Holiday Weekend Open Thread

London Sole Liberty Print Ballet FlatSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Liberty of London prints are classics, and while they can be a bit girly/twee for me in a lot of their iterations, these ballet flats with just a few colorful details look perfect, either for the weekend or the workweek. They’re part of a big “pop-in” shop at Nordstrom, and are $200. London Sole Liberty Print Ballet Flat

P.S. Happy Fourth! We’ll try to have the list of sales posted asap. In the meantime, here are some major ones happening right now…

  • Nordstrom – The designer clearance sale is on this weekend, and there are still great deals to be had in the sales section, with prices up to 70% off.  Note that the Anniversary Sale opens next week for cardholders — if you aren’t already one, now’s a great time to consider it. This is the yearly sale where they mark down next season’s merchandise for a limited time…
  • Ann Taylor – Extra 50% off sale styles with code HAPPY50.
  • Loft – 50% off everything with code GOFOURTH.
  • J.Crew – Extra 40-60% off sale styles with code LONGWEEKEND.
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything, plus get an extra 25% off with code HOTSALE.
  • Kate Spade – Enjoy an extra 25% off sale styles with code SETSALE.
  • Last Call – 30-60% off all weekend.


Deal Alert: Nordstrom Shoes and Bags

nordstrom-accessories-sale-2015We’ve already rounded up my picks for workwear from the big Nordstrom sale, but there are still so many great shoes, bags, and accessories to be had — so I thought I’d round up a few of the things I’m drooling over.


So many great shoes, you guys.


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62 Memorial Day Sales — and Kat’s Favorite 16

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Happy Memorial Day, ladies!  We’ve already mentioned some of the huge sales happening over at the Half-Yearly Sale at Nordstrom, but there are a ton of sales happening all over the place. Below, find 62 sales; Kat’s favorite 16 are in bold. We’ll plan to update the list through Monday as needed. Ladies, have we missed any favorites? Which sales will you hit first? Sunday updates are in red.

  • – Memorial Day Weekend Sale: Up to 70% off Nine West, $24.99 select dresses, up to 65% off shoes from Tommy Hilfiger, Kenneth Cole Reaction, Anne Klein, and more. Up to 60% off sandals from Cole Haan, Bandolino, Nine West, and more. Up to 70% off comfort shoes from Aerosoles, Naturalizer, and more. Up to 65% off heels and flats from Nine West, Sam Edelman, and more. Select dresses $49.99 or less. Up to 70% off specialty sizing 4-16, narrow, and wide. Up to 70% off summer office style: Jones New York, Anne Klein, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Nic + Zoe, Pendleton, Vince Camuto, BCBG Max Azria, and more.
  • Alexis Bittar – 30% off select spring styles.
  • Amazon – 20% off clothing, shoes, jewelry, handbags, watches, luggage, and more with code FUN20SUN (through 5/25). Up to 70% off sandals, sneakers, and more.
  • Anthropologie – 20% off sale items with code GONEFISHING
  • Ann Taylor – Memorial Weekend Event: Take 40% off entire purchase with code SHOP40 (through 5/26 at 3am EST).
  • ASOS – 20% off full-priced items with code LONGWKND (through May 26 at 4am EST). Up to 60% off “weekend wins.”
  • Athleta – Save $25 on $150, $50 on $250, and $150 on $500 with code HEATINGUP (through 5/25).
  • Bare Necessities – Up to 30% off swimwear, buy one bra get one 60% off, buy 3 panties get 1 free, Calvin Klein & DKNY intimates 25% off, shoes up to 40% off (through 5/26). Flash sale: Up to 40% off Chantelle (through 5/24).
  • Barneys Warehouse – Summer Kick-Off Sale: Extra 50% off clearance, extra 40% off women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories (through 5/26). 
  • Baublebar – 20% off sitewide with code MEMORIAL20, buy 3 take 25% off with code MEMORIAL25, buy 4+ take 30% off with code MEMORIAL30 (through 5/25).
  • BCBG – 30% off everything, including an extra 30% off markdowns.
  • Bergdorf Goodman – 5F Spring Fling: Up to 40% off.
  • Bloomingdale’s – The Big Brown Bag Sale: Save 20-70% on select items. Take extra 20% off select sale and clearance items with code SPRING20 (through 5/25).
  • Bluefly Up to 80% off (through 5/26 at 5:30am EST). Up to an extra 40% off handbags: Rebecca Minkoff, Chloé, Furla, Fendi, Badgley Mischka, Trina Turk, and more.
  • Boden – 30% off with code 3M3M.
  • Brooks Brothers – Up to 40% off select styles (through 6/18). Memorial Day Sale: Polos & shorts, select styles 2 for $99 (through 5/25).
  • Clarks – Up to 25% off select styles.
  • Club Monaco – Extra 30% off sale and clearance with code MEMORIALDAY.
  • Cole Haan – 30% off all bags and wallets with code MEMORIAL (through 5/26).
  • – Extra 30% off all sale items with code SUMMER30 (through 5/25).
  • eBags – Extra 15% off entire purchase with code SALUTE (through 5/26 at 11pm PT). Up to 40% off Tumi (through 7/31).
  • Eloquii25% off original ticket purchase plus $25 off every $75 you spend with code OUTOFOFFICE. Up to 70% off last chance.
  • eShakti – Up to 50% off (minimum order of $35 after deductions) (through 5/24).
  • Express – 40% off everything (through 5/25).
  • Figure 8 Maternity – Up to 60% off.
  • French Connection – 40% off everything plus free shipping with code FCMS40.
  • Inhabit – Memorial Day Flash Sale: Save more than 75% on weekend-ready styles.
  • J.Crew – 30% off your order with code WEEKEND (through 5/26).
  • J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything (through 5/25).
  • Journelle – Friends & Family Sale: Take 20% off with code FNF2015 (through 5/27).
  • Kate Spade New York – 25% off all sale items with code YOURS (ends 5/26).
  • Karen Millen – 30% off selected lines with code MEMORIAL (through 5/25).
  • Lands’ End – 30% off everything with code THRILL and PIN 4110 (through May 25).
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus – Memorial Day Sale: Extra 30% off everything, extra 50% off clearance (through 5/25). Precious jewelry trunk show: Save up to 55%: Bavna, Gurhan, Belpearl, and more (through 5/26 at 8am CT).
  • The Limited40% off 50% off full-priced items, extra 40% off all sale items, 60% off select styles, $15 hats, sunglasses, and scarves. Must-have summer styles (select styles): Our favorite tee $12, maxi skirts up to $28, shorts $28 and under, the modern chino $34. 
  • L.K. Bennett – 30% off select shoes and clutches with code MEMORIAL (through 5/25).
  • Loft Memorial Day Event: 40% off entire purchase (through 5/24).
  • Lord & Taylor – May Big Sale: 20% off sale and clearance items with code MEMORIAL. 30% off almost all dresses, up to 40% off spring handbags. 25% off swimwear and cover-ups. Women’s sandals: Buy one get 20% off, buy 2+ get 25% off (through 5/25).
  • Macy’s – Memorial Day Sale: Extra 20% off (extra 10-15% off home and select departments), extra 25% off clearance with code HOORAY. Extra 20% off
    select lingerie with code FIT. Save 30-50% plus extra 10% on fine jewelry. $10 off your purchase of $25 or more with code HOORAY25, select departments.
  • Madewell – Extra 30% off all sale with code SWEET (through 5/26).
  • Modcloth – Summer Sale: Up to 40% off “haute” summer styles.
  • Nasty Gal – Memorial Day Sale: 40% off 1,400 regular- and sale-priced items with code HOTSTUFF.
  • Neiman Marcus – Up to 40% off Modern Mix, Contemporary/CUSP, dresses, and more. 25% off women’s swim and women’s shoes.
  • New York & Company – All shorts, crops, and jeans: buy one get one free (mix & match, higher price prevails, no coupons, excludes clearance). All dresses on sale starting at $20. Deals starting at $6. Everything else up to 50% off.
  • Nine West – Friends & Family: 30% off your entire purchase.
  • Nordstrom – Half-Yearly Sale: Up to 40% off.  (See Kat’s workwear picks here.) 
  • The Outnet – Up to 65% off summer event wear: formal soirées, galas, and more. Equipment up to 65% off, Missoni up to 65% off.
  • Pendleton – Memorial Day Sale: Extra 40% off Pendleton Outlet Online with code EXTRA40 (through 5/25).
  • Rag & Bone – Sale, up to 50% off.
  • Rebecca Minkoff – Hello Summer Event: Up to 50% off.
  • Rebecca Taylor – The Spring Sale: Extra 25% off sale with code SALE25 (through 5/26).
  • Saks Fifth Avenue – Up to 55% off selected women’s apparel.
  • Saks Off 5th – Up to 70% off everything with code SUMMER.
  • – Memorial Day Savings Event: 30% off $100 or more with code FORYOU30 (some brands excluded).
  • Shopbop – Up to 70% off, 25% off Calvin Klein underwear.
  • Sierra Trading Post – Extra 30% off $100+ (through 11:59pm MDT 5/22). Memorial Day Clearance Event: Extra 40-80% off.
  • Splendid – 25% off everything with code PACKSPEND25.
  • Soma Intimates – Vanishing Edge panties, 5 for $35.
  • Talbots – All markdowns 40% off; buy 2 or more markdowns, save 50% off (through 5/25).
  • Target – Memorial Day Sale: 30% off summer outfits for all with code MEM30, up to 20% off family swimwear.
  • White House | Black Market – The Summer Kickoff: Up to 60% off markdown styles. Dresses from $49.99, bottoms & denim from $29.99, tops from $19.99. Earn $20 Style Perk (for use 6/8-6/28) when you spend $80.

Deal Alert: The Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale

nordstrom-workwear-half-yearly-sale-2015Happy almost-Memorial Day, you guys: Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale has started. There are a ton of great workwear pieces in there, including brands like:

Some particular pieces that caught my eye…

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  • Veronica Beard Print A-Line Skirt – I’m still drooling over the dress from Monday, so I was intrigued to see a bunch of Veronica Beard pieces in the sale. This is my favorite — a black and white midi skirt. It was $450, but is now on sale for $270 (limited sizes, alas).
  • L’AGENCE Contrast Panel Pleated Crepe Dress – This crepe dress looks lovely, and — to me at least — walks that delicate line between feminine and floaty, and professional. It was $525, but is now marked to $315.
  • Max Mara ‘Ottavo’ Jersey Sheath Dress – Max Mara continues to blow me away with their simple, classic sheath dresses. This gorgeous one, with an almost stripey print, is marked 40% off — was $765, now $458.
  • Armani Collezioni Fitted Piqué Jersey Jacket – This fitted pique jersey looks perfect for summer — classic, wear it with everything. It was $1,345, but is now marked to $575.


I’ll round up bags and shoes later (probably tomorrow) — but I will quickly note that there are a lot of Stuart Weitzman and SJP heels in the sale. Which favorites will you be looking for, ladies?

Deal Alert: Take 60% Off Sale at Ann Taylor

Ann Taylor's HUGE Sale | CorporetteAnn Taylor has a lot of sales; personally the one that I wait for is the one where you can “take 60% off sale.” It’s a great time to stock up on classics like their tropical wool and triacetate suiting, as well as their popular shoe collection; here are a few other picks from the sale, below.  N.B.: Some pieces are final sale, but not all. Ladies, what are your latest favorites at Ann Taylor? 



Deal Alert – Jones New York

JNY big saleThere are some crazy sales right now at Jones New York — all of the sale prices are an extra 50% off, meaning there are a ton of dresses to be had for around $20, blazers below $50, and even some winter coats below $75. Things aren’t looking good for JNY, so if you like the brand, stock up now. They have a ton of options in regular, petite, and plus sizes; lots of my favorite are still left from our sponsored roundup last October. As near as I can tell these are NOT final sales; shipping is a flat $7 but free if your purchase is more than $125.  Below are a few of my favorite things in today’s sale… (note that the real action is with the dresses, but tons of nice blazers as well)…

Pictured at left: Blue Leopard Wrap Dress, also available in plus sizes — was $119, now $19.50. Faux wrap, machine washable.  Below:

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Not pictured, but also noteworthy:

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