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, food-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 new 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.

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Fit Note: I’m 5’4″-ish, 125 pounds-ish, with a slight pear shape. My usual size is XS/2.

Nordstrom // Up to 60% off Black Friday deals

Before I get in to the new finds, did you see all the UGGs on sale HERE, as is tons of Zella HERE! Pretty much the entire Beauty department is us to 50% off HERE, and even the reader-favorite Bliss Throw is under $20 HERE!

I couldn’t add these stripes to my cart fast enough, and they’re just as soft and cozy as they are cute! I love the relaxed fit, and know I’ll be wearing it on repeat.

My addiction to Mother Denim continues, and I just added this new style to my closet. They are super-soft with just enough stretch to be comfy and hold their shape. It’s a slightly darker wash with no distressing, and a straight leg with a slight flare at the ankle. I’ve got them tucked under while I decide what length to cut them.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater and size 26 jeans.

Cozy Crewneck Sweater
Straight Leg Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

Graphic tees and sweatshirts are so fun this time of year, and these two styles are perfect for all the celebrating to come. They’re lightweight and soft, sort of a cross between sweatshirt and t-shirt material.

Fit Tip: I sized up to a Medium for a super-relaxed fit, but could have gone with a Small.

Merry Merry Sweatshirt | Cheers SweatshirtStraight Leg Jeans

 

Tunic-style sweaters are always a fave around here, and this one is snuggly and warm, with the perfect longer length to cover the bum!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater. 

Relaxed V-Neck Sweater
Left with: Faux Leather Leggings | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Cuff Bracelet
Right with: Straight Leg Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

It doesn’t get much more festive than red fair isle, and this one is warm and soft! I love the neutral shades of black and beige, paired with the vibrant red, and the mock neck and cable knit texture add more stylish detail.

The denim is a new find as well, and I’m smitten with the fit and rinse! They contain the comfy and figure-flattering Ab-Solution panel that smooths the waistline, and enough stretch to keep them comfy. The straight leg is on-trend and so cute with sneakers, booties and flats, and the washed black is softer than traditional black denim.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater and size 2 denim.

Fair Isle Sweater
Black Bootcut Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS) | Bejeweled Headband | Gold Hoop Earrings

 

You saw this sweater in Fall’s Essential Seven from September (found HERE)… I thought it was so cute I had to try another color. It’s a medium weight, chunky knit, with a wide collar and a cropped fit. I’ve paired it with both denim and trousers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Quarter-Zip Pullover
Left withWide Leg Jeans | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Initial Necklace
Right withSlim Ankle Jeans | Chain Mules

 

This cozy v-neck is darling with denim and loafers, but easily dresses up with a skirt or trousers. This pull-on skirt has a fun pattern with the prettiest shades of pink and red, great for work and holiday.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XXS sweater and size XS skirt.

V-Neck Sweater
Pull-On Skirt | Black Pumps | Initial Necklace | Cuff Bracelet

 

How cute is this chunky cardigan, in the prettiest neutral shades!? I paired it with flared jeans for a fun combo, but it easily goes preppy with straight leg jeans and loafers or sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater and size 26 denim.

Striped Open Front Cardigan
Pocket Tee | Wide Leg Jeans (Size 26) | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Cuff Bracelet

 

This lounge set is the type you put on Friday night and don’t take off until Monday morning! It has a similar feel to the Barefoot Dreams material, but a little lighter and without the price tag!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS lounge set.

Lounge Sweatshirt | Lounge Pants | Shearling Slippers (I sized up half)

 

J.Crew Factory // 50%-70% off everything

The color combo of this fun fair isle caught my eye first, and the cozy softness reeled me in! Keep it casual with denim, or dress it up for a more festive style.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater, size 26 jeans, and size XS skirt.

Fair Isle Sweater
Left with: Straight Leg Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS)
Right with: Faux Leather Pleated Skirt | Black Pumps

 

My family may no longer match with me, but holiday pajamas are still my weakness! This set is festive and fun, with a soft, flannel finish.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small tee and pants, but would prefer an XS pant.

Merry Tee | Pajama Pants | Shearling Slippers (I sized up half)

 

Holiday plaid at its best! This classic tartan plaid top has a lightweight, draped fit, with ruffle neck and chic velvet bow. Pair it with skirts and trousers, layer it under a blazer, or keep it low-key with denim. And it’s literally all on sale!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top, size XS skirt, and size 26 denim. 

Tartan Bow Blouse
Faux Leather Skirt | Black Pumps | Black Risen Jeans

 

Same top, but in classic black velvet with a satin bow.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top and skirt.

Velvet Bow Blouse
Flocked Velvet Midi Skirt | Black Pumps

 

Gibsonlook // Up to 70% off select styles in all categories

Another darling fair isle, this one is super cozy and warm, in a thick (but not scratchy!) knit. I’m crazy for the plum and pink combo and taller neck.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Fair Isle Mockneck Sweater
White JeansGold Chain MulesSimilar Bracelet

 

Our best-selling GLxHSP Blouson Sleeve Sweater is BACK… and in the prettiest new colors for the season! Made of the softest sweater knit, it has a feminine lift at the shoulder and a slightly fuller sleeve. It has a finished hem for wearing out or can easily tuck. It’s super versatile with denim, trousers, and skirts. Plus, it’s on sale for only $49!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Blouson Sweater (On sale for $49!)
Faded Step Hem Jeans | Chain Mules | Layered Necklace (Also HERE) | Similar Bracelet

 

You saw our new GLxHSP Lounge Set HERE (how cute was Mama Sugarplum in it?!), but it needs a place in DRD, as well! I’m crazy for this set, and have worn it daily since it arrived!! Super soft knit that doesn’t shrink or wrinkle, it’s cute for lounging or pajamas. AND you can use code SUGARPLUM30 to save 30% on the set today and tomorrow only!

Fit Tip: It’s true to size, I’m wearing a size XS in both pieces.

Serene Mornings Henley Top | Serene Mornings Wide Leg Crop Pant (code SUGARPLUM30 to save 30% on both!)

 

Social Threads // 30% off with code BLACKFRIDAY30

One of my favorite boutiques with fresh new styles, this sweater vest is a favorite find lately. I’ve worn it on its own, and layered over a tee for cooler days. The flared denim is a fun departure from my usual styles, and so elongating!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater and size 26 jeans.

Cable Knit Sweater Vest | Wide Leg Jeans (code BLACKFRIDAY30 for both)
Pocket Tee | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Cuff Bracelet

 

My favorite sweater find of the bunch, I’ll be wearing this ribbed quarter-zip on repeat! It’s soft and stretchy, with a relaxed fit and cute black stripes.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small pullover.

Quarter Zip Pullover (code BLACKFRIDAY30)
Black Risen Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

How fun is this unexpected top?! Faux leather with puffed sleeves, it’s so chic and super versatile!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS top.

Leather Sleeve Top (code BLACKFRIDAY30)
Left with: Wide Leg Jeans (Size 26) (code BLACKFRIDAY30) | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Cuff Bracelet
Right with: Plaid Trousers | Black Pumps | Bejeweled Headband | Gold Hoop Earrings

 

Shades of pink and olive make this floaty dress perfect for Fall, with a smocked neckline and balloon sleeves. Dress it up with heels, or keep it casual with booties.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small, but would prefer a size XS.

Tiered High Neck Dress (code BLACKFRIDAY30)
Ankle Booties (TTS) | Bejeweled Headband | Gold Hoop Earrings

 

Can you tell by my smile that this sweater was a favorite?! I love a quarter-zip for wearing open and relaxed, or zipped and cozy, and this combo of bright green and pink is so fun!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS pullover.

Trimmed Pullover (code BLACKFRIDAY30)
Slim Ankle Jeans (Size 0) | Ankle Booties (TTS) | Layered Necklace (Also HERE) | Chain Bracelet

 

Sequins are always a good idea this time of year! This top is perfect for holiday parties and New Year’s Eve, paired with denim or trousers. It’s fully lined for a soft fit.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small tank.

Sequin Tank Top (code BLACKFRIDAY30)
Wide Leg Jeans (Size 26) (code BLACKFRIDAY30) | Black Pumps | Initial Necklace

 

Holiday pajamas in the softest brushed jersey, with a comfy relaxed fit!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS set.

Brushed Jersey Set | Shearling Slippers (I sized up half)

 

Cleobella // 25% off site-wide plus free shipping on $100+ orders

I discovered this brand via Evereve earlier this year, and instantly fell for their fun and unique styles. This dress is such a flirty silhouette, perfect with booties or sandals for multi-seasonal wear.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Paisley Tie Waist Dress
Strappy Heels (size up half) | Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki)

 

I ordered this dress for our ill-fated Mexico trip, and just adore the shape and style! The halter neckline is so flattering, and the asymmetrical hem and tiers make it feel festive. It’s made of a sturdy poplin, and the darker color works for cooler seasons as well.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress.

Midi Halter Dress | Strappy Heels (size up half)

 

I almost wore this dress to my 50th birthday party… the colors were so fun and the fit so sassy! It’s a little on the short side, and definitely low in the front, but no question it’s the perfect party dress!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS dress, but would go up if in-between.

Faux Wrap Mini Dress | Black Pumps

 

Avara // 15%-30% off site-wide

Another fun boutique, Avara has the cutest, colorful finds! This sweater is so cozy, with the cutest balloon sleeves and cheerful fair isle print!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Fair Isle Sweater
Straight Leg Jeans | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

A flirty little dress, with smocked waist and full sleeves, it’s fully lined and so cute with booties or heels.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small dress.

Drop Waist Dress | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

This dress is as easy to wear as it is cute, with a smocked waist, puff sleeve, and optional tie. It’s flattering and so cute with mules, booties, or even sneakers.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small dress.

Long Sleeve Dress
Block Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Similar Bracelet | Gold Hoop Earrings | Ivory Headband

 

Old Navy // $20 and under Black Friday deals

Holiday plaid is here, and this classic tartan is a long-time favorite. It’s a lightweight, cotton blend, with full princess sleeves and smocking at the neck. It has a full, oversized shape for wearing loose or tucked.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small, but would prefer XS (so it’s true to size).

Tartan Plaid Blouse
Black Raw Hem Jeans (Also HERE) | Chain Slides | Similar Bracelet | Chain Bracelet | Faded Step Hem Jeans

 

LOFT // 50% off site-wide with code YAY

First I fell for the dusty pink color of these pants, then the comfy fit! They have a pull-on style, with elastic back and flat front. They’re fully lined and have a cropped length for flats and heels.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS pant.

Crop Trousers (code YAY for all)
Floral Henley Blouse | Chambray Button-Down | Loafers

 

Another keeper for me, this maxi skirt is so silky soft, with a drape-y fit. It has an elastic pull-on waist, with button details and a side slit. The colors are perfect for Fall, and easily transitions from work to weekend.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS skirt and sweater.

Floral Midi Skirt (code YAY)
Crewneck Sweater (70% off!) | Chambray Button-Down (code YAY) | Ankle Booties (TTS)

 

A fave find in the bunch, this top was an instant ‘YES’ for me! It’s gauzy and light, in the most gorgeous, rich colors for Fall. The neck is stretchy, and the full sleeve gives it a great shape.

The jeans are a new shape, and surprisingly flattering and versatile! Made of a sturdy, traditional denim, they keep everything held in, but have enough stretch to be comfy. The lighter wash pairs well with Fall’s rich colors, and the wide hem is great for sneakers, loafers, slides, and booties.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing an XS top, and 2-short in the jeans.

High Neck Blouse (code YAY) | Wide Leg Jeans | Loafers

 

Amazon // Lightning Deals every hour!

If I didn’t see the price tag, I’d totally believe this to be a $150 name-brand sweater! It feels dreamy-soft, with a stretchy ribbed texture and medium weight. I love the open collar and quarter zip, and it’s long enough for leggings. It even has a side slit so it doesn’t hug across the bum!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small in both sweaters.

Half Zip Collar Sweater (Color: Khaki) | Wide Collar Sweater (Color: C Striped Khaki 2)
Left withStraight Leg Jeans | Veja Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets
Right withFaux Leather Leggings | Chain Mules

 

A favorite sherpa jacket from years’ past, now back in all new color combos! I love the mix of textures, and pairing with denim and leggings.

Fit Tip: It’s a fitted shape, so I sized up to a Medium for a more relaxed fit.

Fleece Zip Jacket (Colors: Left – Coral Pink/Tobacco Brown // Right: Ecru/Beige)
Left withStraight Leg Jeans | Long Sleeve Tee | Veja Sneakers
Right with7/8 Leggings (Size: XS) | Similar NB Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets

 

The famous bat-wing sweater… pretty sure most of us have it in multiple colors by now!! A great deal today, and perfect for leggings or denim!

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size XS sweater.

Batwing Sweater (Colors: Left – Black // Right – Apricot)
Left withFaux Leather Leggings | Similar Slip-On Sneakers | Quilted Crossbody Bag | Striped Removable Strap (Color: Gold Buckle-14)
Right withBlock Heel Booties (TTS, Color: Khaki) | Saddle Bag | Removable Strap (Color: Stripe Rose Brown)

 

I wore this cropped puffer vest on my Instagram Story last week and I’ve never seen requests fly in so fast! I don’t blame you, it’s such a cute find! Similar to the popular lulu style that’s everywhere right now, but for a fraction of the price! It comes vacuum-packed, but a good shake or spin in the dryer makes it nice and puffy! So cute with high rise denim and leggings.

Fit Tip: I’m wearing a size Small vest.

Crop Puffer Vest (Colors: Left – Khaki // Right – Black)
Left withStraight Leg Jeans (I cut the hem) | Long Sleeve Tee | Veja Sneakers | Gold Bead Bracelets
Right with7/8 Leggings (Size: XS) | Similar NB Sneakers | State Hat

 

And just in case you’re looking for one of my faves, these are the most requested Amazon links all in one spot… and likely to be on lightning deal today! You can also find all my monthly Amazon Fashion Hauls HERE.

1. Window Cleaning Cloths // 2. Portable Steamer
3. Mascara // 4. No-Crease Hair Clips
5. Straw Hat // 6. Wireless Bra
7. Acne Patches // 8. Neck & Chest Cream
9. Removable Bag Strap // 10. Sheet Set
11. Mattress Topper // 12. Dog Fur Brush

 

Colleen Rothschild // 30% off site-wide

My go-to skincare is 30% off site-wide… the best sale they offer all year! A great time to stock up on faves and try new things. I ordered several of the Hair Towels for our Favorite Things party this year! Such a great deal with this sale! You can find my Top 10 Colleen products HERE.

Radiant Cleansing Balm | Glycolic Acid Peel Pads | Intense Hydrating Mask | Sheer Renewal Cream

Our Place // Up to 45% off site-wide

Always Pan | Mini Always Pan | Perfect Pot | Mini Perfect Pot

Shear Genius Scissors | Daily Board | Demi Bowls | Side Bowls | Everyday Chef’s Knife

 

Kendra Scott // 40% off fashion styles, 25% off demi-fine and fine jewelry

The other huge sale that deserves a full mention is Kendra Scott! Today only, all fashion jewelry is 40% off!! That means popular styles like these earrings and this necklace are less than $35! Shop this rare sale event HERE.

 

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?!)!!

 

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Faves Under $50
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All Sugarplum Gift Guides HERE

 

[The Best Black Friday Sales]

adidas // Up to 70% off 1000s of sneakers, lounge, and athletic wear

Amazon // Lightning Deals updated every hour! Home deals HERE and Fashion deals HERE.

Athleta // Up to 60% off markdowns

Avara // Buy More Save More, 15%-30% off site-wide

Barrington Gifts // 15%-25% off site-wide

Bauble Bar // 30% off site-wide with code BB30, plus special daily deals

Cleobella // 25% off site-wide plus free shipping on orders $100+

Colleen Rothschild // 30% off site-wide with code BF22. My top 10 faves are HERE.

Corkcicle // 25%-50% off site-wide, plus free shipping on orders $49+

Gap // 40% off site-wide, plus an extra 20% off, plus several Really Big Deals

GibsonLook // $49 sweaters and dresses, BOGO 50% off leggings and pants, 50% off tops and bodysuits, and more!

J.Crew // 50% off your purchase with code SHOPEARLY

J.Crew Factory // 50%-70% off everything

Joy Creative Shop // 15%-20% off site-wide

Kendra Scott // 30% off fashion jewelry and home, 25% off sterling and fine jewelry

LOFT // 50% off your purchase with code YAY

Nordstrom // Up to 50% off Black Friday deals

Nordstrom Rack // New deals every day!

Old Navy // 35% off your purchase

Our Place // $95 Always Pan, $115 Perfect Pot, $200 Home Cook Duo… up to 45% off site-wide! My faves are HERE.

Social Threads // 30% off site-wide (excluding Bag Shop) with code BLACKFRIDAY30

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

tarte // 30% off site-wide, plus free shipping with code CYBERSZN

Tory Burch // Up to 50% off sale styles, plus 30% off select styles

Victoria Emerson // Buy One, Get One FREE

VineOh! // $25 off any new box order plus free shipping