This Affordable Brand Is a Fashion Girl's Best-Kept Secret, and Now It's Available at Nordstrom
Some brands just make me smile, and one of those brands is Lisa Says Gah! The name in itself is enough to make you giggle, and looking through the brand's bold and colorful, often checkered or covered in florals new arrivals section is basically a serotonin boost in itself. The exclamation Gah! is the opposite of Ugh! It's the type of thing you say when you're so delighted by something you can't contain your excitement, and it's the exact sound I made when I found out that Nordstrom finally stocks the brand.
Lisa Says Gah! is known for curating a great edit of small, emerging brands, but I'd argue that the star of its whole anti-fast fashion concept is its in-house line. Made in small batches, each collection has the kind of heightened excitement of a sneaker drop for the pastel-loving fashion girl Instagram aesthetic. And while a popular Lisa Says Gah! piece often tends to sell out, Nordstrom is well stocked on some of its best-selling items. Better yet, some things are even currently on sale, like these ribbed spacedye flare pants for just $36.
But if this is your first Lisa Says Gah! purchase, I'd also recommend stocking up on some of its extremely good patterns, which are the brand's signature. This simple mesh crop top features psychedelic blue and orange swirly hearts in a way that'll make you say "Gah!," and it's on sale right now for $53. The print is also available in different colors in the form of a midi dress discounted for under $100. If you want something more structural and less trippy, Lisa Says Gah! knows a thing or two about a good checker print and its Andretti Cardigan is a timeless piece. The Battenberg Cardi is a great, more pared-down option for anyone who prefers black and white over funky colors.
It's impossible to talk about Lisa Says Gah! without mentioning its accessories, which are also a major signature that start Instagram trends. Not to mention, they're some of the most affordable trendy accessories on the market right now. For just $8, there's the perfect bubblegum oval hair clip every girl in Copenhagen wears in multiples to keep back their bangs, and the rhinestone claw clip also feels like a necessary buy for when you want a two-second updo. But no Lisa Says Gah! girlie is complete without some jewelry, and this $38 florette chain bracelet has my heart.
So while Lisa Says Gah! may have been a bit of an Instagram fashion girl secret, there's no way it'll stay one for much longer now that it's available at Nordstrom. Which is fine by me, considering it just gives me even more of a reason to add my entire wishlist to my cart. Gah!
Shop my favorite on-sale Lisa Says Gah! pieces from Nordstrom, below.
Florette Drop Earrings
Shop now: $38; nordstrom.com
Britt Vintage Rug Bucket Hat
Shop now: $55; nordstrom.com
Dylan High-Waist Straight-Leg Carpenter Jeans
Chloe Platform Boot
Virgine Stripe Long-Sleeve Ribbed Turtleneck Midi Dress
Shop now: $149; nordstrom.com
High-Rise Rib Knit Flare Pant
Shop now: $65 (Originally $109); nordstrom.com
Grace Flutter-Sleeve Midi Dress
Shop now: $95 (Originally $158); nordstrom.com