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.
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.
TREND #1: STATEMENT EARRINGS
“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
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 flagshipwhere we talked to her about Nordstrom’s brand-new rollout of herjewelry 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.
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.
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!
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
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.