OOTD: Seasons of Transformation with Nordstrom

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.

Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy

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.

Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Brunette Roxy wears the Wayf Posie Strappy Cami from Nordstrom, Marrakech Utility Jacket from Anthropologie, Rebecca Taylor Lambskin Leather Skirt from Nordstrom, D'Orsay Heels from J. Crew, Apple Watch in Rose Gold and Transport Drawstring from Madewell via Nordstrom :: Get all the details on Effortlessly with Roxy
Cami: WAYF via Nordstrom | Layering Cami: Free People | Necklace: Madewell (old, similar)
 Skirt: Rebecca Taylor via Nordstrom (sold out, similar)| Shoes: J. Crew (old, similar)
Bracelet: J. Crew (old, similar) | Bag: Madewell via Nordstrom | Bandana on Bag: Madewell
Jacket: Anthropologie (old, similar 1, 2, similar steal) | Watch: Apple
Photos: Allie Provost

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?

37 Comments

  1. Jess
    October 16, 2018 / 2:40 pm

    Nice post and these pictures of you at the Conservatory are so lovely Roxy, very nice! The flowers around there are gorgeous, such a beautiful place to take some snaps of your cute outfit.

      • Jess
        October 16, 2018 / 5:58 pm

        Ooh yes, I can see why, there's so many inspirational pictures there, thanks for the link to her site!

  2. copperplease
    October 16, 2018 / 3:32 pm

    Is the Old Navy field jacket any good? I like the way you layered the camis here!

    • October 16, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      I like it! I have it in the navy and it's help up nicely. And thank you copperplease. 🙂

  3. Nam
    October 16, 2018 / 10:26 pm

    Very pretty Roxy!!! Love how u styled everything 😍😍

  4. Jamie
    October 17, 2018 / 7:19 am

    Roxy, thank you for honesty! It is so refreshing!

    • October 17, 2018 / 7:37 am

      You're welcome Jamie. I try to keep it real. 🙂

  5. ame22
    October 17, 2018 / 11:17 am

    Love it. I have a leather mini skirt and this is reminding me to take it out for fall. You've convinced me to buy that wayf cami!

    • October 17, 2018 / 9:22 pm

      I am seriously considering getting the cami in a third color (white). I love it so much! And it layers well over so many things.

  6. October 17, 2018 / 11:51 am

    Congrats on your upcoming wedding! I'm trying to move my mom closer to me too. It's hard right? It sounds like the service from Nordstrom is great to help you save time!! You look amazing and are doing a great job juggling everything!!

    XOXO
    Cathy

    • October 17, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      It's not easy having a parent move, that's for sure. Or I guess it can be easy but it hasn't been in my case. And yes on a more shopping-related note Nordstrom is amazing!! I love the Westchester store very much.

  7. Danielle
    October 17, 2018 / 12:52 pm

    Love the conservatory garden. Such a beautiful place! Nordstrom is always my go-to also – love that they have so many of my favorite brands all in one place.

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

    • October 17, 2018 / 9:23 pm

      Exactly! On both points.

  8. Rach DiMare
    October 17, 2018 / 12:56 pm

    Wow you definitely had a year of transformation! Hopefully the wedding planning is going well. And I agree and Nordstrom is definitely the place to go!

  9. Liz
    October 17, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    What a fun outfit! I definitely want to try out their styling services! It sounds amazing!

    • October 17, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      The Nordstrom team is really good at what they do. If your local store doesn't offer it I highly recommend connecting with the Westchester team via email!!

  10. October 17, 2018 / 3:36 pm

    What a beautiful post. And your outfit is absolutely to die for. stunning.

    • October 17, 2018 / 9:24 pm

      Thank you so much Megan!

  11. Shari
    October 18, 2018 / 6:41 am

    Since going to Westchester on your shopping day, I have stopped a few times on my way to/from daughter's college. That mall has a great Nordstrom! The ones near me are not as nice in my opinion (and that mall is really less than an hour away)

    • October 18, 2018 / 8:08 am

      I love that Shari! They've asked if I want to do another shopping day, and as soon as my schedule opens a bit I want to plan one!

  12. harper
    October 18, 2018 / 10:20 am

    Roxy I relate to this post. I've had a tough year too. When I'm stressed I go in the opposite direction of you, I am barely hungry and drop weight until I am skin and bones. But I completely understand what the stress does to our bodies. You look lovely here and I am excited to see your transformation. Even though we are different heights and sizes your outfits resonate with me. I've loved your blog for years and I'm glad you're still at it.

    • October 18, 2018 / 2:48 pm

      Thank you harper. It's good to know that I am not alone in this! And it's nice having longtime readers come out of the woodwork to say hi. 🙂

  13. Stephanie
    October 18, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    How cool is it to look at how far you've come? Whether that's with a personal change, work progression, etc. – it's always encouraging!

    • October 18, 2018 / 2:49 pm

      It's a good thing for sure!

  14. Kelsey
    October 21, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I Love that skirt!! So stinking cute!

    • October 22, 2018 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you so much Kelsey! It's ideal for date night. I love the pleats.

  15. Whitney | Whit Wanders
    October 21, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    Its always nice to reflect as the year comes to a close! Love this look babe!

  16. Anna English
    October 22, 2018 / 11:40 am

    I'm all about bucket bags this fall! Love this one.

    • October 22, 2018 / 5:04 pm

      Thanks Anna! It's great because you can drawstring it closed or leave it bucket open.

  17. anniewearsit
    October 22, 2018 / 2:29 pm

    I love these colors on you, and the flowers are so beautiful too! Nordy always come through with awesome pieces for every season!

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