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August 2020: Reader’s Top Five Faves

August 2020: Reader’s Top Five Faves

Our Reader Favorites Series rounds up the Top Five Favorites from the month. Think of this round-up as recommendations from our community of like-minded women. If they love it, you probably will too! 

It’s always fun to see what ends up being popular each month. The Nordstrom Sale heavily drives August’s faves, and the pieces below reflect some kind of return to “real” clothing (yay!!!). For the first time in months there is not a jogger or sneaker on the list!

The line up below is ideal for not only transition weather but going back to work in some capacity. 

Let’s take a look: 

August Top Five Faves

August Readers' Favs

This line up make me extra happy.  These five pieces are almost a capsule in and of themselves and any one piece will upgrade your current closet.  Many of you have these already so let us know what you love in the comments below. 

Side Slit Cardigan

Halogen Side Slit Cardigan in Cobblestone

Cardigan, $41

This cardigan is perfect for transitioning from summer to early fall. It’s available in all sizes, petite, and missy up to a size 18 and is currently 40% off its original price. Pick it up in cobblestone (above), black, or pale pink. Pair it with any summer sleeveless top to bring the look into the new season, or throw it over a cotton tee and joggers while working from home.

Peplum Top

J.Crew Peplum Top

Peplum Top, $64

I absolutely LOVE this top. Last month, I featured it in a Buy Now, Wear Now and Later Post and it quickly became the best selling piece of the entire month. I was lucky enough to see it on a few readers who shared pictures with me and it’s adorable! 

Right now, it’s on final sale at J. Crew with the promo BYESUMMER it’s marked down to ONLY $25!! Sizes run up to a 14. 

Sheath Dress

Tahari Sheath Dress

Sheath Dress, $128 

This simple sheath is everything we look for in a classic go-to-work dress. It has figure flattering ruching at the waist, a short sleeve, and just the right amount of stretch. When I traveled for work (remember that?) this is what I would throw in my suitcase with a neutral-to-me heel. It made packing and getting dressed for early mornings so easy. Sizes are limited, available in navy and pink. 

The “Perfect” Black Pant

Spanx Perfect Black Pant

Black Pants, $128 

Like a legging, but a little better, these Spanx pants have been getting rave reviews from readers who picked them up during the Nordstrom sale. You can wear them with anything from a cozy sweater to a casual structured blazer (below). Available in missy and plus at Nordstrom. Petite? They offer a similar style in petite sizes at Macy’s.

Cotton Blazer

Gibson Cotton Blend Blazer in Red

Blazer, $98 

Finally, this cotton blend blazer comes in six colors, including the gorgeous red option above. This is what you wear when you want something more elevated than a cardigan but still casual-ish. I like it with jeans, or ponte pants for a polished and relaxed look. Sizes are limited in some colors but available in missy and plus. 

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Monday 14th of September 2020

I ordered the peplum top and just got it today. It was better than I even expected and is my new favorite!!! The quality and fabric is wonderful. Thanks for the recommendation!!

Heather Jacobs

Sunday 6th of September 2020

I’ve purchased the peplum top (can’t beat that final sale price!) and look forward to trying it. I am a big fan of the white skinny jean so I’m planing to pair it with that. I’m 5’10 with an inverted triangle shape so I really appreciate the tips on what works best for each body type. Thanks!

Karen flores

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

I was hesitant about buying another dress, but it’s fantastic I’ve had a few more in person client visits at my office ( with a plexiglass shield) and love it and the peplum top my favorite, wore it out to dinner with white jeans and it looks and feels luxurious. It’s still to hot for the cardigan but I’m prepared with the pants.

Megan Kristel

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Yay!!! I'm so happy to hear this!


Wednesday 2nd of September 2020

Is the red blazer a muted red, or a bright/cool red? I have looked at this a couple of times and love the color it appears on your site, but on Nordstrom's page it looks like too much for my coloring. Just wondering if anyone has this in real life and can let us know which picture is more accurate? Thanks!

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