What are you doing for the holiday weekend? We are staying put in Manhattan — our final weekend here as New Yorkers! — and planning to eat American food (making Ina Garten’s pan fried onion dip to serve with Ruffles and rose for a park hang and then having burgers later in the weekend!) and make a classic flag cake with mini.
And, as always, a couple of great sale deals to contemplate…
+Extra 25% off Tory Burch’s sale section with code EXTRA. Cannot believe this festive dress is only $112, and I love (!) this ribbon-trim tunic! Meanwhile, this blouse or this striped shirt dress would be fun picks for back-to-work!
+30% off sitewide at Nicola Bathie with code 4JULY. I believe this is the steepest discount she offers on any of her sales, and it’s the perfect time to buy a pair to wear in a family portrait, wedding, or special occasion. I love these, these, and these. I have a few pairs of her floral studs (like these!) that I wear with every day dresses, and then I’ve been startled by how often I wear a pair of strawberry earrings from her I bought last summer that are similar to these. Such a fun little whimsical detail to pair with a dress with pink in it, like this, this, or this.
+Classic Prep is back on Zulily. A great time to buy staples like solid white pima cotton tees (!!! regularly $30, now $14); everyday cotton dresses ($20 and the quality will put every other $20 dress you’ve ever bought your daughter to shame); and even some cute options for back to school.
+Extra 25% off sale prices at Shopbop (currently only for members — free to join) with code SUMMER. A few very random things I found that are worth a look: this cashmere-blend hat and gloves set, marked down to like 80% off with code ($43) — your future self will thank you; these amazing No. 21 white sandals; this gorgeous Cara Cara eyelet dress; this cashmere sweater in the heather color, marked down from $300 to $111 and perfect for chilly offices/early fall layering; eyeing this dramatic red top for holiday parties this winter; and a gorgeous summer maxi for an upcoming special occasion.
+60% off at Bellabliss! Honestly a great time to buy next year’s FOJ outfit for your littles. Mini wore this exact flag set (they reprise some of their styles year after year) when she was two and it was just beyond precious. Also love these swim trunks (this style is cut short, the way I like them!) and this gingham dress.
P.S. I have been going back and re-reading posts from exactly a year ago and — wow. Look how far we’ve come. The chasm between July 2020 and July 2021 is nearly unfathomable. I actually found tears in my eyes reading bits of last year’s post written the Fourth of July weekend. Oh, it was a hard time to be parents during those childcare-less, fear-filled, peak-of-quarantine months. I am startled by how quickly I have snapped back into the “norm” of being able to roam about, run errands, enjoy company. Good to take a moment, stare that period right in the face, and say — amen amen amen, I’m glad we’re beyond that.