Happy Thanksgiving Eve!!
My mom has arrived and we all made it to the lake house late last night. Thus why my blog post is late this morning, haha. I didn’t have time to do it yesterday! I’m sitting here on my second cup of coffee enjoying the view of the woods and marsh through the kitchen window.
I swear the sales start earlier and earlier every year. There is a lot of stuff marked down already! Nearly everything I’m wearing in today’s post is on sale (hooray!). I’m also listing a couple other favorite sales to shop and some highlighted items later on in the post.
Make sure to keep checking back here often throughout the next several days, because I’ll be making frequent live sale updates every few hours, rounding up my favorite sale picks by category, and posting my favorite Black Friday gift guides!
SO–let’s jump in, shall we?
Some Favorite Marked Down Winter Staples:
Affordable Winter Parka: This coat from Michael Kors–on sale for under $150! It’s PACKABLE! Seriously, it smushes into a teeny tiny little bag to throw in your suitcase. I really like the color–it’s olive/gray. I would size up, the arms run snug.This would also make a really great gift for your mom or your sister. (My mom tried it on too and LOVES it!) This version is also nearly identical and also packable and on sale for a similar price (just a different puffer pattern)–it comes in the same olive hue, grey, and black. Both also have detachable hoods which is really nice! I also really love this version with faux fur hood which is under $90!
Rag & Bone Skinny Jeans: These Rag & Bone jeans are one of my favorite pairs–super stretchy so I would size down! They are the BEST jeans and everyone who has purchased them has agreed!) This pair from Paige is also on sale and a brand I really love! These have really good reviews and are a really great versatile wash! Another brand of jeans I absolutely love that is majorly marked down right now is Levis. You can save up to 30% on all Levis jeans right now at Shopbop! (Their 721 Skinny Jeans are my absolute favorite and they come in tons of variations). I’ve got this pair in my cart right now–they’re all $98 even BEFORE the discount!
Blondo OTK Boots: This pair from Blondo is seriously one of my most recommended products. I know I talk about these all the time but I haven’t worn them in a post in awhile–if you’re looking for affordable OTK boots (more on my other favorites below) these can’t be beat. They’re waterproof, so you don’t have to worry about ruining them in the winter and they stretch in the back so they really do form to your calves and thighs to achieve that really sleek look! They also come in grey!
Lowland OTK BOOTS: ON SALE! This RARELY ever happens–so if you’ve been eyeing a pair, this is definitely the time to snap them up! They go like hotcakes and this is as low as they’re going to get! You can save up to 30% on them and can get them for $559!! They are honestly my favorite winter wardrobe staple and I wear them almost EVERY day. I have found no budget-friendly alternative for them–no other thigh-high boots that tie in the back truly hug your leg like these do. They make every outfit you wear them with look 100x more chic. I can’t say enough good things–they are 110% worth the money.
Red Bell Sleeve Sweater: When I saw this red bell sleeved sweater on sale I snapped it up immediately because I knew it would be a hit for every holiday occasion this year. I love how classic it is–it’s definitely nicer (in terms of quality and being able to be dressed up) than the other sweaters I own and it’s easily dressed up with a skirt (I just ordered this leather mini) or worn with jeans! This one is also super similar, just a bit longer in length.
Rebecca Minkoff Love bag: I love Rebecca Minkoff’s “Love” bags–she makes a lot in different colors and sizes. The one I’m wearing here is the small version (which is sold out) but the slightly larger version is currently on sale for $177! I never knew if I would get a lot of wear out of an olive purse but honestly, it’s such a great neutral that goes with everything, now I can’t imagine a more versatile color! They have a lot of Rebecca Minkoff love bags on sale right now at Shopbop in several different colors and sizes, so definitely peruse the selection!
Festive scarves: This scarf is the only thing I’m wearing here that ISN’T on sale, but it’s only $30, so it’s still a steal and SO warm. I’m highlighting a few other picks in the widget below, though! Shopbop also has a ton of great on-sale scarves and wraps as well!
Now, let’s jump into my Current Six Favorite Sales:
In my opinion, I think this is the best Black Friday/Cyber Week sale out there. It’s Buy More Save More. Get 20% off orders over $200, 25% off orders over $500, and 30% off orders over $800. Use code MORE17.
This includes Stuart Weitzman boots, Levi’s jeans (their 721 skinny jeans are my favorite) and one of my favorite budget-friendly brands, BB Dakota. My absolute FAVORITE comfy loafers (seriously, no break-in required) are also part of the sale. I have them in Leopard print but they come in tons of colors. They also have a lot of Madewell items on sale, including my favorite tote! (I usually prefer buying Madewell from Shopbop or Nordstrom because of the fast, free shipping!) They also have my favorite knee-high boots on sale in black!
I also really love Shopbop for small affordable little gifts perfect for Secret Santa, gift exchanges, or coworker presents!
Ann Taylor: 50% off EVERYTHING with code THANKFUL
LOFT: 40% off EVERYTHING with code GIFTITUP
Black Friday specials officially start tomorrow for Nordstrom, but for now, there are a ton of really great markdowns (ahem, as you can tell from today’s outfit post!) You can shop their full sale selection here.
J.Crew: 40% off everything with code THANKU
So much great stuff on sale, including lots of adorable PJ’s (I just bought this flannel night shirt–it’s a bit longer too so it’s not too short to wear around the fam if you know what I mean, haha!) This is also the best time to purchase J.Crew outerwear and it always sells out fast–including the ever popular Stadium Cloth Cocoon coat! Also I am IN LOVE with this striped white and black ribbed turtleneck!
J.Crew Factory: 50% off EVERYTHING including new arrivals!
The Factory sale never disappoints and is a great place to stock up on basics, like this merino wool turtleneck sweater for $29 (comes in tons of colors!) or this tartan blanket scarf that comes in tons of colors as well! Also, my FAVORITE striped tissue turtlenecks are marked down to $17!
Easy gift ideas:
A lot more of these to come, but here are a few great gifts that caught my eye!
A couple bottles of wine in these adorable french Chanel-inspired wine bags are a great hostess gift
A six pack of good craft beer and a cute bottle opener (a great gift for a couple–a little something for him and her!)
A pack of cute, cozy socks for…anybody! Who doesn’t love cute socks?
These stacking buffalo check mugs with stacking tower are super cute for just about anyone!
This unisex classic tartan scarf will please any girl or guy alike!
These $29 fuzzy slippers are perfect for your sister or mom!
These plaid joggers are a perfect gift for any stylish guy–especially if he doesn’t like the standard baggy PJ pants!
Make sure to check back often throughout the weekend as I post live updates with new deals as they come out, gift guides, and my favorite sale picks by category!