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Eliza J Metallic Tulip Dress

Eliza J Metallic Tulip Dress

Office functions, galas, family gatherings, friendly get-togethers—between now and the new year there are a lot of parties coming. Bring ‘em on. We love a good party; it’s an excellent excuse to buy a new dress. Win, win! If you’re of the same mind, head over to our dress trend guide. It’s full of metallic minis, lacy LBDs and all manner of other beautiful frocks.

Shop: Our Party Dress Guide

Vince Camuto Sequin Scuba Shift Dress
BB Dakota Lace Fit & Flare Dress | Vince Camuto Scuba Shift Dress

Look on the bright side: as temperatures drop, it’s time to get cozy in fabulous sweaters. Here are our favorite ways to update your cold-weather wardrobe options.

Graphic & Novelty styles give plain-Jane knits a shot of personality.

Prints and patterns—from classic to folky and floral. Yes, please.

With eyelash knits and shaggy textures, new fuzzy sweaters may be the comfiest of them all.

SHOP: Sweaters

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Pop-In@Nordstrom Welcomes I.T: We collaborated with Hong Kong fashion collective I.T to bring women’s brands izzue, :CHOCOOLATE and Mini Cream to the U.S. for the first time.

Our latest Olivia Kim-curated Pop-In Shop is packed to the rafters with borrowed-from-the-boys varsity jackets, black-on-black biker vibes—and animated friends from another galaxy (yes, really!).

To help us weigh our options, we asked stylist Ashley Helvey (a talented artist, tea connoisseur and all-around gem of a human being) to talk us through her favorites, after having surveyed every look up-close and personal on set. Keep reading to see her six favorite ensembles from I.T Hong Kong.

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The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. Department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Last (and anywhere but least) in our series, Jillian knocks put-together casual right out of the park. Her minimalist look has maximum appeal with an easy button-up, grand-slam accessories and neutral colors punctuated by a punchy plaid.

What I Do: I’m a national assistant buyer in t.b.d. for Collection. I love all the excitement that goes on behind the scenes when selecting the buy for future seasons. It is rewarding to see the product come to life on the floor and our website, but the cherry on top is when you see a customer wearing it.

Less is Luxe: August Hat Baseball Cap | Treasure&Bond Plaid Shirt | Treasure&Bond Legging Jean

My Style: I’d say it’s mostly laid-back and simple, but I love taking a risk and trying new trends as long as they feel relevant to my lifestyle. Regardless of what I’m wearing, I always remember confidence is key when it comes to style!

Loeffler Randall Clutch | Movado Watch | Valentino ‘Rockstud’ Pumps

My Essential: There isn’t a single thing I don’t like about a button-up, and if it’s plaid, then it’s that much better! This piece can be styled in endless ways and look chic, edgy, cool and effortless all at the same time. If I’m not dressing it down with jeans and heels, I’ll dress it up by tucking the front into a leather mini and throwing on some booties.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear them in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials Shop.

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. Department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Madalyn proves that the perfect denim isn’t limited to a great pair of pants. Like your go-to blue jeans, a denim button-up plays well with anything. Seriously, we mean anything.

What I Do: I’m the Assistant Buy Planner for t.b.d premium denim. I love working in the buying office and being one of the first to see upcoming product and trends. A huge perk of my job is working alongside such stylish, fashionably dressed people; I’m inspired daily by the way my colleagues can pull an outfit together, and I love working in an office with the freedom to experiment with fashion.

Market Fresh: Treasure&Bond Denim Shirt | Ace Delivery Stripe Skirt | French Connection Tote

My Style: My personal style is always evolving; it’s eclectic and driven by the different styles that speak to me. I lean towards a mix of classic, casual, and a little quirky, which is reflective of my personality and lifestyle.

Treasure&Bond HenleyConverse Sneaker | Dogeared Pearl and Karma Necklaces

My Essential: I work in the denim buying office, so obviously I’m partial to anything denim! Just like a good pair of jeans, a denim shirt is also a versatile, wardrobe staple.

Love this look? See more ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for our final installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite pieces for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Danielle brings a little tomboy-meets-girl to a look that’s casual but full of style thanks to classic aviators and a pair of sneaks. To that, she adds a fab fringed bag and a utilitarian jacket with a subtle camo print.

What I Do: I’m an assistant buyer for t.b.d. casual. We have to plan what we are buying at least six months in advance, and it’s a really cool feeling to walk into one of our stores or browse our website and see how all of the pieces look with each other. I really love seeing how everything comes together, when, for the most part, we bought them all separately. My awesome team doesn’t hurt either!

Urban Casual: Treasure&Bond Surplus Jacket | Ace Delivery Plaid Henley | Treasure&Bond Jeans

My Style: It’s feminine but not girly. I love colors and patterns and wearing clothes in ways that people won’t always expect. I’m all about mixing feminine styles with something a bit more borrowed from the boys, for a cool and unexpected juxtaposition. I’m always willing to try something new!

Ray-Ban Aviator SunglassesBucket Bags | Dogeared Pendant NecklaceConverse Sneaker

My Essential: It never ceases to amaze me how many things my military jacket goes with; it is completely seasonless. I can find ways to wear it, whatever the weather. And I could find a million and one ways to incorporate the other pieces from my look into other outfits. Every woman needs a good pair of dark skinny jeans; I will wear these with everything from my Chucks to sleek black pumps to riding boots—and anything in between. Plaid is huge for fall, and I will definitely be wearing this one tied around my waist with a white tee for a pulled together yet relaxed and causal look.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for another installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite piece for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. Here’s how five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

Ribicca checks off the second item on the must-have list. With a few well-chosen accessories and a utilitarian-inspired skirt, she schools us on how to take a laid-back sweater a few steps fashion-forward.

What I Do: I’m currently an intern in the t.b.d department. During my internship this summer, I have had the opportunity to work with an amazing group of people, and I get to work on cool projects that have enabled me to gain a deeper understanding of the department as well as the company.

Relaxed Confidence: Treasure&Bond Sweater | Porridge Ticking Stripe Skirt | Renee’s Accessories Scarf

My Style: I would describe my style as bold. I like to incorporate a lot of color and prints in my wardrobe; it’s my way of dealing with all the gray days we have in Seattle. I love expressing myself through the clothes I wear, and I share some of my favorite looks on my blog.

Baby-G Watch | Topshop Slip-On Sneakers | Ray-Ban Clubmaster Sunglasses

My Essential: A fun pullover is essential to the fall/winter wardrobe. It’s a versatile piece, so you could easily pair it with some leather pants or cute jeans and layer it to achieve different looks.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for another installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

The Thread spent a day out in the city with a handful of our friends from the t.b.d. department’s buying team. We came with a camera, and they came with their favorite pieces for fall and beyond—not to mention enough style to stop a train. We’re sharing how these five fashion-savvy ladies create unique, personalized looks by incorporating different wardrobe essentials that are modern, mixable and full of classic cool.

First up is Kristi, whose casual striped tee gets dressed up with a flowy skirt, strappy sandals and a denim jacket that’s perfect for layering. Here’s how Kristi adds Something Striped to her ladylike style.

What I Do: I’m a site merchandiser for t.b.d., which means I work with the buying team to execute the online strategy. I love t.b.d. and I love all things digital, so it’s pretty much a dream job—the perfect combination of my passions.

Feminine Print Mix: Ace Delivery Tee and Skirt | Treasure&Bond Jean Jacket | Rebecca Minkoff Tote | Manolo Blahnik Sandal

My Style: I try not to over-think my style! I wear what I love and what fits. I guess I would describe my style as chic, easy and always feminine. Always quality over quantity.

(Jewelry: Kristi’s own)
similar Nixon watch and Nadri bracelet | Phase 3 Floppy Hat | kate spade new york sunglasses

My Essential: I love adding unexpected prints or patterns to an outfit. I tried some print-mixing with this look… my striped T-shirt paired back to a fun skirt in a simple silhouette. This T-shirt would also be in my weekend bag, to go with skinny jeans and cute sneakers. For something like a girls’ night, I’d dress it up with bold red lips, a leather jacket and nude heels.

Love this look? See more pieces and ways to wear it in our t.b.d. Top 5 List, and find loads more laid-back, versatile items in our Classic Cool Essentials shop. Check back tomorrow for another installment!

Jeff Powell

Photos: Mona Lee | Styling: Stacey Cunningham

To help simplify your summer-fun choices, we hand-selected a few art, food, music and film events across the country for you—and paired up two different go-to looks for each category. Find out what’s happening near you this summer, as well as the perfect outfit to arrive in style!

ART & CULTURE

Jeff Koons: A Retrospective & Edward Hopper and Photography
Koons: June 27-Oct 19 | Hopper: July 17–Oct 19
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City

Outfit Inspiration:
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Time to break out your reds, whites and blues! It’s almost the 4th of July—a day when anyone can pull off a patriotic combo of primary colors—and we’ve got inspiration for what to wear this Independence Day. These outfits will have you looking ravishing under the rockets’ red glare no matter where your celebrations take you.

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