I got my second Nordstrom Trunk the other day, and have been pondering which of the items to keep. The trunk included a nice pair of black skinny jeans, but I have realized that I just do not wear skinny jeans that often. They do not spark joy for me! There was also an ombre-orange-sherbet-colored sweater, which I liked, but probably not to the tune of $300-plus.
I have narrowed the potential haul down to the three dresses pictured in these rather amateur-ish selfies. (I really need to get better at this — how can I be a modern iPhone owner and not have mastered the selfie?) This black and white one at the top of the post (Halogen) is a nice, weighty-but-stretchy material, and is also reasonably priced (well, for Nordstrom).
The maroon neoprene dress from Tadashi Shoji is pretty and practical, with a nice embroidery detail. (While it looks like it has a peplum shape in this photo, those are actually the price tags hanging off hip level — it is a straight-up shift dress with a small belt). I have a maroon shift dress from Banana Republic, but I feel like this one is nicer (and higher priced, natch). I would definitely wear this speaking. Downside: price, plus I already have a maroon dress.
Finally, I am weighing this black lacy one from Fuzzi. The fabric is stretchy but very, very form-fitting. On some level this is kind of fun as it does not scream mommy-of-four. There are times in my life when I do not like to look like a mommy-of-four. Downside: Most of the places I go involve being a mommy-of-four. I do not know where I would wear it. Plus it is on the pricey side.
So that is my big decision for the weekend. Also, I need to buy about 3 dozen wine glasses. I welcome suggestions of sturdy, reasonably-priced options.