Labor Day Weekend Sale Roundup

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Hope everyone is having a wonderful Labor Day weekend! Mitch, Noodle and I are visiting my in-laws at their lake house, and it’s been so relaxing. Noodle has even been sleeping through the night! Looks like someone likes being on “lake time.” ;) I’ll check back in soon, but for now, I thought I’d share some of the great sales going on this weekend. If I missed one, please let us know in the comment section!

Nordstrom: Take up to 40 percent off.

J.Crew: Take 30 percent off your purchase of $125 or more, and free shipping on all orders with code “24HOURS.” (Now’s the time to buy your Excursion Vest! My favorite this year is “Bright Ivory.”)

J.Crew Factory: Take 40 to 60 percent off everything.

Tory Burch: Up to 30 percent off with code “LABORDAY14,” free two-day shipping when you use PayPal, and free express shipping on orders of $300+.

C.Wonder: 30 percent off full-priced items and 50 percent off final sale selection. Discount applied automatically in cart. Free shipping on orders of $100+.

Brooks Brothers: Up to 60 percent off select styles.

Madewell: 30 percent off sale items and 20 percent off select dresses and boots with code “YESYES.” Free shipping on all orders.

Tuckernuck: Take an extra 20 percent off sale section–and get free shipping–with code “LABOROFLOVE.”

Lilly Pulitzer: Free travel case and set of three makeup brushes when you spend $150 or more.

LLBean: Take 10 percent off all orders with code “LABORDAY,” and get a $10 gift card with purchase of $50 or more. (Bean Boots included!)

Bloomingdales: Save 20 to 60 percent off, and take an additional 20 percent off select sale items with code “BIG20.”

Saks off 5th: Take an extra 40 percent off with code “LABORDAY.”

Lands End: 30 percent off all orders and free shipping on orders of $50+. Use code “PUMPKIN” and pin “1606.”

Gap: 40 percent off your order with code “DAY.”

Mark and Graham: 30 percent off sale with code “SAVE30″ and free shipping with code “FREESHIP.”

Lemon Stripes: Take 25 percent off all orders with code “LABORDAY.” Free shipping on orders of $50+.

Henri Bendel: Extra 15 percent off sale and free shipping on orders of $100+. No promo required.

Ralph Lauren: Up to 75 percent off sale. No promo needed.

Macy’s: Extra 20 percent off with code “DEALS” or $10 off your order of $25 or more with code “DEALS25.” Free shipping on orders of $75 or more.

Lord and Taylor: Up to 80 percent off summer sale. Take an additional 20 percent off regular and sale items as well as 25 percent off clearance items with code “LABORDAY.”

Shopping with TJMaxx (…and a $100 TJMaxx Giveaway!)

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My Favorite Find: Vineyard Vines Sailboat Ankle Pants c/o TJMaxx ($39.99)

While I live for summer, I’m not sure I could go without the seasons. (Except for winter. Die, winter, die.) Somehow, they encourage me to appreciate the little things in life. They provide change when change is needed, and help me feel rejuvenated. That said, the transition from summer into fall is one of my favorite times of the year. Besides the refreshed outlook I adopt during it (and the abundance of pumpkin-flavored drinks that hit coffee shops), I love the mild, crisp weather, and the ability to shake up my daily outfits and integrate transitional and fall pieces into them.

Recently, TJMaxx invited me to shop its brand new Canal Street store in Chicago to showcase how my wardrobe is shaping up for the season–and I couldn’t get over how many steals I found on summer, fall and transitional pieces from my favorite brands.

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My favorite TJMaxx find was the Vineyard Vines Ankle Pants I’m featuring in this post. I remember desperately wanting them after seeing the dress version on Sarah Vickers, but never ended up pulling the trigger. I seriously squealed when I found them at TJMaxx for $39.99! What a rush, haha. They’re going to be perfect for this weekend, as temperatures are starting to drop at night. Besides the pants, I also scored a gorgeous Lilly Pulitzer navy cardigan, a pair of Jack Rogers brown leather boots, and a toy for Noodle, all for under $250! By the way, I also found the Holly Plaid Ruffle Shirt we all loved so much last year, and there was a huge selection of Kate Spade bags. Sigh. One thing’s for sure: I will be returning. ;)

Luckily for me, shopping at TJMaxx in the Chicago area is getting even more convenient. Next Thursday, September 4th, the retailer is opening another location at 600 North Michigan Avenue. I’m so excited, as Michigan Avenue has quickly become one of my favorite places to shop in Chicago! Other brand new nearby store locations include New Lenox (open), Romeoville (opening October 16th) and Northbrook (opening October 23rd). Not from the Chicago area? Find your nearest TJMaxx store here, and take a look at the list of new stores’ grand openings. You can also shop online here!

And now for the really fun part. Enter the giveway below for a chance to win a $100 TJMaxx gift card as well as the opportunity to gain early entry into one of the new Chicago grand openings. Happy shopping, and good luck!

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J.Crew Labor Day Sale

I LOVE BIG J.CREW SALES. Now through Monday, take 40 or 50 percent off final sale prices and 25 percent off most regular-priced items when you use the code “WEEKEND.” (Now’s the time to buy the Excursion Vest!) And there’s free shipping on all orders of $100+! Below are my favorites!

C.Wonder Labor Day Sale

My shopping motto, which my mother taught me, is to avoid paying full price at all costs. Sure, once in a while while there will be something that simply doesn’t go on sale, like this Coach bag in “British Tan” that I’m dying for but trying my best to resist, haha. More often than not, though, Mom’s right: you just have to be willing to dig around the internet for working coupon codes and wait for killer sales. (Remember to enter my $50 eGift Certificate Giveaway with, by the way!)

Well, now’s the time! Labor Day weekend is quickly approaching, and those killer sales are starting. :)  One of my all-time favorite retailers, C.Wonderhas an awesome one. Take 50 percent off already reduced final sale items! (Take 30 percent off regular-priced items, too.) Shop my favorites below!

fashionABLE: Creating Sustainable Business in Africa

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fashionABLE Scarf and Wrap Bracelet (c/o) / Lilly Pulitzer Dress (From the “After Party Sale.” Still available here, print can easily be found on eBay, and find similar t-shirt dresses here.) / Tory Burch Sandals (Several colors on sale here. I recommend going up a full size. I normally wear a 7, and took an 8 in these.) / Kate Spade Scalloped Bag (Old, but I love this brown scalloped bag!) / J.Crew Earrings / Kate Spade Sunnies (Old, newer styles here.) / Clinique Lipstick in “Pudgy Peony”

Today, Noodle and I are featuring a scarf and bracelet from fashionABLE, a company whose mission is to create sustainable business in Africa and improve the lives of African women. It aims to do this by partnering with manufacturers with fair wages and hiring practices as well as helping women start small business cooperatives. fashionABLE believes that when we invest in a woman, statistics demonstrate that she will have a life-changing impact on herself as well as her family and community.

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While living in Ethiopia, founders Barrett Ward and his wife Rachel saw firsthand how extreme generational poverty and financial hopelessness forced large numbers of young girls and women into prostitution. So many of them were desperate to leave the sex industry but felt trapped. They didn’t want be dependent on charity, but they needed a way to support their families.


Upon understanding the great need for alternative opportunities and rehabilitative support, Barrett and Rachel started fashionABLE. Today, with the help of the Women at Risk, International organization, the company gives the women job opportunities and counseling as well as a chance to become healthy and productive members of society. The best part? The company’s mission is working. Read some of the women’s empowering stories here! They’re amazing.


The products these inspiring women create are stunning, too. Some of my favorites are the Mamuye tote (see above), Tigist clutch and Selam infinity scarf. (Seriously: isn’t that tote beautiful?) Shop the full collection here, and remember: when you make a purchase, you are ABLE to provide women with dignified, consistent employment that allows them to break the cycle of poverty. And women are ABLE to make better choices. :)

Want to get involved? Apply to be a campus rep or intern/volunteer, work for fashionABLE, or simply spread the word!

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