Nora Gardner: Your go-to work essentials for fall

Nora Gardner, is a young, smart and talented designer who I have had the privilege of working with for nearly three years now. Over time, I have seen her collection grow and evolve, and it just keeps getting better. What I love about her line is its simplicity and versatility - two things we all crave in our wardrobe. Although my clientele is incredibly diverse, one of the biggest requests I get from women is for transitional workwear -- that perfect dress or outfit that can take them from desk to dinner or work to weekend. Now a days women typically no longer want (or need) to have two separate wardrobes. It's my job to show them how to focus on finding the right pieces that will suit them for both work and play. Nora Gardner's pieces are classic, beautifully designed, and made in NYC. #winning! Below is a peek of one of my favorite new styles (the Lizette dress in merlot) from her newly debuted fall collection. Check out her website and enter promo code, 'shopwithval16' to receive 10% off your purchase! If you're located in the NYC area, go visit her in person at her midtown location at the Bene Realto Market, 13 West 38 Street between 5 and 6 Avenues. Just mention 'Shop With Val' to receive your discount. Enjoy!