What to Buy: Saks Friends & Family

The Saks Friends & Family Sale just launched, with 25% off new arrivals! Also, Nordstrom is price matching. All my favorite MOTHER denim is included, as well as favorite wardrobe items from PAIGE, FRAME, RAILS, and more!

There is no minimum spending threshold, so this is one of the best sales on this season’s premium denim. Prices are as marked, and be sure to use code FREESHIP for free standard shipping & returns. (Returns are free, but you only have 30 days.)

jeans (29) // button-up (S) //  clogs (not on sale) (8) // older bag

I expect things to “sell out” quickly – they’ll probably be restocked after the sale, but if you want something, I’d grab it in two sizes now. It’s always better to have both sizes to compare, especially with denim purchases.

Let’s start with denim. These are the most worn jeans in my closet – totally worth the splurge, especially when you can get them on sale.

MOTHER The Dazzler in Riding The Cliffside are my go-to slim straight ankle jeans in a versatile mid-indigo denim wash. As with all MOTHER denim, they’re soft and stretchy and mold to your body in the best possible way, but they don’t bag out or lose their shape. Size up if in between.

jeans (29) // top (1 = small) // shoes (39) // earrings (use code 60Jo-Lynne for 60% off)

I also noticed The Tomcat in a similar wash to the pair I have. These are a little wider and shorter than The Dazzler.

similar MOTHER The Tomcat (29) // top (1 = small) // sneakers (39) // earrings (use code 60Jo-Lynne for 60% off)

MOTHER The Insiders in Dancing On Coals are a crop bootcut with a moderately high rise and a frayed step hem. They have distressing at the knees and on the rear pockets, for a lived-in laidback vibe.

These are TTS, or you can size down if in between. And if you don’t like all the distressing, they also come in a cleaner medium indigo wash called Girl Crush.

jeans (29) (also on sale at Nordstrom) // tee (S) // similar slides on sale // similar tote here or here // sunnies

MOTHER The Insider in Fairest Of Them All is the same step hem frayed hem crop bootcut style, in a clean white wash.

I love these for casual summer looks, and they look great with sneakers and flat sandals because of the cropped length. You might also like these in the inky black wash they call Not Guilty

jeans (29) // Lazy Lake Days tee (older) // similar slides

MOTHER The Hustler in Au Revoir are an ankle-length flare in a really nice light blue wash with fading on the thighs. They have a slightly higher rise and longer inseam than the Insiders above, so they’re ideal for heels and booties.

With these jeans, you’ll probably want to size down. Also, this RAILS sweater is part of the sale, and Nordstrom is price matching!

jeans (29) // sweater (S) // similar boots // earrings

(A similar denim option in the sale is the PAIGE Claudine in Swap Meet. I have a pair of the Paige Claudine in black, and they’re great jeans as well.)

MOTHER Hustler in Fairest Of Them All is the same ankle-length flare in a clean white wash. With these, I would recommend sizing up if in between.

jeans (29) (also on sale at Nordstrom) // blouse (S) // sandals (7.5) // bag

The Hustler is also on sale in Not Guilty (an inky black wash) and Home Movies (nice for a darker wash.)

MOTHER The Weekender in A Groovy Kind Of Love are a similar wash to the ones I have (which is called Wet My Plants – no, that is not a typo!)

These are my favorite bootcut jeans. I also have the Fog (pictured below.) They have a 31″ inseam and a 10″ rise, so perfect with a heel! Also, the RAILS Charli stripe button-up I’m wearing here is also included in the Saks sale.

jeans (29) // button-up (S) // tank (M) // slides (7.5) // earrings 

MOTHER The Weekender in Fog is the same bootcut style in a shade of beige they’re calling Fog, and the RAILS Ellis button-up I’m wearing here is also included in the Saks sale, plus Nordstrom is price matching. (Mine is the Indigo.)

jeans// button-up (also on sale at Nordstrom) (S) //  clogs (also at Zappos) (8) // old Tory Burch shoulder bag // sunnies (similar for less) // necklace (25% off) // earringsbracelet & ring c/o (60% off with 60Jo-Lynne)

The Weekender is also available in Fairest Of Them All, although sizes are selling out quickly.

MOTHER The Roller High Waist Wide Leg Jeans in Let’s Trip are sold out at Saks, BUT I did find them for $180 at Mother.com. (Original retail is $258.)

jeans on sale at Nordstrom and Mother.com (28) // shirt (S) // shoes (7.5) // earrings // bracelet c/o (60% off with 60Jo-Lynne)

These are such a fun way to participate in the current trend of wider silhouettes. They’re still fitted at the hip and into the thigh so they read more like a really wide flare. I finally wore them out and about last week, and I got several compliments. You’ll want to size down in these; I have the 28.

jeans on sale at Nordstrom and Mother.com (28) // sweater (S) //  clogs (also at Zappos) (8) // earrings

MOTHER The Rambler in Fairest Of Them All is a wide straight-leg jean in a fresh ankle length (the inseam is 28″). I’ll have more on these in this week’s try-on haul, but I quickly grabbed a picture for this post. I take a 28 in these, and they also come in a blue denim wash called Bucket List.

jeans (28) // sweater (M) // sandals (8) (also at Zappos)

There are more MOTHER jeans in the Saks sale, but those are the ones that jumped out of me.

I also noticed the PAIGE Anessa that I just started wearing is included. These are really nice for a crop wide leg style, and they’re TTS, or size down if in between.

jeans (28 but prefer 29) // shirt (S) // jacket (S) // sandals (8)

SIZING NOTES: I tried both and kept the 28, but I think I should have probably gone with the 29. These are snug around the waistband, which is where I carry extra weight, and PAIGE jeans don’t stretch out much. They’re very soft and comfortable, though. Just be sure to get your best size.

And my PAIGE Jolie slim cargo pants are in this sale too! Definitely size down one in these.

pants (28) // top (S) // sandals (8) // older belt // sunnies

Okay, moving away from denim…

The RAILS Ellis I showed above in Indigo comes in lots of colors. I’m wearing Malibu Pink here. This shirt is so luxe and soft, really nice quality, and a classic style you can wear for years. Also, I just noticed that Nordstrom is price matching!

And again, these MOTHER The Roller are on sale at Mother.com. You’ll want to size down in these; I have the 28.

shirt (S) // jeans (28) (more sizes, $103!!!) // slides (7.5)

And the RAILS Charli stripe button-up I featured in this post is included, too, as is the AGOLDE Parker Long Short with Cuff in a slightly different wash.

shirt (S) // tank // similar shorts // slides (8) // earrings 

In fact, all the AGOLDE Parker Shorts are included! These are very popular, but also on the shorter side, I realize.

This is the original AGOLE Parker Vintage Cutoff Shorts in Swapmeet, and they also have the longer (4″) version. And my Splendid Kate v-neck tee is included, as well! I’ve had this tee for at least 5 years, and it’s still one of my favorites. Super soft and comfortable.

shorts (28) // tee (M) // older sandals

FIT TIPS: Size up in the tee, but size down in the shorts.

There are a few sizes left in my Splendid Joella sleeveless shift dress too! It’s TTS; I have the small.

Phew! I think that hits the highlights. Let me know if you have any questions about fit and sizing, and I’m happy to help! If in doubt, order both and return the one that doesn’t work.

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18 Responses

  1. I can vouch for the Splendid Kate tee, have that same one and it is the softest one ever. Well, I put that Rails stripe blouse in my bag and will ponder over it a little while before I place my order, just love how it makes the outfit. Do you recall where you got the white gauze blouse featured on the post “handbags every women wants and needs”, i like the shorter looking length.

    1. Nancy, You’ll love the white gauze top. I purchased it last year when Jo-Lynne styled it and love it. It wears and washes good….I lay mine out to dry and I plan to wear it this Spring and Summer too.

      1. So funny, our comments crossed! Agree! I always wash it on gentle/cold and hang to dry with a gentle shaping. It’s been a fun top to have & no worries about wrinkling on a trip!!

  2. Cute outfits especially the ecru jeans and navy top. I also like the pink shirt. I’m really loving the button shirts this year.

  3. It is definitely the time to get premium denim while they are 25% off ! I have the Mother Skimp Roller in Fairest of Them All in my cart; however, the inseam is 31 inches so I am afraid they could be a bit long. If I recall, I think my other Roller jeans have a 30 inch inseam. I did purchase over the weekend the Frame Palazzo cropped jean in white…..the inseam on them is 29 inches (which I think will be better for Birks and other sandals this summer). The Frame website also has 25% F&F discount.

  4. I want to buy some Mother Jeans but we don’t have any good stores where I’m located and so I buy everything online! Best fit for a true pear shape? Wider hips/booty, tiny waist! Thanks!

  5. I love sales! Thanks for keeping us updated. And I just love this post with all the jeans. My favorite are the weekender although I have never bought mother jeans as the price seems so high. Definitely a good time to try.

  6. Hi! Loved the denim review. I clicked on the link for the Mother Roller wide leg jeans that were $103, but I only saw them at full price (unless the link was taking me to the wrong place). I’m looking at 2pm, sometimes prices change quickly which is frustrating! I have not tried Mother jeans yet (AG is my favorite!!), and love that they are made in the USA. Some ladies want to stop buying clothing made in China, only USA-made, but don’t want to pay the higher price. Enjoy the sunshine today!

  7. Hi Jo-Lynne! I just want to confirm that you got “credit” for my big YSL purchase from Saks??? Thank you for your continual influence in my closet! 😉 xo Amy

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