Weekend Open Thread

Gray Weekend Dress: Wrap Detail Sleeveless Midi Dress Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Here’s a weird thing this weekend, in honor of the NAS: I’m going to recommend TWO weekend pieces because I’m kind of psyched about both.

First up: This awesome dress was in my workwear roundup until I realized I had a ton of stuff and, well, it’s kind of casual for work. But I love it — and that’s saying a lot considering my iffy feelings on gray in general. I like the waist wrap detail, and it feels casual and cool without looking like a potato sack. Huzzah! It’s $78 (it’ll be $118 after the sale), and available in regular and petite sizes 0-16.

Long Cardigan: Barefoot Dreams 'Circle' CardiganSecond: People LOVE these cardigans. They have a TON of glowing, happy reviews. But I can never tell if they’re more bathrobe than cardigan — and even as someone who works from home, there are certain lines I won’t step over. So I’m excited that in addition to the classic drapey cardigan, there’s this nice new circle cardigan (with pockets!), an actual robe, a travel shawl — and most in plus sizes too. Select colors are on deep discount in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale.


Weekend Open Thread

Long Sleeveless Blazer: Theory 'Skea Crunch' Sleeveless Linen Blend Blazer  Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Sleeveless blazers, ladies — yea or nay? I am finally coming around to them as the “light jacket” option — and I particularly like them with wide legged trousers (ooh, or flared jeans) for the weekend. This Theory version looks nice, and it’s on a great sale: it was $455, but is now marked to $273. Theory ‘Skea Crunch’ Sleeveless Linen Blend Blazer

Here’s a hugely discounted lower-priced option and one that’s available in petite and plus sizes.


Holiday Weekend Open Thread

Stars and Stripes Pajamas: Make + Model 'Freedom' Jogger SweatpantsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy Fourth of July, guys! May everyone have a long, relaxing weekend. I’ll admit it: I’m enough of a dork that I have holiday-themed PJs. I like these Make + Model PJs because they’re only kinda-sorta patriotic — if you end up wearing them into August (or, hey, year-round), you’re set. (If you prefer shorts, check out this style.) They’re $38 at Nordstrom, available in regular and plus sizes. Make + Model ‘Freedom’ Jogger Sweatpants

Psst: Have you guys seen the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale catalog yet? It just came out — I’m excited to see the return of the shoulder bag for fall.

Psst 2: Don’t forget to check out our Fourth of July sale roundup for workwear — we’ll keep updating it throughout the weekend!


Weekend Open Thread

Block Heel Summer Shoe: Steve Madden Carrson Sandal Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

Block heels are where it’s at this summer, and these affordable beige sandals from Steve Madden are even more affordable than usual, considering Nordstrom price-matched someone else’s sale — they come to $67 (from $89). All sizes are still in stock, and the shoes are well-rated. (For some reason the glitter versions of the shoes are shown as having 37 mostly positive reviews and the others, none.) Another good sign: the models wore them in half of the outfit pictures on Nordstrom sales — someone told me years ago that models often get to chose which shoe they’re wearing if they’re running through different outfits quickly, so if they wear a particular pair in multiple pictures it’s because it’s comfortable. Steve Madden ‘Carrson’ Sandal


Weekend Open Thread

Weekend Top: Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

There are plenty of hot mama off-the-shoulder tops out there right now (like this one, which I like enough that I nearly posted it for the Weekend Open Thread). Still, if you don’t feel like Spanxing it up, this more relaxed look is still on-trend and date-appropriate — but a lot more comfortable if you’re just running errands or going to a friend’s dinner party. As always, hooray for hand-wash-cold instructions and for $48 trendy tops. Bobeau Off the Shoulder Top


Psst: note that Nordstrom is having a Designer Clearance event! Some great options include:

nordstrom designer clearance

t-shirt / scoop back rib knit top / tie front rib knit top / wool sheath dress


Weekend Open Thread

purple earringsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I wear my hair up a ton in the summer because of frizz and other craziness from my kinda-curly, kinda-wavy hair. Drop earrings always feel like a sexy, fun way to accentuate my neck and make my up-do look intentional for a date night (or any other outing not involving grabby toddlers because, well, OW.) These semiprecious stone drop earrings from Kendra Scott look gorgeous — I like the pictured amethyst ones the best, but that’s me. They’re $80 at Nordstrom. Kendra Scott ‘Caroline’ Semiprecious Stone Drop Earrings

Two lower-priced options are here and here.

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