My closet straddles two worlds. More often than not, I shop at very affordable retailers and look for great sales to pad my wardrobe. Sometimes, though, a girl needs to treat herself. Enter Nordstrom- land of shiny and silver, where I can take a rosé break in the middle of shopping. (Side note: absolutely brilliant business model- get me a little tipsy and send me back out there with that little silver card in hand.) While I really like everything that I buy at other retailers, and often find pieces that I genuinely love, nearly everything I buy at Nordstrom ends up being emoji-with-the-heart-eyes style love. As every Nordy’s girl knows, shopping at Nordstrom is more than a perfectly fabulous blend of on-trend and classic styles. It’s the experience of shopping at Nordstrom- the lattes, the kind and absolutely-freaking-beautiful salespeople, the fact that nothing ever seems to be out of place. It’s the amazing return policy and that even though it feels so fancy, there are so many well-made but also affordable pieces. If you prefer shopping online like I do, it’s the easily navigated website where you can type in “pink dress for wedding guest” and be presented with 200 perfect options. Magic. Nordstrom also sets itself apart with unique sales and a credit card worth having. Certainly worth being mentioned, Nordstrom has been a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work for 20 consecutive years. That alone makes me happy to throw my dollars their way.
Many of the items within those four glorious walls are far beyond my budget. I tend to stick to the on-trend departments (think TopShop, Free people, B.P.) As I get older, though, I find myself wanting to add some higher-end pieces to my wardrobe. My budget is by no means endless, but I do find myself splurging on the things that I really love. This spring, I’ve been going crazy over shoes. Five of my favorite pairs were purchased at Nordstrom. Most of them are timeless, neutral go-with-everything styles that will remain in rotation for years to come. Oddly enough, my biggest splurge of the season has been a Tory Burch belt. I saw it, loved it, talked myself out of it, and couldn’t get it out of my head. Naturally, I had to pull the trigger.
Nordstrom isn’t just a splurger’s paradise, though. It’s a great place to try super on-trend styles offered at a moderate price point, especially given the quality. I am loving oversized tees and the mom jeans trends. You can find retailers like Madewell and Free People there, plus exclusives like Top Shop and collaborations. Their in-store brands are so well done. I tend to shop B.P. a lot because I want to be forever young. There are several items I’ve been eyeing just waiting for me in my cart right now. Come to think of it, after writing what is essentially a love letter to Nordy’s, I think I’ll go check out. It is Fri-yay, after all.