Black Friday Sales & Holiday Shopping


The biggest shopping weekend of the year is here!  I’m currently thinking about which leftovers I’ll be eating (probably ALL of them) and browsing all the deals so I can continue crossing some people off my holiday shopping list.  If you haven’t already be sure to check out yesterdays post where I rounded up lots of the sales along with my top picks from a few of my favorite retailers. Today I am going to talk about some of the best sale items I’ve seen, what I have already purchased and what I currently have sitting in my online shopping carts.

Yesterday I mentioned the J.Crew sale and it really is a good one.  I made a few purchases for holiday gifts because at 40% off my purchase I really couldn’t go wrong.  There are so many great sweaters for the men in your life.  I ALWAYS get my brother-in-law a J.Crew sweater, it has become a tradition.  The quality is great and they always have a wide range of pullovers, cardigans, half zips and full zip sweaters, so many options!  I purchased this one for one person on my list (I won’t give it away in case he reads my blog, although the chances are slim).  J.Crew also has the cutest pajamas and PJ sets along with lots of great slippers!  I did a little shopping in that section as well because they even offer pajama pants in Tall sizes which is so necessary for us tall folk.  My mom, sister and I all agreed the pajama pants are forever shrinking after being washed, anybody else have this problem?

I always find that men are the toughest to buy for.  Both Jeremy and my dad always leave me stumped.  Last year Jeremy made my life a bit easier and requested an Apple Watch so I didn’t have to do much thinking on my own.  He wears it everyday so if you’re looking for a gift for guys who loves technology and gadgets I definitely recommend it.  Jeremy is borderline obsessed with technology and always needs the latest and greatest technology there is so for him to not be looking for another smart watch by now is a miracle.  There are lots of sales on smart watches here.  I also found some other great deals on Movado watches, which are always classic.  Check them out here and here.

If you are shopping for your friend, sister, aunt, mother, cousin or any other lady in your life I always suggest Loft.  It’s one of my favorite retailers to shop for myself, my sister and mother which goes to show that the clothes really appeal to a range of ages.  They are currently offering 50% off everything through tomorrow  (with code ‘FRIYAY’) AND you will receive $50 in Loft cash for every $50 you spend!  I recently purchased this navy suede skirt and I have this faux leather skirt in my cart along with my go-to work pants in yet another color (I already own the black and navy!). This scarf is so pretty and this hoodie is looks like something I’d never want to take off, both great gifts!

If you are looking to gift some items for the home then definitely check out the buy more, save more sale at West Elm.  Bed, Bath & Beyond has a huge sale on Dyson vacuums (the best!) and they are offering 20% of your purchase in store.  Someone on my list is requesting a new coffee maker so that wish will be easily granted! Another great place for items for the home is Crate & Barrel and they are currently offering 15% off with code ‘Save15’.  These gift combinations are genius and make holiday shopping SO easy.

While I am trying to stay focused on my holiday shopping for everyone on my list I can’t help but peek around for myself.  I may have to pull the trigger and buy myself these booties which I’ve been eyeing way before they went on sale.  I don’t have any gray booties so that’s enough to validate my purchase, right? I was so excited to see that Asos is having a 20% sitewide sale (code ‘gogogo’) as they have the best selection of scarves.  I love the colors in this one and this gray scarf looks too warm to resist.  I am sure you all know by now that I am a sucker for a good cardigan so this one obviously caught my eye and the reviews (I always read them) are telling me I won’t regret buying it! Lastly, I have been needing some new jeans so I recently spent far too long searching and trying on tons of pairs which was exhausting but suddenly worth it when I found these.  The fit is SO good and flattering.  I actually held off on purchasing them (it was tough) in hopes of catching them on sale today and WAH-LAH they are now 25% off.

Okay, now it’s time for a second cup of coffee and pie for breakfast!


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