Kate M.W. ~ A basic black dress is always lauded as the classic necessity in a woman’s wardrobe. “It’s so versatile and you can dress it up with accessories!” If we’ve all heard this once, we’ve heard it a hundred times. So when I was considering how to put a bit of holiday party spirit into All in the Details, I must confess…this week started first by staring at a plain black shift dress. My favourite thing to pair with that is a sparkling statement necklace, and from there, the choice was easy. Subtle but packing a punch, metallic and glistening but not ostentatious. Statement necklace perfection.
for those of you living near a nordstrom rack, i highly suggest a lunchtime or after-work visit…today, if possible. i took a little time to check it out yesterday, and they have some pretty serious sales happening – a good chunk of the store is marked anywhere from 35-60% off the lowest marked price – i spotted nanette lepore, burberry, james perse, splendid…definitely above and beyond the usual suspects.
the rack is always my favorite super-secret source for designer denim (you do know about this, right?). even the highest-end styles top out around $80 there, instead of the $150+ you’ll pay retail. but yesterday, i may have nabbed my best deal ever: a pair of paige denim’s “jimmy jimmy” boyfriend jeans marked down to $79, with an additional 60% off!!
yep, brand new paiges for $30…life is good. i’m always the world’s biggest fan of paige denim (she and i just seem to have the same butt, what can i say?), but the cut on this jean is especially nice. it’s a bit loose (try going down a size), but the backside is still super flattering and the rise isn’t too low. plus, the distressing is subtle enough that even grown-up girls can wear them. i’m especially loving this style because it’s not actually cropped, like so many of the boyfriend jeans. it’s perfect rolled up, so you can have that ‘boyfriend jean’ look, but when it’s out of style, just unroll the cuffs, and they’ll be a great straight leg jean.
to nab this steal, just stroll on past the regular racks of denim and look for the clearance rack – there were a few rock & republic styles, and even a pair or two of joe’s jeans, all at some seriously amazing prices.
oh, and while you’re there…i spotted at least two pairs of jimmy choos (including these lovelies) for $229, plus an additional 35% off. just sayin’.
i’m curious – what do you all think of this new bag from jimmy choo? it’s a patchwork pattern comprised of two different varieties of snakeskin, topped off with some truly unique hardware accents. i can’t seem to stop staring, but i can’t decide if that’s because it’s utterly fabulous or a complete train wreck.
so, readers, what do you say: fug or fab??
(in other news, this new release from the house of choo is most definitely fab, with not a drop of fug to be found. i’m calling it right now: kelly green will be THE color next year.)