Nordstrom’s got some really good stuff marked down right now

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One small upside to this horribleness that we currently find ourselves in is the fact that everybody is having sales, and all sorts of good pieces that wouldn’t normally be marked down are, like Rag & Bone’s truly awesome Slade blazer, which is also available in army green and black cherry.

These Eileen Fisher crop stretch knit pants remind me of Maria Cornejo’s Gaby trousers, and are the ideal non-sweatpant lounging pants.

I tried this Nili Lotan jacket on when I was in Los Angeles and loved it, but thought the price was beyond outrageous. Now it’s a whole lot cheaper—though still by no means cheap.

I’m dying to go for these leather Easthampton pants, also from Nili Lotan.

I love the pattern on the straps of this glazed calfskin tote from Isabel Marant. It’s also marked down in this really good khaki.

I love a dark floral print, and the one on this dress is just so good.

And here is what I think is a very perfect dress for the warmer weather we’ll be having soon.

This vegan leather puffer is another item I’ve been jonesing for for months now.

Such a sharp pinstripe blazer. I like the way it looks styled with a graphic tee, just as shown here.

This suede bag from Rag & Bone is the perfect small-but-not-too-small size.

I have kind of included this sequined hoodie as a goof—it’s the ultimate in glammed-up loungewear—but I also kind of love it.

The zipper neckline adds a touch of edge to this pretty sheath dress from Rachel Comey.

This shearling lined boot looks so cozy, and would be so great for next winter.

I dig the slightly psychedelic print on this nicely flowy dress.

A bunch of you went for this fringe tweed jacket when I featured it a while back, so I thought I’d include it here for those of you who loved it but balked at the price. It looks very Chanel-but-cooler to me.

I own and love Rachel Comey’s Paloma jumpsuit—it’s so excellently slouchy, and is easier to get in and out of than your average jumpsuit.

I think Coach, as a brand, has really lost its way lately, but this bag hearkens back to when they were really on their game.

Such a great retroish print on this button down.

Brand I like: Sundry

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Sundry is designed by a French guy who lives in L.A., and the clothes reflect this dual-citizenship status: they’re easy and casual in very California way, but tomboyishly French as well in a way that’s appealingly gamine. I think this shirtdress is pretty perfect, and it comes in a good navy too.

A sweet, gauzy button-down shirt with a touch of embroidery at the collar.

 

This floral print sweatshirt has appealingly feminine pleated sleeves.

A twist neck tee like this is a nice departure from the same old crewneck.

These are a good, cheaper stand-in for Nili Lotan’s Easthampton pant, and they come in a number of good colors.

A cute little crossover tee that’d be good for camouflaging any unwanted midsection bulk.

A deeply cool, slightly cropped utility jumpsuit that is also really cute in pale pink.

I like the stripe down the side of this semi-sheer white button-down.

I would wear this pintuck blouse all spring if I bought it, which I might.

I know the jury is out for a lot of you guys concerning shorts, but I like the length of this pair.

And finally: a fun shirtdress that could double as a beach cover-up.

 

Let’s check out some indoor shoes

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Something you might not know about me that is kind of gross is that my dog Sammy is incontinent. He wears a diaper whenever he’s indoors, but the diapers are not infallible, and for that reason I always have on shoes when I’m home. But I don’t want to wear the ones I’ve been shlepping all over the neighborhood in—especially now—so I thought it might be fun to look for slippers and other footwear that is suitable for indoor wear. I’ll start with the pair I thought were the chicest: these oiled leather moc clogs from Jenni Kayne.

I owned a pair of Haflinger wool clogs back in the day—they’re a classic among the prep school set—and so I can tell you first-hand that they are desperately comfortable.

I’m betting these Allbirds flats are pretty comfy too; they seem like a good option for the plane too, if any of us ever get back on one on those.

These slides are just kind of fun, with contrasting prints and textures.

I wrote about these Birkenstock clogs over the winter: I bought them and wore them to death. Right now they’re marked down at Shopbop, and while they’re not available in ever size anymore, maybe you’ll get lucky.

 

These mule/clogs are from Denmark (I dig the little flag) and I like how understated they are.

These just look like they’d be easy to slip on, and I like the gray.

These loafers are from M. Gemi—a brand I know some of you swear by—and I think they’re pretty sharp.

I like the slight platform on this slipper—yes, I crave height even when I’m home alone.

A pair of classic Minnetonkas are cool in a 70s-ish way.

 

These might be a little too warm for the weather we’ve been having, but they sure are cute.

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