Women's wardrobe basics on sale - une femme d'un certain âge

Some good basics on sale

La ligne striped half-zip sweater in navy

I’ve been sifting through the sale notices rolling into my inbox, and bookmarked a few things I thought you might like. Whenever I scroll through sale merchandise, I keep an eye out for good wardrobe basics and timeless pieces that can be worn season after season.

Some good wardrobe basics on sale

Net-a-Porter is having a doozy of a sale. While they do tend to focus on higher-end designer pieces, I did spot a few sweaters from LA LIGNE. If you love stripes, this is a brand to keep on your radar. The navy half-zip sweater above is 50% off, and as of last night was still available in most sizes (Small-XL). If you prefer solids, this navy collared sweater is 40% off.

Many sale items seem to be selling quickly, so apologies if your size or preferred style is no longer available.

Chico's chambray quilted jacket with contrast piping.

Chico’s is offering some daily specials in addition to their sale items. The contrast piping is a nice detail on this classic quilted jacket.

Chico's fringe tweed jacket in soft camel.

If tweed’s your jam, this fringe detail cardigan is a good neutral that will transition into Spring.

Chico's Girlfriend ankle jeans, dark wash.

A slim, straight leg jean is still my pick for ease of styling and dress-up-dress-down versatility (especially in a clean darker wash like this one).

Chico's black and white houndstooth layering tee.

For you Winters, here’s a print layering tee in a classic black-and-white houndstooth.

Madewell Dorset jacket in plaid.

I think a relaxed plaid blazer like this one gives you a lot of styling options. It can go to the office or out to dinner. Wear it open or closed, add a belt, or drape it over your shoulders. Sizes XX-Small to XX-Large. It’s 25% off with code HOLLYJOLLY.

Madewell transport camera bag in woven leather

A crossbody camera bag is a practical style for daily use. The woven leather on this one takes it up a level. And it’s 40% off with code HOLLYJOLLY.

Talbot's v-neck cashmere sweater soft violet.

For a limited time, Talbot’s has select cashmere items for $99, and 40% off your purchase. Many of you ask to see more v-neck options; here’s one in a pretty, soft violet.

Talbot's black and white buffalo plaid sweater jacket

Here’s a fun buffalo check sweater jacket in classic black and white.

Talbot's polka dot sweater.

And polka dots are always good…

Beauty deals

Simple human lighted 5x magnifying mirror.

Speaking of practical, my favorite magnifying mirror is currently marked down. The 5x magnification is just enough for everyday makeup, and it’s rechargeable.

Brian + MW lipsticks, glosses, lip treatments

Brian + MW is offering daily specials on skincare and makeup products. Today, you can save 40% on lip treatments, lipsticks, and glosses. (Including my favorite Re-Creation Lip Treatment!!)

And be sure to check out The Style Hub for more style tips and outfit ideas!

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  1. Kathy
    December 15, 2021 / 4:53 am

    In the fall, maybe during your travels you discussed a lipstick by Chanel. It was a pink/coral. I bought one, loved it, lost it. Can’t remember the name. Can you share it with me?

  2. Kathie
    December 15, 2021 / 5:28 am

    Just a head’s up that the Chico’s quilted jackets are designed for a pear shape. I’m between a 0 and 1. The 1 was extremely tight in the shoulders and bust (I am not broad shouldered nor large busted) and roomy through the hip. I tried the 2 and other than the shoulders it was huge on me. They are lovely jackets for the price but won’t fit all body types. The sales associate confirmed that lots of customers said the same and there were many returns.

  3. Eve
    December 15, 2021 / 9:44 am

    I buy Chico’s jackets because I think they run shorter so I get a better length. But I always have problems with the shoulders. If I buy to fit bust, they are too big in shoulders. That’s why I stay away from fitted. Until they start selling jackets to fit large bust, small shoulder women, it’s get a tailor or buy loose fit jackets.

  4. Lauren
    December 15, 2021 / 5:53 pm

    I wish that you would state the name of the company that makes the item in your descriptions…..this would save a lot of clicking on items to discover that the company will not ship to Canada or their version of a “fit” does not work for me
    Perhaps this info is missing because you get “points” for “clicks” even if the person does not buy

    • Susan Blakey
      December 15, 2021 / 5:58 pm

      Hi Lauren, no I don’t get any compensation for clicks. I did mention the retailers for several of the items (Net-a-Porter, Chico’s, Talbots, Brian + MW), will be sure to include this information in the future.

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