Friday, November 28, 2014

Black Friday Finds

Well, we survived. I managed to drag Jenna out to meet me at 6:30 in the morning for her first ever Black Friday experience. She used to work retail and knew the craziness that was Black Friday, so never bothered to venture out as an actual customer. We both scored some amazing pieces, so I'm pretty sure the sleep deprivation was worth it! But I'll just shut up now and let you see for yourself.

JCrew Cream Excursion vest: 30% off $120 original price
JCrew Navy Shiny Puffer vestOn sale for $99.99 plus extra 40% off
JCrew Olive colored short rain boot: On sale for $49.99 plus extra 40% off
Banana Republic Paint the Town tee: from Banana Republic, not available online - 50% off $39.50 original price
Express Sweater leggings: 50% off $59.90 original price
Lauren Ralph Lauren Wine colored bag: On sale for $148.50 plus extra 25% off

Ok, so none of these pieces are really pieces that I NEEDED. But it all just kind of happened. I've been wanting a cream colored vest, and can't ever seem to find my size. I decided to get this one even though the price wasn't super marked down, and then when I saw my cranberry vest was marked down to around half off - you better believe I grabbed the navy version!

The rain boots were just too adorable, and for $25, I really could not pass them up. And they're different enough from my other two pairs (here and here), that I felt I could justify them.

The tee and leggings are cheap basics. Can't say no to those. Clearly.

And the bag. THE BAG. How gorgeous is it? And the fact that it is still full price online makes me even giddier about the $111 price I got it for!

Express Aztec blanket scarf: 50% off $49.90 original price
 Cole Haan Black stack heel booties: On sale for $184.90 plus additional 20% off

Well, Express didn't have the fringe mini nor the poncho that I was on the lookout for. I've had my eye on this Aztec blanket scarf, so I figured there was no better time to buy it than now.

The boots are probably my most favorite purchase of the day! I realized recently that I lack a medium heel, non-suede black bootie. I've been specifically wanting a stacked heel, especially after how much I love my cognac pair. I was debating on these and a Sam Edelman pair, but these were the better deal and ridiculously comfortable on top of that.  As soon as I set my foot in them, I knew they were coming home with me.

Banana Republic Sparkle crossover ring: 40% off $39.50 original price
Nadri Gold and silver hinged bangles: 20% off $55 original price
Kate Spade Rose Gold earrings: On sale for $29 plus additional 20% off - purchased at Nordstrom but also available here
Chanel Blue polish: Not on sale

And these are all my random impulse purchases. The ring I found at Banana, and it fit perfectly on my finger, which never happens. They're always so big! This added just the perfect amount of bling!

The earrings were just darling, and I only have one other pair of rose gold earrings, which are more of a statement pair. These will be great for everyday wear.

Jenna was raving about these bangles, and basically the Nordstrom sales associate should have just given her their commission for convincing me to buy them. I loved how delicate they were and that they truly fit around my wrists - normally it's like a pencil in a trash can when I try to wear bangles!

Chanel polish. Enough said. Couldn't resist this even at full price.

Overly stimulated yet? Well, before I go, this is a quick summary of all the stores featured in this post and their corresponding Black Friday sales for your reference!

Banana Republic: 50% off (1) full priced item (use code BRFIFTY) plus 40% off your purchase (use code BRFORTY)
Macy's: 25-50% off select styles
Nordstrom: Take 20% off select sale items
Express: 50% off entire store

Oh, and if you missed it yesterday - I did run over to Old Navy with my mother-in-law and sister-in-laws for their 50% off the entire store sale. You can see a visual recap of my finds here.


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  1. Wow, what a BIG day! Love browsing through your purchases and of course, can't wait to see you wear them!
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. I can't wait to wear them! I am really happy with all my finds! It was a such a great day. I also think it helps that I rarely shop in person anywhere anymore. That may help encourage me to buy things in real life. Maybe?

  2. Thanks, lady! It was a lot of fun to just get out there and do it! And it honestly wasn't crazy or chaotic!

  3. Wow, I LOVE that Ralph Lauren bag! What a beauty!


    1. I could not resist it! The color is stunning!

  4. I dont know where to start i am thinking all new jeans - thanks so much forthe chance. I love express :)

  5. You really cleaned up and got some awesome deals! I love the vests and those cute short rain boots!!

    1. I got to wear the rain boots today! They are perfection! Especially knowing the deal I got! :)

  6. Wowo great look, I just adoreyour high boots, want them!