Weekend Open Thread

Donna Karan Chiffon Metallic Tweed Skirt | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I am not a fan of beading and sequins. (I guess that’s a good thing — I just read that beading can often be indicative of child labor?) So I really like this non-beaded but sparkly (metallic tweed!) and slightly floaty (chiffon godets!) skirt, from Donna Karan.  I like the longer length to it, and the fact that it can be gussied up or down — wear it with something simple like a turtleneck or festive blazer for an office party… wear it with something fun like a sexy tank top for a dinner date.  The sale is also pretty amazing: the skirt was $1,295, but is currently marked to $317 at Last Call. Donna Karan Chiffon Metallic Tweed Skirt

Here’s a plus-size version (also in regular sizes), as well as another more affordable version.

Psst: Happy Halloween, everyone!

Weekend Open Thread

Born AlamidSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

My weekend style is definitely liking the tougher styles brands are showing right now — boots like these almost make me want to find my Dr. Martens from college and see if they still fit.  I like these highly-rated, tough looking boots from Born for wear with all sorts of things from leggings to skinny jeans.  They’re $175 at Zappos. Born Alamid

(Here’s a less expensive option.)

Weekend Open Thread

Paige Denim Indio Zip Detail Skinny JeansSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I suppose I truly am a child of the 80s… because all of the distressed denim making a comeback right now is totally calling my name. I love the look of these destructed skinny jeans from Paige Denim, on sale at Nordstrom. They were $229, but are now marked to $153. Paige Denim Indio Zip Detail Skinny Jeans

Here are two similar plus-size pairs, and a few less expensive pairs in regular sizes.

Weekend Open Thread

Tadashi Shoji Textured Lace Mermaid GownSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Oh, hai. I’m just hanging out, doing my laundry. Yep, everything else was dirty — and I never get to wear this dress, and that’s a pity because, you know, it’s gorgeous, and I love it, and we all need to wear this dress. I somehow stumbled on this dress and now can’t decide what iteration I need more — the rose mermaid dress (pictured) or — and I’ll admit this is where the smart money is — on the knee-length dress that looks very similar, from the same designer? This cocktail-length dress has the markings of a winner — it comes in 10 colors (!), sizes 0-16, regular and petites — looks like you can wear a bra with it without problems — and it has 14 glowing reviews. I like — a lot. Even better? The cocktail dress is only $238. (The rose mermaid gown is pretty affordable also, at $298.)  Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath DressTadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress [Read more...]

Weekend Open Thread

Born Wedge BootiesSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, guys!  I’m lusting after these black wedge boots from  Børn — they seem like they’d be perfect to wear with black skinny jeans (or even, hey, those moto leggings I posted a while back), but also be good to wear with black tights and some of the flouncy skirts we’ve rounded up (either on the weekend or casual days at work).  They’re $165 at Nordstrom.  Børn ‘Faylan’ Wedge Boot

Psst – check out last week’s Open Thread for a flatter version, or for a wide-widths version I like these Munro booties.

P.P.S. I’ve started NROLFW after our discussion on lifting for women, and found a super helpful blogger with before and after pictures (and the weights she’s lifting, listed). If you’re worried about getting too big, take a look at her before and afters — and then look at her weights.  She’s lifting serious weights and is showing no bulk at all — and she’s been doing it for months now. Just thought I’d share!

Weekend Open Thread

Sam Edelman Petty Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

I was sure we’d already featured the Sam Edelman Petty, but was surprised to see that we had instead featured the lookalike from Clarks, Spye Belle. The Petty is a very popular boot at a nice price, and comes in a million different color options — I like the low heel, and in the version pictured, the mix of black suede and almost reddish wood sole and platform. The boot is $130 at Zappos. Sam Edelman Petty

Readers, which are your must-have boots for weekends and evenings these days?  On the flip side, which are your must-have boots for work?