I love Nordstroms, who doesn't? I am always excited to be walking down Michigan Avenue in Chicago and entering this beautiful elegant store. Yet I also often leave feeling a bit sad and confused. How in the world could this happen to me, the happiest shopper in the entire world? It is because I don't think Nordstroms has a department for me; a woman in mid-life (we will leave it there, no need to give specifics) who loves clothing and wants to look stylish. I do not have a huge amount of disposable income to spend on my wardrobe but I have a few dollars tucked away here and there (be quiet Sue, you have been sworn to secrecy). I read fashion magazines and blogs (again, lets just leave it at this, no one needs to know the specifics of time wasted each day). I think I have an idea of what the trends are, which colors/styles have the best chance of being somewhat flattering and can accessorize with the best of them. Yet why do I always leave this store empty handed? I thinks its because there is not a department for ME and/or women like me. Lets break it down using the store's descriptions of each department:
Edgy, of-the-moment looks for the confident, fashion-forward woman.
I want to be edgy with an "of the moment look" don't you? However there isn't a lot of places in my life (this is definitely my gift to world) that I can or should wear perforated leather shorts, midriff tops or jumpsuits.