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J. Crew Partners with Nordstrom

It was only a matter of time! Announced this morning, J. Crew will partner with Seattle based retailer, Nordstrom, to have their brand in select stores. J. Crew’s sister retailer, Madewell, has been selling within Nordstrom for quite some time already so this news should come as no surprise. In fact, the only surprise is that J. Crew didn’t do it before Madewell. Beginning September 12th, shoppers will be able to purchase J. Crew pieces in select stores as well as online at Nordstrom.com. Nordstrom plans to carry women’s apparel, men’s suiting and accessories with their petite line sold exclusively online.

“This was an easy decision,” said J.Crew CEO Mickey Drexler in a release. “Nordstrom is the perfect partner because we both share the same high standards of customer service and store experience. Additionally, we are known for exceptional design, quality and style, which we know will appeal to the Nordstrom customer.”

Nordstrom’s J.Crew edit will be available in the following stores to start:

  • Downtown Seattle (Seattle, Wash.)
  • Bellevue Square (Bellevue, Wash.)
  • Washington Square (Tigard, Ore.)
  • Michigan Avenue (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Oakbrook Center (Oak Brook, Ill.)
  • Somerset Collection (Troy, Mich.)
  • Scottsdale Fashion Square (Scottsdale, Ariz.)
  • NorthPark Center (Dallas, Texas)
  • Houston Galleria (Houston, Texas)
  • Barton Creek Square (Austin, Texas)
  • Domain Northside (Austin, Texas – opening September 30th)
  • Tysons Corner Center, (McLean, Va.)
  • The Plaza at King of Prussia (King of Prussia, Pa.)
  • South Coast Plaza (Costa Mesa, Calif.)
  • The Mall at Short Hills (Short Hills, N.J.)
  • The Mall at Green Hills (Nashville, Tenn.)

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Black x Black x Black

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Hat – Nordstrom / Dress – Aritzia / Boots – J. Crew

As some of you know, I’m very partial to all-black outfits. Why? Well, why not? It goes with anything and it looks good when it’s organized in a closet. My coworkers like to joke that when I come in wearing all black that they shouldn’t mess with me that day. But just look at us! We couldn’t hurt a fly. This dress (while black) is super girly and feminine almost to the point of sometimes feeling like it might be a little formal when wearing it to work. In an effort to toughen it up a bit, I added these almost knee-high heeled boots (my favorites for fall) and this hat. I’m still trying to figure out what kind of setting this outfit is best suited for and it’s a mystery. It is definitely channeling witchy vibes though.

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All Black + Shadow Puppets

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Blouse – Madewell / Pants – H&M / Cardigan – Aritzia / Hat – Nordstrom

Remember how we said in our last post that we were getting a little experimental with our outfits back in the winter? This is definitely one of them. I considered not even sharing these horrid outfits, but then I thought you know what – we all make fashion mistakes sometimes and it’s okay. Much of my closet these days is full of blacks, whites, and neutrals and on this day I was wanting to have an all black moment. Instead, I came off looking like a child star on Star Search with this get up. Also, why am I wearing all black when it’s a perfectly sunny day? It’s all just pretty bad. These pants also look similar to the ones I wear by Uniqlo, but these are actually a very old pair from H&M that aren’t as fitted. After this wear, we decided we had to get rid of these too :( Also, can you see the shadow puppets? My friends think they are pretty funny.

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Sometimes You Just Want To Be A Girly Girl

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Chambray Shirt – Madewell / Tulle Dress – H&M / Booties – Munro @Nordstrom

The next few outfits after this one are what I call my experimental period. You’ll start to notice soon that I was really testing the waters and pushing the boundaries on some of the outfit combinations I was putting together. Not all of them always worked, but at least we now have the photographic evidence on why they didn’t and we won’t try them again :)

On this particular day, I just really wanted to incorporate this tulle into my outfit. Every day, I saw it hung up on my closet and thought well, if I’m not going to wear it, I should get rid of it. I was determined to find a place for it though so I put on the dress (which I only wore once for Halloween for a princess costume) and put my chambray shirt over it tying it in the front. This was my most girliest outfit yet. It’s not that it was a terrible ensemble – it wasn’t – but it also didn’t feel like me. Because the top half of the dress is done up with sequins, I was itchy and uncomfortable all day. The tulle is also VERY sheer, but luckily for us – we avoided what could have been a massive wardrobe malfunction. All in all… lesson learned and now that we’ve made an outfit work with the dress, I think we can safely say that it is time to retire it.

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Side Action

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Hat – Nordstrom / T-shirt – Madewell / Cardigan – Oak + Fort / Skirt – Brandy Melville

I think this outfit will probably go down in history as being one of my favorites! What I love about this look is that it incorporates a lot of what fall reminds me of. Funny though cause this photo was actually taken during the winter time, but I love that there’s clearly a color scheme to this and a handful of different textures along with the color black at both the top and bottom of the outfit. I’m pretty proud of this one! Fall/winter in California is nothing complex – sometimes all you need is a light sweater and that’s why this outfit just works very easily. It’s not uncommon to have bare legs during this time of the year either. This look would definitely not work in Seattle during the winter time.

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Sass Game Strong

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Dress and hat – Aritzia / Sweater – borrowed / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

I’d be lying to you if I said every day I woke up in the morning 100% knowing what I was going to wear and was completely satisfied with it. 85% of the time I plan my outfits the night before, but I still have those days where I might spend 90 minutes trying on 5 different outfits before I leave the house. Even then, I’m still not okay with it. This was one of those days where I felt a little bit uninspired and decided to borrow my friend and coworker’s cardigan. Sandy is also my photographer most days! I really love the contrast in these two photos though because as many of you know, I wasn’t always super comfortable being in front of the camera – throwback to that space helmet that we loved so much in college and always had over my head. That’s why this photo below is still funny to be because clearly, I still am very bashful about this thing that we’re doing!

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Take A Walk With Us

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Blouse – Aritzia / Denim – Forever21 / Hat – Nordstrom

When I got up this morning, I knew I had wanted to channel Rumi Neely – my first and favorite fashion blogger ever. The thing that we loved about Rumi is that she never overdid it. In fact, living in LA, it felt like she was always wearing minimal clothing. These days, she’s definitely wearing less and that’s not the look that we’re going for exactly, but we still want to be minimalist. She keeps it simple with black and white pieces and while my own pieces have more fabric than hers, we still felt like we were close to mirroring her look! On this day, Sep and I took an extended walk around the neighborhood and I remember not being able to get enough of this cute little house in Mountain View and then getting tired from walking and taking a seat on some steps.

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What We Wore to Thanksgiving Dinner

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Sweater – Aritzia / Skirt – Brandy Melville / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

Thanksgiving at my company is kind of a big deal and I actually love it. Since I left Seattle, I’ve only celebrated Thanksgiving once back home. It was that very first year and after that I realized it didn’t make the most sense since I was always coming home the next month for Christmas too. There are a lot of my coworkers that don’t get to make it home for this holiday though and every year we get to celebrate it at work by dressing up our cafe, having an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared for us by our chefs and spending it with each other. This year, I managed to find myself at the mall the same week as the  dinner and you know… decided to buy a new outfit – that sweater and that skirt. I had been wanting a corduroy skirt for a while and this one from Brandy is one that I actually wear often these days. It goes with everything. I also thought this lavender sweater would dress it up a little bit more too, plus the color pairings just seemed perfect.

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And an outtake.

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When We Try to be Professional

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Top – Brandy Melville / Skirt – H&M / Booties – Munro – Nordstrom

I work at a start-up so fancy business professional attire isn’t required for me, however, that doesn’t mean that I can just slum it. I can’t even bring myself to wear a t-shirt and jeans most days – y’all know that’s just not me anyways. I also work with a lot of external people in my company as well so I try to maintain appearances. On this particular day, I felt like dressing up a little bit more. This is probably an outfit that I would have worn when working in finance and while I’ve gotten rid of most of those pieces, there are still a few that I have kept behind (just in case!) You never know when you’ll need them. This is one of my favorite outfits to wear to work because it’s length-appropriate, professional, and still makes me feel comfortable throughout a work day.

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Jewel Tones

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Dress – Aritzia / Tights – Free People / Booties – Munro (Nordstrom)

We’re sliding in a quick post before we get ready for our birthday party tonight! I’d never worn this outfit before and I was a little bit hesitant to pair my t-shirt dress with these tights. This dress is from Aritzia, of course, and perfect for every day wear. I bought these tights actually from Nordstrom Rack – quite the steal! And we wore these boots because it complimented everything pretty well. This sitting pose is kind of awkward and actually we haven’t done one since this time, but it’s still kind of funny to me. I don’t do the whole serious thing very well.

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Throwback to Fall

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Dress + Scarf – Aritzia / Booties – Dolce Vita

Bear with me as we catch up on outfit posts, y’all! This isn’t the first time you’ve seen these booties (and they won’t be the last!) – they made appearances all throughout fall – when it wasn’t raining of course. When I picked this outfit to wear to work, it had been a new one that I hadn’t tried out before so I wasn’t sure how all the colors were going to work together, but I knew this scarf would complement the booties and the booties would make the outfit more casual because of the black dress. Can I be the poster girl for Aritzia yet? I luv you. I haven’t given this scarf too much love lately because I’m still obsessed with the one from Oak + Fort, but I think they both are very different. The Oak + Fort scarf is great for days when it’s chilly af. However, this one is still warm and cozy, but just a little bit lighter and not a pain to lug around.

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Way Back – Hardly Strictly Blue Grass

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Black dress – Aritzia / Olive jacket – Aritzia / Knee-highs – Uniqlo / Boots – Fryes / Hat – Nordstrom

This photo goes wayyyyy back all the way to fall this past October! Mandi and I had one of our usual hangouts and she had suggested that we check out the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at Golden Gate Park. After two years of living in this area, I’d never checked it out, but a lot of people I had known had attended it every year. In comparison to most music festivals that I’ve been to, this one was probably, by far, the most chill. There were families around, no one was trying to push to the front, everyone was just on blankets. I also didn’t feel like any sense of urgency to do anything, which is great. I wasn’t sure what to wear to a bluegrass festival so I really just threw these things altogether, but the boots were both a good and bad choice. They were great because they were able to get really dusty, but bad because these aren’t exactly the easiest boots to walk in. I know you’ve all heard the story about how I snagged this find at a HUGE discount, but even still – for how much these boots cost normally, they should at least be walkable, am I right?

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How We Style Our Statement Necklace

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Happy Saturday everyone! We’re taking a break in our backlog of outfit posts this week to bring you one that we shot earlier this week! I finally had a chance to do my first collaboration of the year. Younic had reached out to me on my Instagram and offered to send me a necklace of my choosing so that I could style it. A couple months back, we actually shot an outfit post using Sepideh’s J. Crew statement necklace that I had borrowed for the moment, but I had never had my own. Once it arrived, I started thinking about all the ways I wanted to wear it – did I want to  dress it up or down, wear it with a button up – a pullover sweater – or a t-shirt? There were a lot of possibilities, but ultimately, I wanted to dress it up in a casual way in which I could still wear the outfit to work on a day-to-day basis. Thank you so much Younic for the opportunity!

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Necklace – Younic / Top – Aritzia /Skirt – H&M / Boots – Munro – Nordstrom

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Modern Cowgirl

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Hat – Nordstrom / Sweater – Brandy Melville / Shorts – Forever21? / Shoes – Mom’s

After getting back from my trip to LA in September, I continued to channel a little bit of Gelesia in my outfits for the next couple of weeks. I was also still very obsessed with this hat and felt like such a little modern cowgirl wearing it with these shorts. I love this outfit a lot because not only am I wearing Gelesia’s suede choker, but I also got to bring in something new with the old which are the black short booties that I adopted from my mom all the way back in high school!

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Valentine’s Day Wants

There’s one guy friend every year that comes to me – sweat forming on his forehead and completely overwhelmed with the pressures of having to buy his girl a Valentine’s Day present. You would think that by your 20’s you would’ve nailed this already. Wrong. It’s okay though, I don’t mind helping out my boys because of course, we know this holiday like the back of our hand. As a girl myself and a girl that loves gifts, when I put myself into this situation as the receiver, it seems fairly easy. However, I recognize that some girls just aren’t like me and might be expecting more so the only way to really write this gift guide is just to share all the things that I would want! Don’t worry – I’ll include some variety so hopefully one of these things will land you in good graces.

Pink Himalayan Bath Salts by Mullein & Sparrow – $28

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