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Weekend Open Thread

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This is a fun dress, and I think you could wear it a lot of places. It’s definitely for a certain time of the year, though — November through January and perhaps into February. But that’s why it’s 40% off: $82 down from $138. It’s available at Nordstrom in three colors, green, navy, and purple, and it has a lot of good reviews. Vince Camuto Burnout Velvet Sheath Dress

I also love these two velvet plus-size dresses.

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I’m obsessed with any top that has this thumbhole kind of sleeve because it’s a cool look. This rayon-blend shirt is very low cut, but it comes in a zillion colors and looks great for the weekend. It’s available at Nordstrom for $68 in sizes XS-L. Free People ‘Malibu’ Thermal Top

Here’s a plus-size option in the same rayon/spandex blend.

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Leesa SandalSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Huh: I have not noticed this highly-rated sandal before, but people seem to love it — and it’s available in a thousand colors (ok, at least 8), most on sale for at least 40% off. Yes please? (Also: warmer weather when I can wear these, please?) It’s also great to note that they’re available in sizes 4-12 (but only regular widths). They were $195 full price, but depending on size and color are now marked to $35-$195 at Nordstrom, Zappos, and Amazon; the pictured rose suede ones are $116. Via Spiga ‘Leesa’ Sandal

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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

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Who has great New Year’s Eve plans, or other holiday plans requiring awesome outfits? Regale us with your stories — and share what you’re wearing.  Even if you’re having a chill night at home or with a few friends at a house party on New Year’s Eve, I like the idea of wearing something festive for the occasion, and this sequin top from Joie not only looks fabulous, but it’s also on sale: it was $268, but is now marked to $160. That may seem like a lot, but considering a bad sequin top is almost disposable, I’ll bet the fashion math works out on this Joie one.  Joie Gowa Sequin Tank

Looking for a more affordable version? I love this sexy mesh/sequin version for $68, or this very similar $99 version. On the plus size, this halter top looks amazing.

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P.S. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all who celebrate! We’re going to be on a reduced schedule next week, rounding up our favorites from the past year (here are our roundups from 2015, 20142013, 2012, and 2010) — and of course reporting on any good sales as we see them, including Nordstrom’s big clearance sale starting Dec. 26. A safe and happy holidays (and New Year) to everyone.

Weekend Open Thread

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JAG pull-ons are reader favorites, and these stretch skinny cords are nice and warm and will be comfortable to wear this winter. I don’t know about you, but I’m getting into the mode where I just want to laze about and binge watch Westworld and chill out (and I guess wrap presents and stuff like that). I don’t want to go out and do any more things — I’m tired. These are great, comfortable, cozy pants for Netflix-ing your way through the weekends and the holidays, but if you want to go out and look nice for a casual weekend, they work for that, too. Except for the “artichoke” color, these are only available in lucky sizes (petite and regular) because they’re on sale for $48 from $74. The other options are black, elderberry, midnight, smokey grey, and toffee. However, there’s a really great teal that’s not marked down and still available in all sizes 0-16. JAG Nora Pull-On Stretch Skinny Corduroys

Here’s a plus-size option.

Update: note that Amazon has them as well, with some lucky sizes marked as low as $13!

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Weekend Open Thread

purple-rain-bootSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I spied this rain boot for the first time during our roundup of weatherproof shoes for work and thought, huh, that’s interesting. Then I saw that not only is the boot really highly rated — but they have multiple colors. Most are pretty subdued colors like black — there’s also a matte navy that’s particularly nice — but: there’s a glitter boot and this gawrgeous purple boot (pictured) which, for some reason, I cannot get out of my head. Hmmn. I like it for the weekend, but I could also see you having fun with it at a casual office. They’re $54, available at Nordstrom. Jeffrey Campbell ‘Stormy’ Rain Boot

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