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My Ultimate Memorial Day Sales Guide: Reader Requests + My Favorite Summer Staples to Score at a Discount!

May 24, 2019

Top Memorial Day Sale Picks

HIII guys! 

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND!

Thanks so much again for being patient while my site was down. Since I wasn’t able to log into the back end of my site either, I wasn’t able to work on ANYTHING while it was down, haha, thus the delay in today’s post, but it’ll definitely be worth the wait!

What are you up to this weekend? We’ll be celebrating our friends Brian and Annie tying the knot tonight and tomorrow, and then heading to the lake on Sunday and Monday! 

Lot’s of sales happening this weekend, so I wanted to create a well curated selection to make navigating the madness a little bit easier! Thanks to all who weighed in on instagram stories with your feedback on what you wanted to see in this post–I hope this is super helpful! 

Let’s jump in 🙂 

Top Memorial Day Sale Picks: 

The best tank dressJust bought this from Madewell and I’ve been meaning to do an entire post on different ways to style it! It’s probably one of the most versatile dresses I own! It’s so cute and feminine and it’s great for a date, but still conservative enough for work! It also looks great with sneakers! 

Linen Midi Dress: One of my favorite dresses I’ve been wearing a ton! Great for travel because it looks good with so many different types of shoes and will keep you cool! See all the ways I styled it here! Runs TTS! 

Linen jumpsuit: I wish so badly I’d had this in Italy–haha! I would’ve worn it every day! Also something that can be dressed up or down–you can even wear it as a cover up over your bathing suit! It’s super loose and breezy and will easily hide all that pasta and pizza you’re eating on vacay! ?Runs big!! 

Leith ruched dress: $46! Another insanely versatile dress–I own the long sleeve version but I’ve heard from SO many of you who got this dress and are in love with it. One of the few dresses that looks great on any body type. It’s also great for bachelorette parties because you can dress it up with heels and it looks sexy enough to go out to a club but you can also dress it down with sneakers and it will look just as adorable! Love love love this dress–snap it up ASAP–comes in lot’s of colors! Sizing: Go up a size if you don’t want it tight, and order your normal size if you want it form fitting like the model. 

Linen cardigan: The perfect layer for the office or for summer travel! 

Button-front linen tank: At $20, this might be the best steal of all! A great layering piece that can work for so many occasions–dress it up with jeans and heels for date night, layer it under a cardigan for work, or wear it with shorts on vacation! Comes in lot’s of colors! 

Madewell tie-front sweater tankAnother that can be worn for so many occasions! Such a cute summer top! Only $29! 

Lou + Grey linen pants: A fantastic summer wardrobe staple for everyone! Perfect for work (they aren’t as casual as most linen pants, so you can totally dress them up for the office!) but also so cute to wear to happy hour on the patio, or on vacation! 

J.Crew Perfect Striped TeeI own this tee in a bunch of colors–the best chic tees. I love that they’re a little bit nicer material and a more snug cut, so they’re more feminine and easy to dress up to wear to the office! 

Tie Front Shorts: Another great summer staple! Cute, feminine, cool, not too short, not tight! Come in lot’s of colors! 

Zella Leggings: No idea how these aren’t sold out yet!! $35!! Buy multiple pairs!! Such great leggings–AND this pair has pockets big enough for your phone! 

Paperbag waist, not too short linen shortsAnother crazy steal–$27 for these shorts!! They come in lot’s of colors and are double-lined, so you don’t have to worry about them being see through! 

My favorite Memorial Day sales by retailer: 

Nordstrom: Memorial Day Sale Event! Up to 50% off! 

Lord & Taylor: 40% off with code HOLIDAY! 

Loft: 40% off with code FINALLY!

J.Crew: 40% off with code SHOP40! 

Madewell: 20% off all dresses + Sandals with code PERFECTPAIR! 

Note: If you want more Madewell on sale, definitely hit up Nordstrom’s sale–they have a ton of Madewell stuff marked down! 

Wayfair: Up to 70% off–crazy Memorial Day Deals! 

Lot’s of you looking for home decor/furniture deals–so definitely check these out! 

Nordstrom Rack: Clear the rack sale! 25% off! 

Shopbop: 40% off–tons of markdowns! 

Baublebar: So many cute styles marked down!

If you’ve been looking for jewelry of any kind, I LOVE Baublebar. That’s where so many of my earrings are from! 

Uniqlo: Lot’s of mark downs!

I really don’t take advantage of Uniqlo like I should!! They have so many amazing deals–tons of you rave about their amazing staples! I especially think their linen button downs seem like amazing staples and are on sale for UNDER $20!! 

Shop By Category–Reader Requests: 

I asked you guys on Instagram stories what requests you had for this round up and what you were looking to buy on sale this weekend, so here is some direction based on your feedback! ??

Dresses, dresses, dresses!

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The linen midi I’m wearing above is marked down to $35! (Also comes in plus size!) 

Lot’s of requests for dresses–from dresses under $50, Bra strap friendly, Rehearsal Dinner friendly, Bachelorette appropriate, great for travel! Here are my reccos for dresses: 

I’d say, definitely go to Lord + Taylor’s sale. Fun fact: I think Lord + Taylor has the best dress selection anywhere online, and they ALWAYS have crazy awesome sales. When you’re shopping for any dress–look here first! They have a ton of dresses under $50, evening and formal dresses, cocktail dresses, and casual dresses!

Also, all Madewell dresses are 20% off right now as well! I just got this olive tiered maxi and I LOVE IT so much. I’m actually wearing it to our friends rehearsal dinner this weekend! 

I also love this beautiful blue wrap dress on sale at J.Crew–it reminds me the one that Rachel McAdams wore in The Notebook! 

Summer sandals–both flats and heels! 

One of my fave pairs of summer heels–comfy, go with everything, and marked down to $59! 

Above: One of my fave pairs of summer heels–comfy, go with everything, and marked down to $59! 

Check out Nordstrom’s sale shoes, Lord + Taylor sale shoes, and Madewell for 20% all their sandals!

For wedges, my favorite Treasure + Bond espadrille wedges are on sale for 35% off

For comfortable, versatile, classic sandals, Madewell is definitely the place to go! These sandals would be PERFECT for a summer trip (I wore a pair just like them everywhere in Italy) and they have amazing reviews about being super comfy and moulding to your feet! 

For super comfy, budget-friendly slip on slides–I own these Treasure + Bond slides and LOVE them. On sale for $39! They also go with everything! I wore them in this post

Looking for great neutral wedding heels? These Sam Edelman sandals have insane reviews and are on sale! They’re sleek, minimal, and best of all–the perfect height! 

Summer workwear staples! 

For work pants: J.Crew’s Peyton pants are marked down–they’re wide leg crop and stretch linen–SO CUTE and still professional and cool!

Work AND weekend pants: These Lou + Grey linen pants on sale at LOFT are really great because they don’t have a drawstring like a lot of linen pants, they have a tie-waist, so they can be dressed up for the office or dressed down for vacation! 

The best all purpose dress that works for the office, too: This button-front shift from Madewell (20% off!)–I got it a few weeks ago and I’ve already worn it so many times. It’s really versatile, comfy, cool, and still beautiful and feminine. It’s also conservative enough for most office environments! 

Linen button downs: The key to looking professional, stylish, and COOL in the summer–the linen button down. One of my favorite brands, Treasure & Bond, has one marked down to $34! Uniqlo also has linen button downs for $20!! 

Layers for the chilly office AC: I love Nordstrom’s Halogen brand, which has a few great workwear staples on sale–like this linen cardigan (perfect for chilly office AC and cool nights at the beach!) I also love this tweed jacket that is professional but gives a fun pop of color! 

Super layer-able tanks: Like this slinky silk shell from J.Crew, or this button-front silk camisole from LOFT. Wear them under a cardigan for the office, or with a pair of shorts outside the office! 

Versatile vacation essentials:

 FAVORITE SUITCASE OF ALL TIME reduced to under $200 on Amazon!

I just found my FAVORITE SUITCASE OF ALL TIME reduced to under $200 on Amazon! There are few things I own that I love as much as this suitcase–it holds so much stuff–and is SO cute. It’s a hard case and wipes clean easily (with hot water and sponge or Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!) 

Shorts: Comfortable (not too tight, not too short), versatile shorts are a must for vacation–check out this pair ($41!) and this pair ($27!) from Nordstrom and this tie waist linen pair from LOFT. 

Two favorite linen essentials I’ve worn on the blog lately are marked down: This linen midi and this linen jumpsuit. Both classic, stylish, and best of all–they keep you cool! You can dress them up AND dress them down–from exploring all day to dinner at night! 

These Lou + Grey linen pants I mentioned above for work would also be ideal for travel! 

Looking for great summer tees on sale? (Obvi a travel essential!) J.Crew’s linen blend v-neck pocket tank is on sale, as well as their striped Perfect Tee–I own them in tons of colors! My favorite striped tees! 

Swimwear! 

Nordstrom Swimsuit + Cover-Up Try On!

J.Crew has a TON of swim marked down! Their suits are always SO cute. Nordstrom also has quite a few really cute suits marked down–including my FAVORITE white one piece from Becca! (Above) It also comes in black. (LOVE the brand–shop all their on-sale suits here!) 

That’s all, guys! I hope you have a happy, relaxing, and safe long weekend! Make sure to take a moment in remembrance of our troops, who made it possible for us to live the fortunate life we do today with so many freedoms we often take for granted, and enjoy this holiday with family and friends! ❤️

xoxo

Jess 

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