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soma summer sale

Soma has continued their sale of 30% off summer styles at this link. This sale isn't new, so selection may be limited, but the items in the sale and the amazing prices are worth checking out. If you are a fan of Cool Nights pajamas like I am, this is a sale you don't want to miss. But Soma also included in the sale great bras, undies, loungewear, activewear, and much more in styles and fabrics you'll want to wear now.

nordstrom annuversary sale

The Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is now open to the public; you can see my picks at this post. A few are still in stock. Pretty much everything on my wish list was sold out by the time I was able to shop but I ended up snagging this jumpsuit (you know me and jumpsuits!). I got my husband a pair of these shorts, and my kid one of these hoodies, and this sweater vest. I also bought a pack of these washcloths because cheap washcloths such and black washcloths hide makeup stains. The order is to arrive today or tomorrow so I should have reviews next week!

What I Bought and What I Thought

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So I was going through Nordstrom's selection writing a blog post and I came across this blouse from Marimekko that was on sale. I fell in love, and loved the sale price, but it was not available in my size. So I went Googling armed with the style name and found Pirkko, which is a shop in Seattle with an online presence.

While it wasn't quite as cheap as it was at Nordstrom, at the time I bought, it was available in the full size range. Unsure how I fit in Marimekko, I got an XL, figuring it would be easier to tailor down than try to make a blouse stretched over my boobs work. I'll let you know what I think when it arrives! If you like the print but not the blouse, there is also a dress though currently only available in Small and Large.

I'm thinking with white jeans, with wide-leg pants in any of the colors in the blouse as well as navy, dark olive green, camel, denim. I'm seeing it loose, tucked in, and belted. I'm seeing big gold hoops and crazy curls and a bold lip and maybe my wide-leg high-waisted jeans and a gold belt? I may hate the blouse, and that's always a risk when shopping from new retailers, but Pirkko allows returns within seven days with a prepaid ($10) label and I am going to try it out and see.

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Since buying my HOKA sneakers, I am super into the brand. When I saw these recovery slides, I thought they may be a nice switch from my EVA Birkenstocks for house shoes. I got mine at Zappos in the color black, but if you want a different color I found Runners Plus and REI to have the best color selection, even more than the HOKA site.

These are like walking on firm clouds with arch support. Cushy, but not squishy, supportive without feeling like you're standing on a golf ball. Because they are synthetic, your feet can sweat in them. Keep that in mind in this hot weather. But these are truly a recovery for my feet. After riding 50 miles on the bike, I put these on and they felt ahhhh-mayzing. I wear them after being on my feet all day, and I love wearing them when standing for a while, like preparing dinner.

I have wide feet and these slides were snug at first, but they stretched to fit my feet without stretching out or having my feet hang over the soles. I don't think you'll be seeing me rocking these with outfits on the blog, but they are such a treat for grumpy feet and a supportive and cushioned alternative to house shoes!

The Drop Womens Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide Hem Poplin Maxi Dress

I love my Christopher John Rogers for Target dress but it's no longer available for purchase. A reader told me that this dress was a good dupe so I ordered one to see if it really was similar. It doesn't have the same colors (only available in black and earth) but otherwise a similar concept. I got one in black, size Large.

black poplin drop waist dress plus size

The neckline is a bit more snug in this dress, but I can still get it over my head without unbuttoning it. It feels a hair more snug in the chest/shoulders but this dress has a thin lining that is from shoulder to just the bottom of my bum, which affects the size. Considering I got it in black, I am thinking of snipping it out so the dress has more give and is also cooler in the summer. In general, this dress is nice and super similar to my orange Target dress.

christopher john rogers for target dupe

The dress is available in XXS-3X; I am usually a 14 and think the Large is the right size for me. However, this dress runs more narrow than the Target dress. It doesn't have much stretch and not a lot of extra fabric so if you have a larger chest and/or larger rear/hips you may want to size up. These photos are taken straight out of the bag; I'll do a proper outfit post once I've washed it and given it a test drive.

12 Comments

  1. Rebecca
    July 31, 2021 / 2:41 pm

    Alison, I like to have a sleeve on my dresses but I liked some of the gauze ones you shared, so I got this one from QVC:
    https://www.qvc.com/LOGO-by-Lori-Goldstein-Regular-Sun-Faded-Crinkle-Gauze-Dress.product.A399274.html

    I wasn’t crazy about the colors available, but I got it in the alabaster and I really like it. I went with a M because of the cut and how QVC often runs large, but I see a lot of folks sized up and still liked it. I have washed ir and hung it to dry and it’s come out good to go.

    • August 3, 2021 / 8:41 am

      Thanks so much for sharing this!

  2. Lissa
    July 31, 2021 / 11:13 am

    I love love love Marimekko clothes. I am usually an L in their cotton items, and (oddly) and XL in their knits which are cut to be more form fitting.

    • August 3, 2021 / 8:43 am

      Good to know because I was eyeing a printed knit maxi dress and if I like this top I may consider getting it!

  3. Nicole Kowalski
    July 30, 2021 / 10:10 pm

    Hi Alison! The Hoka Recovery slides sound like something I need. I wear a 7.5, so wondering if I should size up or down? I size down to a 7 in Tevas. What size did you get?

    Thanks!

    • August 3, 2021 / 8:47 am

      Since I have wide feet, I usually size up. I’m an 8 and the 8 works for me. Reading reviews, it sounds unless you have wide feet, size down if you’re a half size.

      • Nicole Kowalski
        August 3, 2021 / 5:34 pm

        Thanks Alison! I appreciate the time you took to reply.

  4. Susan L
    July 30, 2021 / 11:06 am

    I also wear the Recovery Slides as house shoes. My feet, knees and back love them!

  5. Lee
    July 30, 2021 / 11:04 am

    I can’t believe you’ve moved on from our beloved EVA’s—ha, ha (kidding!). The new shoes sound comfy & that’s always good. Nordstrom’s sale—most of my wishlist items were sold out—big surprise, right…But, maybe it’s good in the long run since it saves me money! I did order 3 items & will be interested to see how they work out. Zella has become a brand I do like, so o ordered a new sports bra (have 2 in a different style that I love) & a pair of joggers in navy (got black ones last year & wear them a lot when it’s cooler so I assume these will work well). My item I’m not sure about is Blondo ankle boots. Some reviewers said they are true to size, while others said they run small. I went with my usual size for now, hoping they fit. Cute boots that are waterproof (but don’t look like rain boots) are something I’d get a lot of use out of.

    I will say, so many other retailers are having good sales, so I’ve taken advantage of that. Recent orders from Banana Republic & BR Factory came in yesterday & I was pleasantly surprised that I liked everything!

  6. Lisa
    July 30, 2021 / 7:47 am

    Do you find that you need to size up when buying Soma panties? I want to try them but the reviews are mixed when it comes to sizing. Thanks!

    • July 30, 2021 / 8:14 am

      I buy a size large, my usual size. I like the modern brief best, followed by the high-cut brief. I don’t wear the bikinis, they may run differently size-wise.

      • Lisa
        July 30, 2021 / 12:30 pm

        Thank you for your (quick) response! Ordering now …

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