Meet the Bloggers

Alas, the time has come. And no I’m not crying, I just happen to be chopping an onion as I write this post. I mean when you think about it, we’ve done a lot together this past year. We’ve been back to school (twice), gone to New York City (twice), made numerous beach trips, had countless cooking frenzies and DIY-ed basically everything possible.

I feel so incredibly blessed to have had this opportunity to share a little bit of my life with you guys. Your support has meant the world to me and this blog has pushed me to become a better person, one who chases her dreams and isn’t afraid of what others will think. For that, I am forever thankful.

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I can’t believe the time has come to write my very last Nordstrom blog post. It seems like just yesterday, I was boarding a flight to Seattle, where I would meet the amazing BP. team and my fellow bloggers. It’s all been such an incredible experience, and I’ll hold onto these memories forever. Boo—this is so sad to write!

Let’s make this last post a bit sweeter by looking back at some great memories.

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Farewell from James

First and foremost, this experience will forever be one for the books: from the trip to Seattle to the blogging experience to the monthly meetings. Let’s stroll down memory lane with a look at my three favorite posts.

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Meet BP. Blogger James

Of course, my introductory post is one of my faves. Traveling to Seattle and meeting the other bloggers and the friendly people at Nordstrom headquarters was definitely a moment for life. Nothing can compare to it!

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Bye-Bye from Bella

Sadly, all things come to an end. For me, not only am I saying goodbye to all of you and this amazing experience, but also to my friends and family as I start the next chapter of my life as a college student.

This past year has been wonderful, and I feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity to meet my fellow bloggers, Amber, James and Caroline, as well as the great people at the Nordstrom Corporate Office, including my amazing editor Amy and the marketing whiz Whitney. I have learned so much, not only about myself but also about the ins and outs of the fashion industry.

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I wanted to share with you some of the blooper photos from the past year to show my goofier side.

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You all know the company Nordstrom, but some of you might not know about the BP. Fashion Board. In fact, I didn’t know about it until last year. If you’re a high school student, the BP. Fashion Board is a way to get involved with fashion and meet other stylish students. And the monthly meetings are the perfect way for you to give your input about latest trends and what you want to see more of in stores.

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When I was accepted onto the Fashion Board, I also received an email about applying to become a BP. blogger. I’d read the BP. blog before but didn’t realize I could actually apply for a blogger position.

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So I sent in an application, wrote some sample posts and was eventually invited to a phone interview. In late July, I was ecstatic to find out that I’d been accepted as a blogger!

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After that, the fun started. I flew up to Nordstrom HQ in Seattle, met the other bloggers (who are super cool) and learned about the world of blogging.

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The whole trip was a dream, from the clothes to the people to the glamorous photo shoot.

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I feel so blessed to get this amazing opportunity!

xo ॐ – Amber

Cross-posted from The Rose Colored Lense.

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Meet BP. Blogger James

Hello BP. world! My name is James, and I am one of the new additions to the BP. Fashion Blog! I know what you’re thinking, “A guy on the BP. blog? How is this going to work?”

Well, it’s simple. Just like the other bloggers, I’m here to share my perspectives and opinions about the latest fashion trends. I’m so excited to be the first male BP. blogger, and I’m thankful to the wonderful people at Nordstrom for giving me this opportunity.

My journey started with a few sample posts, which led to an interview and then—BOOM—I was packing my bags and catching a flight to Seattle for “Blogger Bootcamp” at Nordstrom HQ.

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After a long day of long flights from the East Coast, I snapped this picture of the beautiful city of Seattle from the window of my hotel. Then I tried to rest up for all of our scheduled activities the next day.

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First we toured the Nordstrom headquarters and learned all the ins and outs of the branding, marketing and production that goes into creating BP. styles. The displays for inspiration, the mock-ups and the clothing were phenomenal.

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After that we headed over to the photo studio where our talented portrait photographer captured this photo.

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For my first day, I wanted an outfit with a classic feel, so I went with a simple chestnut blazer. But I also wanted to add a little bit of edge, so I chose a unique python dress shoe to complete the look.

I’m honored to be the first male BP. blogger, and I’m looking forward to sharing my style with you through the coming year!

-James

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Meet BP. Blogger Caroline

Hello lovely BP. blog readers! I’m Caroline, and I’m so excited to be one of your new BP. bloggers for this year. To kick off my year of blogging, Nordstrom invited me and my fellow bloggers up to Seattle for a couple of days to learn all there is to know about blogging and Nordstrom BP.—and to explore the city. (Sounds pretty amazing huh? Trust me, it was.)

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After endless hours of wardrobe rummaging and countless outfit changes this is the “office savvy” look I decided on. It was crucial that I dressed to impress while still managing to show my fun and girly style. So I started with a flowy, floral dress because it’s cute, yet comfortable, for the many hours of training and touring at Nordstrom HQ. To dress up the outfit a bit I added my ombre, denim, motorcycle-style jacket (that sure was a mouthful), which also helped keep me warm in the cool Seattle breeze.

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For jewelry I went with this dazzling, vintage-inspired statement necklace, which also helped dress up my outfit and gave the look a glamorous touch.

 

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Now, of course we can’t forget about every girl’s favorite part of an outfit: SHOES. I wore some adorable brown ankle booties with cream-colored, ruffled socks peeking out of the top. These shoes gave me just a smidge of height and (if we’re being completely honest here) made me feel pretty cool and mature.

I had the best time in Seattle between meeting the other bloggers, learning about BP., and eating some pretty darn good food. I’m so thankful for this opportunity and can’t wait to spend this next year blogging for you fabulous readers!

Yours truly,
Caroline

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Meet BP. Blogger Bella

As many of you may know Alyssa’s, Clare’s and Lily’s year as Nordstrom BP. fashion bloggers has come to an end. So to start off the new year I thought I would introduce myself and let you readers know 10 facts about me: five random facts, and five fashion/beauty related facts.

Fact 1: My name is Bella.

Fact 2: Thanks to “Gossip Girl,” I am an avid lover of Blake Lively  and her casual-yet-chic day-to-day style.

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Fact 3: I am from Portland, Oregon.

Fact 4: My “go to” outfit is high-waisted black skinnies, ankle booties and a simple tee.

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Fact 5: I am half Filipino.

Fact 6: I love painting my nails, I find it relaxing and loads of fun!

Fact 7: I am current sharing my house with two exchange students.

Fact 8: I enjoy doing my makeup and sometimes I’ll do my makeup just for fun.

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Fact 9: I love to travel.

Fact 10: I am super excited to blog and share my style with all of you!

Mahal,
Bella

 

 

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Meet BP. Blogger Amber

Hey, wonderful BP. readers! I’m Amber, and I’m so excited to be one of your new bloggers for this year.

Last month, Bella, Caroline, James and myself had the amazing opportunity to meet each other and learn all about the world of blogging at Nordstrom HQ. I’d never been to the Emerald City, so the overall trip was very exciting. In Seattle we met so many incredibly stylish and genuinely cool people who worked for Nordstrom.

Take a look:

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#SQUAD.  Starting left: Myself, Caroline, Bella and James in front of The Pink Door Italian restaurant. I think we’re quite the stylish team. 🙂 (P.S. If you happen to be in Seattle craving some Italian food, lasagna at The Pink Door = Heaven.)

Here’s a bit about myself:
1. I live in Los Angeles, but was born in London where I visit most summers.

2. I’m a complete and utter tea/chai addict (Let’s just call it an Indian/British thing)

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3. I may be Indian, but I’m a total baby when it comes to spicy food.

4. I have a personal blog, The Rose Colored Lense, which I share my older sister Anisa.

5. My style is all over the place. I’m definitely a girly girl who loves pretty dresses and skirts, but sometimes my style is very bohemian and free-spirited. Once in a while, I decide to go for a more edgy look with black skinnies and leather boots.

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6. Alexa Chung is my fashion/hair/beauty/life idol.

7.  Sofia Coppolla’s “Marie Antoinette” is one of my favorite films. Whenever I watch it, I have the urge to throw a tea party with pastel colored macarons and raspberry-topped pastries.

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8. I love DIY projects (I made this halter above), so look out for some upcoming do it yo’ self posts!

9. Most importantly, my favorite food is mac & cheese.

10. I hope you guys are excited to see what I have to share with you this year!

xo ॐ
– Amber

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It is with a heavy heart that we bid farewell to our friends Alyssa, Clare and Lily—but at the same time, we’re really excited to introduce you to this year’s bloggers. We were blown away by the quality and quantity of this year’s applicants. You guys really took it to the next level, which made it crazy difficult to pick just three.

It was so difficult, in fact, that this year we have FOUR bloggers. One of them is named James. That’s right. We have a guy blogger!

So without further ado, here are our four new friends: Amber, Bella, Caroline and James. You’re gonna love them. (We hope you love them.)

P.S. Thanks a ton to all the Fashion Board members who applied to blog this year. We hope you all keep taking amazing pictures, writing and sharing your passion for fashion with the world. If you were going into your sophomore or junior years when you applied, we strongly encourage you to apply again next year.

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