Hey, long weekenders. Just sitting here perusing the good sales and missing my hair from 2 months ago. How about y’all? I hope you have good weather headed your way this weekend. I just accidentally looked at Mexico weather instead of Portland and got REAL excited for a second. Oops. Dang it. Well, looks like we will get to 72 on Sunday…so that’s nice!
I’m in the middle of sprucing up our front porch since backyard upgrade plans on are on hold. (Thank you all in the FB Insiders group for your help!) Once we get to good weather, I’m staining the porch boards and will add a fun swing to the corner (ooh, that one is under $50!), some potted plants and cafe lights. Trying to make the most of things right now. Let’s get to the fun sales, shall we?
Laura’s Top 5 Memorial Day Sales Picks: Summer Style
You can tell I’m longing for those warmer days…I was drawn to all things sunshine. I’m on the hunt for cute simple sandals right now, too, if you can’t tell. My summer wardrobe will be perfectly faded denim, breezy white tees, white sneaks and a great nude sandal…oh and one goddess-approved sundress, please.
01/ Free People dress: I put this up on Facebook the other day, and swoon. Summer sun goddess, and it’s styled after one of my favorite bralettes from FP. LOVE.
02/L*Space swimsuit: This is supes cute. I got a version of this top and wore it in Mexico in February. LOVE. I find their suits to run a little small though, so maybe size up.
03/tie dye chair: How adorable?! Yes, please. Tons of things at Anthro are 25% off
04/ Sol graphic tee: Summer summer summer-tiimeee…
05/ Abercrombie mid rise shorts: I prefer a mid-rise short for summer. Must be my ’90s roots. LOVE the wash on these!
An Outfit I Adore
06/ Anthropologie postcard blouse: Want. Need, so I can dream of traveling while I sit on my porch. Sob.
07/ Pilcro jeans: This wash, this cut and the crop are all I want in a pair of jeans right now. 25% off for Anthro members (free to sign up!)
08/ convertible wristlet: Super-cute for carrying my phone around the house! But seriously, snag the beaded strap and it’s the perfect combo to wear on errands so your hands are free…to wash a lot.
09/ beaded purse strap: This is the cutest thing.
10/ Naturalizer ankle strap sandals: Ooh…such a great neutral shoe and so comfy seeing as it’s Naturalizer!
Summer Shoes, Of Course
11/ Sorel mesh sneakers: Um, these look like walking on clouds. We all adore Sorel quality. These look perfect for summer walks and running around, literally, or not.
12/ red sandals: A red sandal in the right red is just adorbs for summer. Pair with cut-offs, leopard skirts, or cropped jeans and a white tee. Yes, please.
13/ Steve Madden greek sandals: Ordered! I’ve been wanting a pair of these to wear with my straight leg jeans and tees. The actual Greek sandals are like ridonkulously priced, but these are so reasonable!
14/ Adidas stan smiths **SUSTAINABLE**: I’ve always been a fan of the green, but these black tab are on sale and well. You just can’t go wrong with black and white in a sneaker.
15/ Louis et Cie big buckle slide: WOW. These are stunning! SO so cool and fancy-looking but at a great price. Hmmm. Too many things I’m totes drawn to right now! These with cropped black jeans and, you guessed it, a great tee and sunnies. That would be a super-me, kinda warm-weather outfit.
Memorial Day Sale Items I Have & Love
1. AllSaints Balfern Leather Jacket
I have waxed poetic about AllSaints leather jackets for years. Well, now is your chance to snag one on sale — definitely the best time to buy! You can still wear this on cool evenings right now (or all the time right now, if you live in the Northwest) and then come fall you will thank your past self for this life-long amazingly cool purchase. Consider going up a size if you’re between sizes. Wearing a US6.
jacket (us6) | sweatshirt (similar) | jeans (similar) | boots (similar, more summery)
2. L*Space Swimsuit Top
swimsuit top (m) | skirt (similar) | slides
3. Adidas Track Pants
These are just classic if you love sporty pieces like I do. I got them in December and every time I put them on I feel like a professional sports person (I’m obviously not with that phrasing.) They are perfectly fitted without being uncomfortable, and they’re just cool. I love them. The matching track jacket is also on sale! I think I need to add to complete the look.
pants **SUSTAINABLE** | Birkenstocks | sweatshirt (mine is DIY, but here’s the Everlane I used or a tie dyed option)
4. Puma Ride On Sneakers
What can I say? These sneaks make me extremely happy, and they’re still on sale! Score! SO so fun and cushiony! Just be sure to go down 1.5 sizes, as they’re not marked as men’s sizing.
tee (1) | jeans (28) | sneakers (size down 1.5 sizes)
5. Victoria Emerson Bracelets
I love love this bracelet I have and keep eyeing their sets. Stacked bracelets just feel like summer to me, for some reason. All their bracelets are Buy 1, Get 1 Free this weekend! I am thinking I will add to my collection for summer.
6. Lucky Brand Camo Pants
These cute camo pants…I cannot tell you how soft they are. They have the perfect amount of stretch, but don’t get baggy. They’re such a great departure from joggers or jeans right now, and they’re $39 on sale at Nordstrom Rack. I mean. I love adding some color to them with the fun sneakers. They fit TTS. Wearing a 27.
tee (1) | camo pants (27) | sneakers (size down 1.5)
Shop More Top Memorial Day Sales Picks By Retailer
I know sometimes it’s easiest to shop this way, so I broke out my normal sale roundup into retailers. Don’t miss the fabulous Free People stuff on sale at Macy’s! Some cute finds. And if you haven’t ordered from Verishop before, they have a seriously great selection of our fav brands and FREE 2-Day shipping and returns. They have my fav picks from this sale, probably!
Abercrombie | Adidas | Anthropologie | Macy’s | Nordstrom | Revolve | Verishop (the best picks!)
I’m continually impressed with Abercrombie pieces. I typically size up in their bottoms, but they always wind up being some of my favorite finds!
You will not be disappointed with any of these classic purchases AND they’re better for mama earth.
Per usual, Anthro with all the pretty things I want. THAT CHAIR. That beaded strap. Dude.
Amazing Free People stuff at Macy’s! And lots of it is still well-stocked, so, score!
Ooooh sandals! And I snapped that gorgeous dress up so I can float around the house like the goddess I am in my head.
A lot is out of stock in Revolve’s sale, but these pieces are all great for fall. Love!
Don’t miss out on these. Verishop has easy, Free 2-day shipping and returns, if you haven’t ordered from them before. That’s my favorite leather jacket ever, and it’s under $380. SUCH a good price for investing in a quality leather jacket. Those Cami NYC camis are literally the best, too.
Good luck out there, friends. This thing continues to be hard, but let’s let ourselves be distracted with sales for the moment and dream of cute summer outfits, shall we? I cleaned out my office closet last night…so I could hide in it. My family decided that during a Zoom meeting of mine yesterday would be a good time to open the geode kit Sienna got for her birthday and HAMMER THE ROCKS OPEN. Yeah, so, I now have a date with my newly cleaned cozy closet nook to escape to, and I’m wishing you the same respite. BYE.
(Also, don’t forget to check out the rest of our Memorial Day Sale coverage — we’ve got a cheat sheet for that).
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Hi! I ordered the super cute Lucky camo pants. The two pairs I received are the stiffest pants I’ve seen in a while. In the post you mention that yours are super soft. Were they that way straight out of the box, or is it something that comes with washing? I’m debating on if I return them or not. Thanks?
Oh no! I hate to hear that. They are exactly the same cut as the ones I have but I wonder if they’re a different fabric?
Thank you. They may be a different material or different mix of materials. I can’t tell. They are super cute though and I am going to keep a pair and hope they soften up with washing.