Happy Friday! ‘Tis the season for summer adventuring and keeping it easy, amirite? Amy found an easy and classic pair of denim shorts at Gap (under $25!), and they hit just the right length. Not quite as long as a Bermuda style but not so short that they require constant tugging. Bingo.
NSale Faves + Top Editor Sale Picks At Gap, Free People, Old Navy & More
Love statement accessories? Linzi found gorgeous summer bags on sale at Anthropologie, and this giant textured tote (under $45 at checkout) is stunning! I can’t get over these wide-leg RE/DONE jeans Laura’s eyeing up on sale at Saks, either — serious cool-girl vibes. Oh, and if you’re a fan of James Perse tees like we are, check out this knit tank dress on sale at Saks Off. (Julieta’s mom approves.)
BTW, cheers to the public opening of the NSale! Shana’s top picks in the sale that are still stocked? These shockingly comfortable chunky boots by FRAME and a pair of super-versatile block-heel booties by Vince. Check out our NSale cheat sheet for more top picks + try-ons and selfies.
Let’s get into it…
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Linzi’s Sale Picks
I’m getting right to the sales this week because there are a ton of great individual pieces that I want to mention. Quick note on NSale: I’m putting in my final order today (ha…I say “final”…we’ll see!). A few things that haven’t yet made it into my orders, if you’re curious…my favorite underwear, this hair stuff I forgot and boxers.
The Comfort Sandals (That Look Perfect For Travel) With 566 5-Star Reviews And Under $100: Honestly, I’m not in love with the look of these sandals in the retailer images, but click on the tan/brown and spotted ones… These are OFTEN the type of sandals that look much better on your foot. And the reviews! I’m going to have to try them.
Coziest Piece On Sale: The interior of this sweatshirt jacket is faux-fur-esque and wildly soft. My little guy immediately snuggled right underneath — kangaroo-pouch style — the first time I wore it.
Budget-Friendly Summer Bags: I hate final sale, but Anthro has an additional 40% off sale right now which makes MANY pieces super-tempting. The bag section (which I find safer for final sale) is SO fun for summer playfulness.
The Jeans I’ve Been Switching In For A Fresher Look: You guys know I wear these old jeans on repeat, but this past week I’ve been switching in these under-$70 ones for a fresher look (similar, on-sale, non-distressed here). My go-to jeans aren’t going anywhere (the butt is MUCH better on them), but I’m definitely into the update —for now. I’m usually a 29 in Levis but wearing 28 in the new ones.
Scotti’s Sale Picks
Yesterday marked the one-year anniversary of my brain surgery — it seems kind of surreal. This time last year, I was in a lot of pain, the right side of my face was paralyzed (hi, Justin Bieber!), I couldn’t walk more than a few steps without help, and I was just in a pretty dark place emotionally. I’m so happy to be on the other side of that. A year ago, all I wanted to do was have a glass of wine with my mom, go for a walk with my husband, snuggle my kids. I keep reminding myself that it’s the little things, it’s the little things, it’s the little things. Thank you again for your support. Your words helped more than you know. ❤️
My New Favorite Boots: These Eileen Fisher boots ($70 off during the NSale!) just came in and I LOVE them. Super-comfortable and can be worn with both jeans and dresses. The fabric is soft against skin too. (And I’m loving that navy color!)
This Dress Hides A Pooch: Just got this tie-wrap midi dress from Gap, and the strategically placed tie does wonders for camouflaging softness around the middle (not that there’s anything wrong with that!). I just like that it doesn’t show every single thing.
A Tale Of Two Cardigans: This green AllSaints cardigan was a bit more cropped than I thought it would be, but I love the color. Maybe I’ll size up (I ordered a small). But THIS cardigan from French Connection is straight perfection (I got it in camel and sized down to XS!).
Laura’s Sale Picks
Hey, hey, Friday! Summer in Portland is just my favorite, and it’s legit here now. The afternoons are hot and the evenings are cool, and everyone is in such a better mood because…Vitamin D. We’re even renting out a pool this week with friends. Yay, summer! But I love the Nordstrom Sale because fall is my favorite time of the year for clothing. As much as I love summer fun, I hate the clothes, haha. So I’ve been having a blast still perusing the jackets, boots and jeans. I have a go-to fall outfit coming soon to the blog, but here are a few mix-and-match, summer and fall finds on sale this weekend!
Green Tee Dupes: I found a couple of dupes that look almost exactly like the same green as my ATM tee from the Nsale. This one from Gap is long-sleeve too, and this one from Banana Republic is a short-sleeve version. The shade of green is what makes these tees special.
Moussy Jeans On Sale! Sizes are going quickly, but this pair of straight-leg Moussy jeans looks so freaking good and doesn’t have rips or as much distressing as some.
Pants I Love For $27: These Gap lightweight pants are so freaking good. They are truly lightweight but still very flattering and easy to wear. Quick-drying and in a subtle black camo (but many other color options too.) TTS but size up if between.
Amy’s Sale Picks
Am I the only one surprised at how many amazing beauty exclusives are still in stock in the #NSale?! If you haven’t yet, do yourself a favor and browse the deals — they’re amazing. I genuinely love so many things that are included, but if I could only recommend one…this. I’ve been using it for awhile, and it’s worth buying again and again.
The Famous Shorts But Low-Rise: If you’ve been curious about Free People’s super-popular workout shorts but don’t love how high-rise/compressing they are, try the low-rise while they’re marked down!
The Softest Sweater In The NSale: How this top isn’t totally sold out yet is beyond me. It’s my favorite buy from the entire sale.
Happy weekend, friends! -Amy
Julieta’s Sale Picks
“Julieta, you don’t need all this,” I keep repeating to myself as I pack for six weeks in my home country. It’s the different climates while also keeping in mind what things I’ll shoot for upcoming posts while there. My neurodivergent brain goes crazy thinking it needs everything, then gets overwhelmed. HELP.
Phew, let’s get into sales.
Not Precisely White Pants: These FRAME Tomboy jeans in a light nude will carry you through the rest of summer and beyond. Their fit is relaxed yet put-together.
So Good I Got It Twice: Open Edit got me with this slit midi skirt in both black and tan. I wore it three days ago with a printed button-down, and I’m bringing it to Colombia to wear with sweaters in Bogotá or pretty little tops in the warmer towns we visit.
My Mom Got This Dress, & It’s Good: A Saks Off opened close by, and my mom got out of there with this elegant yet comfy dress.
Em’s Sale Picks
Happy Friday pals! We had a camp-less week over here, which meant real long days for me, but I tried my darndest to fill them with fun activities for Lana. Playdates, a little tree forest exploration, and our favorite local toy store hosted a super fun Family Adventure Night that started with a scavenger hunt around town and ended with a good ol’ reminder of how raffles work (i.e., you don’t always win), but a good time was had by all, regardless. On to the sales!
I don’t want to oversell it, but…I might have just shot my favorite outfit ever for TME. I don’t want to give away the punchline too prematurely, but it involves these nylon pants (50% off!) that are at once comfortable, light, airy, easily packable and so freaking chic. Feigned effort at its best. (And you might be shocked where they’re from…)
Stocking up. I am an absolute sucker for a luxury hand soap, and this one from Zurich sounds absolutely divine and is half-off. The amber bottle is gorgeous, too. Scooping up one (or two) for all of the bathrooms.
Have a great weekend, friends! Xo, Em