Monday, November 12, 2012

Day 12: blogger bash

{ What I Wore: J.Crew Blythe blouse // BaubleBar necklace // Storets vegan leather skirt // Nine West pumps }
{ Get the look }
silk blouse {$39.99} + pleated leather skirt {$59.00} + bauble necklace {$36.00} + cable knit tights {$6.99} + pointed-toe black pumps {$30.00}
Read more to hear all the juicy deets about my first blogger event!
If you follow me on Instagram (@jesshereandnow), you might have been wondering what a girl who is in the middle of a shopping ban is doing hanging out in the mall... well I got an engraved invitation that I couldn't resist
Off Saks 5th Avenue invited a handfull of Nashville fashion bloggers to take part in their Winter Fashion Preview at Opry Mills Mall, and the day included style previews at Off Saks 5th Ave, Coach, Brooks Brothers, Vera Bradley, and Vera Bradley.

As you all know, I am an online shopping fanatic, and very brand loyal to J.Crew, so I was so surprised to find myself falling in love with a local mall.

Opry Mills was flooded during the Nashville Flood of 2010, and upon reopening last year, they made some incredible improvements to the area and Mall itself. The newly organized "Fashion Wing" has everything I ever wanted: Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, BCBG, Calvin Klein, Coach, Cole Haan, Gap, J.Crew, Michael Kors, Saks 5th Avenue, Steve Madden, Vera Bradley and MORE!

If you are in the Nashville, TN area, get thy self to Opry Mills Mall, and come December you will find me at Saks 5th Ave stocking up on presents for everyone on my list (and maybe one or two things for myself too)!
1st Row: The guys' section at Coach has great gifts for guys AND gals! // Classic Cole Haan purse // Sequins are big for winter - loving all the sparkly colors!
2nd Row: military chic Coach outerwear for men // Swoon worthy Brooks Brother's purse // pop of neon under Cole Haan shoes
3rd Row: Plenty of pattern in the Vera Bradley outlet // Miu Miu glitter heels in Off Saks // Chic Coach USB
4th Row: Classic looks at Brooks Brothers // My soulmate loafers at Cole Haan // colorful combinations for men in Cole Haan
5th Row: Colored denim galore in Off Saks // leather trip ball cap at Coach // Timeless ties at Brooks Brothers
The DVF clutch that I dearly wanted to make my baby!
The Cole Haan display that made me want to add colored shoestrings to every pair in my closet!
We had the Mall to ourselves for an exclusive hour of shopping!
It was so wonderful to meet fellow Nashville Fashion bloggers including Sami Cone and Kaelah Bee. Thank you so much to Opry Mills Mall for the invite... after November, I will be back!

P.S. I am linking up with Still Being Molly for #YOLOMonday, check out the fun { here }


  1. What a fun event!  I love your skirt, and the purple/aqua combo looks great!

    Avec Amber

  2. Just found your blog via YOLOMondays and found myself scrolling through all your old posts...love it! You have such an amazing sense of style! Looking forward to following along:)

  3. Great outfit choice for the blogger event! Love that leather skirt. The event looks like it was heaps of fun :)

    Life etc


  4. I love that skirt! Found you on YOLO Monday!  

    Hailey @ Love, Laughter and Lipstick

  5. This sounds like SO much fun! I wish I was in the Nashville area!!! Love your outfit too - super cute!

    xo Niki

  6. Adorable!! I love this outfit you went with! Glad you had fun! 

  7. Chic look,love that skirt

  8. I live in Nashville too. I love that wing of the mall. So awesome!

  9. I love the cobalt and mint together, you look adorable! The event must've been so fun and I would've wanted to buy everything in the store :)

    The Tiny Heart  

  10. Super cute outfit!! I love your helpful 4 legged model too!

  11. Wow! You look stunning! LOVE that color on you! It looks PHENOM! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

  12. Sound like you had an amazing time

  13. This event looks like so much fun! And oooo your outfit is sooo pretty, i love the blue necklace with the purple shirt and the pleated skirt is beautiful :)

  14. I love that skirt! Look great!


  15. Those tights look so cozy...this looks like it was a great event!
    AlyssaThe Glossy Life

  16. Looks like an awesome time! Doesn't being a blogger make you feel fancy sometimes?? :) You look great btw.

    Sarah's Real Life (pssst! Gems & Jam giveaway in progress…)

  17. You were definitely the best dressed blogger there! I travel through Nashville all the time, thanks for the info on the updates to Opry Mills, I will have to stop by! And I'm obsessed with those tights...


  18. Looks like so much fun! So many great shops. And I love this outfit. I just love that skirt. It's so darn versatile. I loved it this summer and now I love it this fall with those tights!


  19. I love seeing your cute puggy pup making his appearance!

  20. Great to meet you, Jessica!


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