Kate R. 

Funky, Feminine with an Edge, Urban- Boho, Polished

December, 2014 Wishlist 

OMG. How much fun was this? I focused on giant bags that communicate your personal style and are available at Nordstrom so you can get the house party discount. I can do another list for you that aren't at Nordstrom:) 

Because you are rocking nude/ brown shoes and boots, I'd like to avoid the nude/brown bag. And, I think you are ready to graduate from the hobo style to up your game. Additionally, if you've got the house party discount and you aren't changing out your bag often, let's go for it with an investment that will pay off with multiple uses. I especially love matching your bag with your coat and since you are rocking the olive green TopShop coat a lot right now, these are ideal with that color palette. You tend to wear more neutral pants (event the dark purple works with all of these), so any bag on this list is lovely with that coat and neutral pants. Black or brown shoes are just fine. Why not go for the attention getting bag, I say? Let me know what you think. I'm obsessed! Happy to give you feedback on each one (feel free to call, too, if you want to go over the details.) But with house party and the limited quantities, I want to get this to you ASAP. I've also gone through the Nordstrom site to make other suggestions for you since you've got House Party! I went a little overboard since I know how anxiously you've been awaiting this list. Really great stuff all around. Enjoy! 

Marni Multipocket Leather Tote. Available in multiple colors (I list another lower down. I vote for this- mud!) Nordstrom. Was: $1,490 Now: $893. 

Marni Multipocket Leather Tote. Available in multiple colors (I list another lower down. I vote for this- mud!) Nordstrom. Was: $1,490 Now: $893. 

Phillip Lim Pashli Leather Satchel. Available in multiple colors. I vote for Jade. Nordstrom. $975.  

Phillip Lim Pashli Leather Satchel. Available in multiple colors. I vote for Jade. Nordstrom. $975.  

Nina Ricci Ondine Leather Shopper. Available in vermilion (Yes!) and noir. Nordstrom. $990. 

Nina Ricci Ondine Leather Shopper. Available in vermilion (Yes!) and noir. Nordstrom. $990. 

Marni Multipocket Leather Tote. Available in fire. Nordstrom. Was: $1,490. Now: $890. 

Marni Multipocket Leather Tote. Available in fire. Nordstrom. Was: $1,490. Now: $890. 

Alexander Wang Large Emile Leather Satchel. Nordstrom. $995. 

Alexander Wang Large Emile Leather Satchel. Nordstrom. $995. 

I know you love skinnies and I love the idea of grey skinnies for you. High rise is best, especially when your weight is in flux. These look smashing and make you feel that way, too. And the wash has a nice 90's edge which is very you right now:)

Hudson Jeans Barbara High Rise Skinny Jeans. Nordstrom. Was: $198 Now: $118. 

Hudson Jeans Barbara High Rise Skinny Jeans. Nordstrom. Was: $198 Now: $118. 

The denim equivalent to the dark green pants I have that you love. Super flattering, but they look best with lift, for sure. Slimming and the higher rise is comfortable and looks great. 

J Brand Eva High Rise Flare Jeans. Nordstrom. $231.

J Brand Eva High Rise Flare Jeans. Nordstrom. $231.

With an African American designer, Lafayette 148 is all about looking great on the curvy body. These are comfortable, flattering and work well with flats. I know you prefer lift, but with your foot injury, this just offers you options in the event that flats (or sneakers) are more comfortable some days. Love these with Converse, your TopShop coat and one of your new crazy awesome bags. Yes! 

Lafayette 148 New York Primo Denim Curvy Fit Slim Leg Jeans. Nordstrom. $198.

Lafayette 148 New York Primo Denim Curvy Fit Slim Leg Jeans. Nordstrom. $198.

I can see you get a ton of use out of this throughout the year. The cut is flattering and you can layer, layer, layer. Plus, it is super forgiving for those days when you just want to roll out of bed and put something on, but still look and feel great once you hit the streets. Also, lovely with your coat, bag situation and the neckline shows off your bold necklaces. Plus, is super affordable with the house party discount. 

Bardot Stripe Maxi Dress. Nordstrom Exclusive. Nordstrom. $98.

Bardot Stripe Maxi Dress. Nordstrom Exclusive. Nordstrom. $98.

Natasha Couture Chain Wrap Bib Necklace. Available in gold, silver. Nordstrom. $38.

Natasha Couture Chain Wrap Bib Necklace. Available in gold, silver. Nordstrom. $38.

Topshop Stone Flower Collar Necklace. Nordstrom. $35.

Topshop Stone Flower Collar Necklace. Nordstrom. $35.

I know it's the wrong time of year for these. But, they are glorious and comfortable. They just appeared on the site. Woot! So, if you don't get them now with the higher discount, keep your eyes on them. Love the fine Italian leather of Coclico!

Cyclic Mind Leather Platform. Nordstrom. $425.

Cyclic Mind Leather Platform. Nordstrom. $425.

Oh my gosh! I may have saved the best for last. Obsessed! So you, so modern, so functional and so so cool! Rock them with pants or dresses, in the rain and out. And best of all, no one else has them. 

Coclico Harlen Wedge Pump. Nordstrom. $445. 

Coclico Harlen Wedge Pump. Nordstrom. $445.