Weekend Open Thread

Tadashi Shoji Textured Lace Mermaid GownSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Oh, hai. I’m just hanging out, doing my laundry. Yep, everything else was dirty — and I never get to wear this dress, and that’s a pity because, you know, it’s gorgeous, and I love it, and we all need to wear this dress. I somehow stumbled on this dress and now can’t decide what iteration I need more — the rose mermaid dress (pictured) or — and I’ll admit this is where the smart money is — on the knee-length dress that looks very similar, from the same designer? This cocktail-length dress has the markings of a winner — it comes in 10 colors (!), sizes 0-16, regular and petites — looks like you can wear a bra with it without problems — and it has 14 glowing reviews. I like — a lot. Even better? The cocktail dress is only $238. (The rose mermaid gown is pretty affordable also, at $298.)  Tadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath DressTadashi Shoji Embroidered Lace Sheath Dress [Read more…]

Weekend Open Thread

Born Wedge BootiesSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, guys!  I’m lusting after these black wedge boots from  Børn — they seem like they’d be perfect to wear with black skinny jeans (or even, hey, those moto leggings I posted a while back), but also be good to wear with black tights and some of the flouncy skirts we’ve rounded up (either on the weekend or casual days at work).  They’re $165 at Nordstrom.  Børn ‘Faylan’ Wedge Boot

Psst – check out last week’s Open Thread for a flatter version, or for a wide-widths version I like these Munro booties.

P.P.S. I’ve started NROLFW after our discussion on lifting for women, and found a super helpful blogger with before and after pictures (and the weights she’s lifting, listed). If you’re worried about getting too big, take a look at her before and afters — and then look at her weights.  She’s lifting serious weights and is showing no bulk at all — and she’s been doing it for months now. Just thought I’d share!

Weekend Open Thread

Sam Edelman Petty Something on your mind? Chat about it here.

I was sure we’d already featured the Sam Edelman Petty, but was surprised to see that we had instead featured the lookalike from Clarks, Spye Belle. The Petty is a very popular boot at a nice price, and comes in a million different color options — I like the low heel, and in the version pictured, the mix of black suede and almost reddish wood sole and platform. The boot is $130 at Zappos. Sam Edelman Petty

Readers, which are your must-have boots for weekends and evenings these days?  On the flip side, which are your must-have boots for work?

Weekend Open Thread

Hue Moto LeggingsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I’m back on the hunt for some comfortable moto leggings that hold their shape, and was happy to see the Hue brand marked down to $35 — perfect for a trend piece that I’ve seen for as much as $1000 elsewhere.  The blue is sold out, but the black is still available in all sizes online — hooray! Happy Friday, ladies.   Hue ‘Moto’ Denim Leggings (Online Only)
P.S.: please note that you can earn triple points at Nordstrom through 9/21.
P.P.S. Here’s a plus-size option.

Weekend Open Thread

AllSaints Myrthe TopSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I recently took a long look through AllSaints offerings, and I’m kind of obsessed with half the store. They’re edgy but refined somehow, like this lovely silk and sheer polyester tunic top. For weekends, I think it would look great with some of the moto-leggings or coated leggings that we’re seeing this season, or perhaps worn with regular leggings and flat over-the-knee boots. Love. It’s available in sizes 0-10 for $215. (Also nice: this awesome satin dress for $360.) Myrthe Top

Psst: here’s a more affordable version, and a plus-sized one.

Weekend Open Thread

New Balance Classics WL402 | CorporetteSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Vintage-looking sneakers are a thing right now, and I’ve noticed a few bloggers wearing these classic New Balance kicks, in a lovely purple/white. (Hey, we all know I love a good purple shoe, right?) These seem fun, walkable, and just a bit hip — perfect for a weekend shoe. They’re budget-friendly, too — $65, full price. New Balance Classics WL402

Readers, which are your favorite sneakers for the weekends?