Dressing Room Diaries | Black Friday Edition

Cheers to Black Friday, friends! Or rather, Black Friday Eve! The overwhelming consensus was to share this post early, so I hope your bellies are full of pie, and your hearts full of love after a day spent with family. We had a fun, pie-filled day, and now I’m ready for a little quiet time… with my laptop, ha!

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. Instead of overwhelming you with every last retailer, I’m just sharing the ones I’ll be shopping, along with favorite finds from each.

If you’re new around here, Dressing Room Diaries is where I hunt down some of the cutest new arrivals from my favorite retailers, and review them for you. The shots aren’t good, the lighting is bad (especially now with the time change!), my hair is usually past its expiration… but it’s real life, real girl, real clothes… and hopefully helpful for you to see them this way, instead of perfectly styled on a model.

hi sugarplum dressing room diaries banner

Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 125 pounds-ish (depending on the week’s pie count), with a slight pear shape. My usual size is an XS/0. 

NORDSTROM // Up to 50% off during their Cyber Week Sale + extra 25% off clearance!

Before I get in to the new finds, did you see all the Uggs on sale HERE, as is tons of Zella HERE! I’m grabbing this plush throw for Mama SP while it’s under $30, and finally ordering these leggings for myself to see what the fuss is about!

Okay, I found a slew of fun new things, starting with this relaxed fit cowlneck sweater. It’s super soft and and a great medium weight. I love the puffed sleeves for a little more style.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Slouchy Turtleneck Sweater | White Jeans | Similar Loafers | Ring (25% off!)


This chunky knit sweater had me at colorblock! I love the shades of pink and mustard, with a little bit of balloon sleeve. It’s fairly warm and heavy, and I’d likely layer it over a tee for more softness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Colorblock Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans | Similar Booties | Ring (25% off!)


How am I just discovering Ugg makes streetwear?! And wowza is it good!! This zip-up jacket is about as soft as they come, with incredible quality and the cutest details. I love the taller neck and hood, with contrasting trim.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Zip-Up Sherpa Hoodie | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Ring (25% off!)


We know and love Zella athletic wear, but did you know they also do loungewear?! Yes ma’am, and it’s crazy cozy! This pullover has a tall funnel neck you wear up or rolled down, and is a super soft and warm sherpa. It has a bit of a high-low hem, perfect for leggings, too, and comes in a ton of great colors and patterns.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS (this brand runs large)

Fleece Funnel Neck Pullover | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Ring (25% off!)


Speaking of leggings, I love pairing mine with cardigans and vests, but prefer to keep my bum covered. This tunic tee is a great layering piece that provides full bum-coverage, and comes in black and white. It’s super-soft cotton, but not sheer.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Long Sleeved Tee | Leggings | Slip-On Sneakers

Nordstrom literally has 1000s of items up to 50% off… it’s bananas! Here are a few of my favorite sale finds… all deeply discounted!

one. Double Breasted Pea Coat // two. Favorite Mascara
three. Plush Throw Blanket // four. Wireless Bralette
five. Ugg Booties // six. Adidas Stan Smith Sneakers
seven. Cashmere Sweater // eight. Hanky Panky Undies
nine. Skinny Can Cooler // ten. Block Heel Booties
eleven. Gold Ring Set


AMAZON // Follow The Lightning Deals Happening Every Hour HERE!

There are literally too many sales to keep up, but pretty much everything is on some sort of deal. According to my intel, these fave black jeans will be on sale, as will these perfect lightweight puffers. Here are a few more of my fave recent finds worth checking out. Starting with the cutest holiday graphic tees…

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in each of them

left: ‘Merry and Bright’ Tee | White Jeans
middle: ‘Merry’ Tee | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers
right: ‘Christmas Cheer’ Tee | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Similar Black Mules


Y’all, this is getting borderline embarrassing… but I’m obsessed with this tunic sweater! I needed to see some of the other colors and pattern options in person, and now I’m sitting with five colors and can’t decide which to keep! It’s super soft, forgiving fit, long for the bum, and so cute!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, but would size down.

Oversized Tunic Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers | Distressed Jeans | Booties | Gold Bead Bracelets


This pullover has Patagonia vibes, and is crazy soft and warm! I love the zipper detail and contrasting inside color. It’s a little longer, so great with leggings, and even has pockets. This one is a Little Miss fave from last year, and she wears the blue one all the time.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small

Fuzzy Half-Zip Pullover in ‘Pink Single Side’ | Leggings | Slip-On Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets


This sherpa jacket is a family favorite… Little Miss and I trade colors all the time (she has the camel). We wear it over everything from pajamas to workout wear to jeans. It’s so warm and soft.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small

Oversized Sherpa Jacket | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers


And this popular sherpa jacket is finally back in stock! It comes in the absolute cutest color combos!

Fit Tip: I prefer a size up, I’m wearing a small.

Color Sherpa Jacket | Cropped Jeans | Sneakers


Who knew I needed a leopard puffer in my life?! Leopard is the ultimate neutral, you know, so you could pair this with virtually any color and pattern! This is a quality puffer that’s not too heavy or bulky, and packs easily in the attached pouch. It’s a great lightweight top layer for fall or mild winters.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small

Leopard Puffer Jacket | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


It was instant-smitten with these Levi’s, and I’ve worn them on repeat! They’re the same fit and softness of the distressed ones I’ve been wearing all fall, but in a dark, black rinse. They’re super soft and stretchy, and fairly lightweight in a comfortable high-rise fit. And you know I love that kick at the ankle for pairing with flats and sneakers!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a 27

High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Long Sleeved Henley Tee | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


And just in case you’re looking for one of my faves, these are the most-requested Amazon links all in one spot! You can also find all my monthly Amazon Fashion Hauls HERE.

one. Leggings (Cropped Pair HERE) // two. Collagen Peptides (Travel Packs HERE)
three. Blue Light Glasses // four. Custom Name Necklace
five. LED Strip Lights // six. Neck Massager
seven. Foot Massager // eight. Berry Keeper
nine. Window Cleaning Cloths // ten. Pet Fur Broom
eleven. Bedsheet Set // twelve. Mattress Topper
thirteen. Fuzzy Slippers


OLD NAVY // 50% off everything

Old Navy continues to slay the fall and winter styles… I found several fun new things, but this knit blazer is my hands-down fave ON find in months! It’s soft and stretchy, and perfectly relaxed. I love it layered over a hoodie, too!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, it’s a generous fit.

Plaid Blazer | Scoop Neck Tank | Raw Hem Jeans (60% off!) | Similar Loafers | Heart Necklace | Gold Bead Bracelets


Look at Old Navy with the on-trend leopard! And so soft and stretchy, too! You’d never know by the fit and feel that it’s so affordable!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small. 

Leopard Sweater | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


Be still my fair-isle loving heart! This navy sweater is super soft and stretchy, with a cropped fit and blouson sleeve. Wear it alone, or layered over plaid. Super cute under puffers, too. Old Navy makes one of my fave puffer vests…they’re fleece-lined with a tall neck I love.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in all pieces. 

Fair Isle Sweater | Plaid Button Down | Puffer Vest | Cropped Jeans | Similar Loafers


Here’s another look at the puffer vest…so cute layered over hoodies, flannels, sweaters and more. This plaid is a soft, brushed flannel in a classic fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in both the shirt and vest.

Plaid Button Down | Puffer Vest | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


Back to the leggings talk from before…this is another great long tunic tee for keeping the bum covered! It’s a drapey jersey knit with a scoop neck, and comes in several solids and stripes. I got the solid black too for laying with black leggings.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small, but could have probably gone with an XS

Striped Tunic Tee | Puffer Vest | Leggings | Slip-On Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

If I didn’t see the label, I could have sworn this teddy bear jacket was J.Crew! Great quality and fun neon color pop.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small. 

Neon Sherpa Jacket | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


Old Navy does sherpa right…this quarter-zip pullover is everything you want it to be…cozy, warm, super soft, and just the right length. At 50% off, how do you not grab multiple colors?!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small. 

Sherpa Pullover | Crop Flare Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


How about some darling pajama sets for holiday? I love Old Navy’s brushed flannel bottoms…they’re soft with stretchy waist and drawstring. They also launder really well. I get my kids new prints every year. I paired these with a fun ‘Bring the Joy’ graphic sweatshirt.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in both, but could probably do my usual size.

Graphic Sweatshirt | Pajama Pants | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


If you prefer more neutral tones, this set couldn’t be any softer or cuter! The pants are a true fleece, so they’re super warm. The top is a stretchy knit waffle, that’s not too sheer.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing wearing small in both. 

Waffle Weave Tee | Leopard Lounge Pants


Another pajama pant option…these are a jogger style with elastic at the ankles and a drawstring waist. They’re the same brushed flannel we love, in the cutest holiday plaid print. The sweatshirt is oversized and a little boxy, but with a cute patch embroidery.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a small in both, but could use my usual XS

Graphic Sweatshirt | Plaid Joggers | Puffer Vest | Cropped Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers

J.CREW // 50% off your purchase with code EARLY

J.Crew always nails it in the sweater department, and they’re one of my go-tos this time of year. Starting with this cuter-than-cute leopard option. It’s a tall, but stretchy neck, with an oversized fit and slight high-low hem. It’s crazy warm, and not-at-all itchy. A total keeper for me!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Leopard Turtleneck Sweater | Cropped Jeans | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


Here’s the same sweater in the cutest, punchy pink!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Turtleneck Sweater | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) | Gold Bead Bracelets

Another darling sweater that’s staying with me, this mock neck is made of their softest yarn, and is both warm and cozy. Plus, hello navy stripes!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Striped Sweater | Cropped Jeans  Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets


Pink fair isle, what else do you need to know? This crewneck is a medium weight wool blend, so I’d layer it over a tee for more softness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Fair Isle Sweater | Flare Crop Jeans | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets


Another mock neck in the yummiest soft yarn, this makes a great gift…especially at 50% off!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Mock Neck Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE)


This classic cable knit has lots of texture, a tall neck, and cute tortoise buttons up the shoulder. I love the oversized fit and subtle colors in the yarn.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS, it runs large.

Button Turtleneck Sweater | Raw Hem Jeans | Similar Loafers


This striped sweater is so striking with the bold blue and mixed textures. It’s a fun shape, but I’d layer it over a tee for softness.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Striped Sweater | Flare Crop Jeans | Sneakers

J.CREW FACTORY // Extra 60% off clearance with code GIFTY, free shipping on orders $75+, and up to 70% off Winter Faves

One of my favorite sales every year, half my wardrobe is J.Crew or J.Crew Factory! This knit top has a layered look, without the bulk! It’s smooth and soft, and the tartan plaid is perfection.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Shirttail Sweater | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


This woven blouse has a stretchy smocked neckline and princess sleeves, and is easily dressed up by tucking in jeans or trousers, or worn loose and flowy.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Leopard Gathered Neck Blouse | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


This fair isle has me dreaming of ski weekends! I love the fun shades of blue and red, and it’s a nice oversized, soft fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Fair Isle Sweater | Flare Crop Jeans | Similar Loafers | Sneakers


Here’s another one of those buy-in-all-the-colors sweaters! Made of an extra-soft, stretchy yarn, you could literally sleep in it! It has a slight mock neck and cut tortoise buttons. Wear it alone, or layered over collared shirts for cute layers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS

Button Sweater | Flare Crop Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) | High-Rise Cropped Black Jeans | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


GIBSON // 20% off everything

You know I’m a fan of all things Gibson, and this sale is crazy good! They’re offering 20% off site wide, including sale items! Plus, our GxHSP Collections were just marked down up to 50%…which means you save an extra 20% off the already reduced price (making most pieces between $25-$35)!! See, I told you it’s crazy good! Find it all HERE.

There’s also several new arrivals I think you’ll like, all super cute and cozy!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XXS in this fleece top and XS in the jersey knit color block joggers.

Fleece V-Neck Tunic Top | Cozy Joggers 

This ribbed knit tunic is pajama-soft, and long enough for leggings!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XXS

Cozy Ribbed T-Neck Sweater | Flare Crop Jeans | Similar Slip-On Sneakers


TALBOTS // Save 50% off site wide

This gorgeous cashmere is incredible quality, and comes in the best colors. It would make a beautiful gift…after all, who doesn’t love cashmere?! I love the preppy style layered with the gingham vest!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS in both

Cashmere Turtleneck Sweater | Puffer Vest | | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) | Similar Black Mules | Gold Bead Bracelets


More preppy plaid goodness, this cable knit sweater is lightweight and has sweet buttons on the shoulder. Layer it over collared shirts, or under vests.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing XS in all pieces.

Crewneck Cableknit Sweater | Plaid Button Down | Puffer Vest | Cropped Jeans | Leopard Loafers (Also HERE) | Similar Loafers | Gold Bead Bracelets


KENDRA SCOTT // 30% off site-wide, plus 25% off sterling silver and fine jewelry

Kendra’s fine jewelry NEVER goes on sale, so if you’ve had your eye on something special, now is the time! I bought myself this eternity ring to celebrate another year of Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Collections, and couldn’t love it more!!! I’ve also been wearing this delicate band on my thumb and love it.

As for the fashion pieces, these brushed hoops have been favorites for years, and go with everything from dressy to casual styles. Young girls love the Elisa necklace, and it makes a perfect gift for so many people on your list!

Heart Ring | Diamond Band | Thumb Ring

Chunky Hoop Earrings | Thin Large Hoop Earrings | Chain Bracelets | Dangly Heart Ring | Drop Earrings | Chandelier Earrings



Their best sale of the year (might not start until later tonight) It includes the popular stacked ring and pave starburst earrings I wore in all my Gibson x Hi Sugarplum Home for the Holiday Collection!

Stacked Cocktail Ring

COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD // 30% off everything with code BF2020

This is the absolute best sale they run all year!! So it’s a great time to stock up on faves, try new things, or try them for the first time! This Discovery Collection is a great place to start, with travel sizes of all the best sellers. Mama Sugarplum and I swear by them all… find our skincare routines HERE and HERE.

If you’re new to the brand, my hands-down faves are the Cleansing Balm, Sheer Renewal Cream and Retinol Supreme Night Oil. And if you’re a long-time fan, you must try the Glycolic Acid Peel Pads!

hi sugarplum Colleen Rothschild skincare routine
Dual Enzyme Polish | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Intense Hydrating Mask | Sheer Renewal Cream | Retinol Supreme Night Oil | Retinol Supreme Eye Serum


BACKCOUNTRY // Up to 40% off Best Deals of the Year!

Tons of outdoor and cold-weather essentials on sale this week!

Zip-Up Jacket | Tie Dye Leggings | Similar Aviators

Snap Fleece Pullover | Hooded Puffer Jacket | Leggings | Beanie | Trail Shoes | Sunglasses

Retro Hooded Jacket

TARGET // Save on Home, Kitchen, Electronics, Toys… the deals are nuts!

These Target sweaters are incredible finds!

left: Color Block Cardigan | U-neck Tank | White JeansHeart Necklace (30% off!) | Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | Booties (40% off!)  Chain Mules (35% off!)

Striped Crewneck Sweater | White Jeans | Bangles (Use code HiSugarplum to save 15%!) | Chain Mules (35% off!)


Whew, that was a beastly post!! I think I might need another slice of pie now! 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 the best of Cyber Monday (does the madness never end?!)!!


[The Best Black Friday Sales]

Adidas // Up to 50% off plus free shipping on orders $100+

Accessory Concierge // 40% off everything with code BLACKFRIDAY2020

Amazon // Lightning Deals updated every hour!

American Eagle // Up to 40% off plus free shipping, up to 30% off all jeans

Anthropologie // 30% off everything, plus free shipping on orders $50+

Backcountry // Up to 40% off top brands in Cyber Week Sale

Banana Republic // 50% off everything

Barrington Gifts  // Up to 25% off plus free shipping with code TISTHESEASON

Bauble Bar // $15 Pisa Bracelets, plus several new markdowns

Colleen Rothschild // 30% off everything with code BF2020

Express // 50% off everything

Gap //50% off everything, plus an extra 10% off with code GAPFRIDAY

GibsonLook // 25% off everything

Hunter Boots // 20% off Black Friday styles

J.Crew // 50% off your purchase, plus an extra 60% off sale styles with code EARLY; FREE pair of cashmere-blend socks on orders $200+ with code HAPPYFEET

J.Crew Factory // 60%-70% off everything, plus an extra 10% off with code HOLIDAY

Kendra Scott // 30% off most everything, 25% off sterling and fine jewelry

LOFT // Up to 60% off 100s of styles with code THEBEST

lululemon // Up to 30% off Black Friday Finds

Macy’s // Tons of Black Friday Deals starting now!

Madewell // Up to 50% off site-wide with code VERYMERRY

Nike  // Up to 50% off new markdowns

Nordstrom // Up to 50% off Early Cyber Sale

Old Navy // 50% off everything

Olehenriksen // 30% off everything

Our Place // $50 off the best-selling Always Pan with code SUPERSALE

Pottery Barn // Up to 40% off select departments, plus 30% off all stockings and tree skirts and free shipping on order $79+ with code MERRY

Serena and Lily // 20% off everything with code TOGETHER

Steve Madden // 35% off site-wide with code HOLIDAY

Talbots // 50% off everything, plus free shipping on orders $125+

Target // Daily deals on kitchen, home, electronics, toys…

tarte // 30% off everything with code CYBER, plus 50% off select Holiday Steals and a free makeup kit for any $60+ orders

Victoria Emerson // Buy One, Get One FREE in Black Friday Sale!

VineOh! // FREE third bottle of wine and Holiday Glass Set with code CASSIE for every subscription

Walmart // 100s of Rollbacks and special deals daily!

West Elm // Up to 50% off furniture, bedding, decor, and more, plus an extra 20% off clearance with code SCORE

World Market // 20% off almost everything, plus an extra 15% off all curbside pick-up orders

Leave a Comment


  1. Lyn wrote:

    I love that Talbots vest. This year I simplified my wardrobe quite a bit. My signature look is a simple long sleeve tee with jeans – I own many of the same in white, grey, and black for my bottom layer. When I want to add more I layer on a great cardigan, either long or short, or a crew neck cashmere sweater. One comment to enlighten some shoppers – I ordered a large selection of tees from Old Navy to use as my base – I wasn’t sure about fit so I ordered several of each color in two different sizes. When I returned the tees via the post due to Covid restrictions, it took over 2 months, 3 on line chats, and three phone calls to get my refund. This was long before the Christmas rush started, so beware if you are thinking of ordering on line. I think if you order once and know exactly what size you. need you would be OK in the future. Frustrating.

    Posted 11.26.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Oh no, Lyn, what a pain! I’m sure online retailers are extra slammed since more people are shopping virtually as opposed to in-store. Hopefully most of the kinks have been worked out!! xo, C

      Posted 11.30.20 Reply
  2. Kelly wrote:

    Cassie, would love to know what website color listing is the Amazon oversized tunic sweater is in the picture above (not the colorblock one). I was working on my Christmas list and wanted to add that but I just can’t tell!

    Posted 12.2.20 Reply
    • Cassie wrote:

      Hi Kelly! It’s ‘nutmeg’! xo, C

      Posted 12.2.20 Reply