13 June 2021

Nordstrom stylists always recommend these 10 items!

Zara blazer – oversized | L’Agence silk cami | Levi’s 724 denim – LOVE | Sam Edelman sandals | YSL tote | Tom Ford sunglasses | Link necklace

Nordstrom Stylists always recommend these 10 items!


First off, in case you’re new around here and have no idea what the “Nordstrom6” is, let me tell you all about my girl gang! In a nutshell, we found each other during the early days of quarantine and instantly bonded. We started sharing weekly content with you all to try to make shopping both fun and inspiring during that challenging time. Well, a year later we’re still at it, and between daily texts and house party calls, we plan our weekly content which we post every Sunday! Check out this recent blog post and Instagram Reels posts here and here).

Last month, we were giddy with excitement when Bobby Schuessler, the Senior Market Editor at Who What Wear, asked if we’d share items we regularly recommend to our clients. Of course we said yes, and several weeks later we were featured in this Who What Wear article:  “We Call Ourselves the Nordstrom 6.”  It was an absolute highlight or the year! Today I’m sharing the 10 ten items, including some brand new picks: everything from summer handbags to pretty sandals to the lingerie favorites we swear by. I’m certain you’ll want to try some of these best-sellers … it’s not often you find 100 years of Nordstrom stylist experience in one place! I hope you like them 🙂

P.S. We’ve had a little explosion of growth lately, so if you’re new around here and want to stay up to date on all things stylish and the bound-to-sell-out items we ALL need, then subscribe here and never miss a post! Also, my daughter Emily has been hard at work creating blog posts I think you’ll like. We added Em’s Picks to the website, check it out here. If you want to check out my stylish friends, here they are: Rose, Danielle, Stacey, Jennifer and Sandy. All super talented, genuine, warm, and creative!


# 1 We all love a good blazer

Veronica Beard blazer | Mother denim | Sandals | Balenciaga tote | Sunglasses

A blazer is a staple piece we all love. The versatility and styling options are endless, and it’s an easy way to look polished and cool. For a splurge, we recommend Veronica Beard like this one or this brand new one. Below you’ll find several that work perfectly all year long. For a summer linen style, I love the Parke style by J.Crew – so good, I just purchased this white one. Throw one on over a tank, a slip dress, or pair with your favorite jeans.


Revolve (returns are so easy, fyi)





#2 Totes are a handbag necessity

We all own totes, and some of us own multiple. Simple crossbody bags and totes are our top, everyday go-to’s! Find one you love that works with everything, and I’m certain you’ll get loads of wear out of it. Trust me, they’re worth the splurge!



Crossbody go-to’s



#3 T-shirts we swear by

Flowy trench | Anine Bing tee | Mother denim | Balenciaga chain bag |Sandals | Link necklace | Tom Ford sunnies

Between the ATM Schoolboy tee, the Frame v-neck tee, cool-girl Anine Bing tees and graphic tees, that’s pretty much all one really needs! The graphic tees and Anine Bing tees add a little bit of interest to every outfit. And of course, having a few basics in black, white and gray will help pull many many outfits together.



Anine Bing



#4 We can’t live without our denim

We ALL love our jeans, and here are the styles we are selling the most of right now:

Frame Le High


Mother insider

Paige Cindy

Mother Dazzler and Mother Hustler 

Levi’s Icon wedgie and 724 (my favorites)



#5 Summer slides — brand new picks

Dior slides | Gucci rubber sandalsNordstrom and Gucci

Since it’s sandal season, we have a lot to say! Definitely square-toed styles are the winners — think Bottega-inspired versions, like this, this and this. Jelly sandals are also at the top of the list, like these Gucci rubber ones. I just purchased them in black and have already worn them several times. And, we’re all swooning over these Dior slides. Other brand favorites include Marc Fisher and Schutz, both for affordability and designer-inspired styling.


#6 One can never have too many jackets!

Good American shirt jacket | Michael Stars tank dress | Sandals | Balenciaga crossbody bag | Sunglasses

A utility jacket is one of the top items I recommend for my clients, and there are many options. I wear this one several times a week, and this belted style is another personal favorite. And lately, I’ve been suggesting newer versions in pretty colors, like this pale green one as well as this pink one. Find one (or two) you love and I promise you’ll wear it all the time!




#7 Dresses, dresses and more dresses

Vince slipdress | Sandals | Tote | Blazer | Silver link necklace | Silver rope necklace | Sunglasses 

We all love a good slip dress, and this Vince is one of the best. Since it’s cut on the bias, it’s really flattering (and somewhat forgiving). My friend Sandy wears an ATM tee under hers with sneakers, and Rose loves a Rails gauze shirt tied at the waist. It also looks amazing with a denim jacket or a blazer. Add this stylish, cool classic to your closet — it’s pretty much the perfect dress!



#8 Jewelry we wear all the time!

We all love gold, layered, chunky necklaces! Adding a slightly bigger necklace to some of our dainty ones gives a solid update to the layered look. I searched to find the best chain link that was reasonably priced (and not a weird shade of gold) and I’m happy to report this Laura Lombardi is perfect and works with the Poppy Finch I wear every day!

The Accessory Junkie is a favorite brand for trendy statement pieces, and one of the co-owners is from Portland so it has been fun to follow along and support their success. Some of the earrings are way too big for my face (!!) but I do have a pair of hoops I adore. Sandy from Seattle wears this Monica Vinader link bracelet every single day. Rose introduced me to the Dior cotton bracelets, which I wear most days, and finally these Dana Rebecca huggie earrings haven’t left my ears since I struggled to get them on. It’s ok because I love them 🙂




Monica Vinader


Bony Levy



#9 Lingerie basics

Frank & Eileen shirt | Paige Christy pants | Wacoal bra | Poppy Finch pearl necklace | Laura Lombardi link necklace

We all love lingerie, and urge our clients to stay up to date. For example, the Natori Feathers bra is the number one selling bra at Nordstrom, and I recently refreshed my stretched-out one! Rose only wears True & Co (I haven’t tried yet), while Jennifer likes Free People bralettes. Since I just completed a year-long partnership with Wacoal, those are the only ones I’ve worn lately. Read more here 🙂

The six of us often recommend Hanky Panky, Commando and Natori Bliss thongs. For fuller coverage, the Chantelle one-size-fits all panties are THE BEST!

And it’s safe to say we all wear Spanx and other shapewear for a smooth look under our favorite dresses. Someone asked what I was wearing under my slip dresses, and I said “SPANX of course!”



#10 Sneaker staples

These days we’re all wearing sneakers, and love everything from splurge Golden Goose to these Sam Edelmans. Here are our favorites!


Thank you for reading xo