You’re probably feeling like me and running away from being bombarded left and right by emails, social media posts, and ads about Black Friday deals. (But not from my posts, of course!) And I don’t want you to ever feel overwhelmed when you come here. Today’s post is just as much for you as it is for me – to simplify it ALL. I’ve combed through more deals from my favorite retailers as well as my previous Black Friday recs and put together the BEST of it all, the items you should really focus on getting for yourself or as amazing gifts. So shop below and get all of your holiday shopping for less out of the way already!
(Disclaimer that this post is not sponsored by Madewell…I just love it that much and their deals right now are so unreal!)
SHOES: You cannot beat the amazing deals on shoes and boots at Madewell for Black Friday. I’m talking real leather and suede uppers and lining on boots (ensures a long life for your boots as well as high quality) anywhere from 30-50% off on top of the 25% off your entire purchase from Madewell! HURRY – don’t let your size run out in any of the pairs below. In October, I bought my first pair of Madewell booties and not more than a month later was I heading back for another pair. They’re comfortable, high quality, well-made (no pun intended), and guaranteed to last. These are all of the criteria that I like to pass my shoes through to make sure they’re a worthwhile investment! I’m giddy about this pair that’s coming in next week; you’ll be seeing them quite often on the blog. Don’t say you weren’t warned when these were an unreal price. I’ve also included a few more pairs of shoes that I know will be automatic wardrobe staples or very wise gifts. Left wanting more? Head here for help with that.
COATS: On Tuesday, I found THIS coat on the sale rack at Madewell and about died at the deal I got on it. Since the coat is on sale already, you get an extra 30% off of it PLUS an extra 25% off. Day. Made. It feels light like a cardigan but is still a wool-blend for warmth, ties as a wrap coat or it can be worn a bit like a duster. And it comes in grey or dusty rose – colors that are SO on brand with NWL! Any of these coats below would be fantastic additions to your winter wardrobe; they’ve received glowing customer reviews and are great weights for varying temperatures this season. When the opportunity comes to save big, do so on coats – there will be #noregrets whatsoever. Make sure to check out all of my recs on Black Friday Outerwear deals here.
SWEATERS/BLOUSES: I’ll most likely be waking up at midnight from my Thanksgiving-induced coma to buy either this sweater or this one. One is a cashmere blend from Halogen. The poncho that I featured for my Formal Thanksgiving Look is a cashmere blend Halogen poncho that is SO soft and luxurious. It was a fraction of the normal pricing for cashmere! I know that this Halogen tunic will be an amazing winter staple and the camel color is so rich. This tie-front Madewell sweater is so chic – I’d love to do a winter white look by pairing it with white jeans and some rust-colored OTK boots!
JEANS: When it comes to jeans, I’ve kissed many frogs and have found two princes. Princes to whom I’m undyingly loyal. AG Jeans (30% off sitewide right now) and Madewell. Both offer an incredible, slimming fit, enduring quality, and are so comfy I could definitely sleep in them. Regular clothes being able to double as jammies? Now that’s what I’m talking about. I recently discovered the Madewell ‘Anywhere’ Jean and there is no turning back. They’re pull-on jeans that fit like a legging but have the same weight of a regular pair of jeans.
BAGS: Suede, suede, and more suede. These bags are such knockouts and are guaranteed to leave you or any gift recipient glowing with excitement! This one is a splurge (but on sale for a limited time!), but can be a staple for any and every look.
ACTIVEWEAR: Now here are the items that I actually live in on a day-to-day basis in and out of spin class or barre. The Lululemon ‘High Tide’ legging is my go-t0, need it in every color workout legging. And if you happen to buy them in black, I won’t judge you for wearing them as your staple black legging. Go on with your bad self.
BEAUTY: I’m including all of my most favorite beauty items below. Namely my Stila eyeliner that I can’t do a cat-eye without and a Nars contour palette I grabbed a couple of weeks ago that I ADORE. It’s very subtle and adds nice depth and warmth to an autumn look. It can also double as an everyday neutral eyeshadow duo…um, score?! And when it comes to tools I can’t live without, my T3 curling iron and Beauty Blender are at the top of the list. Head here for my Black Friday beauty haul to see why I love these items so much.
JEWELRY + ACCESSORIES: My eyes are definitely on this Skagen watch. It’s striking, nice quality, and a great price. It would blend so well into a stack of bracelets! And the two pairs of BaubleBar earrings below are to die for. They’re very classic but can add a trendy elevation to numerous outfits. The scarf and the beanie linked below can also make such adorable gifts for this season for a gal pal. Might just have to treat myself to that beanie, hmm.