Weekend Open Thread

zellagoddesspantsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Readers love Zella workout gear for its quality and ability to hold up to multiple washings, and after years of leggings being the only option in workout/lounge wear, it’s nice to finally see the brand offer a more relaxed flared leg pant, whether for yoga, lounging, or more. The pants are available in black and grey in sizes XS -XL from Nordstrom, where thery’re winning rave reviews. ‘Goddess’ Flared Pants

I can’t find a similar pair of pants in plus sizes, but do note that there are a lot of great Zella sale items in plus sizes.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Keeping up with denim trends can be challenging. Right now, the raw edge/released hem look is one of the newer details that’s showing up — and while the detail is common on $200+ jeans, it’s less common on more affordable jeans. But these $58 jeans have the released hem look — and a few other qualities I like, like minimal distressing (as opposed to, say, a pant where there’s a chunk missing from the upper thigh), distressing that isn’t at the knee (so it works for women of all heights/leg lengths), and a nice dark wash. They’re $58, available in sizes 00-14. (While this pair doesn’t have a single review yet, other STS Blue skinny jeans get pretty good reviews, which is a good sign.) Pictured: STS Blue ‘Emma’ Release Hem Skinny Jeans (East La Canada)

In plus sizes, this jean or this jean looks good.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Hooray for the weekend! This strappy print dress jumped out at me recently and now I kind of can’t stop thinking about it. It looks great as styled here with strappy sandals, but they also have a picture of it styled with a moto jacket and booties — very cool/sexy, perfect for a date night. (I’m 90% sure there’s a light beige backing against the mesh.) It’s $149, available in sizes 2-14. Chelsea28 Strappy Print Dress

This looks like a nice plus-size version; note that if you’re plus size and into the strappy look Charlotte Russe has a ton of stuff (but it’s very short).

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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Ivory Sweater: Free People Open Knit Drape PulloverSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I feel like this sweater is the perfect intersection of “slouchy” and “sexy” — very French in a way. I’d wear it with ripped jeans for a friend’s casual house party (or, hey, a sports-watching party, if you’re into that). It’s $108 at Nordstrom (where they just launched their summer clearance event!). Free People Open Knit Drape Pullover

Psst: Happy Labor Day! We’ll resume regular posting on Tuesday.

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Weekend Open Thread

Jersey Shoulder-Cutout Top: Bobeau Cold Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Top

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The cold shoulder / off the shoulder tops are starting to hit the sale racks, so if you haven’t pulled the trigger yet (and still want to partake in the trend), do check out some of the styles on sale right now. I like this simple cold shoulder top from Bobeau — note that they have a ton more colors still in full price (at $42) as well as another marked-down scoopneck version. There’s also a plus-size option. Bobeau Cold Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Top

Update: I just saw that Boden is offering 20% off its clearance sales — prices are now up to 70% off. Nice.

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Bootie: TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Bootie Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Whoa. I was clicking through Zappos’s list of bestselling boots the other day, and there were a lot of unsurprising regulars — the Petty, the Penny, even the Desert wedge — but this pictured boot was the #1 bestseller, in this color (with all the other colors making an appearance on the list too). It’s got 40 rave reviews, with lots of people calling out how comfortable they are. Whether you’re totally on board with the “peep toe boot” trend or not, at $98, it’s hard to go wrong with these. They’re available in sizes 5-12 at Zappos. TOMS Majorca Peep Toe Bootie

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