Tuesday, September 24, 2013

the magician...

Skirt (Nordstrom Rack)(Similar)/Tank (Gap)/Isola Shoes (Nordstrom)(Similar)/Crystal Necklace (Bauble bar)/Spike Necklace(Nordstrom)/Rebecca Minkoff 5 Zip Mini Crossbody (Nordstrom)
This past Thursday was the kick off party for St. Louis Fashion Week which only means one thing, the pressure to be fashionable. Just kidding. It means a lot of great things but for me the outfit to this event seemed important. I was on the lookout for a faux leather fluted skirt for the past month or so because after browsing some of my favorite fashion blogs suddenly that's what I HAD to have. Unfortunately I wasn't able to find it.  until Wednesday afternoon. the day before the event. at Nordstrom Rack.  in a size two sizes too big and the only one in the city.

In comes the magician part.  Elizabet is onsite tailor for Nordstrom Rack and could not be more talented (or nice.) I told her my story and she told me she could do the tailoring and have the skirt to me by the next afternoon in time for the event. By noon the next day, she had magically transformed the skirt to fit me perfectly! Actually I know it was not magic at all. Elizabet is uber talented and I know she worked really hard to make the skirt perfect for me and I will be reminded of her work and talent every time I don that skirt (which I imagine will be a lot this year.) Thank you Elizabet!

The evening was so much fun and the perfect way to kick off my first St. Louis Fashion Week. I'm looking forward to the rest!

xo Ellen
ps. I'm linked up with Style Elixir and Real Girl Style- check it out!


  1. As a (faux) leather addict, I absolutely love this! The burgundy bag is so fab. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's my second bloggerversary on Thursday, and I'm giving away some pretty fab stuff. Be sure to stop by and enter the giveaway!

    Stilettos & Sequins

  2. Cutest outfit!

    Thank you for linking up with Style Sessions!

    Lauren xx

  3. Love those shoes!!!