Thursday, October 18, 2018

Atlantic-Pacific x Halogen Collection: Dressing Room Try-On + Chicago Event!



Today, I'm sharing my dressing room try-on photos plus some snapshots of the Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific collaboration at Nordstrom. Woah, slow down. What is this collab you may ask? Well Blair Eadie the blogger behind Atlantic-Pacific collaborated with Halogen to create a capsule collaborative collection of clothing, accessories, and footwear. I am a huge fan of Blair and her style. To say she is colorful, sophisticated, feminine perfection would be an understatement. She makes wearing color so fun and easy. As a huge fan of color and all things pretty naturally I was so excited to see this collection get announced! She only recently announced it, so you may not have heard the buzz. I can assure you though that this collection is not to be missed! Out of all the recent collaborations Nordstrom has done this is by far my favorite! 


As part of the launch of the collection Nordstrom Michigan Ave was having an exclusive event to shop the collection EARLY and to meet Blair! Naturally I had to attend. I showed up a little bit before the 5:30pm event to shop the collection, which was a smart move. Since the collection was available to shop all day a lot of sizes had already been snatched up. No worries though, that didn't stop me from picking up a ton of good pieces! 

I wanted to walk through everything I picked up along with fit info as well as pricing!


First, we need to talk about this blouse. If you know me and my style you know this blouse was practically made for me. Pink, bows, velvet, pearls, and a button down... enough said. This was the one piece I knew I HAD to have from the collection. It was the first thing I saw when I walked in and there it was in my size. Meant to be! The fit on this is great. I purchased an XS and it works great. If you are petite this would fit you great! I have longer arms, but the length was perfect. Not too long or short. The back has a zipper closure so it is super easy to get on and off. The best part is the quality is incredible. 


Price: $89
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Bow Front Pleated Blouse 
Color: Pink Chintz
Size I'm wearing: XS


Here you can see the details of the shirt. Pearl buttons, gorgeous velvet bows, and pleats to the front of the shirt. Gorgeous!



Next up is this purple perfection sweater. I love purple, it's my favorite color, but sometimes it's hard to find purple clothing. Oddly enough. When I saw this purple turtleneck stripe sweater I knew I had to have it. There is also a rainbow style version, but they had already sold out of it. But, I think I'm gonna try and pick it up online on the release date! Although, I am loving this purple color. I am wearing a size small, which is a bit oversize but I think it still works. An XS would have fit better, but gotta take what I can get right? The material is soft, not itchy. 


Price: $79 
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic Pacific Stripe Turtleneck Sweater 
Color: Burgundy-Lavender Stripe
Size I'm wearing: S



This next piece is so gorgeous, and versatile. A tweed jacket with a bow near the neck, perfection. The bow is detachable also! It's hard to see it in this photo, but the jacket is a black textured tweed with a chiffon bow near the neck. I'm wearing an XS which is surprisingly a little big on me. The sleeves could be shorter, but I think it would fit pretty well on most people. It's hard to get the fit just right when you are the size of a small child (I've come to terms with that a long time ago it's fine). 


Price: $169
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Bow Detail Tweed Jacket 
Color: Black 
Size I'm wearing: XS


This blazer is perfect for fall or winter! I also think it would be a great piece to add to any work wardrobe. It's casual enough to pair with jeans, but would look great with slacks, skirt, or a dress. Since I don't go into an office sometimes I wish I could dress up for work sometimes. But, then I remember I work from my apartment and I'm okay. Any who, this blazer is so great! This was one piece I found in an XXS and I think it fits perfect! Normally I wear a XXS in J. Crew so I'd say it is true to that sizing. 


Price: $149 
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Menswear Plaid Blazer Regular & Petite 
Color: Black Plaid 
Size I'm wearing: XXS 



A classic sweater is always a good idea. I'm loving this white cable knit sweater. The perfect fit and the perfect basic. I believe it comes in a bunch of other colors as well, but this was the only one in store in my size. I'm eyeing a lavender version of this sweater that I may need to pick up. It also looks great layered underneath the blazer! This fits true to size and isn't itchy! 


Price: $79 
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Cable Sweater 
Color: Ivory Pristine 
Size I'm wearing: XS


I'm a bad blogger because I forgot to take a picture in this sweater, but you can see it in the background of some of the other photos! It's so cute! I tried it on in the pastel blue color way, but preferred this one. Also, the pastel version was a small and it was just a little too big. It's meant to hug your body so the XS was a better fit. This is SUPER soft! Plus it has a lot of great colors so it will pair nicely with a lot of things. 

Price: $59 
Style name: Halogen x Atlantic-Pacific Shimmer Stripe Sweater 
Color: Navy Multi Stripe 
Size I'm wearing: XS


As for the event, it was CRAZY busy! So, I wasn't able to snap too many photos of everything set-up. Also, I was so in the zone for buying my items that I wasn't too concerned with photos. But, I got to meet Blair the blogger behind Atlantic-Pacific and she was so sweet! I showed her what I ended up picking up and talked about how excited I was for the launch. It was so great to meet her in person and to see how her collection unfolded. 


At the event Nordy reward members, which is Nordstrom's new rewards program, could shop the collection early. They also had a DJ, live music, flowers for attendees, and treats! Then obviously you could meet Blair herself! I snapped a fun photo with her at the photo booth, which had a gorgeous balloon backdrop. 


I was so happy I was able to come to this fun event! Thank goodness Chicago is getting some fashion events in town. 


Are you planning on shopping the collection? It officially launches October 22nd, which is Monday, at 9am EST. Let me know what you plan on picking up! 
XOXO 
Miranda

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