I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends and took time to thank God for all of your blessings!
I had the best time with my husband’s family and loved watching our little guy play with his cousins.
But now? Well now It’s Black Friday.
We need to stock up on Christmas gifts, but we also need to get something for ourselves….because we deserve it.
Am I right girls?
I have some steps for you to follow to ensure Black Friday success:
1) GET SERIOUS.
2) Remember to breathe.
3) Repeat after me….
“It’s not about spending money, it’s about saving money.”
I felt like the GIRL MATH mentioned above deserved a graphic.
Repeat it like a mantra.
And all of the ladies said “Amen”.
And all of the husbands just rolled their eyes.
But we don’t care about that today,
BECAUSE IT’S BLACK FRIDAY AND THERE ARE DEALS TO BE HAD!
Shopping is SO much more fun with girlfriends, and I hope you’ll see that I’ve made Black Friday easier to navigate for all of your shopping needs!
LET’S! GET! STARTED!
I think it’s only right that we kick today off at MY shopping mecca.
That’s right, we are starting off at Nordstrom ladies.
No code needed.
I posted several items on facebook last night and even did a quick blog post last night, but there’s lots of new stuff being highlighted today!
For example…LOTS of TOMS are on sale!
If you don’t have TOMS yet, you really need to consider a pair. They truly are just as comfy as everybody says they are.
I have 2 pairs of flat ones, and I also have “d”.
Teachers ask me all the time if they can wear the wedge booties standing on their feet all day long…and the answer is HECK YES!
a) metallic herringbone HERE
b) Cheetah wedge High Booties HERE
c) metallic slip ons HERE
d) taupe wedge booties HERE
e) Grey wedge High Booties HERE
f) cheetah with laces HERE
I’m wearing it here with lettings, but it’s great with jeans too.
The color I’m wearing is sold out, but three other colors are available!
Click HERE for this Lucky brand cuff bootie (that comes in 3 colors) that is 50% OFF!
regularly $148.95 / now $74.47
And I’m loving THESE Vince Camuto over-the-knee boots that are 30% OFF HERE.
They also come in black and grey.
And there are 77 5-star reviews!
If you’ve been wanting some over-the-knee boots, now is your chance!
regularly $248.95 / now $169.90
Click HERE for all boots on sale.
Click HERE for all flats on sale.
So, yesterday morning I was watching the Thanksgiving parade with the family, and I received an e-mail from Nordstrom saying that Black Friday was starting a day early.
I was NOT prepared.
So, I threw a collage together and decided I would post it on facebook yesterday afternoon.
Basically, I was panicking that other shoppers (besides US) were going to get the deals before we were!!! Nope, I wouldn’t stand for it!
So if you follow me on facebook, or if you checked my blog yesterday evening, then you’ve already seen these next 2 collages.
Some of my favorite picks follow:
a) Michael Kors satchel HERE 33% OFF!
c) UGG boot HERE 33% OFF
d) Vigoss skinny jeans HERE 33% OFF!!!
e) Nordstrom pave link bracelet HERE 40% OFF
g) Lush shirt HERE 40% OFF
h) Hunter high gloss boot in Burgundy HERE 33% OFF
Some SPECIAL EDITION favorites that look awesome are below:
a) Bobbi Brown Classics kit HERE / b) Bobbi Brown pink lip gloss collection HERE
c) Laura Mercier Portable color palette HERE / d) Bobbi Brown brush set HERE
e) Bobbi Brown mini lip and eye palette HERE / f) Urban Decay palette HERE
Click HERE for beauty deals under $50!
And check out this Smashbox Try It Kit HERE.
I featured this last year and you all loved it!
And before we stop talking about make-up, you need to know about their GIFTS WITH PURCHASE! Click HERE to see what they are. Lots of awesomeness.
And you know my Clarisonic is one of my favorite things.
This particular Head to Toe Clarisonic System is 20% OFF HERE
Click HERE for women’s active wear ALL ON SALE!
Lots of great bags girls!
There’s not a lot, but some Northface pieces are on sale!
Click HERE to see the selection for men, women, and kids.
regularly $38 / now $28.50
You know how I feel about my Natori bras!
Several to choose from between 33-50% off HERE!
Click HERE for the one shown below.
And I haven’t tried this next item on, but I put it on facebook earlier in the week (after seeing it on sale). I was intrigued and wanted feedback from readers!
Items like this are great to give as presents, because size doesn’t really matter!
So it’s $34.80. FOR A COAT!!! It comes in 3 other colors.
AND GUESS WHAT?
IT’S ON SALE!
MAKING IT $20.
Click HERE for the cardi.
For size reference, I’m wearing an x-small in the cardi.
(similar leopard belt HERE / similar jeans HERE (on sale!) / UGGs HERE / blanket scarf HERE)
This entire outfit is totally laid back, uber comfy, but still pretty dang cute ifidosaysomyself!
I’m thinking it is going to be WELL WORTH your time to just spend a little time clicking around on the Nordstrom site. WHO KNOWS what you mind find on sale!?!
Click HERE to shop the entire Nordstrom site.
within a couple of hours. People go crazy.
This blouse has great reviews (3/3 5 STAR reviews)and is so unique!
grey jeans HERE / over-the-knee boots c/o HERE/ necklace c/o Gorjana, but also available at Nordstrom HERE
grey jeans HERE / over-the-knee boots c/o HERE
Remember, the code is EXTRA JOLLY.
15% Off Sitewide + Free Ground Shipping On All Orders, No Minimums, With Code BFCM2014
Click HERE to shop the entire site.
You know I feel like a Rayne necklace and a pair of Elle earrings are MUST HAVES.
In fact, I named them MUST HAVES a couple of months ago HERE (this post would be good to scroll through to see some of my favorite items that are on sale)!
Seriously, click HERE for that post if you need help deciding what you need to stock up on (for you or for gifts) at these sale prices!
Click HERE for great gifts $55 and under AND NOW 15% OFF!
(other items in outfit: necklace HERE / band ring HERE/ similar watch HERE / similar bracelet HERE
Click HERE to shop all things Drusy……because I feel very strongly about the fact that everbody needs a little drusy in their life. I just love how the entire Drusy collection sparkles!!!!
Click HERE to shop the sale.
My favorite items there right now include:
* flannel shirts HERE (I have 2 of them!)
* all women’s puffer vests HERE
*I’m DYING over THIS vest in pink or mint green!
their yoga pants HERE
And remember, you can shop for the whole family!
Click HERE to shop for everybody!
And pajamas for the entire family can be found HERE.
Here are some other great items (I couldn’t get the collage I made to post for some reason?).
boy’s zip fleece HERE for $6.40!
red plaid coat HERE ($40.80 after code is applied)!
puffer HERE for $20!
man’s pullover HERE for under $19!
Click HERE for their new Florentine Leather collection, which includes dop kits, laptop cases, weekender bags, golf shoe bags, etc!
The whole line is GORGEOUS, and I absolutely LOVE my St. Anne florentine leather tote found HERE.
If you haven’t been over to the Barrington site in awhile, make some time to do so!
It’s so much fun getting to play around with the bag options, color choices, and pattern choices!
They have good gift options for the men in your life too! And they have a new sorority line HERE!
It’s a knock-off of the Stella and Dot version that we all know and love, but it’s $35 instead of $98.
I still LOVE Stella and Dot and wear TONS of their jewelry (and will of course continue to!), I’m just passing this along for those of you that don’t want to spend $98 on a piece of jewelry.
Let me be clear, Stella and Dot is an awesome company with amazing jewelry that I love;
this is just an alternative for one of their pieces.
I love THIS cushion cut bracelet (that I wear pretty much ever single day), THIS necklace (love the drusy!) andTHESE earrings (love the pretty green color!). Oh, and I don’t have THIS one, but I want it.
35% off 4 items with code FRIDAY35
Click HERE for my Plain and Fancy post from BaubleBar.
Get the clear gum drop strand HERE!
Click HERE to shop LOFT (not sure of the deal when I went to bed last night).
check out their leopard calf hair belt HERE.
I’m telling you, it will add the perfect somethin’ somethin’ to 98% of your outfits.
IF YOU DON’T HAVE A LEOPARD BELT, GET THIS BELT NOWWWWWWW!
Sorry to scream, but I promise the situation calls for it!!!
I’m a huge fan of LOFT cardigans. (I won’t even tell you how many I have in my closet…because you probably wouldn’t even believe me. Nope, you can’t make me tell.)
a. waterfall cardi HERE (this one is my favorite!)
b. grey and white striped cardi HERE
c. relaxed cardigan in orange HERE (13 colors total – the one pictured has “red” in the name, but I have it, and it’s definitely more “orange”)
d. leopard print relaxed cardigan HERE / e. boucle open front cardigan HERE
Click HERE to shop.
Click HERE for all of their totes, including the cognac tote made famous on Pinterest! 🙂
I didn’t know sale specifics before leaving town, so just click on the links below and cross your fingers that some of them are on sale.
I imagine it is going to be a site wide sale for a certain % off!
Click HERE to shop the entire sale.
My in laws got THESE for me a couple of years ago and I absolutely loved them, but they shipped an xs on accident.And my girls don’t fit in an x-small. They were out by the time I tried to exchange them.
Poor me. 🙁
Click HERE to shop the entire sale.
Deal: 25% OFF select styles
Dates: 11/27 – 12/01
Once something is sold out, it’s gone.
Click HERE to shop the entire TOMS store!
Designer Jeans found HERE.
Click HERE for their Gift Guide divided into easy to navigate categories!
(Gifts for HER, Gifts for HIM, Gifts for HOME, Gifts UNDER $100)
(Here I am wearing the boots with all of my Accessory Concierge Scarves.)
THAT’S IT FOR BLACK FRIDAY LADIES.
And I don’t know about you girls….
but I’m exhausted…
because after all, shopping is my cardio.
And I get that most people don’t consider shopping cardio..especially ONLINE shopping….
BUT I PROMISE YOU MY HEART RATE WAS ELEVATED.
and Aunt Gina’s famous chocolate cake….
and the vanilla bean pie.
I hope you girls snagged some AMAZING deals and have a wonderful and relaxing weekend with friends and family!
After receiving the first comment on the blog this morning, I thought it would be fun for everybody to comment like that first commenter (she didn’t leave a name).
So….leave a comment telling everybody the items you scored!
I’m super nosy so I love to know what everybody bought! 🙂
And if it’s something that isn’t mentioned (and that you feel passionate about!), leave the exact name of it or an item # so we can all check it out!
I’ll be posting all 5 days next week, and you won’t believe the Holiday Cheer that will be coming your way.
Shay and I are going to go all sorts of Oprah on you.
No, you won’t be getting a new car…but I promise, it’ll be good.
You seriously won’t even believe the giveaways we have lined up.
Get your minds right girls.
And start thinking lucky thoughts.
I just got the Vigoss jeans and the over the knee boots for myself. For gifts, I just got two of those gold lattice necklaces from Acccessory Concierge, 3 pairs of the drusy studs from Kendra Scott, and a couple of kids northface hoodies. And it's only 6:45 a.m.!
I like clothes and accessories (not as much as most of you) but where's a girl gotta go to get some good towels and sheets! Would love some recommendations on home goods. Maybe a post for January's white sale? Thanks for everything you do to get us properly dressed! My sister and I ordered the lace tunic and a few other shirts from anthropologie!
Hi Jen! I actually get my towels and sheets from Tuesday Morning! Where do you live? Do you have Tuesday Mornings? I got towels from Pottery Barn a couple of years ago (and paid a fortune), but I didn't love them. The brand of sheets I get from Tuesday Morning are Peacock Alley. I don't know the brand of towels. Hope this helps a little!!!!
I live outside of Atlanta and we do have a Tuesday morning! I will check it out. Was wondering about PB towels. Thanks! I
I have had great luck with sheets and towels from Costco. 🙂
Lora G says
Tom's booties, BP hooded military jacket!, the lush shirt, and an amazing faux fur infinity scarf for $13!!!! Thanks for getting me out of my turkey coma and onto the Nordstrom website last night!!!!!!
Hi Everybody, do you know if those Enzo boots are really grey or not? They look really brown on my computer screen. Thanks–
Hi Laury! I totally agree with you that they are reading brown on the computer screen. I am almost positive that I've seen these in person, and if they are the boots I'm thinking of, they definitely have a grey tint to them…but I'm still not sure if I would look at them and say they were "grey". Sorry I'm not more help!
Stacy P. says
Hi! Just wanted to let you know the Anthro top you're wearing with your over-the-knee boots isn't available online anymore. Boo.
But thanks for the other info!!
Ah nuts Stacy! I knew stuff would go fast at Anthro! Bummer!
Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam says
Soooo bummed. I read your post from yesterday with the vigoss jeans, threw them in my cart thinking I would buy this morning- big mistake- almost all sizes gone 🙁
Oh no Meagan! So sorry!
I just crossed several items off my list! I got those colorful infinity scarves for my mom, mother-in-law, my aunt, and my 3 sisters! A northface jacket for the hubby (wasn't on sale, oh well), a northface for my daughter (it was on sale), and magofmers for my son (not on sale). And I got a Natori bra for myself. I was hoping the blardigans were going to be on sale, but no luck. Any chance they will go on sale in the next couple of weeks?
Michael Kors coat 1/2 off at nordstroms!
I SO enjoy reading your blog! I bought my first pair of Frye boots a couple of weeks ago from Dillards (Nordstrom didn't carry this style in extended calf). They are the Melissa Button Zip Extended Calf in the color fawn. I am in between a regular boot and wide-calf, and the Frye boots are not crazy wide! I didn't get them on sale, but I know I will wear them for many years. On another note, I noticed your beautiful dark wood floors in your photos. On this black Friday weekend, we will be shopping for new flooring!
Anita Robinson says
Just ordered the Tom's booties from Nordstrom (1st time for Tom's and Nordstrom's). Free shippingreturns and BONUS can use Paypal! YES I THINK I WILL! (OK I heard you talk about their free shipping/returns for months, but didn't know about the Paypal.) I also bought the LOFT waterfall cardi on Wednesday when the store was 40% off. Also bought the LOFT red button down blouse (not featured on your blog) for Christmas parties. They looked good together. FYI: My saleslady said LOFT would be 50% off on Black Friday, but I'd rather sacrifice 10% than to fight those crowds! Thanks for the tips!
I bought the Frieda necklaces for my sisters. They both commented on how cute it was with my Thanksgiving outfit. Glad it was 25% off!!
Christy O'Hearn says
I just bought the Toms charcoal wedge bootie with the red laces! Have you seen them??? They are so cute! When I saw them I thought of you — they seem like something you would totally wear!
Christy O'Hearn says
Oh – and I got the Rock Around Cushion Cut bracelet from Accessory Concierge! I love the way it looks on you! I have tiny wrists so I hope I can rock it!
Hi Sheaffer! Would you describe or show us how you tied that orangish plaid scarf in the pic from a few posts ago when you were freezing at Carter's tball game? It looks really cool and like a different kind of way to tie it! Thanks!
April was in CT now CA says
I am SO HAPPY you posted that discount code for Accessory Concierge because I have been wanting the orange plaid tartan scarf ever since you first posted it, but I just couldn't justify buying it for myself. I pinned it and kept visiting it and swooning over it, I even signed up for the emails in case they did any type of black Friday sale, but never saw anything announcing it. So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU because I just ordered it and am thrilled they also donate to a women's shelter.
Genevieve Harral says
Hi, Sheaffer! I ordered the Tom's wedges and the Vigoss jeans.fingers crossed that they both fit, because I see you in so many cute outfits in them both!!!
Sara M. says
I just went to purchase the Madewell Transport Tote that I have been STALKING for months and it says that its "excluded from promo!" So sad! Did anyone get it to work?
Ok, that was FUN! I got the Smashbox trial kit for each of my girls, some other kits that I can break up as stocking stuffers, Kut from the Kloth denim jacket for 50% off, Napolean Perdis kit with the full size primer I love and came with a free gift set, all of which I can again break up for stockings…gosh, lots of other great deals for my girls.
I scored a couple of sweaters from Anthropologie's sale section. Yeah extra 25% off!!! FYI: Sole Society's entire site is not on sale. Shoes and select items only are 30% off.
I started my day returning the Vigoss Grey jeans that came this week and were a bit too baggy on me. They of course didn't have any in the store, but I HAPPILY purchased an almost identical pair for $17 from Old Navy (Rockstar Super Skinny)!!!!!! Also scored some yoga pants from Old Navy. The long line at Gap and the messy and unorganized merchandise was overwhelming, so I turned right around with nothing to show. Got a couple other things, but no sales on those, but Christmas shopping is well under way!!!!!
Alicia Christie says
I got so great Jeans and Sweater from Anthro! Wanted the lace tunic but it was sold out along with a few other shirts!
Erin and Josh says
I got the taupe toms wedges. Yes! Been wanting them for awhile. And got this shirt from anthro:
The Lovely One says
hmmm….. I got a couple of outfits for the kids at Gymboree (50% off!), several Bobbi Brown make up items at Sephora (no sale on those– bummer!), and a cashmere sweater at Macy's (for $40!). Sadly, I didn't buy anything for myself, but I just got the blardigan last week and I've been wearing it pretty much constantly since then!
Stephanie Jennings says
Hi! I started shopping very early this morning. I thought of you because I wore my Blardigan, so I was super comfy while spending, I mean saving, tons of money 🙂
I bought the toms wedges and some cute outfits for my nephew from old navy!!!
Bee Windgate Lane says
Lady. I can't. I'm laying down. I saved money, I saved money, I saved money….
Thanks for all these great links! Of course I want to ask you about the one thing you didn't link to! Can I ask about the gold necklace you are wearing in the pic of you in the pink shorts, where you are showing the Kendra Scott earrings? Thanks girlie!
Hi Kristen! Good news, it's still in stock!!!! Let me know if you have any other questions!
Cut and paste the following code into your browser: http://rstyle.me/n/s5gqapvje
Thanks so much! Xo
Madison Cottle says
What a great give away
Great giveaway! I'd love I win!
Loving this giveaway! I have been wanting a pair of Hunter's for quite sometime, but can never pull the trigger. I know some fabulous friends that would be very happy if I won! Thanks for a fun giveaway and a chance to win!
Love the boots!!! Would give to my best friends, sis in law and mom!!
Dylan Woodbury says
I have always wanted Hunter Boots, but couldn't get myself to dish out the money for them (#CollegeLife). If I won, I would give them to my mom, aunt, cousin and friend Kate!
Would love my very first paid!! I would share them with Kelly, Ashley, Robin and Stacy!!
Dylan Woodbury says
Those watches are gorgeous! I would give them to Jill, Cindy, Jodi and Madison.