November 27, 2019
best of black friday sales

This post is going to be something I’m constantly updating through Monday, December 2nd.  I’m picking out my absolute favorite sales and finding the pieces I would buy for myself!     J. Crew: 50%

This post is going to be something I’m constantly updating through Monday, December 2nd.  I’m picking out my absolute favorite sales and finding the pieces I would buy for myself!



J. Crew: 50% off everything!!


These KitchenAid mixers are $100 off!


This Breville Nespresso is normally around $250, but Bed Bath and Beyond has it on sale for $124! If you have a 20% coupon, you can get it for $99!


This popular Vitamix model is $200 off!


Instant Pots are $65 and normally $135!


There’s also a great deal at Amazon on the Coravin! 30% off makes it $210.(This allows you to drink just one glass out of a bottle of wine without ever even opening the bottle. So you don’t have to worry about finishing the bottle before it goes bad.) I checked all over and couldn’t find it any less—it’s excluded from Bed Bath and Beyond coupons.



Another thing in my cart is this Breville Convection Oven/Air Fryer Combo. It’s normally $500 and Amazon has it for $262! It’s marked down to $350 with an additional coupon you can apply (at the product page) for another $87.46 off!  I’ve been wanting a toaster oven for our pantry in order to decrease our microwave use, but this is just an added bonus because I’ve been wanting an air fryer too!


Emily Daws is offering 20% off sitewide! Emily is a local Charleston maker who did our custom drapery in our living room and we have multiple pillows she has done as well! She makes anything from shower curtains, to throws, to tabletop items.



This cute kids easel is marked down from $40 to $23!


Shopbop: Buy more, save more! Use code MORE19 to save 15% off orders of $200+, 2-% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders of $800+. Sharing my absolute favorites below.



Lake Pajamas is having their huge sitewide sale right now, so don’t miss that! These are the best pajamas ever. I’m often asked about the sizing. I’m a small. They do shrink up when you dry them, but it has never bothered me in terms of fit. If you’re worried, just let them air dry. I wrote a post on this right here if you want to see more!



At Nordstrom, you can get up to a $100 gift card through Monday. Here are some things Brandon and I just purchased for NYC next week. There’s also a huge Cyber Sale area, where savings are up to 50% off.



Gal Meets Glam is having a “Pink Week” event that you do not want to miss because more styles are marked down than ever before. Here are some of my favorites!



Bloomingdale’s is having a huge sale where you can take $25 off of every $150 you–even beauty (if it’s labeled as “take $25 off”). Not to mention, there are tons of other built in deals going on, like 15% off electronics, 25% off furniture, 25-55% off mattresses, and 40-75% off rugs. Here are some things that caught my eye:



Madewell: 30% off sitewide. This dress below is from Madewell! I also love this coat and ordered it in an XS! (This look originally featured here.)



Neiman Marcus: Take $50 off of your $200 purchase, including beauty and fragrance! Also, all of the Coravin models are 30% off. This one ends up being only $140! Here are some top picks of mine from the whole site:



Beautycounter: 15% off sitewide and free shipping over $50. (I don’t think I’ve ever seen them offer free shipping, BTW!) Also, returns are free always.  I’ve broken down all of my top favorites in this post. And the gifts this year are SO GOOD!



H&M: 30% off the entire site! It’s starting on Thursday. I LOVE H&M, so it was easy to pick out my favorites in the four slideshows below. (I also have quite a bit of h&m try-ons in my IG story highlights) If you buy anything, I would suggest making it this sweater that I’m wearing here ($21 after the discount and size up!) or this sweater that I’m wearing here. It’s only $14 after the discount! 



and below!


Here I am wearing this jacket in a small—it’s under $30 with the sale! Details on this outfit are right here!



ABLE: 25% off the whole site. Check out their gift guide section for some amazing picks.



The Nue Co.: 30% Off Sitewide and free full size Skin Food + Prebiotic ($55 value) with purchases over $120. Begins on Friday, 11/29 12 AM EST through Monday 12/2 11:59 PM PST. This is a new-t0-me company and I’m so excited to explore it. I have looked all over their website and want to try everything.


I smelled the Functional Fragrance in real life at The Water Room and not only does it smell amazing (and it’s safe!), but it also is geared to keep you de-stressed. “A fragrance with a function, designed to help you reset at times of high stress. Developed using data insight and research into the connection between cognitive function and the olfactory system. This is an anti-stress supplement delivered in the form of a unisex fragrance.

Clean, woody, spicy and smoky. Green cardamom, Iris, Palo Santo + Cilantro”


Skin Filter is a skincare supplement designed to improve sun damage, pigmentation, breakouts and blur impurities in just sixty days. Tested in France under dermatological control, the patented blend of Vitamin C, Zinc, Champagne Grape Seed and Melon is clinically proven to improve skin luminosity, pigmentation, blemishes and elasticity.”


“Our non-habit forming sleep drops help you drift off naturally and are alcohol-free. Valerian root + passionflower induce a sense of tranquility while catnip + chamomile work together to aid sleep.”



Defense Drops: Our immunity-boosting tincture helps fortify your defenses. Alcohol-free, each drop contains potent anti-bacterial benefits. It’s an ideal companion for long haul travel or the school run.




Serena & Lily: 25% off everything with code THANKFUL. The pillows in this photo below of our living room are from there. I have them linked right here, in addition to a huge list of favorites.





Below I’m sharing my absolute FAVORITES that I’ve purchased lately. So if you’re wondering what my top picks from ALL of my hauls combined are, then look below! I’m sharing this here because I’m sure there will be a black friday discount in there somewhere, but I’m just not sure at this point.

Wearing these three favorites above:

1. Knitted Turtleneck Sweater in Khaki: My favorite sweater! It’s just about $30 and comes in so many colors. I ordered it in camel, but I swear this one is Khaki. The fit and feel is so good.

Fit: TTS, meant to be roomy. I’m wearing a small.

Price: $32

2. Levi Strauss Shaping Pull-On Jean: If you know my obsession with the amazon pull on jeans, then you’ll appreciate these as well. They are probably a little more slimming on, but don’t come up quite as high on the waist. They still come high enough, though, so I’ve already hung these up in my closet! This wash is called Immaculate but I really like all 4 of the washes.

Fit: TTS. If you’re debating, I’d order the smaller. I’m wearing a 2.

Price: $25

3. Pointed Toe Mule in Tan: Another really great find that I put in my closet right away. They also come in leopard and black. Easy to keep on the foot and under $40. Can’t beat them.

Fit: I’d say to order up. I’m normally an 8.5 or 9 and took a 9.

Price: Under $40



Colorblock Duster Sweater:  $33, but feels like it should be $300! I can’t get over this sweater and also think it would look so great with white jeans for a more tonal look. (I fully believe in breaking the “no white after Labor Day” rule.) Wearing a small, so stick with your normal size. It also comes in other color variations!


This wool coat above. (Under $130!)


Wearing these two favorites:

1. Daily Ritual 100% Cotton Mock Neck Sweater: I have raved about this exact sweater multiple times. It’s the perfect weight, perfect fit, perfect everything. Try it and you’ll love having it in your closet when you need something that just works every time. The quality is superb—I cannot imagine it being $29. It’s a basic sweater, but doesn’t have a basic look thanks to the higher neckline.

Fit: Size up. I always size up to a medium in this one to make it more roomy. I would suggest doing that!

Price: $29

2. The Drop Fairfax Skinny Jean: I understand the 5 star reviews! These jeans are high waisted, slimming. and feel amazing on. I have on the Weekender Wash, but quickly ordered the Ink Dark Wash as well.

Fit: TTS. I’m wearing a 27 and they are perfect. (I’m sometimes a 26, for reference.)

Price: $49


This $30 sweater above. It’s so good! Actually just realized I’m wearing it in the first picture too.


This sweatshirt dress above. There are so many ways to wear it, which I showed here.


This coat above—it’s $70!


This Cable Stitch Two Tone Mock Neck Sweater in Red—fit is TTS.


The best leggings ever. Feel just like Lululemon Align, but to me… better. (these with the pockets are key, though. they feel different!)


This $50 raincoat is THE BEST. Also comes in navy. TTS.


Ruffle Trim Dress: wearing an x-small, but a small would be great too. It’s only $27! I LOVE this dress. It looks like it would cost 5x the actual price. I packed it right away in my bag for NYC. I think these $11 Amazon earrings go so well with it.


Loving this fun sweater above! It’s under $30 and is a block mix of the prettiest colors. It also comes in green. TTS—wearing a small here.


These black trousers are so good and they are only $26! I ordered a pair of shorts just like these over the summer and have loved them. If you work in an office or just want to switch up your pants game, I highly recommend these. They are TTS—I’m wearing a small. Also, they come in about 30 different colors.


How pretty is this coat? It’s under $70 and feels incredibly high quality. So soft, yet structured. A peter pan collar gets me every time!


I have a huge love for a white button down and this $19 one is no exception. I sized up to a medium for a looser fit. It also comes in tons of colors and patterns, like gingham and stripes, etc!



How great are these $13 earrings? They come in quite a few colors and what I really love is how lightweight they are. I think they could be worn with something casual or even a fancy dress.


If you love the layered gold coin necklace look, but hate when they get tangled, then this is your answer! This set is connected as one necklace… and it’s under $19!


These $10 initial necklaces are my a go-to for me. You can get any letter you’d like, but you can also turn it around if you don’t want to show off the letter. There’s a heart etched into the other side, which looks great worn that way as well. I also love that there’s a 3″ or so adjustment area, so you can decide how short or long you want to wear it. This is definitely a must when it comes to layering necklaces.



And if just one gold coin necklace is more your speed, this is a great one. The color of the gold is really pretty and soft, not brassy at all. It also feels weighty and really nice. I couldn’t be more pleased with this $13 purchase!



Also, how great are these pearl hoops? I like the size—not too big or too small. These are only $10!


Heart Sunglasses:  under $10! Very impressed with the quality of these. They also come in black, red, white, and a few other colors.


This bracelet is  18K gold over sterling silver.  I love a chunky gold bracelet with clothes in the fall/winter.


These $10 key rings are awesome! Would make a really fun, yet useful stocking stuffer. You can loop it on your wrist, which helps you keep up with your keys and keeps your hands free. Comes in tons of colorways.


Button Down Dress: $27, wearing a medium for length. I love this dress! It feels really light, so even though it has long sleeves, it won’t be too warm for you if you live in a hot southern climate. Perfect way to transition into fall. As it cools off, wear this with boots and a denim jacket or cardigan!


Ruffle Button Up Shirt: under $28, wearing a small. I’m in love with this top. Wear it with jeans, with a skirt or dress pants to work… the options are endless. I think it would also look adorable layered under a sweater when it gets cold.


High Waisted Skirt: wearing a small, $18 (also available here and here!)


Amazon Essentials Pull-On Jeans: wearing a 2, $24 I rave about these jeans! I have them in white, blue, and now black. They have a higher waist and stay up all day long. These are the only jeans I don’t have to continue to pull up all throughout the day because they start to ride down as they stretch out with continued wear.


Moon & Back Pajamas for babies and children: $25, TTS. These are so cute! Check out the whole line. It was created by Hanna Anderson and has some of the sweetest, softest pieces.


I love this wallet because it’s full of card slots. I’ve owned mine for months now and it shows no wear. I needed something aside from my regular wallet to hold receipts, gift cards and reward cards, and any coupons. Click here to see the inside. It’s just around $20 and comes in so many colors. The quality seems to be top notch! Mine is in the color Apricot.

And I’m BLOWN AWAY at the quality of these belts! Here’s the link for the black onehere’s the link for the tan one (my favorite), and here’s the link for the leopard one. All around $15. I ordered a small in each one.

These no show socks are my favorites because they stay in place perfectly (for me!).


Sharing what has gone up so far!  Click the title above the collage to head to the corresponding gift guide.

Gifts for toddler girls….

Gifts for toddler boys…

My personal wish list…

Gifts for her…