5/25/18

Express Sale Favorites + Friday Four

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Okay friends, the Express Memorial Day sale is on now so instead of my usual recap of three recent outfits, I'm sharing three ways I've worn three of my favorite recent Express purchases (on sale, of course!).  All of these pieces are the kind that can be worn multiple ways, and that's always my favorite so I feel like I'm really getting my money's worth. I won't recap my denim favorites for this sale since we're heading into summer, but nearly all of my jeans shown here are also from Express and 40% off during the sale. For reference, I'm 5'4" (and I take the Short length in jeans) if that helps you gauge how these items will fit on your frame.

1. Side Tie T-Shirts:
These t-shirts are only $12 for the solid colors, $15 for the striped version. They're nice and lightweight for Spring/Summer. They do run true to size, but I opted to go up one size for a little extra length. The smaller size was just a bit shorter in torso length and tighter in the arms/bust than this and I wanted a more relaxed look, but either size would have worked.
ONE: T-shirt (in Light Pink) | Similar Shorts | Similar Sandals | Necklace

2. Pink Blazer-Jacket
I just shared a full post with this blazer/jacket (a.k.a. "Girlfriend Knit Cover Up") on Wednesday, but I actually think my mirror selfies capture the color a little more accurately than the outdoor photos. I had a question about sizing on this on Wednesday's post because I guess one of the reviews said it runs big. I do think it has a relaxed/slightly oversized fit, so I could see how someone might interpret that as "runs big." I'm wearing an XS here, which is pretty normal sizing for me in Express jackets. It's roomy but it fits as I expected for this style.

3. Moto Jacket
This stone moto jacket is another piece I'm loving this Spring, and I'm sure I'll keep wearing it as an A/C protection layer through summer. It does run true to size with a slightly boxy fit. The fabric is very soft, comfortable and stretchy so considering it's a neutral, easy-to-match color, it's a winner on all counts for me. It does come with a belt (you can see it hanging in the first outfit) but I ended up removing that. It's not attached and didn't do anything for me except get caught in the car door, fall in the toilet, etc.


Please let me know if any of the links are broken or leading to the incorrect item. I tend to go a little cross-eyed when I'm attempting link up this many outfits!

This week's Friday Four is all about jewelry. I don't usually stick to one theme for all four items, but it just worked out that way this week. If you're looking to take advantage of Memorial Day sales to add some jewelry to your wardrobe, here are some of my favorite brands and pieces that have great deals this weekend.

Bottom Row: Earrings | Bracelet

1. Kendra Scott on Sale
The Nordstrom Half-Yearly sale is going on now through June 3, and the main thing that's tempting me is the Kendra Scott Jewelry. Select items are 60% off, which is honestly the best deal I have ever seen on Kendra Scott pieces aside from Final Sales. Both of these items do come in multiple colors, but I am especially drawn to that pretty turquoise of these earrings. This necklace has an adjustable slider so it can be worn as a short or long pendant, and I'm loving it as a sparkly date night option.
Earrings ($30) | Necklace ($32)

3. Favorite Necklace
Another favorite that's on sale for 40% off at J. Crew is this layered necklace. (And good news if you're reading this on Friday! Free shipping on all J. Crew orders today only!) I separated mine into two necklaces (and added an extender for some extra length on the long portion) and I wear one of the two pieces all the time (as evidenced in several outfits above). It's really well made and hasn't tarnished despite wearing it several times a week for the last five months.

4. Favorite Bracelet
The only thing that would make this bracelet better is if it were stretchy and easy on/off instead of having a clasp. But I've gotten used to doing the clasp (i.e. faster at it) so now I don't really mind. Otherwise it's a great simple piece to complete an outfit and only $13 this weekend.

4. Favorite Earrings
I can't say I have just one favorite pair of earrings, but I do really love this pair. They're very lightweight and comfortable, and the beading gives them a mixed metal vibe which lets them coordinate with twice as many outfits. And they're only $15 this weekend with the promo code LONGWKND.

That does it for today's round up! Thanks for reading and enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend!

Linking up with: JoLynne | ErikaAndreaNarci | CherylNina |  Rachael

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8 comments:

  1. this pink jacket is a beauty, if I didn't have a no new jacket rule I would totally get it. Have a great weekend :)

    xo
    Pinksole

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    1. LOL, I have a few "rules" like that, e.g. no new swimwear. Jackets though...I can't quit them!

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  2. Ooooooh so much goodness, love all the jewelry on sale! I am seriously thinking of getting that lightweight moto jacket - I just got a $20 card from Express for my birthday so this may be the time to get it! Love the tie tees too but wish they had some brighter colors.
    Hope you have a great weekend Gina!
    xo,
    Kellyann

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    1. Ooh, I love the Express birthday reward! If possible, I would try on in store before using a reward though because if it doesn't work and you want to return the item, you don't get the reward back. :( I've been burned a few times and learned the hard way.

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  3. Oh I love the tie front tees, what a cute touch! I've seen a few similar pieces here in the stores but they always have the ties on the sleeves too and that's a few too many ties for me, haha! I wish we had express here.

    Hope that you are having a great weekend! :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

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  4. Thanks for the heads up on that Kendra Scott jewelry! There are some amazing deals! I love that side tie tee and might have to make it over to the mall and pick one up! Have a great weekend!

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  5. Lovely picks dear, especially the jewelries! Also, the moto jacket is such a chic and classic casual piece.

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com

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  6. oh that layered necklace is super pretty! i'm glad i missed the free shipping though, i spent way too much money this past weekend. oops. i went to express to try on those side tie tees and they were a bit shorter than i'd like, womp. i don't understand why express doesn't have tall/long options in shirts/dresses but they do in pants? makes no sense. but i'm glad i went in vs ordering them online.

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