Nordstrom Dressing Room Diaries 2021

  1. Joanie says:

    Hi Beth
    I love seeing what you tried on in the dressing room at Nordstrom! Thanks for sharing. I like the lantern pants and the gray Vince sweater jacket is luscious. Great post!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      it was slim pickings but we did our best! there’s so much more merchandise available online. now we’ll just have to see what’s still available to order. oh, Nordstrom. thanks for stopping by!

  2. Elizabeth Horsley says:

    Hi Beth: I was up at 530 this morning and got my order in. I got the last pair of wide calf, size 10 wide riding boots in a brown colour. I noticed there was only one pair left of the black (before 6AM!!) so I snagged them too! I also got a few other basics – some nice layering pieces, some olive jeans and couple blouses to try. Last year was my first Nordstrom sale and I had just lost 50lbs so I went a bit crazy….not quite as crazy this year!
    So lovely to see you and Tania met up! I follow you both….oh how I would love to have been at that lunch!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      good for you! i was up at 6 am and missed out on a dress and top that i hoped to snag. boo! but i’m so happy to hear you scored the riding boots you wanted!

  3. You asked us, otherwise wouldn’t say too much, but I do not care for the lantern or baggy pants. I am use to seeing you in tailored classic pieces and you always look so smashing. I think the lantern pants look sloppy and make a person look larger than they are. Just my opinion. Love, love, the sunglasses on you!
    Other nice pieces from Fame and Vince! Glad you had fun!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i will point out that most women fear clothes that make them appear larger. i’m not one of them. once upon a time we were told we had to look slim at all costs. but if we hold onto that style rule tightly we’ll miss half the fashion fun. and, yes, i love tailored outfits but i also love boho chic, oversized dresses, and funky pants like these. it’s refreshing to step out of my style box now and again.

  4. SimplyFy says:

    Thanks for the preview! LOVE Kelly’s haircut!!

  5. I have to say for the first time I did not like any of them except the green fall color sweater.
    Thank you for sharing

  6. Anne Giroux says:

    Thank you for your frank appraisal of the Nordstrom Anniversary sale 2021. I am very in sync with your taste and style. I really feel you aim to curate with an editor’s eye. With all the marketing “noise” out there, you have a clear, strong point of view. That’s what I appreciate about your work.

  7. Carroll says:

    Your hair looks very elegant with a little wave and off your face!! Kelly’s hair looks great, also.

  8. Sylvia Espinoza says:

    Yes, yes, yes you should keep the lantern pants AND the top, too! You make both look good! Realize the look is not for everyone. I respect that. You and Kelly together in one post is wonderful! I too recommend her Djalali Cooks blog 🙂 Great post today. Thanks! ~

    • Beth Djalali says:

      the pants are definitely growing on me. honestly, i passed them by until the sales associate encouraged me to try them. and i’m happy she did! always love to hear from you.

  9. Lynn says:

    I like the lantern pants, also the wool cardigan coat and especially Tania’s blouse.

  10. Betty says:

    Beth you look fabulous in jeans! I love the casual looks you’ve modeled today. That jewel encrusted sweatshirt is calling me! And that green V-neck sweater!! And I’m so glad Kelly convinced you to get those fabulous sunglasses!! 🕶️💓

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i loved that jewel-encrusted sweatshirt! it has fun written all over it. i hope you get it!
      and sooooo happy i decided to splurge on these sunglasses.

  11. Patrice Demers says:

    Your Vietnam Days? Need to know more, with photos if possible!

    • Beth Djalali says:

      i lived in Vietnam for three years in the early 2000s

      • Christina says:

        Please write a post about that experience. And love the restaurant – I’ve been a couple of times when visiting San Francisco. In 2000, spent time in HCM and Hanoi area as my husband and I adopted two Vietnamese children (both 20 years old and in college now!) Thanks for a consistently thoughtful blog!

  12. Nancy says:

    Great Anniversary sale. It was interesting to see that I am not the only one having trouble with always finding my size in stock. Your sunglasses were the best find

  13. Georgia Peach says:

    I’m so glad you gals had a good time ! I have two delightful d.i.l.’s
    Aren’t we blessed?
    Yep,that’s just dressing room drama,isn’t it? Hits & misses. More fun w/a pal.
    I know this is your Nordstrom post but, oh boy, is Talbots ever having a great sale ! FYI…if there’s a price reduction within 2 weeks of placing your order Talbots will give you a price adjustment. Just call them to request one.
    Have a blessed Wednesday!

  14. Cathy says:

    You found some good items, I especially liked the jeans both of you tried on. I made a “wish list” on the first day we could preview the sale but many items are already sold out, just a day into the sale. This seems like mismanagement on Nordstrom’s part. They will disappoint their best customers if they don’t stock adequate quantities.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      that’s the challenging part of this sale – items sell out and sell out quickly. although we might just live to shop another day.
      good luck!

  15. Eve says:

    The sunglasses, the green vee neck sweater, the grey cardigan and Kelly’s stripped dress. I like the blue skirt she was wearing too. I have a pair of the lantern pants in sage and love them with my pink top. Nice post. Good to see Tania.

  16. Kathy says:

    I liked the grey cardigan sweater coat the best. Thought the rest of the items were meh. I have found this to be true for the last several years of the Nordy sale. Maybe the truth is that I have plenty of great items in my closet already. The sunglasses were the smart purchase.

  17. Lisa says:

    Keep the cropped lantern pants! They are super duper cool. They look great on you.

  18. Anon says:

    There is nothing there color-wise to pique my interest. Low-rise pants of any kind are not good for me, either. This gives me a sense of foreboding. I thought style would be more joyful and feminine as we move out of the pandemic. This is neither. Sad. 🙁

    • Beth Djalali says:

      it shouldn’t. typically, fall and winter clothes are less colorful or feminine than summer. gotta look at the glass half full. at least i try to.

  19. mary k hall says:

    Oh my! I was excited to see my two favorite bloggers together. You have both helped my style so much.

  20. Carol Michelsen says:

    Loved the sweater coat, green v-neck and embellished green/tan sweatshirt. All the rest, as another lady said, was meh. Kelly is so cute – why doesn’t she ever smile??

  21. Melanie y says:

    What were your Vietnam days? I’m enjoying your site.

  22. Susan says:

    Looks like you had a good time! To respond to your question, I love Eileen Fisher lantern pants and own several pairs. In my opinion, the jersey lantern pants are more comfortable, less bulky and fall better than the wool versions. To be completely honest, the tunic version of the sweater you’re wearing with a scoop neck (currently in the NSale) is more flattering than the funnel
    neck you show. I don’t know what the EF current obsession with funnel neck tops is, but this style is friendly to very few women.

  23. It was so fun meeting you and Kelly. And, it is fun to see your picks from the “slim pickings” that we had to choose from. Those lantern pants did look great on you, that makes me wish that I had tried them on too. Hope to see you again soon!!!

  24. Carol says:

    I shopped the sale at 2 Nordstroms in Dallas NorthPark Mall and Stonebriar. Disappointing is an understatement. Very slim choices at each regardless of price point. I bought nothing in the stores but managed to score a few Vince and Frame items online. Like others, I am taking that as a sign I already own plenty of lovely things.

    Since you asked, not a fan of the lantern pants.

    • Beth Djalali says:

      it’s about a 50/50 split on the pants. but i will mention they are quite comfortable. the stores were gypped as far
      as merchandise. but as we know online shopping is overtaking brick and mortars which is very sad to me. at least you
      found one or two things online. i’d say that was success!

  25. Cathy Dickenson says:

    Hi Beth,
    I enjoyed the fashion show!
    Yes, did like the lantern pants on you.
    They looked so comfortable too.

  26. Connie says:

    I thank you for sharing this post and all the cute clothes you tried on.
    You and Tania are my absolute favorite bloggers. I never miss reading both of your blogs daily.

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