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We adore Pantone’s choice for its 2014 Color of the Year: Radiant Orchid. This pinkish purple is powerful, pretty and perfectly wearable. Incorporate this vibrant floral into any outfit for a dash of instant brilliance.

JINsoon ‘French Lilac’ Nail Color | Nordstrom ‘Waved Orchid’ Scarf
Hobo Crossbody Bag | Vince Camuto Silicone Watch | Laura Mercier Lip Color in ‘Royal Orchid’
Manolo Blahnik Pump | Sequin Bangles | Jimmy Choo Sunglasses | Herve Leger Dresses

See more colorful inspiration on our Wedding and BP. Blogs.

January 7, 2014

Trend Note: Blue and Tan

Okay. So it may not get a lot of points for being revolutionary, but we’re still spreading the word about how much we love this understated color duo right now. With the mixed prints and bold graphics that have been our style go-tos lately, a simple, pared-down blue-and-tan combo feels beautifully minimalistic—and so very wearable.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to incorporate this look into your wardrobe now (by layering on accessories) and for when the polar vortex gives way to warmer temps (via skirts and sandals—yes!).


November 29, 2013

Top 10 Black Friday Deals

The craziest shopping day of the year is finally here! Check out The Thread‘s top 10 Black Friday deals below, then shop the full array.
Raga Animal-Print SweaterVince Camuto Gold Cuff

Raga Animal Pattern Pullover | Vince Camuto Cutout Cuff


Hungry for the holidays?

If you’re craving wrap-worthy gift options and tailor-made deals that will put your appetite for fashion into overdrive, then our Gift-It Guide is the season’s icing on the cake.

#Instagood: Echo ‘Touch’ Knit Gloves & Open Stitch Infinity Scarf

Our Social Media team is SO excited to Pin, Tweet, Insta, Wanelo, Vine and Facebook our Gift-It Guide catalog that they’re debuting it TODAY across all our social platforms. Be the first to shop and fa la la la la all the holiday hoopla inside the Gift-It Guide.


We picked some of our most coveted handbag trends and tossed them into this handy spring trend guide. Find your newest favorite accessory—whether you’re heading to the beach or to brunch.

kate spade Crossbody | Brahmin Shopper | MICHAEL Michael Kors Tote
MARC BY MARC JACOBS Tote & Small Crossbody | COACH Satchel | Kelsi Dagger Hobo

We asked four of our Personal Stylists to talk about their favorite trends for spring and what it’s like to be a stylist. No surprise, these ladies know their stuff! If you’ve never booked a complimentary appointment with one of our stylists, read on and get inspired. We consider them to be your secret weapon to a wicked wardrobe.

Kiffa, Roosevelt Field, New York

“My style inspiration comes from many places: museums, vintage magazines and a few favorite celebrities, of course.”

Kiffa is an intuitive stylist who revels in the unexpected. She especially loves when a customer comes back into the store and tells her how much they love what she picked out. “It makes me feel like I’m changing their lives!” One thing is for sure: change your accessories and change your mood.

Kiffa’s favorite way to play up an outfit with Accessories.

  1. Chic
  2. Femme
  3. Preppy
  4. Eclectic

Melissa, Horton Plaza, San Diego

“I have to really understand not just what’s happening in fashion, but how it relates to my customers and their lives, and how they want to present themselves to the world.”

Melissa’s styling philosophy: “The better you know someone, the easier it is to get it right.” For her, it goes beyond just creating new looks, but creating relationships, as well. Of course, she also loves working with all of the beautiful clothes.

Melissa’s list of key spring trends.

  1. Soft tailored suit
  2. The skater skirt
  3. Gilet jacket
  4. Fit-and-flare dress
  5. Black lace
  6. Mirrored floral prints
  7. Anything white
  8. Summer leather

Nicole, Scottsdale Fashion Square

“It has to be you. It has to feel good.”

“Making magic happen!” That’s what Nicole says is the best thing about her job. As a Nordstrom Personal Stylist, she also loves that she can shop the whole store, letting her creativity run free to create exciting and unexpected combinations for her customers. Speaking of unexpected, take the pictured lace dress, for example. “Why not think of the dress differently—layered over or under for a new look every day.”

Nicole’s recommendations for most versatile pieces.

  1. Lace dress
  2. Black and white prints
  3. Cropped pants
  4. Collared shirt
  5. Pencil skirt
  6. Print jacket

Deanna, The Grove, Los Angeles

“I love, love, love fashion…but it’s important to feel comfortable about what you’re wearing.”

The most gratifying moment for many stylists is when they get a customer to step outside of their comfort zone and try something new. This is especially true for shoes, which can really be a style game changer. A customer will say, ‘I would never have picked this out for myself,’ yet they leave the store happy, looking and feeling great.”

Deanna’s spring picks for shoes:

  1. Easy slip-ons
  2. Sporty shoes & soles
  3. Jellies
  4. New craft details
  5. Studs
  6. White accents
  7. Block heels
  8. Pointy-toes

Looking for even more handy tips or personalized recommendations? Book an appointment with a stylist online or by calling 1.877.310.8537.

Jeff Powell

Amy Squires and Jocey Canrinus (a.k.a the ladies behind the DIY and inspiration blog Wedding Chicks) are taking over The Thread and our Wedding Suite Blog for a day to share their quirky-glam style. What can we say? We can hardly ever refuse a peek inside a great closet.

Although we love the same look–jeans and cute tops—we tend to steer toward completely different looks. Amy loves a more classic tailored look – think Cameron Diaz. Her definite staples are J Brand, Joie, and Frye. It’s a given if you run into Amy, she’s most likely going to be in skinnies and boots.

1.  MARC BY MARC JACOBS Bag 2.  Laura Mercier Eyelash Curler 3. Kiehl’s Lip Balm 4. Joie V-neck Top 5. MICHAEL KORS Watch 6. Roberto Coin Earrings 7. Frye Zip Boot 8. Velvet by Graham Spencer Dress 9. kate spade new york Pump 10. kate spade new york iPhone Case 11. MARC BY MARC JACOBS Clutch 12. Lana Jewelry Necklace 13. Guerlain Kiss Kiss Gloss 14. Yigal Azrouël Jacket 15. Kelly Wearstler Cuff

1. Rebecca Minkoff Satchel 2. Topshop Jacket 3. Marco Bicego Ring 4. Free People Sweater 5. Aveda Body Lotion 6. Frye Tab Boot 7. Essie Nail Polish 8. Estée Lauder Mascara 9. Saint Laurent Nail Lacquer 10. Classiques Entier Pump 11. MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS Clutch 12. Free people Lace Dress 13. Lana Jewelry Earrings 14. Topshop Leather Jacket

Jocey drifts toward anything boho chic, adores anything Rachel Zoe, Parker or her favorite Free People. If you spot Jocey, she’ll most likely be in a flowy top, a great pair of Hudson boot cuts and fierce wedges (likely with a wooden sole!)

Top both of our looks off with gold hoop earrings, a chunky watch and an over-sized bag from Rebecca Minkoff or Marc Jacobs and we are all set. We also have to mention a few of our beauty staples: Amy loves her Laura Mercier eye-lash curler, and always has a great lip balm in her pocket. Jocey swears by Este Lauder ‘more than mascara’, a beauty secret passed down from her Mom.

The Wedding Chicks

For more inspiring style, check out Amy and Jocey’s guest post on The Wedding Suite Blog.

December 19, 2012

New Year’s Eve To the Nines

If you’re anything like us, your New Year’s Eve plans consist of possibly a party, maybe a bar or potentially a night in with friends. In other words, it’s still up in the air, but that doesn’t mean the quest for the perfect, ready-for-anything outfit hasn’t begun.

Shop these looks: Left | Right

Shop these looks: Left | Right

Check out more of these looks with our sparkly guide to dressing up on the last night of the year, whether you’re hitting the club, going to a show or canoodling with your sweetheart.

And now for round 2 of “Please buy me this” from our intrepid blog team! The first group’s wish list ranged from a pair of manly boots to a mushroom-growing kit (yes, Nordstrom truly does sell it all). Today we’re steering toward the classics, like a chic red dress and a French cookbook, with a few curve balls along the way.

1. Filson Tote Bag  2. Kenzo Shirt  3. Nike Running Shoes  4. Anthony Bourdain Cookbook

1. Herve Leger Dress  2. Jimmy Choo Clutch  3. Giuseppe Zanotti Pumps  4. Viktor & Rolf ‘Flowerbomb’ Eau de Parfum

1. Jonathan Adler Coasters  2. John Varvatos ‘Artisan’ Gift Set  3. Kiehl’s ‘Men’s Refueling Kit  4. Nordstrom Gift Card

1. Tadashi Shoji Dress  2. Kate Spade New York Necklace  3. Ms. & Mrs. Emergency Kit  4. Manolo Blahnik Pumps

Sarah, our Personal Stylist Manager at Nordstrom Waterside in Naples, FL shares her 10 essential trends and tips for your best holiday season shine.



1 – Novelty Suit Separates. Mix-and-match suit separates will take you through your holiday season seamlessly. Whether you choose a bold metallic like the Topshop blazer pictured, or a luxurious velvet, you can wear them with classic pumps to an evening event, or separate the pieces to dress up your favorite black pants or classic white blouse. (Pictured:Vince Camuto blazer | Topshop blazer)

2 – Bright Lip. The easiest way to elevate your look—and get noticed—is to slide on a saturated, bright lip. Choose a classic red, or sass it up with a berry or pink: you’ll shine either way. My favorite this season is NARS in ‘Heat Wave’; it stays on day to night, so you can go straight from the office to hosting a holiday gathering with no transition necessary. (Pictured: NARS lipstick)


3 – Smoking Slipper. Not just comfortable, the smoking slipper is a throwback style that will give you a finished look, whether with your favorite skinny jeans during the day or a flirty skirt at night. I love their playfulness with a pantsuit, and they can give your feet a rest from the party heels when you need it! (Pictured: Jimmy Choo Slipper | Miu Miu Moccasin | Prada Smoking Slipper)

4 – Peplums. This vintage flair gives a little extra feminine shape, adding curve to your figure while still being comfortable. Pair with your classic black pencil skirt for cocktail, then finish it with your novelty pants and smoking slippers for effortless hostess style. (Pictured: Vince Camuto TopYigal Azrouël Blouse)


5 – A Beautiful Clutch. Your day bag just won’t cut it for holiday parties, so embrace the vintage romance of the season and find your favorite embellished clutch to carry to all the get-togethers. Choose one that you can easily fit in your day bag for when you’re on the go. Bonus: you can pull this jewel out during the day to fancy up a casual dress. (Pictured: DVF Leather Clutch | DVF Minaudiere)

6 – Stiletto Pump. If you don’t already have a clean-lined, pointed-toe stiletto, this season is the perfect time to find yours. Always a classic, it’s an important basic when pairing different patterns, colors and textures. If you want a little shine, find one in patent or with a hint of metallic finish. The sky is the limit with this style, so go with the tallest heel height that you can handle. (Pictured: Ivanka Trump Pump | YSL Metal Heel Pump)


7 – Embellished Button-Down. If you’ve already invested in bold colors and patterns, try a simple white blouse in a feminine material, like silk: it makes a seamless transition to evening. Or you can go with a patterned blouse to create interest around more neutral pieces. Wear these tops buttoned up, and if you’re feeling daring, add a brooch or necklace for an opulent finish. (Pictured: Ted Baker London Top)

8 – Bold Jewelry. Fun, bold jewelry can fit easily into your lifestyle, whether it’s an oversized cuff or a strong necklace. Have fun with your pieces, and don’t be afraid to wear them anytime as a way to punch up your casual, everyday wardrobe. (Pictured: Cara Accessories Cuff)

9 – Hostess Gifts. Make the party rush easier by filling up a gift drawer ahead of time for all of your holiday soirees. Along with being the best dressed, you should never arrive empty-handed. Grab one of these fabulous goodies that any of your friends or family will love, and be on your way—no last-minute stop for flowers this year! (Pictured: Ben’s Garden Note Pads | kate spade paperweight)

10 – Cozy Sweater. Even when lounging at home after a big holiday meal, we still want you looking chic and finished, so the last piece on my list is a cozy cashmere sweater, perfect for winter nights with family and friends. I suggest something with a metallic finish so you can look complete with very little accessorizing. Style over one of your favorite dresses or with leggings and boots. And most importantly: Have fun! (Pictured: MARC BY MARC JACOBS Sweater)