Weekend Open Thread!

Old Navy Womens Jersey Knit Maxi DressesSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Call me a hippie, but for some reason this season I’m really loving the maxi -dress and -skirt trend that seems to be everywhere. For a “I think I really like it” trend like this, though, it’s always best to start on the budget end — and so this Old Navy knit dress makes a great starter-maxi.  I like it as a beach coverup, or perhaps layered on top of a tank top for a day of shopping.  It’s available in black, hot pink and a green print for $35 (in regular, talls, and petites). Old Navy Womens Jersey Knit Maxi Dresses

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Caslon Embellished TankSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Nordstrom Rack has some crazy sales going on — tons of lucky sizes under $40, and there seems to be tons of great stuff for plus-size, maternity, going-out clothes, weekend clothes, and yes, even working clothes. (Oh, and tons of high-end winter coats on sale for 60% off.) For this weekend, I’m liking this simple embellished tank — it’s the perfect kind of thing to wear with jeans and heels on a night out with friends.  (Its available in petite (pictured) and plus sizes.)  Was $39, now marked to $9.97 at Nordstrom Rack.  Caslon Embellished Tank

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Weekend Open Thread

Steven – MelaneeSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Admittedly, I am late to the brogue/oxford party — they’ve been in stores for more than a year and a half, and so many chic New Yorkers wear them all the time with skirts and dresses. Yet I’m still hesitant about them for a conservative office — hence my weekend recommendation. I like that they have a higher vamp than flats, making them easier to walk in, and I think they can look amazing with tights. This pair from Steven is on sale today at Zappos — was $99, now $68.77 (available in black, brown, and olive leather).  Steven – Melanee (Black Leather) – Footwear

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Tibi Pleated silk dressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Lately, I am in love with the bright colors and fun prints of the brand Tibi. As spring approaches, I’m loving this sunshine yellow silk dress — with intriguing pleat details down the front — for a weekend cocktail party, brunch, shopping date, et cetera. I’d wear flat sandals and carry a big bag for a more casual vibe, and switch to a heel and a clutch for something more dressed up. Was $330, now $165 at The Outnet (where they have a number of Tibi pieces, all in lucky sizes only). Tibi Pleated silk dress

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Samira Bis Wrap Dress in Tropical MazeSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Love love love this dress from Diane von Furstenberg.  Love the chill maxi length paired with the sharp look of the collar and cuffs.  The pattern is beautiful, too.  But where does one wear a sharp-looking maxi dress — to a business meeting on the beach?  Still, a girl can dream.  The dress is marked down from $695, at dvf.com — it’s now $486.50. Nice.  Samira Bis Wrap Dress in Tropical Maze
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Free PeopleSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Every year, come spring, I want a white bohemian-inspired blouse. And I’m really liking this one from Free People — it’s reasonably priced, and I love the slub knit, the seam on the arms, and the drawstring sleeves.  It’s $78 at ShopBop in white (but note that Zappos also has it in sea-green and navy, marked down to $60.)
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