Happy Black Friday! Your Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Guide

After we give thanks and stuff ourselves full, we all grab our laptops or put on our shopping shoes. The busiest shopping day of the year, is almost upon us (actually it started early) and I for one never miss it! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday some of the best deals of the year are upon us. Now is the time to stock up, save, and splurge for all of the items on our list.

In order to get the best deals and sales we can find on gifts for the best people on our list, we’ve got to be strategic, and maybe then, we can get a few things for ourselves! This year I’m making shopping super easy for you with my list of the best sales and the best items to buy at each one! If you’re looking for gift ideas to complete (or start) your holiday shopping, check out my Holiday in Heels Gift Guide!

Happy Black Friday!

Below I’m pulling together some of my favorite purchases throughout the year and in past Black Friday Sales that you can get a great deal on now. At the end of this post there is a comprehensive list of sales that will be updated daily from Nov. 21-26 (yes, even Thanksgiving Day!) to reflect the active sales at each store. Happy shopping, and remember, life is short, buy the shoes (or bag, dress, blanket, camera, etc.) 

Ultimate Black Friday Shopping Guide

Must Haves

This is the time to buy the things you’ve been saving for. I saw on the news that this is the time to buy electronics, designer bags, and all the clothing. Below are some of the best items I own and are massively discounted during cyber weekend.

Alexander Wang Rockie Duffle

I had my eye on this bag for ages. It is such a classic bag but has an edgy quality that you don’t see often. I had been pining after it for years, and last year was so great for me, I wanted to celebrate with a big purchase. Check out Shopbop for designer bags, they have a buy more save more event and you could get up to 25% off!

Erin Condren LifePlanner

I use this planner every day and don’t leave home without it. I’m so much more organized since I started using my Lifeplanner last year. I wrote a whole post on how it helps me stay organized being self-employed!

Snowy Daydreams Pullover

I’ve been living in my cozies these days! Since the weather dropped below 50 degrees I pulled out my cozy pullovers. Not only is it cute, but it keeps my super warm and comes in 6 colors! (See brown, oatmeal, light grey, charcoal, plum.)

Spanx Leggings

I was so hesitant to buy these leggings because of the price. But they have more than exceeded my expectations! I wear them a ton and they are amazing quality.  Honestly I love the leather look and that they are stretchy but also keep me sucked in. They’re great with just about any outfit! I love this wine color!

Henley Wool Throw

This is the coziest throw I’ve ever owned! It’s so large and warm, perfect fo the cooler temperatures heading our way. Plus it looks great in every room of your home. I move mine from the bed to the couch depending on where I need an extra layer!

Christmas Pajamas

I feel like now is a great time to refresh your pajamas, maybe because mine are way overdue for an update. I just got a couple new sets of PJs at Victoria’s Secret, who’s black Friday sales in 2018 are amazing!

The City Coat

I’ve wanted this coat for ages and was waiting for a good sale to make the update. I knew I’d need it for Ohio while I’m here, so I ended up getting it a few months ago, but if you haven’t got your winter coat yet (or just want options!) this is the best one! I receive compliments every time I wear it. At the time of this post being written, the coat is under $100 and comes in 8 colors! J.Crew also has a similar Stadium Lodge Coat, and by my investigation the difference is the material. Mine, the City Coat from J.Crew Factory is a wool blend, and the J.Crew version is a 100% wool shell. I don’t think you can go wrong either way!

Kate Spade Sima

My absolute favorite clutch is the perfect gift for any woman on your list! I use it when I go out and need a smaller bag than my Rockie. I also pack it when I travel because it’s lightweight and flat. The perfect option for an “anytime” bag! With the Black Friday discount, it comes out to under $85!

Adella Bralette

My absolute favorite bralette (I have it in 3 colors) is on sale for Black Friday! I wear one of them all the time, it is the perfect layering piece! If you don’t have one yet, I recommend grabbing a neutral color. I started with black, then white, then gray. I think next I’m ready for a fun color!

Two-pieces polka dot set on blonde fashion blogger in Victory Park, Dallas. This summer outfit is styled with a lace bralette, mirrored sunglasses, and black and straw wedges.

What Not to Buy Now

While it’s tempting to buy everything now, there are a few things that you’ll want to hold off on buying. The latest gaming systems are not at their lowest on Black Friday or Cyber Monday. Toys are best bought about two weeks before Christmas, and furniture will be at its’ lowest in January. For that reason I’m not including any of those in this post.

Retailers Offering The Best Black Friday Deals

Amazon: Sales vary
Abercrombie & Fitch: 50% off everything
Anthropologie: 30% off everything
Asos: 25% off everything
Diff Eyewear: Frames starting at $25
DSW: 25% off everything code: ITSWILD + FREE backpack with $59 purchase code: CYBERGIFT
FEED Projects: 30% off with code GOODGIFTS & FREE shipping over $100
Erin Condren: 30% off everything
Express: 50% off everything
Goodnight Macaroon: 30% off orders of $150+, 40% off orders of $250+, 50% off orders of $450+
J.Crew: 50% off your purchase with code TGIF
J.Crew Factory: 60% off sitewide code: ADDTOCART
HM: 30% off + free shipping
Kate Spade: Everything 30% off everything & 40% off sale with code MORECHEER
Kendra Scott: Yellow Friday Sale! Buy more, save more. 20% off everything, 25% off $100+ 30% off $200+
LOFT: 50% off sitewide code: CYBER
Nordstrom: Up to 60% off
Old Navy: 50% off everything, FREE cozy socks with any order
The Pink Lily Boutique: 30% off sitewide & free standard shipping code: PLBcyber
Red Dress Boutique: Cyber door-busters starting at $5 & FREE shipping over $50
Revolve: extra 20% off final sale and 75% off new markdowns
Sephora: Up to 50% off beauty buys & $15 deals
Serena and Lily: 25% off everything
Shopbop: Additional 30% off sale
T3 Micro: 25% off sitewide
Tula: FREE cleansing oil with $40 purchase
Urban Outfitters: $10 off $50, $25 off $100, $50 off $150
Victoria’s Secret: Sleep & Lingerie BOGO FREE, 40% off bras + Free slippers when you spend $50 on sleep and Free blanket when you spend $85

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