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Labor Day Sale Round-up

Holiday weekend sales are overwhelming.

So much so that if this wasn’t my actual job, I would ignore them. 

This year, many retailers are using the sale to clear out summer pieces. Which in theory sounds great, but in reality, there are no sizes and nothing worth mentioning.

So I took a few hours to search our favorite retailers to find the most wearable, in-season pieces at the best prices possible, in full-size ranges.

Today’s round-up has something for everyone, and I promise you will see many ways to wear these in the coming weeks.

Let’s go shopping … 

J. Crew Quilted Excursion Vest

Vest weather is upon us, and this J.Crew option with bold stitch detail went straight into my cart in the color above (nutmeg). It will look fabulous with your favorite jeans, these popular Ann Taylor Booties (still on sale this weekend), or these Madewell Sneakers, also on sale, featured yesterday. 

Layer over a long sleeve tee shirt, cotton sweater, button-down, or turtleneck. 

Available in XXS – 3X in nutmeg (above), navy, black, and ivory. 

Originally $148, now 40% off with code LONGWKND.

See How to Wear a Puffy Vest 

Talbots Tweed Jacket 

This tweed blazer is gorgeous. Wear to the office with your favorite black pants, or take it to an event and add some edge with a pair of faux leather bottoms. 

And thank you, Talbots, for always having such a fantastic size range; you can scoop this up in regular, petite, plus, and plus petite. 

Originally $199, now 25% off at checkout. 

Express High Waisted Coated Ankle Jeans

Speaking of coated jeans, this high-waisted ankle-length pair from Express is on sale for just under $60. 

Available in 0 – 18 in short, regular, and long inseam. I ordered the long since I’m 5’10, and I don’t want these to look like floods. 

And please don’t think you are “too old” for Express. I am 42 and have many pieces in my closet that I wear constantly. I find their updated classics, like these pants, add the “twist” to my classic-with-a-twist style without breaking the bank. 

Originally $98, Now $58. 


Old Navy Dynamic Fleece Zip Hoodie

Who doesn’t love a polished sweatsuit in the fall? They are great for early morning school runs, a day of errands, or a trip to the airport. 

This one from Old Navy is 30% off this weekend, available in black, chocolate, and wishbone (above). This would also look cute with these popular Madewell Sneakers featured here. 

In sizes regular, tall, and petite, in XXS – 4X.

Old Navy High-Waisted Dynamic Fleece Pintucked Sweatpants 

And don’t forget to complete the set with the matching bottoms. 

I like this option, with a slim leg and pintucked detail down the front of the leg. This pulls the eye in and creates a more tailored looked. 

Also available in XXS – 4X,in six colors, 30% taken off at checkout. 

Wit & Wisdom Ab-Solution Ankle Skinny Jeans

I’m all for variety and regularly wear straight boyfriend or girlfriend jeans.

But they will have to pull my skinny jeans out of my cold, dead hands.

I will never give them up.

And one of my favorite pairs from Wit & Wisdom is on sale at Nordstrom for only $40. Available in regular and petite sizes (though petite is selling quickly). 

I love these in early Fall, paired with ballet flats, low-top sneakers, lightweight tops, and sweaters. 

LOFT Stripped Long Sleeve Tee

Stripped tops never went out of style, at least not in my book, but with the rise in popularity for minimal, classic style, they will be in abundance this Fall.

So stock up. 

I like this casual option from LOFT, which is on sale for 30% off. (remember, never pay full price at LOFT).

This makes a beautiful stand-alone piece paired with straight or skinny bottoms, boots, or flats. 

And when it gets chilly, throw a vest or field jacket on top. 

Available in regular and petite, in XXS- XXL. 

27 EDIT NATURALIZER Faelyn Leather Pump

Finally, if you are looking for a pump that mixes classic style with comfort, give this pair from 27 Edit, a division of Naturalizer’s offering more stylish, trend-right shoes, a try. 

Available at Nordstrom in a full size range and several colors, including cafe (above) and black, originally $135, now $87.

And don’t miss even more savings in our Sunday Sales post from yesterday. 


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Megan Kristel is an entrepreneur, working mom, and former personal stylist. Tired of the one-dimensional portrayal of women online, she founded The Well Dressed Life as a resource for other professional women.

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