Weekend Wednesday: Stylish Travel Dresses

This is the first in a new occasional Wednesday feature where we explore weekend-wear more in depth.

travel dresses for summerI wouldn’t wear any of these to work, but if you’re on the hunt for a packing-friendly, easycare dress for any upcoming summer travel (or, hey, just brunch or other weekend activities), I thought we’d round up a few. I like that all of these are able to be dressed up and down — wear them with flip flops and a beach tote one day, with a nice necklace, clutch, wrap and fancier heels the next. The plus-size option from Travel Smith is even four dresses in one — two necklines and a reversible fabric! Ladies, do you have any favorite travel dresses, or favorite adventure clothing companies? What is your must-pack item for every vacation you go on? 

Pictured: Woolrich / Eddie Bauer / Lily Pulitzer.

(The full roundup is after the jump!)

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Coffee Break: Lovely In Lace Chemise

Midnight by Carole Hochman Women's 34 Inch Chemise Lovely In LaceAmazon is offering semi-annual savings (up to 70% off) on panties, bras, lingerie, and shapewear — including my personal favorite brand of not-too-sexy-but-pretty-and-washable PJs, Midnight by Carole Hochman. (As I believe one of the commenters said recently: Dorky name, but good product.) I like this pretty blue chemise with lace details, marked from $72 down to $48. Note that the sale includes a ton of bras (curvy ladies, there are a ton from Curvy Kate, Panache, Le Mystere, Freya, Simone Perele, and more), as well as good finds from Wacoal, Cosabella, Splendid, and Underella by Ella Moss.  Midnight by Carole Hochman Women’s 34 Inch Chemise Lovely In Lace


Coffee Break: Wanda Wedges

Belle by Sigerson Morrison Wanda Wedges Oooh: it looks like Belle by Sigerson Morrison has a number of cute walkable wedges, many of them on sale right now. For basics you have this simple taupe wedge, pictured here — I love the cutout and the closed toe; they also come in black. There are also very limited sizes of a textured brown Mary Jane wedge (for $67.50) and a red suede pump wedge for $115. (Note that the pictured wedges are also available on Amazon, which has them at full price but is offering 25% off shoes with code JUNSAN14, which means they come down to $167, a price that might make sense if you’re a Prime member and want free return shipping.) 6pm has the best price on the taupe wedge, though: they’re marked from $225 down to $158. Nice! Belle by Sigerson Morrison Wanda Wedges


Coffee Break: Martha Medium Satchel Bag

Furla Martha Medium Satchel BagI’ve always been a big fan of Furla bags, and this red croc-embossed leather satchel looks like a gorgeous, work-appropriate tote. At 10″x13″x4″ it could certainly be bigger, but this would be a great daily (or interview bag) for a lot of us. (Note that this dark burgundy and navy look great together!) There’s also a slightly larger “medium shopper” (12″x12″x6″).  It was $348, but is marked to $187.50 through April 2. Furla Martha Medium Satchel Bag


Frugal Friday’s TPS Report: Fine Gauge Supima Cardigan

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

Lands End Supima Leopard CardiganIt seems like the twinset has been a dying species for a few years now — so I was intrigued to see Lands’ End carrying numerous colors of fun, printed cardigans with matching short-sleeved shells. (Not all of the cardigans have their match, alas.) I like this fun “Caspian Blue Leopard” print a lot in general — the mint, dark green, lavender combo is lovely, and I think it’s a fun take on a classic. The cardigans were $79, but are now marked to $59; take an extra 25% off your order with code FLOWER20 and Pin 1490. Lands’ End Fine Gauge Supima Cardigan

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Thursday’s TPS Report: Three-Button Striped Knit Blazer

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Three-Button Striped Knit BlazerI’ve been ogling this black and white mixed stripe blazer for a few weeks now, and it’s at the best price I’ve seen it at: was $125, then $85, today marked to $55.25. I think it’s a fun, summery piece that will be easy to throw on over all sorts of dresses and simple tees. Sizes S-XL are still available. Three-Button Striped Knit Blazer

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