Weekend Steals and Deals (August 2014)

I’m still waiting for my shoes to arrive that I purchased on the last day of the Nordstrom sale, but they should be here next week.  I got the Louise et Cie ‘Veronia’ Open Toe BootieEnzo Angiolini ‘Eero’ Leather Boot, and the Franco Sarto ‘Linden’ Leather Bootie.  I will let you know how I like them when they get here and report back on the fit. 🙂
I found some really cute dresses and cardigans to share with you this week and detailed the weekend sales you might be interested in.  Meanwhile, I’ll be catching up on my house cleaning and getting ready for school to start on Wednesday! Yikes!  

Lush Kendal Floral Print Surplice Faux Wrap Dress $46 I Just ordered this in XS- hope it fits!

I’m a big fan of the wrap-dress and Banana Republic does them beautifully, in some cool patterns and at a great price.  They are perfect work-to-dinner options that flatter every body type.  In the winter, I wear them with tights and boots, but for now, sandals or heels. 

Pleated Blouse Dress ($59.88, $129)
Adore this dress that looks like a skirt and shirt combo in creamy neutrals.  The little slits on the side of the skirt are a detail I like too. 
And I found some reasonably-priced cardigan options that will be great for fall and winter.  
Geo Drape Front Cardigan (online only) $58.  This one had sold out previously, but is back in stock.  It’s gotten good reviews, but most people recommended a size smaller than you normally wear.  It seemed like that was the feedback on all of these, actually.  I like it so much, but think it would swallow me, so I got the Frenchi one. 
Woven Heart Geo Pattern Hooded Cardigan $59.  4 Stars with 62 reviews. 
Frenchi Lace Pattern Long Cardigan $54  This is the one I ordered in XS.
Woven Heart Geo Pattern Cardigan $58  This one reminds me drinking lattes in a cafe in the fall!
Woven Heart Print Open Cardigan ($48) I ordered a small in this one (didn’t see the XS option). It didn’t have any reviews, maybe I’ll be the first one! 😉
This jacket got 4 stars with 62 reviews and those who love it said it feels like a sweatshirt, but looks like a jacket.  It’s perfect for looking more pulled together, but still super comfortable.  I ordered regular XS- such a good deal at under $40! 

I would go so far as to say that every woman needs a belt like this in her wardrobe.  I’m surprised how often I reach for mine- it goes with almost everything and gives your outfit an effortless boost of style. 
A whole stack of blingy bangles for only $18!  I like the mix of metal finishes here.
I’m crazy for this mint + gold necklace.  Really cool. 
I have a necklace like this in aqua that I love, but you can’t beat this price- $20!

ANN TAYLOR:  Friends & Family SALE.  40% off your entire purchase.
ANN TAYLOR LOFT:  Extra 50% off SALE styles.  $25 off full-price dresses. 
BANANA REPUBLIC:  25% off your purchase when you sign up for email. FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.
BAUBLE BAR: 15% off for first-time orders.  FREE shipping and easy returns. 
GAP:  30% off regular price styles.  Use code THANKS Ends 8/11.  FREE shipping and FREE returns on orders over $50.
NORDSTROM:  Always FREE shipping & FREE returns
VICTORIA’S SECRET:  $15 off $100; $30 off $150; $75 of $250; $150 off $500.  Use code FALL14.  Ends 8/14.
ZAPPOS:  Order before 1PM PST for FREE next business day shipping on all Clothing. 

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


    1. Thanks for letting me know Kerri. I like writing them- but now I find myself shopping more- having a hard time passing up these deals! 🙂

  1. I love the Kendal dress too. Not sure what size to get though since it is juniors. I bought one of the geometric wrap dresses from BR and something about it was just off. I'm 5'6" and it hit knee level. With the long sleeves, long length and bold pattern it just didn't look that great.

    1. I'll let you know how it works for me- I'm only 5 foot, so we'll see . . . Thanks for sharing your experience- I think the reviews help so much for deciding on what size to order.

  2. Goodness, you found some great deals! Love those necklaces. I cannot WAIT for fall. I'm over this Houston heat and really want to break out the booties and wraps and cardigans. I have a couple of the open cardigans in those prints and they are awesome.

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