Daily Dose of Design: Currently Craving: Late Summer Favorites Under $50 (+ Ultimate Labor Day Sales List!)

Friday, August 31, 2018

Currently Craving: Late Summer Favorites Under $50 (+ Ultimate Labor Day Sales List!)

There's so many sales going on - I just wish it wasn't because it's the end of the summer! Labor Day Weekend is here and I'm so not ready for it... I need more summer! Has anyone ever "chased summer"? I have a friend who lives basically everywhere... He travels constantly so that he's always enjoying the summer season! In the winter here, he lives in Australia. Kinda cool, no? Thinking I should try it... ;) Anyway, there are lots of great sales going on so to take a break from all of the new arrivals that are taking over stores and our shopping list, I rounded up my favorite summer favorites that are all under $50! Most are regularly inexpensive, and now every single find is on sale and well under $50. Now's the time to get some last minute summer favorites that you can still enjoy for a few more weeks, and get excited about for next season!

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These denim shorts are what I LIVE in in the summer. I have yet to find other denim shorts that fit me better so I buy these in every wash! They're a perfect length and have a stretchy, comfortable fit. Another thing I've been living in this summer are these cute and colorful fringe sandals! I did NOT expect these to be all that comfortable, or enough so that I could wear them as much as I do anyway, but they're one of my more comfortable pairs of sandals. They're so summery and so dang cute! You'll get so much use out of these next year so get yourself a pair now - they'll be one of those things you forget about and get so excited about when you pull them out next spring! ;)

I don't normally think of makeup as seasonal, but the colors in this palette are so bright and vibrant! With the Sephora Beauty Insider Appreciation Event going on right now (shop all of my top picks that will no doubt become your favorite re-purchases here!), you can get this palette for such a great deal! It's so beautiful, almost as beautiful as this druzy bracelet! Love it and love that you could wear it year round!

When the Sugarfix/BaubleBar team sent over these stunning hoop earrings I fell in L O V E. I always mention how sensitive my ears are and how I can't wear heavy weighted earrings so I'm always hunting for the prettiest lightweight pairs I can find. These are simply stunning and only $12.99!

Best Labor Day 2018 Sales to Shop:

American Eagle | Save 25-60% with the LABOR-Yay Sale through 9/3.
Ann Taylor | Take 40% off full-price styles with code READYSETSALE. Valid 8/29-9/2.
Anthropologie | Save 40% on already reduced sale clothing and home items through 9/3.
Banana Republic | Receive 40% off your entire purchase. Valid through 9/2.
Bloomingdale's | Labor Day Big Brown Bag Sale; save 40-60% through 9/3.
Forever21 | Take an extra 50% off sale items. Valid through 9/4.
Francesca's | Save 30% on all full-priced items through 9/4.
GAP | Take 40% off everything with code YES & an extra 10% with code MORE. Valid through 9/4.
H&M | Up to 60% & free shipping on select styles. Valid through 9/3.
J. Crew | Take 40% off your entire purchase and an extra 50% off final sale styles. Valid through 9/3.
Kate Spade | Extra 30% off sale styles with code ONEOFAKIND. Valid through 9/5.
LOFT | 40% off your entire purchase with code LABORDAY. Valid through 9/3.
Lord & Taylor | Take 20% off regular priced & sale items with code LABORDAY (exclusions apply). Valid through 9/4.
Macy’s | Take 20% off at the Labor Day Sale with code WKND and free shipping on $49+. Valid through 9/3.
Neiman Marcus | Receive $100 off $400 with code NM100. Valid 8/30-9/3.
Old Navy | Save 50% on all jeans, tees, sweatshirts & dresses. Valid through 9/4.
Shopbop | Shop the sale and save up to 70%! End date TBA.
Saks Fifth Avenue | Shop the Labor Day flash sale! Select styles up to 80% off. Valid through 9/3.
Sephora | Beauty Insider Appreciation Event; 20% off for Rouge Members with code YESROUGE, 15% off for VIB Members with code YESVIB, and 10% off for Beauty Insiders with code YESINSIDER. Valid through 9/3.
Serena & Lily | Receive up to 30% off dining room furniture. Valid through 9/4.
Target | Save up to 30% sitewide. Valid through 9/3.
Wayfair | Receive up to 75% off select styles. Valid through 9/4.

Happy shopping, happy end of summer and have a wonderful LDW!


  1. The pink shorts are so cute perfect for end of summer

  2. This is such a pretty selection of things the shoes are so cute though

  3. Those tassle sandalas are everything! What a cute summer shoe. Love these items.

  4. So much fun! I am luckily far away from the stores this weekend after just finishing the back-to-school blowout!

  5. I love that bathing suit!!! How freaking adorable!!! Also the jewelry picks I need!! So many great items to choose from!

  6. i need everything in this post ha! i love those super cute sandals!

  7. I love those slides - the tassels are so cute!

  8. American Eagle shorts.... always! They are my favorite!

  9. The Violet Voss Flamingo palette is the definition of summer!

  10. Those pink shorts are so cute! I've been trying to incorporate more colour into my wardrobe, and they would help a lot!

  11. Crushing on that striped swimsuit and the tassel slides! Such fun summer pieces!

  12. Those tassels are super cute for the summer and love your summer picks that you rounded up! ❤️

  13. OMG the labor day sales are gonna kill my wallet! So many great deals!

  14. uhm yes please! I want it all! that blue top is especially cute! I mean it's all cute lol

  15. I am so not ready for summer to end! I love those tassel sandals and those pink shorts!

  16. I definitely will look into getting the end of summer pallets. I’ll make make the make up work somehow.

  17. Great picks! The tassel sandals and the Soludos espadrilles are my favorite :)

  18. These are all so cute and I am loving your sandals!! They are so adorable and so fun for Summer!

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  19. Give me all the pretty palettes. I'm shocked I didn't purchase any new palettes this summer.

  20. Like I needed to shop anymore!! All of these things you picked out are so cute. Makes me kinda sad summer is ending!

  21. I totally agree! We need more summer time :'( I definitely should try the life style of your friend and just chase summer lol Great picks! I loved 2, 3, and 11.

  22. These are such fun pieces! I feel like I should collect some of them for next year! I'm already on to serious fall shopping, that's for sure! I'm sooo ready for the upcoming season - I really don't like the heat haha!

  23. I love the colorful tassels on your sandals! So fun!

  24. Oh my gosh those sandals are SO cute!

  25. I love those shoes so much! Also, there are so many great sales right now!

  26. What a nice favorite list to buy now for next summer!!!!

  27. Great ideas, i love your article. It gives me more ideas on home to organize my room with my shoes and stuff for my children.Keep up the good work

  28. I was so happy a ton of the sales were extended this year! I hit up the Opry Mills outlet mall and got some cute stuff too!

  29. How cute are those tassle sandals and pink shorts?! So darling!

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