Black Friday Sales!!!

Happy Thanksgiving Eve, friends!!  Woohoo I am ready to eat all the things, decorate all the things, and relax for the next 4 days!  I am so excited to be off work for this long weekend. Since we had two Thanksgivings meals this past weekend, we really don’t have any plans besides Thanksgiving lunch tomorrow and putting up our tree and decorations on Friday, so I’m really looking forward to it!  Now let’s get down to business, y’all.  I know you’re hearing everywhere about all of the Black Friday and Pre-BF sales.  A ton of retailers are already offering 50% off right now!  I went ahead and bought a few things online for fear that they would run out of my size if I waited until Friday to purchase.  Some retailers may do better deals, offer free gifts, or something like that, but my type A personality would rather go ahead and get my order in on things I know I just have to have as gifts for my family as well as a few things for myself…shhh, don’t tell my husband!  50% off is pretty daggum good, if ya ask me!

I’ve compiled some of my favorite items from my go-to retailers below.  As always, you can click on any of the pictures to take you right to the website to shop.  Also, at the bottom of this post, I’ll list each specific retailer and the sales they are offering.  I’ll update it throughout the weekend w/the most current sales.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your friends and family.  I’m so thankful we live so close to ours, so we are able to celebrate with and see everyone.  It just makes the holiday that much more special when you can actually be with the people you love the most.  I also just want to thank y’all so much for following along here and on Instagram.  It really does mean the world to me to have your support in starting up this blog over the last couple of months!  It has been so much fun (and a lot more work that I thought it would be), and I have learned so much and met so many people by doing this.  I hope my content is useful to you and helps you to put together outfits that you may not have otherwise thought about, and I hope it just gives you the confidence to dress in whatever makes you feel comfortable.   Sometimes my outfits are not what everyone else would wear, but I like it and am comfortable in it, and that’s what matters most!

First up is my fav store, as y’all know, J.Crew Factory.  I did a roundup from here a couple of weeks ago, but I’ve updated it a bit with a couple of new things, and now that everything is 50% off, you need to go ahead and pull the trigger on those items you’ve been eyeing!  First up is this puffer vest that I wear all.the.time.  It is perfect to throw on for an extra layer for warmth or just to add visual interest.  I wear an XXS, so I would suggest sizing down at least one.  Next up are these two necklaces, the crystal circle and blonde tortoise, which are always on repeat with my outfits.  They are both versatile and can be paired easily with pretty much any look. I also love their jackets.  They are very similar to the J.Crew ones, and still a pretty good quality.  I bought the Vail parka in gray last year, and this year I added the City coat in the heather saddle to my collection when it was 40% off a few weeks ago.  They’re both classic coats that will not go out of style (I wear a 0).  This sweater is my favorite at the moment. It is a great basic piece perfect for layering or wearing on its own with some statement jewelry.  I stayed TTS in a small so I could layer it with button-ups underneath.  This chambray is a great basic piece that can be paired with cute skirts or worn with black pants for a neutral look.  Lastly, y’all know I couldn’t leave off my fav plaid shirt!  It’s perfect paired with a vest or tucked into a cute skirt.

J.Crew also has a few items that I’m loving at the moment, and everything is 40% off w/code THANKU + free shipping!  I bought this fur vest from J.Crew yesterday on major sale at just under $50, and I cannot wait to wear it with my plaid shirts!!  Another fav is this gingham button-up y’all have seen on instagram a ton.  I love wearing it under sweaters, ponchos, or just own its own.  You can’t go wrong with a classic gingham!  My bestie, Aimee over at Southern Fried Fashion, just did a post with a blazer from JCF similar to this blazer, and I love it!  It’s made of a sweater material, and I like that it is more of a relaxed cardigan fit but still has the structured look of a blazer.  I also love these colorful floral earrings!  They would be the perfect statement piece to a neutral dress or sweater.  Y’all also know I can’t get enough of capes and ponchos this season, and this one is so cute!  It comes in tan and navy, and I love the button detail along the “arms”.


Nordstrom is also having a Black Friday sale, with tons of items up to 40% off.  I got a few of my fall boots/booties here this year, and they are both on sale!   First up are these booties that are seriously so comfy and made of the softest suede.  They go with anything form dresses to jeans, and they come in black, tan, or grey.  I also bought these Frye Melissa boots during the N Sale, and they are back on major sale again!  If you’re in the market for some riding boots, you should definitely check these out!  They run TTS.  Joe’s Jeans are the only “designer” pair of jeans that I own.  They fit great for us curvy girls who have hips and a bootie but a small waist.  I love how they fit my curves, and their mid-rise to high-waist fit perfectly!  I don’t want my whole butt hanging out when I sit or bend down, so I’m steering away from lower rise jeans these days.  A couple of accessories I’ve got on my Christmas list this year is this plaid scarf for just $17 and this Kate Spade initial letter necklace.  It’s the perfect basic piece that you could wear with anything from a t-shirt to layering it for a more dressy look.

Next up is Old Navy.  They’re having a 50% off sale right now, and you can come out of there with a ton of different items for less than $100.  Honestly, I hadn’t shopped at Old Navy in forever until just recently.  I saw another blogger post this cute striped dress, and I had been looking all over for a dress just like it, but I couldn’t find one I just loved.  You better believe I hightailed it over there and bought the striped one and also one in black! I wear a small petite in this dress.  I got to looking around and found some other super cute things.  Another thing I absolutely love is this button-up that comes in so many different patterns.  I wear a small in this, so I would say it’s TTS.  My favorites are the tartan and buffalo, but pretty sure I’d take any of them if someone was in a giving mood haha!  They’re perfect to throw on with jeans or tuck into a cute skirt with boots.  This cardigan is my favorite that I’ve bought this season.  It’s lightweight, super soft, comes in 6 different colors, and less than $18! (I wear a S) These pajama pants are so comfy, and you can’t go wrong when they’re less than $9!  I may or may not have bought Nathan and I matching ones for Christmas morning…

Last, but not least, is good ‘ol Loft, and everything is 50% off + free shipping w/code CLICK!  I just recently bought this red top that is perfect for the holidays!  I love the cutouts and the cute little ruffles on the sleeves!  I can’t wait to wear it tucked into a cute skirt for parties or throwing it on with jeans.  I also just bought this floral top, and I’m thinking I may wear it tomorrow for Thanksgiving.  It was definitely one of those that looks much better on than it looks on the hanger.  I’m normally a solids kind of gal, but I’m trying to step out of the box and bring a little bit more print into my tops!  Another thing I put on my Christmas list this year is this super cute fuzzy pink sweater!  I love how bright it is, and I also love the texture of it and how different it is from your basic sweater.  Crossing my fingers that I get this one under the tree!  Y’all know I couldn’t leave out this cape in my fav buffalo print.  It’s a steal at just $30!  Y’all see these earrings on Insta all the time, and I just can’t get enough!  They make a statement, yet are neutral enough to go with a ton of different outfits.  They’re only $15 right now, along with the silver version of my tassel necklace that I wear probably every other day…
Express – 50% off + free shipping
Baublebar – 35% off w/code vip35
Banana Republic – 50% off, no code needed
Anthropologie – extra 25% off sale
Madewell – 25% off w/code dontstress
Shopbop – 20, 25, or 30% off w/code more17
Gap – 50% off w/code blkfriday
Goodnight Macaroon – 30% off w/code blackfriday2017
Nine West – 50% off everything
Sam Edelman – 30% off w/code samsgiving
Macy’s – extra 20% already reduced items w/code hurry
DSW – 20% off w/code blackfri20
Francesca’s – buy one, get one 60% off
Topshop – items up to 50% off
Pottery Barn – 20% off everything w/code thanks, 30% off certain decor items
World Market – 40% off all furniture w/code furnsale

Thanks for stopping by!

~Lauren~