This dress is weekend perfection. Wear it with a denim jacket and flats (Keds would look great!) for brunch and running errands, or pair it with heels and some good jewelry for a wedding. I love the blue heels they matched it with on the model. If you want some cheaper options with a similar shape and vibrant prints, check out these dresses at Piperlime: Pim + Larkin fit & flare dress, Skies Are Blue sheath dress, Collective Concepts Floral Mini Dress. The dress pictured is $178 at Piperlime. French Connection Holiday Poppy Romper
Happy weekend! Just in time for Father’s Day, Nordstrom has kicked off the Half-Yearly Sale for men — and while hey, I’m sure my dad and husband need new stuff, I’m always excited to raid the guys’ section for fun, colorful socks for myself. (I’ve always been a bit weird about my socks — especially in my suit days, wearing wacky socks was my way of staging a tiny rebellion against the rigors of the job — a private joke for myself.) Anyway, I like these gray/lime/light blue socks from 1901, marked — happily — down to $5.36. 1901 ‘Retro Stripe’ Cotton Blend Crew Socks
Ladies, what are you getting the dads in your life for Father’s Day?
I was unfamiliar with the “huarache” style until recently, but it seems like the perfect, comfy but feminine thing to wear on the weekend with everything from casual summer dresses to shorts to linen trousers. I like that these highly-rated Cole Haan flats have a teensy bit of a wedge, and Nike Air technology. They’re $99.99, marked down from $140. Cole Haan Air Bria Huarache OT
The simple lines on this gorgeous DVF silk maxi are a great complement to the saturated color. It would be perfect for a summer black tie wedding. Or picnic. In fact, were I the happy owner I would find any excuse to wear it. Swoon. Available at Bloomingdale’s for $595 in the color pictured and in a few colorful, summery prints at DVF.com, Shopbop, and Nordstrom for $598. Diane von Furstenberg “Annie” Maxi Silk Dress
I love tweed, and I love moto jackets, so of course I love this jacket that combines them both. Tweed always looks so luxe and classic to me, and I like it best when it’s paired with something fun — here, the moto jacket style. I’m a total sucker for that asymmetrical zipper, and while I wouldn’t wear this to the office, I would totally wear it with boyfriend jeans and a plain t-shirt (why not white?) for a fabulous weekend of flea-market shopping, leisurely hotspot brunching, and Match.com dates that are sure to be full of laughter and good chemistry (or, okay, more likely a weekend of oversleeping, buying too much at Target, trying to motivate myself to get to the gym, walking my dog, eating takeout, and trying to make plans with friends who live across town, but still: it’s important to have goals, even if the goal is just brunch). It’s available at Nordstrom for $143.98, marked down from $288. Classiques Entier “Carlotta” Tweed & Ponte Moto Jacket
Have a great weekend, everyone! Thanks, Kat, for trusting me with a whole week’s worth of TPS reports! — Auntie M
Psst: The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is still going, and we’ll try to round up some of the other Memorial Day Sales happening. If you haven’t already, do check out our top workwear picks and our top shoe picks at the Nordstrom sale… Also, working moms — come on over to CorporetteMoms and check out the open thread! – Kat.
Hideous name of this shoe aside, I actually think it looks like a great sophisticated option for summer. I like the zipper up the back and the wrapped 3.25″ heel. It’s on a pretty good sale at 6pm, too — was $89, now marked to $44-$49; it’s available in sizes 5-12. Nine West Giggly Girl
Psst: don’t forget to check out the open thread on CorporetteMoms!