As you all know, I work at Nordstrom, and I often try on (and purchase!) a lot of the new inventory that comes in. Initially I did it only because it was fun. But I learned that trying on the clothing actually helped me sell it better. I am able to tell clients how things fit and even show them a picture of myself in the dress, too, pants, etc., especially when they are hesitant to even try on ‘because it doesn’t look good on the hanger’. Of course it doesn’t look good on the hanger! What does?! I try to get my clients to try on as many things as possible, because oftentimes, they end up falling in love with and purchasing a dress (or whatever it is), even though they thought it looked terrible on the hanger! My advice is to always try on as much as possible! You never know what you might fall in love with and end up rocking to your next event!
In my Instagram post, I jokingly called this outfit “geek chic”. I’m wearing a Camo top that I wore to work, along with a pair of Seven for All Mankind Jeans with a cool silver shimmery stripe down each side, and my “geek chic” oversized glasses! Loving this!
This next dress is one of my favorite dresses! It’s a deep teal color, very fitted, and I can see it being worn to the office and then straight out to Happy Hour! This dress is by Vince Camuto. The fit is perfect, and if it were on sale, I would have purchased it already. It’s such a versatile dress and can be worn to a number of occasions – weddings, work, happy hour after work, brunch, baby/wedding showers.. you name it, this is THE dress!
Up next is a gorgeous rust colored, polka dot design silk wrap dress by Diane Von Furstenberg. This picture does not do this dress justice at all. It is exquisite! It was originally priced at about $468, but it recently went on sale for just over $200! I was too late though….. it sold out faster than I could push that ‘purchase’ button! So bummed! Whoever was able to get this dress…. Congratulations! You will be enjoying it for a long time! If you did get this dress, please leave me a comment and let me know what you think!
The dress below is a long, thick velvet gray one-shoulder gown by Eliza J. This is another stunner. Perfect for a Winter Gala or Winter Wedding. I recently sold one to a Mother of the Bride for a December wedding, and she looked so beautiful, it was then that I decided to try the dress on. It is slightly big on me, but we didn’t have the next size down, but you get the idea… I felt so classy and wished I had somewhere to wear this beauty!
The picture below is such a classic style. I paired black pants with side slits (I’m obsessed with this new trend) by A.L.C. with this simple white tank and a gray and black blazer by Treasure and Bond. Then added a layer of pearls, and just like that, a classy, timeless work outfit. This is actually my own and not one I tried on in the store. A.L.C. also has the same style of pants available in a ‘Fluro Pink’ color, which is basically a bright pink color (see below), but not so bright that’s its neon! I’ve seen them in person and I have them in my cart as ‘Saved for Later’… they are very cool!
Sam Edelman yellow velvet pumps! So great for Fall and I can’t wait to wear these beauties. The color is just the right amount of ‘yellow’ to make it beautiful, but not so bright and obnoxious to be turned off by them. You have done it again, my good friend Sam Edelman!
Thanks for reading, as always! I hope you enjoyed this and I would love to get some comments and feedback. Plus, I’d really like to get to know some of you… you never know what friendships can develop like this. Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!
xoxo – Fashion & Style by J Rose 🌹