Britt Burritt

Interviews Style

Model and Icon Ashley Graham on Visible Bra Straps and Invisible Panty Lines

Model Ashley Graham has become one of those beautiful faces (and bodies) that are instantly identifiable. But the bodacious lady is so much more than meets the admiring eye. TIME named Graham one of the magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2017 in the Icon category (Tyra Banks penned her tribute). Not only is Graham abolishing society’s stringent beauty standards one glossy cover at a time, but she’s helping other women through her positive message of self-acceptance and her line of sexy plus-size swimwear and lingerie.

Graham chatted with us about which top-drawer essentials in her collection are part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale and how she builds up her self-esteem through lingerie and nurturing self-talk.

What do you love about Nordstrom’s “one-of-a-kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

I love the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale because you can find all of the quality brands you love at such great prices.

What do you usually shop during the sale?

I like to shop for investment pieces, like designer bags and shoes.

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Art Culture Interviews Style

Artist Kindah Khalidy Takes Her Color Palettes from Old Ladies’ Outfits and Buffed Graffiti

Vibrant, abstract symbols cover the surfaces on which San Franciscan artist Kindah Khalidy works. Although their meaning isn’t objectively discernible, they are undeniably cheery and upbeat. Khalidy paints on almost any blank canvas: clothes, walls, wrapping paper, furniture. Her optimistic, pop-art palette plays off the starkness of its backdrop.

One of the adorable faces of our Anniversary Sale, we caught up with Khalidy to chat about her charming art, her style and her shopping habits.

What do you love about Nordstrom’s “One-of-a-Kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

It’s a fun time to finally grab those items I’ve been eyeing for a while. We’re pretty lucky with Bay Area weather in the sense that you can wear clothes for all seasons, year round. Cue the sweaters.

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Culture Film & Television Style

Hana Mae Lee Talks About Hilarious Horror, Her Recluse Ambitions and Rad Style

You definitely know her as Lilly from Pitch Perfect (1, 2 and now 3), but Hana Mae Lee is branching out into more (and more vocal) roles. The star on the rise with ingenue eyes brings her distinctly darling style to all her projects—three to come this year alone.

We caught up with Lee to talk about what she shops, her signature hair style and her favorite movie moments.

What do you love about Nordstrom’s “one-of-a-kind” Anniversary Sale? Why is it a great time to shop?

I love the variety. From Le Creuset to MM6 Maison Margiela, so your boyfriend cooks while you’re looking good! Everyone loves a sale, but a great sale is where it’s at. #Heard

What do you usually shop during the sale?

I splurge on diptyque Feu de Bois candles.

How would you describe your personal style?

Dark. Oversized. Rad.

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Street Style Style

Put on Your Sunnies Face: This Summer’s Sunglasses

Photos by Kristin Yamada

Turns out, the shades that we hide behind when running errands or avoiding paparazzi (real or imagined) are also effective for standing out in a crowd. Case in point: this summer’s festival circuit. In that sea of youthful seraphim taking fashion risks, we found a number of surprising new frame styles.

Beyond the basic cat eye or aviator, sunglasses are getting increasingly playful with jewels, sweeping angles and tinted lenses. These aren’t simply utilitarian sun shields but rather statement pieces worn front and center.

SHOP THE SHADES

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Food & Drink Weddings

Throw a Bridal Shower Like a Party Pro

How to Throw a Bridal Shower

19 Cooper strapless culotte jumpsuit | Topshop Unique Aster silk midi dress

Although you never need a reason to celebrate, you were just given the best one: your friend is getting married! Once the squeals, hugs, tears and proposal story conclude, the bridal shower planning begins. To help steer it in the happiest direction, we’ve collected cheery recipes, fun favors and pretty place settings to make your newly affianced pal’s party a success.

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Style

What to Wear to Work When It’s Hot Out

The moment after we play tag with the snooze button in the morning, what to wear to work crosses our minds. There are several considerations: With whom will we be meeting that day? What’s clean? What’s ironed? What’s the weather outside? On hot summer days, that final concern is paramount and puzzling. Shorts and a tank top would never do, but the usual trousers and blouse seem stifling.

What to Wear to Work When It's Hot Out

Trouvé belted duster jacketNordstrom Collection stripe stretch silk dress | adidas Gazelle sneaker

We asked Nordstrom Stylist Morgan Dillon what to wear to work when it’s sticky, humid and blazing hot, and then our colleague Sydney Bright tried out the airy suggestions at Nordstrom headquarters in downtown Seattle. Let’s just say we’re big fans of her picks (and of fans in general).

SEE THE COOL LOOKS

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Culture Film & Television

Actor Taye Diggs Shows Off His Acting Chops in Our Promos & Talks About His Theater Roles

Just ahead of the 2017 Tony Awards, we chatted with star of stage and screen, possessor of an infectious grin and undeniable charm, Taye Diggs to discuss the year in theater, his own past performances and what he’s working on now.

Actor Taye Diggs

Taye also took the time to ham it up in front of our cameras. Catch his act in action.

OUR TALK WITH TAYE DIGGS

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Poet Tyler Knott Gregson Discusses Poetry & Baseball with His Dad

The poet and photographer Tyler Knott Gregson publishes a snapshot of his mind on his Instagram account daily—actually, he publishes two. One features a haiku exploring love, usually written in ink on a torn page. The second, a brief stanza or two typed on a scrap of paper, is part of his ongoing Typewriter Series. Gregson’s poetry attracts an active social following that has earned him several book deals. To date, the Helena, Montana, resident has published three (well-received) collections of his unvarnished, frank musings.

We were in the room when Tyler wrote a Father’s Day poem for his dad, Glenn “Goose” Gregson, a Boston Red Sox Latin American pitching coordinator and former minor league baseball pitcher. Pretty sweet, right? So was the conversation that followed.

MORE ON POETRY AND PITCHES

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Asking for a Friend: How to Wear a Scarf Now

“Asking for a Friend” is our advice series that seeks to solve all manner of fashion predicaments with the help of our smart and stylish Nordstrom colleagues. 

Scarves, so pretty. So elegant. So confounding. Although this simple strip of fabric is often lauded as an instant outfit upgrade, wearing a scarf is an acquired skill. To that end, we spoke with our Styling Director, Ruth Basloe, on the best ways to wear one now.

How to Wear Scarves

Images by Kristin Yamada

The question: How to wear a scarf without looking like our bubbies? More to the point, how and where do you tie them?

The advice giver: Nordstrom Styling Director Ruth Basloe

The solution: “The freshest way to wear them right now is in place of another type of accessory, so as a necklace, bracelet or belt,” says Ruth. “I’m glad to see scarves having a moment as they come in handy when I can’t be bothered to think about my outfit. I just grab a basic white shirt and pants, and a scarf instantly adds a level of sophistication.”

Below, we’ve got it all tied up for you: some photo inspiration, guidance from Ruth, plus a video that shows ways to wrap a scarf and some shopping links.

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Embellished Spring Denim Looks That Are Anything but Basic

Truth: we’d wear jeans every day to everything if we could. But sometimes we want to wear denim a little differently. Beyond the skinny, the high waist and the destroyed, there’s a newer category we’re just calling fancy pants. With grommets, sequins, pearls and even denim-on-denim designs, embellished jeans are getting a cool-girl refresh—just in time to wear them (everywhere) this spring.

Here are a handful of ways to try out the trend.

similar star jeans from Stella McCartney | AGL penny slide loafer

HOW TO BE A FANCY PANTS

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