Outdoor Voices Sale: 50% Off Bestselling Leggings

When I put on my first pair of Outdoor Voices leggings, I understood the hype. After months of denial (how good could they possibly be?), I saw why they were suddenly everywhere I turned. You’ve definitely seen Outdoor Voices’ signature color block leggings too, whether in paparazzi shots of celebrities like Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid and Sophie Turner—or just on what seems like every girl in barre class (and at the coffeeshop). In fact, when Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney was struggling to raise money from male investors, she sent her leggings to their wives. Weeks later the men who had dismissed her had called back, because yes, their wives couldn’t stop wearing them either. They’re that good.

Once you own a pair, it’s easy to see why everyone loves them. My Outdoor Voices leggings are insanely comfortable: I find myself lounging in them for hours after a gym class, whereas I normally want to get out of my workout clothes ASAP after class. I even wear my Outdoor Voices leggings as a crucial part of my non-gym outfits now—which, for someone who never really understood athleisure and loves to dress up as much as I do, is pretty unheard of. The only issue is that after I wore my first pair of Outdoor Voices, I desperately wanted more. I wanted the 7/8 Springs Leggings in every color combination. I wanted the Exercise Dress and the Tri-Tone Slashback Crop Top. I even wanted their Hoka shoe collaboration that took the word “dad shoe” to new heights. But Outdoor Voices isn’t cheap, and I’ve been having a hard time justifying buying more pieces than I’ve already accrued.

Luckily, Outdoor Voices is currently having a sale with 50% off their bestsellers. Considering they barely ever have sales, this is huge. Their signature leggings are now $51 (!) and there are even crop tops for as low as $27. If you haven’t ever shopped the brand before, now’s the time to see what the hype’s all about. (And if you already own some Outdoor Voices, now’s the time to stock up.)

Outdoor Voices Sale: 50% Off Best-Selling Leggings

When I put on my first pair of Outdoor Voices leggings, I understood the hype. After months of denial (how good could they possibly be?), I saw why they were suddenly everywhere I turned. You’ve definitely seen Outdoor Voices’ signature color block leggings too, whether in paparazzi shots of celebrities like Alessandra Ambrosio, Gigi Hadid and Sophie Turner—or just on what seems like every girl in barre class (and at the coffee shop). In fact, when Outdoor Voices founder Tyler Haney was struggling to raise money from male investors, she sent her leggings to their wives. Weeks later the men who had dismissed her had called back, because yes, their wives couldn’t stop wearing them either. They’re that good.

Once you own a pair, it’s easy to see why everyone loves them. My Outdoor Voices leggings are insanely comfortable: I find myself lounging in them for hours after a gym class, whereas I normally want to get out of my workout clothes ASAP after class. I even wear my Outdoor Voices leggings as a crucial part of my non-gym outfits now—which, for someone who never really understood athleisure and loves to dress up as much as I do, is pretty unheard of. The only issue is that after I wore my first pair of Outdoor Voices, I desperately wanted more. I wanted the 7/8 Springs Leggings in every color combination. I wanted the Exercise Dress and the Tri-Tone Slashback Crop Top. I even wanted their Hoka shoe collaboration that took the term dad shoe to new heights. But Outdoor Voices isn’t cheap, and I’ve been having a hard time justifying buying more pieces than I’ve already accrued.

Luckily, Outdoor Voices is currently having a sale with 50% off the brand’s best-sellers. Considering the company barely ever has sales, this is huge. Their signature leggings are now $51 (!), and there are even crop tops for as low as $27. If you haven’t ever shopped the brand before, now’s the time to see what the hype’s all about. (And if you already own some Outdoor Voices, now’s the time to stock up.)

Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton Wore the Chicest Outfits to the Wimbledon Women’s Final

One year after their first solo outing as sisters-in-law, Meghan Markle and Kate Middleton attended their annual friend date at Wimbledon on Saturday, July 13. And just like last year’s tennis final, the two royals wore excellent outfits for the occasion.

Duchess Meghan and Duchess Kate joined the crowd of spectators at the Wimbledon Single Ladies’ Final at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in London today, to watch Markle’s pal Serena Williams face off against Germany’s Angelique Kerber from the royal box. Middleton chose a green sheath dress with puff sleeves and gold buttons, and Markle wore a white button-down tucked into an accordion skirt.

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While the duchesses watched the match, their fans tracked down the designers behind their outfits. Middleton’s dress was by Dolce & Gabbana, and although Markle’s top hasn’t been ID’d yet, her look includes a Hugo Boss skirt with navy brushstrokes. Her skirt retails for $375 and is still available online, but only in a few sizes.

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Here’s a full-length look at Middleton’s green dress—and the gorgeous print on Markle’s skirt.

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Kamala Harris Wants To Eliminate The Country’s Massive Rape-Kit Backlog If Elected

Following the Democratic debates two weeks ago, Kamala Harris has shot up in the polls and emerged as a frontrunner among the hopefuls planning to challenge Donald Trump in 2020. Now, her campaign is starting to roll out some of the policies that Harris would champion as president, and she announced on Friday that she would make it a priority to cut the country’s backlog of tens of thousands of untested rape kits.

Harris said that she would invest $1 billion to help states process rape kits that could help authorities identify perpetrators of sexual assaults and prevent backlogs from happening in the future. In a series of tweets, Harris unveiled her plans and shared that the overall price tag on working through an approximate 225,000 kits would cost “about $2 million less each year than what taxpayers have spent on Trump’s golf trips.”

“The federal government can and should prioritize justice for survivors of sex abuse, assault and rape,” Harris wrote on Twitter. “As California’s Attorney General, I committed resources and attention to clearing a backlog of 1,300 untested rape kits at state-run labs, and we got it done within my first year in office. We need the same focus at the national level to pursue justice and help hold predators accountable.”

Rape kits are made up of DNA evidence collected in the immediate aftermath of sexual assault crimes, usually following investigations and lengthy medical examinations of victims. The DNA results are then rendered through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) so that police departments across the country can access information and help to identify criminals. However, throughout the last decade, reports have shown that many rape kits are just sitting in storage facilities, either because they haven’t been requested by detectives or prosecutors for analysis or because they’ve been backlogged because of resource or lack of policies. Organizations like End The Backlog and activists such as Mariska Hargitay have urged action on the issue, but too often, the response has been that ending the backlog would be costly—especially because no one knows exactly how many kits are out there.

Harris’ plan is the first of its kind among the 2020 candidates. Although former Vice President Joe Biden has also raised the issue, tweeting in January that “[a]n untested rape kit means a survivor without justice.” He noted his own action on the issue and issued a call to action, “Test every kit. Every single one.”

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: The Best Beauty Deals to Shop During Early Access

Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale is almost here, and if you’re anything like we are, you’re taking a quick inventory of your beauty cabinet to figure out what you can justify restocking (or, well, adding). Luckily, it doesn’t take a huge stretch of reason to click “add to cart”—there are some incredible beauty deals going on for the sale this year. The best part? If you’re a Nordstrom cardholder, you can get early access to some of the best deals the sale’s offering, beginning Friday, July 12. That means you don’t have to worry about your favorite products getting sold out when the sale starts a whole week later, on Friday, July 19.

It’s not just discounts that are going during Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale Early Access, either: Expect curated sets and palettes that are exclusive to the event, often with a value that’s twice as much as what the items are selling for (we told you the sale was good). A NARS lip gloss set that clocks in at less than $10 for each gloss? That’s drugstore prices, people! A set of Mario Badescu’s incredible enzyme cleanser? $25—and there’s one perfectly sized for your gym bag, too. And if you really want to go all out, Nordstrom’s putting a five-product Sunday Riley skin care starter set on sale for less than $100. As our fave Jonathan Van Ness might say, can you believe? Read on for ten of our favorite products from the sale—just remember to nab these steals before they’re gone.

Norah O’Donnell on Her New Job as Anchor of ‘CBS News’

A few hours before our interview, Norah O’Donnell decides to sleep in…until 6 a.m. This is new for her—the notion that she might be able to wake up around the same time as the rest, and she hasn’t quite adjusted. For the better part of a decade, O’Donnell co-hosted CBS This Morning and rose at what is for most people the middle of the night.

Next week, she shifts gears—and schedules. O’Donnell is about to take her seat in the anchor chair at CBS Evening News, making her the second woman ever to solo anchor the broadcast. Katie Couric held the position from 2006 to 2011. (Connie Chung co-anchored the program, with Dan Rather from 1993 to 1995.)

Her move comes at a time when trust in the news is at an all-time low and thanks to mobile alerts, social media, and a host of other distractions, there have never been more opportunities to avoid what was once appointment television for most American families. (Even so, the three major news broadcasts still command upwards of 20 million viewers a night.) That is, in both respects, O’Donnell has her work cut out for her, and she knows it. “The evening broadcast has to change,” she insists. “We are now living in a time when we already get the headlines on our phone. So how do we provide context and depth?”

“By 6:30 PM at night, we know what happened,” she says. “How can we explain why it happened? I think people are hungry for and craving a trusted source of unbiased, fact-based news. And that is our standard. And that’s, quite frankly, the brand of CBS already.”

Still, O’Donnell’s ascent is at once evidence of a new era at the network—which has started to recover from the exits of Charlie Rose, Leslie Moonves, and 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager, who all stepped down amidst sexual misconduct and gender discrimination claims—and an obvious next step. She has covered congress, six presidential campaigns, and the White House. She’s interviewed half-a-dozen presidents and has stared down hurricanes, a red-faced Bill O’Reilly, and other natural disasters on live television.

So of course, it’s nice that a woman got the job this go-round. But as usual, it’s also about time.

Ahead of her first night in the same seat that famed anchor Walter Cronkite once occupied, O’Donnell spoke to Glamour about her ambitions for the show, how she found her voice in journalism, and what a person does when she misses a call from Oprah.

Glamour: I’ve heard your first anchor gig came at age 10. Is that true? And if so, I want to hear all about it.

O’Donnell (R), as a child in Seoul, South Korea.

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Norah O’Donnell: That’s true. My first anchor job was when I was 10 years old, in Seoul, South Korea. My father was a colonel in the US Army, and we were deployed to Seoul. We lived on the Yong Song army base for two years. It’s a tight knit community, and a friend of my mother’s said, “Hey I know about this opportunity,” because children in South Korea were required to learn English at a young age, and they were looking for people to make audiotapes and to do an English program on a station that was sort of the equivalent to a PBS.

That became my first job, essentially anchoring an English-learning program once a week on Korean television. I got a small paycheck every week and I’d go get Michael Jackson and Lionel Ritchie tapes. That was the beginning. I’ll never forget it. “Penny Lover“ by Lionel Ritchie was my favorite song.

Meghan Markle’s Favorite Jeans Are On Sale At the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

For Markle-ites who haven’t had a chance to cop her favorite jeans, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale arrives just in time. A version of her ‘Looker’ jeans are marked down during the weeks-long event, starting with the Early Access sale on Friday, July 12. Usually, they’re over $200. During the sale, they’re $165.90.

Mother ‘The Looker’ Frayed Ankle Jeans

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$248

$165.90

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The pair Nordstrom’s offering isn’t exactly like Markle’s: this version of the ‘Looker’ includes red varsity stripes down the side. It still features the subtly distressed cuffs and light blue wash that Markle wore.

The Duchess of Sussex hasn’t confirmed if Mother jeans are actually her favorite, but she must be partial them if she chose them for her royal-adjacent debut. Markle has also suggested that Mother is a favorite brand in her closet: She’s worn the denim brand again since her first appearance, while traveling on last fall’s royal tour of Australia. On her trip Down Under, Markle wore yet another pair of Mother jeans. This time around, she chose a slick pair of black skinnies.

Meghan Markle wearing Mother denim on her tour of Australia last fall.

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And, yep, a similar ‘Pixie’ style is also discounted at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Usually, it retails for $228; during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, they’re $151.90.

Meghan Markle is still catching up to her royal predecessors in sheer quantity of outfits worn. In the short time that we’ve gotten to know her, she’s already proven she can wear jeans like the rest of ’em.

As for everyone tracking her outfits at home? Like Markle, you don’t have to limit yourself to one pair of royal-friendly jeans. A few versions of Mother’s jeans are also marked down at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. If you’ve ever wanted to do denim like a duchess, now’s your chance.

Shop all the best Mother jeans available at the 2019 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, below.

Mother The Looker High Waist Ankle Fray Jeans

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$238

$142.80

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Mother The Hustler Two Step Fray High Waist Ankle Bootcut Jeans

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$228

$151.90

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Mother The Pixie Ankle Skinny Jeans

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$228

$151.90

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Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Best Shoes to Buy During Early Access

When you’re tipped off about a summer sale, like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale kicking off this weekend, you’re likely getting ready for racks on racks of dresses and sandals. Those standbys haven’t gone anywhere, but there’s some forward-looking purchases to consider after you’ve seen what’s on sale. Judging by the top-notch footwear in this year’s assortment, the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale is inarguably the best time to buy fall shoes.

Sure, it’s pushing 100 degrees in most parts of the country and you’re a week and a half out from vacation. The Bachelorette hasn’t accepted a proposal yet. Fall shoes are probably far from your mind (and at the back of your closet.) Thankfully Nordstrom has done the work of sorting the best-of-the-best fall shoes for you early and at lower prices than you’ll see in stores when the leaves turn. Basically buying more than one pair during this sale should be a no-brainer.

The footwear festivities kick off today with Early Access—aka a weeklong head-start for everyone with a Nordstrom Card—so there’s very little between you and a wallet-friendly pair of leather boots (or sneakers, or flats). Ahead, we’ve picked out the fall shoes you’ll want to pick up today to prep your autumn wardrobe. After all: If you’re shopping early access, you might as well go all-in.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Meghan Markle Favorite Brands On Sale

Before Meghan Markle was a royal (and involved in messy pearl earring drama) she probably got really excited about the simple things in life like Nordstrom’s insane Anniversary Sale. What makes us say that, you may ask? Well for one she used to have a style blog (RIP The Tig) and for two, three, four and five, she has worn Hunter rain boots, Veronica Beard dresses, Longchamp bags, Mother denim and J. Crew shirts—all of which are currently on sale at the retailer’s big annual event. Unfortunately her beloved Veja sneakers aren’t discounted but the sale does last until August 4th and anything can happen until then (new items are added daily after all).

Similarly to how Meghan Markle apparently performs hypnosis on anyone who sees her outfits (see: the Markle sparkle and how she causes everything she ever wears to sell out instantly), the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale drives the people crazy. The annual event is the stuff of legends. People wait months for it and sign up for Nordstrom cards just to get early access. Predictably within a few hours a lot of the best pieces are sold out.

We wouldn’t be surprised if Meghan Markle’s favorite brands were amongst the first to go during early access, so get a head start and shop everything from her favorite rainboots to her favorite jeans below.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019: Best Luxury Beauty Products to Buy

There are few sales that are worthy of setting an iCal reminder for, but one that will forever hold a spot on our calendar is Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. The department store chain’s annual sale is one of the best times to score great deals on luxury beauty products that, at full price, might normally languish on our “want to buy” list—or at least make us think twice before pulling out our credit cards. The best part? These are products that generally aren’t discounted. Sure, normally with a purchase you might get a travel-size product or other “gift” thrown in (how many more makeup bags must we collect?!), but as far as cold hard cash coming off the price tag? That barely ever happens.

For 2019’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, a ton of the best luxury beauty products out there have been discounted or assembled into some truly incredible curated sets selling at exclusive prices: Think brands like Kiehl’s, La Mer, and Urban Decay, plus discounts off of fragrances. Of course, going through and trying to decide what you want to buy could practically be a part-time job, which is why we’ve gone through and done the shopping for you. We’ve rounded up 12 of the best luxury beauty buys from the sale, from a La Mer set that’s bound to sell out to our favorite Charlotte Tilbury lip kit.