Weekend Open Thread

ribbed leggings Something on your mind? Chat about it here. 

If you or any friends happen to be into Pilates, Barre, ballet, or other studio workouts, these fun leggings may be just the thing for a little pick-me-up. I like how the bottom half of the leggings can be scrunched up or down, and how they come in a zillion colors. They’re full priced at $94, but Nordstrom has a few colors on sale for $62-$70. Alo ‘Goddess’ Ribbed Leggings

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Holiday Open Thread

party dress - Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

If you’re on the hunt for some fun yet classy party dresses, do check out Adrianna Papell — her dresses always look festive but not too revealing, ladylike but not too stuffy. (N.B.: A lot of the brand’s styles come in petite and plus-size versions, too.) This blouson dress comes in both a mini version (pictured) as well as a longer version. The one pictured is $198 at Nordstrom. Adrianna Papell Sequin Mesh Blouson Dress

(On the flip side, if Thanksgiving weekend says “Netflix binge” to you, do check out these two sweatshirts from Caslon and Zella.)

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Weekend Open Thread

Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Knit Dress | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Gah, love this. I had it stuck in my reminder system for a Splurge Monday — and I suppose you could still wear it to work through what I used to call “stodging” it up. Add pearls, a dark blazer, dark tights, classic pumps, and suddenly the dress gets a lot more respectable for work. But really I see this gorgeous dress shining on the weekends — what a fun, happy dress. It’s $468 at Nordstrom. Kate Spade New York Polka Dot Knit Dress

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Weekend Open Thread

Brooks Brothers Black Watch Evening Clutch | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Ack! Gorgeous. I happened to see this gorgeous (gawg-uss) clutch while doing my roundup of the BB sale last week, and I love it. Pretty! Shiny! It’s $468 at Brooks Brothers. Brooks Brothers Black Watch Evening Clutch

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Weekend Open Thread

weekend-and-office-outfitsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This top may be a little boring, but it’s exactly the kind of elevated tee I love to wear — on weekends and for work, as a base layer for cardigans, blazers, and more.  The asymmetric detail is really gorgeous, and the red, while bright, is a great color; I also like that it’s machine washable.  It was $48, but is now on sale for $28, sizes XS-XL still available. KUT from the Kloth ‘Abree’ Asymmetrical Pleated Top

(Psst: check out our roundup of the big Nordstrom sale for workwear and office-appropriate shoes.)

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Weekend Open Thread

M Missoni Sparkly Rain Boot | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

OK. I may be insane, but look how pretty! I love the unexpected sparkle (how great for a dreary day!), the traditional look of a Chelsea boot, and the practicality of it. In general if you’re spending this much on rain boots I’d just advise you to get Hunter boots, but, WELL — these sparkly rain boots from Missoni may just have to be in the mix. (They also have some solid-colored boots without the elastic gore, in case you dislike that feature.) The pictured boots are $145. M Missoni Sparkly Rain Boot

Here’s a lower-priced option (but be warned, they are super-sparkly!).

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