The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

The Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Goodbye Thanksgiving, hello Black Friday (and Cyber Monday!). I have to know — do you brave the stores on Black Friday, or do you prefer to find all your deals from the comfort (and perhaps safety) of your own home? When I was growing up, my family actually used to go shopping on Black Friday. I look back now and think we were nuts! Nevertheless, below, I’ve rounded up the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from some of my fave retailers, big and small. Enjoy, and shop to it! (And, lest you’re tempted to go too nuts, check out why some Black Friday deals really aren’t that great. Did you know some retailers manufacture electronics on the cheap specifically to sell them cheap for Black Friday? I had no idea!). Hope everyone is having a wonderful holiday weekend so far!

Fashion and Accessories


The Deal: up to 50% off select items site wide

The Code: none needed!   SHOP >>

My Picks: All the denim that’s on sale (a lot is 40% off!), and this now-classic Rebecca Minkoff tote in camel (also 40% off).

The Deal: 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping

The Code: Use code HOLIDAY through Sunday, 11/30  Use code MONDAY on 12/1  SHOP >>

My Picks: These fun, girly floral pumps (I mean, why not?), this coat in neon coral, and this ladylike satchel

The Deal: 50% off everything, plus take an extra 10% off on Monday and get free shipping

The Code: use code THANKS to get the free shipping offer  Use code YOUVEGOTSALE SHOP >>

My Picks: This simple yet super cute leather elbow patch sweater; and this stunning yellow stone necklace

The Deal: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000

The Code: use code GOBIG14   SHOP WOMEN’S >>   SHOP MEN’S >>

My Picks: East Dane’s gift picks for guys (they have SO many good ideas);  Reiko Kaneko’s Lip Tease mug!!

The Deal: Everything is 50% off!  40% off at Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic for Cyber Monday!

The Code: use code CYBER   SHOP >>

My Picks: All things cable knit: this dress and this sweater

The Deal: Everything is 50% off!  40% off at Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic for Cyber Monday!

The Code: use code CYBER   SHOP >>

My Picks: Gap Fit leggings (love ‘em for workouts), and this cozy puffer vest

The Deal: 25% off site wide on Friday   30% off site wide plus an extra 40% off sale items for Cyber Monday!

The Code: use code CYBERSALE   SHOP >>

My Picks: This gorgeous long winter coat, and these beautiful pumps (hello, New Years Eve potential)

The Deal: 20% off site wide on Cyber Monday, or “play to win” and get bigger discounts

The Code: use code CYBER20    SHOP >>

My Picks: This fun metallic fringe gift set, and Bauble Bar’s Frends headphones and jewelry sets!

The Deal: A gift that gives back: For the first 500k orders placed on from Black Friday through Cyber Monday Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America.   SHOP >>

The Deal: Everything is 50% off!  40% off at Old Navy, Gap and Banana Republic for Cyber Monday!

The Code: use code CYBER  SHOP >>

My Picks: All the sweaters. They’re just so good!

The Deal: up to 80% off items

The Code: none needed!   SHOP >>

My Picks: There are actually a lot of major designer items on sale! A Christian Dior Lady bag is 15% off; even Stuart Weitzman 5050 boots are on sale too.

The Deal: Extra 20% off sall sale items. On Monday, free shipping. Which for Anthro, is unheard of!

The Code: use code EXTRAJOLLY  SHOP >>

My Picks: All of these beautiful dresses, and of course, Anthro’s kitchen & dining pieces

more sales below…

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals



The Deal: 20% off site wide

The Code: use code CYBERMONDAY14   SHOP >>

My Picks: This pretty blue duvet set; and Crane & Canopy’s classic Linden border collection

The Deal: Spend $250- get 20% off with code PUMPKINPIE20; Spend $500- get 25% off with code PUMPKINPIE25; Spend $1000- get 30% off with code PUMPKINPIE30   SHOP >>

My Picks: The ‘Midnight Rose’ print (and all of these gifts that are under $50!)

The Deal: Take $50 off every $200 you spend

The Code: use code GETSTARTED   SHOP >>

My Picks: S&L’s classic embroidered sheets (I have ‘em in pewter and love them!)

The Deal: 10% off $100 or more; 15% off $250 or more; 20% off $500 or more; and 25% off $1000 or more

The Code: use code SUPERSALE   SHOP >>

My Picks: This brass table lamp (for desktop or nightstand), and these clear shadow boxes

The Deal: Get a free gift with a $30 purchase. And trust me, the free gifts are GOOD.

The Code: none needed   SHOP >>

My Picks: It’s easy to find something you love for $30 or more at HSM, so if I were choosing the free gift, I’d go with this pink agate tray (a $38 value) or this clamshell box (a $14 value)



The Deal: 20% off your entire purchase

The Code: use code THANKS20   SHOP >>

The Deal: 25% off site wide with code SHARETHESPARK25

The Code: use code SHARETHESPARK25   SHOP >>

My Picks: I’m loving this bow bracelet and this woven bracelet too!

The Deal: 30% off your entire order + free shipping

The Code: use code THANKS   SHOP>>

My Picks: H&B’s shoe bags and packing cubes are awesome for packing neatly!

The Deal: 30% off everything site wide, plus an extended return policy

The Code: none needed!   SHOP >>

My Picks: The OG, because, well it’s o.g. Plus, you really can’t travel without one!

The Deal: 20% off your entire purchase and free shipping

The Code: use code THANKFULLY   SHOP >>

My Picks: This gorgeous green glass statement necklace.

The Deal: 25% off site wide

The Code: use code 2014CYBERMONDAY25    SHOP >>

My Picks: The zip pouches (I carry one in my handbag every day) and her new lavender scented candle — it’s wonderful.

The Deal: 20% off site wide

The Code: use code MANYTHANKS   SHOP >>

My Picks: This cute ginger jar print and this insanely gorgeous hand painted lamp (a worthwhile splurge, if you ask me!)

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Images: The House That Lars Built (check out her amazing DIY ideas for gift toppers); Brunch at Saks

This month's quote: "Trust the timing of your life."

Jolie Môme

A look at the Sézane et Madewell collaboration

la superbe sweatshirt sezane

sezane et madewell collab

It’s no secret that I’ve long been a fan of Sézane, the Paris-based fashion and accessories brand that releases new collections monthly, which are only sold online (I’ve waxed poetic about it here and here). Just this month, Sézane has partnered with Madewell to release a capsule collection, making Sézane goodies available in U.S. stores for the first time ever!

There are a couple items that were previously only available through the Sézane site, which have been updated slightly for the Madewell collection (for example, this adorable bow blouse was previously done in a long sleeve version). The famed La Superbe sweater also makes an appearance at Madewell, this time rendered in a très Américain athletic grey (FYI though, this goes in and out ‘sold out’ status online, so if you’re lusting after this sweatshirt, you might wanna check your local stores). Other faves from the collection? I really love this pretty silk blouse (the neckline is simple, but subtly sexy) and this black lace dress — Sézane always carries the most beautiful lace pieces, so I’m hoping the material used in this piece is no exception!

sezane and madewell collaboration

madewell and sezane collection

The partnership is a great chance to check out the brand, if you haven’t wanted to order anything from Sézane online before. I’ve actually had a couple people in the past ask me about Sézane’s sizing and shipping. And with good reason too: while I’ve ordered several leather goods from Sézane, I’ve only ordered one blouse, and it’s just the tiniest bit too snug…but I found out the hard way that returning it to France can actually cost more than the actual blouse!

madewell et sezane collaboration

I’ve followed Sézane since the days when it was called ‘Les Composantes’ (if anyone remembers it under that name!), and it’s neat to see this small business growing! You can check out the full Sézane et Madewell collection here, and of course, see what’s new on the Sézane website over here (the next autumn collection launches this Sunday, and many of their classic pieces — like the Nola and Hope bags — are always available in Les Essentials). Sézane founder Morgane Sézalory also did a great little interview with Madewell head designer Somsack Sikhounmuong over here. Enjoy!

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9 Sweater Tunics to Wear With Leggings


So those fabulous over-the-knee boots I bought earlier this fall? It’s only begat one problem — they’re kind of all I want to wear now, and with that, I only want to wear them with leggings and a big cozy sweater. I’ll be honest — up until recently, leggings have not been a huge part of my fall wardrobe. I was a stick-with-skinny-jeans kind of gal, thank you very much. But like all other trends that seem to become classics — skinny jeans, maxi dresses, et al — I’ve been a late adopter and once on the bandwagon, don’t really understand what took me so long. So yes, I’ve been stocking up on leggings, too. Leggings need a specific kind of top, and with cooler temps, that means warm, chunky sweaters.

I had a couple of these types of knits in my wardrobe, but especially love how they look with the taller boots, so I’ve been on the lookout for a couple more sweater tunics to wear with leggings. I know I won’t shut up about Banana Republic’s new collection and styling this fall, but seriously, it’s been really good — I added this sweater and this one to my collection (the latter looks a little short on the model, but I found that if I sized up, I got a more drapey, tunic-y look that covered all the necessary bits. And hello, zipper details!). This sweater tunic from Gap comes in a couple different colors and is currently on sale; and if you are looking for a slightly different silhouette, I’m in LOVE with this gorgeous pumpkin-hued poncho (how fun, right?).

Ok, so I’m pretty sure I’m one of the last people to adopt the leggings/sweater tunic look, but if you’re still hesitating, trust me when I say — if maxi dresses are summer’s secret pajamas, leggings and sweater tunics are fall/winter’s. Bundle up!


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