Weekend Open Thread

Pleione Mixed Media TunicSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, guys! For several seasons now, Nordstrom has had this casual mixed-media tunic, and it always gets amazing reviews.  I finally bit and like it (particularly at the sale price) — it’s soft, washes up easily enough, doesn’t pill or wrinkle too much, and comes in a zillion pretty colors.  There are a ton of colors, including this one, now marked to $35 (originally $58).  It also comes in plus sizes and petite sizes.  Pleione Mixed Media Tunic

Psst: Happy Passover and Happy Easter to everyone celebrating this weekend!


Weekend Open Thread

Steve Madden Vaale Cross Strap Sandal Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Is it sandal weather yet? It’s totally sandal weather, right!?  Maybe? Kinda? If, like me, you’re dreaming of pedicures and hot weekend sandals, these sexy, slightly gold sandals from Steven look great.  (They also come in black.)  They’re $108.95 at Nordstrom. Steven by Steve Madden’Vaale’ Cross Strap Sandal

This looks like a nice option that comes in narrow and wide widths as well.


Weekend Open Thread

Liu-Elementary-fashionSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’ve been catching up on Elementary lately, and I often hear people talking about their love of Lucy Liu’s style. (I have a number of friends who’ve seen her in person, and all agree she is STUNNING in real life.) Anyhoo: her style always feels aggressively casual to me on the show, but it is definitely a really polished look for the weekend. This dress reminded me of her (although the colors are all off, of course — she dresses from the Olivia Pope moodboard of beigey grays and whites); throw on some beige booties  and delicate jewelry and you’ve got a great weekend look. The dress is $118 at Nordstrom, available in regular and petites. Adrianna Papell Split Front Shirttail Shift Dress


Weekend Open Thread

Patagonia Bandha Dress | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

The weather is finally starting to get warmer, so of course my thoughts are turning to travel and casual summer weekends. I always think back to this interesting article in the NYT a few years ago, which mentioned the perfect packable travel dress: the Patagonia Bandha. As the article noted, the dress is “made of a moisture-wicking, wrinkle-resistant fabric originally designed for climbing tights. ‘It’s pretty much smellproof and wrinkleproof,’ Ms. Fox said. ‘You can dress it up or down.’”  Well then!  Now that 6pm has it in 4 colors — all marked down to $31-$39 — I may just have to take the plunge. The pictured dress, in whiskey plum, is $31.60. Patagonia Bandha Dress

Ladies, what are your favorite secrets for packable dresses and the like? 

N.B.: 6pm is having a killer sale on Nine West heels, with prices up to 73% off. I love these pumps for work.


Weekend Open Thread

Born Kamilla Cut-Out BootieSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

The cut-out bootie has been a trend for a while, and I finally am ready to take the plunge — they seem like a chic, but comfortable way, to run errands on the weekend in ankle-length pants (and even floaty dresses and, when the time comes, shorts)(!). Personally I’ve always loved Born’s comfortable shoes, so these cut-out booties are calling my name. I’m tempted by both the black and the suede taupe — readers, have you succumbed to the cut-out bootie trend yet? How do you wear them? (I pinned a few styles to a new Pinterest board for Weekend Wear in case that’s helpful.) They’re $135, available in sizes 6-10. Born Kamilla

These come in wide widths and regulars (and are more affordable); these look great if you want a bit more height.


Weekend Open Thread

Vince Camuto 'Phoebe Stripe' Tee | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’m not usually a fan of stripes across the chest — but this one looks fabulous. Love the colorblocking, the diagonal lines, and the striped details on the sleeve. The tee is $69 at Nordstrom (available in black, pictured, as well as gray). Vince Camuto ‘Phoebe Stripe’ Tee