiful as always! Did you order the petite cardigan?

  • Sveta replied 6 years ago

    I wish I was with you in that bathroom assessing the fit of your bras with a critical eye...:-) I will miss you Suz this year for sure, THAT was an affair to remember for certain!
    You are a savvy online shopper if everything fits - WOW! And here I am ordering 2 sizes in skirts (in all available colors) and 3 sizes in jeans...Too bad this savvy-ness did not rub on me last year :-(
    I think they all winners. The shirt works beautifully with MY suit and this cardigan looks super comfy and soft - and a nice color for you.
    The Pleione shirts are nice too - love the purple color.
    You did well, Miss Savvy! I am eagerly waiting for the next chapter!

  • JayS replied 6 years ago

    Great haul, Suz. You really have an eye for what works for you. Since you semi tuck so well, may I ask you a Semi Tuck 101 question?  You pick just the right size for the perfect drape. But what happens in back? Does it pull a bit in back or does the back drape down also? For me to eliminate the pull in back, I have to size up so much that the shoulders don't fit at all. I have a broad back which I'm sure is part of the problem. Anyway, YLF. Love everything.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Ah, Sveta, next year we are making a weekend of it, for sure. The Troy Nordstrom's is a lot nicer than the building supply! And if I have your approval that is a good thing. I know that you do not put up with second best! As for your shopping, of course you have to order multiple sizes when you are changing weight. You don't know where you are at! :) 

    Lynn, thank you. I ordered the regular cardigan in XS. I am 5'4".  Note that the size might affect the length, I'm not sure. (I.e. sometimes a medium would be longer than a small, etc.) 

    Kiwigal, I do love wearing a column of colour. Now, to get some nice grey pants!!!  :) 

    Sadie, the shoes are Vince Camutos. Mine are actually a style from last year (I think) -- I received them in error when I ordered the ones below, but liked them so much that I kept them! These shoes (the ones below) have been huge hits with several people here. I find them almost unbelievably comfortable, especially for their height. Note that I normally like a heel between 1.5 and 2.5 inches. These are 3 inches -- and I can walk in them for miles. 

  • Karie replied 6 years ago

    So gorgeous! That shirt looks like it was made for your Tahari blazer. The cardi is spectacular, and I like the way it drapes. I don't think the v on the tunics looks too low, but if it is to you then a little stitch can't hurt. I do this frequently on my tunic tops.

    You tried on clothes in the Wellesley Island Building Supply?! Inside joke coming: When you crossed over to the U.S. did the guard ask you if you'd been shopping in Canada? "Uh, yes sir, I have a car full of maple syrup!" That'll be my answer next time ;)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    JayS, thank you! For the semi tuck, I just leave it hanging down in back, although sometimes I think I really ought to take some photos to see how it looks! For all I know it's a disaster back there. 

    It doesn't pull in back on me at all. I have pretty wide shoulders for my size (but I'm elliptical, not round.) My back/ ribcage area is narrow (I take a 30 bra) and as is probably obvious, I have next to no bust. :P  My hips are just a bit wider than my bust and not quite as wide as my shoulders. So I'm a slim hourglass/ rectangle shape with a strong shoulder line.  

    For comparison -- The Hinge shirt is what I would call a loose tailored fit. Slightly fluid but not super fluid. It hangs over my bum but without a lot of room to spare. 

    The Pleione tunics are actually quite oversized on me. They're longer, too. They definitely drape down over the back and bum without any difficulty because they're cut way wider. 

    So it might depend on the type of top you're trying to semi-tuck? 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Hahaha, Karie!! No, the guard (who was a woman) was super nice. She said, "Are you coming straight back from that lumber store??"  I said, "Well...I hope so. It all depends on what they do with me there!! I have to try things on!!" 

    On the way back, I actually made a declaration.   

  • replied 6 years ago

    Love the cotton shirt and the cardi - they both look great on you, and look so easy to wear.  That shirt with the blazer is utter perfection.  Just curious what the "mixed media" means for the two blouses.  Can't tell from the Nord photo what the fabrications are - and I assume that is the mixed part. I like the look of them a lot and have stayed away from that tabbed sleeve look for personal poison eye reasons , but I quite like this now.  Good pricing on that blouse too.  Way to go!  Must be exciting to start building and collecting for fall !  I think I'm still enjoying our slow to develop summer too much to get into fall quite yet :)   

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    They all look terrific and I can see each piece playing brilliantly with your existing wardrobe. Well done! 

    I ordered a bunch of stuff online because my Nordstrom carried a fairly limited selection and it's the only way to try things on! My credit card is groaning, but there will be a big credit on it in just a few days when I make a big batch of returns. :-) 

  • Angie replied 6 years ago

    NEXT year - Sveta and Suz MUST shop the NAS again together. xo

  • Lyn D. replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic Suz!
    My only cardigan purchase this Winter has been a hit- yours fits the bill of cosy and comfortable but stylish as well. Love it!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Lisa, I know, the description is pretty weird. The whole shirt is made of rayon, but the front is woven rayon and the sleeves are knit. Can't remember now if the back is woven or knit. You can't really tell it is mixed from looking at it (it's very subtle). But rayon, of course, really drapes. 

    I think it's possible to wear these sleeves untabbed. also. I haven't tried that. 

    These tops will be all season, pretty much. But I will tend to wear them most in spring and fall, or possibly with cardigans in winter. 

  • kerry replied 6 years ago

    I hope one day to figure myself out so well. Your posts these past few months have been spectacular! Perfection! So fun.

    Is Troy, Michigan the nearest Nordstrom to Ontario? Does it have good selection?

  • replied 6 years ago

    Thanks and   again, they look like handy pieces  ; looking forward to seeing round 2 :)  Btw I made my first "YLF' purchases yesterday (Converse Hi Ness and a VC tube skirt) and am eagerly awaiting delivery .  Wanted a striped skirt but they are not in stock ANYWHERE.  Also wore my first "YLF"  outfit to an appointment today - citron jacket, white jeans and tank.  Got all freaked out about the bookending concept and was 5 minutes late due to fussing with shoes. (lol)  This is too fun!  Now as soon as I can figure out how to take full-length selfies, I'll start posting.  If you had told me even a year ago I'd be wearing wedge Converse .....

  • JayS replied 6 years ago

    Suz, thanks so much for the explanation. I may need to try tops that are just cut more generously rather than trying to size up. Gonna give the Pleonie tunic a try. 
    Funny you should mention elliptical..that was one of the most enlightening concepts for me in the forum discussion a while back. My body proportions are somewhat like yours, although I'm a little bigger overall (except height) and have a larger bust. Realizing that I'm an elliptical really helped me to see why I couldn't wear a solid block of color on the front. I really need some sort of detailing to break up all of that real estate. I think that's why I'm so determined to get the tuck thing down. 
    Thanks again!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Kerry, there may be a Nordstrom's closer, but I don't think so. Troy is not far from where Sveta lives. It is quite far from me (in the eastern end of Ontario) but I was travelling to Toronto for business last year anyway, so combined the weekend trip with Sveta with that. 

    The selection in store is pretty good, I think, but we did not take chances. We ordered everything we wanted to try online and went down there to try it on. They held it for us in Customer Service. (We called to arrange this). We then did returns on the spot during the try on. This prevented us from having to pay anything for what we didn't actually buy. 

    Lyn, good to hear you enjoyed your cardigan! 

    Angie, it's a deal!  

    Janet, thank you! 

  • Eliza replied 6 years ago

    Great job, Suz.  Love the Hinge shirt on you, as well as the cardi.  Looks so comfortable.  I also love jackets out of the house, but almost never wear them around the house.
     The shape of the cardigan is fun and it looks cozy for your working at home capsule. 
    Like the tunics.  I am missing something- what makes them "mixed media"?

    The most fun of all is imagining all this high fashion going on in lumber supply house lavatory.  The determination of a pro shopper is not to be under-estimated.


  • kerry replied 6 years ago

    Thanks Suz!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Ah, got it, JayS. You just need a generously cut top with fluid fabric vs. a tailored one! Easy peasy. The Pleione tunic won't disappoint in volume! Some people complain that it is wrinkly, which it is, coming out of the bag. But that's rayon. The wrinkles fell out on wearing for half an hour or so. 

    LisaP, can't WAIT to see your outfits. Wedge Cons and a VC tube skirt are one of my go-to summer combinations!! 

    Eliza -- they're made of rayon, but mixed knit and woven fabric. Ah, the subtleties, LOL!!! 

  • Mona replied 6 years ago

    You scored perfect! You savvy little shopper! The two shirts look great on you. I am smiling about the border interaction. Was your heart beating faster? ;))
    So, I have a question. I was reading your comments on E's thread about wardrobe building and core neutrals. Did you keep your neutral colours in mind when ordering these tops? The plum top looks like it is going to go with taupe, no?

  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago

    I'm so impressed with your smart picks!  Really impressed by those Pleione blouses - stunning on you and really classy looking.  They are my faves.

  • Peri replied 6 years ago

    I'm no help either because I like it all! And the mixed media tunic is on it's way to me so I'm glad to see it in a pic...I ordered the purple color too. Bit worried though...I dithered too long and S sold out so I ordered M. If it is much oversized it's going to be too big. 

    I guess the only thing I'm not 100% on is the cardigan. But that's is on my waiting list and not in my own basket because I'm not sure of it. I do like it on you but a bit less in the side view. But in motion I'm sure it's a different story. 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Mona, I always keep my core neutrals in mind when I am buying colours. And I only buy specific colours. 

    My main colour and neutral is blue.

    Navy and ink (and denim) act as a neutral for me. But I also wear blues in almost all shades and tones as colours (and I often wear blue with blue or navy with black or grey).

    I do vary the blues by season a bit. So in summer I wear cobalt and small amounts of pastel blue (which I don't wear in winter). And in winter I wear teals and more navy and ink. 

    My other colours are basically the berry family: cranberry, fuchsia, raspberry...and also plums and orchids. Occasionally I will wear a green, particularly in spring/ summer. But I can think of only two green pieces in my wardrobe -- one is a blue and green pattern, and the other is that "Pond" J. Crew sweater, which they describe as a blue. Sort of an aqua, I guess. 

    Add the rest of my neutrals -- taupe, grey (all cool shades), winter-white and optic white, and that's about it. 

    Except for black. Black is a colour for me, not a neutral. 

    BTW, I was fine at the border because I was being pretty honest. I paid some duties -- I might be returning some of what I brought back (and paid for) when I go with you -- and will get my money back in that case! All bras and undies and Pleione tops were duty free!  :) 

  • Elizabeth P replied 6 years ago

    Fantastic Suz!  Love them all, and that cardigan is awesome.

    If I've recovered from June by next July, I might just have to fly up and join you and Sveta :)

    About the Pleione top - is that a winter version of the split neck top that I have?  If so... oh oh. Becasue it so frigging comfy!  Mine is woven in the front and knit in the back. 

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Nicole, thank you! Glad you like those! Are you going over with Sveta to take my place???? Jealous if you are!!!!

    Peri, thanks for your honesty. I think the sweater looks better in motion, yes -- and also I realized after that the photo angle here is a bit wonky. Camera is at hip level making that part of me look bigger and also it is foreshortening me a bit -- I need to fix that.  

    I think the top MAY work on you if you don't mind oversized, because you have wider shoulders and an actual bust! So you will take up the real estate that I don't. The colour will be stunning on you!! It's also great for your climate. 

    Elizabeth -- yes. It's the winter version. This is about the third year they have done it and I've been admiring it on GoldenPig, bathtub Debora, and others. 

  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago

    Not making an in person trip to NAS this  Someday it will be the right moment.  And hope I can do it with a stylish fabber by my side!

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Ah! We will get you there next year!!! You two tall ladies have to stick together!! 

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    Ok, now jetlag is my excuse for not reading all the comments, but I just love your new clothes. I was especially struck with why you love taupe so much. #2 is just perfect! I love the new Pleione tops too. As much fun as NAS shopping lists are, the most fun is when everyone models there new goodies - thanks Suz!

  • jackiec replied 6 years ago

    Well done Suz! What a perfect match on that Hinge shirt! Wow! I own 2 of the mixed media shirts and love them. I always wear a cami under mine, but a little stitch might work? It's low but not too too low. I never noticed that cardi but it looks fab on you. I'm trying to stay away from drape but this looks like a more structured drape to my eye, which works for the likes of you & me. I swoon over those sandals every time I see them. They are awesome. Well done! I'm making a run for the border this week. Might not have time to try on so will see how it works out in the parking lot. I'm sure my boys will stay home, and I don't like to be out for too long.

    This really highlights Angie's point yesterday of shopping more intelligently. Thank you for showing us how it's done ;)

  • rachylou replied 6 years ago

    The sweater and burgundy blouse are high charged. If you have to pick... go for those two, I say :D

  • Caro in Oz replied 6 years ago

    Your credit card isn't the only thing smoking hot right now :) :) Outfit #2 is absolutely perfect imo - so stylish & so you. Great picks Suz & I'm so glad they all worked for you.

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    I think the shirt and jacket combo is inspired.

    Now I'm tempted by the purple Pleione! I'd need the stitch for sure, though.
    Do you find you  have to iron the rayon part? I love rayon for coolness and drape--so great for blouses-- and recently bought a rayon blouse, willing to do some ironing but hoping the print allows more of a touch-up approach

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Unfrumped....I just picked these Pleoine shirts up at the border. They were SUPER wrinkly in the box. Even though Nordstrom had packed them very nicely with lots of room. So...(confession time) -- I popped on one of my new bras (and threw away the old one). And then changed my old T-shirt (worn to cross the border) for the purple-berry Pleione. This was to avoid duty charges on the items, LOL. 

    By the time I got to the border crossing (about 20 minutes) the wrinkles had fallen out. I think the warmth of one's body is enough to reduce them. I do think I will iron mine out of the wash, however. I don't mind a bit of ironing. 

    The patterned (plaid) shirt is by Hinge. It is cotton, but will not show a lot of wrinkles. It was unwrinkled in the box. 

    Caro, thank you!! Do you know I had no intention of buying a shirt until I saw Angie's picks and saw how well that Hinge shirt would work with my suit jacket? :) 

    Thanks, Rachy. Keeping both. 

    Jackie - smart idea about the cami!! In cooler temps I will do that, too. It was blazing hot here today. If it weren't for YLF I would never have put on a sweater, even a cotton one. As soon as I could I got OUT of these hot jeans and shirts!! 

    Shevia -- so glad you are home safe. We have been watching news with concern. Can't wait to see more photos from you! 

  • replied 6 years ago

    YES to all! Keep, keep, keep, keep and keep the sandal booties too. Great score, and I love your strategy to reduce customs duties. I'll have to remember that one, lol!

  • Traci replied 6 years ago

    ALL so good!  I especially love the blazer.  If I saw that in a store I would scream your name out loud and scare the other customers.  It was made for you.

  • lari replied 6 years ago

    you look fantastic in #2 and #6! great picks!

  • Windchime replied 6 years ago

    Suz, the Hinge shirt is amazing with your taupe suit jacket--wow!
    I got a Pleione split neck shirt last year--aren't these shirts wonderfully soft and drapey?! Yours looks absolutely fine, but I know I am more comfortable in mine with a cami.
    Terrific haul; can't wait for the sequel. :)

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    Wow, you really are an expert on line shopper, these are all FAB! great picks and i'm looking forward to seeing them in action this fall! 

  • Peri replied 6 years ago

    Hah! I just checked and the S is available again except backordered until Aug 16th. So I ordered it! If the M works I can cancel the order before it even ships, but if I can tell I would prefer the S it will still be here long before I would need it.

    Sneaky little shopper I'm becoming, yes? I'm wondering if Nordstrom is starting to hate me. 

  • Nicole D replied 6 years ago

    OK, I just popped a couple of Pleione blouses in my cart: yellow raisin and coral.  Took my usual size. Thanks for the tips, Suz (and for being such a pretty model) and Angie for the picks.

  • pil replied 6 years ago

    Excellent! You really have honed your online eye and shopping skills. Practice made perfect. That Hinge blouse was made for your Tahari jacket, and thatzippered cardigan is terrific. It is kitty cat hair color or close, isn't it? I ordered the Bamboo Dreams cardigan in the color closest to pug :)

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Nicole, you're going to love those tops -- they're perfect for you. 

    Peri, that's BRILLIANT!! You scored!! Now you can choose. And, as usual, Angie's right --  I can just hear her: "Keep checking back for your size as the sale goes on!"

    Thanks, kkards!

    Windchime, the shirts really are lovely and soft. Comfort clothes, LOL! 

    Traci, thank you -- that made me smile. The blazer is not from NAS. It was a purchase made at the Boston meetup, thanks to Sveta, who forced me to try it on! 

    Claire, thank you! And I'm glad you won't turn me in to the authorities. Yikes. I did pay a hefty chunk for my other items. But enough is enough! 

    LOL, pil. Max is more taupe than grey, but hey....he coordinates with my Hinge shirt, anyway...

  • Lisa replied 6 years ago

    Kudos to smart shopping and great picks for your first round.  I like all of these on you for both fit and colors.
    #1-I saw this in person and thought of you, so glad you picked it up and it pairs brilliantly with your suit.
    #3-What a fun cozy cardigan, I have to look away because it looks so tempting to try but I do NOT need a new cardigan.
    #4 and #5-Good colors here and a staple looking piece.  And a softer vibe than a button down shirt.
    So far your NAS is off to a good start!

  • Debbie replied 6 years ago

    Love everything! The colors are great on you!

  • marianna replied 6 years ago

    I just ordered that KC sweater after seeing it on you! You're a good model. :)

  • Gracie replied 6 years ago

    All very smart and beautiful picks! My favorite is the Pleione top in the purple color. Is it purple or more of a berry color? It looks fantastic on you. The sweater is fab too, a nice change of silhouette for you, I really like the detail of the angled lines (zippers?) meeting at the center. Waiting for chapter 2.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Gracie, thanks! The colour is probably between the Nordstrom's photo and mine. Not quite as bright / light as in their pic but not quite as dark as in mine. And yes, those are zippers on the sweater -- they help it drape well. 

    Marianna, thank you!  I hope you like it when it comes!

    Thanks, Debbie and Lisa! 

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Great picks, Suz! The shirt looks so great with your blazer and taupe sandals! You are stunning in taupe. Or I should say you do know your colors, because everything here is so flattering on you. To me, the tops do not look revealing in the photos, but I know the crossover styles can feel or be more revealing in real life, in movement.
    I'm laughing at the image of you leaving your old bra behind as you head back for the border.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Late to the party ..... but wow .. you got some stunner pieces there.  Pic 2 is out of the world!  And if Suz thinks it's a keep, she can't possibly be wrong :)

  • texstyle replied 6 years ago

    Late to the party but you found some fantastic items Suz. I love the taupe blouse and the mixed media in the berry color especially. Look how great that blouse looks with your taupe blazer - just perfection! Fun reading about your experience too.

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