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J.Crew Side Tie Tee + Tory Burch Ballet Flat and Crossbody Bag

Good morning! Today I’m sharing two designer brands from Nordstrom. My side tie tee is a J. Crew tee and I love the bow detail.

Nordstrom has a great selection of J. Crew clothes, handbags and jewelry. I recently shared this J. Crew blouse during my 27 Days of Spring Fashion.

Such a feminine tee!

These Tory Burch ballet flats are a classic. I’ve wanted to purchase them for quite a while because they are pretty but they are also practical and will last for years. They have a rounded toe with a slip-resistant rubber sole.

I’m flying to Dallas, Texas next week for a conference and these will be perfect for my flight.


Tory Burch has gorgeous handbags! This is the Jaimie convertible leather clutch/crossbody. The bag is pebbled-leather bag and has magnetic snap-flap closure.


My sunglasses are also by Tory Burch and these are similar.


SHOP THE POST: Side Tie Tee (I’m wearing a small)//Skinny jeans//Leather Flats//Leather Clutch//Watch//Bracelet//Bracelet//Earrings//Sunglasses (similar here)

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As always, Nordstrom makes it easy to order with free shipping and free return shipping.

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34 Comments

  1. I agree with Jodie! I thought the bow was a belt too! I definitely couldn’t pull off this look since my midlife-middle is not something I want to highlight but you look great with it! It breaks up the dark blue of the top and jeans. Love the purse!

  2. Loft is my favorite place to shop. I know how their clothes fit me so it’s easy to order online. I also like TJ Maxx but I really need to go into the store and try on tons of things to find the few that look good on me. I’m not opposed to doing that, it just takes time on my part. All that to say, that when I find a designer brand that I like it’s my ‘go-to” for ease. Plus Loft has awesome sales – I never shop without a discount from there. I also really love Von Maur. I don’t know if that’s a national chain or not. But you can find reasonably priced quality clothes. I mainly shop their sale racks and always find great things!

  3. I work 5 minutes from Nordstrom in Dallas and so the shoe guy is my “friend.” He said this flat is their most returned item so I hope you do a follow-up on how you feel about the shoe. I don’t mind paying for comfort and classics but I’ve been afraid to make the switch from my Sam Edelman nude flats based on his comment.

  4. Hi Cyndi, Are the TB flats comfortable? I am looking for flats and saw Tieks but do not care for the signature blue on the soles.

    1. I bought a pair of Tieks and cannot wear them because my feet hurt so. My advice is to size up no matter what their chart says. I cannot vouch for Tory Butch but I can for Sam Edelman Felicia. They are fabulous!

  5. If you look at the website the tee also comes in white and yellow. the ribbon bow matches the tee in those colors and looks adorable too! The contrast in the navy is a little too much for me. Love the outfits and yes Rachel who doesn’t love Tory Burch!

  6. Amen, Cyndi! 🙏
    I absolutely fell in love with that shirt! I love bows. I also love TB pieces.
    I have always wanted to try the flats, but I don’t know if they are comfortable on the back with the elastic thing. (I have had some from other brands and made me hurt). What about the top of the foot? Are they okay for wide feet? I have small wide feet! 😂

  7. Lisa I do have those flats for a few years now and I wear them often. Yes there is break in period with them but they are worth discomfort for a few wears. The leather is soft you just have to get used to the elastic in the back.

  8. We same the same thing about our Texas weather, so be prepared for anything in Dallas next week. So, I was like you and wanted those flats forever, I finally found some on sale at Nordstrom Rack and they were black with the silver logo and I thought they would go with everything. Unfortunately, they hurt my feet 🙁 I was so disappointed and would keep wearing them, hoping they would feel better, but it never happened. I had to force myself to give them to my stepdaughter who is a teacher and would not be able to afford them and has the same shoe size, just to get them out of my closet. I was crushed but hope you find them comfortable? They are a great color for all year long, so definitely a good investment. Love the Tee and thank you for always sharing a good variety of price points for all of us XOXO

  9. Tory Burch items are an investment – but they are classic and will last, as they should for the price. 🙂 I don’t have any of her items, but I have eyed them for years. She also has some lovely perfume that I usually try to smell as I walk thru Dillard’s. I don’t mind paying more for things that I can get several years wear, or longer, wear out of. The cost per wear has to justify the cost IMO. Trendy items I will not spend a lot of money on since they are usually a one-season or year wear. Thanks for sharing all ranges with us! I know I appreciate it.

  10. I just wanted to comment on how fit you are looking. Your efforts are showing! Have a wonderful day and Easter! He is Risen!!!

  11. I live in South Dakota, and here we say,” If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes; it will change.” It’s too too true! In fact, a month ago we had rain, hail, and snow within five minutes. Our state motto is “Land of Infinite Variety” – guess you could say we live up to that:)

    I am just getting to the online shopping game for clothes. I am tall – 5′ 10″, and my issue is that some regular sizes work perfectly while others don’t, and tall sizes are often too long in the rise. I really appreciate when you state what size you are wearing and indicate if it is true to size in that particular brand. I have started to order from Nordstroms – based on information from Jolynne and you – and have been pleased with their products and return policy.

    I also look forward to your Grace message each day. Keep up the good work – and best of luck on the new path you and your husband are walking.

  12. I love the TB minnie – I have the gold and gunmetal. I have just about worn the gunmetal out! You will have to take them off going thru security at the airport cuz the emblem is metal!

  13. Aww, so bummed the medium tee is already sold out. The outfit is darling and I agree, a few designer pieces that are classic are nice to have in your wardrobe.

  14. I LOVE the t-shirt. I love feminine and with the bow, its just that. But, I went online and it only shows a yellow one. Not as cute. I love Navy. Hope they restock. Thanks Cyndi….you always look great.

  15. FYI I just went on the J. Crew website…not Nordstrom and they have the navy color t-shirt left in many sizes. Thinking about it. 🙂 Cyndi do you find it runs true to size? The reviews say its shorter than it looks on models and boxy. Doesn’t look like that on you.

  16. Nordstrom is sold out of my size but I just ordered the navy from the JCrew website. It’s 30% off with Promocode MUSTHAVES.

  17. OK, I believe this is one of the cutest casual outfits I’ve seen on you! I am among the group and cannot wear Tory Burch flats, however I did have some Tory Burch boots and they fit just fine. I think it has to do with the fact that the flats are SO flat and I have a high arch. They look great though

  18. Cyndi , Love this outfit, this top looks so much better on you than the model on the website. So glad I get to see the clothes on you first .
    Thanks !!!!
    Diana

  19. I absolutely adore that shirt. This is definitely one of my most favorite casual outfits that you have modeled.

  20. I thought the bow was a belt too! I could not wear the tee because all the emphasis in on your mid section!! Uggg….
    You look cute though!!