Happy Memorial Day Weekend!! It’s HERE! While it doesn’t quite feel like summer in Chicago this weekend, we do have some sunshine today and I won’t complain about that! Especially after the year we’ve had, I think it’s so important to pause this weekend and honor those who have died protecting our freedom, as well as celebrate with our friends and family who have been our support systems this year. MDW is definitely hitting a little different after everything we’ve all been through.
And on a superficial note, it’s also always an INCREDIBLE weekend for sales. While I don’t want to tempt you to spend beyond your means, I DO always love telling you about ways that you can get the things you are shopping for at a discount, because who doesn’t like saving money?! Right?!
To kick off the post on that note, directly below, you’ll find the requests you submitted on insta-stories yesterday. I did my best to find answers to the majority of the submissions for you! After that, there is a list of what I think are the best sales this weekend, including my personal favorites for those sales. And last but not least, I included a few extra links at the bottom – especially since I know a lot of you are looking for more home goods and furniture. I hope it’s all helpful for you! Happy shopping!
The suit pictured above is on sale this weekend! Runs true to size.
What You’re Shopping For:
This was by far the most requested category this year – and there are a lot of great options on sale right now! If you are looking for really high quality and sustainable investment pieces, Outer is offering up to $400 off with code MD21. We just got a couch from them (can’t wait to show you more this week!!) and we are blown away by how gorgeous it is and how comfortable it is – and the cushions have BUILT IN COVERS. Seriously, so cool. If that is over your budget or you need furniture for a smaller space, Target and Wayfair also have amazing deals right now!
Speaking of Target and Wayfair – they are also great places to look for indoor furniture and other home decor, along with Bed Bath & Beyond and Macy’s. Since a few of you asked about rugs specifically, I’d highly recommend Rugs.com. Their prices are always really reasonable and they have MAJOR markdowns (like 80% off!) this weekend. And if you’ve been waiting for a rare Ruggable sale, they are offering 15% off select styles – and all of their rugs are machine washable.
Crate & Barrel has a bunch of great markdowns right now, but the most exciting is LE CREUSET! If you don’t have one yet, this is a great time to snatch one up. You can also get my Nespresso machine on sale this weekend, too. YAY for espresso! And don’t forget to check out great deals at Bed Bath & Beyond and Target, too!
Petite Friendly Clothes
If you are looking for clothing made specifically for petites, I always recommend checking out Loft, Abercrombie, and J.Crew. In addition to those, Gap, Old Navy, and Asos have really great petite sections now, too!
Whether you’re petite or not, I still think Loft, Abercrombie, and Old Navy have the best selection of affordable and wearable sundresses this year! Lulu’s is also offering 30% off sale styles, and I feel like this Ann Taylor dress looks like Love Shack Fancy – but it’s less than $200 PLUS 40% off!
I know, I know. Shorts are the hardest thing to shop for… and I hate that I don’t have suggestions that are on sale 🙈 That being said, I have heard really great things about this Loft pair and this Target pair. And even though they aren’t on sale, this pair from Abercombie is my new favorite and still under $100! They’re high waisted, they don’t gap, and they’re not super short. Definitely recommend.
If you are looking for affordable bathing suits, Aerie is definitely the place to look. They have $20 bikini tops and $20 bikini bottoms, along with lots markdowns on one pieces, too! I got this wrap swimsuit a few years ago and it is still one of my all time favorites. So comfortable and flattering! Also, J.Crew’s swim sale is still going strong too!
Wedding Guest Dresses
I’m actually not super impressed with Nordstrom’s dress markdowns, but I love this dress (take an extra 50% off!) from Bloomingdales sale section! I also always like to recommend Yumi Kim, and if you are trying to keep all dress purchases under $100, I’d definitely check out Asos.
REVOLVE IS WHERE IT’S AT! They have SO many white dresses for all kinds of bridal events. I love this sweet dress for a shower, this sequin dress for a bachelorette party, and this fashion moment (!!!) for a rehearsal dinner. SO PRETTY!
Wedding shoes are such a personal choice, but I do have some thoughts for you! I personally decided to get Loeffler Randall heels that I had been crushing on for years in platinum rose so that they looked a little bridal, but I could still wear them after the wedding. While those aren’t on sale, this similar style with an ankle strap is! Nordstrom also has a few styles on sale – isn’t this pair pretty? And while they aren’t technically on sale, Sarah Flint has an AMAZING selection of wedding shoes. I just got my first pair of their pumps for other weddings and wedding events this year, and they are beautifully made and surprisingly so comfortable – and they gave me a DISCOUNT CODE! Just enter SARAHFLINT-BALSL at checkout for $50 off!!
I’d recommend checking out Lululemon’s sale section (my leggings guide can help you with fabrics/lengths!), as well as Athleta’s sale section. Nordstrom also has a bunch of Zella styles marked down, too!
The Best Memorial Day Sales
Abercrombie – 25% off select styles
Unfortunately my new favorite jean shorts aren’t a part of Abercrombie’s sale – but they have marked down some great basics like this cropped tee, this trapeze tank, and this graphic tee (I have this one and it’s so soft!).
Advanced Clinicals – 30% off select items with code ACSUMMER
Advanced Clinicals is already the best affordable skincare out there, so adding 30% off is bananas! My personal favorites from their sale section this weekend are the Tea Tree Oil Mask (so great if your skin is dry and/or recovering from breakouts), Cracked Heel Cream (literally magic), Hyaluronic Gel Face Cream (great for dry skin), and Peptide Serum (the best budget friendly anti aging product I’ve tried).
Aerie – 25-60% off
Aerie has marked down a lot on their site, but I think the best deals are $20 bikini tops and $20 bikini bottoms! They also have a brunch of one pieces marked down, including my favorite wrap swimsuit that I got a few years ago!
Alice & Wonder – 20% off with code MDW20
You don’t have to live in Chicago to support this amazing local boutique! She has so many cute pieces in stock right now too, from dresses to shorts and more!
Dermstore – up to 20% off with code SALEAWAY
Ummm Dermstore has discounts on AMAZING products right now. First, if you buy one thing this weekend, it should be these pimple patches. If you put one on a pimple before you go to bed, it literally works all night to flatten it out by morning. They are insane. Get them and thank me later! In addition to those, you can also get my favorite retinol serum, setting powder, toner pads, and mascara from this sale. Woo!
Equilibria – 25% off sitewide
My favorite CBD company, Equilibria, is offering 25% off sitewide! The best part is that you can stack that with my 15% off code for first timers (LAKESHORELADY) and their 20% off subscription discount. Umm, that is a LOT of savings, friends!! I personally subscribe to their Calm Box right now, which includes their softgels, daily drops, and calming melts. I also have a subscription to their Mindful Mineral Soak and I just push the ship date if I haven’t used it all up that month. I love that they make it so easy to change or delay your shipments to work for you. Just another reason to support this amazing local and female founded company!
Loft – 40-50% off with code SUMMER
Loft has a ton of fun options for summer this year (This dress! These shorts!), but I am especially excited that Lou & Grey pieces are included in this sale!! If you’ve never tried their loungewear, they are truly the softest. Everyone needs something in their signature fabric, but I’m also eyeing this tie dye sweatshirt and matching shorts. So cute!
J.Crew – 25% off select full price and 50% off sale
J.Crew will always be a great place to get basics for summer like tees and shorts – but I also think it’s an amazing place to get swimwear! You can check out some of my favorite styles here. How cute is this one piece?!
Meater – 20% off with code MEMORIAL
We just got this new meat thermometer and it is a grilling game changer. It’s also a great Father’s Day gift idea!
Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale – Up to 50% off
I’m not overly impressed with the markdowns for this sale… but there are a ton of Zella items on sale, so if you’re looking for activewear, definitely check that out!
Old Navy – up to 50% off
I haven’t shopped at Old Navy in a long time because I try to stay away from too much fast fashion… but holy moly, they have great stuff right now! If you need a few summer staples on a budget, I definitely recommend spending some time on their site. I love this swing dress, this t-shirt dress, and this puff sleeve dress. All so easy for summer!
Our Place – Get $30 off with code BACK30
Outer – Save up to $400 with code MD21
I’m going to share way more about this later in the week, but we just got a couch from Outer and the quality is AMAZING. I know it’s definitely an investment, but if you’ve been looking for something high quality, sustainable, and made to last, I already can’t recommend them enough!
Revolve – up to 50% off
Revolve marked down a lot of great gems this weekend, especially if you are a bride to be! I love this sweet dress for a shower, this sequin dress for a bachelorette party, and this fashion moment for a rehearsal dinner. There are a ton of other options, too!
Target – up to 25% off patio furniture and accessories
Yumi Kim – 30% off sale styles with code 30BBQ
I have gotten so many great pieces from Yumi Kim’s sale section over the years. This maxi is one of her classics and a GREAT wedding guest dress (I have a very similar style in an old print!). I also LOVE this maxi for a bride to be – and these robes are perfect for a bridal party!
More Memorial Day Sales 2021:
Ann Taylor – 40% off with code CELEBRATE
Anthropologie – 40% off all sale items
Asos – Buy more, save more
Bed Bath & Beyond – up to 40% off
Bloomingdale’s – extra 50% off clearance
Crate & Barrel – up to 60% off
Gap – 50% off select styles, 40% off everything else
Lulu’s – extra 30% off sale items
Pottery Barn – up to 50% off
Ruggable – 15% off select styles
Saks Off Fifth – extra 40% off clearance
Wayfair – up to 70% off
Williams Sonoma – up to 50% off