Try-On Haul + Weekend Sale Picks

It’s slim pickin’s today, folks! I just haven’t been ordering much, and what I have ordered takes an age to come in. So I’ll share the try-ons that I have, and some of my sale picks for the weekend — mostly things I’ve already featured, but a few things I have on order as well.

SIZING NOTES: I’m 5’5″ and 135 pounds, with a slight hourglass shape. I typically wear a 6/28 in pants/jeans, a small in tops, a small or 6 in dresses/jumpsuits, and size 8 shoe.


J.Crew Saturday sneakers with leopard calf hair detail $98 (or $59.97 at Nordstrom Rack)

I ordered these sneakers from J.Crew a couple of months ago. They were backordered, but I loved them and decided they were worth the wait. (This was before I got my P448 pair with the leopard detail.)

Well, they finally arrived this week, and I absolutely love them! They have the look of a Stan Smith, but the leopard calf hair trim and contrasting black laces really take them up a notch.

Plus, they’re leather inside and out, so they look and feel far more luxe than Adidas. They’re not quite on par with my Vince sneakers, as far as the quality of the leather, but they’re a great value for the price. I also found a few sizes on sale at Nordstrom Rack!

I ordered the 8 and the 8.5, and the 8 fit perfectly, so they’re true to size, or size down if in between.

also wearing: Vuori hoodie (size S) with Lululemon racerback tank and Lululemon Align joggers (size 6)

Eileen Fisher Viv Wedge Sandals $210 $105 (50% off)

These sandals finally came in, and I love them! These are supportive and comfortable enough to walk miles in, but also stylish to complement your favorite casual outfits.

I would say they run TTS; my usual 8 fits length-wise, but they’re a little loose on my feet. I think those of you with higher arches and wider feet will like these a lot!

They’re also 50% off for a limited time!!! 

also wearing: Sanctuary Tiffany Top with Rag & Bone Cate skinnies

LOFT Rib Striped Wrap $69.50 (40% OFF + EXTRA 15% OFF!)

This rib stripe wrap is such a nice outfit completer piece! It’s soft and drapey, and the subtle texture to the knit is such a nice detail.

I love the dolman half sleeves and high side slits.

The fabric is 60% acrylic, 40% nylon, and it’s machine washable. It also comes in black and olive green. I’m wearing the XS/S, for reference.

also wearing: Ann Taylor mixed jersey tank (up to 60% off) with Rag & Bone Cate skinnies (40% off) and Eileen Fisher Viv sandals (50% off)

Weekend Sale Picks

The Sanctuary Tiffany Top (pictured above) is 55% off at Nordstrom, but very low inventory. I also found it at Zappo’s for 10% off. Hey, every little bit helps!

It’s equally cute with blue and white denim, and it runs TTS; I have the small.

also wearing: Madewell white skinnies and Marc Fisher sandals – 63% off at Nordstrom Rack

LOFT is doing 40% off + an extra 15% that with code XOXO, and this popular knit button down top was restocked.

This top also comes in a pretty silvery grey and a sage green, and it’s available in petite and plus sizes! I’m wearing the regular size small.

Here’s how it looks untucked… it kind of cuts me in half when worn this way, but since the outfit is pretty much monochromatic, and the black shoes bookend the look, I don’t think it matters so much.

And this reader-favorite LOFT Chevron Stripe V-Neck Top is back in stock in all sizes.

This top is so flattering and easy to wear; I love it and was so happy to see it restocked! It also comes in a pretty red that a lot of readers like.

Those who have tried it report that it runs big; I’m in my usual small, but if in doubt, size down.

My AG The Prima Ankle Cigarette Jeans in the deep Blue Above are 55% off at Nordstrom and fully stocked! That brings them down to $89.

This deep blue wash is really pretty for a change. These have a 9″ rise, and they’re cut with a looser fit around the ankles than typical skinnies.

also wearing: Tory Burch Howell Court Sneakers

Here’s how I styled them for a dressier look with this LOFT Floral V-Neck Mixed Media Shell. It’s also marked down, but only a few sizes are left.

Also at LOFT, this shirttail open cardigan is a good one.

And this petal sleeve mixed media top is so pretty.

I’m currently waiting on an order with these goodies:

Ann Taylor is doing 60% off 3+ full-price items, 50% off 2 full-price items, and 40% off 1 full-price item. That includes these popular sage green jeans.

Here are a few more styling ideas for them…

With a dark denim jacket (40% off) and a white tee (50% off + extra 10% off). This dark denim shows how pairing navy with mint could be a pretty option too.

With a hoodie and sneakers

And a similar look with a plain white sweatshirt (Wildfox brand – sold out but avail on ebay) and the same sneakers

That linen moto is included in the sale, and I love these earrings too. They’re lightweight and comfortable, but they really pack a punch — I especially like how they show in my dark hair.

My woven straw clutch has been restocked as well; I know a few of you had trouble getting this. And this embossed cuff bracelet is a pretty one!

My linen cardigan and this gorgeous sage sheath are also included.

As is this kelly green stitched split neck sheath.

Nordstrom has so many markdowns, I don’t know where to start.

My Rag & Bone Cate skinnies are 40% off. I really like the 27″ inseam on these; that’s hard to find.

These Kut from the Kloth crop straight jeans are back, and 40% off.

My favorite denim jacket is now 50% off. I take a small in this one.

The Kut from the Kloth Helena is 40% off in the white and the dark blue, and it also comes in petite sizes. I take a medium in this one.

Here it is in the white.

My Vince slip-on sneakers are 50% off at Nordstrom.

also wearing: AG Prima from last year’s #NSale (not on sale)

I’ve had this Raffia Tote for a couple years and I love it. The best part is, it packs up flat, so it’s great for travel. It was my go-to beach bag for pool and beach. It’s 50% off right now!

J.Crew is doing 40 – 60% off dressy-ish styles this weekend, and the J.Crew vintage cotton v-neck t-shirt that I’m wearing here is 42% off, which brings it down to $17. (also wearing: ikat shorts – sold out – and Maui Jim Mele sunnies)

This J.Crew Striped boatneck tee is a great closet staple, and it’s 40% off.

The fit and quality is on point, and runs true to size; I have it in a small. (also wearing: Gap 3″ mid rise distressed shorts ($35 on sale + 25% off with code MORE) and Tory Burch Howell court sneakers)

Here’s what I’m ordering:

Saks has up to $300 off your full-price purchase: Spend $250, get $50 off, Spend $500, get $125 off, Spend $750, get $200 off, Spend $1000, get $300 off with code SPRINGSF.

Also get 10% off Beauty. FYI, shipping is always free at Saks with code FREESHIP, and they also offer Shoprunner.

That includes my Veja sneakers (but you have to add on to your order to get to the $250 threshhold.)

And these Paige joggers and Vince sneakers.

And these Vince wedge slides… SO comfortable and luxe!

And these AG Farrah skinnies. SO good.

Both Saks and Neimans has my Vince Hazen sandals marked 30% off, and Zappo’s has them for 20% off.

I still haven’t decided if I’m keeping the black or brown.

And Talbots is doing 50% off one regular price item and 40% off everything else with code MOM. Shipping is free over $100. Here are my top picks:

I’m sure there’s more, but this should hit the highlights!

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27 thoughts on “Try-On Haul + Weekend Sale Picks

  1. Am I the only one that thinks the Eileen Fisher sandals look like Ace bandages wrapped around your foot? UG-LY!! Other cute picks in this post though!

  2. Good Morning,
    I love your long white pendant necklace! Is it new? Just wondering where it’s from(?)

    Thanks and have a great day!

  3. I LOVE those Vince snakeskin wedges!  Would you wear those in the summer with shorts, or are they too “heavy” for shorts?  TIA for your advice!  🙂  

      1. I found them on Nordstrom’s website for 18% off (I used your Nordstrom link before I bought them….).  I snatched them up because their inventory was “low”.  I’d still love to see a photo of you styling them with a pair of shorts.  If you post it on Insta, let me know and I’ll look there.  Thank you!!!

  4. I love the Eileen Fisher sandals, and at 50% off, I’m extra glad I took the chance.  I also ordered the BlankNYC draped jacket in the gray and blush (for the price, I couldn’t resist). Both are great completer pieces. 

  5. I remember trying on the Eileen Fisher sandals last year. I’d gone in to try a couple of other pairs of sandals, and the Nordstrom associates always *helpfully* bring over one or two more pairs of expensive shoes/sandals, ;-), and she brought those over. Loved them, but just couldn’t spend that much on sandals. I’m tempted with the 50% off, but I just got my second pair of P448s yesterday (at a fantastic 40% off!), so I think I’ll pass. 😀

    1. Nice deal on the P448s. Which pair did you get? They seem to be sold out almost everywhere. I’m always trying to link similar since mine are almost gone, and I can’t find much.

      1. I got a pair of black sparkly ones w/ turquoise laces. 😀 The funny thing is, I ordered both size 35 and 36, since I feel like my current pair, which is size 36 are a little long. However, I wonder if the 35s are mismarked, because they feel *exactly* like both pairs of 36s…the pair that I ordered, and the pair I already have. They’re still very comfortable, but I do feel like they have to be laced fairly snugly. I wore them for a 2 1/2 mile walk with my dogs today, and they were super comfortable. So the slightly longer length doesn’t bother me in that regard.

        1. Btw, my first pair is that same pair that you have, which you’d linked awhile back), and I LOVE them.

  6. I’m so excited!! I just ordered the Vince snakeskin sneakers for 50% off! Thanks for sharing!

  7. When you first showed the Vince wedge slides, I was on the fence. Even at the sale price, I had never spent THAT much on a sandal. I am not a snakeskin fan (yet) but I did like the beige ones. I put it on my wish list to think about. Well, I took too long and my size ran out. I started looking around on the website and found them in black and cream for the same price. Nothing like FOMO to galvanize me into making a decision. I purchased the cream and they arrived the other day. Oh my goodness, you did not exaggerate the softness of the leather or the comfort.  It was love at first wear!  If anyone else is sitting on the fence,  go ahead and order a pair!  You can always  return them if you don’t like them or feel they are worth it. These will receive a lot of use and bring the cost per wear way down.  Thank you, Jo-Lynne!  

    1. I am so glad you got them!!! Right? Aren’t they so luxe? That is how the sneakers feel too, by the way. I love his shoes. I do like those solid colors… I was debating them since I’m returning the leopard (only b/c I have the leopard print in the sneakers.)

  8. Well, I think that this post was packed full of awesome things!  There’s a couple pair of sandals that I really like.  I hope y’all are having nice weather, like we are.  I got the yard mowed after using the weed eater all the way around the yard.  I was definitely not a fashion statement before or afterwards.

  9. I ordered lots from Loft to take advantage of some of their good sales but like you said, it’s taking longer than usual  to process orders and I still have wait to wait for our stay at home orders to be lifted before I can wear them anyway. 
    I like the necklace in the pic with the loft wrap, and would be interested in knowing where it’s from? Of course, the one thing you don’t link…lol 

  10. Love how you have shown what you have placed on order. Helps me to plan my coming order too and for items to not sell out before you feature on the blog.  Please consider keeping that on your future posts too. 🤗

  11. Are the Vince Hazen sandals comfortable? Our local morning news show did a fashion segment today on sandal trends and the girl said everybody needs a pair of white sandals this summer. She showed a variety of styles and price ranges and they do look so cute with all the outfits they showed from jeans, dresses, shorts, the new wide leg pants and jeans. I was wondering if you had thought about a “white sandal” post in the future? 😊 Two weeks with Ozzy! Wow, the time goes fast when busy! 

      1. I’m thinking of ordering the TB Millers in white as well as the Sam Edelman Bay slide sandals in white. Do you have links? 

  12. Hi Jolynne
     I am responding rather late and have just been catching up on your posts, which are very thoughtful and sensitive.  The photos of your lovely family and pets today was truly lovely.  Things are very similar over here in St Albans – we have lovely spaces for walks and the weather has been gorgeous!  Your posts are a wonderful escape and it is so important to keep up our standards even when isolating – good grooming is a way of life and not just for show!!  You do always look beautiful and are an inspiration to us all.  Very much appreciated so pleeeese keep up your good work! 😘 Jane 

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