Weekend Open Thread

weekend open thread - lipstickSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Yes, yes: I’ve seen the ads everywhere too. And they’re working because MAN I want some of this lipstick! The Secret Selma, Very Victoria, Super Cindy, or even Hel’s Bells colors are all calling my name — want! They’re $32 each and getting rave reviews over at Nordstrom. Ladies, what’s your favorite brand for lipstick? Do you prefer a matte lip or one with a bit of shine? Charlotte Tilbury ‘Hot Lips’ Lipstick

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Weekend Open Thread

Weekend DressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I am not usually a fan of shirtdresses — but this one hits all the marks for me. It looks comfortable, edgy, feminine, super comfortable (Tencel!), easy to style… love it. I like it for the weekend with booties, and depending on how casual your office is you may even be able to wear it to work. It’s $178, available in sizes XS-L. Michael Stars ‘Utilitarian’ Split Neck Shirtdress

Here’s an option for a plus-size shirtdress.

(Psst: Ladies! It’s the last weekend of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — you can see all of our picks for workwear and beyond here. What did you get that you loved? What did you send back? Tell all, in the comments…)

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Weekend Open Thread

Cotton-Rayon Leggings: Hue 'Ultra WW' LeggingsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I have been ordering Hue leggings for years, but I’ll be honest: I didn’t realize how great I had it until recently. They are opaque and thick. They’re comfortable. They don’t get baggy. They wash up well. Some of them even have real pockets in the back. I recently ordered some leggings from another company and couldn’t believe how they did, well, NONE of the good things I just mentioned about Hue. (And it looks like other people agree with me — these leggings have 1,500+ positive reviews at Nordstrom.) They’re $20.92 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, available in XS-XXL in black, brown, and gray, but after the sale ends August 8 they’ll go back up to $36. Hue ‘Ultra WW’ Leggings

Psst: don’t forget we feature recent threadjacks of interest on our RH sidebar — we’ve moved it so it’s higher up the page.

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Weekend Open Thread

black leather jackets at NASSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Happy weekend, ladies!  If you’ve perused the NAS at all, you know that leather jackets are HUGE for fall. There are vests! Moto jackets! Suede jackets! Jackets with shearling or fur details! Hooded leather jackets! Coated denim jackets that look like leather jackets! Sweater jackets with leather details! Yellow leather jackets that kind of remind me of Hilary Swank and the (horrible) movie version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer! My favorite iteration is the sort of drapey leather jacket with knit panels, seen here — at least for my own figure it seems more bust-friendly than the usual ones. (Here’s a nice gray version on clearance, also.) And it doesn’t hurt that this one is less than $70 in the sale — love it! It’s available in black and red, sizes XS-XL, in regular, petite and plus sizes, for $65 — the price will go back up to $98 after the sale ends. KUT from the Kloth ‘Ana’ Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket

(While this very jacket comes in plus sizes, here are two other nice plus size leather jackets from the NAS sale, in suede and leather.)

See all of our workwear picks from the NAS, as well as our shoe picks — lots of sizes left.

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.

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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.

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