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
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.
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!
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!
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.)
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.