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How We Roll: Upcoming Fall Road Trip to Magnificent Mile, Kaaboo and Life is Beautiful Festivals, plus University of Colorado Boulder

pod-tour1Nordstrom is hitting the road again this fall with our tour called How We Roll, where we connect with you on the ground at music festivals, shopping festivals and university campuses.

We’re traveling with a pod full of goodness: a photo booth which can email you animated GIFs, free beauty samples and free tote bags with on-site screen printing.

Come chill with us, catch your breath and recharge. Literally, there will be phone chargers available for your use. Hope to see you soon!

Here’s the schedule:

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Araya Nicks: Model of the Moment and Rising Singer | Listen Up!

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Where have you seen Araya Nicks before?

Perhaps you know the SoCal stunner as the face of Nordstrom’s summer shorts campaign. Or maybe you remember her wearing electrodes on her head and negotiating a vine-covered labyrinth in Chris Brown’s “Don’t Wake Me Up” music video?

Here’s a new context in which to view her: solo recording artist.

Nicks is currently working on her own album as a vocalist, and we’ve been turning up on the bus ride to work lately to her cut “One Good Reason.” Check that out below–and get the low-down on her favorite jams, movies and travel bucket list.

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Ariel Beesley, a Behind the Scenes Chat with our Model of the Moment

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When Los Angeles-based model Ariel Beesley isn’t posing with a blow-up swan for Nylon magazine, she’s singing sweetly forlorn ditties with her ukelele at music festivals and on small stages. And when she isn’t doing either of those things, sometimes she’s modeling for Nordstrom. Lucky us! Check her out in shades by Illesteva and Oxydo. And here she is in the season’s best floral pieces, cool summer dresses and hot trends.

And here she is in an exclusive video, plucking the strings at our shoot—and telling us all about her favorite tunes, her grocery store hit list and her on-the-rise career—as a in-demand model and as a neo-folkie songstress.

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People Are Buzzing About: Lilly Pulitzer

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…Specifically, this cute little Mad Men-goes-to-Miami two-piece number, which was the recipient of a not-insignificant amount of love this week from The College Prepster, who also dug up some amazing vintage Lilly ads to show how this particular look bridges the old and the (newest of the) new.

And that’s not the only look we’ve got that lands Lilly firmly in the now: think festival-ready rompers for women, throw-on-and-go maxi dresses, body-con styles and more.

Shop: Lilly Pulitzer for women

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Yoga, Festival Style: Zella x Nordstrom in the Desert

How to properly prepare for a weekend-long major music festival? A little yogic self-centering—in the company of some gorgeous models, of course.
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Last Friday morning at the Frederick Loewe Estate, Zella hosted a kick-off event with models Cait and Shannon Barker and some of the most popular fit-girl, it-girl bloggers. For your viewing pleasure: this feel-good party report with lots of inspirational images for festival style or your next warrior pose.
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Listen Up! 7 High-Potential High-Style Moments on the Music Festival Circuit

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Music festival season is upon us and to stand out in the crowd of normies, we recommend hitting the Magic Hour Pop-In@Nordstrom–it’s full of slightly bugged-out festi-gear curated by our director of creative projects Olivia Kim.

But we’re also wondering: Who’s likely to look freshest on stage?

We’ve got seven ideas, including country star Nikki Lane at Stagecoach, April 24-26, in Indio, CA–where Nordstrom will be on the grounds, representing on our How We Roll tour.

Lane’s known to rock sheer, ruffly dresses and can stand on two bulls at the same dang time. Her 1970s cowgirl punk style gets a thumbs up over here.

Six more picks, in chronological order:

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Mega-Modern Festival Style: Design Your Own Shirt with Pop-In Designer and Nordstrom Salesperson Shawn Serven

Word to the wise: If you can wrangle an invitation to Shawn Serven’s Seattle apartment, do it. Especially if you’re a fan of exuberant pop culture, candy-colored craft supplies and postmodern fashion libraries. And especially if you’re into all of those things yielding spectacular DIY fashion projects.

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Festival #PROTIPS: SXSW Eating, Drinking and Style

Make your festival the bestival with rock-solid #protips from party people who’ve been there and done that. As we motor through our spring road trip to SXSW, McDowell Mountain and Stagecoach music festivals, we’ll be taking these #protips to heart. These are the tips for SXSW. Stay tuned for future installments.

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La BBQ is one of the best spots for BBQ in Austin, and what’s great about La BBQ during SXSW is that there’s live music there. La BBQ rivals Franklin’s for best BBQ in the city. They serve BBQ out of a truck until they run out.  There is another truck called the Blue Ox which is a bit more under the radar but also very good…it’s in the back of a bar called the Buzzmill. But for SXSW + BBQ: La BBQ is the jam.”

–Lindsey Mongrain, @lindsmerrick

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This Is How We Roll: Nordstrom Spring Road Trip to SXSW, McDowell Mountain and Stagecoach Music Festivals

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Attention festival-goers, students and fashionistas: Nordstrom is headed out on a spring road trip, hitting major music festivals in Austin, Phoenix and Indio, plus a stop at San Diego State University and the Grove in Los Angeles.

At each of our five stops, we’ll have a dream closet full of merchandise and the chance to win a $2,000 Nordstrom gift card. Also for the unbeatable price of free-ninety-nine: beauty samples, phone charging stations and tote bags with customized on-site screen-printing. We hope to see you there!

Here’s the schedule:

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