NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE ENTERS FINAL DAYS: 5 ELEGANT DRESSES

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Chelsea28 Flutter Sleeve Stretch Sleeve Dress $92.90 (was $139)
Chelsea28 Flutter Sleeve Stretch Sleeve Dress $92.90 (was $139)

If you still haven’t checked out the Nordstrom 2016 Anniversary Sale, than you are in luck! With only three days left, there is still a chance to save on some major deals. From clothes to bags to shoes to beauty exclusives and more, there is something for everybody. Why not look for a new dress to start off the fall season? We rounded up five elegant frocks from the sale featured below. And don’t forget to head over toNordstrom.com for even more.


Diane von Furstenberg Arabella Pinstripe Silk Dress $238.90 (was $398)
Diane von Furstenberg Arabella Pinstripe Silk Dress $238.90 (was $398)
Rebecca Taylor Alice Floral Print Silk Dress $232.90 (was $350)
Rebecca Taylor Alice Floral Print Silk Dress $232.90 (was $350)
Theory Betty B Token Sheath Dress $196.90 (was $295)
Theory Betty B Token Sheath Dress $196.90 (was $295)
Topshop Openwork Inset Bandage Skater Dress $62.90 (was $95)
Topshop Openwork Inset Bandage Skater Dress $62.90 (was $95)

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THE HOUSE OF HOLLAND MODEL TEES THAT ALYSSA AND TYLER WILL WEAR WITH PRIDE

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House of Holland 10th anniversary "Bella" shirt, $95, available at House of Holland.
House of Holland 10th anniversary "Bella" shirt, $95

It's honestly hard for me to believe that it's been 10 whole years since Henry Holland debuted his slightly NSFW fall 2007 collection, consisting mainly of T-shirts proclaiming his love for his favorite models and "It" Brit friends. A few examples? "Flick Yer Bean For Agyness Deyn;" "Give Us a Blow Daisy Lowe;" and the still classic, "Wham Bam Thank You Stam." (I suggest you take a look back at the runway images, too, which feature a baby Behati Prinsloo and one of my all-time favorites, Iekeliene Stange.) Now, the designer is back with an anniversary collection of tees fit for the Instagirl generation, with versions paying homage to such ladies as Karlie Kloss, Kendall Jenner and — my personal favorite — Miss Bella Hadid. Now not only can I have photos of her plastered all over the wall beside my desk, I can literally wear my affection for her on my chest. Heart you, Bells! —Alyssa Vingan Klein

House of Holland 10th anniversary "Bella" shirt, $95

House of Holland 10th anniversary "Cara" shirt, $95, available at House of Holland.
House of Holland 10th anniversary "Cara" shirt, $95

I was in college when this trend hit, and oh boy, did it hit hard — I think I had some pseudo-emo band tee with a similar font and color scheme. This tee appeals to both my millennial love of nostalgia and my unfailing love for all things Cara Delevingne. I mean, can you think of anyone who would be more fun to get obscene with (in a party way, duh) than her? —Tyler McCall

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3 Fall Looks for Fun September Holidays

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Today, we continue our series of outfits inspired by fun, lesser-known holidays. If you, like me, enjoy delighting friends and coworkers with fun little nuggets of information, like what the tiny desert frog's war cry sounds like, then you'll appreciate this series of posts inspired by obscure days celebrated in each month.

Read on to find out how you can celebrate obscure holidays in September with chic and affordable fashion.

Sept 2: National College Color Day -

Products: Bomber Jacket | Shirt | Jeans | Sneakers | Cap

Sport your school colors at homecoming in style! Wear a college tee with some distressed jeans, and add a bomber jacket for a pop of color and school spirit. Lace up some white canvas sneakers and put on a baseball cap for a laid-back, athletic vibe. Now buy some chili cheese hot dogs and popcorn (the best part of sporting events) at the first football game of the season, and cheer for the home team!

Sept 25: National Felt Hat Day -

Products: Hat | Dress | Purse | Shoes

Felt hats were popular in the late 1800s to 1900s, playing a role in differentiating geographic regions and social classes. While the top hat was mostly worn in the city, felt hats were worn in western states and also in the rural areas. Even businessmen changed their fancy silk top hats to the lovable felt hat when visiting the countryside (kinda like how we crave wearing those floppy straw hats much more when we’re on vacation). 

In England, bowler and derby hats started blurring these hat-defined social statuses when workers said, “I do what I want,” and started wearing their bowler hats both at work and in their off-time. Felt hats became the all-day-errday hat, and top hats were reserved for fancy occasions. The most confident and fashionable men even refused to take off their hats during the day even when they removed their coats and bowties – talk about a commitment to your aesthetic!

This look is perfect for taking strolls in the countryside like they did in the past, or for simply going for a walk downtown. Celebrate the rich history of felt hats by wearing this fawn colored hat lined with a black brim and a small black bow, and pair it with this long-sleeve floral dress for breezier days. Accessorize with a blush crossbody purse and matching suede mules to bring out the pink in the flowers of the dress, and take time to smell the flowers along your stroll!

Sept 26: National Pancake Day -

Products: Jacket | Graphic t-shirt | Skirt | Shoes

Pancakes have been a favorite for a long time, and I mean a long time. Remains of Otzi the Iceman from 5,300 years ago were found with the early pancake, circular flattened wheat cooked over a fire, and the Greeks and Romans liked to eat their pancakes with honey. In Queen Elizabeth I’s reign, people added a twist of flavor with “spices, rosewater, sherry, and apples.” Yum! Pancakes were a popular meal before Lent because the recipe would use up eggs, milk, and butter, which is super efficient for clearing your perishable pantry items before your fast. Another fun fact: have you heard the phrase “flatter than a pancake”? Well some comical geographers compared the flat profile of a pancake to the topography of Kansas, and their calculations showed that Kansas was actually flatter than our favorite brunch food. Now that’s flat-out crazy.

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AS A BACK-TO-SCHOOL TREAT, GET $ OFF YOUR TICKET TO OUR NEW YORK CONFERENCE

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"Gossip Girl" still: The CW
"Gossip Girl" still: The CW

Though it's been many years since we've literally gone "back to school," we'll never forget the mix of excitement and anxiety that comes with it, and that it never hurts to have something in between now and the holidays to look forward to, like, say, Fashionista's awesome "How to Make It in Fashion" Conference on Nov. 4?

We have an amazing group of speakers lined up: Recently-named Oscar de la Renta creative directors and Monse designers Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim will take part in our How to Get Your Fashion Label Off the Ground panel alongside Rachel Roy and La Ligne's Molly Howard; WSJ's Jacob Gallagher and designer Todd Snyder will be among the panelists discussing Why Menswear Is Having a Moment; and Danielle Bernstein will discuss the wild west of influencer marketing with higher-ups at Kate Space, Next and Digital Brand Architects. And then there are our keynote speakers: Patricia FieldLinda RodinChristian Siriano and Cathy Horyn, all of whom will be interviewed by Fashionista editors. Amazing, right??? (Our full lineup is here.)

Because we like you and we're proud of you for staying in school, we're offering a back-to-school discount of $ off tickets to the day-long event. That gets you access to every panel and speaker discussion, along with the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one mentoring sessions with someone who's made it in your chosen field. Our goal is that you will leave the conference inspired, and with useful information that will help you to land that internship, job or promotion – and that you’ll make some great connections. Plus a fabulous gift bag! Just enter the code BACK2SCHOOLat checkout. (Yes, you can still use it if you're no longer in school.) And hurry:This offer is only good through the month of September and our mentoring sessions are limited.

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Rebecca Minkoff Spring/Summer 2017 Collection – NYFW

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A happy customer is a loyal customer, and Rebecca Minkoff doesn’t like to disappoint her devoted aficionados. For this reason, for the newest Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, the Californian designer carefully listened to what her customers had to say and wanted for the upcoming warmer months, focusing thus on bohemian vibes and Instagram-approved statement pieces.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

Led by Rebecca’s business-savvy brother Uri, the Minkoff’s company is now an empire, with the accessory line being particularly prone to treating us to timeless staples that quickly become must-haves. Rebecca Minkoff’s secret is the ability of exactly knowing what’s going on in the fashion industry, as she makes sure her customers precisely get what they are looking for.

For this Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 collection, both Uri and Rebecca took a step forward into trying to understand their audience, utilizing data analytics and brand new flagship stores as ways to get feedbacks from their customers.

“The goal here was to talk to our consumer, give her what she wants. We listened and gave it to her,” the designer told WWD. “Two key factors in this listening process were the opening of our flagship store[s] and with the web site, our data and analytics are so much stronger.”

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

As a result, fashion-hungry Minkoff’s ideal customer got provided with a simple, yet ethereally refined array of California-inspired staples, the patterns, designs and boho-chic lines of which make us count the days until the next spring/summer season. Apparently, what Rebecca and Uri perceived from such feedbacks was that Rebecca Minkoff’s ideal customer urges the label to travel back to its origins, both chronically and geographically.

The Rebecca Minkoff spring 2017 collection celebrates everything that is California-inspired, from hippy movements to Coachella-ready staples, which, in return, urged Rebecca to go “down memory lane and back to my roots in California — the beach, the surf, boogie boarding every weekend, that lifestyle. I think there is so much happening right now in California, especially from a cultural point of view.”

The collection perfectly encapsulates California’s free-spirited souls, transposing its motifs to off-the-shoulder mini dresses, bon-ton frocks with lace embroideries, floral patterns and, of course, mini jumpsuits.

The Rebecca Minkoff spring/summer 2017 line-up manages to represent California’s fanciest side throughout a few well-balanced proposals too, namely a cropped bolero jacket with stripes and pairs of bright, curve-hugging trousers meant to be matched with everything from elegant shirts to relaxed t-shirts. As for the latter, Minkoff took the chance to ride the ‘ironic t-shirt wave’ by designing relaxed graphic tees with ‘Malibu’, ‘Darlin’ and ‘California’ written in bold letters. Designing graphic t-shirts is a nice move indeed, and we bet they will invade our Instagram feeds as soon as spring begins.

As for the accessory line, this time around Minkoff’s winning horse is the shoe line, with suede block-heel wrap sandals dominating the collection.

Rebecca Minkoff Spring/ Summer 2017 Collection - NYFW

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Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection: First Look

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Olivia Palermo’s Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection for Nordstrom is finally here, and a single look at it will cheerfully overwhelm you with cool, Seventies-inspired vibes! As we browse through the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 line-up, we can’t help but get instantly smitten by Olivia’s unique style mixture of nostalgic boho-chic vibes and more contemporary lines, the refined cuts of which greatly live up to the sophisticated Chelsea28 name.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection


When Olivia Palermo announced her fall 2016 four-part collaboration with Nordstrom’s label Chelsea28 earlier this year, those who love the It-girl’s edgy style began counting the days until autumn, as they knew the pieces were going to be too cool to handle. Unsurprisingly, the garments are cool and covetable indeed.

When combining different patterns together, Palermo particularly focused on rich colors, as she specifically wanted to embody all the things that come along with the fall season, namely new projects, new stages in life, and new perspectives and anticipations.

When asked by Harper’s Baazar about the inspiration behind the collection, Palermo explained she and those at Chelsea28 Studio “wanted to continue to play with styles that layer or mix and match easily according to your personal taste. We definitely continued with the 70’s feel of the spring collection but added fall colors and elements like tie necklines that you can play with in different ways to have a retro or modern feel”.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection

The collection thus plays with versatility and different attitudes, with pieces that not only explore all of the autumnal-inspired patterns and themes, but also different styles, such as more conventionally feminine, as well as more androgynous looks. Floor-length layered frocks get alternated with modernized pinstripe suits, while cropped billowy culottes get combined with uber-delicate butterfly-sleeve tunics and mannish Oxford shoes.

To further emphasize the duality of the collection, Olivia Palermo took the time to study and experiment with fabrics, often mixing them together trying to either lighten up or darken the overall outfits.

“Texture was also key. We loved pairing light, romantic elements like ruffles and lace with edgy leather or menswear-inspired tailored pieces. Materials like chiffon have a lot of movement and add an extra-pretty element to balance the menswear styles,” she continued.

As for the volumes, for this Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection she chose to greatly vary in style depending on the single outfit’s designed motif. While the casual-chic proposals got revamped with airy and cozy lines, often translated to bell-bottom jeans and blouses with plunging V-necklines, the more elegant staples feature sinuous lines that sensually hug the bodies, harmoniously baring large proportions of skin (unless worn with a plain white t-shirt underneath).

Palermo also adapted some of the pieces according to her signature style, so if you are looking for sharp, clean-cut lines and textured materials, this Chelsea 28 collection might be the right thing to check out.

The price tags of the Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 fall 2016 collection pieces range from $79 to $499, and the line will be available for purchase at Nordstrom stores and online at Nordstrom.com starting from tomorrow, September 6th.

Olivia Palermo x Chelsea28 Fall 2016 Collection

Photos courtesy of Nordstrom

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