Last week I gave you my why for shopping the Nordstrom anniversary sale. I love picking up a few items for the coming season, especially staples I know will be carry me through regardless of the changing trends. This year I was actually able to go into the store and try a few pieces on as well as snag a few items online. Today I’m sharing a few of the items I think would be perfect base pieces for a career girl wardrobe.
Ponte Skirt with Exposed Zipper||I came home with this one! This skirt has the perfect amount of stretch and the zipper works from the bottom and the top. The store only carried in black but it is available in 4 colors. The length was great too as sometimes those back slits on a short skirts make them not so work appropriate. For under $40 it is a great item to pick up. I brought home the size 10 but have ordered the size 8 just to try since it was not available in the store.
Caslon Denim Shirt||I grabbed this denim shirt during the sale last year and it is back again. You can just never go wrong having a shirt like this as it works with skirts, pants, under blazers and converts easily with jeans. I love this one because it is super soft and not stiff at all.
Giraffe Print Shoes||If you have been around the blog long you have seen a similar pair from the same brand. I love this print and grabbed a pair two years ago. I was excited to see these in the sale as mine are really showing some wear. These shoes go with everything! Sizes are already super limited but hopefully they will restock. Seriously…these shoes can take an outfit up a level.
Kendra Scott Jewelry||These two pieces from Kendra Scott would definitely dress up the most basic work outfit. Grabbing on sale is an added bonus plus they make great gifts.
Knit Blazer||I grabbed this blazer late last fall and I wasn’t quite sure how I would feel about the knit but it is so soft and really looks great with jeans as well as skirts and over dresses. It comes in several colors and is under $40!
Layering Top||The jersey material makes this layering top a perfect addition. It is so super soft but also thick enough not to show all your flaws. It also comes in several colors and is under $20! I definitely brought home this one in burgundy and will be ready for our college days at work.
Faux Suede Jacket||Early this past spring I received a jacket almost identical to this one in my Spring Stitch Fix and I couldn’t send it back. I tried this one on in the store Saturday and it is perfect especially in warmer climates as it is very lightweight. It would make a great addition to any closet and could be dressed up or down.
Nude Pumps||I have still not found the perfect nude pump for my closet but have my eye on these. I love the ankle strap and the fact they are not super high. Don’t worry, if you don’t need nude they come in quite a few colors.
Open Toe Booties||I really think this will be one of the “it” booties you see all over the blog world this fall but I could be wrong. Last year I was so happy with the Vince Camutos I purchased in both comfort and wear I decided to add these in this color. They do come in two other shades as well. This pair was true to size for me.
Tote||I love this color of this tote and it would be the perfect size for carrying my laptop and all the necessary career girl tools. If you aren’t crazy about this color combo, the tote does come in several other.
Teal Blouse||I had a really hard time walking away from this blouse! It is beautiful and so flattering but I currently have several tops so similar already in my closet. This color was perfect for me and the bell sleeves and slight ruffles made it feel feminine. I think it would look great paired with a black skirt or pants.
I am pretty positive I did some late night ordering over the weekend and can’t wait to see what is on it’s way to try. Picking through my closet and really trying to decide what the best additions will be to my fall wardrobe will be a test for sure.
Have you snatched up any goodies from the sale yet? If shoes are your thing I’ve linked all of my favorite picks here.