Sunday, September 18, 2011

Parker dress, Nordstrom opening, and a note on mimosas...



I can't even explain how happy it makes me to wake up in the morning to crisp, fall air. For the Nordstrom grand opening this weekend in Nashville, the weather was absolutely perfect.  I decided to wear my favorite Parker dress again, this time with tights and boots (love).  The grand opening, on the other hand, was insane. It started at 8am with a 'Pre-opening Beauty Bash.' I later found out that what this means is 500 women, all dressed up, without a stitch of makeup. Also, there was club music (from a DJ), a spokeswoman with a microphone, and lots of screaming from the 'crowd' on whatever was being given away. I'm not sure how you all feel about cosmetic counters, but I get anxiety when I am just trying to get to a shoe section and those ladies start coming toward me... waving their samples in my face. This 'Beauty Bash' was like a cosmetics counter on ROIDS. Absolutely insane (and a little scary).

The Photog and I found a bench far enough a way from the madness to still laugh at everyone people watch, but so that our eardrums wouldn't be affected by the craziness. Pumpkin Spice latte in hand, we had ourselves a pretty fun morning watching all of the crazies.  I also got to meet a fellow blogger there, Mindy from I Want Your... Blog , who is beyond fabulous.  We chatted, had brunch, shopped for a bit... so much fun.

Tip for Nordstrom:  if you're going to have an event in the morning, please be well versed in the rules of morning events.  Most importantly, that Mimosa's MUST be served for me to participate.  Thankfully, the Accessories by Anthropolgie store next door had the good sense to serve them.  And they were lovely :)

Hope everyone is having a fantastic weekend!








Parker dress (same style, similar pattern here that I love), Banana Republic boots (last year.. similar here on SALE!!), Hue tights , Rebecca Minkoff bag , Tory Burch belt (similar here), Michael Kors watch , F21 shades (similar here), Essie polish in Carry On , Lancome L'absolu Rouge in Jezabel ---> this is my new favorite fall/winter red. LOVE.  

26 comments:

  1. love this look and this post. sounds like a crazy fun morning!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress...perfect transitional piece and I love that you paired it with chocolate tights...ode to fall...so excited for this cooler weather that is finally setting in!

    Great bag:)

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  3. Love the whole look!!! And I totally agree with you on mimosas...and pumpkin spice lattes! :)

    ps What lipstick do you wear? The color is AWESOME!

    <3 CK

    ckstayingwarm.tumblr.com

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  4. This is such a great outfit. May I add you're very photogenic? I haven't dared to try a lipstick that's any darker than a nude. Perhaps I should seeing you pulled it off with such aplomb.

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  5. GORGEOUS look! I'm so in love with your dress, you have no idea... and totally jealous of the fall weather... I'm so ready for the temperatures to go down so I can start wearing all my fall clothes :)
    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  6. Sounds like so much fun - absolutely love that dress!!! I know how you love your Parker! :)

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  7. Wow, sounds like a madhouse! Love your dress, yay for fall and busting out the tights and boots!

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  8. So it was the Fall Trend Show in Nashville today? We had ours yesterday but I didn't go. I've gone every year and I see the gorgeous make-up on the models and once I go down for a make-over I always look like Connie Chung from 1987...they really like to do a number on my eyes. EEK! Lovely take on the parker dress and wear it as much as you can... We'll see if the red trench is indeed our bargain outfit of the week!

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  9. ahhh!!! my favorite dress!!! girl, you need to put a shop my closet tab on your blog because i LOVE your wardrobe! LOVE. you look gorgeous.

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

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  10. I share your excitement for Fall! What a beautiful outfit. So polished but casual and fun at the same time. I love it all!

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  11. Oh, this is just gorgeous! I'm loving the cooler weather, too. Of course, it's not quite boot weather in Florida yet, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it will be soon! =)

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  12. I am ALL about some good people watching, especially when it's people acting crazy! LOL Love the boots with the tights, can't wait to start wearing them soon!

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  13. Love this belt with this dress. Ah mimosas...could go for one right now!

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  14. I adore this dress as a Fall piece! I love how you have already showed the versatility in such a short time. I really cannot wait to see more of your Fall looks. You have such beautiful and classy style!

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  15. Sarah you looked awesome girl! I love that dress! I can't stop laughing at your account of the event. Too funny! Have a great Monday! :)

    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

    SassyUptownChic xoxo Kim

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  16. I'm starting to shy away from any event where they offer 'free' anything. The crowds are crazy and there's just nothing I love THAT much!

    Love this dress though! Glad to see it back and styled for fall!

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  17. I love this look!... And now I could really go for a mimosa!

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  18. That dress is absolutely beautiful on you! Your whole look is making me long for cooler weather!

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  19. Oh I love that look - The dress is gorgeous, and I like the bag and belt too!
    :0)

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  20. Awesome photos and outfit!
    I'm your newest follower.

    Hilary

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  21. you look amaze!!! Need that dress.

    xo, Merritt

    Manolos and Martinis

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  22. LOVE the dress. Great color combo. I am so jealous that you went to the Nordy's opening. That is the ONE store I wish I had the chance to open when I worked for them. Your beauty bash description is spot on AND hysterical!

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  23. LOVE LOVE LOVE that dress and I love the name of your blog! Can't wait to read more!

    xoxox
    -Alexandra
    www.fashion-feast.com

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  24. GORGEOUS look! I'm so in love with your dress, you have no idea... and totally jealous of the fall weather... I'm so ready for the temperatures to go down so I can start wearing all my fall clothes :)

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