I thought I’d share a fun day off I had yesterday with you guys, girlfriend to girlfriend. It was a day off from work, but not fashion I randomly decided Tuesday afternoon to take Wednesday off from work, as my vacation bank is maxed out. DH and I were thinking about what to do on a rainy Seattle day, and in tidying up the non-essentials pile of mail I noticed I had an old postcard from Nordstrom inviting me to a Fall fashion show, which happened to be in 2 hours! We decided to attend, so I flew around in a big old hurry trying to get ready/presentable and find a suitably Eileen outfit. Picture #4 is what I wore. Judith & Charles moto jacket in stone wool and black leather, F21 layering tee and EF harems, with my Shellys London pointy toe moto booties. One of the SAs was wearing Suja’s harem jumpsuit over a plaid flannel shirt in black and white, with black high tops, short cropped silver hair and funky glasses, and it was adorable! Angie and some of you will know who I’m talking about, as she is a fixture in that department.

My DH loves shopping, knows the lingo and has a great eye, so he enjoys these sorts of outings. Other than the wait staff, he was the only guy in attendance, and he got a lot of “oh how patient you are” looks from the ladies. We were immediately handed glasses of champagne and offered an array of canapes, further validating our choice for the afternoon’s festivities. They had something that they called mini chai moon pies that were macaroon sized mini spice cakes with cream cheese frosting between the halves. To die for… The show featured some EF essentials and a fair number of new F/W releases shown on the Nordstrom website models (so weird to see them in person). I thought that was kind of ironic given the models’ young age vs what the median age of the attendees was, but I digress...

After the show, DH and I perused the racks and a delightfully exuberant SA named Ashley set up a room full of outfits to try on in that very helpful way that they have Seriously, I think she could go toe-to-toe with Angie for energy and enthusiasm! The below photos show some of the pieces that followed me home, some of which are not available anywhere yet and some that are on Nordies' website but that I cannot collect for some reason, so no Finds All in all and wallet aside, I'm pretty happy to have updated my cashmere capsule to a more modern silhouette so I can retire my bodycon sweaters and cardigans. I'm totally on board with team long cardigan, so am delighted round out my collection. Also, the leather leggings and grey silk shell will be workhorses. The pictures don’t reflect final styling, especially since some pieces have not yet arrived in stores, other than for in-store fittings. I love that the pieces are so interchangeable and that they also fit into my style fairly seamlessly, given the amount of black/grey I already have. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the clothes, possible cute pairings, whether you endorse drinking while shopping or anything else that comes to mind.

  • Leather and ponte leggings (black)
  • Cashmere poncho (charcoal grey/black), really going out on a limb with this, so I hope most find it JFE if not totally flattering
  • Cropped cowl neck sweater (grey), again, I’m normally adverse to this neckline for me, but something in it works, at least to my eye
  • Silk shell with asymmetrical hem (silver) for layering awesomeness
  • Merino long cardigan (berry) is my red for the season, or as close as I can get
  • Wool (I think) long striped cardigan (black/grey/white)
  • Cashmere infinity scarf to be shared with DH, he insists

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