Black Friday Sales + My Top Picks

Cheers to Black Friday, friends! I hope your bellies are full of pie, and your hearts full of love after a day spent with family. I was about to burst with gratitude I was feeling yesterday, but I’m ready for a little quiet time today…and of course, tackling my gift list!

There are so many amazing sales, it’s hard to know where to start. But stay calm and take deep breaths, you don’t want your clicking-finger to lock up on you….I’ll be your tour guide. I’m not going to laundry-list every last retailer, just the ones I’ll be shopping, along with my Top Picks from each. I’ve also thrown in great gift options under $25 for each!

NORDSTROM // This is the biggest surprise sale…take an extra 20% off select sale items!! That makes literally tons of stuff half-off or more! Of course one of my favorites of them all is my beloved kitten-cardi, which is now down to $31!



Along with the best leggings, knee boots and tunic! Seriously, these are the only leggings I own. They’re super thick and opaque with a comfy, wide waistband. And they’re 25% off! (Which practically never happens!) The boots are flannel-lined with extra cushy insoles, so I can walk for days in them. My tassel necklace is even 35% off!


Fit Tip: Both the leggings (I’m in an XS) and boots are true to size.



This peacoat is marked down even more, and available in tons of colors! I have it in black, camel and blush, but this crazy price has me considering another!


Fit Tip: I size up to a small.



Not only is this cashmere tunic sweater marked down again, but the plaid infinity scarf is back-in-stock and still under $25!



These darling booties are almost 40% off until Monday! I’m wearing the taupe, and they’re true to size.


Camo Two Ways


Finally, the best leg-lengthening jeans are up to 40% off! That crazy! They are mid-rise and just enough stretch to be comfy and hold their shape.


Fit Tip: Size down one, and stick with the regular length unless you’re 5’1″ and under. I’m in a regular 0, and had them hemmed about half an inch, but the petite were much too short for heels.



 [My Top Nordstrom Sale Picks]

nordstrom gift guideStriped Cashmere Sweater | Bangle Bracelet | Ear Buds | Rainboots | Toy Horses | Slippers


LOFT // 50% off everything, including Lou & Grey, with code FRIYAY…starting with this off-the-shoulder sweater!

black on black outfit
Off-the-Shoulder Sweater | Best Black Jeans | Leopard Clutch | Boots (similar) | Tassel Earrings | Sunglasses | Lipstick in ‘Punch’

I’m planning to pair this dress with black tights and blingy jewels for holiday events.

Jacquard Sheath Dress with Puff Sleeve

This vest is more like a sweater coat, and so warm and soft!

Sweater Vest | Essential Long-Sleeve TeeWhite Jeans | Booties

I love the ruffle trim of this blouse, and it’s so pretty layered under cardigans.

Ruffle-Trim Blouse | White Jeans | Booties

[My Top Loft Sale Picks]

loft gift guideVelvet Cami | Striped Beanie Hat | Polka-Dot Umbrella | Mockneck Sweater | Gingham Pajamas | Tassel Keychain


J.CREW // This is another shocker-sale, and probably where I’ll do my most damage…40% off everything with code THANKU! This pleated mini is a year-round favorite, and so versatile. The sweater is light and perfect for layering, and comes in a slew of gorgeous colors.

Sweater  | Pleated Mini Skirt | Necklace (35% off!) | Satchel Bag | Patent Pumps | Sunglasses | Watch


Plaid Shirt | Pleated Skirt | Pumps | Plum Bag  | Statement Necklace

[My Top J.Crew Sale Picks]

jcrew gift guideEarrings | Plaid PJ Pants | 8-Ball Toy | Leopard Slippers | Tartan Scarf | Monogrammed Crossbody Bag


J.CREW FACTORY // 50% off everything, including the outfits from our recent family photo shoot.

On Mr. SP: V-Neck Sweater | Striped Oxford
On Me: Plaid Ruffle Shirt | Wool Pencil Skirt | Similar Leopard Heels | Crystal Necklace | Chain Bracelet | Earrings

On Her: Jean Jacket | White Tee | Plaid Skirt | Pearl Headband
On Him: Half-Zip Sweater | White Shirt | Khaki Chinos

[My Top J.Crew Factory Sale Picks]

jcrew factory gift guidePlaid Puffer Vest | Dot Ring Dish | Leopard Belt | Striped Sport Jacket | Bow Sweater | City Coat


OLD NAVY  // 50% off almost everything sitewide, no code needed, prices adjusted once added to cart. I’ve gotten so much wear out of the camo puffer, and love pairing it with pinks and feminine details. (The pearl necklace is 40% off, too!!)

Camo Two Ways
Sweater  | Puffer Vest | Jeans | Pearl Cluster Necklace (40% off!) | Starburst Earrings | Sunglasses | Watch | Bracelet

More camo love with this twill utility jacket, but I also have it in solid olive…it’s a good one!

Camo Jacket | Peplum Tee (short-sleeve version) | Necklace (similar) | Distressed Jeans | Leather Tote | Sunglasses | Earrings | Booties

I love Old Navy flannel shirts…great prints, and super soft. I wear them alone and layered with sweaters and vests.

Flannel Plaid ShirtSkinny Jean | Knee Boots | Earrings (35% off!)

Their quilted vests are also favorites for a light, non-bulky layer. The shirt is jersey knit and long enough for leggings, too.

Quilted VestStriped Jersey TeeSkinny Jean | Knee Boots | Earrings (35% off!)

[My Top Old Navy Sale Picks]

old navy gift guideHello Sweatshirt | Statement Necklace | Striped PJs | Puffer Vest | Mixed Jacket | Panda Beanie Hat


BARRINGTON GIFTS // Up to 20% off, plus free shipping with code HOLIDAY (10% off $150, 15% off $250, and 20% off $350 orders)

If you’ve been following this blog for a bit, then you know this is my favorite bag company…not only are the patterns and colors perfection, and they offer monogramming, but they’re fully customizable! I’ve never seen them offer this kind of discount, so take advantage if you’ve had your eye on a bag! They have laptop and cosmetic bags that make great gifts, as well.

Striped Shirt | Plaid Infinity Scarf | Jean Jacket | Best Black Jeans | Cognac BootsSimilar Hat | Sunglasses | Hoop Earrings | Pendant Necklace | Deer Print Bag | Lipstick in ‘Punch’

Tee | Hooded Cardigan | Jeans | Booties | Earrings (35% off!) | Monogrammed Tote | Lipstick

Long Cardigan | Fave White Tee | White Jeans | Taupe Booties | Plaid Tote

Mama Sugarplum is a fan, too, and has quite a few patterns in her Barrington collection!


TALBOTS // So I haven’t shopped this retailer in ages, so when their recent catalog arrived I was shocked to find so many darling things!! They’re offering 50% off any single item, plus 40% off everything else!

[My Top Talbot Sale Picks]

talbots gift guide
Plaid Pillow | Fair Isle Sweater | Dog Wine Bag | Pom Pom Sweater | Ruffle Gloves | Striped Bag


POTTERY BARN // 20% off with code THANKS

[My Top Pottery Barn Sale Picks]

pottery barn gift guide
Fur Slippers | Wine Bag | Speckled Plate Set | Plaid Sherpa Blanket | Monogrammed Mug | Cheese Board


COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD // 30% off everything site-wide with code BLKFRI. Like, everything! This line has transformed my skin, and part of my morning and nightly skincare routine. I got hooked on  the detox mask, cleansing balm, and face oil early on, and then just kept adding new products!

Now my morning routine consists of gel cleanser, radiance serum and sheer renewal cream. Every night, I wash with the cleansing balm, and follow it with age renewal serum and extreme recovery cream. Then once a week I use the detox and dual enzyme masks.

colleen rothschild

Okay, that’s all I can muster up for today…here’s a few more definitely worth checking out!

ACCESSORY CONCIERGE // Code BLACKFRIDAY for 40% off entire site
BACKCOUNTRY // 40% off Patagonia & North Face
BAUBLE BAR // 35% off site wide with code VIP35
DANIELLE OAKEY SHOP // 15% off + free shipping with code FREESHIPPING
// 20% off everything
MINTED // 20% off all Holiday cards
NORDSTROM RACK // Extra 30% off clearance
ONE KINGS LANE // Blowout clearance deals
THIRD LOVE // Big sale on the satin demi bras
WORLD MARKET // Too many sales to mention!

Whew! That should be enough to keep us cozy with our computers for a bit! Are you out there fighting the shoppers, or snuggled up at home shopping in your jammies?! What sales are you most excited about? What awesome deals have you found?!? Happy weekend…and shopping, lovebugs! See you back here Monday for a massive Dressing Room Diaries!!
PS…You can find all my Gift Guides so far by clicking this graphic in my sidebar, or the Christmas Shop in my menu tab



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  1. So many sales, it’s crazy! Lovely recommendations 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  2. Sandy wrote:

    Every time I shop for others, I find nice things for myself-yikes!

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      One for them, one for me! 😉

      Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  3. Well, that was fun!!!! And OMG at Talbot’s!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  4. Katie wrote:

    So many pretty things! Holiday party with my mom group – $10 gift exchange, any ideas? The $10 limit is a tough one! 😳

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
    • Becky wrote:

      Is there a discount code for Barrington? I’m not seeing one on their website. Thanks!

      Posted 11.24.17 Reply
      • Cassie wrote:

        Oops, so sorry about that! Yes, use code HOLIDAY for 10% off $150, 15% off $250 & 20% off $350 orders!!!

        Posted 11.24.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      This clutch is $10!!
      This travel game looks fun:
      You could do this ring dish if you know the name of the person receiving:
      I hope that helps!! xo

      Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  5. Karen Seay wrote:

    Your children are so cute! Loved your daughter’s ourfit 🙂

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  6. Danielle wrote:

    In the pic with you and your mom, under Barrington, do you recall where your turtleneck tunics are from? I’ve been looking for one of those and that’s almost exactly what I’m looking for!

    Posted 11.24.17 Reply
  7. Lisa wrote:

    On that same barrington picture with the tunic- do you remember where those tall brown boots are from? Thanks!

    Posted 11.28.17 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      They are Lucky Brand from a few years ago!

      Posted 11.30.17 Reply
  8. Michelle wrote:

    Love your pink polish. Do you know the name of it?

    Posted 12.2.17 Reply