Maybe you’ve been curious about the over-the-knee boot trend. Maybe you’ve even zeroed in on the well-reviewed Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots, which everyone says are amazing. But: $600 (plus tax) can be a lot to spend on trendy weekend wear. So I was excited to see this much (much) (much!) cheaper version at ShoeDazzle. I ordered a pair myself and would say the materials and comfort levels are what you’d expect from a budget shoe, but it’s a great way to tip your toe in the waters and see if you like/wear the style. The boots were $50, but are now on sale for $35. Kimia boots
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Hanukkah, ladies! Stay tuned for Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals; otherwise we’ll be taking it slow until Tuesday. (If the open thread gets out of control I’ll open another one.) As for the gorgeous dress at left: if anyone still buys (rather than rents) dresses for major galas and events, this black Teri Jon one looks amazing for a professional event: it’s flattering and feminine, yet you can wear a normal bra and don’t have to feel like too much is exposed. It isn’t too blingy, and with a basic color like black you can have fun with accessories like wraps, jewelry, shoes, and more. The dress was $710, then marked to $495, but with the sale it comes down to $297. Teri Jon V-Neck Brooch Gown, Black
Call me crazy, but I’m coveting these glitter/foil jeans — they look like they’d be great for personal holiday parties (and the occasional date night). The price seems pretty great, too: they were $208, then marked to $89, but they’re currently $62.30 at Last Call’s sale. (They’re also offering code 25LUCKY3 for “mystery savings” so they may come even lower than that!). Current Elliott Stiletto Gold Foil Jeans
I’ve been looking for a basic but colorful trench coat, and this MICHAEL Michael Kors one looks great — highly recommended by the 20-year-olds as well as the 60-year-olds, detachable lining and hood, and available in five colors (the pictured “dark red,” black, beige, “bordeaux” and “cinnabar”). It’s exclusive to Nordstrom, and part of the Half Yearly Sale — was $198, now marked to $129. Available in sizes XS-XL in regular and petites. MICHAEL Michael Kors Trench Coat with Detachable Hood
P.S. Pretty great sales with J.Crew — 40% off sale items with code StyleTime, which also gets you free shipping; items do not seem to be final sale.
Nordstrom has added a bunch of new markdowns to their Half-Yearly Sale, including these purple sunglasses by Pucci. I bought a pair of Pucci sunglasses a year or two ago from a flash sale site and must say the glasses are still one of my favorite pieces — I always feel like a little fashionista no matter what else I’m wearing. This markdown is even better than the one I got, though: these sunglasses were $376, but are now marked to $99.90. Amazing. Emilio Pucci 58mm Sunglasses
A few other notes from the handbag/shoe side of the sale (see my clothing picks here):
- Lots from shoe brands Cole Haan, Stuart Weitzman, Frye, Kate Spade, Anyi Lu, Delman, and a lot of cute Kurt Geiger pumps
- So many good handbags from brands like Tory Burch, Kate Spade, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Rebecca Minkoff, and MICHAEL Michael Kors
- Lovely/fun jewelry from Alexis Bittar, Kate Spade, Judith Jack, and Dogeared
- A surprising number of Alexander McQueen and DvF scarves — if you’re looking for a classic cashmere wrap, this Nordstrom Woven Cashmere Wrap has lots of colors and a good review.
It’s a rainy day here in NYC today, so I thought I’d post some rain boots that aren’t Hunters, for once — these Tretorn Emelie boots look nice and come in wide-calf sizes. A bit boring, yes, but then again, we are adults. (If you want something more fun, try these fluorescent green boots from Coach.) The Tretorns are on sale — they were $75 but are now marked to $55. Tretorn Emelie Rain Boots