Ruffles, Leather & Pearls + My Trip to Seattle

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Top: Leith | Skirt: Leith | Belt: Gucci; get the look for less here | Necklace: BaubleBar (under $50!) | Booties: Steve Madden; get the ones on sale here | Bag: Chanel ‘Timeless Classic’ Jumbo; love this one! | Sunnies: Prada | New lip color: Smashbox ‘Do No Wrong’ with ‘Safe Word’ Liner

I got my first taste of cooler weather in Seattle this week, and it really got me in the mood for fall!  I was out there for a quick 2 day trip for our Season/Shift Designer Event.  It was hands down one of the coolest things I’ve experience while working at Nordstrom.  The event was basically a preview of what’s to come for fall from all of the big designers like Chanel, Givenchy, Gucci,  Stella McCartney, Saint Laurent, just to name a few.  The cutest cocktails were flying and models were workin it!  Another highlight of my trip was spending time in our flagship store, which is 5 levels, just FYI.  They just re-modeled the store and it was oh so cool!  Super modern with all the bells and whistles.  I definitely felt like I was in New York.  I was also able to connect with some friends that I used to work with.  That is one of the things I love most about my job–my co-workers.  I’ve met some of the most amazing people along the way, and if you stay with the company long enough, you run into old friends all the time.  It really is like a family!

I feel so full of fashion inspiration from my trip that I want to buy sooooo many new things for fall.  Ha!  One thing on my list was this leather skirt.  For under $100, it’s such a great price!  The leather is really soft and buttery, and I love the color, and since the cooler tones are really in style right now, I thought it would be the perfect addition to my wardrobe.  I thought it was perfect paired back to this ruffle top just to add the right amount of girly to this more edgy look.  Another trend to be on the lookout for is this style bootie paired back to dresses and skirts with bare legs.  It’s the perfect look for transitioning into fall!  Lastly, you can’t go wrong with this statement necklace made of draping gold chains.  It looks SO nice for under $50, and I’ve worn mine a ton!!

Thank you so much for reading and Happy Sunday babes! xoxo, Christian

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  • christina

    I love your skirt! It’s the perfect color to transition into fall. The gucci belt is amazinggg. Do you work in the Tampa Nordie’s (I live in tampa and shop there all the time!)

    • ChristianBlair

      Yes I do!:)