Space at Nordstrom for Emerging Brands

Space is the latest concept at Nordstrom and will take a different approach to how it curates and highlights some of its selections.

Found both online here and in some of its flagship stores, Space is a mini boutique of sorts that will highlight emerging brands and designers. What do you think? Do you like the concept? I’d be interested in seeing the mini boutique in person.

Read more over at Fashionista or in Vogue and see some of my top picks below. I love this pink metallic bag.



Spotlight: Tradesy

My latest obsession is Tradesy – a website that let’s you sell your clothes online without the typical hassles of consignment shops.

Inside My ClosetI try to spend a few times each year cleaning out my closet and being honest with myself about what I wear and what I don’t. This usually results in a huge bag of clothes in great condition that just don’t fit right or that I’ve outgrown (the problems of getting older). Sometimes I find things that I’ve never worn at all and still have the tags (we’re all guilty).

I’d lug a huge bag over to Crossroads and end up making a measly amount selling a ton of items (if I was lucky) and donate the rest. I’d cringe when I saw the girl behind the counter take a great pair of jeans that I knew were worth so much more.

Well, I’m happy to say I recently sold two items on Tradesy and made a little over $40 (they take a 9% commission). It was so easy – they sent me the shipping kit and label (postage included) and all I had to do was package it up and drop it off. Now my items are off to their new owners who will make new memories with them. Sounds like a great deal to me!

Marissa Webb’s First Banana Republic Collection

Marissa Webb’s first collection for Banana Republic is finally out. As BR’s new creative director, Marissa Webb is definitely modernizing the brand and bringing back some fun and style into BR’s clothes. My biggest question would be whether the clothes will have a better fit going forward too.

Favorite Picks from Banana Republic's New Collection

From the gold pleated dress and cross-back pullover to the lace-up sandals and boyfriend shorts, there’s something for everyone. I think this pleated dress would be perfect for a spring or summer wedding. My favorite pick is the Aleah sandal in suede with the tassel at the ankle. Head over to Banana Republic to check out the rest of what BR has to offer and be sure to sign up for their emails since they’re always sending out coupons.