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It’s a funny moment right now: We’ve got fall on the brain, but we’re still experiencing the temps of summer (lightweight dress, anyone?). You’ll see that this week’s mix of sale items is a real grab bag — there are some Stutterheim raincoats and Cole Haan boots, as well as DVF dresses and Everlane tees.
The ultimate 7:30 a.m. dog-walking shoes.
Summer may be coming to an end, but these would make great padding-around-the-house shoes.
Some premium denim shorts right here! These are the jorts we’d design: Levi’s high-end Made & Crafted collaborated with Shopbop on a pair of high-waisted, slightly flared jean cutoffs with just the right amount of fringe at the raw hem.
A cute beach bag that’d be very useful for a post-work Whole Foods run.
We’ll never not need a pair of plain black pumps, especially like the teensy kitten heel on this one.
Hoop earrings times two for a modern take on the jewelry classic.
A minor status symbol of its own, the Stutterheim raincoat looks so sharp in a bright daffodil.
A subtle pair of black swim trunks pepped up with some floral detail — interesting without being too out-there.
When we used to work at a men’s fashion magazine, the editors were crazy about Anonymous Ism socks. Imagine these red stripes peeking out above your shoes.
A nicely understated dad cap that would work on young and older dad alike.
The highly culty Glamglow in the form of a mud firming treatment mask.
There’s something Marimekko-esque (only less ubiquitous) about this quick-dry camp towel.
Strategist beauty writer Rio Viera-Newton discovered the Dennis Gross steamer on Instagram and called it “gentle but effective — it opens up your pores without being too aggressive and scalding your face off.”
Another one Rio discovered from Instagram: “After using this dermal roller for a couple of weeks after cleansing but before putting on my Cosrx snail mucin, I’ve rid myself of acne scars that have been there for years. Happy (and stunned) to say this product is legit.”
A perfectly sophisticated below-the-knee black dress that will always be appropriate.
A shirtdress that just says “brunch with the boyfriend’s family.”
We’d wear these silver metallic pumps with a tasteful heel with black jeans and a gray top.
The proportions on this bomber jacket are just right — cropped at the waist and slightly baggy, a little long at the sleeves.
The simplicity is what gets us about this Everlane dress — it’s calling out for a jean jacket this fall.
A plain T-shirt made interesting with the slightest hint of a turtleneck collar.
A signature of Alexander Wang’s that we’ve never seen so cheap.
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