The Best Post-Christmas Sales

Anorak jacket / Tassel crossbody bag / Tan ankle booties (comes in 6 colors) / Crystal chandelier earrings / Turtleneck sweater (comes in 3 colors) / Houndstooth scarf / Buckle strap sandals / Leopard crossbody bag

It’s the second most wonderful time of the year: post-holiday sale season! Now that Christmas is behind us (it came and went by so fast!), retailers are eager to unload their leftover goods before the new year. You know what that means? Major savings for us! I’ve rounded up my favorite sales (J.Crew and Madewell must’ve been so good because their sites are currently down) and what you need to buy! Happy holidays and merry shopping!

Ann Taylor – Take an extra 60% off sale items
What to Buy: Floral Jacquard Ankle Pants, Herringbone Blazer, Side Zip Pencil Skirt

Anthropologie – Take an extra 40% off sale items with code TAG40
What to Buy: Faux Fur Fox VestPrinted Wide Leg Pants, Lace Button Up Shirt

Banana Republic – Take an extra 60% off sale items, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Striped Turtleneck, Cream Maxi Coat, Plaid Jacket

BaubleBar – 30% off everything with code THANKS30
What to Buy: Piñata Tassel Drops, Lunation Choker, Jewelry Gift Sets

Express – 50% off everything and free shipping, NO CODE NEEDED
What to Buy: Metallic Pleated Skirt, Deep V Lace Up Tee, Sequin Mini Dress

Gap – Take 40% off your entire purchase with code WISHLIST
What to Buy: Fur Lined Puffer Vest, Space Dye Long Cardigan, V-Neck Shift Dress

 

Kate Spade – Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code SPRINKLES
What to Buy: Cobble Hill Colorblock Satchel, Rose Print Wallet, Gingham Print Satchel

LOFT – 50% off everything with code TREATS
What to Buy: Lace Medallion Top, Striped Swing Tee, Notched Collar Blazer

Nordstrom – Save up to 50% off during their Half Yearly Sale
What to Buy: Buffalo Plaid Cape, Cowlneck Longsleeve Dress, Ankle Booties (I own these!)

Old Navy – Save up to 60% off during their After-Holidays Sale
What to Buy: Striped Swing Dress, Relaxed Velvet CamiVelvet Swing Dress

Shopbop – Take an extra 25% off sale styles with code TREATYOURSELF
What to Buy: AG denim leggings, Loeffler Randal scallop heels, Misa ‘Mercado’ tote

Tory Burch – Take an extra 30% off sale styles with code EXTRA30
What to Buy: Jolie Riding BootRobinson Large Zip Tote, Ivy Leopard Crossbody

Thanksgiving Sales to Shop Right Now

Black Friday Weekend Deals: 50% off LOFT

LOFT ‘Snowbird’ shirtdress (50% off!) / GiGi New York ‘All in One’ clutch (get a free gift card with purchase!) /BaubleBar ‘Mason’ ring (35% off!) / Movado ‘Bold’ rosegold bangle watch / Gorjana ‘Carine’ ring / Gorjana ‘Candice ring

Happy happy Thanksgiving! I’m currently in my pajamas, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my in-laws and of course, getting a head start on Black Friday shopping. So many Thanksgiving sales have started already and they’re good (like 40% off everything at J.Crew kind of good). Even some of my most recent outfits are on super sale right now (I’m wearing this bird print dress for our Thanksgiving meal and it’s on sale for 50%, along with everything else at LOFT!

Shop 50% off everything at LOFT:

J.Crew Cocoon Coat & Striped Blanket Scarf

J.Crew cocoon coat (40% off – this never happens!) / GiGi New York ‘Madison’ crossbody bag (free gift card with purchase) / NARS satin lip pencil in ‘Rikugien‘ (20% off with code GIVE&TAKE!) / BaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ring (35% off!) / Daniel Wellington watch (free strap with purchase) / Gorjana ‘Candice’ ring / BP ‘Trolley’ ankle booties

Some of these Thanksgiving sales are unprecedented. J.Crew is offering 40% off your entire purchase (new arrivals, markdowns – you name it!). They’ve never done this before and probably won’t again for the rest of the year, so now’s the time to pick up your a classic Cocoon coat or Chateau parka. Or even splurge on a genuine leather moto jacket. I recently got this military inspired jacket and have been wearing it non-stop!

Shop 40% off everything at J.Crew:

Fall Sweater Trends: Turtlenecks

J.Crew Factory striped sweater (60% off – only $35!) / LOFT sateen five pocket leggings (50% off!)/ Ann Taylor haircalf mini bucket bag (50% off!)/ Karen Walker ‘Super Duper’ sunglassesBaubleBar ‘Mason’ pave ring / Gorjana ‘Candice’ ring / Daniel Wellingon ‘Classic St. Mawes’ watch in 40 mm / NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Cruella’ (20% off with code GIVE&TAKE!)

Almost everything I wore in this outfit is on sale right now (for 50%+ off!). That little pop of leopard hiding by my side? It’s 50% off, along with everything else at Ann Taylor. It’s one of the best sales for both classic and fashion-forward pieces for your winter wardrobe. I curled up to this plaid cape on the plane ride to Arizona and plan on wearing this little red dress for all of the holiday parties this season.

Shop 50% off everything at Ann Taylor:

Have you started your Black Friday shopping yet? I’d love to hear your plan of attack and what’s on your wishlist this year! Check out even more Thanksgiving sales to shop below and check back tomorrow for more updates!
All of the Thanksgiving Sales:
Ann Taylor – 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE
Banana Republic – 50% off full price styles with code BRFIVE
Express – 50% off everything and free shipping
Kate Spade – 30% off everything with code THANKFUL
Madewell – 25% off everything with code THATSALE
J.Crew – 40% off everything (FIRST TIME EVER!) with code HOLIDAY
J.Crew Factory
– 50% off everything
LOFT – 50% off everything with code BERRYGOOD
Nordstrom – 40-50% off select styles
Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase with code GOBIG16
Tory Burch – 30% off everything with code THANKS
Urban Outfitters – Buy 1, Get 1 50% off all apparel
West Elm – Save up to 30% off with code MOREISMORE

My 2016 Black Friday Weekend Strategy

Skirt The Rules // Shopaholic Problems

There was a time in my life when I would drive to the mall on Thanksgiving night and navigate through the crazy crowds of Midnight Madness. Was it worth it? Results are inconclusive, but thankfully those days are long gone. Instead, I plan to spend most of the holiday weekend with my family in Arizona. But just because I’m hitting up the malls this year, it doesn’t mean I haven’t planned out my Black Friday strategy. Here are a few of my favorite shopping tips for this weekend:

Invest in a big ticket item. I mentioned in yesterday’s blog post that Black Friday weekend is the best time to invest in a new winter coat (I have my eye on this one), but there are plenty of other big ticket items go on promo around this time. Got an eye on a Tory Burch Fleming bag? It’s 30% off! Or a pair of Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes? They’re 30% off! How about that 3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli tote that you’ve always wanted? It’s 25% off and comes in a bunch of colors! This weekend offers the biggest deals of the year, so now is the time to strike!

Get inspired. It might seem like everyone and their mother’s posting holiday gift guides right now, but it really is one of the best resources for inspiration. If you know of someone who is especially difficult to shop for (I’m looking at you, Office Secret Santa), try doing a little research ahead of time. It’ll save you the in-the-moment stress of finding the perfect gift. There are also some retailers that put together a great gift guide, including LOFT, J.Crew, Madewell, and Nordstrom.

Find a one-stop shop. When I shop in stores, the less places I have to visit, the better. Now that I do most of my shopping online, the less separate transactions I have to do, the better! That’s why I start with retailers like Nordstrom that have a huge selection of gifts online. I mean, where else can you pick up something for a jetsetter, a cat lady and a gym rat all in one fell swoop? What can I say – I have a diverse group of friends.

Start early. So many retailers are sharing their Black Friday deals early. What’s in it for them: your business early on in the week. What’s in it for you: first dibs before goods sell out and the promise that your personal space won’t be invaded while you shop. Even some of my favorite brands have already kicked off their sales for the rest of the week:

Express – 50% off everything
Madewell – 25% off everything
J.Crew – 40% off everything (FIRST TIME EVER!)
J.Crew Factory
– 50% off everything
LOFT – 40% off everything
Nordstrom – 40-50% off select styles
Shopbop – Up to 25% off your purchase
Tory Burch – 30% off everything

How are you tackling Black Friday this year? I would love to hear your strategies and what’s on your shopping list!