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Insomniac Sale Picks: Sweater Dresses

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Several readers have requested a few picks for various types of sweater dress, so here we go:

cable knit sweater dress

Style&co. Cable-Knit A-Line Sweater Dress – was $69.50, now $39.09
with code STAR

I remember a request for A-line and full-skirted sweater dresses and I struggled to find any. This year? They’re available in abundance. This one has 3/4 sleeves and although it looks short, the description and reviews maintain it is knee-length on most figures. Available in this red as well as black, heather gray, and merlot in sizes XS – XL. Size availability varies by color. Also available in petite and plus sizes.

fit and flare sweater dress

Sandra Darren Plus-Size Lace Fit & Flare Dress – was $100, now $70

I so dig that pattern. I’ve seen sweater dresses with heathering, but very few that have an actual pattern. Love the 3/4 sleeves and flared skirt. I’d probably belt this one, add some opaque black tights and brown boots, and call it good. Available in sizes 1X – 3x. Also in S – XL.

surplice sweater dress

Chaps Surplice Sweaterdress – was $110, now $82.50

For those who prefer a slimmer, more sheath-like fit, this shawl-collar surplice sweater dress is a great option. Paired with tights and boots it will be cozy and comfy all winter long. Also in petite sizes, and this similar design comes in sizes 14W – 24W.

belted sweater dress

Jones New York Signature Plus Size Belted Sweater Dress – was $119, now $90.94
with code STAR

Here’s why the image is a bit wonky: The image for the plus size version – which is on sale – was TEENY. The regular size version is not on sale, but had a lovely big image. So we’ve got a hybrid. The plus version has a fabulous V- neckline – rare in sweater dresses – long sleeves, an A-line skirt, and removable belt. This one looks like and actually does hit at the knee. Available in charcoal in sizes 0X- 3X. Also in petite and regular sizes, not on sale.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for sweater dresses:

  1. eBay – For whatever reason, sweater dresses can be a bit tough to find. But eBay has thousands of options in various lengths, styles, and sizes.
  2. Macy’s – One of the few retailers that offers real variety, including a-line styles, petite and plus sizes, and some hemlines that aren’t super short.
  3. Kohl’s – Affordable, office-friendly options. Love this marled drop-waist style.
  4. Nordstrom – A nice variety of lengths and styles, including this long-sleeved Fair Isle and this striped/colorblocked plus-size one.
  5. And, of course, THRIFT STORES! It’ll be hit or miss, for sure, but especially now that the weather is truly turning some sweater dresses should start appearing on the racks. (thethriftshopper.com can help you locate stores near you.)

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Crossbody Bags

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Marie requested a few picks for crossbody bags, so here we go:

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Aldo Minturno – was $50, now $34.99

I love everything about this bag from the warm color to the zipper details to the simple flap closure. If you look closely, you’ll see that the top flap has a zipper along its edge, too. This bag is vegan-friendly and fairly large at 12.75″ x 4″ x 9.5″ with a 22″ strap drop. Also comes in black. This bag has similar design features but is made from leather and comes in seven great colors.

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Scarleton Accent Strap Flap Crossbody – was $53.98, now $25.99

Another great looking faux leather option with a simple, pared-down design. The top flap is held in place with a magnet closure, but there’s also a zipper inside for extra security. This bag seems smallish but is actually fairly deep, measuring in at 10.3″ x 8.7″ x 4.8″ with a 21.5″ strap drop. Also available in cognac or black.

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Lucky Brand Beckham B Tote – was $188, now $74.99

OK, so we’re heavy on flap crossbodies tonight. I feel like they are more contemporary looking than many zip tops, and easier to deal with. And this one is convertible to a tall tote shape!  A nice medium-sized bag at 11.5″ x 2″ x 12″ with a 17″ strap drop. Also available in cream leather via the link above, or cognac, tan, or black here for $63.97 – $111.86.

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Latico Leathers Doyle Satchel – was $148.99, now $89.99 – $100.99

My black crossbody has a top handle in addition to the long strap, and I’ve come to absolutely adore this design feature. The bag above also has a handheld handle up top, and a long crossbody strap. In addition to this gray and another gray version that lacks the push-button closure, this bag comes in salmon, tan, teal, mustard, turquoise, rose, and orange leather. 12″ x 9.5″ x 3″ with a 24.5″ strap drop.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for crossbody bags:

  1. eBags – More than 1,400 options, including lightweight and vegan. This two-tone Fossil zip-top is incredibly cute.
  2. Amazon – More than 8,000 options, including some designer picks like this classic Kate Spade.
  3. Hobo International – In my opinion, some of the classiest crossbodies around. Love this weathered red Lorna bag.

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Insomniac Sale Picks: Office-appropriate Ankle Pants

*In this late-night feature – which will run on Tuesday and Thursday of each week – I’ll gather up three fun items that are currently on sale online and share them with you! I would LOVE suggestions: Stylish wide-width pumps? Classic v-necked sweaters? Chandelier earrings? Petite dress slacks? What would you like to see featured?*

Jessica requested a few picks for office-appropriate ankle pants, so here we go:

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Boden Bistro Crop Trouser – was $138, now $59.84 – $117.30
with code H4F4

Boden has been doing this crop for several years running, and each season brings a new batch of colors and patterns. This fall, we’ve got a couple of plaids, polka dots, a floral, dark leopard print, five solids, and this subtle metallic jacquard. Fiber content varies by color, so do peek at the “Details” tab. Available in sizes 2 – 18, including some long lengths. Also in petite 2P -10P. JCPenney has a variety of colors and prints in sizes 16W – 24W.

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Nic + Zoe Silvia Perfect Pant – was $118, now $29.99 – $36.99

Jessica specifically mentioned that skin-tight ankle pants are right out, and this pair features more of a straight-leg style. They’re a rayon/cotton blend, so hopefully fairly wrinkle-resistant. And I love the clean front, pocketless styling. Available in this red as well as tan, khaki, black, and mint green in sizes 2 – 16. Size availability varies by color. For another straight-leg option, this Charter Club pair comes in ivory and navy. This style is a little slimmer but comes in a similar array of colors in sizes 14W – 26W.

ck ankle pant Calvin Klein Women’s Slim-Fit Suit Pant- was $89, now $59.93

This shape is my favorite: Not too skinny, but a little slimmer than a straight- leg. This is a poly/rayon blend, so not wool suiting, but should have some give to it and a nice hand. And another pocketless front for a smooth fit. Available in sizes 2 – 14. This similar pair is available in 14W – 24W.

Other not-currently-on-sale resources for office-appropriate ankle pants:

  1. J.Crew – The vast majority of styles offered are cropped or ankle length. The cult-favorite Minnie is probably a bit tight for more conservative offices, but the slim styles offer a looser fit.
  2. Loft – Prints and solids in regular, petite, and tall lengths. This plaid pair comes in three cuts so you can pick a style that works with your curves.
  3. Piperlime – Check the “trouser” section for cropped pants in slim, wide, pleated, and flat styles. I’m very tempted by these slouchy stretch wool ankle pants.

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