(Note: Above is a super old photo, nothing is in stock other than my sandals, sorry! But hey, they’re on sale!)
Happy long weekend!!!
Before we jump into the fluffy shopping content, I feel like I need to say that “celebrating” the 4th feels different this year. Not just because there will be no parades, concerts, etc–but mostly because I’ve never really stopped to think that “Independence Day” was not an inclusive holiday. Or that “liberty and justice for all” is more like “liberty and justice for some.” The good news is that it’s an opportunity to do a mental check-in to be grateful for all that we have, for those who have fought for our country, but at the same time, acknowledge that we still have a lot of work to do to get America to a place that lives up to the values it was founded on–for everyone. (And if you’re feeling like you don’t know where to begin to help, give this post a read!)
I know this is not the “normal” way to start a “long weekend shopping” post, but these days, I think the juxtaposition between the important conversations and the fun, fluffy things that bring you joy have to become the norm! It felt so weird starting a “Fourth of July sale” post without acknowledging the bigger conversation that I think is important to have.
So, that being said–this holiday has also always symbolized everything we love about summer–family, friends, sun, the beach, fireworks, good food–opportunities to fill our cups. So whether you’re hanging at home, headed somewhere driving distance or something in between, I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing and safe [socially distanced] holiday weekend! [And remember to wear your mask in public! 🙏🏼]
Long weekend sales to shop
If you’re looking to add some summer staples to round out your wardrobe (or in some cases, your home decor!), I rounded up my favorite sales below along with some top picks!
Happy long weekend! ❤️💙
Madewell has some great markdowns on certain pieces and an EXTRA 30% off sale with code GIANT!
HOUSE DRESS 🙌🏻
Remember the Daisy Dress? This is SO similar and I love the beautiful blue color! (And the fact that it literally doesn’t touch your body 😂) Looks comfy enough to lounge around the house in, but pretty enough to wear in public, too!
Tiered Cotten Dress:
I love this sweet, cotton dress? It also comes in an olive color, but sizes are going fast!
How cute is this cardigan! Great for chilly summer nights and would look amazing with denim shorts!
Loving these fun espadrilles! These would go with anything- shorts, dresses, pants, and would love amazing with an all-black outfit!
The perfect summer pullover
The perfect light sweater to pull over a bathing suit when temps drop at the beach, or around a summer camp fire. A classic paired with jean shorts, leggings, bike shorts, you name it!
CB2 has several sales, including 40% outdoor furniture! (Our outdoor chairs and love seat that we have on the front balcony is included!) I know many of you are wanting to spruce up your outdoor spaces so now is the time to take advantage of a deal!
Acapulco Outdoor Chair:
We love these outdoor chairs on our front balcony! They come in a few colors and have rave reviews!
Take 25% off your order with code Row25! I love the danity gold jewelry from this black-owned, husband/wife team!
Gold Statement Earrings:
How gorgeous are these?! I love that are a statement earring, but still a simple gold.
Equilibria‘s self-care summer event ends TODAY! EVERYONE gets 15% off sitewide and new customers can use my code JESSKEYS to get an additional 15% off too! If you’ve been meaning to try CBD, now is a great time to take advantage of this deal!
If you’re new to Equilibria, I recommend the Balance Box subscription, which is what I have (it contains both softgels and daily drops, which I think work in tandem for best results!) It also comes in a mint flavor, too! If you have trouble staying asleep, I’d recommend taking the softgels after dinner (the softgels work best when taken with food). If you have trouble falling asleep, I’d take the daily drops an hour or so before bedtime.
I love applying this relief cream for cramps! It really helps! It’s also great for any targeted relief- apply it anywhere you’re experiencing pain and inflammation for immediate relief!
Bath Bombs and Mineral Soak:
Ever since Equilibria launches their bath bombs and mineral soak, I’ve been spending a lot more time in the tub! I love the mineral soak for sore muscles (great post-workout!) and the bath bomb just for fun–both make your skin gloriously soft, smell absolutely divine and turn your bathroom into an aromatherapy session. They also make great gifts!
J.Crew is having a huge sale right now! Get 50% almost everything and 70% off sale styles with code GOFOURTH! Here are a few things that caught my eye:
Striped midi t-shirt dress:
Ahhhh this has my name written all over it! And such a steal with the sale price! The perfect thing to throw on in the summer for a casual one-and-done outfit.
Lightweight Cardigan Sweater:
I love the weight of this cardigan! It comes in 3 neutral colors and is perfect for chilly summer nights and transitioning into fall!
Gingham linen jumpsuit:
Speaking of one-and-done outfits, jumpsuits are another staple in my summer wardrobe, and this gingham version makes me SO happy! I love the green but it comes in black and white too if you’re more of a neutral gal!
If you’re in the need of a striped tee, this boatneck option is a good one! It also comes in a white option too!
An essential in every wardrobe–if you don’t yet have a linen button down, this one has great reviews and is a great price! I’d size up to make it a little oversized–I wear linen button downs as swim cover-ups, with jean shorts, with jeans–you name it, they are perfect for all summer occasions. (You can also get a men’s version too, for more of a true “boyfriend” look, which I also love the look of!)
Lou & grey
Lou & grey
There is 30% off summer favorites and take an additional 50% off sale items at Lou & Grey this weekend! Perfect for stocking up on cozy staples!
I included this jumpsuit in my post about How To Create a French Summer Capsule Wardrobe and this beautiful brown color is on sale!
Wide Leg Pants:
I’ve been all about comfort these days, and how amazing do these ribbed wide-leg pants look?! They come in 3 colors!
Their signature soft jersey camis are on super sale right now! They come in a bunch of beautiful colors too!
Gauzy tunic top:
😂 I LOVE THIS TOP and I’ve worn it three days in a row since I got it–shhhh! BTW I just realized it’s technically not part of the sale but I had to share it here while we were on the topic of Lou & Grey because it’s really great. It’s the perfect summer top (not see-through in the white either, also comes in other colors!) and is VERY loose and breezy. Runs very big. I have an XS but could’ve totally gone another size down.
OK technically these are also *not* part of the Lou & Grey sale but I had to include them here because they’re only $34 (so it’s basically like a sale price) and going fast. I ordered these because I wanted some bike shorts that were less “athletic” (and without a logo) I.E. that I could pair more easily with “normal tops” and these are so great! Very comfy–not as stretchy as normal shorts but really soft and I love the color! (Come in olive too!) They’re selling out VERY fast though! I find them to be TTS (I have a small).
Lots of sales- especially on Nordstrom made brands! Here’s what I’m eyeing:
Ruched Tank Dress:
I’ve had this tank dress for years and it’s the perfect thing to dress up or down! A classic in black, but comes in other cute colors as well! I’m usually an XS or S in dresses and I like the way the small fits better–not too tight, but fitted and very flattering!
Tretorn Canvas Sneakers:
How fun is this colorful version of my go-to white sneakers? They’re more than 30% off on sale too!
The best “heels” 😂 for a quarantined summer. Because it’s fun to dress up to finally go out to a patio, but let’s be real–these are as high as heels are getting this year. 😜
West Elm is having a 20% off furniture, 25% off everything else sale! If you’ve been waiting to pull the trigger on furniture or outdoor decor, now’s the time!
I snagged this indoor/outdoor planter for our deck and I love it! Incredible quality and it comes in an array of sizes!
50% off sale styles–ALSO! My favorite biker shorts are RESTOCKED today! (Not on sale, but don’t sleep on ’em–they’re amazing! So many of you have been asking about them!) But if you need new workout gear, definitely give their sale section a look! FYI I wear a size small in Alo so I’d say they run TTS.