Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Vince Camuto Comes to Nordstrom

This past weekend, designer Vince Camuto, made a personal appearance at the Fashion Valley Nordstrom, here in San Diego. I've admired Vince Camuto shoes for quite a while now, so was looking forward to seeing the launch of his spring/summer collection of apparel, shoes, and accessories at Nordstrom. These special in-store events are always so fun, so I took some time out of my day to stop in and take part.

Models wearing Vince Camuto Spring/Summer apparel. From left to right: Colorblocked Blouse with Handkerchief Hem and Abstract Print Wide-leg PantsPleated Colorblock Blouse and Belted Short; Striped Maxi Dress and Malinda Sandal.

And of course, while there, I had to try on a couple things...

This is Vince Camuto's Pleated Colorblock Blouse, which I'm wearing in an XS and I'd say it runs a little big. The top has a trapeze/swing sort of shape, which I found very comfortable, but a little overwhelming on my smaller frame. There is a petite version of the top, which I wasn't able to try, but I imagine that might have fit me better. There are four little buttons on the back, but I was able to slip the top on over my head without undoing them. I liked this top enough to want to hunt down the petite version and give it a try - it's simple but still interesting with the colorblock stripe and pleating details that could make it a great addition to anyone's work wardrobe and also, when paired with some tailored shorts, like these Vince Camuto Belted Shorts, it's a fun option for meeting the girls for drinks or any occasion when you want to be sporting a casual-but-simultaneously-dressy vibe. The top is dry-clean only.

This is the Crystal Pleat Ruffle Tank, which I'm wearing in a size 0. I found this top to be just lovely - there was something about it that evoked some of the beautiful layering pieces that Anthro used to carry a couple years back (e.g. Vanilla Bean Blouse). As you can see from the photos, the top utilizes an assortment of design elements - draping, ruffles, pleats, and grosgrain ties - to create a top that could be a hot mess but manages to be delicate, feminine, and fun! The shoulder straps are adjustable - an enormous plus for us shorter women - and you can tie the waist to your preference, in order to adjust the fit. It's a pull-on style and is made from polyester. Definitely wish listed for sale-time.

Close-up of the top's various details.

Here, I'm wearing the Vince Camuto Short-Sleeved Ruched Shirtdress in size 2P (not currently available online, but available in-stores. If you don't have a brick-and-mortar Nordstrom nearby, contact their customer service to order). This dress is slightly magical. I put it on and suddenly I had curves in all the right places and was slimmer on top of it! The ruching at the bodice accentuated the waist in the most flattering way. There are functional gold buttons that run down the of the dress, which reminded me of Tory Burch garments - and give the dress a luxe look. In the photo below left, I styled the dress with an Only Mine Boyfriend Cardigan and my own J. Crew belt - instant perfect-for-work outfit. My Nordstrom Personal Stylist, Kelly Denham was wearing the dress herself that day, so of course we had to take a picture together! Also, I should note that she's wearing the non-petite version and is about 5'9" (5'10"?) tall (without her heels). If it weren't for the fact that I have shirt dresses coming out of my ears at home, I would totally have brought this home with me. As it is, if this dress makes it to sale (which would surprise me - it's so great), I'm fairly certain that I'll succumb to its considerable charms. Wishlisted for sale time!


Me with the man, Vince Camuto, himself!

More models in Vince Camuto outfits with Louise Camuto, Creative Director for Vince Camuto apparel, accessories, and fragrances.

Vince Camuto 'Kira' Pump in a fantastic peachy-pink color. For under $100, I may very well be going in to try these on as a happy-birthday-to-myself treat, later this month. ^_-

Do any of you own Vince Camuto shoes and/or clothes? I've never purchased them myself, so am interested to hear what you think of them. Please share your thoughts on them below.

And as always, thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. I recently purchased the Vince Camuto "Ellen" flats in bisque patent (a versatile nude color), and for the price point I am very pleased with the comfort and fit. They go with almost everything in my closet. A new favorite!

  2. Yes! I have a pair of Vince Camuto boots from a few years ago, and the Prue cap-toe pumps from the signature collection ( I absolutely love both pairs.

    I've been itching to try some of the clothing--the Crystal Pleat Ruffle Tank is beautiful on you, Carol! ♥

  3. Hi Carol,

    Nice pics - love the blue shirtdress on you. Do you know what shoes Kelly (your personal stylist) is wearing? I think I want them!

  4. Hi Carol,

    Great post! Are you wearing Madewell's stucco stripe songbird dress in your picture with Vince? I'm not sure if you did a review, but did you find it to be true to size? I've been thinking of getting that dress for a while. Would love to hear your take on it. It looks so cute on you.

  5. That shirtdress looks amazing on you! I don't own any Vince Camuto myself, but I might be checking out more now! :) Also adoring that Madewell dress on you! I am hoping a sale will hit on that when I actually have money to shop. Fingers crossed!

  6. The color block blouse looks fabulous on you!! I love Vince Camuto. I own a pair of sandals and find his shoes to be super comfy (despite the high heel) I'm thinking of adding another sandal this. I can't wait to hear which pair you decide to get!!

  7. What an amazing shirtdress!! I have seen a new Vince Camuto store that opened in SoHo, NYC, but have never been in. After seeing these reviews, I think I might have to stop on by! The prices are fairly reasonable as well! I have to say, after seeing that shirtdress on you, I must have it! :)

  8. I have a pair of Vince Camuto and I love them - I wish I got it in another color. It's a brushed snakeskin peep-toe pump in bone similar to the one in the picture. That's so cool that you met Vince Camuto...I'm pretty jealous!

  9. The crystal ruffle pleat tank and shirtdress are so cute! I tried on a Vince Camuto black and red print skirt at Macy's this weekend and it was really pretty. :)

  10. I love Vince Camuto - I really like his handbags and clothes. I am always lucky to find some of his items on sale at Nordie Rack. What a fun night to meet him! I have a handbag of his that I love and get great compliments on, but unfortunately downsizing and am selling on Ebay. His line is great quality and looks very high end.