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I’m headed to Park City, Utah for Sundance, and I thought I’d pick up a few things to fit in with the locals.  (Slight correction:  I’m headed there for work, not Sundance, but Sundance will be there while I’m there so . . . ).  Post-holiday sales have hit Nordstrom and I picked up some great pieces – some apres-ski, some spring looks.

I started by looking for a lighter-weight jacket or hoodie that looked fitting to wear around a ski resort but that also was clean and polished enough for a corporate conference setting.  Lo and behold on the sales rack sat this jacket, squished in between some bedazzled holiday shirts that didn’t sell so well.

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This is a gray, thin, neoprene-feeling lightweight jacket, with a soft black interior. I love the way the hood drapes, the way the black pops against the gray when the collar is open.  It looks great with faux leather leggings (model’s own, shoes from Topshop) but I think it will also look great with jeans and a lightweight sweater.  (Shirt worn, by Hinge, available here.)  The jacket is from the brand Bobeau, from Nordstrom, and was on sale for $52.80 (!)

Then I was waylaid by the spring offerings.  While I tend to keep a monochromatic diet, I am drawn to navy (that’s a color, right?), especially for spring.  This dress is so classic and pretty, and it has pockets!!!  I like that it has a bit of a flare, but is not so flared that I look like a bell dinging in the middle of a dome.  This is by Ellen Tracy at Nordstrom, and the print just pops off the navy.  It is silk lined and feels much more expensive than it is.  While it looks blue in the picture, in person there is a black/blue print under the colorful print that is just gorgeous.  I think will look really nice at a spring event, but I really bought it to wear at the office, and at one of our spring conferences.  There is a matching jacket and because we have a ban on sleeveless at the office, it was mandatory, right?  (Both the dress and the jacket are petite.)

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Back to après-ski.  Next sweater I tried was by Halogen (Nordstrom’s brand).  I like the way this isn’t too oversized.  It comes in two other colors (black and teal green), and has a short collar (not cowl), almost like a bigger mock turtleneck.  The ribbing down the front gives it a preppy feel.  I didn’t get this one because it was a little itchy, but I really like the look.

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Then my fitting room assistant decided I needed more color in my sweater selection, so she brought me these options, all of which are well outside my monochromatic comfort zone.  I gave them them a try but the first one reminded me of Merryl Streep’s soliloquy in Devil Wears Prada about lumpy periwinkle sweaters.

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I ended up liking the last two sweaters (magenta and blush), the magenta one in particular.  (Actual color name is Purple Luxe.)  It is CASHMERE and was on sale for $50, so I splurged.  I actually really like how it popped against my white tank top.  (Tank by Emily Blu, no longer available at Nordstrom.  I loved these tank tops – they were so soft but also longer.  I think Halogen does something similar now.)

Then I took a quick stroll through the shoe department because I need new black pumps.  I was walking with a friend the other day who wondered aloud why I was wearing such high heels to walk about a mile.  I realized the reason why was that they were all I had at the office.  (Well, technically I had others, but two pair are totally exposed and inappropriate for winter, and one is an even higher heel.  Hence, I need new black pumps.)

No black pumps but I did spot THESE.  I almost died.

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Give me a patent leather, rhinestone encrusted, blush nude with patent black trim oxford any day.  Thank you Miu Miu.  I take a 6.

Then I looked for some of those lace-up flats that I’ve been wanting to get my hands on.  I decided to try them in cobalt blue suede.  I am still thinking about these.  I also like these.

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Final stop was sunglasses while I waited for my ride.

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Stay tuned for a Christmas/New Year’s jewelry haul in my next post!

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