Today's Everyday Fashion: The Fall Sale

Nordstrom's fall sale: cobalt top and black faux leather skirt
Cobalt top and leather skirt outfit idea

If you've ever gone shopping at the end of July, you may have experienced the "which season to buy for" dilemma?! It's blazing hot outside, but stores are carrying fall clothes already. What's left of summer is on sale, but is there enough warm weather remaining to wear it? Enter Nordstrom's fall sale: the best of both worlds. Right now brand-name fall items have been reduced and on August 4th, the prices go back up. Today I'm wearing a top and skirt from the sale; both items are versatile enough that I can wear them now and get a jump on upcoming fall/winter fashion. I also ordered the Michael Kors cognac satchel below (not c/o) as a possible replacement for my current cognac purse that's worn out. I'm curious to see how it looks in person, but rIght now the price is $245, and will go back up to $368 on August 4th. Totally worth a shot for a deal like that!    

Top: Tahari c/o Nordstrom, $58 (sold out in blue)
Skirt: Vince Camuto c/o Nordstrom, $85 
Shoes: Calvin Klein c/o Ross, $39 (similar)
Purse: Sole Society, $30 (similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Earrings: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are one year ago. Skirt and top are new.

Nordstrom's fall sale - prices go up August 2nd

More great deals from Nordstrom's fall sale. Prices will go up Aug. 4th!

Kenneth Cole  /  Sam Edelman  /  Marc Jacobs  /  Michael Kors /  B.P.
Tahari /  Michael Kors  /  Marc Jacobs  /  Steve Madden  /  BCBG
Michael Kors  /  Bellatrix  /  JOA  /  Sam Edelman

Today's post is brought to you by Nordstrom and ShopStyle. All editorial decisions and opinions are 100% my own. Thanks for reading! 

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Mint Purse

Inspiration: Diego via Bazaar

Inspiration: Diego via Bazaar

Mint, yellow and citrine outfit idea

I saved today's inspiration photo a couple years ago, because her shoes reminded me of a pair already in my closet. The pea green she paired it with looks great, while mine took on a brighter vibe with citrine and canary yellow. The finishing touch was my new mint purse. I've been toying with the idea of buying one for a couple years and finally took the plunge. I don't always know how I'm going to wear an item until I get it home, but I figured mint and turquoise are generally a great accent color (shoes, jewelry, decor, etc.) so it was worth a shot. Would you ever consider a mint purse? What's the most bold color purse in your closet?

Top: LOFT, $25 (similar, similarsimilar)
Skirt: Limited, $25 (similar
Shoes: H&M, $35 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Purse: Forever 21, $18 (sold out - similar below)
Approx. dates: Shoes and skirt are 3 years ago. Top is 2 years ago. Purse is recent.

Mint purses on a budget

Today's Everyday Fashion: Celeb Style

Inspiration: AKM-GSI via Bazaar

Inspiration: AKM-GSI via Bazaar

Blue, burgundy and mustard outfit idea
Blue, burgundy and mustard outfits

I couldn't wait to re-create Olivia Wilde's outfit. There's a lot going on - the stripes, the belt, the floral skirt, but she pulls it off so well! The print on my top looks a lot like her skit so I started there and then added burgundy and mustard to mimic her overall color palette. Last night I realized I've done this color combo with this top already (no surprise) so I'm showing those past looks, as well. Which version is your favorite? What do you think of Olivia's look?

Top: TJ Maxx, $15
Skirt: Victoria's Secret c/o MJR Sales
Shoes: Bandolino/TJ Maxx, $22
Bag: Emma Fox c/o Ross, $60 (similar)
Approx. dates: Shoes are 4 years ago. Skirt is 3 years ago. Bag and top are 2 years ago.