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Culottes: Topshop  |  Shirt: Topshop (sold out online but similar herehere, here and here)  |  Coat: Topshop  |  Pumps: SJP Collection  |  Sunglasses: Stella McCartney (similar here)  |  Nails: Essie (Ballet Slippers)

One of the many reasons Nordstrom is my main squeeze when it comes to online shopping is their unrivaled blend of both high-end designers and more affordable brands.  If you follow this blog, you know that I fervently subscribe to the high-low philosophy of mixing splurge-worthy classics with lots of budget-friendly pieces as well.  Pulling this off sometimes requires a lot of leg work, but it shouldn't always have to.  Finding both types of merchandise at one place is mission critical when you don't have endless hours to run between a million different retailers.  In this arena, Nordstrom crushes it.

In yesterday's post, the winter white wide-leg pants were one of my favorite finds from the Chelsea28 line which offers really beautiful, quality pieces at great price points.  Today, I'm sporting some new favorites from Topshop, another brand at Nordstrom that kills it in the affordability department.  I've rarely met a culotte I didn't like, but the flowy drape and perfect high-waisted, pleated fit of these babies is particularly on point.  If you're in a part of the country that's been #blessed with a soul-crushing cold front as of late, try pairing them with tall boots or sheer tights and pumps―they'll still look like a million bucks.  And this fuzzy delicious periwinkle coat?  Take that cold front.

Since the current collection at Nordstrom is unreal, take a spin through some more of my Topshop favorites below.  I'm enamored with this skirt (styled beautifully by this amazing blogger) and this incredible bag.  I'm also planning on snagging this fringe top for some holiday soirĂ©es.  Fringe is so fetch right now.


This post is sponsored by Nordstrom. All product selections, styling and opinions are my own.


Ebb and Flow

Pants: Chelsea28 (similar herehere, here & here)  |  Blouse: Vince Camuto  |  Vest: Classiques Entier (50% off right now! Looks weird on the model, but great in person!)  |  Shoes: Louise Et Cie (available here in suede; similar here, here, here & here; and previously styled here & here)  |  Necklace: c/o Gorjana (available here and also here) |  Earrings: Mikimoto (similar here)  |  Sunglasses: Nina Ricci (similar here) |  Lips: MAC  |  Polish: Essie (Ballet Slippers)



Memo: Holiday Gifts for Coworkers

Just like workplace fashion, holiday gifts for coworkers vary widely across industries, companies, and individuals.  In some offices, it's super weird to get your colleagues holiday gifts.  In others, it's super weird if you don't.  While I can't say where your workplace might fall on the spectrum, I can help offer up the above ideas for those of you who fall in the latter of the two categories.

It's always tough to decide what to get a boss versus a peer, so be sure to take stock of your relationship with each individual and think about what's appropriate to give them.  You probably want to steer clear of accidentally spurring any kind of Love Actually-style situation by giving a gift that could be misinterpreted by either the recipient or other on-lookers.  So whether it's a "please don't screw me during year-end reviews" gift for a boss, an "I wish you would stop smacking your gum and start wearing deodorant" gift for a less than likable coworker, or a "thanks for saving me from the handsy guy in accounting at last year's holiday party" gift for a great friend at work, there's something for just about everyone.  If you have any good gift ideas for coworkers that I've missed, please share in the comments below!



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