Happy Winter, friends. With five days until Christmas in mind, I decided to write about my 5 favorite fashion discoveries in 2023.
Of course, these are personal to me, but there is great value for you to also think back over this past year.
I understand that I have a library of photos to help me remember my fashion discoveries.
This makes an amazing tool, so for the coming year, I would like to encourage you to snap photos of what you wear in the mirror before going out and start your own file.
We can learn so much from those photos…and I will talk more about me later.
But, for today, I realized that 2023 was a year of fashion discoveries.
Some of these happened as results of mass shopping as Mother-of-the-Groom and for our cruise.
I hope you will enjoy my five favorite fashion discoveries in 2023.
5 FAVORITE FASHION DISCOVERIES IN 2023: #1 ITALIAN WASHABLE SILK
The opening dress and this top are just a couple of the several pieces I now own made in Italian washable silk.
It was by far my favorite fashion discovery last year and began at a local San Antonio boutique, Elizabeth’s Boutique.
Italian washable silk clicks many boxes for me.
It is flattering to wear and keeps me communicating all of my style adjectives (creative, polished, approachable, joyful and current) in a very warm climate.
It does not wrinkle and looks quite elegant even when the air is over 100 degrees outside.
I now own nine pieces and wear them often…all year long.
This has been a fabulous fashion discovery for me.
Also, through the wedding experience and through the NAS, I discovered the value of working with an on staff Nordstrom Stylist…plus it is fun.
5 FAVORITE FASHION DISCOVERIES IN 2023: #2 EILEEN FISHER’S NEW COLOR
I love a fashion discovery that helps me with my autumn color palette.
So, when Nordstrom introduced me to Eileen Fisher’s color called Woodland…such a wonderful green.
I shared it with you in this post about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.
2023 was more confirmation that I look my confident best wearing my best colors in the autumn palette.
When I stay true to those colors, I believe it helps me glow and look a little younger.
This fashion discovery became a new favorite color last year.
On the Eileen Fisher webpage, there are a few items offered in Woodland….EF WOODLAND PIECES.
5 FAVORITE FASHION DISCOVERIES IN 2023: #3 BANANA REPUBLIC FACTORY
I think while shopping for the wedding and desiring a few more polished items at affordable cost, I was led to discover Banana Republic Factory.
This fashion discovery did give me a few polished pieces that could be purchased at very low prices…depending on the sale.
This linen maxi served me well for a couple of special events and I believe I paid $45 for it at the time of a summer sale.
I appreciated in 2023, this new fashion discovery for me featured many warm color options. The quality is also very good.
Returns were easy…I just took them to the Banana Republic store at the mall to return…though they will tell you they prefer you mail it back.
5 FAVORITE FASHION DISCOVERIES IN 2023: #4 CLARA SUN WOO
Though I was already familiar with Clara Sun Woo when I began to work for them, they joined my fashion discoveries when I saw how well their clothing works for a warmer climate.
These were also pieces which traveled with me…no wrinkles, great comfort, rolled up small…and fit my style messaging.
How perfect they are for travel was definitely a big discovery.
In this picture, the two foundation pieces are Clara Sun Woo.
I will have new looks for you soon.
5 FAVORITE FASHION DISCOVERIES IN 2023: #5 SHORTER LENGTHS
Finally in 2023, my fashion discoveries included confidence returning to wear shorter lengths on top.
It has been awhile that I have had that confidence and hopefully it will return and stay strong next year.
In the past, I would have selected a larger version of this kimono, but with new confidence discovered I purchased the shorter one.
I do fear that I have a challenge on the horizon with my pants…I have been sitting with little activity for over 6 weeks…I am so fearful of a spread!
We will see and the moment I am cleared to workout…I am there!
My fashion discoveries in 2023 took me to new boutiques and new shopping experiences locally.
I loved the customer service and the new fashions discovered at these boutiques.
I know I have done five, but I must add…the EASY SPIRIT BALLET FLATS…once I discovered them, I purchased two colors…the gold is pictured above. Very comfy ballet flats and right now with this link they are $27!!!
It is also a beautiful gold…now some of you may have just made a fashion discovery! You cannot beat that price.
Those are my top five fashion discoveries for 2023. What fashion discoveries did you make this year? Would love to know….please share and throughout your day….
By Pamela Lutrell
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