style inspiration

nordstrom rackFall is upon us and whether or not you live in a climate where the weather changes, you have probably made a few adjustments in the selection of your wardrobe colors, style, and fit (i.e. holiday possible season weight gain) . Nordstrom Rack provided me with a gift card and sent me on a hunt at their new Perimeter Expo location in search of items that meet Fall’s fashion trends and here’s what I found:

We were all watching last Thursday, at the edge of our seats, as Olivia Pope of ABCs Scandal met with Fitz and Melly in the dungeon of the white house wearing a similar version of this coat. No if and or buts! An a-line coat is very necessary this season!

olivia pope white coat scandal

The comfy ‘it’ shoe of last season continues to forges its way into this season. These shoes can be worn with pants or skirts, long or short without question. Care to be daring? Opt for animal print with calf hair.

tuxedo flats

A big tote is EVERYTHING, but a small clutch is EVEN MORE! These days, clutches have re-branded themselves as shoulder-candy given the chain-link accessory that is no longer chucked to the side, but displayed, changing the mood of the outfit to Chanel-Chic.

orange chain clutch

Jumpers or play suits, as some may call them, are super convenient. Only thought involved in the creation of this look are shoes. Whether flats, pumps, or sneakers, your kicks will determine if you are dressing up or dressing down

myliek onpiece

And what’s better than bold prints? Mixing and Matching. Solange never fails to make this trend look so effortless. Though it may take your eyes a moment to adjust, don’t hesitate, just dive right in! Just like the coordination of solid colors, select prints which are opposite of each other. Prints which are too close in pattern could appear as an attempt to match and that would be an #EpicFail.

mixed prints solange

This was my first time ever shopping at The Rack, as it is affectionately called. The quality of the clothing and accessories were absolutely superior, yet reasonably priced.  What’s even more awesome is the mobile check-out. From any place in the store, you can check out with an associate using a mobile phone app, who also happens to be easily identifiable by their lime green shirts. I snagged several items during this trip for under $250.

Stay tuned and I’ll put it all together for ya!


For the last 40 years Nordstrom Rack is the off-price retail division of Nordstrom, Inc., offering customers a wide selection of on-trend apparel, accessories, and shoes at an everyday savings of 30-70% off. Follow Nordstrom Rack on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to learn the latest on new arrivals, events and promotions.

Compensation was provided by Nordstrom Rack via Glam Media.  The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom Rack.