Okay, girls. This is it. Today is the day. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family and took time to thank God for all of your blessings!
But now? Well, now it’s Black Friday. Or Thursday. Whatever. And it’s time to SHOP OUR FACES OFF. And I have a SUPER COMPREHENSIVE post. We need to stock up on Christmas gifts, but we also need to get something for ourselves…because we deserve it. #yesmamwedo
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. Repeat it like it’s a mantra. All of the ladies said “Amen”, and all of the husbands rolled their eyes….BUT WE DIDN’T EVEN NOTICE OR CARE BECAUSE THE DEALS ARE INCREDIBLE.
********************* NORDSTROM *********************
Besides having lots of new crazy good sale items, Nordstrom has kicked it up a notch.
Get this…you can earn up to $100 when you shop at Nordstrom today and the rest of Cyber Week. You’ll get an e-mail with your earned reward by January 17th, and then you can spend it in stores or online until March 15, 2020. That’s quite a little BONUS for shopping the sale!
The crazy popular Free People sweater tunic is FINALLY ON SALE!!! It’s soft, well made, comfy, and totally chic! It’s perfectly oversized AND I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT.
I love it like I’ve styled it here with my faux leather leggings and over the knee boots. It’s dressy enough like this that you could even wear it to a party, especially if you paired it with a clutch and sparkly jewelry.
But I can tell you, I think it will look just as great with jeans or regular leggings and sneakers. And the reviews are FABULOUS. Seriously, go read the reviews.
I’m wearing a small, but I’ve ordered the soft blush in an x-small. I still think it will be long enough for leggings, but I’m going to hold on to the small until I know for sure. This cream color seems to be sold out now, but I love all the colors!
I’ll talk more about the leggings in a bit, but I sized up to a medium. I hear that most size up in these.
Free People sweater tunic / must have earrings /SPANX faux leather leggings ON SALE/ similar over the knee boots ON SALE
This Madewell mock neck sweater was what I wore to Thanksgiving lunch! Sooo soft, so cozy, a great relaxed fit, and can be worn out or with a 1/2 tuck. For size reference, I’m wearing a small. And it’s ON SALE! 40% OFF!
mock neck sweater / must have earrings / girlfriend jeans / similar leopard booties ON SALE
The sunburst necklace is 50% OFF! It’s a great basic necklace that you will find will go with so many different types of outfits. Mine is gold, but it also comes in rose gold and silver.
There’s actually tons of awesome Kendra Scott pieces on sale for 40-50% OFF! Remember, Kendra pieces come packaged beautifully in her signature yellow boxes, so they are ready to give as gifts and make a very nice presentation.
black cashmere sweater / must have denim jacket / black pants / sunglasses / sunburst necklace /tote / bandana/ tiger flats / bracelets
Here’s the necklace with a dressier outfit too.
camel cashmere sweater / sunglasses / sunburst earrings/ sunburst necklace / striped bandana on bag / Wit and Wisdom black pants/ bracelets / black pumps
The earrings are ON SALE too!
The earrings are light as a feather, but they manage to still make quite a statement. They are simple, but STUNNING. Mine are the gold, but they are a brushed gold, not a shiny gold.
The sunnies (excuse the smudges) are my favorite pair of sunglasses I own. They are sturdy, I love the shape, and the style goes with everything. I have them in matte black as well.
Also, I am always getting questions about the dainty rings I wear. They are Bony Levy, and several are on sale right now as well.
black cashmere sweater / sunglasses / hoop earrings
The bracelets are also on sale! Between 50-60% OFF depending on the color chosen! WOW!
camel cashmere sweater / sunglasses / tortoise shell link necklace / must have denim jacket / tortoise shell ring belt / Wit and Wisdom black jeans / bracelets
The best blanket in the whole world is ON SALE! STOCK UP, ladies!
THIS BLANKET IS INCREDIBLE and it’s on sale for ONLY $27.65 right now (reg. $39.50). It’s soooooooo soft, it launders perfectly, and it makes a fabulous gift for everybody on your list.
Need one more gift for somebody? GET THEM THE BLANKET. Need just one gift? GET THEM THE BLANKET.
Your kid. Your spouse. Your sister. Your mom. Your grandma. GET THEM THE BLANKET.
This was a picture I took of Carter cuddled up with it last year.
This is a picture I took of Carter two nights ago. I’m telling you, THE BLANKET IS FANTASTIC.
And if you’re buying it for your own home, don’t just buy 1. Because people will fight over it. And not just the little people. So will your and your husband. This blanket is that good.
Tons of Barefoot Dreams items are ON SALE! We’re talking several different style blardigans, a leopard poncho, a camo hoodie, tons of blankets, beanies, and various other products. Click HERE to see the entire Barefoot Dreams sale, and make sure you keep scrolling to see it all. There are some blardigans buried!
baby blardigan / scoop neck swing tee / leggings / mesh sneakers
UPDATE SUNDAY NIGHT: The above color sold out, but they added a black one on a new link that is NOW ON SALE!
Click HERE. I wear the x-small/small.
There are lots of different color choices for the hooded blardigan. I’m wearing the indigo-stone here. I think it’s going to be awesome with jeans, a tee, and sneakers too. I’m wearing the x-small/small.
If you’ve been around for awhile, you’ve heard me say this year after year. THIS IS THE VERY BEST GIFT YOU COULD GIVE ANY LADY ON YOUR LIST. I slip mine on almost every single night. It just gets me in a cozy frame of mind.
hooded blardigan / scoop neck swing tee / leggings / mesh sneakers
I showed y’all this on Wednesday, but in case you didn’t catch the post, the sweater and the spanx are both on sale!
tunic sweater ON SALE/ sunglasses / SPANX leather leggings ON SALE/ Gucci bag / similar over the knee boots ON SALE
I ADORE THE SPANX FAUX LEATHER LEGGINGS!
They are worth EVERY. DANG. PENNY. full price, but RIGHT NOW THEY ARE ON SALE!!!!! They are originally $98, but right now they are only $78.40 (while supplies last).
I’m telling you, if you want to feel like a million bucks, treat yourself to these leggings.
They are great quality, they wash well, they don’t stretch out, and perhaps most importantly – you will feel amazing in them! I size up to a medium in these (I wear a small in all other leggings), and they fit perfectly. I’m guessing a small would work too, but I really like the comfort level of the mediums, and I hear that most people size up. They are a couple of inches too long on my 5’4″ frame, but I only wear them with tall boots, so that’s not a problem. And that’s great news for you tall girls that would like to wear them with heels!
They suck you in and totally slim you down, while still allowing you to breathe. It’s a thing of wonder.
Here’s the same sweater in a deep teal. I love how it looks great worn out (with leggings above), but it also looks great with a 1/2 tuck with jeans. And at 40% OFF, it’s an incredible deal.
tunic sweater ON SALE/ abalone earrings / jeans sold out / similar taupe booties
PAY ATTENTION, LADIES!
THIS IS ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE SWEATERS OF ALL TIMES! I haven’t talked about it much since last year because it’s been sold out. BUT IT’S BACK! And it’s ON SALE for ONLY $27.90!!!
I’m wearing the camel here. But I realized this past year that I love it so much that I’m definitely picking up another color. It’s a no brainer at this price. I sized up to make it long enough for leggings too (see next picture), and I love the fit with both jeans and leggings. It’s soft, slouchy, and perfect. It’s not itchy, and it’s thin enough to do a 1/2 tuck when wearing with jeans!
This is a reallllllllllly great sweater.
cowl neck sweater / abalone earrings / jeans sold out / similar taupe booties
And here it is with my $26 leggings. And it would of course look amazing with my SPANX faux leather leggings too.
cowl neck sweater / abalone earrings / black leggings/ tall black wedge boots
THE PEA COAT IS ON SALE for UNDER $40!
I can’t believe the quality for the price. And the collar and the cuffs are so classic and cute.
Make sure you size UP (the site says to size down, but I TOTALLY disagree). I’m in a large. It says a large is a 6-8, and a 6-8 would be what I would normally order in a coat like this…but usually a medium would be a 6-8. So, I guess you need to just pay attention to the number sizes and not the S/M/L.
And there’s a leopard version now too!
pea coat / twist front top / black jeans / tall black wedge boots
I scoured the Nordstrom site, and there are definitely other Nordstrom items that I think are worth a look, both for yourself or for presents.
This portable speaker is of Chris’s favorite items of all times. It makes a wonderful gift for anybody, but especially a teenager or husband. He takes this thing with him to the ranch, out by the pool, to the neighbor’s house. IT’S AWESOME.
The regular price is $99 (not sure why it’s not showing), so it’s $30 OFF!
Kate Spade initial necklaces are on sale, which of course make a great gift for all ladies…but especially for new moms (give the initial of the baby’s first name) or newly married ladies (give the first initial of her new last name).
I know there are lots of devoted Hanky Panky people out there, and there’s several coveted Hanky Panky sets on sale (in both 3 and 5 packs)!
Lots of Natori bras are ON SALE too! They’re my favorite.
********************* AMAZON *********************
Deals will be changing throughout the weekend, but you can always click HERE to keep up with all of the lightning deals that will be happening throughout the day!
I’m not sure how long this deal or any of the deals last, but the famous AMAZON COAT is on super sale! You have to hit the “apply coupon code” box, but when you do that, it takes $42 OFF once you put it in your cart and head to checkout! WOW! It comes in 10 great colors.
Check out this hoodie (comes in lots of colors)! It’s a modal fleece popover sweatshirt. I have the non hoodie version and LOVE it! It’s only $22.75 right now, which is $12 OFF!
Oh, look! My sweatshirt and leggings are BOTH ON SALE! Soooooooooooooooo many of you bought and love both of these pieces!
Amazon keeps totally delivering in the sweatshirt and leggings space for me. And here’s what so cool: The prices are low, but the quality is high. I’m showing these again because they were one of the top 3 most popular items from last month!
I originally thought these leggings wouldn’t be great for working out because I don’t think they would stay put during high impact work outs, but they are perfect for lounging around the house and running around town. (UPDATE: Several readers wrote in telling me that they actually LOVE working out in them.) They are high-waisted AND THEY HAVE A SIDE POCKET! And they’re just dang cute. Lots of readers have expressed a desire for leggings with pockets, so here you go! I’m wearing a small.
The sweatshirt might be my favorite of all the Amazon sweatshirts I’ve featured thus far. It’s the perfect length for leggings, I love the split hem, I love the weight (not too thick, not too thin), and it’s just wonderfully cozy! I’m definitely ordering it in a 2nd color because all I want to do is wear the one I have.
modal fleece high low sweatshirt ON SALE/ deep grey camo leggings ON SALE/ bracelets / similar black sneakers
Next up, we have a stupid cozy pullover that is $20 OFF!!!
Y’all know I love a stand up collar, and this collar really delivers.
I find that it’s very well made and worth the money. The outside is that wubbly fleece that is so popular right now, but the inside is different. The only way I can describe it is that it’s like a silky t shirt material. Whatever it is, it’s amazing. I really love this dusty rose color. I’m wearing a small and it’s a little snug. I think I would be more comfortable in a medium.
teddy bear fleece pullover / earrings / jeans / mesh sneakers (apricot – size down a 1/2)
My robe (in the gift guide collage below too) is ON SALE for ONLY $20!
The robe is cute, and soft, and plush, and warm, and darling. I’m so happy to have it for myself, but it’s also going to make a FANTASTIC Christmas gift, especially at this price!
It comes in 15 colors (and I also love the dark grey with the stars). For size reference, I’m wearing a small.
It would be SO CUTE to give a loved one a gift set with the hair towel, the robe, and these slippers (that I just ordered for myself). I received the microfiber hair towel in a gift subscription box, and it’s awesome. It really does help to dry your hair!
And just in case you missed my Amazon gift guide, click HERE to check it out. I’m hoping some of these items will be on sale at some point over the next couple of days. But even if they aren’t the deals are still incredible.
********************* LOFT *********************
LOFT is 50% OFF of EVERYTHING!
I MEAN! Let’s start off with a bang with these absolutely DARLING pajamas! Sooooo cute for yourself…or for a gift…or for yourself and a gift! I’m wearing a medium in the top and a small in the shorts. LOVE.
How about this cute floral sweatshirt! Can be worn out or with a half tuck. It’s a fun take on a regular ol’ sweatshirt.
And notice the cardy UGGs, because they are on sale too!
floral sweatshirt / must have earrings / Wit and Wisdom jeans / cardy UGGs
And I wanted to show you quickly how they can be worn up or folded down. I got these boots several years ago, and I still enjoy wearing them and get compliments on them every single time I do. They only come in whole sizes, so I sized down a 1/2 (but I’m sometimes a 6 anyways).
This sweater is super thick, super soft, and super warm. And let’s not forget SUPER CUTE! I’m wearing a small.
fair isle hoodie sweater / must have earrings/ SPANX leather leggings ON SALE/ similar over the knee boots ON SALE
This dress is my kind of dress! I love the fit, the beautiful colors, and the interesting pattern.
For size reference, I’m wearing a Petite Medium (I’m 5’4″). I’m wearing it with my faux leather leggings here (because I was changing quickly and I already had them on) and black boots, but I think I would actually pair the dress with navy tights and cognac boots.
paisley tie neck dress / SPANX leather leggings ON SALE/ similar over the knee boots ON SALE
This next outfit is a glorified sweatsuit.
For size reference, I’m wearing a medium in the top and a small in the joggers. It’s from the Lou and Grey SignatureSoft line, so you know it’s stupid soft. I would say that it’s as comfy as pajamas, but it’s actually more comfy than some of my actual pajamas are.
It comes in several color choices!
sweatshirt / joggers / my favorite earrings / black sneakers with gold accents
And I’m totally digging this brushed cowl poncho . It’s the comfiest and coziest top to wear with leggings! And you guessed it, IT’S ON SALE! I’m wearing the x-small/small.
brushed cowl poncho / earrings / bag strap / cropped leggings / mesh sneakers
These next two items would make excellent gifts, maybe even stocking stuffers because of their size and the SALE price!
travel jewelry case / sparkle stud earring set
********************* SEPHORA *********************
Click HERE for incredible once a year beauty steals from Sephora.
This Urban Decay Naked palette is ON SALE for $27, regularly $54!
The T3 Trio Curling Iron Set is over $10o OFF. The T3 flat iron is $30 OFF.
This Clarisonic is on Super Sale!
The BeautyBio microneedling set is almost $100 OFF.
********************* ANTHROPOLOGIE *********************
Anthropologie is 30% OFF EVERYTHING.
Their home section is INSANE right now. Click HERE to shop some gifts that are good for everybody on your list (cutest mugs, yummy candles, precious ornaments, etc.)!
Click HERE to shop clothes.
********************* LOU & GREY *********************
Lou and Grey is 30% OFF your purchase and FREE SHIPPING on all orders!
Click HERE for this leopard print cozy zip up jacket. It’s pricey, but it’s adorable.
********************* OLD NAVY *********************
Old Navy is 50% OFF of EVERYTHING!
I’m totally obsessed with the colors and the pattern of this fair isle sweater. And it’s 50% OFF, making it only $25! It’s beautifully made and very soft and cozy.
fair isle sweater / must have earrings / Wit and Wisdom jeans / cardy UGGs
I found an excellent tunic sweatshirt that is awesome with leggings. I sized up to a medium to make sure it was long enough to cover the bootie, and it totally is. It has a bit of a rounded hem, it’s a great weight, and it comes in several colors. I’m keeping both because I know I will wear the heck out of both of them. And at 50% OFF, it didn’t take much convincing.
french terry tunic sweatshirt / leggings / mesh sneakers
This entire pajama set is ON SALE for UNDER $20! It’s microfleece, so it’s stupid soft. I got a medium in the set, but although I needed a medium in the top, I really needed a small in the bottoms.
It also comes in a grey and white check and a blue and white check.
LOVE the red stripe for Christmas morning!
This pullover is AWESOME! My favorite thing about it is that the collar really stands up AND STAYS UP on it’s own. It comes in several color combo, and I’m going to be grabbing a 2nd one for sure at this sale price. I’ll be wearing it with jeans and sneakers or UGGs A LOT.
The leggings are a thick and super comfy sweater material. AND DANG THEY’RE CUTE!
I’m wearing a medium in the pullover, but it’s quite oversized, and I need a small. I’m wearing a small in the leggings.
1/4 zip sherpa pullover / fair isle sweater leggings
And omg. How cute are these glitter moccasins. They are under $15 right now!!!
************ ACCESSORY CONCIERGE *************
Accessory Concierge is 40% OFF EVERYTHING with the code BLACKFRIDAY2019. Go look around yourself to see all of the treasures!
And y’all know how much I love my bag straps and my tile bracelets!
black cashmere sweater /must have earrings / sunglasses / raw hem cropped girlfriend jeans / camo strap/ black faux croc bucket bag / Amazon mules with gold buckle / bracelets
********************* MACY’S *********************
Last year I followed a lot of other blogger’s leads and went ahead and got this suitcase. This collection is 60% OFF today and tomorrow! WHOAH! And I’m telling you, it’s LEGIT. It zips closed on both side and it wheels around like a dream.
suitcase (mine is 28″) / knot front tee / denim jacket / earrings / Sims stone necklace / black jeans /wedge sneakers
The coat is 50% OFF and the chenille sweater is 63% OFF! For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the sweater and a medium in the jacket.
black and white plaid coat / chenille sweater / necklace / bracelet / jeans
The red plaid puffer is 60% OFF!
I will wear this during all of the colder months, but my goodness it is perfect for the Christmas season.
It’s puffy, as a puffer should be. But not bulky. It’s not super heavy, yet it’s incredibly warm. And the plaid is next level cute.
You can’t wear this coat without a smile.
red plaid puffer / chenille sweater / earrings / necklace / bracelet / studded cross body bag / jeans / wedge booties
********************* ABERCROMBIE *********************
Abercrombie is 50% OFF the ENTIRE STORE with FREE SHIPPING!
Click HERE to shop women’s if you just want to poke around yourself.
Click HERE for my amazing fleece pullover that is NOW 50% OFF. Don’ you just love the stand up collar with the snaps? #becauseimobsessed
For size reference, I sized up to a medium and am glad I did.
********************* AMERICAN EAGLE *********************
Almost the entire American Eagle site is 40 % OFF + FREE SHIPPING, click HERE to shop!
My favorite (and maybe my only) American Eagle purchase this year was this oversized sweatshirt. I got it in camo and blush, and I wear them both constantly. And right now it’s ONLY $30!
********************* COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD *********************
I’m publishing the same info from Wednesday’st post right here in case you missed it.
The entire Colleen Rothschild site is 30% OFF!
So y’all were FLOORED (for good reason) that my mama is 73 years old (did you see Monday’s post?).
So many of you asked what she does to look so great! Well, she stays pretty active, eats healthy for the most part (but the woman can put away pizza and french fries like you wouldn’t believe), drinks lots of water, AND USES COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD SKIN CARE PRODUCTS!
And I’m excited to report that the Colleen Rothschild Sale has already started! Take 30% OFF the entire site with the code BF2019. This is the biggest discount that she ever does site wide!
I called my mom yesterday and told her I needed her to take a picture of the products on her counter. I wanted y’all to see that she truly uses and loves the products. You can see that she’s just about out of some of them and needs to go ahead and take advantage of today’s sale!
I also asked her what her RIDE OR DIE products are. I actually asked her to pick her Top 3, but she said she couldn’t pick just 3.
Right now she is absolutely swears by the face oil, the extreme recovery cream, the retinol eye serum, the mandelic acid radiance serum, and the hair products (which we’ll talk about in a second.).
My mom actually did a full review of her favorite products awhile back, and you can click HERE to read all of her thoughts. She’s added in new products since then, but it’s a comprehensive review of her routine at the time.
And here’s the truth, she used to not bat an eye at spending serious bucks on skincare. Like, SERIOUS bucks. She felt like her skin was important and it was worth the money to take care of it. However, after my dad retired, she started to become more cautious about the money she was spending, and she was disappointed that her skin wasn’t looking as great as it had in the past.
The CR products revived her skin over two years ago, AND SHE CONTINUES TO BE A DEVOTED USER.
Colleen’s hair products are the newest addition to my mom’s arsenal. A couple of months ago my mom was complaining to me and my sister about how her hair was “just getting old“. She said it was dry, not as shiny as it used to be, and frizzy. At the time, Conner was already using (AND LOVING) the CR hair products, so she let my mom borrow them for a couple of days. My mom immediately noticed a difference after the first use, and now she swears by them.
I called her yesterday so she could tell me how and when she uses the products.
She says she uses the Quench and Shine Restorative Mask on wet hair. She just massages a little bit in, and she doesn’t even rinse it out all the time. She feels like it does a really great job repairing her damaged hair. She uses the Smooth and Shine Hair Serum on hair that is already styled. She rubs a little in to reduce frizz and add shine.
Quench and Shine Restorative Mask / Smooth and Shine Hair Serum
SHOPPING TIPS for the CR SALE: Colleen does have some additional deals that are going live on Monday, so hold off on buying the following: the Discovery Kit, the High Performance Mask Trio, the Bi-Weekly Routine Duo, or the Honey Vanilla Body Bundle. And I’m actually going to share a great deal on the JUMBO Cleansing Balm on December 10.
Everything else is fair game and you don’t need to worry that there will be a better deal on Monday.
You can click HERE to see my Colleen Rothschild Told Me To post! That’s right, I told Colleen my concerns, and she personally recommended a routine for me!
********************* VICTORIA EMERSON *********************
Victoria Emerson is BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE site wide! Click HERE to shop all their amazing pieces.
large crystal multi wrap bracelet / 2 wrap leopard bracelet
********************* BARRINGTON *********************
Okay, ladies. This is the biggest promotion that Barrington runs.
10% OFF on $150 or more
15% OFF on $250 or more
20% OFF on $350 or more
AND FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS! Just enter the code THANKFUL!
The Savannah zippered tote is definitely my favorite size for every day wear. The leather tote is a beautiful cognac leather and is really chic. Just hop on the site and play around with colors and patterns.
If you were going to order several Barrington items for Christmas gifts, these savings will realllllllllllly help! Remember, the monogrammed laptop cases and the make-up bags (they call them accessories cases) make incredible gifts!
That’s it for Black Friday, Ladies! PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT WITH YOUR FAVORITE SCORES!!! And I don’t know about you girls, but I’m exhausted. I PROMISE YOU MY HEART RATE WAS ELEVATED. Yes M’am. I feel quite sure I worked off the dressing…and the mashed potato casserole…and the rolls…and the creamed corn. Let’s all take a minute for the cream corn. #itdeservesrespect
I hope you snagged some amazing deals and have a wonderful weekend with friends and family. And make sure you take time to REMEMBER YOUR BLESSINGS!
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