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Memorial Day has come and gone, but many of the sales are still going strong — and there are even some new ones that’ve started. We combed through the sales bins and found lots of summery stock, as well as quite a few good Father’s Day gifts.
What separates this soft cotton striped sweater from the sea of striped cotton sweaters out there is the pocket with vertical (!) stripes.
These are maybe the perfect pair of hoop earrings; not too thin, not too thick, not too big, not too small.
Another excellent pair of hoops, made from marbled acrylic.
Speaking of acrylic, how about this price for a Cult Gaia bag?
We can’t resist anything from Moda Operandi that’s tagged as “Lauren’s Closet,” meaning Lauren Santo Domingo herself (ostensibly) owns it.
Yes, we’re going straight from a “Lauren’s Closet” pick to a slouchy cotton V-neck sweater from Walmart. We’re all about a high-low moment at the Strategist. This top is from Lord & Taylor’s house line and is available in a rainbow of colors.
These work-y petite pants have a nice flare to them and are machine washable.
We’ve always dreamed of having a bedroom big enough to to handle a bench at the foot of the bed, so if you have the space, take advantage!
Just a small cherry wall light that’ll add a little pep to the place.
We’ve had our eye on these Isabel Marant espadrilles for a while, and they’re (finally) a little bit cheaper.
More of a “going out” espadrille, from Soludos.
Some stretchy (60 percent off) jeans from L.A.-based husband-wife design duo James and Seun Lim.
What’s nice about this miniskirt is that, come fall, you can wear it with tights.
Lululemon’s famous “Wonder Unders” leggings, but in a groovy shibori pattern.
The price-tag made us do a double take, and then we were very taken with the excellent reviews; many note how flattering it is, and how it looks great both tucked and untucked.
For upcoming sultry summer days: a cross-back tank dress made from a breathable cotton-linen blend.
This floral cotton (and machine-washable) jumpsuit is, according to Goop, “a classic utility boiler suit, but a thousand times chicer.”
This right here is a summer picnic dress if we’ve ever seen one. Also, the pockets are great.
It’s hard to go wrong with a Smythson cardholder.
Or a fancier-than-your-standard Timex watch.
Less of a gift, more of a men’s wardrobe staple.
Another leopard offering, this one from Diane von Furstenberg, and in the form of a wrap dress.
Also from Eloquii: A button-adorned LBJ.
We just cannot ignore a polka-dotted dress with a mock-neck.
It ain’t cheap, but we’re kind of obsessed with this kooky (yet elegant) one-piece bathing suit from Baserange.
This Patagonia backpack is meant for commuters and hikers alike; it has a padded laptop sleeve, as well as a million adjustable straps and pockets.
Over at Amazon, for today (Friday) only, this very easy to operate Nespresso espresso machine is a whopping 43 percent off.
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