Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Top: Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

There are plenty of hot mama off-the-shoulder tops out there right now (like this one, which I like enough that I nearly posted it for the Weekend Open Thread). Still, if you don’t feel like Spanxing it up, this more relaxed look is still on-trend and date-appropriate — but a lot more comfortable if you’re just running errands or going to a friend’s dinner party. As always, hooray for hand-wash-cold instructions and for $48 trendy tops. Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top


Psst: note that Nordstrom is having a Designer Clearance event! Some great options include:

nordstrom designer clearance

t-shirt / scoop back rib knit top / tie front rib knit top / wool sheath dress


Weekend Open Thread

purple earringsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I wear my hair up a ton in the summer because of frizz and other craziness from my kinda-curly, kinda-wavy hair. Drop earrings always feel like a sexy, fun way to accentuate my neck and make my up-do look intentional for a date night (or any other outing not involving grabby toddlers because, well, OW.) These semiprecious stone drop earrings from Kendra Scott look gorgeous — I like the pictured amethyst ones the best, but that’s me. They’re $80 at Nordstrom. Kendra Scott ‘Caroline’ Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings

Two lower-priced options are here and here.

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Weekend Open Thread

Black Tasseled Bag: Sole Society Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody BagSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.  

I am finally coming around to the crossbody trend personally, and I like the tassled, round looks we’re seeing. This simple black bag from Sole Society just got marked down at Nordstrom, and the super affordable price with the very safe color makes it the perfect bag to try if you’re still unsure about the trend. (Here’s a similar bag in a lighter blue for $85 if black feels too heavy.) The pictured bag is now $33 at Nordstrom. Sole Society Tassel Faux Leather Crossbody Bag


Holiday Weekend Open Thread (and a closer look at the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale)

nordstrom saleI keep seeing more great things in the Nordstrom sale, so I thought I’d do another little round-up of some favorite accessories, denim, weekend stuff, and more. (For example, pictured at top — this great sheath dress comes in teal and black and is down to $58, in regular and petite sizes.) Ladies, what have you bought thus far at the big sale? (Also, not on sale at all, but these two affordable, casual tops look great and are selling out kind of quickly: a cold shoulder top and an off the shoulder top.)

accessories for work

Above: Beige heels / gray bag / navy heel gorgeous station necklace! 

casual dresses on sale

Casual/going out dresses, above, $20-$99:  High neck dress / Faux wrap dress / Zip pocket dress (comes in black and plus sizes too) / Sleeveless sheath / floral dress

denim nordstrom sale

Denim, $40-$150: denim Tencel shirt / denim shirtdress / flares / distressed skinnies

casual tops on sale

Casual tops, $23-$150: striped knot top / cold shoulder top / chiffon top / off the shoulder top

workout clothes nordstrom sale

Workout, $28-$82: leggings (reader favorite!) / convertible tee / leggings / waterproof coat


Weekend Open Thread

Blue Sandals: Nine West Naci EspadrilleSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, ladies! Are you a fan of espadrilles for the summer? I haven’t had a pair in years, but these Nine West espadrilles look great for the weekend. They’re available in four colors, all great: blue, beige, black, and a nice coral, in sizes 5-12 at Zappos for $79. Nine West Naci Espadrille


Weekend Open Thread

Yellow Summer Sandal: Nine West LeisaSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

These simple sandals are winning rave reviews, and they come in a zillion colors — something for everyone! I’m kind of loving these yellow suede sandals, but there are a ton of great colors, including several neutral shades. They’re $79 at Zappos and come in sizes 5-12. Nine West Leisa Sandal

P.S. My apologies to everyone for linking from yesterday’s post to the offensive Buzzfeed post re: ponytails/intelligence. I remembered seeing it years ago and agreeing with the basic idea behind it (low ponytails = better for being taken seriously), and when I hunted for it in 2016 I recognized the graphic (ponytails in pencil) and didn’t pay any attention to the verbiage used. I sincerely apologize. Kate was good enough to swap out the link for one to Manrepeller since I was away from the computer when I saw the uproar; I’ll just remove the Manrepeller link altogether too.