Thursday, September 15, 2011

Nordstrom Rack Review {I love clothes}




I have been known to tell my children that Nordstrom is a holy place. I love it so very much. It has amazing clothing and beauty and the best customer service. I feel good inside of Nordstrom. Enter Nordstrom Rack. I shopped at Nordstrom Rack once when I was out west for a holiday and I loved it so much. It’s like Nordstrom only half off. Ohio has a store about 2 hours from me. I think it is safer that it is not actually located in Columbus.


For $200.00 I was able to score three outfits and a killer pair of shoes. I also got some tights and some new black leggings. Amazing. No?




My first outfit is a casual work outfit for me. I work from home, but I do have meetings and sometimes speak at events and conferences. I like the blouse and trouser jean look with smart shoes for a pulled together but totally comfortable look. These jeans were only $39.00. Take that Joe’s jeans or whatever is the high-priced skinny-girl denim of the month. The plus size rack had about 4 styles of jeans, and I was praying for a long and lean look like a trouser jean. I am so pleased with these.






My second outfit is a Calvin Klein tunic that seems to be just the look that I am trying to work with over the change of seasons -- a cinched waist to give me some curves. I like that it is lightweight and great with jeans or black trousers. I would wear this with a black skirt and funky shoes and head to dinner or a school function.








I had to snag a new fall dress. I love Max Studio. This is a rouched look that I will pair with tights {hello = $6.00 ones at Nordstrom Rack} and the killer chunky clogs I found. I love the Nordstrom Rack for shoe shopping too, as I have BIG feet and the store offers a massive selection of sizes 10 and up. It was pretty amazing for a big foot gal. There were rows and rows of size 12 and 13! I wear a 10.5 or 11 and I could have bought 100 pairs that I coveted. The Born Clogs that I picked are vintage-inspired and really comfortable. They were 70% off, and I got them for $30.00. They look great with dresses and pants.






I was able to find a simple cardigan for $9.00 in the clearance section. It is chic and will be perfect for layering. NINE dollars! I am a cardi girl but I like them to be thin and with good lines and some interesting details. This one is just perfect.





The store was a bit overwhelming in the Women’s section. Some racks were hard to rummage through as they were a bit full and messy, but I think it was just because it was busy and people were digging for bargains. I am not bothered by the hunt of shopping. I like to dig.


The plus size section needs to expand the jean and trouser selection. I felt there were too many blouses and not nearly enough pants, skirts, and dresses. I will say that most of the lines in the Women’s section went up to 14/16 or XL, so for me, I was able to find lots of choices. I feel if you wore higher than a size 18 it would be hard to find a lot of selection. But the news is that Nordstrom Rack’s plus-size selection gets even better starting September 15th! You can shop a better assortment of the season’s hottest styles in plus sizes.
In addition to a better selection at Rack stores that already offer plus,15 more Rack stores will carry plus-size apparel. Visit Nordstrom Rackto find a store near you.




The staff was helpful and courteous and I love that you can get alternations at Nordstrom Rack just like at Nordstrom. I would shop there so much if it was closer to my home. I had to turn my eyes from the coat section. I wanted so many things. And the handbags. Oh my.


I am losing weight, and I have been trying to hold off buying clothing, but the season change is going to make that difficult and I want to look better right now. I think this is a great shop to buy pieces all along the way to a fabulous wardrobe. I tried to invest in items that would work as I lost weight. I can belt and layer and work this all season long.
Someone told me to keep looking good on the way down and you will feel better about yourself during the journey. I agree. I feel like thanks to Nordstrom Rack I am able to rock out a little earthy boho mama look this fall. I feel good about it. Thanks Nordstrom Rack!






Want to try Nordstrom Rack out for yourself? One lucky winner will receive a $100 Nordstrom Rack gift card to create their perfect fall look! Simply leave me comment telling me what fabulous fall piece you would love to find at Nordstrom Rack. Make sure to leave your email!


Sweepstakes Dates:  9/15-10/31
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You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry 
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an alternate form of entry. 


This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older

Winners will be selected via random draw, and will be notified by e-mail.

You have 72 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be
selected. 
The Official Rules are available here.


105 comments:

Shawna said...

Thanks for this post--I never new Nordstrom Rack HAD a plus section. AND there's one 15 minutes from my house that I've never gone in because I assumed it was for stylish skinny girls. You've unleashed a monster!

I would kill for the perfect pair of jeans. The ones that de-emphasize the butt and gut (and thighs while we're at it) and make my stumpy legs look a million miles long.

elisabeth@itsyfactor said...

I need this, Amy. Couldn't be at a better time.
elisabeth {at} itsyfactor {dot} com

Deb said...

Born clogs for $30? You are a genius. And a hottie!!! The blue dress is everything right in the world.

Mami2jcn said...

I like the Adrianna Papell Lace Overlay Dress & Jacket.

mami2jcn at gmail dot com

Mami2jcn said...

tweet:

http://twitter.com/#!/mami2jcn/status/114356366558232577

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carina said...

Oh geez, what wouldn't I buy at the glorious Rack? I'd love to find some gorgeous fall boots, preferably in grey.

Elena said...

I need a new jacket for this fall

elena150980@yahoo.com

jillscottbauer@hotmail.com said...

Still looking for the perfect pair of skinny jeans...that don't make me look fat. Would love to look at the Rack!

Elena said...

tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/ElenaIstomina/status/114385058512650240

elena150980@yahoo.com

Arianne said...

you look gorgeous! and i so want some clogs. yum.

krista said...

honestly, i want to give this to my mom. she just took all of her paid time off to help me with the birth of my second baby and then i found out she had to have oral surgery and went to work in pain the very next work day because she had no more paid time off. she always gives and gives and i would love to give back to her with this.
(although i might go with her. you know, just to make sure i'm not missing anything!)

Mikel said...

LOVE Nordys...rack or otherwise.

AmericanFamily said...

Hey Hot Momma,
I need new kicks. And some new shirts. I am trying to upgrade slightly from my usual holey t-shirts, so prettier shirts would be awesome.

alice said...

Those are great jeans! I'm definitely looking forward to expanding my selection of pants - FL is still muggy, and I appreciate capri pants' flexibility, but I'm ready for Real Pants again!

Amy said...

I would love to get a trench coat for fall as the temperature drops. I think it's a flattering style for anyone.


amy [at] utry [dot] it

Headless Mom said...

My body seems to be changing... Again! so I really need some updated jeans. Nicer jeans that I can pair with heels or boots for cooler days.

For some reason I always for get about the Rack. Not now! Thanks for the reminder!

E... said...

I really need some sweaters that are not too sloppy and frumpy to help show off the hair that I am finally on my way to liking now that it is past the awkward grow out phase! You are looking great!!

SUEB0B said...

I am needing a new dress. With sleeves and not too low-cut. I hate these dresses that make mah boobs hang out. No one wants to see a 50-year-old woman's boobs.

susan1215 said...

I'd get some nice boots and a new pair of jeans

s2s2 at comcast dot net

susan1215 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/susan1215/status/114897901091692544

s2s2 at comcast dot net

trieschman said...

I love what you found. We just got a NR here in Indianapolis and I really want to go check it out.

Amber said...

I love the pics, Nordstrom Rack is awesome and it looks like you found some great pieces. I'd love to get a new pair of boots for fall! Thanks!

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Amber said...

I tweeted the giveaway:
http://twitter.com/#!/roomofmyown/status/115163059152101376

shevilkenevil1 at aol dot com

Kim said...

OH how I would LOOOVE this! Um, first of all, you look so good. Hot Mama ;)

I would love to get something that doesn't make me feel like a frumpy beached whale ;)

Kim said...

tweet tweet!
http://twitter.com/#!/prairiemama/status/115171242969006080

Missy said...

What great pics - you look great in your choices! You know what I need - a fall blazer thingy that can be a coat and an "over my shirt make me look professional" piece of clothing.

Anonymous said...

Oh, sweetie! You've just GOT to take me shoe shopping!

Kelly C
aka Zachie's Mom

G said...

I need a new black skirt!

Abby said...

Gorgeous! I want some prettiness, too!

JC said...

I'd like a trench coat or a pair of tall boots
tcarolinep at gmail dot com

JC said...

https://twitter.com/#!/tcarolinep/status/115632476923240448

Bhav said...

I would love to find a pair of stylish comfortable boots!

bvbabybv at gmail dot com

Bhav said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/bvbabybv/status/115632942511955968

bvbabybv at gmail dot com

paige said...

New jeans for me would be super-nice. New shoes might be even nicer!

MANDY83 said...

i would love to get riding boots or a beige sweater

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

MANDY83 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/aes529/status/115855271787630593

pokergrl8 at gmail.com

Carolyn G said...

I am so looking for a cute sweater dress that I can wear with tights and boots.

vincent said...

I would love to find just a simple dress... Nothing too fancy, but still with good lines and that looks nice enough to run errands around town in. A little bit fitted maybe, the classic look... I don't own any dresses so this would be nice to have to just throw on when I want to look nice but not have to go to a lot of trouble!!! :)

Kunklebaby said...

Looking good Mama!! I love the shirt from the first outfit!

I'm on the hunt for some new jeans as I'm also on the post-baby, weight loss train. lol

Heather said...

I would love to find a pair of riding boots. I have a large size foot as well and you have given me hope. Now to visit the one that is about an hour from my house.

Gina aka Slappy said...

I want that blue dress !!!

Gina aka Slappy said...

I also want to know how you style your hair ... it looks fantabulous!

Wife Goes On said...

I would LOVE to find the cardigan or the borns for $30. We wear the same size shoes, so we could both find LOTS Of shoes there. I guess one just opened in our capitol city, so this would be FAB!

Lori said...

I adore the Rack! I have to get myself over there soon for some new blouses. And next time you head there, sister, you have to give me a call -- it's not too far from me. :-)

Tina said...

boots!!
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Tina said...

http://twitter.com/#!/HappyTina0115/status/117886978049064960
merleandtina@yahoo.com

Mariana @ The Domestic Buzz said...

Cool clothes! For fall, I love, love, love sweater dresses! With a nice pair of boots and some textured leggings. :)

Mariana @ The Domestic Buzz said...

I tweeted! http://twitter.com/#!/SegunMama/status/118053724743663616

ms-texas said...

I'd like a really great pair of jeans and a nice pair of black pants

debbiebellows(at)gmail(dot)com

abitnerdy said...

ohlala... love the Calvin Klein tunic! and shoe, I'd love to find a pair of thigh high boots that aren't overthe top. :) that and fabulous leggings that will last! thank you for the opportunity xx

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

ohlala... love the Calvin Klein tunic! and shoe, I'd love to find a pair of thigh high boots that aren't overthe top. :) that and fabulous leggings that will last! thank you for the opportunity xx

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

abitnerdy said...

https://twitter.com/#!/abitnerdy/status/118112933678022656 I tweeted :)

abitnerdygirl at gmail dot com

Amelia Sprout said...

I sort of forgot to comment before when I tweeted, but I am such a shoe whore for the Rack. We have two by us, and now I'm going to check them out for clothes. Especially since I gained more than I wanted to while pregnant and nursing means it may stay with me longer than I wanted to.

Amelia Sprout said...

I also tweeted this! http://twitter.com/#!/ameliasprout/status/114343399594803200

TC said...

LOVE the shoe selection at Nordstrom Rack, so I'm hoping I can find a great pair of fall boots. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

I am looking for the perfect pair of skinny jeans!
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

T @ The Happy Clipper said...

tweet
http://twitter.com/#!/huffychic/status/118462251643576320
tara.huff(at)gmail(dot)com

Dee said...

I'd love to find either a trench coat for the fall in a nice nude color or riding boots! :)

deeg131 at gmail dot com

Dee said...

tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/DeeGee13/status/118557729085325312

deeg131 at gmail dot com

wigget said...

i could use a new jacket!

Lynn said...

I would love to find a nice pair of riding boots at Nordstrom Rack!

rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

Lynn said...

Tweet:
http://twitter.com/#!/livelovelynn/status/120323612547878912

rawrms (at) gmail (dot) com

Angel Jacklyn said...

I'M ALL FOR SWEATERS. I'D LOVE TO FIND THE "Eileen Fisher Drape Front Cardigan " , IF IT WERE POSSIBLE, LOL

kytah00@yahoo.com

Angel Jacklyn said...

2ND ENTRY TWEET @ http://twitter.com/#!/kytah00/status/120717700069736448

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theresa said...

I would love to find a pair of leggings with that designer feel and look. love your pictures u took :)

theresa said...

I love the leggings looks like i need to check out nordstrom :)

Anonymous said...

i would like a new sweater dress for the fall.
flyergal82 AT (yahoo) /dot/ $com#

Kerry said...

I'd love to get some cute new fall boots.
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Kerry said...

tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/KerryBishop/status/121379821879164929
nuthouse(at)centurytel(dot)net

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I adore Nordstrom Rack. I would love to have some nice shirts that had sleeves for the fall.

jakiesmom said...

a super cozy sweater
nannypanpan at gmail.com

Naturally Alise said...

I would love to find a fab pair of great fitting pants. Pants are such a struggle for me.

Anonymous said...

I guess a sweater in a very nice color.
MCantu1019 at aol dot com

Kim said...

i would love to find the perfect brown leather boots!

kim@lovintheoven.com

Danielle said...

I'd love a pair of boots this fall

simmworksfamily (at) gmail.com

Nikkiana said...

You look absolutely fabulous in all the stuff you got! I'm in dire need of new pants because I lost so much weight recently, so that's probably what I'd be after!

Anonymous said...

gmissycat at yahoo dot com

Lib Stewart said...

Love shoes from The Rack!

Anonymous said...

I love love love Nordy's Rack! Dresses there are my favorite, but I honestly cannot resist the denim.

Melanie said...

Would love a new fall coat for the East Coast winter! Thanks!!!

Kelly Massman said...

I'd love to find some pants that look good on a full-figured gal!
thanks also for a chance to win!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

karey m. said...

there's a james perse skirt i am DYING to own. sob.

also, a pair of zella workout pants.

that is all. thanks for the chance, fancy pants! you look adorable!

Nancy said...

My choice of a fabulous fall piece would be a pair of boots.

Nancy said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/njhhb/statuses/128456067242921984

sy said...

I want to find cable sweaters. Thanks for the giveaway!
songyueyu at gmail

sy said...

tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/syytta/status/128645697405845504

Deanna G. said...

I'd love to find some cozy boots! :)

Deanna G. said...

Tweeted:

http://twitter.com/#!/calidreamin87/status/129144355310149632

Melanie said...

I'd love a great pair of boots!

melduke26 at gmail dot com

Sally said...

I would love a pair of boots or a winter coat.

slehan said...

I'd like to find a great pair of slacks.
Thanks for the contest.

slehan at juno dot com

karenmed409 said...

you scored some bargains! I would love to find a nice fall jacket or Trench Coat for the cool weather.

Deb said...

I really need some new tops for fall and I really love the Laura Max Belted Print Tunic
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/laura-max-belted-print-tunic/3190444?origin=category&resultback=2166

Deb said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/#!/fairydancer35/status/130663056089956352

coriwestphal said...

I’m totally gonna rock the leg warmers this year! I haven’t worn a pair since about 1985, and I’ve seen them everywhere and just haven’t yet been able to embrace them again! But this year I'm giving in and getting myself a pair!

coriwestphal at msn dot com

coriwestphal said...

Tweet: http://twitter.com/coriwestphal/statuses/130742284563120129

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ewhatley said...

I would love to find a couple of new tops.

mybeachylife at gmail dot com

purplelover04 said...

i would love a really nice peacoat and boots

purple_lover_04 at msn dot com

purplelover04 said...

http://twitter.com/#!/purplelover04/status/130843105745317889

TheKate said...

I need everything but I will start with some sort of long sleeve top that doesn't hug the belly quite so tightly.

Allison said...

Oh, how I miss the shoe department at Nordstrom Rack! I would LOVE to get a new pair of boots this year.

colleen @ cleanwash letterpress said...

I am in desperate need of a new pair of jeans! I've managed to ruin most of my clothes at work and jeans are the first to go. A nice pair of boots would also be great!

Mari said...

I'd like a wraparound sweater and knee high boots.

runningmatey at hotmail dot com

Mari said...

https://mobile.twitter.com/#!/LuckyDuckyToo/status/131123927375294464

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~dab said...

I'd love to find this cardigan http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/michael-michael-kors-snap-front-cardigan-plus/3217969?origin=category&resultback=440

..my email is in my Blogger profile

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