My Review: It might sound cliché at this point, but cutouts are still one of my favorite trends, especially when they’re on a dress. There’s nothing I desire more than to frolic about in a cute spring dress with some cutouts, so of course, trying on this Nordstrom dress was nonnegotiable. I know people hype up something as being the “perfect little black dress,” but when it comes to this Open Edit dress, that assertion is 100% founded in truth. First off, the fabric is lightweight, making it ideal for spring. The fit is immaculate; I got a medium, and I’ve never put on a dress and had it fit like a glove the way this one did. I love the midi length, and it didn’t suffocate my chest at all (which is a damn near miracle considering I’m a DD). But the best part of all is, of course, the sleek little side cutouts. I could not stop staring at them; they show the perfect amount of skin on the sly. You could easily throw a blazer over this dress and wear it to work then shed the coat for date night and suddenly be steaming up the place. It is the perfect black dress. There’s no doubt in my mind about it.
Speaking of layering, I also wanted to test-drive a blazer from Nordstrom’s owned labels, so I landed on this cute Treasure & Bond Mixed Plaid Blazer. I love the idea of plaid for spring. It’s very prep meets grunge, and the beautiful pop of blue on this blazer is perfect. I ordered it in a medium, and the fit was true to size. I wasn’t totally obsessed with the piece (only because I love a more fitted blazer). However, the more oversize silhouette is still trending, making this the ideal statement blazer for anyone who wants to invest in it. Plus, it’s a super-lightweight fabric, so it’s the ideal transitional blazer.