Oh Bleep! I have nothing to wear!

Yeah. I stand in my closet and say that, too, sometimes. As it happened, I said it yesterday around 7 am, and found myself rushing off to Nordstrom to grab somethings business-y for a few events I have scheduled in the coming weeks. What actually happened is I hadn’t needed a suit anytime recently (the hangers weren’t turned for over a year so, you know, see ya clothing!) and I’d given the suits to Dress for Success, a not-for-profit that “empower(s) women in need. To date (their) services and programs have helped more than 700,000 women globally – moving individuals and families from barely surviving to significantly thriving.”

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But, yesterday, it was time to find clothing to help me dress for success.

Business staples for your 2014 closet at Nordstrom

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Kenneth Cole NY Sherry Fit & Flare dress $128 with (left and middle, right) Diamond Stripe Peplum Jacket $138 and (bottom right) Ela suit jacket $128 

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Ela suit jacket $128 and skirt $69 and New Taylor suit pants $79 with Halogen three-quarter sleeve sweater $59

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Ela suit jacket $128 and skirt $69 with Vince Retro Dots v-neck top $59

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left: Sunday in Brooklyn Scoop Neck Mixed Media Tank $58 under Ela Suit jacket 128, New Taylor suit pants $79
right: Vince Camuto Graphic Basket Dress $149 (this also looked great with the Diamond Stripe Peplum Jacket $138)

mom of 3 and wife living in the Philadelphia suburbs, Julie is a former elementary school teacher and a Public Relations manager. She is the owner/editor of Julieverse, a merchandiser with Chloe + Isabel (jewelryverse.com) and founder VlogMom and Splash Creative Media. A marketing strategist and freelance education and parenting writer by trade, Julie attempts to carve out time to enjoy playing with her kids, PTO, cooking and exercise.

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Comments

  1. says

    Hi Julie, I don’t know if you really want my opinion, but the Ela suit jacket $128 and skirt $69 and New Taylor suit pants $79 with Halogen three-quarter sleeve sweater $59 combo looks the most stunning and professionally “dressed to the nines”, in my humble opinion.

    • says

      I SO appreciate your opinion, William! thank you! I bought the suit but with the circles top, rather than the sweater. I may have to go back and get the sweater because it looks great for 50-ish degree weather.

  2. says

    Second choice would be the peach ensemble: Kenneth Cole NY Sherry Fit & Flare dress $128 with (left and middle, right) Diamond Stripe Peplum Jacket $138 and (bottom right) Ela suit jacket $128. Hope this is somewhat useful.

    • says

      The diamond stripe peplum jacket I LOVE, but it didn’t come together as great as this picture. It might have been the sizing. And that peach dress is awesome. I totally surprised the sales associate–she hadn’t seen the dress, suited.

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