Weekend Open Thread

Salvatore Ferragamo - Debbie (Nero) - FootwearSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

I came across these shoes while randomly trolling around Zappos, and they totally make me drool. First, Ferragamo is always a brand that is mentioned when we talk about comfortable heels, but the brand is sometimes lacking in a bit of — oomph, perhaps. These sandals pack them aplenty — I’d wear them on a night out with girlfriends or my husband, or depending on my office, I might even try them with a skirt suit at work. They’re $595 at Zappos Couture. Salvatore Ferragamo – Debbie (Nero) – Footwear

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Banana Republic Crinkle day dressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Reader A recommends this dress, noting “I bought it to wear to an evening dinner and dancing gala, but I wanted something versatile that I could dress up and down. This dress really fit the bill. It’s called a day dress, but with sparkly jewelry, a black wrap and killer shoes, it was the perfect little black dress for evening. The crinkle linen really goes well from day to night – with a blazer over it this would fit right in at the office, and with a cardigan I would wear it to brunch over a weekend. I have a large chest, and usually can’t wear empire waists without looking awful and pregnant, but the wide waistband on this one was really flattering to my figure. Plus, there are on-seam pockets in the skirt! They had many more sizes available in the store than they seem to have left online. Some of the online comments found the sleeves restricting, but I did not find that to be the case. Also, the neckline comes to the top of my cleavage – I found it office appropriate for my figure. The hem also hit me just at the knee – the model in the picture is really tall.” Love it! This is totally the kind of dress that I would pass over while browsing online because yes, something about it says “maternity” to me, but do note that this sucker is nearly sold out in regulars, petites, and talls — always a great sign. It was $150 to start, but do note that Banana Republic is offering 30% off your entire purchase through 5/1 with code BRKING30. Banana Republic Crinkle day dress


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Susana Monaco Twist DressSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Piperlime has some great sales going on, including this simple Susana Monaco twist dress. It’s the kind of dress that I’d buy and wear with heels to a friend’s wedding or for a dinner date, but I might also wear with a huge cardigan and knee-high boots for a more relaxed party in the winter. It was $297, now $119 at Piperlime. Susana Monaco Twist Dress

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Nine West – Lazar (Orange Multi Fabric) – FootwearSomething on your mind? Chat about it here.

Man, espadrilles always make me think of the summer when I was 17 — I lived away from home for the first time attending summer school at a college, and I traipsed everywhere, on campus and off, in espadrilles.  Many moons later, I love the look of these stripey espadrilles from Nine West — love the platform, also like the beige strap. It’s available in this orange multi-colored fabric, a pink fabric (ikat I think), as well as a more sedate denim blue. They were all originally $99; Zappos has the pictured one marked to $79.20 today. Nine West – Lazar (Orange Multi Fabric) – Footwear

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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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