Every fall, I always get the urge to add some new pieces to my closet to celebrate the change in seasons. That's why it was perfect timing that I recently had the opportunity to attend the store opening event for the new Nordstrom Rack in Eugene, OR! I already shared with you how much fun I had browsing the store, and now I wanted to show you a few of the different looks I put together during my shopping adventure! Nordstrom Rack has so many on-trend pieces so I had a really tough time narrowing it down, but I managed to choose three outfits that I felt fit perfectly with my personal style.
Look #1: Polished Work Look
I currently work from home, which means I don't have to dress up on a daily basis. Most of the time I love it, however, there are definitely days that I miss getting dressed up in cute clothes and going into an office. My recent work trip to Florida made me realize that my closet is seriously lacking in stylish yet business appropriate looks. I was inspired to put together this outfit because occasionally I do go to events where I need to dress up. I'm a big fan of feminine pieces, but I also love things that have a little bit of an edge which is why I thought this combination was perfect.
I was instantly drawn to this pretty gray floral blouse, and I thought this sleek leather panel pencil skirt would be the perfect way to balance it out. Mixing prints is another big trend this season, so classic leopard pumps seemed like a great way to give this look even more personality!
I loved how the rose gold stud details gave a little toughness to this girly blouse!
This look might not work in an ultra conservative office, but it would totally work for any event I'll need to attend in Portland where I want to look sophisticated without being too stuffy.
Look #2: Downtown Date Night
Now that Cameron and I live in downtown Portland, we love going out on the weekends to try new restaurants. However, we try to walk to our destination as much as possible, so that means I need a date night look that allows me to look cute but still stay comfortable (and warm!) en route!
I knew I wanted my look to revolve around some classic dark skinny jeans, and Paige is one of my all-time favorite denim brands. Leopard print and leather accents are two huge trends this fall, so I thought this tie-neck blouse paired with this black blazer would be the perfect way to incorporate both into my date night ensemble. These black Steve Madden motorcycle boots give this look even more of a rock and roll edge, plus they were super comfy which is ideal for walking around the city!
Like I said, I love looks that are feminine but balanced out by pieces that are a little tougher.
I would totally wear this outfit out on a Saturday night, and I love the way it came together!
Look #3: Weekend Casual
So this look is most in line with how I dress on a daily basis. It's comfortable yet cute, and it's perfect for running around and doing errands on the weekends. I think that a great jacket is essential for pulling together any look when you'll be out and about, and I fell in love this green MICHAEL Michael Kors coat. I paired it with a comfy gray top and a great pair of Joe's Jeans—simple yet stylish.
It rains a lot here in Oregon, so a good pair of rain boots is a must. I already own a pink pair of Hunter rain boots, but I've been dying to get a pair in a more classic color. This dark hunter green pair is just perfect (and reminds me of Kate Middleton!) Plus, they were such an incredible deal!
This look is very relaxed yet still pulled together and totally fits the vibe here in Portland.
So what did I purchase?
While I wanted to buy literally everything, I ended up buying the Michael Kors coat. I have been searching for an olive green anorak-style jacket like this for ages, and this one had everything I was looking for. It was a little longer in length and you can cinch in the waist for a more fitted look. I absolutely love the waxed cotton material and the fact that it has a hood means it will be perfect for running around on rainy days here in Oregon. And while I'm sure I'll often be wearing it with jeans and rainboots similar to how I styled it in the store, I feel like this jacket is such a versatile piece! When I brought it home, I wanted to see how it would pair with other pieces in my closet; I decided to wear it with a bicycle-print dress (because it doesn't get much more Portland than that!) along with my flat leather boots (which I actually purchased at Nordstrom Rack earlier this year!) and my leather tote to create this fun fall look. I am seriously in love with it already!
I absolutely love this versatile jacket and I know I'll get a ton of wear out of it this fall. And to top it off, it was it was less than half the retail price--thank you Nordstrom Rack! Shopping there is seriously smart because I can get such high-quality wardrobe staples at amazing prices...love that! If you want to be a shopping genius as well, be sure to check out where there is a Nordstrom Rack near you!
I was selected for this opportunity by Nordstrom Rack, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.