WIW: NAS Women's Meeting :)

I had to get out the door early today, without my usual 3+ hours of time to loiter online and wake up, so this outfit was seriously based on the fact that I knew this shirt could not be wrinkled. Button-front + favorite jeans + favorite boots = baddabing! I even got a compliment from a coworker who asked where I got my shirt and boots. 

But who cares what I'm wearing when I have seen the promised land, right?? 

My early outing was due to a meeting to review the women's NAS merch! Without "giving away the ending," here are some of my personal observations from the stock at my location as well as replies to concerns on Alicat's thread.

  • YLFers who purchased animal print booties in the past will be pleased to see the look roaring back... bust those babies out this Fall. 
  • Natalie, the "purple" theme in the catalog extends to all variations in the store - you will see oxblood! A pretty cool oxblood leather tee was in the mix. I believe there was an oxblood jacket and oxblood trousers, too. 
  • Military items are highly represented - if this is your look, you should take a look
  • Great deal on some Rag & Bone jeans!
  • Nadya, we got some amazing Plus and Petite items in store! Halogen is coming to Plus for the first time, and there were several really great leather jackets and suit jackets. 
  • If full leather is not your thing, there are some really nice ponte-and-leather options. One Classiques especially stood out with an instant-hourglass leather inset. 
  • Those looking for alternative neutrals to black should check out the navy and taupe suiting and taupe sweaters. A really cozy Vince alpaca/cashmere sweater coat jumped out at me. 
  • True crewneck, long-sleeved tees are back at long last.
  • The Halogen seamed pencil skirts are back... and I know a lot of YLFers didn't like last year's version, but they have changed them again. The fabric is a little lighter, but still plenty thick, and they are a bit shorter. If you weren't happy last year, you may give it another go.
  • As I said on the other thread, too, if you don't see what you want in store, your SA can order it for you as long as the supply is there. 
Let me know if any of the sale rules are unclear, and I will gladly clarify information.  :-)

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33 Comments

  • Sveta replied 4 years ago

    You rock this look, Rae!
    Thanks for the NAS report, this sounds pretty interesting. Purple, animal print booties, navy (and taupe for Suz!), military style - my interest is piqued!:-)

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 4 years ago

    Oooooooo, this is exciting!  I will definitely be looking into the leather and mixed leather options!  I'm intrigued by the taupe suiting as well...

    Are you seeing a lot of oxblood shades in bags or shoes?

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    Awesome!  Could you please just point me to what I should get?  :)  Because I have NO time to shop anymore!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Military style interests me!

  • rae replied 4 years ago

    LBD, I did see a faux leather oxblood bag, but the leather shoes and bags are a different department and were not a part of my meeting. I will see who I can shake down for info!

    Una, I so wish I was up there to set up a room for you! 

  • Janet replied 4 years ago

    You look great!

    Oxblood leather tee? *fans self*

    Thank you for the hints!

  • Mona replied 4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, rae! Lots of interesting trends.

  • Nadya replied 4 years ago

    Rae - first, you look like a million dollars in that outfit. Like a rock princess.

    Second, thanks for the info on the special sizing! The peeks I've seen and your info have me quite happy :-)

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    Oh, I forgot to add that your outfit ROCKS!

  • replied 4 years ago

    Oh yeah me too. You look awesome.

  • catgirl replied 4 years ago

    Can you set us up a virtual dressing room?  Can Ceit and I share it, and Kelly and anyone else who wants to crowd in?  Oxblood leather tee is making me giddy.

  • replied 4 years ago

    I would seriously consider a virtual dressing room. If there was a way I could order from you so you get the credit, I'd totally do that. :)

  • Scarlet replied 4 years ago

    Love the info and the look! Your hair is looking great too!

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    Thanks, Rae! KILLER outfit.

    I. Can't. Wait. My favourite sale of the year! My NAS preselection week is completely booked up with clients. I see it all 8am on the 10th July at the Flagship.

    Each NAS has its strengths. Last year the in-house clothing brands across all price points stole the show and the footwear was disappointing. The year before, the designer boots stole the show. The year before the coats stole the show. And so it goes :)

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Great F F B O Rae! You look chic. I studied the catalog and the oxblood leather tee jumped at me too. Any chance at some Rag and Bone Harrows for NAS? I saw them on the on line collage but they weren't called out.

  • replied 4 years ago

    You look fantastic, Rae!  Thanks for the detailed report.

  • Parsley replied 4 years ago

    Rae, that outfit is so perfect on you-  you OWN that look!

     Ooh, I can't wait for NAS!
    Unfortunately it seems like everything I have my eye on is a big-ticket item, so I'm going to have to limit myself to just a few things.

    I'm looking at a white leather jacket, a military coat, some Vince pants, and maybe a pair of AGL shoes. I don't think my budget will allow any more than that!

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    You look amazing!  The white bag makes the outfit really sing!

  • La Belle Demimondaine replied 4 years ago

    Rae looks amazing, and I meant to comment on that fact earlier.  Rae, you look like a celebrity/rockstar hybrid.  Too cool for school :D

  • Laura replied 4 years ago

    Rae, you look beautiful, and thank you for a little preview of what's in store. I am super excited to see everything based on your descriptions!

  • clearlyclaire replied 4 years ago

    Rae, you look spectacular! I love that this is an FFBO for you. Thanks for the inside scoop on the NAS. I'm getting caught up in all the excitement!

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    You look amazing in your outfit and I am gobbling up your inside information - yum!

  • Raisin replied 4 years ago

    You look great! The NAS sounds like it will be awesome. I sooooo wish I could get in on that.

  • velvetychocolate replied 4 years ago

    You look spectacular (as always!) - and thank you for the bit of insider insight...much appreciated. Still checking my mailbox, looking for the NAS catalogue. I never check my mailbox like this. It's because another YLF'er posted that she got her catalogue that I keep looking!

    That said, I do know that what's in the catalogue will be a small sampling of the sale items for NAS.

    I can't stand the hot summers - and NAS is like Christmas in July to me - especially once Angie starts posting her picks/recommendations. SO MUCH FUN!

    And now - we get your insight too - thank you Rae :)

    Very pleased to read that oxblood is considered 'purple' as well - that helps a lot. Not a huge fan of purple in general, but I do like oxblood. Good to know!

  • marianna replied 4 years ago

    Yay! Awesome, Rae. I only work at Nordies very part-time now so I haven't seen anything yet. Great teaser! :)

  • Lantana replied 4 years ago

    Aah, such delights so far, far away.
    Is "baddabing" like TaDa?
    It's a word I want to adopt.

  • goldenpig replied 4 years ago

    You have an amazing FFBO and love the white bag.

    thanks for the preview and oxblood leather tee sounds amazing! wish you could shop for me!

  • Isabel replied 4 years ago

    This is great , Rae. Thank you so much.  My gosh, there are soooo many things that I am practically foaming at the mouth.    :  )

  • replied 4 years ago

    You look great in your FFBO... badabing indeed! You are also making me wish I could teleport over to a Nordstrom branch and do some serious shopping.

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    A brilliant outfit! And insider scoop, too....oooooh navy and taupe, here I come!! 

  • Debbie replied 4 years ago

    I am interested in a mixed leather piece. I wish my catalog would come.
    Love your outfit.

  • rae replied 4 years ago

    More stuff is still coming in! Saw a really awesome taupe Soia & Kyo leather jacket, and pretty much the entire Vince line looks really luxurious so far. 

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    You look RATE-amazing!  Eat your wheaties and get your sleep 'cause you're going to be busy making lots of women happy!

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