Memorial Day Weekend Sales

Here we go:

Banana Republic is 40% off with the code BRTake40 and the usual sale exclusions. I’ve been waiting for a reason to get this.

Gap is 35% off with the code EVENT. How are we living without this?

Ann Taylor is 50% off full price styles with the code Summer50. You should at least get this top.

Loft is 60% off “summer faves” (i.e. select styles) and sale plus 40% off new arrivals- no code needed. I’ll take this new arrival for breezy summer nights.

Anthro is an extra 30% off sale items- no code needed. I want this, and now it’s cheap!

JCrew is 30% off with the code WEEKEND. This is perfect for work.

JCrew Factory is 50% off, prices as marked. Get some shorts!

Boden is 30% off with the code 2Z7C. Love it!

Nordstrom’s Half Yearly sale is on! I think we need this.

Crate and Barrel is having a sale on outdoor furniture, and is 15% select full price items with the code SAVE15.

Pottery Barn is doing a buy more and save event with the code SAVEMORE.

West Elm, surprise, surprise, is doing the same sale as Pottery Barn with the code MEGASALE.

Meanwhile, since this is a patriotic weekend, if you want a laugh and you love the Marvel actors in the new Captain America movie, may I recommend watching some of their funny interviews from the press tour. Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan (with an emphasis on Sebastian Stan) are THE BEST. And PS- Hawkeye is hilarious. Ok I’m done now.

 

Last Five

Songs I downloaded on iTunes.

  1. You Don’t Own Me by Grace feat. G- Eazy. This is a fantastic cover of the classic Leslie Gore tune. I actually know this best from the infamous trio of Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, and Goldie Hawn in First Wives Club. I can just picture this being performed at the Grammy’s next year with some really glowy lighting. It’s perfect. Get it, now!
  2. Formation by Beyonce. Duh.
  3. This is What You Came For by Calvin Harris feat. Rihanna. I thought this was a no brainer because of the people. After listening to it about fifty times, I don’t think it’s my all time favorite, but it’s a good addition to the workout playlist.
  4. Messin’ Around by Pitbull feat. Enrique Iglesias. This song samples Take it on the Run by REO Speedwagon, you’ll recognize it right away. Frankly Pitbull + Enrique = money in the bank.
  5. Bad Romance by Lady Gaga. I realized I didn’t have it, and I needed it ASAP.

Sadie Dishes- Last Five

Foundation for Summer

And now for something real- we’re going to talk about some of the summer necessities for women who are fortunate enough to be well endowed. I think the summer poses some unique challenges because there are strappy or strapless outfits, a lot of active outdoor activities, and, of course, it’s swimsuit season.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

First, we need a new strapless bra for that bridesmaid dress, or your strapless maxi. I recently got this one from Wacoal. It hits all my criteria for a strapless: 1. it stays up, 2. it’s simple and low profile, 3. it has a large range of sizes.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

Bralettes seem to be all the rage right now. So that’s cute for the 17 year olds, but for the rest of us that need a little more support… I really like this front close unlined bra from VS. It’s really lightweight, it goes up to DDD, and it’s low profile for those days you don’t want the scaffolding and padding. Plus the straps can cross in the back, so you can wear it with halters or racerbacks.

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

This is a game changer for me. I typically have to layer two sports bras when I go for a run, and this is the only sports bra I’ve ever worn that I can wear by itself! It’s kind of a bitch to get into, but I like that it doesn’t have an underwire because those sports bras make me feel like I’m running in an uncomfortable push up bra. At $60, I’m not replacing all my sports bras just yet, but between this option, and another winner for mid-impact, I’m rethinking some life choices…

Sadie Dishes- Foundation for Summer

When it comes to swim suits, it’s all about the sizing and quality of the garment. Freya is one of my go-to brands because they usually put out a few cool options every year that are very true to their bra sizing. I also like VS and Becca suits for their styles and sizing.

What styles are working for you this year?