Barneys, BG, and DSM

Barney’s, Bergdorf Goodman, and Dover Street Market are some of the most well known and loved luxury retailers. During my classes at FIT we browsed these stores, but with the eyes of a merchandiser. We observed how everything was aesthetically set up, organized, and the brands/ pieces each store chose. This collage presents my perspective of all the stores combined…

xo, Elle Coffman

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Top 25 under $150

Hello fellow Nordstrom lovers! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is one of the biggest events in fashion retail! Every blogger and their mother is scrolling through the early access items getting their hands on the best deals!! This year I comprised a list of 25 items under $150 that will be a great addition to your fall wardrobe! I hope this is helpful… considering the sale can be overwhelming to sort through!!

  1. Corbin Slip-On Sneaker VINCE                 Sale: $129.90 After Sale: $195.00
  2. Milo Loafer Mule BP.                                  Sale: $52.90 After Sale: $79.95
  3. Gabbie Thigh High Boot STEVE MADDEN Sale: $86.90 After Sale: $129.95
  4. Bryce Sandal TORY BURCH                        Sale: $149.90 After Sale: $228.00
  5. Love Letters Spinning Initial Necklace   Sale: $44.90 After Sale: $68.00
  6. Ball Statement Earrings BAUBLEBAR     Sale: $33.90 After Sale: $48.00
  7. Anita Leather Strap Watch, 34mm SKAGEN Sale: $99.90 After Sale: $155.00
  8. Milo Loafer Mule BP.                                  Sale: $52.90 After Sale: $79.95
  9. Free Focus Flyknit 2 Bionic Shoe NIKE    Sale: $89.90 After Sale: $120.00
  10. Parker 50mm Sunglasses SONIX               Sale: $79.90 After Sale: $120.00
  11. Bar Station Bracelet NADRI                      Sale: $24.90 After Sale: $38.00
  12. Pearl Embellished Mule STEVE MADDEN Sale: $59.90 After Sale: $89.95
  13. Original Refined Short Rain Boot HUNTER Sale: $119.90 After Sale: $185.00
  14. Jacy Stretch Bootie HALOGEN®               Sale: $79.90 After Sale: $119.95
  15. ‘Moonlight’ Short Pajamas                        Sale: $35.90 After Sale: $55.00
  16. High Waist Faux Leather Shorts LEITH    Sale: $42.90 After Sale: $65.00–$69.00
  17. Faux Leather Skirt TOPSHOP                   Sale: $39.90 After Sale: $60.00
  18. Faux Leather Mixed Moto Leggings BP.   Sale: $25.90 After Sale: $39.00
  19. High Waist Crop Wide Leg Pants LEITH Sale: $45.90 After Sale: $69.00
  20. Fiddler Faux Suede Cap BRIXTON           Sale: $31.90 After Sale: $48.00
  21. Studded Stretch Belt HALOGEN®            Sale: $35.90 After Sale: $55.00
  22. Metallic Faux Leather Moto Jacket          Sale: $85.90 After Sale: $129.00
  23. Suede Moto Jacket BLANKNYC                 Sale: $125.90 After Sale: $188.00
  24. Velvet Band Jacket BLANKNYC                  Sale: $125.90 After Sale: $189.00
  25. Raw Ruffle Crop Jacket TOPSHOP            Sale: $54.90 After Sale: $85.00

xo, Elle Coffman

New York City FIT Lookbook 

Romper// Ted Baker

Vest// Top Shop

Purse// Kate Spade

Slides// Shop Stevie

Watch// Kate Spade

Earrings// Stella and Dot

This is my friend Jenny Santos, she has an amazing blog you should check out >> HERE

Blouse// Proper

Skirt// Proper

Purse// Vintage Thrift Shop

Silk Tie// Madewell

Shoes// Sam Edelman

Watch// Kate Spade


Top// The Blue Door

Shorts// H & M

Necklace// Nordstrom

Shoes// Adidas

Watch// Kate Spade

Rings// Urban Outfitters

Bracelet// Kendra Scott

Earrings// Francesca’s

Purse// Kate Spade

Top// Gracia

Shorts// Proper

Bag// Vintage

Earrings// Meghan Browne

Flats// Shop Stevie

Watch// Kate Spade

Travel Day 

Top// Top Shop

Skirt// Forever 21

Shoes// Adidas

Necklace// Nordstrom

Bracelet// Alex and Ani

Sunglasses// Nordstrom

Taking classes at FIT was an experience of a lifetime and I learned a wealth of information. My dream is to attend this school in a year and I couldn’t be more excited!! I’m thankful for everyone who has supported my dreams and motivated me to follow them!


Follow my new Instagram account where I am selling some gently used clothing: @see.closet>> shop directly HERE!! This is a way for me to start saving up for my future in the city, not a cheap lifestyle! Haha!

More content coming soon! I will be doing Style Saturday’s, styling outfits with pieces from my clothing line. Also I want to do a Look for Less series, showing designer outfit ideas for less! Thanks for reading!

xo, Elle Coffman

Spring Trends

Hello Spring!!

This is one of my favorite times of the year because of the long anticipated warm weather that is coming our way. My friend Lauren and I wanted to show some of our favorite spring trends, so we collaborated on this post. I’m wearing a ruffle sleeve sweater, distressed denim, velvet sneakers, and a statement earring. Lauren is wearing a pastel ruffled top, white jeans, snake skin sneakers, and a Kendra Scott stone necklace. {Details linked at the end}

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Sweater: Zara | Jeans: American Eagle | Sneakers: Steve Madden | Earrings: Nordstrom

See the details of Lauren’s outfit on her blog: elusiveattire.com. She has beautiful content showcasing her style and trips around the world.

Tips for styling spring outfits:

  1. Trendy Details. We styled basic tops with ruffle detailing which makes the look very trendy for spring. I love the classy and feminine aesthetic they give off. You will see ruffles on sleeves, across blouses, and on hemlines this season. Another trend is embroidery (not styled in this post). I’m loving floral embroidery on denim jackets, jeans, and blouses.
  2. Athleisure. The hottest trend this season is sneakers, and is one of my favorites. It is so convenient to throw on effortless sneakers to add an edge to any outfit. This is one of the most functional fashion trends ever.
  3. Fresh colors. I’m loving neutrals and soft colors, specifically white, dusty rose and lavender, blue, and pastel pink. The patterns I’m rocking this season are stripes, and simple florals.
  4. Simplicity. I love styling basics together with no prints, and then adding a statement shoe or earring. My go-to way to accessorize is to layer dainty gold necklaces, they add a delicate feminine touch to any outfit.

My favorite places to shop right now are Zara, Top Shop, ASOS, American Eagle, and Abercrombie; the majority of my closet consists of these brands. Other places that are inexpensive and have lots of trendy items are Forever 21 and H&M, which I can find some great things every once in awhile! I hope this blog helped blossom some spring outfits ideas for you!

xo,

Elle Coffman

 

 

Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador Program


Next year will be my fourth year as a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador and it has been such an amazing experience. We meet once a month (Currently I attend the one in Beachwood, OH), and we learn the ins and outs of the fashion industry. We also learn about different jobs, talk about trends, style outfits from the store, and participate in interview/ leadership activities, plus you get a discount on clothing the day of your meeting. I was able to participate in two prom fashion shows at Nordstrom as an ambassador which has been one of my favorite memories. 

2015 Show 


2016 Show 


Read my blog about it here

I have made so many friends from this program throughout the years, and I’m still in touch with a lot of them today. I have also made connections with employees and they have personally mentored me. I love everything that Nordstrom stands for, not only do they have quality merchandise, but outstanding customer service. I have never worked with a company that’s more intentional about their customers than Nordstrom. They also give so much to their community by hosting charity events and providing scholarships, internships, and this fashion ambassador program for so many aspiring teens. This program has prepared me for my next step in my fashion  career and I’m so thankful for that! If you’re in high school and are interested in fashion, I recommend this experience 100%! Click the link here to apply and get more information; the last day to do so is April 7th. After you apply online they will email you about an interview day. For the interview you need two letters of recommendation, and a style project. More details about paperwork will be sent to you. My first year I created a scrapbook with a Road-trip theme, showing styles I would wear in different locations. The next year I created Polyvore collages for each season, and last year a created a New York City Look Book with the theme “Girl Boss”. This year I will either create a blog post or YouTube video depicting my style and current trends. Remember to just be yourself and think of something out of the ordinary for your style project. They love seeing your talent and passion for fashion. If you have any questions, contact me. 

xo, 

Elle Coffman

Staying at Parsons 

A couple weeks ago I stayed in my friends dorm at Parsons, The New School for fashion design. It was such a beautiful dorm in a perfect location! If you’re not familiar with New York apartments this dorm is very nice, especially for a college student.

Meet my friend Sami, and check out her adorable dorm….



This experience helped solidify my decision to move to the city. I was able to get the feel for living here and have a different perspective of the city. Sami is from Ohio as well so she was able to give me good insight into the moving process. Of course it’s gonna be completely different than my life right now, but I am confident and ready to move on. I know living here will shape me into the woman I want to become. I have a feeling of peace and belonging when I’m in the city and talking to people who live here. You just know when you know. I want to experience city life while I’m young, meet new people, find myself, and who I want to become. I can’t wait to share my journey with you all and be able to look back and see how much I’ve grown.

Next I will be posting about my experience being a Nordstrom Fashion Ambassador and how you can become one!

xo,

Elle Coffman