State of the Blog: Sucked into the Anniversary Sale

So here’s the deal. Instead of going home last night to finish this blog, Miss M and I headed out to Nordstrom.  There, I spent too much money, on too much good stuff, that I will hopefully wear until the seams fall out. As a result, I didn’t finish the Polyvore set for today’s post. (bad, Belle, bad)

However, I owe you a set so here’s what we’ll do.  Tomorrow, I’ll put the Two Ways for the Zara heels up at 11:00AM, the Discuss at noon and the Happy Hour at 1:00PM.

Thanks for your patience, see you tomorrow. 



P.S. Want to know what I bought?  Look away Mom & Dad, you don’t need to see this.

I was convinced I wouldn’t find anything until we went to the section where they have my current favorite brand, McGinn.  I purchased this black dress wth navy insets and a black tweed blazer with white detail. (Thank goodness for gift cards.)

Also, I bought two pairs of Hanky Pankies with Swarovski crystal Republican elephants on them.  They also have Dem ones and a pair with a flag, for you non-partisan folks.

I also bought several pairs of Commando tights. My favorites (so opaque)They were $22 instead of $34, so I stocked up like a squirrel hoarding nuts for winter.

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  1. Beth Anderson says:

    Are the tights thick enough to be somewhat warm for long outdoor walks in the winter? Meaning all day sightseeing or city wandering…

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  2. Ashley says:

    Ah, yes, Nordstrom's Anniversary Sale. I also spent way to much money on great items!

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  3. Ms CReed says:

    Very good taste. Love the blazer. The dress seems to be a little on the 'mini' side. Can you refer me to some great midi dresses / skirts? I'm close to 6' and wearing mini skirts and dresses doesn't seem as professional. Any suggestions? Also, too funny….'stocked up like a squirrel hoarding nuts for winter' – I know/loathe the feeling of finding a great find and many color options on discount. Oh, what a joyous feeling 🙂

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  4. Belle says:

    Ms CReed:The dress is knee length. It's touching the top of the model's knees, so it is in no way a minidress. But if you're worried it might be too short on a taller woman, Lafayette 148 also makes skirts and dresses in mid lengths.

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  5. Jeanna says:

    Belle – How do the Commando tights compare to Hue's opaque ones?


    July 26, 2012/Reply
  6. Dr. Jean Grey says:

    I'd love to see how you style that jacket. It's probably my build, but I can never get those kind of cropped jackets to look right.

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  7. Belle says:

    Jeanna: I like them better, but Hue is a good substitute.

    Beth: Have you tried fleece lined tights?

    July 26, 2012/Reply
  8. elz says:

    The dress and jacket are AMAZING. I am going to have to turn off the computer now because I want that dress bad.

    July 27, 2012/Reply
  9. Krysta says:

    Belle- Do you have any recommendations for fleece lined tights? I tried buying some from the internet a while back and when they came in I discovered they weren't seamless. 🙁 Speaking of, are the Commando tights seamless? Or at least seamless enough that they don't resemble a diaper in the back?

    July 31, 2012/Reply
  10. says:

    McGinn is one of our favorite and best selling brands! We have that jacket on sale in our store right now and its an extra 15% off (discount code: summer15) if your readers are interested. We also ship for free for US orders $150 and up.

    Here's the link to our McGinn collection:

    August 30, 2012/Reply