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 Pants; Pleated 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!