Here are some items that have been winners on clients and forum members recently, or that simply caught my eye. I haven’t seen the items from Scandinavian & Other Stories in person yet, but know the store from regular visits to see my Dad in the Netherlands. Like COS, the store is owned by H&M. The merchandise is very different to COS. Not as crisp, architectural and well made, but not budget fast fashion either.

  • Jérôme Dreyfuss Bob Crossbody Bag: A client who does not enjoy carrying clutches is using this bag for dressier settings because it has a convenient strap. It's GORGEOUS and looks prettier in person.
  • Organic Cotton Denim Tie Shirt - Blue - Shirts - & Other Stories: Denim shirts can look overly Western, stiff and masculine if that's not your thing. I'm drawn to this one because it has a soft, pretty and retro vibe. Best suited to those who like to wear high necklines. I have this on order.
  • COS Draped Wrap Top: A fabulously dramatic tunic for Team Tall & Broad Shoulders. Works best if you can fill it out on the shoulders and bust. Architectural, voluminous, and needs a camisole.
  • Short Utility Crossbody Bag - White - Shoulderbags - & Other Stories: Sporty Luxe Crisp Crossbody Fabness. And for Team Silver Hardware.
  • COS Draped-neck Merino Jumper: An architectural piece for those with a long torso, neck and arms. Works well for a regular length torso too. Quite forgiving of midsection extra bits.
  • COS A-line Top With Pleated Back: Fably arty and drapey. Works well on an apple and inverted triangle body type. Can work on a larger bust. Fun back box pleating. The extreme volume is offset by the shorter length and asymmetrical hem.
  • Banana Republic Vegan Leather Circle Tote Bag: A faux leather tote that lies flat against the body, is roomier than you expect, and comes in three colours. The white comes with silver hardware.
  • Preen By Thornton Bregazzi Tracy ruched floral-print stretch-crepe midi skirt: GORGEOUS structured midi that works as well for straighter figures as it does for curvy figures. The diagonal lines of the seaming, hem and ruching create an interesting and flattering effect on most body types.
  • COS Draped Blouse With Gathering: The extreme gathers and diagonal hem on this top give it structure and interest. Great to see a very fluid top with structure that can be worn out and untucked for a change.
  • COS Silk-cotton Polo Shirt: For those who like a bit of Preppy action, this comes in dark blue too. It could work quite well over a pleated or bias-cut skirt. I have this on order in navy because it could be a good essential.
  • COS Woven-jersey Mix Shirt: A mixed-media shirt with woven front, collar and cuffs, and knitted back and sleeves. Comfortable. Boxy, yet it's just structured enough. Good for Team Tomboy, and comes in white.
  • Deux Lux Annabelle Camera Bag: Well-made casual crossbody bag for Team Cool Tones.
  • BC Belts Vintage Imitation Pearl / Flower Stud Belt: An ornate belt for Team Cool Tones.
  • FitFlop Twiss Crystal Slide: Comfy and supportive sandals that can work as house shoes too. Can fit a lower volume foot and a wider volume foot. Lower volume foot might need to size down half a size. Comes in three neutrals.
  • AFRM AFRM Brynne Print Midi Skirt | Nordstrom: A bias-cut skirt that works on a range of body types. Streamlined and comfortable. Fab with UNTUCKED tops. Comes in two colors and patterns.
  • ALL IN FAVOR All in Favor Rib Knit Midi Dress | Nordstrom: A fun dress for a rectangle or inverted triangle with a smaller bust.
  • Topshop Topshop Horse Scribble Midi Skirt | Nordstrom: Super cute A-line midi nod to the '90s with interesting horse pattern. Works well on a straighter and curvier body type. Works well on a shorter and longer waist. Can be worn with tucked or untucked tops. Very long, but easy to hem.
  • Halogen Halogen Double Ring Leather Belt | Nordstrom: An interesting basic belt that comes in three colours.
  • Calvin Klein Fit and Flare Logo Belt Midi Dress: Fabulous midi for a curvy body type and broader shoulder. Works well on a larger bust despite the high neckline. Nice fit if you can fill it out.
  • Kasper Floral-Print Pleated Top: This top has a subtle front pleat that adds shape and interest. The armholes don't gape too wide either. Fab on a larger bust, forgiving on midsection extra bits, streamlined, and good on a short waist.
  • Duo Zipper Crossbody Bag - Green - Shoulderbags - & Other Stories: A teal crossbody with silver hardware is hard to find. I like the structure and boxiness of this one, although the strap is quite narrow, which can dig into your skin when the bag is heavy.
  • Donna Morgan Women's Mockneck Jersey Dress: This is a great little frock if you like turtlenecks and cool tones. Fitted, yet forgiving. Fab length. Easy to launder and pack. VERY comfy. It would have been mine if the pattern was warm-toned because it's flattering and easy.
  • Banana Republic Fitted Stretch-Cotton Crew-Neck Sweater: Every once in a while, Banana Republic can whack it out of the ballpark - like with these little darlings that are a repeat style. These fitted pullovers are made of substantial fabric, feel great, and are very versatile. Dressier than a T-shirt. More forgiving on the midsection than you think. I can wear them in the Summer and not feel hot. The white is not see-through at all. EXCELLENT layering tops under toppers, easy to launder and pack. Crease-resistant. Crisp and polished. Try them if you like to wear fitted tops. Comes in five colours. I have the black and white, and am topping up with red and pink.
  • COS Round-neck Cashmere Jumper: This is a repeat style that I have in orange from a few seasons ago. Gorgeous fit, colour and quality. Architectural drape.
  • Stella + Ruby Multi Resin Earrings: Fun rainbow earrings to brighten a dull day.
  • Børn Børn Lenni Chelsea Boot (Women) | Nordstrom: An extremely comfy stompy boot that works on a variety of foot shapes. Too narrow for wide toes, but has a high-ish instep.
  • Ecco Soft 7 Tred GORE-TEX High: EXCELLENT arctic lined and weatherproof hi-tops for cold, wet, snowy and icy weather. Insulating and toasty warm. Easy zipper access and very comfortable.. Can work for a wider foot and fit an orthotic.
  • Boden Jersey Longerline Blazer: A knitted longer length blazer that is beautifully made and very comfortable. Works well on a straighter and curvier figure. Works on a larger bust. Excellent for Team Tall. Comes in navy. Has very fun striped lining.

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