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The Best Memorial Day Sales

The Best Memorial Day weekend 2017 sales for the real girl // the modern savvy, a life & style blog

Happy three-day weekend! It’s been so hectic lately that I’m SO ready for a weekend with very little to do except lay by a pool, read a book, spend time with my family, and drink some wine (and coffee). I’ve also taken advantage of some major sales thanks to Memorial Day weekend and couldn’t help but round up my favorite ones — and some of the best finds! — below. Best of all, it’s only May and all of the items are ones that will last you the next four to five months, minimum. Happy shopping, and memory making this weekend! XO


NORDSTROMIts half-yearly sale just started so get fab discounts on items perfect for summer and year-round… and it’s always free shipping, with no minimum. Thanks to a gift card, I promptly bought this watch (more colors here), and randomly, obsessed with this phone case. I’m also ordering this turkish towel — great price, and seems like the perfect thing to keep in my car for impromptu beach or park dates! Look out for deals from Madewell (one of my most worn rings is now under $10), along with J. Crew… how adorable are these shorts? I also adore this beaded bracelet set (pair it with this), this classic black hobo (more Rebecca Minkoff sale here), or this perfect day to night bag (a Chloe designer dupe), plus this fringe hem tunic (SO cute!) and floral peplum.

Want a shoe update? Some of my favorite picks include this, this, this (have & love), this and this.

ANTHROPOLOGIE: Get 40% off all sale items, including accessories and home. Anthro sales are always amazing (love this dress), and especially for home, it’s the perfect opportunity to update your spaces, or what I like to do: purchase a few fun trinkets perfect for the next time we go to a friend’s home.

ALEXANDRA GIOIA: You know that boutique jewelry brand that I wear nearly constantly here? Well designer, Allie, is offering 20% off sitewide with code MDAY20. Her palm leaf necklace is a favorite, and I am always adding this arrowhead beaded necklaces to my tees and dresses. Her druzy beaded bracelets are also so cute… I honestly get compliments when I wear her jewelry all the time because it’s just that little big different and special. Plus, I love supporting a talented small business owner.

ANN TAYLOR: Get 40% off regular priced items, and 50% off sale, with code SUMMER. My favorite: SHOES! (They’re made impressively well). These slides are AMAZING, and I’m also eyeing this, this and this. I also realized I haven’t bought a new skirt in a gazillion years and loving so much of what they have here for work, weekend,  date night, bridal showers, all of it.

BANANA REPUBLIC: Get 40% off your purchase, and $75 dresses, with code BRSUMMER. I find myself veering toward BR way more than I used to (same for Ann Taylor). Love these scalloped edge pants (fun for work), everything in this tropical print, this gorgeous bow sleeved blouse, a one-shouldered ruffle blouse sure to turn heads, and this off-the-shoulder stunner.  Lastly, if you’re like me and think Olivia Palermo can do no wrong when it comes to style, I always love browsing her BR picks here.

BAUBLEBAR: Get up to 60% off lots of jewelry, with baubles starting at just $10. If you’re not aware, this is one of my go-to sites for costume jewelry… the pieces of unique and fun, always a great price and I’ve found a great mix of trends (think tassels, pom poms, etc) and classic pieces. I currently have these in my cart (classic yet bold!), and also loving other earrings like this and this.

J. CREWGet 30% off everything, with code SWEET. What I’m stalking? Seriously saw a girl wearing these earrings last week and asked where she got them. They made her outfit (she was wearing a dress)…. and only $20 regular price. Steal. I always hit up J. Crew for its tees — they finally lowered the prices, too (yay!), so they’re a great value for a comfy cute tee.

J. CREW FACTORY : Get 40% off new arrivals. It’s like getting J. Crew for less… and when you add a sale, SO good (I get all of Adam’s shorts and tees here, by the way).

LOFTGet 40% off everything, with code VACAY. Best bet? Update your spring tops with any of these (ruffles, one-shoulder, great lace details, fresh tees, and more).  I also ordered two pairs of denim shorts to test out: this blue denim, and this white denim pair, along with this halter sweater in blush, and this embroidered tank.

GAPGet up to 50% off, price as marked. Tees start at just $10, and shorts at $20, plus pretty 40% of Evan and Sarah’s wardrobes (bathing suits and pj’s included) are from Gap, the other percentage split between J. Crew Factory, Target and Old Navy.

OLD NAVY: Get 50% off all tees, tanks, shorts, swim. DEAL! Have you seen how much cuteness Old Navy has for the whole family lately? The prints, easy cotton tanks and off-the-shoulder blouses, and more, are so perfect for summer.

Here’s just a few of the finds featured above…


HOME: Just wanted to mention here that there are LOTS of great home sales. I’m actually most excited about this because we’re updating a few spaces in our home, including our master bedroom. Take advantage of major deals at Pottery BarnWest Elm Lulu & Georgia and Target.

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    Meredith Ledford
    May 29, 2017 at 9:51 AM

    I love the white one-shoulder ruffle top you are wearing in the headline photo. Who makes it?

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