Deal Alert: Sole Society Sale (Going Fast!)

sole society sale 175Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Sole Society, but written by your regular friendly blogger Kat Griffin.

If you’re looking for some fun shoes to perk up your summer work wardrobe, there’s a great sale going on at Sole Society right now (mostly final sales, alas).  There are a ton of of classic styles in numerous colors, with many enthusiastic, glowing reviews.  We actually have another sponsored post from the brand coming up next week, but because the crazy sale going on right now only goes through Tuesday, I wanted to post something now!  I’m MOST in love with the shoes pictured at left (they’re even bigger below the jump), but there are so many choices just from the sale section it’s hard to narrow it down.  The beige pump at top (Yasmin) comes in three other colors and is currently marked to $15 from $50, the black polka dot flat (Kirby) comes in EIGHT other colors, has 59 positive reviews and is marked to $18 from $60, and the cobalt blue pump (Alexandra) also comes in black and lavender, and is marked to $28, down from $70 (and is sadly out of my size — I think I’m going to cry).  Bigger pictures and more picks from the sale below (the sale prices are not reflecting on hover for some reason — but most of the prices come down to $20-$30).  I’m mostly in love with the shoes but they have jewelry, bags, hats, scarves, and more.

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Deal Alert: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

NAS WorkwearAs mentioned earlier: hooray, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the general public!  I did a round-up a week or so ago when it opened for Rewards card members, but thought I’d revisit.  (A lot of my original picks in terms of specific items are still available — at the very bottom of this post you can see which ones are no longer available.  Some, like that gorgeous orange peplum blazer, are only available in limited colors.)  For today I also thought I’d revisit my original roundup of brands — some I’m taking off the list because they’ve sold out, or what’s left in the sale isn’t great for work. (That said, for some of the brands, I swear there’s MORE inventory than there was last week — so they may be adding pieces.)

Bags: I’m seeing good representation from Brahmin, Kate Spade, Longchamp (including numerous colors for the expandable Pliage tote), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors (including the reader favorite, the Jet Set line of totes), Rebecca Minkoff (including a ton of basic black bags and reader favorite M.A.B. tote), Tory Burch and Vince Camuto

Shoes: There’s a ton of great choices from Stuart Weitzman (but not as many as last week!).  There is also a good selection from a number of brands in our Guide to Comfortable Heels, including Attilio Giusti Leombruni, Børn, Cole Haan, Enzo Angiolini, and Ivanka Trump (but not as many as last week). and Tory Burch.

General Clothes Notes: Lots of choices from Burberry, Classiques Entier, Diane von Furstenberg, Eliza J, Halogen (including reader favorite, The Skirt), Joie, Karen Kane, and St John, Tahari, Theory, Vince, and Vince Camuto.

Lingerie: There’s a good selection from Chantelle, Commando, Hanky Panky, Natori, reader favorite Shimera camisoles, Spanx, Wacoal, and Yummie by Heather Thomson. There are also some online-only deals like a 6-pack of Cosabella thongs for $80 (normally $120).

Denim: There’s a good selection from 7 for All Mankind, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Jag Jeans (including reader comfy favorite, the pull-on jeans), KUT from the Kloth, NYDJ, and Paige Denim.

Anyway — here are a few new workwear picks from the NAS. If you hover over the picture you’ll get details like brand, price, etc. They’re in order of least expensive to most expensive in each category. (Can you guess which is the most expensive and the least expensive just by looking at the pictures?). [Read more...]

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale – Kat’s Picks

nordstrom anniversary sale workwear picksI normally don’t blog the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale until it opens to the general public — but this year, with the 8-day head start for Rewards card members, I wonder if anything is going to be left!  (Plus, as I found out yesterday, it’s super easy to apply for/get a Rewards card, and there’s no real reason to wait to do it. No annual fee, either.) So I thought I’d pick some favorites from the sale NOW. If you’re not familiar with the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, this is a sale on NEW merchandise, not old leftovers from last season. Prices will go back up to normal prices on August 4, when the sale ends. Please note that you can only purchase (or see) these sale items if you have a Rewards credit/debit card and you are logged in to your account. Without further ado…

Bags: I’m seeing good representation from Brahmin, Kate Spade, Longchamp (including numerous colors for the expandable Pliage tote), Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors (including the reader favorite, the Jet Set line of totes), Rebecca Minkoff (including a ton of basic black bags and reader favorite M.A.B. tote), Tory Burch and Vince Camuto

Shoes: There’s a ton of great choices from Stuart Weitzman!  There is also a good selection from a number of brands in our Guide to Comfortable Heels, including Attilio Giusti Leombruni, Børn, Cole Haan, Enzo Angiolini, Ivanka Trump, and Tory Burch.

General Clothes Notes: Lots of choices from Burberry, Classiques Entier, Diane von Furstenberg, Eliza J, Halogen (including reader favorite, The Skirt), Joie, Karen Kane, and St John.

Lingerie: There’s a good selection from Chantelle, Commando, Hanky Panky, Natori, reader favorite Shimera camisoles, Spanx, Wacoal, and Yummie by Heather Thomson. There are also some online-only deals like a 6-pack of Cosabella thongs for $80 (normally $120).

Denim: There’s a good selection from 7 for All Mankind, Hudson Jeans, J Brand, Jag Jeans (including reader comfy favorite, the pull-on jeans), KUT from the Kloth, NYDJ, and Paige Denim.

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Happy Fourth of July! 61 Sales (and Kat’s Top 17)!

sales175 punyHappy Fourth of July! May everyone have a long weekend free from work (or at least mostly free), and may everyone get a chance to enjoy some of the great sales going on! We’ve rounded up 66 sales (count ‘em, sixty-six sales!) — the ones that Kat would check first are in bold. Updates are in red.

If you want even MORE sales, check out the roundup for maternity, kids’, and baby gear over at CorporetteMoms!

  • Aldo – Additional 30% off selected sale items.
  • Anne Klein – Additional 40% off sale styles.
  • Anthropologie – Extra 20% off sale items with code BUZZ20.
  • Ann Taylor – Semi-Annual Sale: extra 50% off all sale styles; 40% off full-price shorts, cropped pants, jewelry, and shoes. 
  • ASOS - 20% off regularly priced items with code PARTYINTHEUSA. Up to 50% off other select styles.
  • Banana Republic – 40% off with code BRJULY.
  • Barneys – Up to 60% off regular prices on select clothing, shoes, and accessories.
  • BaubleBar – $10 off orders of $30+ (Need an invite? Click here.)
  • Bergdorf Goodman – 5F sale — additional 20% off previously reduced ready-to-wear, shoes, and handbags.
  • Bloomingdale’s - 20-65% off select styles.
  • BlueflyToday (7/4) only, additional 30-50% off.
  • Brooks Brothers – Semi-Annual Sale: Up to 50% off.
  • Canvas - 40% off 2 regularly price items with code FIREWORKS and pin 7006.
  • Club Monaco – 30% off sale styles and 50% off clearance with code MIDSUMMER.
  • Cole Haan – Additional 30% off sale items with code AMERICA.
  • CUSP by Neiman Marcus - Extra 25% off sale styles.
  • C.Wonder – Semi-Annual Big Wonder Sale, now up to 70% off.
  • DvF – Additional 40% off sale items with code JULY40.
  • eBags – Up to 65% off.
  • eShakti – Buy 2 get 1 free (extended through 7/15).
  • Eddie BauerEverything on sale: up to 60% off.
  • Express$20 off $60; $40 off $120; $80 off $240 with code 9238.
  • French Connection – Up to 60% off sale styles plus free shipping with code S14SHIP.
  • Henri Bendel – 50% off select items.
  • Intermix – Additional 40% off sale items.
  • J.Crew – 40% off final-sale styles with code SHOPMORE.
  • James Perse – Up to 65% off with code SUMMERFREE2014.
  • Johnston & Murphy - Up to 50% off on select styles.
  • Jones New York – Semi-Annual Sale: additional 50% off sale styles (through 7/4 only).
  • Karen Millen – Additional 20% off with code KMJULY04.
  • Kate Spade Additional 25% off all sale styles with code MORESALE.
  • Kate Spade Saturday - Extra 25% off all sale styles with code INSTANT25.
  • Kirna Zabête – Up to 70% off.
  • L.K. Bennett - 30% off all sale styles with code ID30.
  • Lacoste - Up to 50% off select styles.
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Extra 30-60% off everything.
  • The Limited – 50% off everything, including sale items.
  • LOFT60% off select new styles; additional 60% off sale styles.
  • Lord & Taylor – Take an extra 15% off sale & clearance items, plus another 10% off with your L&T card with code JULY4.
  • Macy’s - Extra 20% off select styles with code FOURTH.
  • Nasty GalUp to 80% off.
  • Naturalizer – Up to 50% off plus additional 20% off all sale items with code CLEARANCE20WEB.
  • Neiman Marcus – Additional 25% off select sale items. 7/4 only (online): additional 35% select sale items.
  • Net-a-Porter - Extra 20% off sale styles with code SALE20.
  • Nordstrom – Up to 65% off.
  • The OutnetAdditional 30% off select styles.
  • Payless Shoes – 2 for $20 on select styles.
  • Pendleton – Up to 60% off.
  • Piperlime – Up to 50% off 150+ summer styles. 25% off your purchase with code SHOPFAST (by noon on 7/4).
  • Pottery Barn – Save up to 60% off on hundreds of items through 7/6.
  • Rebecca Taylor – Extra 40% off all sale styles with code RT14JULY40.
  • Reiss – Up to 50% off.
  • Rockport – Up to 50% off.
  • Saks - Up to 70% off select styles.
  • ShopBop – Up to 70% off hundreds of styles.
  • Spanx – Sale-ebrate Thindependence Day, enjoy up to 50% off select styles.
  • Splendid – Up to 40% off select styles; additional 10% off your purchase (sale and full-price merchandise) with code TAKE10.
  • Talbots - Red Hanger Sale, extra 40% off markdowns, now up to 60% off.
  • Ted Baker - Sale — Final reductions, up to 50% off.
  • Theory - Sale, up to 60% off.
  • Thomas Pink - Further reductions sale, now up to 50% off.
  • Topshop - 30% discount on select summer lines.
  • Tory Burch - Summer Event, up to 30% off with code SUMMER14.
  • Stuart Weitzman - Up to 40% off your SS14 favorites.
  • White House | Black Market - Summer Sale! 40% off select styles.
  • Zappos: 4th of July Clearance: swimwear, dresses, shorts, and more.

Memorial Day Weekend Sales — and Kat’s Top 14 Sales

sales175 punyMemorial Day sales seem to be kicking off early this year — huzzah!  For everyone having a chill night (or, heavens forbid, stuck in the office), we thought we’d round ‘em up for you.  We’ll update as the last few stragglers start their sales.  Note that the first 14 sales that Kat would check out are in bold (lots of sale on sale, ladies!); updates to the list are in red.  If you haven’t already, don’t forget to check out our closer looks at The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale (workwear and shoes). Updates for 5/25 are in pink.

  • 6pm.com: 65% off Calvin Klein and running essentials, and up to 70% off red, white and blue fashions from Nine West, CK, and more…
  • Amazon: 40-60% off Memorial Day Savings.
  • Anne Klein: Additional 30% of sale items.
  • Ann Taylor: 40% off select styles.
  • ASOS - 20% off everything with code WEBEGRILLIN.
  • Bare Necessities: Up to 60% off.
  • Barneys Warehouse: Extra 40% off all clearance, extra 30% off lots of other stuff.
  • BaubleBar30% off full-priced items (click here if you need an invite).
  • Big Drop NYC: Extra 20% off with code MEMORIAL20.
  • Bergdorf Goodman: 5F Spring Fling sale — save up to 40% off.
  • Bloomingdale’sBig Brown Bag Sale – Save 20-65% on select merchandise, and take an extra 20% off a selection of sale and clearance items with code TAKE20. Save 30-40% on regular-price handbags and premium designer shoes.
  • Boden25% off everything and 30% off summer dresses.
  • Bluefly: Extra 10-40% off apparel.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off with code BRHEAT.
  • CUSP by Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off regular-price items.
  • Club Monaco: 30% off sale styles, 50% off clearance.
  • C.Wonder: Take an additional 50% off sale.
  • DVFTake an additional 30% off sale items with code SUMMER30.
  • eBags: Up to 65% off on select outdoor bags and brands.
  • Express: 40% off sitewide.
  • French Connection: Extra 30% off with code S14MEM.
  • Hanky PankySave up to 65%.
  • Halsbrook: 40% off new markdowns.
  • Inhabit: 30% off all spring styles.
  • J.Crew: 30% off select full-price styles. Plus, extra 30% off spring sale styles. Use code WEEKEND.
  • L.K. Bennett: Buy more, save more — spend $250, get $50 off; spend $400, get $100 off; spend $600, get $150 off.
  • Land’s End: 40% off 2 Regularly Priced Items, Extra 20% off Sale & Clearance.
  • Lancome: 20% off ANY order plus free standard shipping and a travel-size product of your choice.
  • Last Call: Extra 50% off all clearance, extra 30% off everything else.
  • The Limited: 40% off all sale items.
  • LOFT: Extra 40% off all sale styles.
  • Macy’s: Extra 20% off with code MEMDAY, extra 25% off clearance.
  • Madewell: Extra 30% off sale styles with code OHYES
  • Neiman Marcus: Clearance: Save up to 75%.
  • New York & Company: Everything buy one get one 50% off, plus “NY Deals” (such as $8 tee, $22 soft shirt, etc).
  • The Outnet: Extra 50% off summer essentials.
  • Payless Shoes: Up to 50% off select styles — some styles of reader favorite the Karmen pump, as low as $10!
  • Rebecca Taylor: Extra 25% off sale with code SUMMERFUN25 (savings up to 70% off).
  • Reiss30% off selected lines.
  • Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 55% off selections of women’s apparel.
  • Sole Society: Up to 50% off select styles.
  • Talbots: Extra 50% off markdowns.
  • Trina Turk: Extra 20% off sale items.
  • White House | Black Market: 40% off select styles.
  • Zappos: Memorial Day Clearance!

Kat’s Shoe Picks from The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale

kats shoe picks.indexedOk! I’ve finally had time to peruse the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale for shoes and made a few notes — check out our workwear picks, and (hopefully) stay tuned for some great handbag and accessory picks, later today:

Below:  The first two rows are the highly-rated shoes mentioned above — lots of colors and sizes left, tons of great customer reviews — and the bottom two rows are just a few more of my picks for the office from the sale — hover over the pics for more information…

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