Twice per year, the fine folks at Shopbop host a friends and family sale. No hidden codes or special invitations are required. Everyone is eligible to save 25-percent on designers like DvF, Black Halo, Tibi and more using code INTHEFAMILY25. (And don’t forget to use Ebates to also receive 3% cash back.)
I decided to save on the fairly pricey Loeffler Randall Viola boots that I’ve been stalking for two years. If I wear them even half as much as I’ve thought about them, they’ll pay for themselves. I also stocked up on Hanky Panky Bare thongs and picked up a pair of leather-accented leggings just to see what I think of them in person.
As for products that I can personally endorse, there are two that I want to recommend.
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen my Thomas Street Tote several dozen times. It is my go-to casual bag. The rich cognac color, the adjustable straps and durable construction make it a must have.
Mine has taken incalculable abuse over the past two years and it still looks as good as the day I bought it. One of my favorite purchases.
I wanted a black pair that I could wear with high heels, since both pair of pants I own (the J.Crew Hutton Trouser) are cut for flats. So I decided to give these Bop trousers a try.
I usually have a hard time finding pants that fit me without lots of expensive tailoring. The wide-legged style and wider waistband on these trousers suited my pear-shape rather well. They’re also very flattering. (No joke, my thighs have never looked thinner.) And with hemming and a nip at the waist, I paid barely $40 for everything.
In fact, I like these trousers so much that I bought the suit jacket that goes with them. When worn together, the boyfriend-tailored jacket and the wide-legged trousers create a modern suit that feels and looks relaxed, yet professional. They’re also machine washable, so they’re perfect for business travel.
So are you shopping the friends and family sale? If so, what are you picking up?