Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Nate and I are so happy to be hosting our first Thanksgiving in our new home as a married couple. Such a crazy feeling! Our menu consists of favorites from both our families plus a little flare of our own with new recipes like Thug Kitchen’s cranberry sauce (sooo good!).
We are so thankful to be spending the day with my brother and sister-in-law relaxing and enjoying some good food & bevvies! Here’s hoping you have a wonderful day spending time with friends & family today.
We all know, as I watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, that Thanksgiving is the official kickoff to the holiday season–we all just can’t wait another day to celebrate the Christmas season! I can’t lie, I spent a bit of my day off yesterday searching for the perfect wreath, among other decorations.
Things have been insane around here over the past month–we’ve been knee deep in our kitchen remodeling project, so that hasn’t left a lot of time for the blog, photography, or socializing. I feel like we’ve been hermits lately but I’m happy to share that as of yesterday, the project is FINALLY complete! We’ve been at this since mid-October so you could imagine how happy we were to see the final project. Nate and I are working on a before/after home decor post we can’t wait to share with you soon!
So today, I wanted to share with you my round-up of Black Friday & Pre-Holiday sales that are so worth it! My plan tomorrow includes Christmas decorating with my husband in my PJs, watching A Charlie Brown Christmas, munching on leftovers, and of course–Black Friday shopping! I’ve learned my lesson the hard way, however: I’m not the type that can handle the rush that comes with in-store shopping on this insanity-filled day. I have way too short a fuse for the crowds and nasty traffic! So without further adieu–here are my top picks!
Without question, my favorite online retailer. I get a large portion of my wardrobe from this site because their inventory changes daily, they offer hundreds of designer options, they sell not only fashion-related items but home decor, men’s (East Dane), jewelry, and so many other fun things!
This week only, they’re having their BUY MORE, SAVE MORE sale, which is one I look forward to all year! Use code: GOBIG16 at checkout to save 15% on orders of $200+, 20% off orders of $500+, and 25% off orders $800+. This works for items that are full-price as well as listed on sale! Sale ends Nov. 28th at 11:59pm CST.
Beautiful gift ideas: White marble phone case, Kate Spade New York Metro Watch, Kate Spade bow slippers, Gold polka dot mug, Tickle & Kiss glasses set, Cravings -book- by Chrissy Teigen, Tiered leather jewelry box
Here are a few of my looks on sale now:
Steve Madden Razzi mules & Blank Denim skinny vegan leather pants
Dior by Dior | Kate Spade All in Good Taste
Re:named Tie Front Bodysuit
Free People Off the Shoulder Top
Rebecca Minkoff handbag (this style sold out, similar here)| Re:named lace up dress (sold out, but other beautiful dresses from this brand here) | Le Specs sunglasses
This is the first time they’ve ever had a pre-holiday sale this big, so naturally it made the list! J Crew is offering 40% off your total order in stores and online using code: holiday. Sale ends November 27th at 11:59 pm EST. I’m loving: this tartan excursion vest, these red tie-waist pants, and this textured ruffle top!
My favorite handbag retailer, Kate Spade is currently holding a surprise 75% off sale (plus free ground shipping when you spend $175 or more)! Sale ends Nov. 26th at 11:59pm EST. I’m loving: this polka dot tote, this cute red leather bow satchel, and this Rosaline leather & leopard bag!
My go-to when I’m out shopping for trendy designer items, because the prices are unbeatable! Right now, they’re having their online-only head start Black Friday sale where they’re offering 75% off all clearance items! I’m loving: this bell sleeved tunic, this $8 velvet top (so trendy), and Steve Madden suede booties ($35!!).
The jewelry here is nothing but the best for the best possible prices. I love how unique their pieces are! Use code: HOLIDAY30 to save 30% off holiday items. I’m loving: this trio of tassel drop earrings, this layered necklace set, and this gorgeous crystal bib necklace (perfect for NYE!).
A luxury brand that I love for great quality leather flats, timeless bags, and so much more. This brand almost never goes on sale so get with it! Save 30% off on orders of $250+ with code THANKS. I’m loving: I have these and am OBSESSED, this classic silver & gold watch, and this pom pom crossbody is so gorgeously unique!
Love this site for gorgeous dresses of any kind, jumpsuits, accessories, and chic tops! Right now, they’re having up to 90% off select Black Friday items + free shipping (no minimum) until November 29th 11:59pm PST. I’m loving: this backless jumpsuit, $14 plaid scarf, and velvet dress!
I’m OBSESSED with their makeup! I own just about everything they make. Okay, not all but most. Right now, they’re running a Black Friday special this weekend only where you pick one of 3 gifts (spend $35, receive a free brow pencil/spend $75, receive a full size Hello Lashes mascara/spend $125, receive a full size No. 50 serum anti-aging collagen veil primer) and receive free shipping too! Some of my faves: BYE BYE Makeup, Superhero eyeshadow palette, and Brow Power brow pencil.
The mecca of inexpensive trendy items! They’re running several specials for Black Friday: 20% off your entire purchase + free shipping (enter code: 5188), up to 70% off in-stores and online, and $3 deals on womens, mens, kids, and home! I’m loving: this $4.99 striped top, this blush coat for $24.99, and this sequined dress (perfect for NYE!).
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