Black Friday Sales: My Picks

November 23, 2017

Happy Black Friday everyone! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your families. I am in Kennebunkport, Maine with my family for the week. I love this town so much! It’s like Star’s Hollow with lobsters.

My sister shot these photos right before Thanksgiving dinner as the sun was setting across from our house. This cape scarf kept me warm, even when the wind started blowing. It’s 40% off this weekend and so are my pants. My Bean boots are 20% off and an essential for winter. I’m pretty sure they turn you back at the border if you try to enter Maine without a pair of Bean Boots.

As we all try to wake from our food comas, there are plenty of amazing sales to get the blood flowing through your body and the money out of your wallet. Below I have listed my picks broken down by retailers and a list of all the great discounts available right now.


J.Crew: 40% off with code “THANKU”

While J.Crew seems to always be having sales, 40% off is almost unheard of! I always have plenty of items in my shopping cart from J.Crew and have already placed one order. I have a feeling I will be placing another before the weekend is over. I bought this plaid cape scarf for this trip and I will be styling this magenta dress when I get back. This is also a great time to stock up on my favorite pajamas and to take the plunge if you have been looking at a winter coat. You don’t need that many winter coats in a southern winter but I am tempted by this elegant coat that has a serious Chanel vibe and the Chateau parka has been on my list for years.  Also, my stripe turtleneck dress from this post is on clearance for $20.

J.Crew Factory: 50% off everything

I stopped by a J.Crew Factory store earlier this week and was surprised to find some really great deals. I picked up this turtleneck sweater dress for under $45. I’m planning to wear it in NYC next week with black opaque tights and the Chanel flats I bought on my last trip to NYC. I was also eyeing this camel topcoat too but decided to wait. I may not wait all weekend though.

Talbots: 40% off everything

Some people say that Talbots is for old ladies. Well, then call me an old lady, because I love Talbots. Four generations of women in my family shop at Talbots, from my 96yr old great-grandmother to yours truly. Talbots is my go-to for wardrobe staples. I think half of my wardrobe is from Talbots. This cardigan reminds me of Gucci’s recent collections, which I have loved. Their Audrey cashmere sweater in black is a staple in my wardrobe. I’m thinking about adding another color to my closet during this sale.

Kate Spade: 30% off with code “GIVEJOY”

Anything from Kate Spade brings a smile to my face. I used to nanny two little girls who called me “Kate Spade” because according to the 5yr old “eeeverything she has is from Kate Spade”. It isn’t entirely untrue. My makeup bag, business card case, phone case, and glasses are all Kate Spade. I keep this jewelry box on my nightstand to hold the bracelets and rings I wear daily. This is the current version of my phone case and I am thinking of adding this crossbody bag to my collection.


L.L. Bean: 20% off “THANKS20”

Since Kennebunkport is less than an hour from Freeport, I had to go visit the L.L. Bean flagship store. It is ah-mazing! Open 24hrs and day, 365 days a year, it is the mother ship for all things L.L. Bean. I picked up several flannel shirts and a pair of flannel pajamas and my mother, the consummate gift giver, surprised me with a custom leather handled Boat & Tote with my blog name on it. She’s the best!

Tuckernuck: Up to 30% off with code “GONUTS”

Tuckernuck is basically what would happen if I was turned loose at a market to start my own boutique. I LOVE this shop! They have some of the most elegant selections of clothes and home gifts online. I shared several items from their shop in my hostess gift guide. This sale is a great time to buy that Saint James top, Barbour jacket or another classic item you’ve been eyeing.

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