Holiday Weekend Open Thread

jeans for sale in the Nordstrom Half Yearly SaleSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

We did our big roundup of the clothes for work in the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale that just started — but there are a TON of their best-selling denim styles on sale as well, including jeans from AG, Paige, Articles of Society, Wit & Wisdom, and more. AG jeans (particularly the Stilt and Farrah) are consistently bestsellers, and these medium blue ones look great for a variety of situations. This particular pair of jeans was $188, but the pair is now marked to $154, with a good range of sizes left. Pictured: The Stilt Cigarette Leg Jeans

Other great Memorial Day sales to check out (in addition to remembering and honoring the men and women who died serving in the US military, of course):

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Beacon Blazer

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

We’re featuring this Lands’ End blazer in pink (available in regular and petite), but it also comes in a few other colors and a velvet plus-size version. It looks like a great basic blazer in a nice, fun pink with your basic twill texture (as well as felt trim under the collar). It’s got a lot of really good reviews, and it’s machine washable (which is par for the course for Lands’ End). There are still a lot of sizes in stock, and for the price, I would definitely give it a try. It was $159 full price, then down to $49.99, and with code CELEBRATE it’s only $37.49 today. Beacon Blazer

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Coffee Break: Sadie Flat

Great flat for work: Sadie flatI am honestly torn: I can’t decide which color of this flat I prefer. Problems, problems. This beigey caramel color is really lovely and would have that leg-lengthening effect if it’s a nude-for-you color — but the black version of the flat has a really great snakeskin texture that is so interesting. I’ve heard great things about the brand, Paul Green, but have yet to pull the trigger — any notes, readers? The shoe is $289, at Nordstrom.  Sadie Flat

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What to Wear to Work While Pregnant

what to wear to work while pregnantToday at CorporetteMoms we’re doing a mini-Hunt for the best maternity dresses for work, from sheath dresses and beyond – please do check it out. But in the meantime, I thought now might be a great time to talk generally about what to wear to work while pregnant here at Corporette — what are your favorite maternity options for workwear? What gaffes have you seen pregnant the best maternity dresses for workwomen make in your conservative office — and who did you really think looked great? It’s been a while since we talked about the best maternity stores for workwear, how to hide an early baby bump, and what to wear to court when you’re pregnant – so let’s discuss.*

For my $.02, some of my general advice for maternity shopping for work include tips like:

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Thursday’s Workwear Report: Doubleweave V-Neck Sheath Dress

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.

I came across this Ann Taylor sheath dress when I was searching for something for the suit roundup we did last week — and I think it’s a great dress. I love the “winter emerald” color, which is a little unusual, and it also comes in “grenadine punch,” a bright orange. It’s lined, has a back vent and concealed back zip, and — because it’s Ann Taylor — you already know what you’re getting. It’s machine washable, too. The dress comes in regular and petite sizes and is $138, but with code SOREADY you can get 40% off, which brings it down to $83. Doubleweave V-Neck Sheath Dress

Nordstrom has a plus-size option from Tahari at the same price (but unfortunately it’s not currently on sale).

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The Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: The Best Workwear for Women in the 2018 Sale

nordstrom half-yearly sale for women 2018I’ve been getting sale alerts for days, and it finally occurred to me: the Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale is here! (It officially started this morning, but they started marking things down a day or two ago.) The dresses for work are the main attraction, I think — SO MANY GOOD ONES UNDER $100! — but there are also a bunch of nice blazers on sale. Specific brands of note: there’s lots to love in the sale from Hugo Boss, Boden (!), Tahari, HalogenTheory, Equipment, DvF, Kate Spade New York, and Lewit. Some of these finds may be a little party focused, but if you’re on the hunt or have a very feminine style they sales may be for you: Ted Baker, Maggy London, Adrianna Pappell, and Eliza J.

Good deals on underthings from NatoriHanky Panky, Chantelle, and Spanx – and great deals on workout items from Zella and Beyond Yoga.

One important note: things are selling out quickly in the sale — so if you find something you really like that’s in stock and in your size, you may want to check out quickly rather than let it sit for an hour (or day or two). I inevitably shop for myself while I’m doing these sale roundups and heard sad trombones a few times when things I wanted sold out while they were sitting in my shopping cart, so I just made a few smaller orders instead of one big one.

Anything we’ve previously featured that is now on sale (and still in stock) is tagged here.

Some particular picks for workwear from the Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale of 2018, after the jump…

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