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Weekend Open Thread

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Oooh: yes. Love this slinky sheath dress in THE fabric of the season, velvet — and I love that it comes in a pretty blue as well as this “bottle green.” Fabulous. The green has lots of sizes left, the blue has lucky sizes only, and the petites in both colors are also down to lucky sizes — so if you like it, you may want to act fast. It’s $118 at Nordstrom. Felicity & Coco Velvet Sheath Midi Dress (Nordstrom Exclusive)

This black velvet flocked dress is fabulous also but in a different way — and it comes in plus, regular, and petite sizes.

P.S. Remember, we’ll be discussing the movie 9 to 5 on Monday! You can borrow it from your local library or rent/buy it from iTunes or Amazon.   

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Weekend Open Thread

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Ladies, as I mentioned earlier, the Nordstrom sale is good. I did a fuller roundup for workwear earlier in the week, but I thought I’d mention some great weekend basics I just spied in the sale: tons of Splendid tops, 15-25% percent off. Not a huge sale, admittedly, but these shirts are some of my favorites for the weekend, and they’ve been on every “best of” list for the past thousand years — they’re soft, they wash well, and they last.  Pictured here: the deep V neck, the turtleneck (the thin jersey turtleneck is a growing trend — if you don’t have one I’d suggest picking one up!) and a simple white tee.  They’re $34 to $43, at Nordstrom.

Happy weekend! As you may know it’s Columbus Day weekend, which means a lot of sales — some noteworthy ones we’ve seen include:

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Weekend Open Thread

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Happy weekend! I don’t know why, but I keep coming back to this green scuba dress. It seems like a lot of look for a weekday, so I like it more for a cocktail look — add a sparkly statement necklace and away you go. (For some reason, and I’ve really no idea why, it reminds me of Miss Scarlett from Clue, even though her dress was entirely different.) The dress is $94-$129, available up to size 16, over at Amazon. Anne Klein Women’s Positive Negative Printed Scuba Sheath Dress

This plus-size green dress looks lovely, and this velvet green dress in regular sizes is also kind of amazing. This off the shoulder dress is much simpler but is very nice too.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Readers love Zella workout gear for its quality and ability to hold up to multiple washings, and after years of leggings being the only option in workout/lounge wear, it’s nice to finally see the brand offer a more relaxed flared leg pant, whether for yoga, lounging, or more. The pants are available in black and grey in sizes XS -XL from Nordstrom, where thery’re winning rave reviews. ‘Goddess’ Flared Pants

I can’t find a similar pair of pants in plus sizes, but do note that there are a lot of great Zella sale items in plus sizes.

Psst: It’s triple points days at Nordstrom right now — earn triple points on everything through 9/25. Great time to stock up on beauty supplies and other basics!

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Weekend Open Thread

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Keeping up with denim trends can be challenging. Right now, the raw edge/released hem look is one of the newer details that’s showing up — and while the detail is common on $200+ jeans, it’s less common on more affordable jeans. But these $58 jeans have the released hem look — and a few other qualities I like, like minimal distressing (as opposed to, say, a pant where there’s a chunk missing from the upper thigh), distressing that isn’t at the knee (so it works for women of all heights/leg lengths), and a nice dark wash. They’re $58, available in sizes 00-14. (While this pair doesn’t have a single review yet, other STS Blue skinny jeans get pretty good reviews, which is a good sign.) Pictured: STS Blue ‘Emma’ Release Hem Skinny Jeans (East La Canada)

In plus sizes, this jean or this jean looks good.

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Weekend Open Thread

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Hooray for the weekend! This strappy print dress jumped out at me recently and now I kind of can’t stop thinking about it. It looks great as styled here with strappy sandals, but they also have a picture of it styled with a moto jacket and booties — very cool/sexy, perfect for a date night. (I’m 90% sure there’s a light beige backing against the mesh.) It’s $149, available in sizes 2-14. Chelsea28 Strappy Print Dress

This looks like a nice plus-size version; note that if you’re plus size and into the strappy look Charlotte Russe has a ton of stuff (but it’s very short).

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