Shopping List – May 2014

It’s the last weekday of the month, so that means you get a double-dose of The Glamour Less with a second post – this time on my top shopping picks for the month of May.  For this shopping list, I looked for spring-to-summer transition pieces that could easily be dressed up or down, depending on the effect of the hot and humid weather on my motivation to get all dolled up.  Though a couple of my picks are over $100 full-price (i.e., the C. Wonder dress and the Marc Jacobs top), these pieces are frequently on sale for well-below their ticket price.  In fact, the MJ top is marked down right now to $92, but I’ve seen it go as low as $81 — and for any given C. Wonder sale, you’re likely to get at least 30% off full-priced styles.

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Fashion Finds – Nordstrom’s Half Yearly

The word’s out — Nordstrom’s Half Yearly Sale started last week, and fashion-enthusiasts everywhere are jumping for joy and flocking to their nearest stores.  This is the first year that I’ve lived within walking distance of a Nordstrom, so I’ve been popping in to scour the racks since day one of the sale. So far, I picked up share two incredible pieces that I can’t wait to start wearing.

1.  Pour La Victoire Yves Medium Satchel in Navy

Though not the spring-iest of colors, this stunning navy bag caught my eye in a sea of discount designers as a classic, multi-season, work-appropriate bag.  Its unique shape opens up into a roomy Continue Reading

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Ann Taylor Ponte Seamed Sheath Dress

I would like to begin by saying thank you, Ann Taylor; you are making my life easier one work dress at a time.  Ann Taylor’s newest arrivals feature this darling white, nude, and black sheath dress that is so figure-flattering and, most excitedly, is long enough to fall to the tops of my knees.  Seldom am I able to buy a dress right off the rack that is long enough for Continue Reading

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