One thing I learned when I was a buyer for Nordstrom is that when it comes to fashion, you don’t have to have a big budget, just a tasteful eye for quality, classic clothing. I’m all about the “classic” clothing – because: 1.) It never goes out of style and, 2.)People can’t tell that you’ve had it in your closet for the last 20 years. (At least I like to believe that.)

Eddie Bauer has been my retailer of choice since I left Nordstrom 10 years ago – mainly because the quality of their clothing in unsurpassable, and the fact that they offer TALL sizes in everything helps, since I’m 5’11-1/2″. Sure, I long for Nordstrom, but my clothing budget since I’ve spawned three children has somewhat…suffered. With that in mind, let me introduce to you my wardrobe. (Try not to hyperventilate with anticipation.) So without further ado, here are my FOUR essential summer items:

1. Basic tee in many colors:

fashion fiesta basic tee

2. Basic capri in many styles: (I’m into cargo right now)
spring fashion fiesta capris

3. Basic skirt in various prints and solids:
spring fashion fiesta skirt

4. Two basic styles of footwear (casual and super-casual):

And that’s it. It gets hot in Texas, but you will never, I repeat never, see me in a pair of shorts. I inherited my daddy’s knees – enough said. Same goes with tanks – I think they’re lovely on other people. Occasionally, I will go trendy and pair a tank with a campshirt of some sort, but I feel like such a poser.

That’s my Fashion Fiesta in a nutshell. If you want to hear from some folks who actually know what they’re talking about, head on over to Big Mama’s and check ’em out.

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5 Comments on Fashion Fiesta Friday

  1. Sniz
    April 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm (15 years ago)

    Where are the pictures of YOU in those four basics??? So you were a buyer for Nordstrom? That sounds like such a terrific job. You must really miss it.

  2. "J"
    April 11, 2008 at 1:50 pm (15 years ago)

    I love the basic capri…my fav! =)

  3. Rachel
    April 11, 2008 at 5:50 pm (15 years ago)

    Flip Flops are a total staple! Great choices, I can’t wear T’s that don’t have a scoop or a v-neck. They are tragically unflattering on me. Adore those capris! How cute.
    I am braving shorts this year, they’re not ‘short’ shorts but I’m still afraid that people may be getting into car wrecks do to the flashing glare off my white freckled fish belly legs 🙂

  4. Elaine A.
    April 11, 2008 at 9:20 pm (15 years ago)

    Yeah, we may be in Texas but no shorts for me either. It’s not only my knees but my thighs too. : )

  5. Muddy
    April 13, 2008 at 1:11 am (15 years ago)

    Im with you on the simplicity thing. Thanks for visiting my fashion post!

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