What to Buy: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2015


Rejoice shoppers! Fall shopping has come early. Nordstrom continues it’s grand tradition of putting the cart before the horse with it’s annual sale on brand-new fall arrivals. That means that select items are available now at discount prices for a limited time, then jump back up to retail price. This is especially nice for the classic merchandise that never goes on sale. Some things might have sold out already. Never fear though, I’ve compiled a list of my favorites with quick links to the site!

1.) Longchamp ‘Le Pilage Cuir’ Leather Tote


I must admit, I was going to recommend a different longchamp expandable bag but it has flown off the site! But I thought that an all-leather tote was a unique twist on the classic. Get it now for $354.90.

2.) CHANEL Travel Makeup Palette


Makeup is so expensive these days. So for the cost of 2 products you can acquire this lovely pallete.  Everything you need in a unique travel compartment for $95.00. So cute, and so luxurious.

3.) Sam Edelman ‘Paige’ Fringed Ankle Bootie


There was a similar heeled Sam Edelman fringed bootie that I waited over a year to go on sale. IT NEVER WENT ON SALE. I caved in to buy them at the full retail price – totally worth it. Learn from my mistakes, people. Shell out the $109.90 while you still have the chance.

4.) Pendleton Buffalo Plaid Barn Coat


I love Pendleton. I love buffalo plaid. You’ll thank me when temperature plummet again. On sale for 249.90.

5.) Frame Denim ‘Le Garçon’ Boyfriend Jeans (Adam)


The color is perfect. The distressing is just right. Let the boyfriend fit be slouchy when sizing. $159.90.

There you have it folks. Get all my suggestions for that lumberjack chic look. Happy Shopping!

William H. Macy’s ‘Rudderless’ Heading for Paramount

Ambassador B:

Can’t wait to see it!

Originally posted on Variety:

Paramount is in talks for North America rights to William H. Macy’s musical drama  “Rudderless,” the closing night film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

The studio is planning to distribute the film with the Samuel Goldwyn Co. in the fall.

“Rudderless” stars Macy, Billy Crudup, Anton Yelchin, Selena Gomez, Laurence Fishburne and Felicity Huffman.

Macy made his feature directorial debut, helming from a script by Casey Twenter and Jeff Robison about a grieving father (Crudup) who finds salvation from the discovery of his deceased son’s demo tapes and lyrics.

Producers are Keith Kjarval of Unified Pictures and Brad Greiner. WME Global is representing the rights. Radiant International is selling international rights.

News was first reported by the Deadline.com.

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MIA Monday: Pendleton The Portland Collection

Rejoice fashionistas! Those who crave the quality from Pendleton Woolen Mills  and the style from The Portland Collection don’t have to wait till next year for new designs. They are launching their Spring 2014 line as we speak. It’s available to pre-order at sites like Shop Adorn. These are my top picks:


Yes yes yes. I love everything about this outfit. Especially the knot-tied red shirt. I’ll be knotting all my shirts this spring summer. Also the white skirt is high-waisted enough and the length is perfect. Would look great with a tan.


I’m so glad they are making chunky cardigans for spring. This one is 100% cotton instead of wool. Not that I want to wear wool in 100+ degree weather. I could picture this outfit on a yacht somewhere. Or sailboat. I also need to find me some similar white flats.


A delicate silk dress in a beautiful blue pattern. I’m so looking forward to color.

red parka


A striking bright red parka for rainy days. Or for on that sailboat.


The accessories are super cute. I definitely want to go traveling with the navy pieces (also available in cream). Also, it appears that they are all made in the USA, this time, instead of imported.

Which outfits are your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

[All photos are from portlandcollection.net]

Frye (Made in America #3)

Frye started out in 1863 selling finely crafted work boots. They even provided boots to US soldiers. Nowadays there a few styles that are still made in the US. I have a pair that was made in Spain (got them several years ago). And now they are mostly crafted in  Mexico & China. Here are some gems:


To celebrate Frye’s 150th anniversay, they came out with this lovely leather woven tote.  It’s so hard to find leather bags (for ladies) these days from a large, old-school company. It’s so patriotic too. Comes in 3 colors.

Purchase at the American Flag Tote (Limited Edition) here for $649.95 USD.


Biker chic, anyone?

Purchase the Engineer 8R Boot here for $257.95 USD.


Reminds me of college students in the 60s. Get your groove on.

Purchase the Campus 14L Boot (Limited Edition) here for $389.95 USD.

(all photos courtesy of Nordstrom.com)

Valentine’s Day Outfit

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