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What I love this week: winter wardrobe lifters

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Winter accessories to elevate your outfits now, and wear into spring…

Metallics are shaping up to be one of the major style trends in 2023, but I think they’re a perennial, and a great way to zhuzh up an outfit without going overboard. (To that end, I suggest one metallic item per outfit, not including jewelry.)

Where weather allows, you may be considering a fresh pair of sneakers. If you want something with a little more oomph than plain white (but still classic), consider metallic. Metallics are a versatile and easy-to-style option. These are well-rated for comfort, and also available in Silver.

More metallic sneakers:


But if you need something more weather resistant, these patent leather Chelsea boots are waterproof, and well-reviewed. Also in Ivory and Rose patent leather. (Patent leather continues to make a strong showing.)

I know a lot of you are fans of MZ Wallace bags, so when I spotted this one from across the store, I knew I’d have to share. It’s very good-looking (not in-your-face blingy), roomy but lightweight, and has a canvas crossbody strap so could be a good travel bag. This style is also available in a gorgeous Anthracite/Silver for you cool-toned folks.

More metallic bags:


How to choose the best bag for travel

Colorful accents

Summers, take heart: I’m seeing a LOT of lilac shades in the pre-Spring and Spring collections! In the meantime, here’s a cashmere-silk blend scarf for you, designed in collaboration with Black and Red Leopard. And it’s on sale! These scarves are soft and lightweight and great for travel too.

And you can save an additional 10% on sale items with code SUSAN10

Here are a few of the sale scarves:


There’s lots more included in the sale, including scarves, hats, gloves, and accessories for men and women. Be sure to use code SUSAN10 for an additional 10% off the sale prices. Shipping is free on orders over $175.

Aaaand, my favorite Vitamin C serum is marked down at Nordstrom! (Perfect timing; I had just run out.)

A roundup of wool-free sweaters & cardigans

Best of the sales

NordstromWomen’s Sale & Clearance (includes Beauty items too)

Amour Vertsave 20% off $200, 30% off $300+ (sustainable, French-inspired styles)

J.Jill30% off full-priced denim jeans

Madewell extra 40% off sale with code REFRESH

Talbot’s Sale on Sale, up to 70% off

Lands’ End – up to 60% off order with code CLOUDS

J.Crewextra 60% off sale, 25% off (almost) everything else, code EPIC

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