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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Weekend Open Thread

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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Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Nordstrom Wool Cashmere ScarfSomething on your mind? Chat about it here. 

Nordstrom has the tissue-weight version of their cashmere scarf still at full price, at least in most colors (burgundy is marked 33% off), but for my money (and chilly shoulders) I like the wool version just as well.  It comes in 12 colors, all of which were $98, but are now on sale for $65.  Nordstrom Wool Cashmere Scarf

In honor of Memorial Day we’ll be taking a long weekend; we’ve already rounded up the sales that have started and will be updating as necessary over the weekend.  I’m still somewhat hopeful to do a shoe/bag/accessory roundup of the Nordstrom sale for you guys — lots of good stuff.

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Weekend Open Thread

Asics Gel KayanoSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I am in dire need of new running (fine, jogging) (fine, mostly walking, as my hip flexor still seems to be injured) shoes.  Where do you guys go to research which ones are best — or do you just buy new versions of shoes you’ve had in the past?  I’ve always used the Runner’s World Shoe Finder in the past, but I’m curious to hear what you guys have found.  (I’ve also just gone to a sporting goods store and tried them on — one store even had a small track so you could test them out on a short run! — but even if I do that I like to do my research before I go.) That SAID: I totally want these fun emerald shoes from ASICS– so pretty! They’re $159 at Nordstrom. ASICS ‘GEL Kayano 21′ Running Shoe

Note that Zappos has them in a dark plum that I also like (I always feel like an all-black or all-white athletic shoe is a bit dorky — what do you guys think?), and Amazon has the older iteration of the same shoe on sale for $79 and up.

Weekend Open Thread

Felicity Coco Painsley Maxi DressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Is it maxi dress weather yet? Because it FEELS like it just might be. I always like a maxi dress for the weekend — it’s casual and comfortable enough to take you to brunch or out for shopping, but add a cute clutch, a wrap, and some gold or silver sandals and it dresses up enough for a night out. This navy and orange one looks nice, but Felicity & Coco has a ton of nice maxis out right now (including this simple black one with a lower back cutout, which we featured last year and I still love). The pictured dress is $178. FELICITY & COCO Paisley Print Jersey Maxi Dress

I like the look of this plus-size maxi dress.

Psst: Maxi dresses at the office: yea or nay?  Here’s our last discussion on the topic. 

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Weekend Open Thread

Frame Denim 'Le Color Rip' Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)Something on your mind? Chat about it here. 

I am really loving the destroyed denim trend, and these Frame Denim skinnies are calling my name.  Which are your favorite denim brands, ladies?  Which are your favorite denim styles right now?  The pictured jeans are $199, available in sizes 24-31.  Frame Denim ‘Le Color Rip’ Skinny Jeans (Film Noir)

Here’s a more affordable version in blue (I keep hearing good things about Vigoss for budget denim, and liked the pair I bought although I eventually returned them because they were too big), and a more affordable version in black.  Here’s a distressed plus-size option.

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