Happy Weekend! I’ve historically been against puffer coats — but this one is barely puffy at all. Still, with a brand like North Face behind it, I’m sure it’s nice and toasty. I like the fitted style, also; it looks great for zipping around town on the weekend or for a casual day at work. It’s available in three colors, sizes XS-XL. It’s part of the Anniversary Sale at Nordstrom — it’s currently marked to $138, but after the sale it will be $185. The North Face ‘Liana’ Insulated Jacket (Nordstrom Exclusive)
Somewhere in the blur of the past month or so was my five-year wedding anniversary. We’ve agreed to celebrate it later (TBD) given that my second son was born just days before our actual date, so I’m eyeing this lovely white dress for when we actually do celebrate. I’m not big on white dresses, but I like that the dress seems to work on women curvy and straight, big and small, and this is the brand that makes the workwear dress that I (and readers) love. The brand seems to have a number of pleated jersey dresses, so I’m curious to try this one out. It’s on sale, too, which never hurts — was $148, now marked to $88 (not part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, which just started — see my NAS workwear picks). Ivy & Blu Pleated Jersey Dress
Happy Fourth of July to all!
White Birkenstocks are having a moment, thanks to a lookalike shoe that was a smash hit on the Celine Spring 2013 runway and some serious fashion editor love. Personally, I’m excited that super-comfy orthopedic footwear is suddenly cool again. I’m definitely taking advantage by snagging this pair of white Birkenstocks to wear with all of my weekend basics this summer. The classic Birkenstock Arizona is available in a huge range of colors (including white!) for $89-$130 at Zappos. Birkenstock Arizona Sandal
Thanks to Stephanie from Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle for sharing her picks this week!
I am all jersey dresses all the time in the summer months. Athleta may be an athletic-wear company, but they have a great selection of t-shirt and tank dresses that are perfect for weekend wear. I love the stripes on this dress and the interesting way the high-low style is executed gives you the look of a maxi with the breeziness of a short dress. It’s $108 in sizes XXS-XL at Athleta. Athleta Cross-Shore Maxi Dress
Thanks to Belle from Capitol Hill Style for sharing her picks this week!
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This dress is weekend perfection. Wear it with a denim jacket and flats (Keds would look great!) for brunch and running errands, or pair it with heels and some good jewelry for a wedding. I love the blue heels they matched it with on the model. If you want some cheaper options with a similar shape and vibrant prints, check out these dresses at Piperlime: Pim + Larkin fit & flare dress, Skies Are Blue sheath dress, Collective Concepts Floral Mini Dress. The dress pictured is $178 at Piperlime. French Connection Holiday Poppy Romper
Happy weekend! Just in time for Father’s Day, Nordstrom has kicked off the Half-Yearly Sale for men — and while hey, I’m sure my dad and husband need new stuff, I’m always excited to raid the guys’ section for fun, colorful socks for myself. (I’ve always been a bit weird about my socks — especially in my suit days, wearing wacky socks was my way of staging a tiny rebellion against the rigors of the job — a private joke for myself.) Anyway, I like these gray/lime/light blue socks from 1901, marked — happily — down to $5.36. 1901 ‘Retro Stripe’ Cotton Blend Crew Socks
Ladies, what are you getting the dads in your life for Father’s Day?