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.

 

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President’s Day Weekend Sales

Retailers love a three day weekend to offer good deals. Here’s what I’ve seen so far.

Gap is 20%-40% off depending on how many items you buy, with the code PRESDAY. Is it too early to stock up on shorts?

JCrew Factory is up to 60% off, prices as marked, and an extra 10% off if you buy 3 items, and 20% off if you buy 6, code ExtraExtra. Speaking of shorts

Banana Republic is 40% off with the code BRFIT, I’ve been eyeing this blazer.

Athleta is an extra 20% off sale items with the code Extra20. One on my faves.

Ann Taylor is 30% off new styles and an extra 50% off sale, code: Love. I need this.

Loft is 40% off “wear now” styles and an extra 50% off sale, no code. Some good basics on sale.

Anthropologie is an extra 40% off items in the sale section with the code: Extra40. You might not be able to live without this.

JCrew is up to an extra 40% off sale items with the code ShopSale. Love this.

Pottery Barn is 20% off everything with the code: Friends. How about this?

Crate and Barrel is 20% all things bed related. My style.

West Elm has assorted offers going on. Love.

Nine West is 30% off “Spring faves” and 20% off clearance. Just my luck, these aren’t on sale but I love them a lot.

Nordstrom’s winter clearance starts today!

Sadie Dishes- President's Weekend Sales

These Nine West flats are a need not a want.

 

Hits and Misses

I’ve been on a little bit of a wallet lock down lately between buying holiday presents and saving for some bigger purchases, but here are a few recent yays and nays for me.

Hits

Sadie Dishes- Toms Avalon Slip Ons

I always have a pair of “commuting shoes” that are lightweight flats that keep me comfy to and from work and keep my high heels from getting unnecessarily worn down. They get a decent amount of wear so I try to pick something inexpensive because they typically last about six months. I recently replaced my last pair of classic Toms with these Avalon Slip-Ons. They are a most substantial version of the classic that fit more like the classic Vans style sneaker slip-ons that are making such a big comeback right now. I love them! They are metallic, a.k.a. neutral, and the sole is a lot more cushioned and supportive than the classic Toms. Winner!

Sadie Dishes- Athleta Sports Bra

I’ve been between favorite sports bras ever since Nike retired the style that I like. (Isn’t that the worst!?) So I was excited to try this new silhouette from Athleta because they billed it as “high impact.” I don’t think this is my new absolute favorite, but it does provide some advantages that I’ve been looking for. Chief among them- it has decent support, and pretty good all around coverage in the front (no excessive cleavage which is kind of a foreign concept for me) . What you can’t see in the above picture is the back has a cool design. It’s a great option to pair with some of the skimpier strappy work out tops.

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

This season it seems like every sweater is oversized and kind of sloppy. I was having trouble finding sweaters that are work appropriate, so I was happy when I found this mini cable knit sweater from Ann Taylor. It’s a great light/mid weight, and it’s very easy to pair with a pencil skirt or slacks for work. I think the mini cable knit adds a little bit of interest and gives you more of an “outfit” rather than just wearing a plain merino sweater.

Misses

Sadie Dishes- Hits and Misses

I ordered this shirt online during one of Ann Taylor’s sales. I was really excited about it because I have several draped/ruched long sleeves that I love and wear all the time. This one- not so much. It was not flattering on me. It accentuated my bust which is like bringing sand to the beach, and the draping just looked awkward. This might help add curves where there are none, but I am all set in that department. I wanted to love it but it’s a return for sure.

West Elm‘s customer service: Ugh. I hyped West Elm a lot in my gift guide posts and I’m a big fan of their general aesthetic, but this holiday season I had a lot of trouble with them. I ordered several items for multiple people on my gift list several weeks before Christmas, all had delivery dates well in time for Christmas. Long story short, two items ordered on December 5th and with a delivery date of December 18th showed up several days after Christmas. And one item that showed up just in time on Christmas Eve was monogrammed incorrectly and required returning. This fiasco included several calls to the customer service line, several promises for Christmas delivery that were not kept, with no attempt at accommodation just a lot of the word “sorry.” Was I offered compensation or discounts for any of these late or incorrect items? No. They simply shifted blame to their shipping operation. At the end of the day, due to no planning fault of my own, I was down three presents on Christmas day and it seemed like West Elm could care less.

Anything you’re loving or returning right now?