Happy Friday, friends, and cheers to the weekend ahead! We’ve had the most glorious Fall weather for the last couple of days, but sadly the rain is coming back this weekend. And with a vengeance! It’s a good thing I have the new season of Grey’s Anatomy and Ozark recorded…I spy a binge in my future!
Thanks so much for the love on this week’s post, too. I’m thrilled you liked my Falls Styles with Kendra Scott’s new Charms Collection, along with my favorite Charming Coastal Towns of the British Isles and a Guest Room Update. I always love hearing your thoughts and feedback on posts, and thrilled when they inspire you!
Last week I had the amazing opportunity to travel to Los Angeles for the Gibson x Glam photoshoot, and today I’m super excited to share the fun behind-the-scenes! (Find the who, what, where of this Holiday Collection here.) It was a whirlwind 48-hour trip, jam-packed with equal parts fun and work.
My travel outfit was laid back casual, and super comfy. This pullover is crazy soft and I’ve been wearing it on repeat. I knew we’d be doing a lot of running around, so I opted for sneakers.
It was no surprise Mallory and I showed up in the same top! (It’s that good!) Y’all loved the pullover on social media, but it was my necklace and lipstick color that brought out all the questions!
We hit the ground running the moment we landed in Los Angeles, and it was straight to the StyleBuy offices to meet up with the entire Gibson Glam Squad for a busy afternoon of updates and on-camera interviews.
I am so flattered to be included with these kind, smart, talented, hard-working women on such an amazing project.
Gibson Glam Squad & Suzie Turner (Founder of Gibson!)
From there, we were shuttled to the house in Hollywood where we’d be staying and shooting the Holiday Collection. It didn’t look like much from the front, but the interior blew us away!
The Gibson team had it all decked out for holidays and we were instantly in the spirit!
That night we had a special event to attend with Nordstrom, but did I mention my luggage was missing?! Yep, the suitcase with my signature ‘Cassie’ piece from the Gibson x Glam Collection, and everything I brought to style it for the big Nordstrom photoshoot…lost somewhere between Dallas and Los Angeles!!
Turns out it’s not such a big deal when you’re traveling with eight other bloggers! In no time at all, Gibson and the girls had me outfitted for the night!
The Nordstrom Local on Melrose hosted us for a private evening with drinks and snacks, and personalized outfits pulled with each of our styles in mind. This new concept store is a completely different Nordstrom experience, and it’s genius!!
They offer so many services, including on-site alterations, cobbler, nail bar, dry-cleaning, gift-wrapping, personal styling, and more! It’s perfect for those who prefer to shop online and pick up in store, or those who want someone else to do all the shopping for them. Fingers crossed they come to Dallas soon! (Read more about Nordstrom Local and locations here.)
Day two started bright and early with the arrival of my luggage (!!!) and my favorite make-up artist, Suzie Moldovan! You may remember her from my Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection…she was the magician hair and make-up artist behind all my looks.
We spent the full day shooting the entire Gibson x Glam Holiday Collection for Nordstrom…and Y’ALL, it’s SO GOOD!! Your holidays are going to be luxe, sparkly, and so much fun thanks to these amazing pieces (all under $100!)! I can’t show you much yet, but trust me on this!
Okay, so I can’t show you actual Collection pieces yet, but I can share the main items I used for styling them! These are all great basics for a night out, and especially a glammed-up holiday!
I thought I’d share them now since they’ll likely be sold out by the time the collection launches November 12.
Once the shoot wrapped, we gathered for a fun dinner and rehashed the day. Did you know we released the Maroma Halter from the Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collection in a whole new group of patterns, all perfect for Fall!? I’m obsessed, obviously, and love having the chance to wear them another season.
It’s so cute with jeans, slacks, skirts and under jackets. (I’m wearing an XS, and it’s a generous fit)
The next morning it was back home to Dallas, and my darling, supportive family. After such a busy two days, my travel outfit was pure comfort! These joggers are a must for your loungewear wardrobe this Fall!
Shooting another clothing line for Gibson and Nordstrom was an incredible, surreal experience, but meeting and getting to know these beautiful women was the highlight. They are each so talented and hard-working, with strong voices and passion for connecting with others. I’m humbled to be included among them, and flattered to share this experience.
And I have you, darling readers, to thank for it!! Without you and your unending, enthusiastic support, none of these experiences and opportunities would be possible. Your support means the world to me, and I hope you find as much joy here as you bring to my life!
Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks, and the Gibson x Glam Collection launch November 12, exclusively at Nordstrom!
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*This post is created in collaboration with Nordstrom and ShopStyle, but all styles, opinions and surreal experiences are my own. Thank you for supporting Hisugarplum sponsors!