Add this superstar chicken burger to your grill repertoire and become newly best friends with the people lucky enough to dig in. This delicious monster is served at our Nordstrom Grill with caramelized onions, herbed mushrooms and roasted garlic aioli, all sandwiched within a toasted sesame bun. We amp things up by grinding both breast and thigh meat—for added flavor and moisture—and mix in lots of fresh parsley and a heap of caramelized onions to make each huge patty one of the best you’ll ever bite into.
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Gucci was embellished and maximalist and oh-so-cool.
Our Men’s Fashion Director Jorge Valls goes to Fashion Weeks, scopes designers’ upcoming seasons and confers with our buyers about which pieces we should carry. Do we wish we were him? Usually.
The captions in this post are Jorge’s snap judgments about spring/summer 2017 collections from the recently wrapped Milan Moda Uomo. Stay tuned for his impressions of Mode à Paris, happening now.
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Sunscreen: we all know how important it is. Healthy-looking skin demands it, your mom and doctor want you to wear it, and—with almost every moisturizer including it—there’s just no ignoring it.
SHOP: Lilly Pulitzer Sophie shift dress (UPF 50)
But if you really want to step up your sun care, add SPF to your clothes. Yep: UPF—ultraviolet protection fabric–is very much a thing, and companies have made it their mission to make fashionable clothing with high sun protection. For starters, a typical white T-shirt has an average UPF of 5, meaning it allows about 20 percent of ultraviolet light to seep through. Synthetic fabrics like nylon, rayon and spandex tend to have a higher UPF than natural fibers, and the tighter the weave, the better. By using these textiles in dresses, shorts, shirts and swimwear, clothing can provide just as much protection as your lotion, without requiring reapplication.
Here are some looks that are short on neither style nor protection. Mix and match them for the right amount of coverage.
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Perhaps like us, you are a fan of Rihanna. In that case you have probably noticed she has been dropping new music lately including this banger with Mike Will, “Nothing Is Promised.” But did you notice that while promoting the jam on Instagram, she hit the dab in the club while wearing one of our hats?
Image via Apluss
The specific hat is by Terrible Records, our musical partner for Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil—the sun/swim shop curated by Olivia Kim running now until June 26. When you’re done turning up in the club and want to chill out at the beach, listen to Terrible’s custom playlist for the Pop-In below.
SHOP: Terrible hat | Pop-In@Nordstrom de Soleil
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Forget the bikini body. This summer, get your eyebrows into shape! Eyebrows frame the face and can dramatically change your look. Whether you prefer a natural look enhanced with a little color or something more bold, we’ve got the tips and tools for achieving beautiful brows.
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To celebrate the first day of summer, we’re presenting you with list of phrases useful for all of the sun-filled activities sure to follow.
Beach combing: Brushing out your sea and sand-matted hair. Consider these products treasures for your tresses.
Solar glare: That look you unintentionally give everyone because you forgot your sunglasses.
Speedo limit: When it’s time to change into roomier swimwear.
Fanny fur: The pilling that results from your bikini bottoms rubbing on concrete or other hard surfaces. Fanny fur signals it’s time for a new suit.
Towelette: A too small beach towel, one that quickly becomes damp after a dip and doesn’t provide space for sunbathing friends.
SPF-bomb: When your sunscreen spurts out of its bottle and all over your clothes, maybe causing you to drop the F-bomb.
Poolite behavior: Etiquette guidelines for sharing a pool, such as making room for others to swim, being aware of your toys and inflatables and corralling your children so they don’t cannonball into strangers.
X-Ray-Ban vision: Hiding your your ogling of strangers behind a pair of conveniently opaque sunglasses.
All adventures require a special blend of planning and luck. We’re lured by the idea of leaving some of it to chance, but there’s an objective at play, too … even if it’s simply to explore the unknown.
This season—with its road trips, beach days and sunshine expeditions—we feel especially adventurous. We plot and scheme to make the most of these few months, throwing a little caution to the summer wind with half-packed picnic baskets and some extra room in the luggage.
“We’ll buy fresh fruit at the farm stands.”
“We’ll want to do a little shopping when we get there.”
A Simone Rocha look from our pre-fall designer collections lookbook, curated by Olivia Kim
Then there are those who dance even closer to the edge, dashing off without booking a room or a return flight. Technology, of course, makes every bet a pretty safe one. So it goes; with device in hand, there’s always a safety net within our grasp.
But don’t we sometimes yearn for those inconvenient foldout maps and the rush of picking up a set of freshly developed photographs?
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Styles from our Men’s Designer pre-fall collections are now available on our site and in stores. We spoke with Designer Apparel Buyer Dan Drewes and Shoe Buyer Garrett Bean about key pre-fall pieces from Lanvin, Gucci, Belstaff, Jimmy Choo and Versace.
SHOP: Lanvin pants | Lanvin sweater | Lanvin topcoat | all Designer Collections
We do these Lanvin biker pants pretty much every season, in some sort of new color or fabric. For fall, we have a stretch poplin and this grey check. They have details inspired by the world of cycling, with zip ankles, articulation around the knees and a reinforced seat. The Lanvin sweater is definitely a customer favorite; it comes in a crew, V, cardigan and turtleneck. It’s actually two different fabrics. If you look closely, the sleeve is solid grey and the body is heather so it’s a subtle tonal detail. We’ve seen more brands show turtlenecks lately. The nice thing about them is they’re a ’70s nod, but you can make them look really modern too. This topcoat is an amazing, tailored piece; the fit is perfect. The khaki color is a great option for fall since it’s so dark and rich; usually khaki is lighter. Especially after everything we’ve seen for the last three years has been black or navy, it’s nice to see some color without it being bright.
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Cool girls are also very busy girls. So having a couple of sharp essentials can make dressing in the morning so much more of a breeze. Open a well-dressed, well-connected woman’s closet and you’ll likely see a couple of Equipment silk shirts among her go-to pieces.
It’s no surprise, then, that ultimate cool girl Kate Moss has teamed up with the Parisian label to bring her brand of British rock ‘n’ roll edge to their fall collection.
We chatted with Brett Ramey, head of creative at Equipment and a close personal friend of Kate’s, about the inspiration for the collection, how to style skinny scarves for fall and what makes Kate so great.
We love the combination of modern French elegance and British cool in the Kate Moss x Equipment partnership. How did it come about?
Kate and I became friends through her agent several years ago. We were working with Daria [Werbowy] (she did that series of self-portraits), and the natural evolution was to have Daria photograph someone else, and there really wasn’t anyone else that made sense other than Kate. So we called Kate and asked, “Do you want to do this?” and then the campaign evolved into a collection. Really Daria was our joining force.
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