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
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
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
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
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!).