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We found some excellent deals this week — if we do say so ourselves. Allow us to present you with a $9 Lululemon bra, a $10 Martha Stewart-designed pillow, and some purple Uggs we can’t stop thinking about.
We were so taken with one particularly effusive review, we decided to post it in full here: “I bought these pants in every color. And not only would I recommend them to a friend, I have recommended them to several friends already. Here’s what I love: 1) I have proportionally larger hips compared to my waist — most pants (even in a “curvy” fit) don’t really sit right. These are fitted on my waist but roomy in the hips. 2) Aforementioned roominess in the hips is perfect for me for work. I really don’t want to draw attention to my butt in a professional setting. These are flattering and comfortable but not attention-calling. 3) I travel a lot for work and love that these don’t wrinkle in my suitcase or after sitting on a plane for a few hours. I normally wear an 8 in Lululemon shorts to get the leg/hip size right. I bought these in a 6.”
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These 73 percent off chunky boots are available in several other colors, too.
When we see something for 88 percent off — particularly if it’s a pillow adorned with two sweet-looking elephants — we feel it’s our Strategist editor duty to alert you all.
We are generally wary of Le Creuset deals due to inflated list prices — but this grill pan is actually a good deal. While the list price here appears to be incorrect (it says $260, but the pan seems to normally cost $180), the cheapest it is anywhere else is $144 at Sur La Table.
If your New Year’s resolution was to be kinder to your hair, a nice place to start is with a gentle, silk scrunchie. On sale, this six-piece set from Slip works out to five bucks a tie.
This 12-shade Bobbi Brown palette offers a slightly more muted look, with matte, shimmer, and metallic colors.
And something for whom choice is too overwhelming.
In non-eye-shadow news, this “blush-bomb stick” from Lancome (that comes in several shades) offers a natural glow with “a single swipe.”
From regular Nordstrom, a cheerful cherry-red Patagonia beanie.
Puffers for your feet courtesy of the North Face.
At first glance, we weren’t sure about these bright purple Uggs. But after staring at them for a while we are maybe … obsessed?
We would describe this as a “winter floral” dress.
In related news, there’s this Carhartt fleece with a groovy reflective logo.
This Herschel Supply Co. duffle has flavors of Patagonia and Marmot to it.
The sleeves on this dress are fantastic, and reviewers note that it’s warm enough to wear in the winter.
We own these high-waisted cropped jeans, and can vouch for how comfortable they are (for high-waisted jeans).
Is it a bleater? A sweazer? A swacket? Either way, we can think of many ways one can wear this.
Schoolhouse Electric, the one home goods site that really makes us sigh with envy while scrolling through its wares, is having a bedding sale. From the images of it “in situ,” this blue linen duvet is actually a bit more cobalt-y than it looks up above.
These cropped jeans would actually look nice with some Blundstones.
We have a tiger skirt, and snake-print shoes, now, may us present a zebra-striped blouse from Current/Elliott.
If you need something to watch the Super Bowl with … $130 for a 32-inch smart LED TV isn’t too shabby.
If someone said to us, “quick, where are these beatle-adorned hand towels from?” H&M would definitely not be our first guess.
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