Deal Alert – President Day Sales

holiday-sales-workwearPresident Day sales have started, so I thought I’d do a mini-roundup — ladies, which stores get you the most excited? My Nordstrom roundup is here; the other sales I’m most excited about are in bold below… stay tuned, we’ll add good ones as we see them!

  • Featured sales include office style (Nine West, Cole Haan, Anne Klein), “comfort in every step” (Vaneli, Clarks, Sofft, etc) and “Comfy and Stylish Boots” — plus dresses clearance (up to 70% off!).
  • Amazon – Take 20% off select clothing, shoes and more.
  • Anthropologie take an extra 40% off all sale items with code EXTRA40.
  • Ann Taylor – take 30% off sale styles and an extra 50% off all sale styles.
  • Bare Necessities – 25% off thousands of styles, plus big sales on Fantasie, Freya, Chantelle, Elomi and more.
  • Bloomingdale’s Big Brown Bag sale, save 20-75% off.
  • Boden Clearance, up to 70% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Presidents’ Day Sale, prices up to 50% off.
  • Club Monaco Take an extra 30% off all clearance prices with code LONGWEEKEND.
  • – Enjoy up to 60% off select styles.
  • Eddie Bauer – Extra 50% off clearance prices.
  • French Connection Take an extra 60% off all sale styles, plus free shipping with code FC60SL.
  • Inhabit winter sale, 70% off new arrivals.
  • J.Crew – 40% off final sale styles.
  • J.Crew Factory – Up to 60% off everything; prices as marked online. Buy any 3 items and get an extra 10% off, buy any 6 items and get an extra 20% off.
  • Kate Spade – Enjoy an extra 25% off all sale styles with code SPOTON.
  • Lands’ End – Save up to 50% off, including outerwear and swim.
  • Last Call Today (2/13) only, enjoy up to 85% off clearance — extra 30-60% off everything else.
  • Loft – 40% off wear now styles, extra 50% off sale styles, and extra 60% off sweater styles.
  • New York & Co – Valentine Doorbusters, 50% off entire store, and free shipping $50+.
  • Nordstrom – Winter Clearance! See my full roundup for workwear and more here. 
  • Talbots Now through Monday, take an extra 15% off markdowns, for savings of up to 80% off.
  • White House | Black Market – New reductions, up to 70% off — plus B1G1 re: tops, and 25% off denim.

Weekend Open Thread

Fleece V-Neck Top: Gibson 'Yummy Fleece' High/Low V-Neck PulloverSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I nearly included this $48 sweater in our cashmere sweater roundup because, while it is NOT cashmere, it is one of the softest sweaters I’ve ever had. I can’t give a full report yet because I haven’t washed it (do note that the instructions are “hand wash cold” — not what I expected from something described as fleece), and I’ve only worn it a few times. Still, it’s so, so soft that I have to fight the urge to wear it all the time. I’d say it runs a bit big (although I’m 5’4″ and maybe should have gotten the petite), is long enough to wear with skinny jeans, and is my new favorite. There are a ton of sizes and colors at Nordstrom, where it’s available for $48. Gibson ‘Yummy Fleece’ High/Low V-Neck Pullover

Two plus-size alternatives are here (sale cashmere!) and here.


Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale

nordstrom winter clearance saleThe Nordstrom Winter Clearance Sale is on, and there are so many great finds… I’ve made a few general notes as well as a few specific picks, below:

  • Hugo Boss – prices are 40-50% off; sale prices for pants are generally under $135
  • Classiques Entier – lots of dresses under $135
  • Tahari sale – lots of coats and dresses, regular and plus sizes
  • Ivanka Trump – lots of nice dresses, shoes, and bags
  • Stuart Weitzman – nice selection of boots and heels on sale, including their new bestselling heel (40% off, 5 colors, huzzah!)
  • AGL – tons of shoes newly marked down 40%, from flats to low heels to some sleek high heels
  • Kate Spade – tons of jewelry, lots of nice bags as well
  • Tons of markdowns on luxe tights from Falke and Wolford

A few quick picks for workwear are pictured below — ladies, have you bought anything yet? What do you have your eye on at the sale? 

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Weekly News Update

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  • Refinery29 suggests several products for wintertime dry, itchy skin.
  • Racked gives you a guide for throwing out makeup products past their prime, and PopSugar Smart Living has a reference list for how often to wash certain clothing items.
  • Mashable offers advice for talking to your boss about not being happy at work.
  • The Washington Post reports on a new study showing that men get turned down more often than women when asking for flexible work arrangements.
  • The Atlantic examines a new study on the gender wage gap, and The Chicago Tribune reports on a survey showing that most people don’t think there is one at their employer.
  • New York magazine’s Science of Us looks at the relationship between introversion and “covert narcissism.”
  • Above the Law reports on a new study about lawyers and drinking.
  • For your Laugh of the Week (which you might need after a couple of the above links!), The Onion has a story on yesterday’s debate.

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Side Pleat Asymmetrical Top

High-Neck Work Top: Vince Camuto Side Pleat Asymmetrical TopOur daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

If you’re on the hunt for an elevated tee (machine washable to boot), consider this Vince Camuto top, which comes in five colors. I like the simple colors and the bit of fitted detail on the otherwise fluid fabric. (If you prefer something more body conscious, don’t forget this pleated Vince Camuto V-neck, a popular top that’s been around for years at this point.) The pictured top is $54. Vince Camuto Side Pleat Asymmetrical Top

It’s also available in plus sizes.

P.S. The Nordstrom winter clearance sale has started! You can save up to 40% off select styles through Feb. 21. Stay tuned…

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Coffee Break: ‘Metro – Eat Cake’ Leather Strap Watch

Fun Watch: Kate Spade New York 'Metro - Eat Cake' Leather Strap WatchI’ve written before about my love of the light beige watch — and with a slogan like “eat cake for breakfast” emblazoned across the face, this is clearly a watch I can get behind. (I also love this navy/rose gold watch that has a little martini glass instead of a 5.) The watch was $195, but is now marked to $175. Kate Spade New York ‘Metro – Eat Cake’ Leather Strap Watch, 34mm