Dots, Chambray, and a New Nordstrom Rack is Opening

Yesterday, I wore this dots and chambray ensemble.  I laughed on the inside every time someone complimented me on my dot skirt because it’s actually my J.Crew scattered dot dress in disguise.  I guess I can remove a polka dot skirt from my wardrobe needs list, right?

Dress—J Crew (similar)

Shirt—Old Navy (polka dot version)

Belt—Anthropologie ‘split orbits’

Shoes—Max Studio via Marshalls (Target wedge option)

Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx (similar)

Earrings—Kendra Scott ‘Danielle’ (slate catseye) via Nordstrom

Pearls—Overstock

At the end of the day, I attended a private preview party and shopping event at the second Nordstrom Rack to hit the St. Louis scene.  The new store, located in Manchester Highlands, officially opens on September 13 (details on opening).  Trust me, you’ll want to be there for entertainment, refreshments, fall fashion, and a chance to win a “race through the racks” sweepstakes to grab up to $2000 worth of goods from the store.

If I won the “race through the racks” sweepstakes, I would make 4 stops in my 90 seconds—Kate Spade clothing, Trina Turk clothing, Kate Spade handbags, and Tory Burch handbags.  Well, since the designer watch case is in the front of the store, I might as well grab a few Marc Jacobs watches too.

Kate Spade New York sightings in Nordstrom Rack, St. Louis.

Trina Turk sightings in Nordstrom Rack, St. Louis

Kate Spade New York handbags in Nordstrom Rack, St. Louis

Tory Burch bags in Nordstrom Rack, St. Louis

I was especially excited to preview this new store because I suspected that there’d be a wider selection of higher-end designer goods at bargain prices because of the tax base of this new location.  From what I’ve seen, I was right.  Wait until y’all see the designer shoes there!  You’ll have to visit to see the shoes, though, because I was too busy trying them on to take photos of them.

The West County area is my favorite place to shop in St. Louis and this Nordstrom Rack is a perfect addition to the area.  Cheers to new bargain style shopping possibilities in the Lou!

Disclosure:  Nordstrom Rack invited me to the pre-opening event and as part of attending, they provided refreshments and a goody bag.

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12 Comments

    • September 12, 2012 / 4:19 pm

      Yes. Yes. That one in downtown Chicago, though, is still a favorite of mine.

  1. September 11, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    I LOVE this outfit!!!! The chambray shirt looks great with the skirt/dress! And, thanks for sharing these pictures!

    • September 12, 2012 / 4:21 pm

      Thanks, Rynetta! I'm so excited to have 2 Nordstrom Racks in my city. I used to drive to Cincinnati often to visit the Rack there when I lived in the KY.

  2. Anonymous
    September 11, 2012 / 3:39 pm

    How do you get your shirt to look so nice on top of the dress?

    • September 12, 2012 / 4:28 pm

      Thanks for asking. I start by buttoning the top 3 buttons of the shirt. I then tie a knot in the front with the ends of the shirt. Next step is tuck the knot under. I also tuck the back of the shirt. It may take a little maneuvering to make the knot and tuck look as smooth as possible. The smoother it is, the easier it'll be to cinch the look together with a belt. Next, I opted for a wider belt because it better hides all the knots and tucking.

      Let me know if you try it!

    • September 12, 2012 / 4:29 pm

      Thanks, Shasie! Yes, Nordstrom Racks are always fun!

  3. September 12, 2012 / 1:39 am

    Amazing–I would never guess your "skirt" was a dress. How did you arrange the blouse.

    We've had a new Nordstrom Rack located in an upper middle-class neighborhood here in KC for over a year and I've yet to visit! Your tour of this store makes me think I ought to go.

    • September 12, 2012 / 4:32 pm

      Thanks, Terri! You haven't visited the new Rack in KC? You absolutely must go! The other location in STL is right next to a Whole Foods I frequent. Let's just say, I never go to Whole Foods without stopping in the Rack.

      About the blouse: I start by buttoning the top 3 buttons of the shirt. I then tie a knot in the front with the ends of the shirt. Next step is tuck the knot under. I also tuck the back of the shirt. It may take a little maneuvering to make the knot and tuck look as smooth as possible. The smoother it is, the easier it'll be to cinch the look together with a belt. Next, I opted for a wider belt because it better hides all the knots and tucking.

  4. March 20, 2016 / 9:33 pm

    Hi do you know what model is that tory burch gray one.?thank you by the way love your blog..u inspire me