Best bets (for under $150) from the Net a Porter sale

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I usually wait a while to post about this luxury site’s sale, because I want prices to drop a bit more precipitously, which they now have. The only drawback to this strategy is that not everything is available anymore in every size, and because of that, I made this post extra-long, so hopefully there’ll be something for everyone. Also for some reason there’s lots of good leisure wear, like these nifty track pants, so make of that what you will.

This fringed striped tunic is kind of a perfect combination of preppy and boho.

A track jacket that’d look great layered under a puffer.

The color combination on this tie-dye button-down is really sophisticated somehow.

A cute wool blend jacket in ever-versatile grey.

I like the wide neckline of this James Perse hoodie, and the pretty lavender hue.

I’d wear this cotton poplin maxi-dress as a beach cover-up.

A snappy weather-resistant shell jacket.

Just a good pair of straight leg jeans with a blessedly low rise.

This cotton jersey half-zip sweatshirt is exactly what I feel like wearing during this weird time.

A pretty satin cami for wearing under sheer tops, or with a cardigan or blazer.

These pink jeans are just sort of delightful.

A Nili Lotan hoodie that looks quite excellently broken in.

The retroish-ness of this Alexa Chung sweater appeals, as does the unexpected color combination.

A ribbed wool sweater that would be aces with off-white jeans.

I always like a black floral, and this one from Isabel Marant Etoile is really, really good.

This might just be the Platonic ideal of a zipper hoodie—pared-down, chic, and nicely proportioned.

It’s not really khakis season, but these high-waisted pants will be perfect come spring.

An elegant cropped turtleneck sweater that I’d wear with high-waisted trousers.

A gorgeous pintuck shirt from Nili Lotan.

I very much like the print on this silk skirt, and the length is exactly perfect.

Another pair of straight leg jeans, in an excellent charcoal hue.

 

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23 Thoughts on Best bets (for under $150) from the Net a Porter sale
    Mamavalveeta03
    18 Jan 2022
    6:07pm

    Perhaps Net-a-Porter has an in with the CDC and they got a heads up that the pandemic is winding down, so we won’t be needing leisure pants anymore? OK. Wishful thinking….

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    Jax
    18 Jan 2022
    5:59pm

    Got the Ninety Percent half zip (when is it a quarter zip, when a half zip?) sweatshirt, as I’m kinda obsessed with that type of pullover (sweat or sweater) these days, as long as they’re not too horribly cropped. The neck detail is nice for work video calls. I’d already gotten a nice, thick and warm Alex Mill fleece pullover and hoping this can be a good addition to that.

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    cw
    18 Jan 2022
    6:24pm

    I overheard some ladies raving about facial/cosmetic acupuncture. I didn’t even know that was a thing. After listening to this most recent EIF podcast (which was excellent) I thought the subject might make a good future podcast.

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    Anne-Marie
    18 Jan 2022
    2:17pm

    The Norma Kamali track jacket has a matching shell which you can see in the online styling pic–also on sale. Got a set for my daughter and another for my daughter-in-law, cute 20-somethings who will pair them with wide black track pants or faded black wide leg jeans, I’m sure. I’m on a 1-year no buy for myself, so guess who’s reaping the results of my shopping?? lol

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      Heather
      18 Jan 2022
      3:54pm

      Ooh, I love the idea of a one-year no-buy! I am setting a goal of 3 months, but doing a year is really appealing.

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        Anne-Marie
        19 Jan 2022
        12:09pm

        Heather, it’s the right move for me. I’m on a no-buy for both color cosmetics and clothing. I have plenty of both, enough to keep me creatively busy mixing and matching for a year. Trying to cultivate a mindset of abundance, and to be more mindful of the clothing industry’s impact on the planet when it comes to my wardrobe. (However, the way I buy things for my girls, the habit change isn’t making as much of an impact as it could!!)

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    Monique Johnson
    18 Jan 2022
    12:07pm

    Thank you a million for including low-rise jeans. I have been in search for MONTHS!

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    AK
    18 Jan 2022
    10:16am

    Those GRLFRND jeans look great and make me wonder why PaperDenimCloth jeans can’t magically reappear.

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    Jenny
    18 Jan 2022
    9:43am

    I love that silk skirt, but there’s no way that I can handle the constant dry cleaning while living with with two dogs and a cat. I’m presuming most silk is not hand-washable (right?); I’ve forgotten because I only buy washable silk.

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      Jenny (another one)
      18 Jan 2022
      1:53pm

      It’s quite easy to find silk shirts on resale sites if you want a low cost way to experiment with washing, steaming etc, so you can decide if it’s worth it to you

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      Anonymous
      18 Jan 2022
      11:24am

      I always wash silk – in the machine in a bag on cold/cold, hang dry. You then have to deal with wrinkles, but not the expense of dry cleaning.

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      Kim France
      18 Jan 2022
      10:48am

      Jenny, I find that if you steam a silk piece, you can get away with not sending it to the dry cleaner so often.

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        Anne-Marie
        18 Jan 2022
        2:21pm

        Yes, and I often also use the steam refresh dryer cycle on silk twill too. Doesn’t work as well on crepe or whisper-weight silk.

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    Eloise
    18 Jan 2022
    8:37am

    Do like quite a few of these items, particularly the pink jeans, but the tie dye shirt screams “old man with belly on shuffleboard court” to me.

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      Viajera
      18 Jan 2022
      12:57pm

      ah, well, that was one of my favorites. !what! does this say about me? wah wah ; ) I liked the Norma Kamali a lot too but would’ve preferred both sides blue. Also, the pants were gone. I also liked many of the sweaters. I see, wistfully, that it will be another year of cold ankles…

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        Liz
        18 Jan 2022
        4:16pm

        I actually like it, too, but I like dressing like an old man sometimes 🙂 I like the gray jacket even more, and that’s kind of a dad style, too.

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        Eloise
        18 Jan 2022
        4:02pm

        Viajera, think it says more about me and why it is a good thing I don’t write a fashion/shopping blog!

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          Viajera
          19 Jan 2022
          11:44am

          Eloise, I would totally read your blog! Kim’s blog has made me realize how few other interesting places online there are to go. I could use more, really.

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            D.Morgendorffer
            19 Jan 2022
            12:30pm

            I too would read a blog by Eloise. As for current blogs, Looks Good From the Back is awesome: you start reading it for the David Bowie lightning bolt accessories, but stay for the Adrien-and-Marianne-Are-Best-Friends-Show. Also, Adrien’s recommendation for shampoo brushes should not be overlooked. If you want glimpses of the life of a Canadian Sophisticate, Passages Des Perles has a weekly post. Speaking of Canadians, did you know Canadians have their own national maple syrup reserve, of which they had to dip into this past year? This concerned me because I have long maintained Canadians have a unique position on the global stage thanks to their syrup: what can you possibly hold over a people who make their own maple syrup? But, I have faith that the Canadian maple syrup supplies will hold up. Anyway, those are two blogs I read regularly, along with GOACA (which in my head, I always pronounce as the first two syllables of guacamole, even though it should probably be, goh-ah-kah).

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              Viajera
              19 Jan 2022
              3:02pm

              Oooh, oooh, ooooh!!! Making a list now, thanks!!! I doooooooo want a glimpse of life as a sophisticated Canadian – how did you know??? I say “guaca” too, in my head. One of the reasons I am sort of thinking of making GF pancakes is just so I can eat syrup. I wonder if there is a restaurant that would do it for me …

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    cw
    18 Jan 2022
    9:35am

    The washed black jeans (wanted) and the Nili Lotan hoodie are already sold out! Oy and Egad!! Agree with you, Eloise, about the tie-dye––worn with a baseball hat, too-long Bermuda shorts and flip-flops incorrectly sized. Would love to see it styled in a way that would make me change my mind. Side note: This weekend I saw a forty-something woman walking down the street with her husband/boyfriend/whatever––she was dressed in a pair of khaki colored boots with a block heel that perfectly matched her khaki trench coat (left open) and under it a pair of perfectly worn in jeans that were cropped enough to show her boots, but not so cropped that she looked weird along with a black sweater and over the waistline of the sweater she wore a fanny pack/belly bag/whatever that perfectly matched her boots and trench coat. She was stunning. Such a great casual look I would have never thought to put together myself. I love being inspired by streetwear!

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      Mamavalveeta03
      18 Jan 2022
      6:16pm

      Which makes me ask: Kim, isn’t it ALWAYS khaki season?

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        Kim France
        18 Jan 2022
        6:46pm

        Sure, Val, khaki looks as great in winter as white jeans can, but I find the fabric to be too thin for when it’s really cold out. xx

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