As if traveling isn't stressful enough, we have to worry about bringing all the essentials—comfy (read: stretchy) jeans, an outfit that can be dressed up or down, something glitzy for a girl's night out, and at least two pairs of shoes—all without overpacking. Make the trip easier for yourself by choosing an overnight bag that's not too big nor too small. Enter: the weekender bag. It's the perfect travel-sized companion for a long weekend getaway or quick three-day trip whether by car, train, or plane, all while avoiding pesky checked baggage fees. We've collected the best, most stylish but durable weekender bags for women to take on the holiday hustle.
While our inner Carrie Bradshaw is dying to strut the streets of New York in some Manolo Blahniks, the idea of standing in six-inch heels all day long seems quite painful. Luckily, you don't have to sacrifice style or comfort, thanks to platform sandals. Not only does the chunky platform lengthen your legs, it also adds some height underneath the toe area to alleviate pressure. Whether you're looking for shoes that are easy to walk in or need a stylish pair to rock with your flowy maxi dress, these 10 platform sandals will soon become your sole-mates.
Pencil skirts are a great wardrobe essential that elevates any look. While you can easily dress them down with white sneakers like a Superga pair (these bad boys are a Kate Middleton fave), you can also make them nighttime-appropriate with some stylish pumps from brands like Sarah Flint (another royally-approved brand) or, our personal favorite, Stuart Weitzman. Whether you're looking to refresh your workwear outfits or need transitional pieces for the new season, these stylish pencil skirts are a must-have for spring. We looked through a plethora of pencil skirts and narrowed them down to nine pieces we believe deserves a spot in your closet. From skirts made from timeless fabrics to ones that block out the cold, scroll through to see our top picks.
Why be like the rest of them when you can be yourself? This summer, express yourself and wear only unique swimsuits that'll stand out from the crowd. It can be a long-sleeved swimsuit, a sexy-chic peplum swimsuit, or even one with suspenders (yes, suspenders!). We all love our go-to black bikini, but sometimes you gotta stand out and be bold. These 17 unique swimsuits are perfect for all different shapes, sizes, and styles.
Once Halloween is over, it's time to get serious about holiday shopping. Lucky for you, Nordstrom's Black Friday sale has something for all the men, beauty junkies and everyone else on your list with a whopping 60 percent off select items for six days, starting Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 10 p.m. until 11:59 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 26. We can't forget about the exclusive deals on our favorite luxury beauty brands like La Mer and Charlotte Tilbury and the 80+ free beauty samples to choose from. And of course, plenty of discounted designer finds to bolster your own winter wardrobe. We're talking big names—Tory Burch, Stuart Weitzman and Rag & Bone—so you can snag that bag you've had your eyes on at a fraction of the price.
You can get a head start with these pre-Black Friday deals from Nordstrom's Fall Sale, saving up to 40 percent on clothing, shoes, accessories, and home goods for the year ahead. Nordy Card members: Don't forget that starting Nov. 24 you earn double points on all Nordstrom purchases, so plan accordingly. Keep scrolling to take a peek at our top picks from the sale section right now.
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