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Workwear sales of note for 5.26.23:
- Nordstrom – The Half-Yearly Sale just started! See our thoughts here.
- Amazon – Memorial Day Sales! Lots of discounts on Amazon Essentials and more.
- Ann Taylor – Extra 30% off lots of sale styles (prices as marked).
- Anthropologie – Extra 40% off sale.
- Banana Republic Factory – 50%-70% off everything + extra 25% off purchase (ends 5/31).
- Boden – Sale, up to 50% off.
- Brooks Brothers – Extra 25% off sale; already up to 70% off (ends 5/31) – also mix & match sale with men’s shirts, 4 for $249.
- Cole Haan – Up to 50% off sale styles (ends 5/31).
- Eloquii – 400+ styles starting at $19; up to 50% off everything.
- Express – Summer kickoff sale, 30-50% off everything (plus $35+ steals) (ends 6/1).
- H&M – Up to 60% off online and in-store.
- J.Crew – Up to 50% off “dressed up” styles (lots of cute dresses!).
- J.Crew Factory – 50% off everything, no exclusions.
- J.McLaughlin – The Sale Event, extra 30% off.
- Loft – 40% off full-price styles
- M.M.LaFleur – Short but sweet sale (ends 6/1).
- Madewell – Get 30% off your purchase.
- Ministry of Supply – 25% off sitewide (ends 6/1).
- Sephora – Up to 50% off select beauty.
- Shopbop – Up to 50% off designer sale!
- Sue Sartor – Lots of cute dresses on sale!
- Talbots – Extra 40% off all markdowns (ends 6/1)!
- Theory – Up to 60% off + an extra 20% off.
- Universal Standard – 25% off sitewide (ends 6/1).
Other noteworthy sales:
- CB2.com – Up to 50% off everything!
- Joss & Main – Up to 60% off, plus an extra 20% off with code.
- Tuft & Needle – Save up to $775 on mattresses. (Reader favorite bed brand; Kat really likes hers!)
- West Elm – Memorialy Day Sale, up to 60% off.
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Has anyone ever tried a Brazilian blowout? I need something to make my thick frizzy hair more manageable and professional looking and my hairstylist recommended this.
Yes and I love it! I have thick, slightly wavy and somewhat frizzy hair and it makes my hair smooth and manageable! It depends on the product used and I found the actual Brazilian blowout works great (wash and go sleek hair) but the natural versions of the products without formaldehyde do not work well and barely last for a month or so before my hair is back to its usual texture.
This. I have had trouble with the curl coming back almost immediately, but the real-deal chemical-filled Brazilian blowout makes my hair beautifully straight and smooth for months.
I had one a few years ago, and my hair looked AMAZING. Until I washed it a few days later, and it went completely back to normal. Maybe it was one of the non-formaldehyde versions, but my hair has also never been able to take a perm (like back in the 80’s when everyone was getting them) so maybe it’s just not receptive to chemical manipulation?
Minnie, did you use a shampoo that contains sodium chloride? My stylist told me I need to avoid shampoo with salt in it because it strips out the keratin from the treatment.
Yes, you have to follow the hairstylist’s instructions, sulfate-free and phthalate-free shampoo and conditioner. The Keratin treatment worked well and so did the real Brazilian (you can tell by the smell!) but unfortunately the times I decided to give the gentler versions of the products a try, it was money down the drain.
Telco Lady JD
I just bought the insulated version in plus size – and I really like it! I wanted something that wasn’t super dressy or casual and it fits the bill. I can wear it to work and to walk my dogs, and it’s warm without being overly bulky.
Same, except the uninsulated version here. I just wish there was a way to buy the liner to add to it so it could do double duty as a “warm winter coat” in my SEUS location.
FYI, the insulation in the insulated version is a removable liner! I just added my liner back in as the weather cooled down.
I bought this coat based on recommendations from this Hive and I love it!
Oh, I know, I just wish I could buy JUST the liner! To add to my unlined coat when needed! I wish I had thought of it when I bought it a while back!
I bought the uninsulated Girl on the Go coat recently and love it. My previous London Fog raincoat had a nice hood but it had to be dry-cleaned and this one doesn’t. I can wear it to walk my dog on the weekend and if she gets me muddy, I can wash it and wear it to the office on Monday, which I couldn’t with my old coat. I find it to be very comfortable to wear. One of the reviewers said she was out in the rain for five hours but I haven’t tested it that much yet.
I got it big enough to put my Uniqlo compact down jacket underneath to wear it when it’s cold. I find that that is more flexible than buying the lined version. I can wear the Uniqlo jacket on its own whereas I can’t wear the GotG liner on its own, and that makes me happy.
How warm is it, really? I know it says it’s rated to -25 but that could just be marketing. It definitely looks nicer than my battered but WARM Land’s End puffer.
Not that warm on its own. I’m happy wearing it with the liner when its in the low 40s, but much below that and I find it insufficiently warm. I typically only wear a work blouse or light sweater under it. Would probably be warmer with a midlayer, but when I try that I find it to be too bulky to be comfortable.
A fun new quiz from WaPo – Which Dem candidate lines up with me?
It’s interesting but strikes me as fundamentally flawed because some candidates don’t have answers for certain questions. It told me I agree the most with Yang (lol, no) and I think that’s because Yang had a position on everyone question so the max for him was 10 points, whereas the max for Kamala Harris is 8 and the max for Amy Klobuchar is 7.
I also felt like there were questions that I could go either way on depending on the specific policy. Because they were emphasizing the differences between candidates, they left out many substantial issues.
For example, if you think the most important thing about health care is that it should be free at the point of access, you might be ok with a universal healthcare plan that abolishes private insurance but also be ok with a universal healthcare plan that coexists with private insurance for elective procedures that aren’t medically beneficial (egg freezing without a specific medical need, cosmetic procedures, etc.). Yet the quiz forces you to choose between abolishing or not abolishing private insurance.
NOTE: not trying to start a debate on health care, just using it as an example of how the specificity of this quiz misses the main point of some policies in favor of more binary details.
Ugh. Paywall! I want to take it.
Not affiliated with them, of course, but I feel like the money I pay for WaPo is some of the best money I spend.
It’s on my Christmas list. :)
It’s not behind a paywall for me and I hit a paywall when I try to view other WaPo stories.
The ISideWith quiz is way better, IMO. There are WAY more questions and a lot more room for nuance than in the WaPo one. I got very different results on ISideWith than on WaPo. It also includes all of the candidates, not just the ones who made last night’s debate.
I’ve been waiting to buy a rug from Crate and Barrel, and it finally went on sale today (20% off). Do you think it will go on further sale for Black Friday next week? I don’t want to lose the current sale…
Order it now. If it goes on further sale, order it again and return the other one.
But I kind of doubt the sale will get that much better.
I do this a lot, but not sure it’s a great strategy with a rug due to the hassle and cost of re-shipping.
They do charge for return shipping. If OP is near a physical location that might not be an issue, though.
Oh, good point! I hadn’t thought of that.
Please help – What’s the best way to cover sporadic but increasing grays in otherwise dark brunette (never colored) long hair? Hoping for an at home solution! I think this was discussed recently but I can’t find it. Thank you!!
Try Oribe Airbrush, it’s a hair coloring spray
I liked this article and that it was coming from a man, not a woman: “I Got a Vasectomy Because of Climate Change.” https://www.outsideonline.com/2405491/vasectomy-climate-change
I’m seriously considering not having kids for the same reason – not only because I want to help the planet, but because I don’t want my kid to grow up amidst widespread suffering.
It is an interesting article, and I fully support considering climate change along with other reasons when considering whether and how many children to have. But something about the article struck me as more of a “I’m not having kids, so I don’t have to worry about making other changes that are better for the world.”
*collapses replies, keeps scrolling*
*takes time to comment for no reason*
All I can think of is that this a dude who likely won’t practice safe practices b/c hey, you’re not going to get pregnant.
He got a vasectomy, though, which is the most effective pregnancy preventative currently available to men.
I’m old and when I was in college, experts were projecting widespread worldwide famine in 2025 and people weren’t having kids because of that. And when I was in my 20s, people weren’t having kids because of the Cold War and the nuclear Armageddon that was coming. Obviously, don’t have kids if you don’t want them and yes, not having kids is good for the environment in an incremental way. But I’d hate to see anyone not have kids on the sole reason that it’s better for the environment. I guess everyone won’t stop having kids for that reason so the species won’t die out.
“I guess everyone won’t stop having kids for that reason so the species won’t die out.” And the ones who do have kids… see Idiocracy.
Yeah, this. Self selection, the doom of man.
I agree that not having kids helps the environment in an incremental way. Population-wide, having fewer kids helps the environment in a substantial way (but can create socio-economic challenges as well). I doubt few people who really want children decide not to because of the environment or the economy or the risk of war. When the species dies out, it won’t be because of any individual’s reproductive decisions but likely a combination of complicated and intertwined global factors (including climate change) that play out in ways we can’t predict yet.
There’s plenty of research out there that not having a kid is the biggest thing you can do to keep your carbon footprint low, even bigger than going vegetarian.
I confused this with the bl*gger Hitha on the Go and for a second I thought she had her own clothing line…
Anyone have any interesting goals they are hoping to work towards in 2020? I’m looking for some inspiration as I think about mine!
I’m interested, as well, as I’m turning 40 next year and am thinking about having a goal since it’s a milestone year, but can’t really think of anything specific (I do have a 40 before 40 list I’ve been working on the last few years and should be able to complete it, but I’m looking for a specific “major” goal for 2020). Seems like the classic is to run a long distance race, but I had to stop racing competitively a few years ago due to old stress fractures.
This is tiny and dumb, but I am planning to go back to tap dancing in 2020. Signed up for a class at my local community college extension just last night!
That’s a great goal!
Is it Friday yet?
I’m thinking about learning to trad climb… which is terrifying, haha. Also, I want to knit a sweater/cardigan. And maybe try to get back into horse showing again…
Is it Friday yet?
Why the heck am I back in mod?
Compete in a real ballroom dance competition.
Progress to real jumping in my horseback riding lessons, climb a 12,000 foot peak, ski as much as I can.
Running my first 5k
Handstand in the middle of the room. I’ve been working and working but this one asana elludes me.
I’ve really been wanting to learn a creative skill, so I’ve decided to learn watercolor painting. My mom wanted a list of Christmas gifts, so I asked for some supplies and a subscription to a teaching service/subscription box for watercoloring. (I’m kinda excited, so if I don’t get it as a gift, I’m going to buy it for myself!)
Whoops, this was for the thread above for a 2020 goal.
Anyone else crazy for dvf wrap dresses? My diet is going okay so I’ve been able to wear one that was sitting in storage for ages and now I just want to buy more @_@ have been looking at beautiful dresses most of today