You may have noticed some posts from our friends at the Strategist on the Cut. They’ll be dropping in every now and again, sharing their expertise on the basics you don’t have time to research and the weird and wonderful things you don’t yet know you need.
In our end-of-week sweep of the internet sales-o-sphere, we found some not-so-basic jean jackets for him and her, a couple of desk chairs to (finally) upgrade your work-from-home setup, the best hotel-style towels, as well as long-lasting — and nice-smelling — candles.
This snap-neck pullover is warm enough to take the chill off a spring evening but looks nice enough to wear on Zoom calls with the boss.
Through next Tuesday, all full-priced items are 30 percent off at Kate Spade when you use the code SILVERLINING at checkout, including this flower-emblazoned cardholder that would make a nice graduation present.
If you’ve fallen into a TikTok rabbit hole of ’90s fashion, you’ve probably seen these Dickies cargo pants — or ones similar to it — and right now, they’re 30 percent off at Macy’s with code VIP at checkout. (And yes, juniors sizes can be worn by adults. Just check out the size chart before ordering.)
Here’s a deeply discounted — and surprisingly stylish — denim chore coat-slash-liner jacket from Macy’s in-house line Sun + Stone.
And for her, we found a not-so-basic oversized jean jacket at Madewell, which feels sturdy but is lightweight enough to wear during the summer.
Stylist Stephanie Tricola told us that the best way to zhuzh up your face mask is with a beaded chain, and if you make your own using this kit, you can be sure no one else will have the exact same one.
If you’re feeling a bit maximalist, this dress has leopard print inside the tiger stripes (and pockets).
A couple of interior designers told us that Matouk makes some of the most “high-quality” towels out there that are also luxurious enough to feel like what you’d use at a hotel. And though this is still a fairly expensive towel, it’s rare to find Matouk at this steep of a discount.
Since it’s (just about) nice enough to socialize outside, swap your next socially distanced walk with a game of bocce ball.
When we asked candle obsessives about the best-smelling candles, Volupsa came up several times because they smell nice and last a really long time. This Blond Tabac scent comes recommended by Hike Clerb creator Evelynn Escobar-Thomas, who says the scent reminds her of palo santo and “provides a great earthy musk scent on a budget.”
Incidentally, Voluspa candles are also a favorite of Selena Gomez, who specifically recommends this floral-scented one — with hints of orchids, lilies, and spring moss.
If you haven’t already upgraded your work-from-home setup a year into the pandemic, consider this a sign: A nearly half-off, actually nice-looking velvet desk chair.
Some rarely on-sale designers are 40 percent off in the Shopbop sale section, including this snake-embossed cowhide shoulder bag from cool-gal bag brand Clare V.
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