Weekend Open Thread

Happy Weekend! I’ve been on the hunt for comfortable weekend sandals — for running around with the kids and such — that are not Birkenstocks. (I am sort of in a Birkenstock rut.) I’m back to wearing more dresses in the summer, and I’m looking for something a little more polished that doesn’t sacrifice comfort, so I’m ordering these sandals from Gentle Souls (by Kenneth Cole) to give them a try. I like the zip in the back, and I also like that the front is pretty minimal (just the elastic strap) while the ankle portion has an interesting look to it. These come in the pictured hazel as well as black and are available in sizes 5.5–11 for $104–$161 (marked down from $179) at Zappos. Larisa Sandal

I’d love to hear from you guys: Which weekend sandals have you found to be comfortable but polished enough to wear with dresses? If you’re in a business casual office where you can actually wear sandals, which ones are you wearing to work? Related question: What have been your favorite nail colors for toes this summer?  

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Weekend Open Thread

Simona MuleSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I have never owned a pair of white shoes in my life (at least, not past age 5). I’m not a huge fan of loafers. It is August. AND YET… suddenly I want a pair of white mules. I keep seeing stylish people wearing pointy-toed white mules, particularly with dresses and skirts, and thinking, OH, that looks nice. Poking around the web for some, this Simona mule from Paul Green looks nice (but $320). Am I crazy? Discuss. Simona Mule

Some more affordable white mules: Franco Sarto ($32 in some colors), Naturalizer ($71), Marc Fisher ($99), Sam Edelman ($119), and, for a sportier look, Superga ($89).

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Weekend Open Thread: Teardrop Earrings

fun sparkly earringsSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I have long dark hair, so a lot of earrings tend to get lost — which is one of the reasons why I really like blingy diamond earrings when I go out. I still love my actual diamond earrings from a thousand years ago (which, as I’ve written, are kind of a shopping category killer for me) — but when I wanted some faux diamonds throwaway earrings for travel or just visits to parts of town that I’m not super familiar with, Nadri was the brand I turned to first. (There are also a ton of reasons to avoid real diamonds these days!) I’d heard readers sing Nadri’s praises for years, and, as always, the readers did not steer me wrong. These pretty dangly ones come in silver and gold, and look like they’d be comfortable to wear while also making a statement on a night out. They’re $35.90 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, but will go back up to $55 after the sale ends. (There is still a ton of great stuff in the sale, btw — I keep meaning to do a roundup of shoes and bags.) Pictured: Teardrop Earrings

Update #2: I truly did not intend my comments in any negative way, and I truly do apologize. That said, I understand there’s a difference between intent and impact, and in reading your comments it’s clear I need to examine my own unconscious bias and learn more. I’m filling my reading list with articles and books on this topic — if there’s anything you’d like me to read please post it in the comments.

Update:  Some of my words seem to have come across the wrong way — I apologize to anyone I offended. Thank you for reading!

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Weekend Open Thread

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I always say that you should stay on top of denim trends on the weekends, and one of the more affordable brands out there is the Wit & Wisdom line at Nordstrom. They make jeans that are trendy and on point while also being very comfortable. These gray-wash, stretch skinny jeans are really calling to me. They seem very fresh and modern, and I like the little bit of whiskering and fading, and the ankle-grazing length. They come in regular sizes 00–18 and petite 0P–18P (which is an especially rare size range for petites). They are currently $44, and after the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale ends, they’ll go back to $68. Ab-Solution Ankle Skinny Stretch Jeans

Wit & Wisdom also has its skinny stretch jeans in plus sizes, like this option in black.

Psst: Check out all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (which is open to everyone as of today!), including our top picks for workwear under $200 and our favorite plus-size picks for work!

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Weekend Open Thread (and Part Two of All the Great Workwear in the 2018 NAS Sale)

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Here’s the rest of the great workwear I found in the 2018 NAS sale, including some general notes on brands and other non-work stuff to buy:

Old Workwear Favorites in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

New trendy things are great, but sometimes you just want a few basic pieces — and these are ones that have been around for years and are now on sale in the Anniversary Sale! (Interesting to note that the Halogen 3/4-sleeved cardigan is nowhere to be found.

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Weekend Open Thread: Core 10

Core 10 ReviewSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

With Amazon Prime Day coming up on July 16, I thought I’d do a mini review of Amazon’s Core 10 “build your own yoga pants” — I had been looking for a new pair of full-length yoga pants for petites and had a hard time finding what I wanted, so when Amazon offered to let me choose one I was grateful. I love that you can choose different waists (high, medium, or “cross,” pictured here), lengths (regular, short, and tall) and that everything comes in sizes XS-3X. I got a high-waisted pair of bootcut yoga pants in short length, and I really love them. Most of my running leggings and other workout pants are either Zella or Old Navy — the fabric on these really does feel more sumptuous and lux. I also kind of like that they are very matte, very opaque pants — nothing shiny about them. They’re pricey at $65, but if you’ve been on the hunt for something in petite or tall sizes I’d definitely recommend them. I don’t know what will be on sale for Prime Day but if you see anything from Core 10 I highly recommend it. I just ordered another pair of Core 10 leggings in their lighterweight OnStride fabric; I’ll report back. (That pair also had waist and inseam options though, FYI.) Pictured:  Core 10 Women’s ‘Build Your Own’ Yoga Boot Cut Pant

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