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.

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Weekend Open Thread

OluKai Unahi SandalsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

As someone who logged many miles in my Reefs with arch support, I was intrigued to see readers singing the praises of the OluKai flip flops recently, as I hadn’t heard of the brand. They look great for that commute to or from work (with your heels either in your bag or at the office), or out and about with friends on the weekends. What are your favorite brands of “fancy” flip flops, ladies? These OluKai Unahi are $70 at Zappos. OluKai Unahi Sandals

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Weekend Open Thread

Milly Open Bar Inset Flare Dress | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Aiiiyeee. Love this dress. It feels classic and cool and gamine-like yet sophisticated. It’s $350 at Bergdorf Goodman. Aaaah, and it also comes in royal blue. I’m in love. Milly Open Bar Inset Flare Dress

Update: Three sales of note, ladies.  First: Nordstrom seems to have a bit of a “summer clearance sale” going on — I’ve gotten numerous price drop alerts lately for things I recently bought, including this lovely scarf (now $48) — will try to do a roundup of anything noteworthy.  Second: Anthropologie is having their big summer tag sale, with prices up to 50% off.  Finally: Ferragamo is having a sale; flats are as low as $270, Vara pumps around $400, etc.

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Weekend Open Thread

Paige Denim 'Sierra' Overalls | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

There are a lot of interesting trends that, I think, are going mainstream right now… including overalls. As someone who had a pair the last time they had a moment (1995!), my first thought was YIKES — but honestly a lot of them look really cute for chillier nights out, particularly with a moto jacket and heels. They’re a bit more practical than a jumpsuit, and a bit more flattering than boyfriend jeans. This pair from Paige looks great — I like the skinny legs, as well as the relatively low-slung nature of the bib; the patchwork on the leg also feels very on trend. They’re $200 (were $299) at Nordstrom. Paige Denim ‘Sierra’ Overalls

Here’s a more affordable pair, available in five washes. (Oh, and: Shopbop has more sizes of the Paige jeans.)

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Weekend Open Thread

Minnetonka Monaco | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Fringe is trending everywhere these days, especially in shoes. It’s easy to find crazy high heels with the fringe details — but these 1.5″ Minnetonkas are bestsellers at Zappos, and it’s easy to see why: they’re walkable, but still on trend. I like the “dusty brown suede,” but they also come in stone, black, and turquoise suede. They’re $64.95 at Zappos. Minnetonka Monaco Wedges

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Sam Edelman Eleanor Buff NudeSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This shoe is everywhere this season. I think it’s sexy and fun, and I’m always surprised when such a classic style “comes back” because it’s hard to believe it wasn’t always in. Anyhoo: what is also surprising is that I cannot, despite my best efforts, find a kitten heel version of this. There are plenty of 4″ versions (here, here, here; 3.5,” 3.5,” 4.5″), as well as a few 3″ versions, but all of the lower heels (even 2.75!) have wider straps or more straps (T-strap, etc). (Although: M.Gemi has a flat version.)  The pictured shoe at least seems to have a lot of positive reviews — and at $130, it’s among the more affordable versions. It’s 4.75″ high (yaaa!) with a .75″ platform.  Sam Edelman Eleanor

Happy weekend, ladies!

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