Nordstrom Ups the Ante on the Latest Plaid Styles for Fall!

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something about the return of Fall, when we feel that crisp morning air and hear school bells ring, that makes us reach for a cup of hot chocolate and our favorite cozy plaid pieces to snuggle up with!
Plaid is timeless and classic, making it a great wardrobe staple you can pull out again and again, as the years pass. Above is my favorite plaid skirt: it’s a vintage piece from Nordstrom that I found at a local resale store! I love the unconventional color combo, and the cozy soft wool. It reminds me of my hometown, Seattle, with its’ misty fall mornings and Starbucks stands on every corner…

When Nordstrom’s August 2014 Catalog arrived in my mailbox, I wasn’t surprised to see a plethora of plaid styles throughout the pages. What did surprise me, however, is all the cool and unexpected ways Nordy’s upped the ante on this favorite fall staple! Oh  my goodness, how hot and fun are these looks?? I just had to share them with you!

Here are some inspiring Fall Looks, from their August 2014 Catalog. Enjoy!

Which one is your favorite? Will you be rocking plaid this fall? Tell me your thoughts in the comment section below!

 

rag & bone/JEAN The Leeds Plaid shirt

 

rag & bone/JEANS “The Leeds” Plaid Shirt, $264 / rag & bone/JEANS High Rise Skinny Stretch Jeans, $185

Ace Delivery Shirt and Tube Skirt

ACE Delivery Shirt, $68 / Tube Skirt, $58

Treasure Bond Sweatshirt Hinge Skort

TREASURE & BOND Sweatshirt, $68 / Hinge Skort, $68

Treasure Bond Sweater Shirt Boyfriend Jeans

TREASURE & BOND Sweater, $78 / Plaid Shirt / Boyfriend Jeans, $88

nordstrom plaid print ponte leggings Hue

HUE Plaid Leggings, $48 / Pretty Polly Tartan Tights, $25

nordstrom plaid splendid aston flannel shirt

SPLENDID Aston Flannel Shirt, $128 / PAIGE Verdugo Ankle Jeans, $169

nordstrom plaid bobeau side zip sweatshirt

BOBEAU Plaid-Front Sweatshirt, $54 / NYDJ Ami Skinny Jeans, $114

nordstrom plaid renees accessories fringe scarf

RENEE’S ACCESSORIES Oversized Plaid Scarf, $38

nordstrom plaid august hat home run baseball cap

AUGUST HAT Home Run Baseball Cap, $32

nordstrom plaid bobeau lace border dress

BOBEAU Lace Border Print Dress, $58

nordstrom plaid steve madden papa boot

DR. MARTENS Alexandra Boot, $139.95 / STEVE MADDEN Pasa Work Boot, $109.95

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BARGAIN HUNTERS: Most of these brands and looks can be found at a discount at your local Nordstrom Rack, also!!! Click here to find the Rack nearest to you.

Blogger Abroad Style Report: LONDON

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TopShop London / Lala’s Outfit: Primark 

I had such a BLAST last month, when I had the awesome opportunity to spend a week in London, England! I shopped and people-watched, to research the hottest trends across the pond. My favorite places to shop were Zara, TopShop, Primark, and Camden Market. And of course, I had to spend a little time oohing and ahing over the pretty, pretty things in London’s flagship Burberry shop. Wow!

The top trends I saw there for women were: 

High-waist skinny jeans

High-waist skirts with crop tops

Knee-length twirly skirts

Platform Sandals

White sneakers

Ankle Boots

Dresses

Patterned Trousers

Lace-up boots (Doc Marten and biker style)

Overalls

Rompers & Jumpers

Scarves and Fedoras

Backpacks

Satchels

Enjoy my photos!
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The Jeans I’ll Be Wearing All Over Europe

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Aubrey Brower / Makeup: Delila Gutierrez / Hair: Erin Swenson of Eclectic Style 

So here’s a funny thing you might not know about me: I don’t like jeans. I get that they’re a wardrobe staple, and the biggest fashion trend since the 1960’s… But I would rather wear a dress, or a tunic & leggings, any day. Jeans have always felt stiff and restrictive to me! Of course, some of that distaste could be related to my inability to find jeans that actually fit me well. My legs are proportionately long for my body, so I usually have to go up a size to find jeans that aren’t too short, and then of course they just kind of fall off… And I’m back to dresses, lol!

stylespygirl aubrey love jeans 1 cropRecently, denim company French Dressing Jeans contacted me about reviewing a NEW line of jeans they are launching in the USA for the first time, called LOVE Premium Denim. Utilizing Lycra and what they call “Hold-You-In” Technology, their jeans come in four different curve-conscious fits, and are designed to “flatten the tummy and lift the behind.” I was skeptical, I have to admit, but sent them my sizing info and waited.

A beautiful package arrived in the mail a few days later: my new LOVE Premium Denim “Kylie” skinny jeans, designed with a higher rise for us ladies with narrower hips, so they stay up and don’t sag down in the bootie. (Also available are the Suzanne, the Olivia, and the Jegging.) I immediately loved the softness of these jeans, and the cleverly-cut lines. See those vertical seams on the legs? Those are a visual trick of the eye that elongate and slenderize your figure!

Ok, consider me impressed… But what about the fit?

Slipping into my Kylie jeans felt very much like putting on a pair of leggings; soft, stretchy, and surprisingly comfortable! And the cherry on top: these babies are looooong! Yeah, definitely NOT putting them in the dryer, lol; they’re the perfect length. I’ve never been able to wear skinny jeans that had that little “scrunch” at the bottom, over my shoes! Seriously, I might admit that I squealed in delight, but don’t tell anyone.

Friday morning I leave for an amazing European adventure. I can’t wait to see what fashions are trending “across the pond!” My suitcase is packed, and I’m ready to go… With my new favorite jeans: Kylie skinnies that go with e v e r y t h i n g!!! Thank you for the opportunity to change my mind about jeans, LOVE Premium Denim! LOVE you right back.

XOXO,
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My Vegas Style, Day to Night

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Vegas.com / For more info, check out Aria at http://www.vegas.com/resorts/aria/

So you’re heading to Las Vegas for a fun weekend, but you want to save room in your suitcase for all the shopping treasures you know you’re going to find? Pack light, and wear versatile pieces! I stick with one set of colors when I travel: black & white, with splashes of a few favorite colors as accents. If everything in my suitcase goes together, I know I can mix & match with ease and efficiency!

Here’s my guide for making one easy outfit go from day, to poolside, to nightclub… And it all fits in one bucket bag!

Inspiration Board:

My Vegas Style, Day to Night

How I Styled It, via Swank Boutique

Day Look:

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vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

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vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

I fit both outfits – including the heels! – into one stylish bag.vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

Night Look:vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

vegas stylespygirl lenny wheeler

Outfit Photos by Lenny Wheeler Photography / Hair by Erin Swenson, Eclectic Style Salon / Clothing, Bucket Bag, Accessories all from Swank Boutique Boise / Inside Photos at China Blue Nightclub in Downtown Boise

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How to Wear Sequins for Daytime

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Express / Skirt: Forever 21 / Sunglasses: Oakley, via Boise Mountain Eyecare / Necklace: Unigon Specialties / Bracelet: Posh Boutique / Handbag: Coach / Tights: Forever 21 / Boots: Vintage Nine West, via Renewed Expressions
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