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the memorial day sales that are actually worth your time

Because your inbox is probably as insane as mine this morning, I thought we could all use a cheat sheet. And so, your Great Big List of all of the Memorial Day sales worth mentioning is right here, but I’m starting it off with my faves – aka, the ones I’ll actually be shopping and which you might not have heard about yet.

Nordstrom Half-Yearly Sale: True, it’s no Anniversary Sale. But there are still some serious 40% off steals that are worthy of consideration. Exhibit A: this Vince silk maxi, which I’ve had my eye on for months. Wouldn’t it be lovely at a casual summer wedding?

Bloomingdale’s: I’ll almost never say this, but I think the Bloomingdale’s sale is better than the Nordstrom sale this weekend. Take 20% – 70% off a whole slew of goodies, plus get an extra 20% off w/code SPRING20. Oh, and score a $50 gift card for every $200 you spend. Excellent excuse to refresh your denim situation, I think.

Alberto Fermani: I’m such a fan of this under-the-radar shoe designer, and his pieces almost never go on sale, so 40% off sitewide is BIG news. You could nab a new pair of sandals for the summer, but if it were me (which it probably will be), I’d treat myself to a luxe pair of ankle boots.

Barneys Warehouse: This is like a sale on top of a sale – everything’s already marked down from the original retail, but you get to take an additional 40% – 50% off sitewide this weekend. Deals abound, but I’m a particularly big fan of this little Proenza haircalf number.

The Outnet: More sale-on-sale action – an extra 30-50% off the lowest-marked price, to be specific. Can I really be expected to resist an additional 50% off an already-reduced-by-50% price on the most perfect ladylike incarnation of a biker jacket in history? Or the most perfect cashmere travel cardigan for under $100? Not. Likely.

Anya Hindmarch: Just about everything from the spring collection is marked down 40%, including my adorable little Maxi Zip, which I absolutely could not love more.

Serena & Lily: Sitewide deals don’t come around often at S&L, but take 20% off sitewide this weekend. Use code ALLOUT to nab, say, a more attractive place to store all of those flip-flops collecting by your front door.

Grayling Jewelry: Couldn’t be a bigger fan of this line, and not just because the designer’s a dear friend. Take 25% off all of her signature convertible styles w/code TRAVEL, and take all of the effort out of packing accessories for your summer travels (I rarely leave for a weekend without this one).

And then of course, there are the usual big dog suspects:

  • Anthropologie: Extra 20% off sale items w/code GONEFISHING.
  • ASOS: 20% off sitewide w/code LONGWKND.
  • Banana Republic: 40% off sitewide (including the new Marissa Webb-designed goodies) w/code BRSUMMER.
  • BaubleBar: 20% off 1 item + free shipping w/code MEMORIAL20. MEMORIAL25 gets you 25% off 3 and MEMORIAL30 gets you 30% off 4 or more.
  • Club Monaco: Additional 30% off sale items w/code MEMORIALDAY.
  • DVF: Additional 30% off all sale items w/code SUMMER30.
  • Equipment: Additional 20% off all sale items w/code MD2015.
  • Gap: 40% off regular price styles (including my new favorite jeans…) w/code SUMMER.
  • J.Crew: 30% off sitewide w/code SUMMER.
  • Joe’s Jeans: 25% off sitewide w/code HONOR.
  • Joie: Additional 20% off sale items w/code MD2015.

Phew! Exhausted already. What will you be shopping for, friends?

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spring splurge: shopbop friends & family!


Well friends, I had a little #lifehack story planned for you today, but then this hit my inbox…and really, could I let a Shopbop friends & family go by? Of course not. So, life hack later…spring wardrobe now!

I’ve been on a shopping binge the likes of which my closet hasn’t seen in ages – I’m in one of those life phases when my closet just seems entirely, completely wrong all of a sudden. I’m ready for a serious wardrobe reboot, and I’m starting with more than a few of these:

Now, tell me what you’re buying, won’t you? My shopping itch still isn’t quite done being scratched.

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shopbop F&F is here! (expired)

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Friends, I won’t lie: short of Nordstrom suddenly starting a F&F promotion (from my keyboard to God’s ears…), the Shopbop Friends & Family is truly one of my favorite promos of the year. Unlike most other stores, they really limit the number of exclusions, so you can actually score some pretty serious steals. Also, it shows up just in time to be mighty handy for the early bird holiday shoppers among us (oh, how I wish I was that organized).

Take 25% off sitewide through 10.16 with code FAMILY25. I can think of all sorts of useful applications for this – to wit, a few of my favorites:


Read on

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happy F&F friday!

Happy Friday, friends! If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, I managed a very neat trick last week involving a mandolin and two of my fingertips. Sadly, this particular variety of carnage doesn’t make typing (let alone photo layouts) an easy business. In fact, if I’m honest, I’m writing this post using one of those fancy dictation apps for my computer. Look out, Stephen Hawking.

Despite my temporary crippling, and without jumping onto my soapbox about the modern “friends & family” (which roughly translates to “anyone with access to Google”), I couldn’t let the day go by without sharing a few pretty fantastic F&F deals happening this weekend. Read on

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cheap thrills: spring standouts at banana republic & gap

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Oh, friends…it’s been probably years since my last visit to Banana Republic. And that’s not to say I’ve turned into a snoot (though it may be true)…it’s just that once you’re no longer trudging to an office every day, your need for generic workplace separates diminishes considerably. And that, of course, is what we know and love Banana for, right?

But yesterday, I had occasion to pop inside, and there were actually a few goodies mixed in with the usual suspects. Plus, as always, everything is 40% off today (seriously, we all know to never, ever pay full price at BR, right?) – this week’s code is BRRAIN (through 4.29). My favorites? Read on

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shopbop friends & family


Not that I expect a lot of sympathy, friends, but this jetlag…sheesh. I remember being able to shake off an international flight like no one’s business when I was in my 20s. But now? Well, I’m blogging at 4 am, if that tells you anything.

While my poor, disheveled internal clock repairs itself, I had to at least be sure you knew that today is the last day of the Shopbop Friends & Family sale. Use code INTHEFAMILY14 to take 25% off sitewide – and really, what says “family” more than that?

Since I have Parisian fashion on the brain this week, I thought I’d point out a few Shopbop finds from some of my very favorite French brands. After all, if you can’t go to Paris, at least you can shop like you did. Read on

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