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.

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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.

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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

Weekend Open Thread

everlane merino u neckSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Fun fact: I hate the color mustard.* So I ordered this sweater in black (it also comes in a dark taupe). But: I was excited to get the email from Everlane annoucing a new “luxe wool” (it’s superfine merino) in a new shape, since I’m not a fan of their other sweater shapes. I like the slouchy cool vibe for the weekend, as well as quality at Everlane (especially considering the price — they still make one of the best $15 t-shirts you can get).  This sweater is $60 (available in sizes XS-L — size up if you want the slouchier vibe).  The Luxe Sweater U-Neck

* I have, however, recently seen a ton of great combos of mustard with pale pink and gold — so if I didn’t hate the color mustard, I’d totally try that. (Love the condiment, as well as the very brief song from Buffy re: mustard.)

Weekend Open Thread

Leith High-Low Long Cardigan | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I like the look of this high/low long cardigan, part of the Nordstrom clearance sale — the navy, of course, is more my speed, but the rust is also nice. The sweater was $66, but is now $38.90. Leith High/Low Long Cardigan

Here’s a similar plus-size option.

Psst: See our recent roundup of the best workwear at Nordstrom’s sale.

Weekend Open Thread

Anthropologie Jacaranda TopSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

This top is a bit casual for wearing with a suit, but I do love it for the weekend, or even a casual office (with a suiting separate, though, like trousers or a pencil skirt). I love the deep oranges and red florals in the top — how rare is that for me?! — and I like that they’re set against a gray tee. It’s mashine washable, available in regular and petites, and $78. Anthropologie Jacaranda Top