Happy Weekend! It’s a rare Saturday post from me, so you know I’ve got something worth saying! Hahaha! 😂
It may be hard to believe, but we’ve just about hit the middle of the year! (Fun trivia fact: The day smack in the middle of the calendar year is actually July 2.), and all of your favorite brands are having semi-annual sales and marking down tons of wear-now styles, big time. And we all know what happens right after July 4th…the back-to-school retail push begins in earnest! It may be ridiculous 🤦♀️, but it’s the truth of the matter!
But first, this outfit! Have you figured out your July 4th look yet? I’ve noticed lately that people are getting a lot more creative with their patriotic looks! Have you noticed that too? Gone are the days when people slapped on a red and white striped shirt and some jeans shorts and rolled out the door, amirite? Now, everyone’s a bit more inventive! Today I’m sharing a fun red, white, and blue look with you, plus, I wanted to give you the lowdown on the serious sales that are going on (and in some cases extending beyond) this weekend.
Blue Floral Shorts (Under $15 right now and a few sizes remaining!) | Red Tank Top (26% off!) | White Jeans Jacket (25% off!) | Red Sneakers (Unfortunately, these never go on sale.) | White Acrylic Monogram Necklace | Red Kendra Scott Earrings
These high waist blue floral shorts look and feel way more expensive than they are! They have a 4″ inseam, which is just about perfect for most midlife women. I love that the zipper is on the side, ensuring smooth lines in the front! There aren’t any belt loops, so these would look cute with your shirt tucked or untucked.
Okay, y’all, it’s time to get serious. I need to tell it to you like it is.: If you don’t have a white denim jacket in your closet, you need one. (Um, I don’t say stuff like that very often, but I mean it!) It is one of those classic wardrobe pieces that never goes out of style and that you’ll find yourself reaching for again and again. This one is lightly distressed and slightly fitted through the body for a flattering look.
My red sneakers are by Allbirds. They modestly bill themselves as the “World’s Most Comfortable Shoes,” and I have to agree. I own several and wear them every chance I get! If you order, pay attention to their size guidelines! These Wool Runners run a little small, and the Tree Runners run a little big.
An Upcoming Sale to Note
The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is right around the corner, so you might want to mark your calendars! Why is this sale such a big deal? It features all new fall and winter merchandise at up to 40% off. Here are the key dates to note:
Tuesday, July 9th – Nordstrom cardholders with Icon status can shop in-store only.
Thursday, July 11th – Nordstrom cardholders with Icon or Ambassador status can shop in-store and online.
Friday, July 12th – Early Access opens online and in store for Nordstrom cardholders. If you don’t have a Nordstrom credit card, you can still apply for one and gain access to shop the sale early. Often many of the most sought-after items sell out during this early access period, and they’re not restocked! If you apply now, they’re offering a $60 Nordstrom note, which spends like cash.
Friday, July 19th – Sale opens to the public, in-store and online.
I’ll be sailing the ocean blue 🚢 in Greece during that time, and trying not to embarrass myself by breaking out into all of the songs from Mamma Mia 😂, so I won’t be posting, but I wanted you to have the dates in case you want to make plans.
The first LTK Day is coming up this Sunday, June 23. You may remember that I mentioned it to you last week. At the time, I thought it was going to be awesome, but I’ve since changed my mind and actually decided not to participate. Here’s why.
- It’s only available to those who have the LiketoKnow.it app.
- It features a minimal number of brands. (Like, only eleven!)
- Most of the brands are also offering sales on their websites that are just as good or better than those in the app.
- Many of the brands have placed multiple exclusions on the merchandise they’re offering.
- I think the other sales going on this weekend are wayyyyy better!
Since this is the first year of the LTK Day sale, I’m hoping next year more brands will participate, and the deals will be better.
Best Weekend Sales
Here are the best sales and discounts at all of your favorite stores all in one convenient place! The best deals this weekend are with any brands that are having Semi-Annual Sales (like TORY BURCH and BROOKS BROTHERS.) Trust me on this one! I track these things (Yes, I’ll admit, it’s a weird hobby! 🤣) and I can tell you that the discounts are outstanding, especially on items that are already on sale and are now reduced further. I think the best deals this weekend are at ANN TAYLOR, LOFT, BANANA REPUBLIC FACTORY, MARK & GRAHAM (a classy gift brand that rarely has sales), and TORY BURCH.
Click the PINK links below to go straight to the sites, and be sure to use the discount codes I’m sharing to get the best deals.
J.JILL | 30% off tops, tees, and cardis.
LOFT | 50% off full-price tops & beach faves + 40% off almost everything else.
TARGET | BOGO 50% off swimsuits, dresses, shorts, and sandals!
I hope you find some good deals this weekend and that you enjoy the warm weather and time with your favorite peeps! Bob and I are going to be busy packing for our upcoming cruise! (Details on that next week along with a post on 20 earrings under $20 and the five stretches every woman over 50 should be doing!) xoxo
Photos by Megan Weaver.