Coffee Break: Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

A friend just called with a dilemma: she needs to interview for high level positions and is looking for something other than orthopedic shoes to wear (with confidence) for the interviews. I get it — fussy feet are no fun. Of course everyone wants to wear sleek looks like pointed toes and heels… but sometimes life hands you lemons (or bunions, or plantar fasciitis, or weak ankles, or…) So: I was recommending this kind of shoe to her for interviews, the strappy flat. The 1″ heel is a comfortable height, the strap keeps it on your foot comfortably, and there’s still a little flash of skin on your vamp. (These shoes also make great commuting shoes or everyday shoes.) They’re available in three colors, sizes 5-11, for $129 during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale — after the sale ends they’ll go back to full price at $195. Hutton Ankle Strap Shoe

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Tuesday’s Workwear Report: Textured Peplum Dress

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 Textured Peplum DressThis dress has a very Kate Middleton vibe to me, for some reason — classic, polished, very feminine. I like the sculptural neckline, the cap sleeves, and the little pelum and bow belt, and I love the bluesy gray of the fabric, which keeps it in the realm of business and away from being too twee. Lovely. It’s part of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, so is currently marked down to $210, but after the sale ends it’ll go back up to $315. Textured Peplum Dress

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Frugal Friday’s Workwear Report: Gibson Dress

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Knot Front Stretch Knit Body-Con DressGibson makes some of my very favorite weekend tops — crazy comfy on the inside, washable, and generally slouchy perfection. So I was kind of impressed when I saw that they were expanding into dresses — and color me crazy but doesn’t this one kind of remind you of the Armani sheath dress we posted earlier this week? Except instead of $645, this one is $45 (and after the sale it’ll go back to being $68). It comes in four colors in regular and petite sizes, with another two colors in plus sizes. Nice. Knot Front Stretch Knit Body-Con Dress

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Coffee Break: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018: Picks Under $200

nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 picks under 200This post has become the runaway post (LOTS of great stuff this year, ladies!) and I’m late with Coffee Break, so let’s start with these: presenting our favorite Nordstrom Anniversary Sale picks under $200!Nordstrom Anniversary Picks under $200 - Dresses for Work under $100 See all of our Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 workwear picks here.

Some general notes:

Readers, have you found anything great yet in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this year? There are a TON of great dresses under $100 (particularly Eliza J) and blazers, and we’re also in the midst of rounding up suits, old favorites, plus size picks, and more.I was particularly interested to note that The Skirt may be back — it feels like Halogen’s “seamed pencil skirt” disappeared for a few years after readers were disappointed by the style changes to it. This year it’s just black and camel, but I’ll be very interested to hear whether people are happy with it!

Workwear Under $200 in the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

nordstrom anniversary sale 2018 picks under 200 - stylish tops and dresses for work under $50!

Pictured above, $29-$45: ruffle sleeve top (6 colors) / teal top / black top (4 colors) / green blouse (5 prints) / twist knit dress  (plus sizes too)

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2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Plus-Size Picks for Work

These are some of our top picks for plus size workwear in the big Nordstrom Anniversary Sale that just started — what are your favorites? See all of our coverage of the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale here!

Pictured above, $49-$84: blouse / dress / cardigan / dress dress / crisscross detail dress

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Pictured above, $85-$199: suit (blazer, pants) / duster cardigan (regular sizes too) / dress / plaid dress (regular sizes too)/ leather pencil skirt

Thursday’s Workwear Report: Belted Skirt (And an Early Look at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018!)

Our daily workwear reports suggest one piece of work-appropriate attire in a range of prices.First off, big news: The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale has started! If you’re not familiar with the sale, this is the one time of the year when Nordstrom brings out NEW fall merchandise — and marks it all down for a limited time. It’s a great time to stock up on undies and bras, get limited edition beauty sets, and of course get a ton of great workwear and accessories for work. I’m still poking through the sale, but we’ve got some links to some early favorites below. Note that even though this is the Early Access part of the sale (meaning you can’t purchase if you don’t have a card for another week now), you CAN get in to take a sneak peak — as well as to sign up for your own Nordstrom card, get approved, and start shopping today. One of the early picks in our price range for today is this new Halogen skirt for fall, which is temporarily marked $58.90, but will return to $89 after the sale. I like the fun color, the pockets, and the fact that it’s machine washable — and it’s always nice to have the option for petite and regular sizes. Belted Skirt

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2018 workwear early picks

 

Pictured above:

  • pants, now $150 (will be $229 after sale ends)
  • suit: blazer, now $94, will be $142; skirt, now $45, will be $69 after sale ends
  • block slingback pumps (reader favorite brand for comfort!), now $239, will be $369 after the sale (5+ colors)
  • stacked heel ankle strap pump (another really comfortable brand), now $149, will be $225 after sale (4 colors)

Also, a few notes from the Beauty sale (where there are lots of limited edition sets that sell out pretty quickly!): this Butter London primer/top coat nail set is $19 (down from $36) and free of all the bad stuff; and I know this Sunday Riley Triple Threat set ($49) will probably be one of the first to sell out (here’s my review of Good Genes). I’ve got this Lancer skincare set of bestsellers in my cart, and I’m seriously pondering this set of Living Proof Perfect Hair Day stuff or this set of Caviar Alterna haircare (here’s my review). This looks like a nice Kiehl’s Age Correcting set ($89 down from $131), as does this Clarins Super Restorative set ($159 down from $280) or this La Mer set ($330 down from $469). Good basics: this Eve Lom cleanse set ($60 down from $90) or this collection of MAC Idols lipsticks ($32).

Stay tuned for a deeper diver into the 2018 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale for workwear later today!

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