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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.

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

A favorite of fashion and street-style photogs, Caroline Issa embodies modern style with just the right dose of fresh—only one of the reasons she’s become a style blog darling and industry notable.

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A few of our snaps of Issa over the last few seasons at New York Fashion Week

We count ourselves as amongst her biggest fans, which is why we’re so excited to announce that in February 2015, Issa is infusing her most-wanted style into an eponymous collection exclusive to Nordstrom.

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Issa outside our downtown Seattle flagship and a handful of her inspiring looks

A savvy creative consultant, fashion director (TANK Magazine) and overall incredibly talented human being, Issa is adding her fabulous touch to 25 ready-to-wear styles.  In the works since early this year, Nordstrom Signature x Caroline Issa will launch with a current and covetable mix of wardrobe must-haves, like chic day-to-night foundation pieces and more.

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Caroline is designing each piece with an eye on versatility, wearability and luxe materials—all reflecting her vision of modern, easy closet essentials for every woman. We can get behind her philosophy of investing in beautiful clothes that will last—and that you’ll wear—for a lifetime.

It’s all about building a closet you know you’ll love every time you open its doors, and we know Caroline’s stylish collection is going to make that very, very easy.

Stay tuned for more about our partnership, surprise exclusives and for the much-anticipated debut of our newest collaboration.

Caroline Issa for Nordstrom

Christian Louboutin’s recently launched nail color collection is coming to Nordstrom! To kick things off, Rouge Louboutin’ Nail Colour is now available and ready for the statement-making! Read all about it on our Beauty Blog.hero

July 22, 2014

Eddie Borgo’s Odyssey

Eddie Borgo’s pre-fall 2014 collection is all Greek to us. We connect with the intrepid jewelry designer, culture hound and zeitgeist vanguard to learn about the inspiration behind his new pieces, what’s evolving in his brand’s operations and his futuristic aspirations.

The Thread connects with jewelry designer Eddie Borgo, who reveals what inspired his pre-fall 2014 collection—and what’s coming next.

Our yearly Anniversary Sale is officially on! In case you haven’t heard about it: we like to do our annual sale a little differently. Every July, to celebrate another year of being able to serve our customers, we bring in the next season’s most covetable pieces and essentials—from Designer Collections to beauty products—and mark them down. Yes, that means new items on sale.

If it sounds a little backward, that’s because it kind of is. But hey, it’s a celebration! Join us both in store and online now, before prices go up on August 4. To give you a head start, here are some of our favorite trends, must-haves and essentials to watch out for while you’re getting your #NSale shop on.

Placed Lace: Dark neutrals and unexpected items show off their softer sides with lacy details and embellishments.

Boots & Booties: From Western-inspired to peep-toe, your new favorite pair is waiting to call your closet home.

Uptown Brown: Combine rich shades of brown to add depth to fall textures. Mix different tones—or pair one item with something black—for unexpected intrigue.

Cashmere: Embellished, striped or solid, a little something cashmere is always a sweet treat.

Handbags: Who was it who said, “A woman can never have too many handbags”? Oh. We just did.

Everything Leather: On skirts, tops, dresses, pants—no one can stop the leather trend. But when it makes everything look so fresh and edgy, why would you want to?

Intimates: Bras, panties and lingerie—don’t forget the everyday essentials.

Moto Rising: Elements from the rebel biker jacket get deconstructed and are showing up on anything and everything. We’re not complaining.

July 15, 2014

Dog Days

As temperatures peak, the hounds get haute. Our Digital Creative team’s trusty companions mix model behavior with derpy dispositions to showcase key summer essentials for humans and canines alike.

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As temperatures peak, the hounds get haute. Our Digital Creative team’s trusty companions mix model behavior with derpy dispositions to showcase some key summer essentials for humans and canines alike.

This week, we welcomed RtA to via C. The brainchild of design duo Eli Azran and David Rimokh, RtA (Road to Awe) is an LA-based brand that has already caught the attention of industry notables and celebs like Kristen Stewart—who knows a thing or two about style. Over the course of a year, what started as a collection of bottoms has grown to include modern tops and jackets with an urban edge.

“For RtA, the pair eschewed special washes and trendy prints in favor of classic designs that won’t go out of style, from a distressed boyfriend set (our personal pick) to standard indigo skinnies.” —Harper’s Bazaar

“I’m loving the mixed-media denim and leather pieces that have a menswear type of vibe but still stay sleek and feminine to the shape.” —Glamour

“The designers have created cool jeans and leather pants with a rock’n’roll vibe that are so desirable, we have a feeling many a style star will be wearing the covetable duds come fashion week.” —Who What Wear