Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Nordstrom YOUphoria Fashion Face-Off


I have been hinting around since last week about a collaboration I was personally invited to participate in with Nordstrom. I have been chomping at the bits to share all the details with you and today is the day.

I am asking for your help and support because in case you missed the title, this is a Fashion Face-Off, meaning a competition. If you like the final results of my look (fingers crossed you do), please take 1.2 seconds to vote for me here https://houston.youphoriafashion.com/.

Nordstrom is currently promoting, across the country, a YOUphoria Fashion Face-Off campaign. I am still pinching myself that I was asked to join in on the celebrations, but grateful and humbled nonetheless.

 
My mission, with the help of a Nordstrom personal stylist and a shopping budget gifted by the reatiler, was to create a head-to-toe look that suited my personal style and represented current trends that were at the top of my wish list.

Walking into the three-story store at the Houston Galleria had my heart pounding. I was riding the escalator up to the third floor asking myself how in the world would I ever be able to choose one look from all this amazingness? Luckily, my appointed stylist took me by the hand after a handshake and a hug. We briefly discussed my style, what my blog was all about and how I wanted to stay true to my personality and what you ladies were accustomed to seeing and reading.

We headed straight to the Nordstrom Savvy section and immediately found "the" piece that we would style the entire outfit around, a leather skater skirt. This was exactly what I had in mind when brainstorming during my three hour long drive from Austin to Houston. I wanted to create an edgy, yet feminine look. We had the best time playing dress up. I am not sure how thrilled the team was after I left because it looked like a hurricane blew through my dressing room.
 

We picked up a few other pieces and styled three additional looks that I equally loved. It was definitely a hard decision deciding on the final style.


After the final pieces were chosen, I headed to the cosmetics department for a make over. My beauty advisor was top notch and gave me so many tips and tricks that I have already added to my daily routine. I told her thank you at least a dozen times and begged her to come home with me. She kindly declined, but said I could come back and play anytime.

 

Before I share the big finale, I must give a huge shout out to the Houston Galleria Nordstrom team. These ladies (and photographer) made my experience one to remember. I made four new friends that really did have my best interest in mind. They were so kind, welcoming and their talents were stellar. I couldn't have wished for a better group to work with. 


And, here it is, the final look. I am over the moon with the entire ensemble. It fits my style and personality perfectly. A little bit of leather, lace, pop of red and shoes that I have been lusting over for months. I still cannot believe these Vince heels are on my feet. Who in the world would have ever imagined? Not this girl. I am truly blessed and have all of you to thank for where this blog has taken me over the last year or so. The opportunities that have come my way are because of the support I have from each and every one of you. Without my readers, I would not have the memories and experiences that will forever be engrained. So, again thank you from the bottom of my heart. I will never forget how I started and who got me to where I am today. 


WHAT I AM WEARING: c/o Nordstrom

On Thursday, September 12th, I will be co-hosting a YOUphoria fashion event at the Houston Galleria Nordstorm location at 6:00 PM. If you live in the area, I would love if you stopped by to say hello for a fun filled evening of fashion, food, music, photography, nail and eyelash bars and so much more. Mark your calendars. I hope to see you there. It's about time and long overdue that I personally met some of my H-town bloggers girls! 

If you like my head-to-toe style, please take a second to vote for me in the YOUphoria Fashion Face-Off. You can click here to vote. 

All you have to do is enter your name, email and click the vote button. Don't worry, you don't have to RSVP for the event to vote, but hopefully you can make it. I appreciate all the support!
YOUphoria: It's more attainable than you think. Find yours at Nordstrom.

Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Nordstrom via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are 100% my own and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Nordstrom.

Shanna

59 comments:

Alice Warren said...

Nordy is such a great store. Looks like you had an awesome experience. I love your outfit & good luck!

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Jill C. said...

I'm dying over those shoes. I need them like I need another pair of skinny jeans...

Kati Nickl said...

Okay- I am in LOVE with your outfit and I must admit, super jealous, that you got this opportunity with Nordstrom. How fun! I am so happy for you! I just voted. :) I wish I lived in Houston so I could attend the event. Good luck!

xo
Kati
Glitz & Gold

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

YAY YAY YAY! You look FABULOUS girl! SOOOO happy for you! Sounds like you had an amazing time!!! I am off to vote for you now lady!

XOXO, Jenn
The Stylish Housewife

Dee Kay said...

awww Im so happy for you! I absolutely love the outfit you picked. You look amazing!
I just voted for you and if I was in Houston I would of passed by :) Congratulations, you are already a winner!

Dee Of Ms Dee Kay

Susan Jeffries said...

Oh how exciting for you Shanna!!! I think the outfit you selected is perfect for you. I like the outfit with the red pants too! Such fun! And I voted for you, of course:) Susan

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

That looks screams you! Seriously. You and the stylists did great. YOu look gorgeous. Good luck!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Just voted for you lady! Best of luck!

FitTravelerAJ said...

I love the outfit you put together! I totally voted for you, not because you asked (ok, maybe a little!), but because I really did like your outfit better! I do love that black/white dress you tried on as well. Good luck!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Susan Liberatore said...

Gorgeous!
LOVE the shoes!!!!! Best of luck. xo

Ashley Barnhill said...

LOVE the outfit you picked!! You look so gorgeous!

Heidi said...

You look amazing! Congratulations.

http://jax-and-jewels.blogspot.com

Reagan Leigh said...

Just voted for you! Your outfit was WAY better!!

Kim O said...

The question: how do I get myself down to Houston on the 12th?? You look fantastic!

Carly said...

I love the pop of red!!!! So perf!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

Alyssa said...

You are too adorable..I'm loving that last look!

Ashley said...

I really love that last outfit!! You look gorgeous..

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

Amy Shaughnessy said...

Aw, wish I could make a trip down to H town! I'm teaching though. :( What a great experience. You look gorgeous and I know you had so much fun.

Amy


Fashion and Beauty Finds

Natramirez08 said...

Oh SHanna, you look amazing in those pictures! I also really liked the first look on the left of the other three. But in all seriousness, I voted for you because I liked your look more, not JUST because I read your blog :)

Helene said...

1. I voted!
2. You look gorgeous, I love the outfit
3. If I was close to Houston I would SO be there!

Always Maylee said...

Ahh this is so awesome Shanna! LOVE every outfit you tried, but the finale one is SO you and you look gorgeous! Of course I will vote for you! :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Lauren {Fizz and Frosting} said...

I am so excited for you! What a fun experience. I absolutely ADORE the outfit you put together! You have my vote! ;)

Lauren
Fizz and Frosting

TheTinyHeart said...

Just voted for you, Shanna! Hope you win!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart
So Kate Giveaway!

Niki Caron said...

Shanna your look is amazing and your photos are all so beautiful!!! Ahhhh I'm so excited for you, fingers crossed that you win! And of course, I voted for you!!!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

I voted for you, good luck! Love the outfit you put together.

Melissa said...

I voted for you Shanna!!! So gorgeous. :) I LOVE that faux leather skirt! That's on my wish list for fall 'for sure'! ;)

P.s.- you're one of the nicest bloggers I follow. I so enjoy your posts! True kindness shines through.

Melissa
thebeesknees-mel.com

Chelsee W said...

This is such a cute look on you!

Kate at Green Fashionista said...

You look awesome as usual and I'm LOVING that skirt! Congrats gurlie!! :)

Sarah said...

That outfit is SO you!! I love it and you look adorable!

Voted!

Rachel Lynne said...

So many amazing outfits! I love that top and skirt!

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

What a cool opportunity! You look amazing, and I OF COURSE just voted for you!!!!
xoxo,
Sheaffer :)

shelley said...

Done! Good luck!!

Misty said...

Voted! :)

The Pink Growl said...

anything for you!!!

Nikki said...

What a fun collaboration! I love all of your outfits you tried, but the one you decided on is fabulous! You look fantastic!! And it looks like you had so much fun. Good luck!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Ashley said...

Perfect piece to start with. LOVE the skirt and the entire outfit...and duh, I voted for you. Work it, girl!

Chelsea said...

You look fantastic! Voting for you now :)

Because of Jackie said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing opportunity! Your look so great in every outfit and I'm glad you had a blast. P.S. Voted for ya, too:)

thethreadaffect.com said...

Just voted! Absolutely love the outfit you and your amazing stylists picked out so on trend but so you at the same time - gorgeous girl! Good luck with the contest!

Lauren said...

How fun! I love Nordstrom and I am so happy that you were able to join this amazing opportunity! I just voted for you and I would LOVE your support with the Stitch Fix contest I am in. https://www.facebook.com/stitchfix?v=app_689726847711435&app_data=entry_id%3D31142787%26gaReferrerOverride%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com%252F Just click the little white box next to my name. Thank you so much Shanna!!

Debra said...

Hey lovely!!!! Totally in LOVE with the look you chose. And of course I voted for you. :) Truly a no brainer. It sounds like a fantastic time. I'm so glad to hear you had a day of pampering....kind of! Lol! Wish I could attend...maybe some day. Xo

Debra@stylewisebydebra.com

Jeans and a Teacup said...

LOVE this look! Every piece is just amazing! I voted for you!
~Jessica
Jeans and a Teacup

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Such an amazing opportunity! I wished I lived close so I could come to the event..what fun!! You continue to amaze me :)

tara said...

um hello!? you are all kinds of famous and this outfit is FABULOUS! what an amazing opportunity!

Rachel said...

What an awesome opportunity! I love Nordstrom, and the outfit you chose is amazing!

Head to Toe Chic said...

So fun!!!! I LOVE the outfit you chose!

xo,
Angela

Alissa Kelly said...

You look STUNNING! Holy cow - love the entire outfit! Such a cool experience

Alissa
FeelingGoodStyle.com

Laura B @ Walking in Memphis in High Heels said...

Absolutely love that girly look!!!

Hallie Oceanside said...

You look GORGEOUS! the best part of being a blogger, getting handed these amazing opportunities we could only dream of, I am so overly happy for you! :)

Amber said...

you, my friend, look amazing! the outfit is definitely YOU! such a fun opportunity for you. Wish I could attend the party! Just voted for you :)

Sarah Tucker said...

The picture of you getting your makeup done is precious. You look beautiful, my friend!

Kat@shop.school.sleep. said...

How Gorgeous do you look?! Love everything about your pick of outfit!! I miss your pretty face and reading your blog....must not take such a long break!!

and p.s- voted!!

prettyanddelectable.com said...

You look fabulous! So chic! Hope you win. So happy for you to have received this opportunity... congrats! Those Vince heels and gorgeous.

Tracy Walpole said...

LOVE!!!!!!!!!! Oh Shanna SO proud of you!! Off to vote right now!

Nikki said...

Wow - what an amazing opportunity for you! Super cute looks too - how awesome!! :)
xoxo,
Nikki at www.bedazzlesafterdark.com

Ashleigh said...

I love the outfit you wore to the store AND the one you selected!
You are so emotional about your readers and I appreciate that. You tell us all of the time how much our support means, etc. That's something quite a few bloggers who have made it "big" have forgotten. Their readers. Yes they have great giveaways and dress awesome but I read BSS because you truly try to connect to us. You give us enough glimpse into your life without making the blog your diary, great styling tips and advice, and you make sure to include sales and options that aren't pricey. More blogs should aspire to be like yours.
You are doing a great job, Shanna!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Ashleigh said...

I love the outfit you wore to the store AND the one you selected!
You are so emotional about your readers and I appreciate that. You tell us all of the time how much our support means, etc. That's something quite a few bloggers who have made it "big" have forgotten. Their readers. Yes they have great giveaways and dress awesome but I read BSS because you truly try to connect to us. You give us enough glimpse into your life without making the blog your diary, great styling tips and advice, and you make sure to include sales and options that aren't pricey. More blogs should aspire to be like yours.
You are doing a great job, Shanna!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Tiffany @ Polka Dotted Cats said...

Just look at you go, miss Shanna :) I'm going to vote right now!

Janna Renee said...

What a super fun experience! You deserve it girlie ;)

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