Laurie A.  Uber Wishlist, August, 2014

Classic with bohemian accents, Timeless, Effortless, Confident

It's time for a major wardrobe overhaul and the list below reflect that. Each item is flattering for your figure and coordinates well with other pieces. Whether you are at home with Jack, out with your husband or visiting with friends you'll have options that make you look and feel great. Additionally, I've included specific pieces based on individual requests. In those cases (cocktail dress, bathing suit), I've offered up a few options to give you some choices. And, last but not least, I've kept your allergies and issues regarding constricting clothes in mind when making selections. Let's get to it!

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First things first, you need a great handbag and here it is. The green is fun and draws attention to the top of your body which is especially flattering. Plus, it coordinates well with the majority of your pieces and communicates a relaxed, effortless vibe. There are useful pockets throughout and I'm a big fan of the two outside slots that allow you to store your keys and phone without digging through your bag later to locate them. The grey or luggage colors are also nice choices if the green isn't your thing. 

Steven by Steve Madden Bassett Leather tote. Available in palm, black, luggage, stone. Nordstrom. $198.

Steven by Steve Madden Bassett Leather tote. Available in palm, black, luggage, stone. Nordstrom. $198.

Yes and yes. This maxi is soft and easy allowing you to feel like you are in your pajamas and look much more put together. The print channels your earthier side while the cut is especially flattering for your figure and the length allows you to sit on the floor and play with Jack. Add a jacket or rock it as a skirt by layering a crew neck sweater over top. You are sure to get a great deal of use out of this one. Plus, it's on sale. 

Tbags Los Angeles Print Jersey Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. Was: $188 Now: $112.

Tbags Los Angeles Print Jersey Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. Was: $188 Now: $112.

There's no need to sacrifice fashion for function. Campers are exceptionally comfortable and hip allowing you to run and play without needing "comfort" shoes to do so. These are perfect to pair with maxis, wide leg jeans and everything in between. The nude color elongates you and the style is modern. Love them with the green bag or the black Hobo bag you already have. Furthermore, they are sure to last you season after season and are useful for long walks during tropical vacations. 

Camper Damas. Camper. Was: $180 Now: $129.

Camper Damas. Camper. Was: $180 Now: $129.

You can't go wrong with a denim jacket. We have the more sophisticated you coming up with another jacket option. However, for the days when you just want to be super relaxed and avoid any concerns about getting dirty, this is your go-to. The pockets up top band light denim are flattering for your figure. Plus, the jacket is shorter in back and longer in front, camouflaging your stomach. Try it over a maxi dress or with the loose fitting pants below. Another staple. 

McGuire Workwear Denim Jacket. Anthropologie. $286.

McGuire Workwear Denim Jacket. Anthropologie. $286.

We discussed shirt dresses and this one is calling your name. The dark purple looks lovely with the green handbag, denim jacket and nude Campers above. In the summer, go that route. As things cool off, try ankle boots and feel free to layer a sweater over top to transform this into a skirt. Even colder outside? Add leggings and the charcoal jacket below for a sophisticated look. My favorite part? The pockets that allow you to skip your handbag all together. Done!

Hye Shirt Dress. Club Monaco. $198.50.

Hye Shirt Dress. Club Monaco. $198.50.

The ideal top. Light colored, soft fabric, easy and flattering. This cowl neck from Club Monaco conceals your stomach and can be worn with jeans, over a maxi dress with ankle boots or with the loose fit crop pants below. As we head into colder weather, simply layer a cardigan over top for additional warmth. The shoulders also balance out your frame helping you look your best. The complex neck means no necklace needed. One less thing to do.

Verney Tank. Available in oyster, black. All Saints. $178.

Verney Tank. Available in oyster, black. All Saints. $178.

These pants make me so happy and I expect they'll have the same impact on you. Loose fitting pants are on trend right now and these feel like sweats without looking like them. The deep purple blends effortlessly with your other pieces and you can pair them with a loose fitting top. No need to tuck things in. Try them with a chambray shirt, a basic tee or the grey long cardigan below. As the weather changes, there's no need to store them away. Simply pair them with ankle boots or the Danskos further down the list to protect from rain. Showing your ankles is flattering for your figure. Have I mentioned how great these are with the denim jacket? Oh my!

Drawstring Linen Trousers. Available in navy, coral, sky, white. Anthropologie. $78.

Drawstring Linen Trousers. Available in navy, coral, sky, white. Anthropologie. $78.

Scarves draw attention to your face and can provide and instant upgrade for any outfit. This print brings in your boho side and coordinates nicely with your nude shoes and green bag. Plus, it is not made of cashmere, wool or anything else that should cause problems for you. Pair it with the linen pants, white vneck and nude shoes below for an effortless look. Add any sweater or jacket in the colder months as this outfit is essentially a blank canvas. 

Tory Burch Printed Crochet Linen Scarf. Nordstrom. Was: $155 Now: $103.

Tory Burch Printed Crochet Linen Scarf. Nordstrom. Was: $155 Now: $103.

Sometimes you just want to wear a basic tee and that's not wrong. The vneck is flattering for your figure and these tops from J Crew are soft and durable. Peruse the colors and styles to choose what appeals to you. Any of them will easily work with your other pieces. Remember to add a few tanks, as well to make layering easy. 

Vintage Cotton Long Sleeve V Neck Tee. Available in multiple colors. J Crew. Was: $34.95 Now: 25% off with code: NOWANDLATER

Vintage Cotton Long Sleeve V Neck Tee. Available in multiple colors. J Crew. Was: $34.95 Now: 25% off with code: NOWANDLATER

An alternative to jeans, these wide leg trousers are super flattering for your figure and on trend. Anytime you add some lift, these will look much better as your leg will be elongated. Therefore, I'm suggesting shoes that have some type of platform. They ensure that you look great without having the incline of a heel that is uncomfortable for your feet. These are fabulous with the green bag or your black Hobo handbag. Pair them with anything that you'd normally wear with jeans. 

Pilcro Linen Wide Leg Trousers. Available in navy, white, gold, green, orange. Anthropologie. $88.

Pilcro Linen Wide Leg Trousers. Available in navy, white, gold, green, orange. Anthropologie. $88.

It's true, they are Danskos. They are attractive, super comfortable and look great with wide leg pants or boot cut jeans, both of which are on your list. You can also wear them with tights and a skirt in the winter if that appeals to you. They are especially functional for your new wardrobe as they allow you to wear wide leg pants without having them scrape on the ground in wet weather and still avoid a heel. 

Dansko Sam Clog. Nordstrom. $124.95.

Dansko Sam Clog. Nordstrom. $124.95.

Date Night is real and here's your outfit for the next one. LOVE this dress for you. It's soft, comfortable, crazy flattering and very hip. It's effortless and allows you to throw it on without worrying too much about completing the look. Try it solo with the green bag and nude Campers. Getting cold? Add your denim jacket and scarf for a casual look. Or, add the grey draped jacket and the Frye boots below for a little edge. Your black handbag, green handbag or a simple clutch works well to finish things off. Really want to try some jewelry? A bracelet or a pair earrings works well, but neither is necessary. 

Leena Vi Dress. All Saints. $178.

Leena Vi Dress. All Saints. $178.

I adore this clutch. There's one similar at Velouria, as well. Try it inside your larger bag to make things easy for yourself. You can simply grab it and leave the rest of your bag in the trunk. Or on date nights, use it as your clutch and skip your handbag altogether. Unique and easy to pair, this is sure to earn you some compliments and break the ice with new people. 

Contrast Leather Wallet. Need Supply. Was: $78 Now: $58.

Contrast Leather Wallet. Need Supply. Was: $78 Now: $58.

I keep mentioning this coat and here it is. SO put together and still very comfortable. The dark grey is stunning on you and blends well with your other pieces. Plus, with your love of silver over gold I've opted to stick with grays rather than browns throughout your wardrobe. Your shoes are the exception to this approach, but the brown boots and nude shoes work well with charcoal regardless. Try this with jeans, trousers, even over a maxi dress with boots. Yes and yes!

Hoxton Monument Coat. Available in grey, black, taupe. All Saints. $468.

Hoxton Monument Coat. Available in grey, black, taupe. All Saints. $468.

They are Fryes and they are flat. These will likely take a few wears to break in. Ordering them from Nordstrom is the way to go in case they don't end up working for you, you can still return them easily after wearing. They bring a level of sophistication to your look and are easy to slip on and off when coming and going from the house. Pairing them with the grey jacket above ups your game substantially and seals the deal for your new look. Try them with basic black leggings and a tunic or shirt dress. They'll keep the rain off and still look great. They'll also stretch as you wear them. In the warmer months, opt for socks and bare legs, in the cold, leggings, tights or jeans work well. 

Frye Paige Short Boot. Nordstrom. $327.95.

Frye Paige Short Boot. Nordstrom. $327.95.

Another maxi, this one is great for a day spent at home or when hitting the town. The center seem elongates your frame and the color blocked shoulders draw attention to your top half while the waist is flattering. Patterns work well to hide areas we'd like to minimize and this dress makes you look and feel lovely. Add your denim jacket and Campers to finish off the look. A little chilly? Simply add the American Apparel jersey scarf below in any complimentary color. The green bag still works and of course, this can be effortlessly transformed into a skirt by covering the top. The print channels your earthy side and adds visual interest. In the winter, feel free to wear this with the Frye boots and a warm sweater. 

Vince Camuto Tribal Patchwork Tie Waist Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $149.

Vince Camuto Tribal Patchwork Tie Waist Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $149.

Another dress/ loungewear which is perfect for your lifestyle. This jersey maxi feels like pajamas and looks sophisticated. The classic cut is flattering and easy to accessorize. Dress it up or down. Sit on the floor and play and head out to cocktails without changing clothes. The denim jacket and Campers or the grey coat and boots work well. It all depends on your mood. 

Tart Viola Cutout Back Jersey Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $168.

Tart Viola Cutout Back Jersey Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $168.

Looking for a top to toss over the black jersey maxi dress or wear with jeans? Here it is. Bringing some color into the mix, this beauty is ideal with your green handbag. Try it with the black trousers below and add the denim jacket and the nude campers. Or, unbutton it and wear it over a tank top with jeans. 

Talula Popover. Anthropologie. $148.

Talula Popover. Anthropologie. $148.

You can't live in the Northwest without a cozy cardigan and this one is ideal for you. Visual interest comes from prints, patterns, light colors and those are best on the top of your body. This cardi empowers you to stick with basic tops or mix and match patterns. I like it with the top above and the black pants below. The nude or brown shoes still work, so no need to hunt for a black pair to wear this sweater. Any of your scarves work, too. And the length is especially flattering. Consider it with the dark purple relaxed fit cropped pants above and a basic white tee. Very now.  

Two by Vince Camuto Herringbone Drape Front Cardigan. Nordstrom. $79.

Two by Vince Camuto Herringbone Drape Front Cardigan. Nordstrom. $79.

So flattering, so comfortable and a classic cut, these black trousers are sure to be in your closet for years to come. They are a higher rise so they'll avoid the muffin top situation we all dread. Equally important, you shouldn't be hyper aware of your waist throughout the day. Rock them with Danskos, Campers, Fryes and everything in between. 

Habitual Pearl Perfect Denim Trousers. Darkness. Nordstrom. $198.

Habitual Pearl Perfect Denim Trousers. Darkness. Nordstrom. $198.

And here it is: an interesting, unique necklace that communicates earthiness and sophistication. It matches everything so feel free to throw it on whenever you'd like. Just avoid using it with a cowl neck sweater or shirt. Otherwise, feel free to rock it under a scarf. When you remove the scarf it will replace it as the focal point of your outfit. Again, it works with any handbag and all the shoes. Yes!

K Amato Silver and Blue Goldstone Amazonite necklace. Max and Chloe. $88.

K Amato Silver and Blue Goldstone Amazonite necklace. Max and Chloe. $88.

This dolman sweater is flattering and cozy. Try it over a maxi when you want to avoid having anything around your waist. Or, try it with trousers, jeans, the list goes on. Sophisticated, put together and still very easy and relaxed. This looks lovely with the grey jacket. I like the burgundy, but any color will do.

Elgar Cowl Neck Sweater. Available in deep burgundy, fawn, mist marl, grey marl, black, charcoal. All Saints. $138.

Elgar Cowl Neck Sweater. Available in deep burgundy, fawn, mist marl, grey marl, black, charcoal. All Saints. $138.

Jeans! I've narrowed it down to two styles. I'd suggest you order both and try them on for fit. They each have stretch, high rise and a boot cut/ wider leg to balance out your frame. Excited!

Paige Denim Hidden Hills Bootcut Jeans. Sabrina. Nordstrom. $189.

Paige Denim Hidden Hills Bootcut Jeans. Sabrina. Nordstrom. $189.

Style number 2! A higher rise, both should protect from the muffin top. But, we won't be sure which is better without trying them on. 

Paige Denim Canyon High Rise Bell Bottom Jeans. Nordstrom. $189. (They run large. Perhaps a 29?)

Paige Denim Canyon High Rise Bell Bottom Jeans. Nordstrom. $189. (They run large. Perhaps a 29?)

One of the most useful pieces you'll own, this jersey circle scarf is the final touch for many outfits. It's soft, washable and brings color next to your face. I like navy, but you should feel confident choosing any color that appeals to you. Use it as a blanket for Jack, to shield yourself from the rain, to keep you warm and to elevate your look. Plus, they are on sale!

The Unisex Circle Scarf. Available in multiple colors. American Apparel. Was: $28 Now: $14. 

The Unisex Circle Scarf. Available in multiple colors. American Apparel. Was: $28 Now: $14. 

Throw out those suits. This is the ideal dress for any last minute potentially professional meeting. It's always important to have something to grab in the event that you need it. This one can be paired with boots or heels and works regardless of the time of year. It's classic, professional and flattering. And, because it has sleeves you can avoid finding the right cardigan or jacket to keep you warm. (Naturally, the grey jacket is a great match, but it's good to have the option to go without.)

BOSS HUGO BOSS Dashina 3 Shirtdress. Nordstrom. $495.

BOSS HUGO BOSS Dashina 3 Shirtdress. Nordstrom. $495.

The chambray shirt dress. AKA: Hello functionality! Throw a sweater over top or a cardigan to make this go to piece a little cozier. Or unbutton the buttons and add a tank underneath to integrate color. The pockets mean this is easy for you to play outside with Jack- phone and keys in hand- without a bag. In the colorer months, boots are perfect and in the summer, try your summer shoes- sandals or the rubber option below. Off to the beach!

Eileen Fisher Classic Collar Chambray Shirtdress. Nordstrom. $218.

Eileen Fisher Classic Collar Chambray Shirtdress. Nordstrom. $218.

You can't live on the ocean without a functional pair of beach shoes. These are my favorites. Native Shoes is a Canadian company and all the shoes are modeled after classic American shoe styles. Check out the site for other options and colors. They also sell shoes for kids and men. They are incredibly durable, can be thrown in the washer repeatedly and look super cool. They are ideal for getting your feet wet while protecting them. Love this pair with the chambray dress above. 

Native Shoes Miller. Available in multiple colors. Native Shoes. $45-55.

Native Shoes Miller. Available in multiple colors. Native Shoes. $45-55.

And while we are on the subject of weather, I'm going to suggest a pricey coat. It's designer- Vince- which amps up the price. But, it's incredible, so I'm adding it to your list, anyway. Here's why- It's nearly impossible to find a warm winter coat this is flattering, hip and functional. This is that coat. Several of my clients are big fans of Vince for the fit, quality and design. I love the idea of this burgundy coat on you. The asymmetrical collar is awesome. See more by clicking through. Sure to be useful for the next several winters and even better- you feel confident and fashionable when traveling to colder climates. 

Vince Shawl Collar Puffer Coat. Available in black, shiraz. Nordstrom. $895.

Vince Shawl Collar Puffer Coat. Available in black, shiraz. Nordstrom. $895.

Here's another effortless top that conceals your tummy and makes you look and feel put together whether you are at home or out and about. Try it with the dark purple pants, the trousers or jeans. The length is flattering and the colors are easy to pair. Soft, comfortable and fashionable. Love. Also, totally appropriate with leggings and Hunter boots on a cold rainy day. Add the long cardigan above and a scarf to complete the look. 

Madeira Top. Available in ice/indigo, chalk/chalk. All Saints. $140.

Madeira Top. Available in ice/indigo, chalk/chalk. All Saints. $140.

It's important to have a pair of leggings that are both comfortable and flattering. This high waisted pair is great for your figure and is ideal for winter with shirt dresses. Throw your rain boots on when heading to pick up Jack from school and rest assured that you look great. 

Two by Vince Camuto Seamed Back Leggings. Available in black, dark heather grey, espresso. Nordstrom. $49.

Two by Vince Camuto Seamed Back Leggings. Available in black, dark heather grey, espresso. Nordstrom. $49.

Life with a child in Seattle is a whole lot easier once you have a pair of stylish rain boots. He'll start to ask if you are wearing your rain boots when he wears his- so make sure yours look great, too. Opt for Hunters, whether this collaboration with Rag and Bone or a simpler pair. They elevate a basic pair of leggings an a cardigan. And, they allow you to walk in the same puddles as your little one. 

Hunter for Rag & Bone Tall Boots. Available in Black/navy, black, dark red. Nordstrom. $295.

Hunter for Rag & Bone Tall Boots. Available in Black/navy, black, dark red. Nordstrom. $295.

The ideal dress for summer or vacations to warmer weather, the color gradation on this maxi is flattering for your frame. Wear it with your denim jacket and Campers or solo. If you'd rather be more covered up on top for everyday wear, simply layer a basic tee over top and wear it as a maxi skirt. 

Young, Fabulous and Broke Fortune Ombre Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $233.

Young, Fabulous and Broke Fortune Ombre Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $233.

Per your request, I've included some swimwear options. You asked for two pieces with a high rise bottom. Each of these tops is flattering for your figure and draws the eye up. The high waisted bottoms below can pair with any of these and I've opted for each because they also have an earthy quality, which is very you. Enjoy!

Nanette Lepore Black Mayan Riviera Tease Bandeau swim top. Best Swimwear. $46. 

Nanette Lepore Black Mayan Riviera Tease Bandeau swim top. Best Swimwear. $46. 

Sunsets Swimwear Tidal Wave 62T Banded Halter Top. Best Swimwear. $60. 

Sunsets Swimwear Tidal Wave 62T Banded Halter Top. Best Swimwear. $60. 

La Blanca Mosaic Twist Tankini Top. Nordstrom. $98.

La Blanca Mosaic Twist Tankini Top. Nordstrom. $98.

Magic Suit by Miraclesuit Nicole Cascade Print Underwire Tankini. Nordstrom. Was: $114 Now: $76.

Magic Suit by Miraclesuit Nicole Cascade Print Underwire Tankini. Nordstrom. Was: $114 Now: $76.

Magic Suit by Miraclesuit High Waist Bikini Bottoms. Available in black, purple. $68.

Magic Suit by Miraclesuit High Waist Bikini Bottoms. Available in black, purple. $68.

It's important that you have options for fundraisers and other evening events. I've included a few options to give you some variety. Each is flattering for your figure and communicates your personal style. First, this charcoal grey dress draws the eye up with beadwork at the top and the ruching on the side is especially flattering. The grey coat would be dressy enough to pair with this on a cold evening. 

Xscape Beaded Jersey Sheath Dress. Nordstrom. $198.

Xscape Beaded Jersey Sheath Dress. Nordstrom. $198.

Finally, a peplum! Tadashi Shoji creates beautiful and interesting pieces that are also flattering. This one rides the line for a less formal affair and is a helpful option when the dress code is unclear. You are sure to make an impact and feel comfortable in your choice. 

Tadashi Shoji Pintuck Pleat Peplum Dress. Nordstrom. $368.

Tadashi Shoji Pintuck Pleat Peplum Dress. Nordstrom. $368.

The ideal dress for your figure is the fit and flare. This one is classic and elegant. It can be worn repeatedly and is appropriate for evening weddings, semi formal fundraisers and the like. A pair of bold shoes is a welcome addition to this look. 

Tadashi Shoji Lace Trim Pintuck Jersey Fit and Flare Dress. Available in blue, purple, black. Nordstrom. $348.

Tadashi Shoji Lace Trim Pintuck Jersey Fit and Flare Dress. Available in blue, purple, black. Nordstrom. $348.

This cami slip helps to ensure that you look your best in every dress. 

Commando Two Faced Tech Control Slip. Available in nude, black. Nordstrom. $98.

Commando Two Faced Tech Control Slip. Available in nude, black. Nordstrom. $98.

It's true. You have a number of maxi dresses on this list. But, I can see you enjoying time at home or on vacation in this one, so I'm including it. Add a tank underneath if that makes you feel more comfortable. This jersey option is soft and pretty. Channeling your earthier side, it allows you to sit on the floor and play. Throw a sweater over top and your denim jacket and you are good to go for warmer weather. Try it with your Frye boots, the Danskos or the Campers. 

Gypsy 05 Tie Dye Open Back Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $198.

Gypsy 05 Tie Dye Open Back Maxi Dress. Nordstrom. $198.

Final request: a dressier raincoat. Two options are below. First, I normally don't search for designer coats, but this one would look incredible on you and stand the test of time. Functional, flattering and high quality. I love navy on you and the a-line cut is really flattering. Plus, there's a removable liner. 

Burberry Brit Bowpark Raincoat with Liner. Nordstrom. $795. 

Burberry Brit Bowpark Raincoat with Liner. Nordstrom. $795. 

Classic, timeless, flattering. 

Trina Turk Madelyn A Line Coat. Nordstrom. Was: $378 Now: $226. 

Trina Turk Madelyn A Line Coat. Nordstrom. Was: $378 Now: $226. 

I like the khaki for you. This one also has a removable liner:)

Pendleton A Line Raincoat with Zip Out Liner. Available in khaki, black. Nordstrom. $375.

Pendleton A Line Raincoat with Zip Out Liner. Available in khaki, black. Nordstrom. $375.

And there you have it, a whole new wardrobe.I hope you've enjoyed viewing this as much as I enjoyed making it for you. Let me know what you think and we can schedule a time for me to come over in the coming weeks to look at your purchases and discuss fit, etc. Excited!

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