Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Nordstrom Rack

It is a point of pride for me that I am a blogger who also has a day job. I really do get to enjoy the best of both worlds: pursuing a job that fulfills me by day, & then getting to talk about fashion, style & my favorite products by night. But things like studio fashion shoots & flying to the opposite coast for blog business meetings just aren't things that I ever saw myself doing… but when the opportunity presented itself, I jumped on it! Nordstrom Rack invited me out to San Francisco to learn about a fun new collaboration. In doing so I got to cross many "firsts" off my bucket list: first time being around so many bloggers in one place, first trip to California, & first photo shoot. I also can't publish this post without first thanking YOU, my readers, as brands would never believe in me if I didn't have you guys. I always say, I have the best readers & it is true! Thank you for making this a positive & fun place to hang out.

Let's just say that my first photo shoot wasn't filled with beginners luck. If we were to play a game called "Spot Jessica's robot fingers" it would get old really quickly. Luckily, we got to work with some awesome photographers that made me feel less like my "I don't know what to do with my hands" awkward self. And playing dress up with your new friends isn't so shabby either!
Seriously little pinkie finger!? Sporting a studded Rebecca Minkoff purse & chain detail bow necklace, both from Nordstrom Rack.
Lots of laughs to go around! Taylor, Kat, Liz & Natalie were so much fun to shoot with!
This pink skirt from Nordstrom Rack is on my wish list for Spring!
That Oscar selfie has nothing on us! #selfie
The whole group! Loved getting to know each & everyone of these wonderfully talented ladies.

Being an Ambassador for Nordstrom Rack this year is a dream come true. All of us will be serving as your "Shopping Geniuses", sharing our shopping confessions & dishing out our best secrets! But you can get in on the action too! Share your shopping confessions & shopping treasures found at Nordstrom Rack on Instagram using the hashtag #ShopGenius. The best submissions may be featured on Nordstrom Rack’s Instagram account & if you tag me, I will be regramming my favorites as well! Follow along with Nordstrom Rack on Instagram for all the juicy shopping confessions in the months to come.

What is your best shopping secret? Any shopping confessions to share??


  1. That outfit with the pink skirt is too cute!

  2. how exciting!! this is so cool! congrats, lady!



  3. Loved your outfits! They definitely scream spring ;)

  4. Congrats on being an Ambassador! I love that you're a working girl & blogger too. Keep it up girl, love your blog!

  5. What an amazing opportunity, Jessica–so proud and happy for you!

  6. whoa what a seriously awesome opportunity! nordstrom rack has some great finds!!! esp burberry stuff for babies.. haah!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  7. The outfit with the pink skirt is to dieee for! That pink skirt is EVERYTHING & the top & necklace are absolutely fabulous. Congratulations on such an amazing opportunity. You mentioned you love having a day job but would you ever consider going full-time blogger? Obviously if you could make it work $$ wise. Just curious. And I haven't been around to my fave blogs in a while - thanks to my new full-time-working-mommy status - but are you actually teaching students yet? What are you teaching again? How have you been liking it? So many questions... :-)

  8. Jen,
    Thanks lady! I love seeing your new bundle of joy on Instagram! I truly do enjoy having a day job. It provides me a place to wear my outfits (seriously, where are full time bloggers where those fancy get-ups!?) & allows me to use all sides of my personality (creative blogging, super analytical teacher). I am now teaching (woo woo!!), as an intern/co-teacher right now, and then as a full time 7th grade science teacher for the coming school year. So far I like it about 100X better than being a grad student... but we shall see how really full time teaching treats me! Thank you for all your support! xx

  9. That's so awesome. My mom was a 7th grade history teacher for over 30 years and absolutely loved it. It had it's challenges of course but it was very rewarding. Glad you love it. And I wonder the same thing about full-time bloggers often - WHERE are they going? :-)

  10. Congrats on this amazing opportunity! You look like a natural in front of the camera!


  11. That pinkie in the first pic is cute! :p Your outfits are just awesome! So perfect for Spring! xo

  12. Congratulations!! As the photoshoot went on, I think you got a bit more relaxed.

    My shopping tips are quality over quantity and staying true to my personality. Sometimes trends are just there to trick us.

    Keep going!

    xo Belen, Androbel Insider

  13. AHHHH! SO AMAZING JESS! Congrats again. Looks like such a fun time, and you look like a natural! :) Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. And yes, I think I need that skirt as well!

  14. That is so awesome, Jess!!! Congratulations! It looks like you had a blast :)

  15. So cute! You all look like you had an absolute blast! xx

  16. You look fabulous! What an amazing opportunity, good for you!

  17. Yay I've been waiting to see this ever since you posted on instagram! This is such an amazing opportunity, and you deserve it! Congrats!


  18. I am 99% so excited that you got this opportunity and only 1% jealous! Just put me in your suitcase next time :)

    ~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

  19. What an EXCITING endeavor! These shots are gorge and I'm stoked to see what is in store!

    xo, Nina


  20. Thats so awesome that you were able to be a part of this collaboration! That looks like it was such a fun event! I'll be looking forward to your shopping secrets!



  21. Adorable and sounds so much fun! Love love it with the pink skirt!

  22. Congratulations! That sounds like so much fun, and I LOVE that pink skirt. It's perfect.

    xo Kimi

  23. So fab! Love that pink skater skirt, I will have to go searching for that one!



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