Hi, BP. friends! It’s Kassi, the Nordstrom social media maven, here to tell you about our adventures on the road with the BP. prom truck. On Friday, the little pink VW bus braved the icy streets of downtown Chicago. We chatted with girls about prom on their way home from school, danced the night away with shoppers on Michigan Avenue and munched on my favorite local snack, Garrett’s popcorn.
My favorite memories from the weekend are taking selfies in the van’s cute photo booth, dancing the night away to our prom playlist to keep warm and posting to Instagram using #NordstromBP to share the journey.
P.S. Keep an eye out for the BP. Prom bus in New Jersey (3/7-9), Dallas (3/14-16), Denver (3/21-23), SoCal (3/28-30) and Washington (4/4-6). Let us know if you see the bus via #nordstrombp! Until then, check out the prom shop on Nordstrom.com or at your local Nordstrom store.
Models and fashion gurus have boarded their planes and there is significantly less foot traffic along the Champs-Elysées: Fall fashion week has wrapped up in Paris! Here are a few of my favorite looks from the Parisian runways:
1. Saint Laurent
Saint Laurent is one of my favorite houses, always, and I am fully obsessed with their fall line. The ’60s British schoolgirl look fascinates me, and I love how Saint Laurent approached it with a glam twist.
Chloé took a softer approach to fall with cream-colored jackets and oversized wool turtlenecks. The most intriguing pieces from the show were the textured, pastel pumps, fit for a lazy Queen.
3. Alexander McQueen
Alexander McQueen brought the shiniest, most glam accessories to Paris. The gem-covered combat boots and star cuff felt like they were designed for the ’90s counterculture girl, but I could see them becoming a staple of the high-end gala this fall.
4. Stella McCartney
I had so much fun watching the Stella McCartney show! I mean, watching Cara and Joan Smalls dancing down the runway in their oversized, cozy sweaters basically made my life.
For all the fall runway highlights from New York, London, Milan and Paris, head over to The Thread!
For some of you lovely gals, prom may be just around the corner! My prom isn’t for a few more months, but I’ve already started gathering inspiration for my dress, hair, shoes and nails. Normally I cut images out of magazines and glue them on a huge sheet of paper so I can see all my potential prom looks at once. Today I thought I’d share a few nail designs I’ve been loving from Fashion Week. You can try them yourself or take the photos into your nail salon for the professionals to tackle.
Whether you’re going for a boho look or an edgy look, there are nail designs out there for everyone!
I’ve been waiting for spring basically all winter, and now it’s only 15 days away! I’m so excited to transition to light sweaters and bare legs, but until the sun starts shining a little brighter, here are a few of my spring 2014 style essentials:
It seems like I am just now getting out of the late winter energy droop that has plagued me and my peers since, well, winter break. Just as winter is slowly disappearing from our lives, sweats and baggy jeans are disappearing from our wardrobes. The exciting thought of spring seems to have everyone putting more effort into their daily looks. Seriously, my hallways have looked like a spring catalog lately.
Check out these hallway looks and get some inspiration for a stylish and comfortable school day:
My friends Joel and Christina know exactly how to put together a school look. I love Christina’s knee socks and striped shirt and Joel’s oxfords. These are perfect when you feel like channeling a classic prep-school scholar.
If you wake up one Tuesday, eat a croissant and look at some pictures of Paris Fashion Week before class, you may feel inspired to try Gaby’s Madeline-esque style. I love the pop of red her sneakers add to her French, black-and-white look.
So you wake up late and have minutes to get ready: no worries! Rachel’s ’90s-inspired look can be put together in a flash. Add colorful socks, an oversized sweater and a messy bun to your statement dress and you’ll be out the door in no time.
Try out these looks next school week and get excited for spring. I’d love to hear about the trends in your hallways!
My outfits lately have been reflecting the weather here in Portland: dark and stormy. I think there’s something simple and beautiful about sporting an all black outfit. For this look, I added a small pop of color on my lips and changed up the textures with clear sunglasses.
While my prom isn’t until June, it’s never too early to start looking for a dress (or a date). For those of you who are not willing to spend several hundred dollars on a prom dress (I don’t blame you), but still want to look trend forward, I put together a splurge or snag guide of a few of this season’s cutest styles. Check it out:
Even though London fashion week has wrapped up and eyes are now on Paris, I’m still enamored with a bunch of the street style trends I saw from the UK.
This is one of my favorite street looks from London: the seemingly wet hair, black jeans and hat, and oversized sweater make it an easy, comfortable look that’s still fashion forward. Rolling out of bed never looked so wonderfully trendy!
To replicate this look, try combining these pieces:
To make your hair appear wet, either actually get your hair wet (a foolproof tip) or use a styling spray. It’s super easy to mimic a fashion week savvy look! Check out The Thread for more street style inspiration from Milan and Paris.