This outfit post about the seasons of transformation is sponsored by Nordstrom at The Westchester. Although some of the clothing I’m wearing was provided by Nordstrom, all opinions are as always my own! Please read this blog’s disclosure post for more info.
For just a few days the weather in New York City was perfect last week. Not too hot. Not too cold. A bit of bite in the air. Chilly enough for a jacket but warm enough for a mini skirt. Because these days are increasingly rare year to year, I truly try to enjoy them to their fullest! The crispness of early Fall had me thinking back to Spring, when these outfit photos were taken. Four months and forty pounds ago! Hard to believe. When I look at these photos I feel love for the girl I was, and the girl I am becoming. (Health and fitness catchup to come in November.)
To say that 2018 has had seasons of transformation is an understatement. I’m planning my wedding for Summer 2019. Slowly I am closing the book on my Dad’s life, moving Mom into her new place and saying goodbye to my childhood home. My career is reaching new heights. I’ve taken better care of myself this year; I’ve been totally strung out at other times. There have been days when my heart has been so full it could burst. There have been days where I fell into the deepest despair wondering how my heart could still be beating when I’ve felt so sad.
Through it all, I’ve returned time and time again to clothing as my fun escape. I love putting together outfits and talking shopping here! Clothing and shopping are without a doubt my most fun (and expensive! and expansive!) habits. These photos, taken in early Spring of this year in Central Park’s gorgeous Conservatory Garden, were just a hint of the seasons of transformation to come.
Now that it’s Fall and the chill is back I’m wearing this outfit again for date night, or the longer version of the skirt for the office. Whenever I’m stumped on how to piece together a great look, the team at Nordstrom The Westchester is there for me! I absolutely love Nordstrom’s styling services. Since Nordstrom has so many brands I love, it’s easy to tell them what kind of clothing I like and then let them loose to create new styling ideas for me.
Even when I can’t get to the store, the stylist team at Nordstrom The Westchester can work with me via email! I can’t say enough great things about them. I’m very excited to share more of the looks we’ve put together soon. As Fall continues to transform the world, Nordstrom helps me with my seasons of transformation. If you want some immediate Nordstrom inspiration, check out my picks from their latest markdowns. And stay tuned for the best new stuff at Nordstrom in a new post coming soon.
The trees are once again yellow, green, and brilliant reds. The seasons of transformation continue outside in nature and inside my body and heart. What kind of transformations have you experienced this year?