Category Archives: Nordstrom

What To Wear: Chic Tomboys

I don’t know if its because I don’t go out much anymore or if I am reverting back to my old tomboyish ways, but all I want is to be cute and comfortable nowadays. I am so tired of wearing shoes that hurt my feet just to look the part. So I have traded my high heels for these Nike dunks…Love them! Due to the wedge, I feel like a have a little more height (even though I’m 5’7) but not enough to have my feet screaming at the end of the day. Winning… 

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{Varsity Jacket – Forever 21. Scarf – Asos. Top – Nordstrom. Jeans – Nordstrom BP. Belt, Bag and Watch – Michael Kors. Bracelets – Pandora. Shoes – Nike Dunks. Nails – Zoya’s Ali.}

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I hope everyone has a great week and a Happy New Year!! xx

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Butler London: Keks

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Every since I saw this color on @Thatsheart’s Instagram page I have been dying to get my hands on this color. One of my best girlfriends (thanks Tameka!) actually bought it for me from Nordstrom yesterday, and I couldn’t wait to swatch it for you guys today.

I’ll keep this post short and sweet…If you like blue nail polish like I do you will love Keks. It’s vibrant and super pigmented, which means that you could get away with wearing just one coat. In these pictures I am wearing two coats along with Sech Vite’s Dry Fast Top Coat. Keks should be available anywhere Butter London polishes are sold, and it retails for $15. You can purchase it online here.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post…Talk to you soon!! xx

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Nordy Girl Favorites

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I have a bunch of beauty products and one accessory to tell you guys about today…

Nail Products

I previously tried samples of Bubble White, and finally decided to get the jar so that I could soak my nails on a more frequent basis. I love this stuff because it is a quick and easy way to prep your nails for an at home manicure. Bubble White cleans your nails and softens your cuticles, and it literally works in 5 minutes. Amazeballs! As for the hand cream…I was previously stuck on Soap & Glory’s Hand Food, which I still love, but I didn’t realize that Silk Elements sold a hand cream that is comparable and much more affordable. What I love about this particular hand cream is that it smells amazing and moisturizes my hands without making them feel greasy. And for a little over $3…Yes, I’ll take that! Lol…

Make Up

Lately, my make up has been super easy going: Brows.Mascara.Lip Gloss. These glosses from Sephora and Revlon have been giving me that super shiny look that I love. Unlike mac lip glosses, they are light…No crazy thinkness here, but a lot of shine, which is exactly what I need. And for my lashes I’ve been obsessed with this Lash Potion from Revlon. OMG yall!! The volume and length that I get from this mascara is unreal. I use at least 3 coats when putting on my make up. Lol…

Nail Polish

Pastels and bright pinks!! I’ve finally ventured away from blue (cream) nail polish, ladies…I thought I would try something a little different from what I usually wear. These three polishes are jellies, meaning that they are a bit on the sheer side but are buildable, and can easily be layered with glitter nail polish. Ever heard of a “jelly sandwich”? Well, that is when you put a layer of glitter in between two coats of jelly nail polish (I’ll be sure to post an example of one this week)…Well, these polishes are perfect for that sort of thing. Here are swatches of each:

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Gargantuan Green Grape (L), Don’t Touch My Tutu (M), and You Drive Me Coconuts (R).

Accessory

Finally, I have been dying to tell you all about this eye glass case from Nordstrom’s Anniversary sale. This is the only thing I bought from the sale and I am so in love with it. I swear I would probably buy anything that has “Nordy Girl” on it for the phrase alone. All I can say is this case is sooooo me…Period…

All Products Mentioned:

I hope you all enjoyed this post…If you’ve tried any of these items, let me know what you think of them. Talk to you all soon! xx

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Preview: Accessories

I took a trip to the Nordstrom in Annapolis, Maryland on Thursday evening with my Mom, and was not wowed by much of what I saw. She left out of the store with 4 items and I left out with none! Shocking, isn’t it?! Lol…There are a handful of things that I liked but wasn’t willing to buy. One item that I am still contemplating is a Marc by Marc Jacobs Wallet, which I’ve included below.

I was expecting to purchase a rose gold watch (the best looking one in the sale is listed below as well), but a lot of the sale options this year looked cheap. Not sure what that is about but whatevs…But as far as accessories go, here is a preview of some things I thought you all may like:

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Large Leather Tote – $352.90

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Rebecca Minkoff “Cupid” Satchel (Medium) – $329.90

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Halogen Zip Around Wallet – $64.90

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Marc by Marc Jacobs Vertical Zippy Leather Wallet – $138.90

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Vince Camuto “Max” Leather & Calf Hair Crossbody Bag (Small) – $118.90

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Marc by Marc Jacob “Blade” Crystal Index Watch

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Furla “Papermoon” Satchel (Medium) – $265.90

Remember the sale is open to the public as of July 19th. If you find some things you like, let me know! Talk to you all soon! xx

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Mint Leopard Remix

IMG_5542Nail polish is such a fun accessory, I just can’t stay away from it. I bought this OPI color a few weeks ago, but it was so difficult to photograph I never posted it here on the blog. I figured if I placed it in front of a contrasting color/print it would show up better. And sure enough, it is showing up true to color here.

Ulta was having a sale on OPI polishes, buy 2 and get 1 free, so I snagged this one, which had been on my wish list for quite some time. It’s called Gargantuan Green Grape. That’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Nonetheless, it is a gorgeous mint green. Everyone is obsessing over Essie’s Mint Candy Apple, which is nice, but I like the formula on this one better. Plus the color doesn’t look as chalking, in my opinion. You’ll need about three thin coats for the color to be opaque.

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If you’re curious about the wallet, I bought it last year during Nordstrom’s anniversary sale. This Halogen wallet is a year old but is still one of my favorites.

BTW, this year Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale begins on July 19th, but for Nordstrom cardholder’s the early access to the sale begins tomorrow. Therefore, I’ll be spamming you guys with previews of the goodies once I’ve had a chance to scope the scenes! Talk to you all soon! xx

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What To Wear: Black & Gold

Since I knew I was going to be with my entire family on Mother’s Day, playing with my nieces and nephews, I wanted to wear something chic but comfortable so I decided on this Femme Fatale tee (which I didn’t realize said 666 until today…I promise I don’t worship the devil!) and my favorite leopard Sperrys.

When I had gone outside initially I didn’t have on a jacket because the sun was beaming, and I assumed that it was warm. Not so…The weather here in DC is super weird. It was beautifully sunny, but very windy yesterday. So I took a few pictures with and without the jacket:

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{Jacket: Armani Exchange. Tee: Urban Outfitters. Jeans: Nordstrom BP. Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Sperry’s). Belt: Michael Kors. Sunnies: Tory Burch. Purse: Rebecca Minkoff. Watch: Michael Kors. Bracelet: HRH Collection. Necklace: Asos. Nails: Ali from Zoya. Lippie: Rebel from Mac.}

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Some of my favorite accessories at the moment…

And yes, I have on leopard again. Lol…I just can’t stop wearing it! I am also super obsessed with gold accessories. This bracelet from the HRH Collection is super adorable and girly. Definitely one of my favorite pieces at the moment. Not to mention this ID necklace from Asos…Loves it!

I hope you all enjoyed this post!! xx…Kel

Special thanks to Kayla for snapping these pictures for me.

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What To Wear: Leopard+

In case you all have not noticed, I decided to change the name of my blog from Clutchez to Clothez & Clutchez. The name change just seemed to makes sense, and I feel like it gives people a better sense of what the blog is actually all about.

What To Wear is going to be a new series here on Clothez and Clutchez. Therefore, I will now be posting outfits at least 2-3 times per month. I really hope you all like the series…I had so much fun shooting these pics:

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{Blazer: Urban Outfitters. Top: Nordstrom BP. Boyfriend Jeans: Nordstrom BP. Shoes: Zara. Handbag: Alexander Wang. Necklace: HRH Collection. Timepiece: Michael Kors. Bracelets: Pandora. Sunnies: Tory Burch. Nails: OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook. Lippie: Maybelline Hot Plum.}

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Nowadays, I find that I am always wearing leopard of some sort. Today its a blazer, tomorrow it may be shoes, and the next day it may be a clutch.

Traditionally, a lot of women tend to pair leopard with the color red. I thought it would be fun to pair this blazer with a different pop of color instead. This turquoise blue really does the trick, and I think the gold accessories really compliment the contrasts between the colors.

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I hope you all enjoyed this post! Be blessed…xx KEL

Special thanks to my photographer for the day, Brandi!!

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Haulin’!

Check out my haul video that includes recent purchases from Nordstrom, Sephora, Target and Rite Aid!!

Here are the swatches of each nail polish mentioned in the video:

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From left to right: Revlon Colorstay in Wild Strawberry, Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Sun Kissed, Mint Sorbet, Coral Reef, and Sinful Colors in Faceted and Super Star.

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Jewelry Rut…

Has anyone else been in a jewelry rut?? Perhaps its just me…I used to be able to find cute costume jewelry but recently it has been really difficult. A few weeks ago I purchased a silver and gold spike bracelet from Nordstrom (here) but it tarnished after I had it for one week. A week?! Where they do that at?? The same thing happened when I purchased this Michael Kors bracelet, and I was pissed because that thing was like sixty bucks! What a waste of my duckets!

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There have been only a handful of jewelry pieces that have been giving me life lately. My gold Michael Kors watches have been on repeat for a couple of weeks now. I have other watches, but these two are my favorites at the moment.

As for earrings, it has been either studs or hoops. I have a new found appreciation for stud earrings, and I have been wearing these two a lot. Both I purchased at Nordstrom. The spiked ones are from the Nordstrom brand, and the blinged out skulls are from Betsey Johnson. Although I am known for my big ridiculous earrings I haven’t really been feeling them as of late. However, if I am not wearing a stud I am definitely wearing a hoop. These gold hoops are my fav, but I love any variation of big gold hoops.

When it comes to bracelets, I am in love with this shamballa bracelet. There are so many variations of shamballa bracelets, I am tempted to get more than one. I bought this black one from My Bella Couture. It’s a little different than the traditional ones I’ve seen, which is part of the reason why I like it so much. My other bracelet is one that I purchased a while ago when I used to work at Taxco Sterling, a sterling silver jewelry store in Washington, D.C. I love it because it is inspired by the David Yurman cuff bracelets.

Did you notice that most of this jewelry is gold? Yes, I have to admit that I am becoming a bit of a gold fanatic. I LOVE gold right now. We’ll see how long this lasts phase lasts…What do you prefer? Silver or gold? And do you find that even expensive costume jewelry turns way too fast??

BTW, I have my eyes on a few of the Pandora bracelets (black triple /double wrap and oxidized). Do any of you own one? If so, how do you like? The charms you can buy to go on them are super cute.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Talk to you all soon. xx

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Rouge Pop Art

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I was scrolling through my Instagram feed and stumbled upon this baby on a beauty blogger’s feed. Now I know that the mere thought of YSL nail polish makes people cringe because of the pricey-ness associated with the brand, but let me tell you that this nail polish is well worth the money they are charging for it.

YSL’s Rouge Pop Art (RPA) is a super vibrant red, and is probably the most gorgeous red I’ve seen in a long time. Not just because the formula is smooth and easy to work with, but the brush alone makes this nail polish a gem. The brush is flat and fans out a little at the tip. When I used RPA to paint the swatches below, my nail was completely covered in two strokes. And if you are into nail polish you know that rarely ever happens. There are only a handful of brands with brushes like that. The shape of the brush also helps to avoid getting nail polish all over your cuticles.

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I purchased this beauty from http://www.sephora.com during their VIB sale so I actually didn’t pay full price for this. It retails for $25 and is available here and here. There is another one (which I posted here) that I want to try, but I think I’ll wait for my Nordstrom Notes to come in the mail before doing so. Lol…

What do you guys think about high end nail polish? Would you splurge on it?? And what about red nails? Are you rocking them this season? Red nails are just so classic, aren’t they?!

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