Weekend Open Thread

Work Wrap: Nordstrom Cashmere & Silk WrapSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I recently lost my beloved black cashmere wrap that I got at Henri Bendel’s years ago (sobbbbb) and so I’m on the hunt for a new one. I like that this one has both cashmere and silk in it and comes in a zillion colors — it has a zillion positive ratings too. I think the eyelash fringe makes it look more delicate, the perfect thing to pair with a summer dress. If you want a heavier option, do note that the equally highly rated wool and cashmere wrap has some colors on sale for 33% off. The pictured scarf is $98. Nordstrom Cashmere & Silk Wrap

And for those who celebrate, Happy Passover!


Weekend Open Thread

Summer Sandal: Sam Edelman YardleySomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, ladies! Maybe it’s the knee surgery in me talking, but I can’t wait to wear fun sandals like this again — in fact, all of the boho summer stuff is really speaking to me this summer. I’d wear the pictured sandals with a swingy dress, or even one of the split maxi dresses that are hot right now (this one is fun and comes in a zillion colors, or this one is only $32 and looks like a great basic). The sandals are $120 and have 5 stars at Zappos. Sam Edelman Yardley


Weekend Open Thread

Striped Heel: Stuart Weitzman 'Nudistsong' Ankle Strap Sandal Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

I am sorry to report that the dark purple Nudistsong heels on Nordstrom’s homepage are (sob) no longer in stock, at least not anywhere I can find. But they do have a bunch of other colors, including these gorgeous kinda-stripey kinda-shiney shoes. Considering the rest of the sandal is so minimalist (and, let’s face it, not a “just popping out for brunch” sandal), I think it works. I want. The pictured shoes are $435, but they come in a bunch of other colors in prices ranging from $398 to $435. (The Nudist heel is the original bestseller; the Nudistsong is a slightly lower 4″ version.) Stuart Weitzman ‘Nudistsong’ Ankle Strap Sandal

These $79 Steve Madden sandals are very similar and highly rated.


Weekend Open Thread

light-up-boots Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Yee haw! If you’re looking for something sophisticated and demure to wear with short-shorts or rompers this summer, look no further than these light up boots! As an added bonus, you can find your keys if you drop them at night. (Interestingly, they have five 5-star reviews from people ranging from techno DJs to middle aged line dancers — so they do seem to cover a lot of bases.) They’re $150 at Zappos, available in both brown and black. Roper Starlights

(In other news, I clearly need to rethink my tennis attire.)


Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Dress: Halogen® Sleeveless Shift DressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here. 

If you like dresses on the weekends stylistically but prefer a more relaxed look (or just hate wearing Spanx), this dress might be perfect for you. (I actually also like it in theory for work, but that hemline is going to be a possible workwear don’t for anyone over 5’4″ — so know your office.) It comes in a few different colors and patterns (including colorblock and a very Easter-y/day-after-wedding-brunch white jacquard), in regular and plus sizes, and is a very affordable $59 (although plus sizes are $68, and the jacquard and colorblock, $98). (Remember, the Nordstrom Triple Points event continues through 3/26, so you have a few more days to rack ’em up.)  Halogen® Sleeveless Shift Dress


Psst: Happy Easter as well as Purim to all who celebrate. If there are any good sales this weekend we’ll try to do a round-up (or deal alert if there’s anything really good!); otherwise we’ll see you Tuesday with the regularly scheduled programming!

Weekend Open Thread

lace-up brunch top Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

The lace-up trend is going strong right now, and so I thought I’d find an affordable piece for weekend wear for today’s Weekend Open Thread. A few notes: why are there so many long-sleeved rompers with lace-up details? I still can’t quite get over the dumbness of rompers, but when they’re long-sleeved as well… yes. The other note: if you really want to be trendy, consider the many, many options for lace-up body suits. If that’s not your jam, this dress looks fun if you like mini-skirts on the weekend; I suppose one could also pair it with leggings or distressed skinny jeans if you wanted to. But my top pick is just this simple lace-up top, which comes in gray and black — easy peasy, not fussy (or so low you can’t wear it with a bra!), and pretty affordable at $48, sizes XS-XL.  Leith Lace-Up Long Sleeve Top

This plus-size version looks nice.

Psst: Whoa, major sale on “customer favorites” at Neiman Marcus. Lots of sold out pieces, but what’s left is at great prices. Brands include Costume National, See by Chloe, Lafayette 148 New York, Carolina Herrara, and Halston Heritage.

One more update: do note that 3/22 (Tuesday) is “Triple Points Day” at Nordstrom. So if you’re a cardholder and have time this weekend, you may want to poke around, put some things in your cart or on hold at your local store.