Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Team Canvas' Top Picks


It's that time of year again - the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale! This is one of our favorite annual events because Nordstrom offers great discounts on new Fall items. It may feel early to stock up on sweaters and boots, but trust us that you won't want to miss out. We've scoped out some of the best buys for men, women, and home and are excited to share them with you!

Pro tip: The sale opens to the public today, July 20th. If you see something you like, act FAST! Things tend to sell out at the speed of light.

Stay Stylish,

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale: Our Must-Haves



Kimberly's Picks:

  1. STANCE Invisible 3-Pack No-Show Socks $15.90 (reg. $25)
    "I have clients who wear by this local brand--I've been waiting for this sale to test them out myself and am excited to try them at a discount. The color mix is perfect for fall a few months away."
  2. NATORI Feathers Underwire Contour Bra $44.90 (reg. 68)
    "The Nordstrom sale is a great time to replenish basics that you use all year. Underpinnings are no exception. This bra from Natori is incredibly comfy and comes in a mix of fun shades."
  3. HALOGEN® Long Open Front Cardigan $59.90 (reg. 89) "Long cardigans are back and big for fall. Halogen and Caslon, both private labels for Nordstrom, have some in many colors at a great price."

Megan's Picks:

  1. STUART WEITZMAN Waverly Bootie $369.90 (reg. $575)
  2. BLANKNYC No Limit Suede Moto Jacket $125.90 (reg. $188)
    "This is my go-to moto for clients who want a quality suede jacket at an affordable price. I own it in bright blue and it's on constant rotation in my closet."
  3. ZELLA Sun Salutation High Waist Leggings $42.90 (reg. $65)
    "Zella is my favorite brand for athletic and athleisure items. This high waist leggings keeps everything in place while working out and they are super comfortable."



Kimberly's Picks:

  1. PATAGONIA Better Sweater Performance Slim Fit Quarter Zip Jacket $88.90 (reg. $119) "A staple in any guy's closet in the city. I'm partial to the light grey to wear with button-downs during the week and a tee on the weekend."
  2. BARBOUR Pod Slim Fit Water Resistant Quilted Jacket $132.90 (reg. $199) "Water-resistant style James Bond would approve of."
  3. MAGNANNI Tanning Leather Belt $99 (reg. $150)
    "This is one of my favorite belts for men. The quality and color make them wardrobe staples that last."

Megan's Picks:

  1. THEORY Scotty Bevan Zip Front Jacket $259.90 (reg. $395)
    "You can never go wrong with a Theory jacket. As a client said yesterday, "It just feels like and effortless while I am wearing it." Enough said!"

  2. AG Everett SUD Slim Straight Fit Pants $129.90 (reg. $178)
    "My #1 recommendation for men wanting a comfortable pant that is stylish. It is a cross between a jean and a chino and comes in tons of different colors."
  3. TIMBERLAND Wodehouse Lost History Chukka Boot $199 (reg. $299)
    "My male clients love this boot. It is super comfortable and looks great with everything. It only goes on sale once a year."



Kimberly's Picks:

  1. VOLUSPA Vermeil Mini Tin Candle Set 26.50 (reg. $40)
    "I like to keep small gifts on hand for birthdays and impromptu celebrations. This candle set is a perfect way to stock up and you may find yourself enjoying a candle too."

Megan's Picks:

  1. NURSE JAMIE Uplift Facial Trio $69 (reg. 99)
  2. AVEDA Must Haves Set $45 (reg. $68)
    "Aveda is great for all types of hair, especially color treated. This set has it all and is enough to last you a year."







SF Shop Guide: Summer Shopping at Everlane


Last month I made an appointment to "Cut the Line" at our local Everlane shop on Valencia street and check out the summer collection. It is one of two new brick and mortar locations for the company (say goodbye to online returns). Megan and I have been watching this brand for several years--attending open houses at their studio space. We love the business concept but have never been sold on the fit. However, we are open-minded fashionista's and are willing to revisit a brand we want to believe in. 

In short, I was extremely impressed with their current collection and the store experience. I actually had fun shopping! Perhaps it had something to do with the fact that my appointment was a 9:30 on a Saturday morning and I had the place to myself.

Are you curious how Megan and I shop solo? Well, today I'm taking you along for a behind the scenes view...

Stay Stylish,


Everlane Top Picks

ProTip: When visiting a new brand, be strategic in your shopping. Start by pulling the top styles you like and a few you don't. The goal is to get to know the fit. I pulled nearly every pant style they had in a size above and below by usual to get a sense of sizing grading. Once you have nailed down your "true size" then focus on the color that best works on you and your wardrobe. While sales people can be helpful, having all the sizes you need first will save you time in the long run. 


Everlane Soft Cotton Square Crew $68 (I'm wearing a small in Poppy Red)

Who shops for sweaters in summer, I DO of course! If you are in need of a casual summer sweater that is comfy, breathable and still upbeat for the season this is it. Wearing black in June and July only adds to the misery of our SF climate. This fun pop of color was so popular I actually passed this sweater to a fellow patron in the dressing room...yes I will occasionally style others on the fly. This color has since sold out, but they have a slew of other amazing colors. 


Everlane Kick Crop Jean $78 in the color Bone

Shopping for white summer jeans can be an exercise in humility. The shopping experience is akin to bathing suit shopping depending on fabric, cut and dreaded dressing room lighting. Luckily, Everlane is a step ahead with dressing rooms that are filled with soft natural light thanks to well placed skylights. The fabric on these bone colored jeans has the right about of thickness to support and smooth. The cut of the high-rise kick crop pant is clean with a playful flair. I especially apprecited the raw hem for a touch of modernity. 

Protip: For these high rise jeans consider sizing down to maintain a perfect fit

Everlane Wide Leg Crop Pant $68 (Front shot shown in Ochre) and Everlane Wide Leg Crop Utility Cargo Pant $68 (Back shot shown in Surplus).

These sister styles are exactly what you want on a Saturday morning! Super comfy with a sprinkle of style. I preferred the Wide Leg Crop Utility Cargo pant with back patch pockets and front pocket detail. These styles run large, so size down and consider the stretch impact. The smallest size in store was still a little big on me that I decided to pass on these (for now). If I purchased either of these crops I would have altered them to two inches above my ankle for summer. 

ProTip: Everlane does not provide in store alterations so make sure you have your local tailor on call.

Everlane Denim Skirt $58, Indigo

Denim skirts have cycled in and out of my wardrobe over the years. This summer they are back and I love the super dark indigo versions. When I spotted this one in the shop I gave it a try and was pleasantly surprised by the fit. However, the length is a little short for everyday or work use that I left it behind. If we lived in a warmer climate I may have considered it.

Protip: When trying on skirts, dresses or slacks make sure you have a seat and review the fit while seated. 

Everlane The Work Pant Ankle, $50 (shown in Ochre, purchased Black)

These pants are two legged miracle workers! I've put many a client into Rag and Bone slacks for work and have been saving up for a pair of my own. However, once I tried these on and saw the $50 price tag, I knew I needed to test them out. They may be the most comfortable work pants I have ever owned. While the fabric is not as thick and high quality as Rag and Bone, the high rise fit gives the right amount of smooth support and stretch. I ended up purchasing these in black to wear year round and will post an update on how they hold up in months to come. 


Outfit Details: Vince Striped Tie Back Sweater, $177,  Sam Edelman Floral Espadrilles $22 (on sale and they run about a 1/2 size big), Everlane Work Pants in Ochre $50

Posted on July 10, 2018 and filed under SF Shops.

Travel Style: 5 Easy Day-To-Night Vacation Looks

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Megan already shared how she packs for a beach vacation. This year her trip to Ibiza requires a little more planning. See below for her five go-to outfits that can make a day look last well into the evening.

Stay Stylish,

When I was preparing for my trip to London, I knew that I needed 5 distinct looks: a night out in London, daytime beach club, dinner show and dancing, a day on a boat, casual afternoon exploring the town. While I did decide to create specific outfits for my events, I also felt a sense of ease knowing that if plans change on the fly any of the straightforward styles can easily be a day-to-night outfit.

Five Vacation Outfits to Have Your Ready for Anything

1. Night Out In London

I am spending my first night with my best friend and her husband in London. While our plans are just for dinner and drinks, I still wanted something that felt chic for the notoriously stylish city. Let's keep in mind that I will be coming off a 10 hour flight, so it needed to be effortless too. Jeans are always my go-to and can be easily glammed up with great heels and a colorful top. I decided to add in a studded crossbody for texture and edge.

 Outfit details:  Alice + Olivia satin cami , Rag n Bone jeans ( similar ), Calvin Klein heels (old),  Valentino studded cross body.

Outfit details: Alice + Olivia satin cami, Rag n Bone jeans (similar), Calvin Klein heels (old), Valentino studded cross body.


2. Daytime Beach Club

One day on Ibiza we made reservations for lunch at a daytime beach club. Since it will be hot and sandy, I wanted comfort without sacrificing island style. Throwing a basic cover-up over your bikini is the most obvious solution, but by adding just a little extra detail the outfit has potential to go so much further. 

Pro Tip: A sunhat can be bulky to pack, unless it is collapsible. To save space, pack items inside of your hat. That way it won't get crushed and you are utilizing the space it takes up. 
 Outfit details:  Shein bikini,   crochet beach coverup , straw hat from Jamaica,  Old Navy flip flops .

Outfit details: Shein bikini, crochet beach coverup, straw hat from Jamaica, Old Navy flip flops.

3. Dinner and Dancing

Dinner and dancing at Lio is our dressiest night out. I wanted to play a little and not just do a straightforward dress and heels. I started with a sequin skirt and kept it as the focus piece. From there I layered on basic items that and finished with a beaded clutch and metallic heels .

 Outfit details:  H&M sequin mini , Kooples tank top ( similar ), Stella McCartney bralette ( similar ), Anthropoligie beaded clutch ( similar ), Aldo metallic heels ( similar ).

Outfit details: H&M sequin mini, Kooples tank top (similar), Stella McCartney bralette (similar), Anthropoligie beaded clutch (similar), Aldo metallic heels (similar).

4.  A Day On A Boat

Anyone that knows me knows that I love boats! That's why I am most looking forward to the day that we chartered a private boat to take us around Formentera. The long sleeve white button down will offer perfect coverage from the later afternoon sun and since I am a fanatic about sun protection, I always need my SPF 45 face powder.

5. Afternoon Wandering Around Town

Come on I am a stylist, did you really think I wouldn't set aside time to do some local shopping? Not knowing when we would be able to fit this in, I needed an outfit that could easily take me from the beach to boutiques, or vice versa. The Chanel scarf makes the perfect belt to match my cut-off jeans, but can also be worn tied around my waist as a beach cover-up too. 

Posted on July 5, 2018 and filed under Style Stories, Capsule Dressing.