Saks Friends & Family Sale Picks

Has everyone shopped the Saks Friends & Family Sale yet? I initially took a look when the sale launched, but one look at the designer exclusions list and I was too turned off. I couldn’t even think of any designers I’d be interested in that’s actually on sale. Now that the sale is coming to an end, I took another look and discovered a few goodies that are indeed on sale and worth a look. Here are my picks:

Ippolita Wonderland Peacock Ring

Ippolita Wonderland Peacock Ring

Ippolita Bangle Bracelet

Ippolita Bangle Bracelet

Tory Burch Simone Over-the-Knee Boots

Tory Burch Simone Over-the-Knee Boots

Movado Bold Rose Goldtone IP Stainless Steel Bangle Watch

Movado Bold Crystal Bangle Watch

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Sophie Hulme Leopard Print Flap Bag

Sophie Hulme Leopard-Print Flap Bag

Marc Jacobs Baker Watch

Marc by Marc Jacobs Baker Watch

What did you pick up during the sale?

Shopbop Friends & Family Sale Picks

Shopbop just launched their Friends & Family 25% off sale today, and surprisingly, unlike Sak’s Friends & Family sale, there aren’t many exclusions and a lot of great goodies to be had, including a lot that usually don’t go on sale. Definitely a great chance to buy some of those at a pretty good discount. Here are some of my picks:

Madewell Transport Tote – $126 (originally $168)

Madewell Transport Tote

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Madewell Mini Transport Tote – $111 (originally $148)

Madewell Mini Transport Tote

Vita Fede Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet – $281 (originally $375)

Vita Fede Mini Titan Crystal Bracelet

Frye Engineer 12R Boots – $193.5 (originally $258)

Frye Engineer 12R Boots

Meli Melo Thela Bag – $648.75 (originally $865)

Meli Melo Thela Large

Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots – $112.5 (originally $150)

Sorel Joan of Arctic Boots

Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress

Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress

And last but not least…if you’re a skirt + boots kinda girl during the Fall/Winter, now’s the perfect time to stock up on Spanx tights (“Tight End Tights”). These tights are super comfortable, the perfect opacity, and much more durable than most tights. Icing on the cake is they’re actually pretty slimming. Definitely my go-to tights every season it turns cold. At 25% off, they’re only $21 a pop (originally $28). Get them here.

Did I miss anything worth checking out? Let me know!

Cute & Waterproof Boots for Fall/Winter

It’s that time of the year and I’m still on the hunt for the perfect boots to take me through Fall and Winter. Just yesterday as I had to step into the pouring rain in my summer-remnant flip flops, I resolved to find a pair of great-looking, non-rainboot-like boots that can go with all my girly preppy outfits but at the same time keep my feet warm and dry through all the rain and snow of Fall/Winter. I literally did hours of “research” on Zappos last night, so here are my picks. Which ones do you like?

Ugg Simmens

Ugg Simmens Boots

My first thought was to look at Uggs. I don’t care what anyone says, Uggs are my go-to boots in the winter because they are just so damn warm and comfortable. Nothing else comes close. And let’s be real, when you’re shivering in the cold, the last thing you’re thinking about is keeping up your style. I thought if I could find boots that were just as cushy on the inside as Uggs but also weatherproof, that’d be my ideal boots. The Ugg Simmens is it. Plush goodness on the inside, waterproof leather on the outside. They’re also pretty cute; I mean, look at those cute gold buckles! The price is also surprisingly cheap for leather Uggs at just $159.95. Get them here from Zappos.

Sorel Slimboot in Nutmeg

Sorel Slimboot

Sorel was where I looked next, but I didn’t want anything that looked like their famous Joan of Arctic boot. As cute as those are with all their furry goodness, they just look like snow day / rain day boots. Too sporty and casual to match with my usual JCrew-type skirt + cardigan outfits, especially in a work environment. Then I found these Slimboots. Waterproof full grain leather aka best quality leather possible and invincible against nature. Hallelujah! Doesn’t get any better than that. And that nutmeg color is gorgeous; looks so well-oiled and tanned with all that color variation. The price is also not bad at all; get them here from Zappos for $180.

Merrell Captiva Buckle-Down Waterproof Boots

Merrell Captiva Buckle Down Waterproof Boots

These Merrell boots look like normal, cute boots but are made from – again – waterproof full grain leather. Yessss. They also have a ton of cool tech inside to keep these boots breathable and as comfortable as possible, including an air cushion, EVA footbed, and even some odor control. Get them here from Zappos for $200.