7.26.2016

New York & Company Soho Denim Collection

I couldn't be more obsessed with these New York & Company jeans from Jennifer Hudson's new Soho Denim Collection. I love how the seam detailing down the legs and the two buttons give the jeans a little extra edge. The dark wash is the perfect color for transitioning into Fall and they fit like a glove.

I decided to pair the jeans with this olive green faux-leather moto jacket to play up the edginess of the look. The color is even more gorgeous in person and I love the zipper details. I think it would also look amazing with this lace-up dress for a night out on the town, or this blush pink peplum top for an unexpected gorgeous color combination. 

Oh, and can we talk about this fabulous tie-waist wrap blouse?! I love finding items that can be worn for both work and play. I think it would look great styled with this high-waisted pencil skirt and a pair of nude pumps for work. It also comes in olive green, which I would pair with these black leggings and a leopard clutch. 

Be sure to head to New York & Company to shop all of the other stylish jeans from the Soho Denim Collection.

xo Brie

Disclosure: Thank you to New York & Company and Shopping Links for sponsoring this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

Jeans: c/o New York & Company (currently 50% off! size down one size), Jacket: c/o New York & Company (currently 50% off!), Top: c/o New York & Company (currently 50% off!), Earrings: BaubleBar, Bag: Nordstrom, Sandals: Nordstrom

7.23.2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Hits & Misses (Part 2)

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public! I decided to do another dressing room post to share all of my hits and misses from the sale. I've included sizing information on all of the items and also shared what didn't work for me. For reference, I'm 5'8".

I hope you have a great weekend!
xo Brie

HIT: Jacket [ $188.00 ----> $124.90 ]
This suede moto jacket is such an amazing sale find! The color is seriously amazing and it fits like a glove. It's definitely one of my favorite items in the sale this year.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Top [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
This tee is so incredibly comfy and extremely flattering. I love stocking up on basics like this during the sale (it comes in 6 colors) because it's something I can wear all year long.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $59.00 ----> $38.90 ]
If you're looking for a great fitting pair of dark denim skinny jeans for a reasonable price, I'd highly recommend these ones. I couldn't believe how flattering they were when I tried them on and I love the darker wash for Fall. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26.

HIT: Dress [ $48.00 ----> $31.90 ]
This is my favorite dress from the sale this year. I just love the bell-sleeves, the neckline, and the cut-out back. It's so flattering and such a great price! I bought both of these colors and a printed one. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS. 

HIT: Top [ $48.00 ----> $31.90 ]
I love this top! It looks cute tied, tucked in, or untucked. I love that it's oversized and longer because it can be worn with leggings and boots in the Fall.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. Sidenote: This top is meant to be oversized. If you're wanting a more fitted look, I would suggest sizing down.

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. Plus you can't beat the price...they're under $50!
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Sweater [ $58.00 ----> $37.90 ]
I love this sweater for lounging around with sweats because it's so comfy, or to wear with jeans and tennis shoes. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small.

HIT: Jeans [ $59.00 ----> $38.90 ]
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26.

HIT: Top [ $108.00 ----> $71.90 ]
I love the print and style of this top! The open back is so cute! I think it looks great styled with jeans or black leggings. It also comes in two other colors. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $70.00 ----> $46.90 ]
Topshop almost always runs small and these jeans are no exception. I'm typically a size 26 or 27, but the size 28 in these fit like a glove. I love the 30" length because they're cropped at the ankles, so I can wear them with ankle booties in the Fall without having to roll them up. 
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30. 

HIT: Sweater 
I love anything and everything lace-up, and this sweater is no exception. I know I'll be getting lots of wear out of it in the Fall and Winter. 
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. Plus you can't beat the price...they're under $50!
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Dress [ $42.00 ----> $27.90 ] 
This dress is one of my top three favorites from the sale. I love the v-neckline and both colors it comes in. I think it looks cute now styled with wedges and will look cute in the Fall under a jacket or cardigan with ankle booties.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small.

HIT: Top [ $78.00 ----> $51.90 ]
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size XS. (From the women's department.)

MISS: Jeans [ $79.50 ----> $52.90 ]
I really wanted to love these jeans because I love the style and wash, but they just didn't flatter my figure. I would definitely still encourage you to try them if you like them because they're super cute and I feel like jeans fit everyone so differently. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size 26 and they were too big.  

HIT: Top$24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
This tee is so incredibly comfy and extremely flattering. I love stocking up on basics like this during the sale (it comes in 6 colors) because it's something I can wear all year long.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Cardigan [ $48.00 ----> $31.90 ]
Sooooo...I love this cardigan so much that I may or may not have ordered it in 3 colors. Whoops! It comes in 7 colors and I ended up getting this one (grey medium heather), burgundy stem, and tan fog. It's seriously the perfect cardigan for Fall!
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

HIT: Jeans [ $59.00 ----> $38.90 ]
If you're looking for a great fitting pair of dark denim skinny jeans for a reasonable price, I'd highly recommend these. I couldn't believe how flattering they were when I tried them on and I love the darker wash for Fall. 
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Dress [ $58.00 ----> $37.90 ]
This dress is one of my favorite purchases from the sale because it can actually be worn two ways, which means I'll be getting twice as much wear out of it. You can see how I styled it as a vest in this post
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS. 

HIT: Cardigan [ $68.00 ----> $41.90 ]
This is another great cardigan from the sale! I like this one better because it's more lightweight, and I don't really need any heavy cardigans living in Arizona. I like that this one has a hood. 
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS. 

HIT: Top$24.00 ----> $15.90 ]
This tee is so incredibly comfy and extremely flattering. I love stocking up on basics like this during the sale (it comes in 6 colors) because it's something I can wear all year long.
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $88.00 ----> $58.90 ]
I love the fit, wash, and distressing of these jeans. I own and love three pairs of BlankNYC jeans and can't believe that these are on sale for under $60! I've paid close to $100 for the other pairs that I have. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Top [ $30.00 ----> $19.90 ]
I love this top because it can be worn now or in the Fall/Winter under layers. I have a dress with the same style neckline and I love it!
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
These jeans are definitely my favorite pair of distressed denim from the sale. I love the fit (they're super slimming) and the hem on the ankle. Plus you can't beat the price...they're under $50!
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Top [ $44.00 ----> $28.90 ]
I bought this plaid top in a few colors because I know I'll be wearing them non-stop once it cools down. I love how it looks by itself or with my favorite tee underneath.
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing XS in the left and small in the right. I would suggest sizing down if you want it to look more fitted and going with your normal size if you like the oversized look.

HIT: Top [ $34.00 ----> $21.90 ]
I love this top for layering under cardigans or this faux-leather jacket in the Fall. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size small. 

HIT: Jeans [ $59.00 ----> $38.90 ]
If you're looking for a great fitting pair of dark denim skinny jeans for a reasonable price, I'd highly recommend these. I couldn't believe how flattering they were when I tried them on and I love the darker wash for Fall. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

MISS: Dress [ $38.00 ----> $24.90 ]
This dress was just way too sheer for my taste. I also don't like the thin material because I feel like you can see everything. If you're looking for a similar style dress, I really like this one
*Size Tip: Size down, wearing size XS.

HIT: Top [ $25.00 ----> $17.90 ]
I love stocking up on basics like this tee during the sale because it's something I know that I'll wear all year long. It comes in 15 colors!
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size XS. (From the women's department.)

MISS: Jeans [ $79.50 ----> $52.90 ]
I really wanted to love these jeans because I love the style and wash, but they just didn't flatter my figure. I would definitely still encourage you to try them if you like them because they're super cute and I feel like jeans fit everyone so differently. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size 26 and they were too big. 

HIT: Sweater [ $52.00 ----> $33.90 ]
I love the fit of this oversized sweater. I think the neckline is too low-cut for me to wear by itself but I really like it with a collared shirt underneath. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS.

HIT: Top [ $44.00 ----> $28.90 ]
I bought this plaid top in a few colors because I know I'll be wearing them non-stop once it cools down. I love how it looks by itself or with my favorite tee underneath.
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size small for an oversized fit. I would suggest sizing down if you want it to look more fitted and going with your normal size if you like the oversized look.

HIT: Jeans [ $59.00 ----> $38.90 ]
If you're looking for a great fitting pair of dark denim skinny jeans for a reasonable price, I'd highly recommend these. I couldn't believe how flattering they were when I tried them on and I love the darker wash for Fall. 
*Size Tip: Fits true to size, wearing size 26. 

HIT: Top [ $68.00 ----> $44.90 ]
I love the bell-sleeves on this blouse and the blush pink color is so pretty. It's definitely one of those tops that's both work-appropriate and good to wear for a night out.
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size XS. (From the women's department.)

MISS: Jeans [ $79.50 ----> $52.90 ]
I really wanted to love these jeans because I love the style and wash, but they just didn't flatter my figure. I would definitely still encourage you to try them if you like them because they're super cute and I feel like jeans fit everyone so differently. 
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size 26 and they were too big. 

7.21.2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Favorites Under $50

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is officially open to the public starting 7/22 at midnight PST! I rounded up all of my favorite items under $50 and had such a hard time narrowing it down because there is so much good stuff this year! A lot of the items sold out quickly during the pre-sale, but I'm hoping there's a big re-stock of everything tomorrow.

I linked to all of the items in the collage in the slideshows below, and also shared a few looks I put together wearing items from the sale that are under $50.

P.S. For those of you that liked the last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Hit & Misses post, be sure to check back tomorrow! I'll be sharing round two and there will be even more outfits this time around. :)

Thanks for reading!
xo Brie

Tees, Shirts, & Blouses



Outerwear & Cardigans


Accessories


Jeans


Dresses

 LEFT: Top, Jeans, Wedges
CENTER: Top, Bag, Wedges
RIGHT: Top, Vest, Jeans, Bag
LEFT: Top, Jeans
CENTER: Dress
RIGHT: Dress, Bag

7.20.2016

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Sleeveless Shirtdress

I posted a preview of this look on Instagram last night and got lots of comments on this cute vest. Well, the best part about the vest is that it's actually a dress so it can be worn two completely different ways! The dress (worn as vest) along with my top, jeans, flats, and handbag are all part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale so I thought I'd give a little more information on them and how all of the items fit.

P.S. One of the most frequently asked questions I get is what lipstick I'm wearing and I just wanted to share that the one I'm wearing in these photos is a new favorite! It's a creamy matte so it gives the matte effect without drying out my lips.

Thanks so much for reading! And as always, don't hesitate to e-mail me if you have any more questions: sophistifunkblog@gmail.com

xo Brie

Top: Nordstrom (on sale!), Jeans: Nordstrom (on sale!), Vest: Nordstrom (on sale!), Flats: Nordstrom (on sale!), Bag: Nordstrom (on sale!), Necklace: c/o TaudreySunglasses: c/o Ditto (get them free from Ditto for one month with code: SOPHISTIFUNK), Lipstick: Backtalk by Urban Decay (new favorite!)

Dress worn as vest $58.00 ----> $37.90 ] : I had originally bought this to wear it as a dress because it looks really cute styled that way, but when I tried it on as a vest I loved it even more! It also comes in rust, another perfect color for fall.
*Size Tip: Runs large, wearing size XS.

Top [ $24.00 ----> $15.90 ] : This tee is so incredibly soft and extremely flattering. I love stocking up on basics like this (it comes in 6 colors) during the sale because it's something I can wear all year long. I look forward to layering it under this cardigan in the fall/winter.
*Size Tip: Runs true to size, wearing size small.

Jeans $70.00 ----> $46.90 ] : I can't rave enough about these jeans! I love the wash and the fit is so flattering. I went with a 30 length instead of the 32 because I love the ankle crop so I can wear them with lace-up flats and ankle booties without having to cuff them.
*Size Tip: Runs small, wearing size 28x30. (I'm usually a 26 or 27.)

Flats [ $89.95 ----> $59.90 ] : I actually bought these flats in two different colors because I love them so much! They're a little wider than other lace-up flats that I've tried which I love because it makes them a lot more comfortable. I also got the chestnut color and I'm thinking of getting the bordeaux before the sale ends because the price is too good to pass up!
*Size Tip: Runs true to size.

Bag [ $55.00 ----> $35.90 ] : This bag is my favorite one from this year's Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and it also happens to be one of the most budget-friendly options. It's on sale for just $35.90 but looks a lot more expensive. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably noticed that I've been wearing it non-stop!
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