The easiest way to play with your style when it’s a million degrees outside? Jewelry, obvs. We asked accessories designer Rebecca Minkoff to pick her favorite pieces of the moment, and give us the inside scoop on how she’d wear them right now.


Station Hand Chain

“This boho-inspired hand chain is lightweight and super wearable. I’ll style mine with a long, floor-skimming maxi.”


Double Chain Ring

“I love the bohemian feel of this chain ring. It’s the perfect statement piece that works both day and night.”


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Orange Is the New Black actress Taylor Schilling at the 2015 Tony Awards

Nordstrom Fashion Office Women’s Accessories Director Shannon Schafer shares her favorite trends from the red carpet at the 2015 Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.



“The statement earring was the jewelry of choice at the 2015 Tony Awards. Long silver drops–as seen here on Anna Chlumsky and Bella Hadid — were far and away the freshest take on the earring trend.”
— Shannon

SHOP: Silver Drop Earrings



By the time you read this, Rebecca Minkoff will be in the Bahamas. While we’re sure you won’t begrudge the beloved designer her beach break, please know that her time off is extra well-deserved; among lots of other things, she just visited our Seattle flagship where we talked to her about Nordstrom’s brand-new rollout of her jewelry and ready-to-wear collections.



Leah and Billy, the couple and creative duo behind Baleen jewelry, are conduits for well-made, understated objects. A standard of thoughtfulness in their cost-efficient designs renders them unique against most affordable jewelry. Splitting their time between Seattle and Maui, the pair’s sense of balance seems inherent and is conveyed in their minimalist approach.

Keep reading for an exclusive Q&A with Leah—and to see more photos from our visit to their Seattle home/studio, where each piece is assembled by hand.

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Our street-style photographer, Crystal Nicodemus, spotted so many amazing accessories in New York that we decided to do an entire Scene Snaps highlighting the best bags, jewelry, hats and more.

See all of Crystal’s Scene Snaps at New York Fashion Week, and stay tuned for her updates from London.

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We love this behind-the-scenes look at how Anna Beck accessories are made; check out the intricate handiwork that goes into every single piece—no wonder they’re all so exquisite.

And if you’re in the mood for a mini-vacay to Bali (yes, please!), let Anna Beck’s designer and founder, Becky Hosmer, take you on a journey into her life and life’s work. Looks like Indonesian paradise to us!


Allow us to introduce you to one of our newest brands at Nordstrom: Pandora. We spent a (almost embarrassingly) long time browsing the hundreds of charms available, and still can’t decide on our favorites.

All you need is your base bracelet, and you can go to town picking the charms you love the most—from witty little animals and creatures to symbolic ornaments and accents—oh, the possibilities! It’s all the customizable fun of DIY: no toolkit or safety glasses required.


Alyson in Willow & Clay

We ran across Alyson at her blog, Crushing on Clothes and loved seeing her mix of aquas and the casual styling of this Willow & Clay asymmetrical hem dress—perfect for a sunny stroll around the University of Washington campus here in Seattle.

She’s hitting all the right trends with her bright pops of color,  high/low hemline and a light-and-airy look for spring. So cute!

Shop similar styles:

High/Low Hemlines | Bright Jewelry | Pop of Color Handbags

Shop our Editor’s Picks to recreate this look:

Willow & Clay Asymmetrical Hem Dress

Alexis Bittar Medium Tapered Bangle (Nordstrom Exclusive)

Jimmy Choo Riki Shopper


We’re so charmed by these ‘Rare Wonders’ talisman necklaces from Lagos.

In case you’re having trouble picking a favorite, Lagos’s handy quiz matches your personality traits to your perfect creature. Your blog editor’s result? The gecko: embodying creativity, intuition, fun and poise. Love! Who doesn’t want an inspiring reminder of how amazing they are to wear around their neck?

What’s your talisman?
Seahorse: Perception, originality, uniqueness and strength
Butterfly: Lightheartedness, grace, flirtatiousness and femininity
Gecko: Creativity, intuition, fun and poise
Turtle: Sensitivity, peace, friendship and kindness
Elephant: Power, strong will, honesty and trust


A Spring Tide of Sea Foam

Straight from the ’50s and pastel-obsessed ’60s, these pale, watery hues of the sea are on the rise.

So refreshing! After all the bright colors we’ve been talking about, these shades—from minty green to faded aqua—are feeling like a cool alternative to blazing color.

Try lighter or sheer fabrics in pale tones for breezy, flowing silhouettes, and more saturated tints with tailored pieces. Keep this color looking easy and extra-fresh by pairing with warm neutrals or a mid-tone blue.

Sanctuary ‘Leotie’ Crinkled Asymmetric Maxi Skirt
Yves Saint Laurent ‘Manicure Couture’ Duo
Sibilia Square Statement Necklace
Elizabeth and James ‘Adrienne’ Slub Knit Dress
Fossil ‘Sydney’ Colored Dial Bracelet Watch
Wit and Wisdom Color Denim Skinny Jeans (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Caslon V-Neck Textured Sweater
Botkier ‘Valentina’ Shoulder Bag

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