Smart Shopping at Nordstrom Rack

When it comes to doing any sort of sponsored posts here on my blog, I am very selective because I only ever want to partner with brands that I feel strongly about. That’s why when I was approached about this opportunity to go check out the new Nordstrom Rack store in Eugene, Oregon, I jumped at the chance! The preview evening I attended last week gave me a chance to do some treasure hunting through all their great fall items and I wanted to share some of my favorite finds.
First of all, I am kind of obsessed with Nordstrom Rack because shopping there is really just smart. It allows me to buy on-trend brands at a fraction of what I’d pay retail, meaning that I can stretch my shopping budget further. That’s just good math…ha! And the pieces I’ve purchased in the past (like this jacket, for example) have become wardrobe staples for me because they’re always so high quality.
When I walk into a Nordstrom Rack store, there’s this awesome sort of sensory overload that happens and I just want to look at everything all at once. That’s why my usual plan of attack is to start in the accessories and then work my way through the store from there. They always have everything displayed so beautifully and I always find something I want.
Case in point? 
These gorgeous Kate Spade purses. 
They caught my eye right when I walked in because they are so classic and just perfect for fall.
Another classic that you can never go wrong with? 
Ray Bans. And when you can get them for a great deal, even better. 

It’s clear that the statement necklace trend is not going away anytime soon, and I thought that these Kate Spade beauties would be perfect for fall–seriously, how pretty are these colors?! If you can’t tell, I love Kate Spade, so it’s a good thing Nordstrom Rack always has tons of Kate Spade stuff!

Another thing that’s super convenient about shopping at Nordstrom Rack is it offers salon-quality hair products, along with my favorite makeup brands. I always love browsing this section!

Essie polishes are my favorite, and they had lots of great colors for fall. 

After taking my sweet time in the accessories and cosmetics, I finally made my way over to the clothes! Nordstrom Rack does a really good job with carrying the latest styles, and I love that their displays help highlight what’s on-trend for each season.

 I am such a fan of dresses and they had so many cute ones to chose from. Leather details, like the dress on the left, are a huge trend for this fall that I am absolutely loving!

Nordstrom Rack always has the best selection of designer jeans, and I love how they had so many cute ideas for what to pair with those jeans for the fall. These are all perfect date night outfits!

In addition to leather accents (like the sleeves on the blouse on the left) being a huge trend this fall, a great leather jacket is also a must-have item. Nordstrom Rack had an awesome selection of styles and colors, and they were all literally hundreds of dollars of retail pricesuch a steal!

I am a huge fan of really feminine pieces and so I was loving all the florals, tweeds, and animal print!

Because this was a new store opening, they had awesome drinks and snacks throughout the store to enjoy while shopping, which made the experience that much more fun. 
After all, a girl’s gotta stay hydrated!

And they had amazing pumpkin macarons. No joke, I could have eaten that whole plate. 

Seriously, you work up an appetite shopping! I really love the experience of shopping at Nordstrom Rack because I love browsing the racks of all the different brands to find that item (ok who am I kidding, it’s usually multiple things!) that’s perfect for me. Plus, I feel like such a shopping genius when I see how much I’m saving so it’s a win win!

Be sure to check back because I have another post coming your way soon with some fun fall outfits I put together during this visit to Nordstrom Rack, along with a few pieces that came home with me that I can’t wait to show you. In the meantime, if you live in Oregon be sure to check out the new Nordstrom Rack at Oakway Center in Eugene, and if not, click here to find a store near you! Happy shopping!

I was selected for this opportunity by Nordstrom Rack, however all content and opinions expressed here are my own.