Saks seems to have this outfit with the workwear, but I prefer it for the weekend. Note that it’s a look that a LOT of brands are coming out with — the longish skirt, the cropped shirt, the matching. For some reason this look, among all of these looks, spoke to me. Was it the black and white? The sporty stripes? The vague pareo feel to the skirt? It feels modern to me — and yet I can imagine someone like Grace Kelly wearing it (with leather gloves and perfectly curled hair). I’ve overthought this. Just let the stripes overtake you. The top is $245, and the skirt is $395. Happy weekend, guys. A.L.C. Cory Striped Stretch Knit Cropped Top
Happy New Year’s, guys! Santa brought me this cardigan in red, and I love it for kicking around the house. It’s machine washable, super thick and warm, and so so soft. It’s part of Nordstrom’s killer clearance sale (through Jan. 4), with two colors left: black and navy. Hmmn, maybe I need a black one too. It was $98, but is now marked to $58.80. Splendid Open Cardigan
I’m a big fan of clutches for hitting the town — it’s a much sleeker look, bag-wise, than I normally manage otherwise. I like this clutch from Aldo for this holiday open thread — it won’t break the bank, it’s wearable for the holidays and beyond, and I can see it looking great with jeans or a dress. It’s $40, and available in three colors. Aldo Alpignano
Psst: Happy holidays, ladies! We’ll be rounding up the noteworthy sales in the next few days, and next week we’ll be continuing our Year in Review with some of our favorites from 2014 for TPS reports, coffee breaks, and suits. Stay tuned!
Happy Friday! My love of the retro sneaker trend continues, and I may just have to pick up these cool Onitsuka Tiger by Asics shoes. I particularly like the black and “shaded spruce” option, but it comes in 10 different colors. The 1,417 positive reviews don’t hurt either. They’re $85 at Zappos. Onitsuka Tiger by Asics Mexico 66
Psst: 6pm.com has several color options for the Mexico 66 with prices from $35 to $68. Many are also available at Amazon (although the price range there is $26 to $105 and some sizes/colors are very limited).
This may be a weird weekend pick, but it’s been on my mind since I saw it (for reasons other than my love of a colorful case). This little insulated bag basically creates a portable, non-electric slow cooker. I love the idea that one is gifted to a family in Africa for every one bought, and I think it would be great for a variety of women — the one whose power goes out often, the one who hates the idea of leaving the slow cooker on while she’s not there, the woman who perhaps may be driving a good distance for holiday parties… The blue one is $54.54 at Amazon, but it looks like it’s a Lightning Deal, available for $44.98 until 2pm EST. Wonderbag Non-Electric Portable Slow Cooker
Psst: We’ve talked about slow cookers before (and super lazy dinners for them). Random Q: Has anyone found a healthy liner for the crockpot (a friend recently pointed out that the ones I’ve been using are likely filled with chemicals and more, and it’s made me a bit freaked out.)
Last Call has a ton of cute coats on sale (including this modern-feeling one from Joie, a bunch of pretty steeply discounted Cinzia Rocca & Cinzia Rocca Due coats, and this gorgeous green Oscar de la Renta statement coat). For today’s Weekend Open Thread I like this bright red coat (also in black, navy and gray). (I *may* have the exact same one myself — I definitely have a black Tahari with “fancy” silver buttons.) It looks wearable and cute, and red is a happy color to wear in the winter. The coat was $400, then marked to $225, but with the 30% off sale, comes down to $157.50. T Tahari Wool-Blend Filigree-Button Coat
(Here’s a similar red option in plus sizes.)