My journey in fashion began over 25 years ago as a Portland-based buyer for Nordstrom. After a decade of doing this work and developing a solid grasp of market demands, I learned that you need the key pieces that really work well together and that you can wear over and over again. Read more….
One of the thrills of working in fashion is anticipating all the new arrivals at the start of the next season. It’s something I’ve looked forward to my entire career! These days you can find me scouring all my favorite websites every single day to find amazing things to share with you. Yes, new items do roll in regularly, but there are actually peak times … like right now.
Winter new arrivals
For the next 4-6 weeks (my estimate), we will be at the height of winter new arrivals. And, if you make your purchases at the beginning of a season, it allows for a longer wearing time. While I do often talk about adding the “right” pieces (which is necessary for making your outfits come together), every now and then it’s okay to grab something you love — just for fun!
Today’s post is about what I found for you: new arrivals this week. I narrowed it down quite a bit because there were so many items, but they’re all great pieces. Keep in mind, I’m very particular as to what will make the list, and these are all things I’d love to purchase myself — if I could!
P.S. Thank you for all the kind messages and prayers about my sweet dad. He has a weak heart, and is hanging on to life. It’s so sad, and I know many of you have experienced the same with a parent or loved one. One thing I’ve discovered through this work is that helping all of you get dressed every day goes way beyond the clothes. I’m lucky to have a lovely community of incredible, caring women here on the blog, on instagram and of course, in real life!
I’ve been spending every day and most nights by my dad’s side and I must say, it’s truly an honor. When he’s sleeping or listening to the news, I’m doing this work, since it’s my happy place. And, if I miss a post or disappear for awhile, you’ll know why. Thank you again for all your support ❤️
I've had my eye on this for months. So, after including it in the recent capsule wardrobe post, I decided it was time to give it a try myself. The feather detail is so fun and festive! And, I love navy and black mixed together -- so chic.
Cinq a Sept has some of my favorite dresses that everyone loves. This ruffled shirt dress is brand new, and can be worn to many different occasions all through the year. Try a metallic sandal or white boot (depending on where you're going).
Here's another designer-inspired shoe that looks way more expensive than it is! I purchased the cream color, and wore them with faded denim and a black blazer. You could do the same with the green. All the colors are great!
If you're looking for a flare jean, this is a best-seller. I love this slightly faded black wash, and it's a really flattering cut. if you wear them with a heel, you'll add a little extra to your leg length!
I love Ulla Johnson dresses, and this one is brand new today at Shopbop! Shorter dresses are much easier with tights and booties (I suggest the ones below). For extra warmth, try a classic black wool coat at least the length of the dress or longer. Talk about comfortable, and perfect for lots of different occasions
This slightly oversized cotton shirt is a best-seller. The color is brand new, and it can be worn with denim, faux leather and even trousers. Every time I wear my navy one, I get compliments. This is a favorite comfy shirt that can be worn many different ways!
Coated denim is the one jean to add this winter -- it makes all your outfits feel luxurious! I purchased this exact style last year, and wore it all the time. Luckily it's back this year, so grab it while it's still in stock. I found it to run a touch small, although I went with my usual size 27.
If you were going to add one fur piece to your wardrobe, I'd consider this one. The Deora feather jacket is a best seller, and it's available in many colors at Revolve, Saks and Neiman Marcus. It's perfect with denim or over dresses -- and it's festive!
This is a top seller every year, and it goes with everything, including denim, coated denim, sequined joggers, dresses, graphic tees -- you get the idea! This is another one to grab while it's in-stock before the holiday rush.
This is a really really good camel coat. It sells out year after year, and it's slightly oversized, which makes it feel modern. I tried it on in LA and NYC, and finally decided to order it. It elevates any outfit you wear with it.
This sweater is back again this year, and it's cozy, a little sexy and perfect for casual parties or girls night out. It runs a little roomy, so consider sizing down if in between sizes. Also be sure and check out the other colors - the ivory is gorgeous as well.
Here's another brand new piece I found this morning at Shopbop. I know it's a huge splurge, but it's a unique piece you'll have for years. I love the nylon puffer combined with cable knit -- it's different, and the high-low hem is cool.