I’m Jana — a fashion editor and creative entreprenuer. Shop Nordy is a style blog that features Nordstrom products exclusively. Blending marketing know-how and stylish sensibilities, my experience has a practical approach to developing a style for clients and companies that supports authenticity and confidence. A way of ultimately making getting dressed easier and shopping more strategic.
After a 27-year career in Corporate America, I now find my passion in creating your personal brand through styling. I have created a platform that can be connected through Shop Nordy subscription, I invite you to subscribe on the left sidebar. In addition, I offer a one-on-one Luxury Brand & Style Session.
Luxury Brand & Style Session:
This experience includes face-to-face consultation, including personal branding, style and beauty guide with Stylist Jana Clinton.
$250 Daily (6 hours)
Where I am today – Shop Nordy
I am so excited to build Shop Nordy, and to have a company that builds confidence, and value to my followers. All I think about is how much fun I’m having being involved again in the fashion industry, especially working with Nordstrom products exclusively. Nordstrom is my niche. I have years of experience to call upon to build this style blog and to make shopping more strategic. I’m definitely up for the challenge and have found my passion.
During the first twenty years of my career, I worked in full-line Nordstrom stores. My mentor, Sue Patneaude, told me to let her know when I was ready to become a leader in the women’s division. She recognized the potential in me that I couldn’t yet see. I took a leap of faith. I worked my way up from a selling position to running the women’s division as a National Sales Manager. During my last year with Nordstrom, our division was responsible for $250 million in annual sales. My experience with Nordstrom was exciting, fulfilling and rewarding. It also gave me a love for the Nordstrom product and business culture.
During my time at Nordstrom, I was privileged to build the St. John Knits partnership as a buyer and National Sales Manager. Later, I accepted a position with St. John Knits as Vice President of Sales. My professional experience working with family-owned mega-companies made me a perfect fit for this style of work. I benefitted from the close relationships and the hard-working environment. While with St. John Knits, I was immediately impacted with respect and inspiration for Head Designer Marie Gray and her husband Bob Gray. I also worked closely with President Kelly Gray, who branded the company with her iconic marketing. The mentorship I received enabled me to develop a high-level skill set on the wholesale side of the fashion industry business. I worked closely with Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom and many speciality stores across the United States. It truly was an incredible time and I am grateful to the Gray family.
During my time with St. John Knits, my mother was diagnosed and would later lose the fight with ovarian cancer. This was devastating news. Mom was vibrant, funny, beautiful and an amazing woman. I wasn’t ready for her to be gone. To this day, losing mom has been the most challenging time in my life. I lost my best friend. I’m grateful for my faith and the knowledge that we will be together again someday. Due to that five-year journey with my mom, I become educated in the health and wellness industry. It was important for me to take what we learned and share it with my husband, my family and friends. One of my primary focuses is how to live a healthy lifestyle. I am still very active in the wellness industry, and have my favorite lifestyle products that I will never be without. I am always reading and learning about how science shows us how our bodies work, and an advocate for prevention.
The Shop Nordy style blog uses my experiences that have led me to where I am now. I’d love to share with you what my years working in the fashion and lifestyle industry have taught me. I’d also like to use my insights and skills to make things easier for you and help you create your personal brand. The goal is to make getting dressed easier and make shopping strategic.
Thank you for trusting me and our favorite store — Nordstrom.
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