Since most of us are still on lockdown, our Memorial Day Weekends are going to be looking a hell of a lot different this year. Instead of blacking out at the sceniest college bar down the shore, I’ll be sipping a hard seltzer from the comfort of my bed while shopping all the online Memorial Day Weekend sales. Of course, money is tight right now for most of us, myself included, which is why if I can snag a few things on promo this weekend for a little retail therapy, then I’m down. Not to mention, the only thing I ever have to look forward to at the moment is a new package on my doorstep. So if you’re like me and could use a little retail therapy-induced serotonin boost to make your holiday weekend slightly less depressing, then here’s a roundup of all the promos I’ll be shopping, feel free to join me!
1. Alex Mika: 25% off sitewide
Alex Mika has become one of my new faves for getting trendy and high-quality jewelry pieces that I can wear every day. They have everything from VSCO-girl-cool butterfly pieces to timeless delicate chains, so whatever your taste is they’re sure to have something you’ll love. Their long weekend sale has already started, so now through 5/25 you can get actually get their incredible assortment for 25% with code “MDW25”.
2. Anthropologie: Additional 50% off sale
The paper bag style short is already proving itself to be a big summer trend, which comes as no surprise considering they’re pretty much universally flattering and comfortable. Plus, right now through the weekend you can even get this stylish gingham pair for a mere $25.
3. Blush Mark: 15% off anything
If you read my last article then you’re already familiar with Blush Mark, and if you didn’t, well, thanks for the lack of support. Anyway, Blush Mark is a brand new company born during quarantine and their stuff is priced so low you actually won’t believe it. If you shop today, they’re doing 20% off orders of $30 or more and, if you choose to shop after today, then starting tomorrow through Monday are offering 15% off anything!
4. Chinese Laundry: 25% off all regular price
Chinese Laundry has the cutest high-quality shoes available that are still affordable. This weekend only, you can get a pair of their regular priced shoes 25% off with code “YAY25”. Spend wisely and treat yourself to a versatile pair that you’ll actually wear all summer long.
5. Dolce Vita: 50% off sitewide
Dolce Vita is really treating us this weekend with 50% off sitewide. That means that you can get anything from sneakers to heels, all at half off of their original prices. Again, sticking with the theme here of trying to spend wisely, you really can’t go wrong with a stylish pair of neutral-colored sneakers that will pair seamlessly with all your summer outfits (and/or lounge looks).
5. Good American: 20% off select full priced products + extra 40% off sale
Whether you need new workout gear or some casual summer pieces, Good American is having some amazing deals worth shopping this weekend. They’re offering 20% off select full priced items plus an extra 40% off their large selection of already reduced sale pieces.
6. La Gotta Swimwear: 20% off sitewide
If you’re not familiar with La Gotta swimwear, then it’s time to get acquainted. They’re a swimwear brand specializing in stylish and unique styles that pretty much guarantee you’ll have the coolest suit on the beach. Shop this weekend and you can get yourself one of their incredible swimsuits at 20% off the normal price with code “MEMORIALDAY”.
7. Lulus: Additional 50% off sale
One of everyone’s favorite online shops, Lulus, is offering an additional 50% off all sale in honor of the long weekend. This means that you can get stylish must-have pieces at totally affordable prices, like this striped set which would come down to just $32 total.
8. Mango: 30% off
Okay, to be totally transparent with you, all I legit currently have this top in my shopping bag at Mango. I love Mango, and I love them even more when they’re doing their MDW promo, which is 30% off everything right now.
9. NOA: 20% off sitewide
Another recent go-to favorite for delicate everyday jewelry is NOA, who is offering 20% off sitewide now through the long weekend with code “memorialday”. All of their pieces are timeless and elegant, perfect for whether you’re dressed up or dressed down.
10. PacSun: BOGO
How cute are these shorts? These pale pink denim mom shorts from PacSun are part of the site’s long weekend BOGO sale—yes, you read that correctly—BOGO as in buy one, get one free.
11. PilyQ: Additional 30% off sale
I’m DREAMING of the day we can all lie on the beach again, mask-free, just living our best lives. Especially given the fact that one of my go-to swim brands, PilyQ, is offering an additional 30% off sale styles right now with code “MDW30”. Their sale selection is huge and has some great swimwear, like this chic bandeau bikini that’s currently almost half off its original price.
12. Solid & Striped: 25% off sitewide
Another one of my favorite swim brands, Solid & Striped, is offering 25% sitewide with code “MDW25”. They have tons of stylish suits, like this retro beach babe one that I’m obsessed with right now. Their suits are high quality and fit amazing, so if you do have a little extra in the budget, you know from all the money you’re saving not buying overpriced vodka sodas at the bar this weekend, then treat yourself to this stylish one piece.
13. South Moon Under: Additional 50% off sale + 50% off select styles
Every time I see a promo followed by “select styles” I low-key roll my eyes, but not with this one. South Moon Under is not only offering an additional 50% off all sale, they’re also doing 50% off select styles and its the crème de la crème of their merchandise right now. For example, this gray denim jacket which is part of the promo and that I personally own and can’t say enough good things about. Sizes do run out fast, so don’t sleep on this!
14. Talentless: 20% off
Personally, I’m a huge fan of Talentless because their stuff is super high-quality and still relatively reasonably priced. Now, before you all yell at me that over $100 for a pair of sweatpants is not reasonable, just hear me out. Everything is SUPER high quality, so it’s not like you’re spending $100 on some fast fashion sweats that get ruined after one cycle in the wash. These sweats are thick, durable, and the fit is amazing. And, since most of us are still living in loungewear right now anyway, then now more than ever is the perfect time to invest in a high-quality pair of sweats that you’ll be obsessed with, especially while they’re on promotion for 20% off all weekend long, starting tomorrow!
15. Quay: BOGO
I’m a huge fan of blue light glasses because they genuinely do reduce the strain on my eyes. Which, of course is important as a writer…and also as someone who’s just addicted to online shopping. Right now you can get TWO pairs of Quay blue light glasses for the price of one, so you can have some options for when you’re Snapchatting your crush and don’t feel like putting makeup on. You can even get one pair of blue light glasses and one pair of sunglasses if you want, I mean who am I to tell you how to live.
16. Urban Outfitters: Additional 30% off sale
One day, hopefully in the near future, we all shall leave our houses once again. And, when that day comes, make sure you’re prepared with a cute going-out outfit like this cowl neck romper from Urban Outfitters. You can shop all of Urban’s sale for an additional 30% off for a limited time, which means that right now you can get most of their spring/early summer inventory at super reduced prices.
I know no one’s trying to frivolously blow all their funds right now online shopping, but then again you’re going to need SOMETHING to do this weekend. And, not only that, but then it also gives you something to look forward as you anxiously track your package down all week. It might even garner you a split second of social interaction with your delivery guy, so I mean all-in-all shopping these sales is just a win all around.
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Images: @jonatron / Unsplash; Alex Mika; Anthropologie; Blush Mark; Chinese Laundry; Dolce Vita; Good American; La Gotta; Lulus; Mango; NOA; PacSun; PilyQ; Solid & Striped; South Moon Under; Talentless; Quay; Urban Outfitters
Memorial Day Weekend has officially ended and, sadly enough, you’re probs still hungover. There’s nothing worse than heading back to work knowing that your next holiday from reality, Fourth of July, is over a month away. HOW WILL WE EVER MAKE IT TO THOSE RED, WHITE, AND BLUE JELL-O SHOTS?! Well, one idea to pass the time while at your hellhole 9-5 is with some online shopping. Look, Karen in accounting doesn’t believe for a second that you actually know what the fuck you’re doing on Excel. You might as well stop pretending and, instead, be productive by shopping all the online summer sales. Pro tip: Maybe even pick out something sweet for Karen! She’ll remember it next time you show up 20 mins late with a Skinny Caramel Macchiato in hand.
Anyways, enough about Karen. Summer tends to be a slower month for retailers since everyone is either away on vacation or just outside doing warm-weather activities. You know, like, hiking and shit. Hard pass. It’s also the season that requires the least amount of clothing since it’s, like, hot af. This is good news for you, your wallet, and your Fourth of July wardrobe. Retailers start heavily marking down their spring/summer items during the months following Memorial Day in order to make space for their next big season: back-to-school. That being said, put this month’s paycheck to good use and take advantage of these amazing summer sales.
These are the clothing items that are worth buying during summer sales:
1. Denim Shorts
There’s nothing better than finally being able to wear shorts on the first barely-warm-enough day that it is socially acceptable to do so. Whether it’s because we’ve had a tough winter and gained a few, or are just over last summer’s short-shorts, it seems like we’re always in the market for a new pair of denim shorts. Post MDW, the shorts you were eyeing up at the beginning of spring will finally start getting marked down. TAKE ADVANTAGE. You’ll still have three plus months to wear them, so you’ll get immediate gratification from this purchase.
Show Me Your Mumu Cactus Hi Rise denim cutoff shorts (
Most people will tell you to wait until August to buy swimwear. Most people are stupid. Swimsuits and swim accessories start getting marked down after MDW, particularly the styles that have been there since early spring. Don’t wait until August when the selection sucks and you have two weeks left to wear them. Start adding sale swimsuits to your cart now, and watch as the price continually drops over the next few weeks. Just don’t wait too long or all the good ones will be bought up by people who were smarter than you.
Kendall + Kylie Cutout one piece (
3. Formal Dresses
Why does it always feel like sorority formal is already, like, tomorrow? Or that wedding you RSVP’d to months ago is somehow next weekend??? You have nothing to wear and no time to shop. If you’re still in school, it’s pretty much guaranteed you’ll have some type of formal in the upcoming months. If you’re out of school, then you’ll have some wedding for some bitch who is, of course, “lucky enough to be marrying her best friend.” Gag me. Either way, you’re going to need a formal dress at some point in the near future and, believe it or not, NOW is the best time to shop for one. Since most people shop for formal dresses during the winter, you’ll be able to buy one now for an incredible price. Plus, you’ll have the added bonus of knowing that no other girl at the party will have your dress.
Privacy Please Columbia Mini dress (
Since everyone embraces the chance to show off their ugly, janky toes during the summer months, you’ll see amazing boots at even better prices. Alright, I know I sound like a used car salesman here, but this is legit. Boots might seem like an annoying purchase to make at the moment since you probs can’t wear them today (unless you live in Alaska or something), but just think how much your future self will thank you come September. Last summer, I bought a pair of Uggs for $60 instead of their original $200. It def wasn’t fun shelling out $60 for something I couldn’t get immediate use from but, as soon as ~Ugg season~ rolled around, I was pumped I had them. Knowing I had gotten the boots for suchhhh a great price literally gave me a feeling of satisfaction every single time I put them on. (And yes, Uggs are cool again. Don’t go fighting me about this in the comments—just trust me, I’m the fashion expert here.)
Raye x Revolve Farley boot (
5. Anything Spring/Summer
Remember that adorable tank you saw on the Free People catalogue a few months ago? Yeah, it’s on sale now. Post MDW, retailers are constantly marking down spring and summer pieces to make room for the fall collections. Take advantage of the system and go get that tank you’ve been eyeing up before they’re sold out. Just imagine how good you’ll look in your new tank while you’re out and pretending to ignore your fave fuckboy.
UO Empire Waist denim romper (
All you need now is to get through a few more weeks of hating your life before you’re back on vacay, looking hot af while blacking out on vodka sodas. You can do this.
Images: @rawpixel / Unsplash; South Moon Under; Revolve (3); Urban Outfitters
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