Best Black Friday Investments + Favorite Sales

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend, friends! I hope you had a beautiful day with the ones you loved reflecting on what you’re most grateful for. I know you’re being bombarded with all things Black Friday but this is the time of year I get all my gifts taken care of as well as any investment items we need for ourselves, the kids or our home. There are many, many fantastic sales today but here are links to my personal favorites as well as my favorite items for each! 

We’re scooping up a Black Friday juicer this year because after finishing up the wedding registry, those big ticket items just don’t get purchased, huh? I’ve started drinking celery juice first thing every morning for all it’s insane benefits and the best results come from true juicing. We’re going for this one since many of you asked and have the same intentions today! I’ve had one Le Crueset dutch oven since we got married 7.5 years ago and I got SO much use out of it that I asked for a larger white one for Christmas last year. Best decision ever! I can’t recommend it enough, you guys. Lastly, this is the best day of the year to invest in the Vitamix we use every morning. Please tell me if you go for it so I can celebrate with you!!!

McGee & Co code THANKYOU [20% off everything]

I’m not being dramatic when I say every single item in this store is my favorite. Sales to NOT happen and this is so exciting! If you’re in the market for a big ticket item, this is the time. Their furniture, rugs, lighting, artwork and mirrors are the absolute best in the business:

the lighting I recommend to everyone (and the perfect over-island pendants):

If you’re just looking for smaller items to update areas in your home or to give as hostess gifts, here are some ideas:

J.CREW: code TOGETHER [50 percent (!!!) off your purchase]

I cannot get over this! This is actually my favorite place to shop for O. I get asked this question a lot and truth is, 70% of basics in his closet are J.Crew and their kids section, Crewcuts, is an absolute favorite and the family pajama opportunity is one I take full advantage of every Black Friday. If your family is in need of a coat that lasts years and years, today is the day! FIFTY PERCENT OFF!! I don’t ever shop from J.Crew without a Sale. This one is fantastic.

Madewell: code DEALWITHIT [25% off everything]

If you’re like me, Madewell has taken first place in your wardrobe. Sales at Madewell are extremely rare so this is the best opportunity to purchase the needs in your closet and also to gift for those you love. If you’ve never experienced Madewell denim, you will not be disappointed. And again, the pajamas you guys! So good!

Anthropologie: no code needed [30% off everything!]

I worked as a stylist at Anthropologie for two years before having kids and my whole paycheck essentially went back into the store. My favorites are the home decor, kids section and, of course, clothes.

This is again the time to pull the trigger on big ticket items like furniture, wallpaper, mirrors and dish sets:

Here are some of my clothing picks:

don’t forget their amazing Holiday Section (we choose a few ornaments every year) and if you haven’t ever perused the kid + baby section, you’re truly missing out! I’ll be picking a few gifts for the kids here today!

Mark & Graham: code FRIENDS [20% off everything]

This is my go-to place for personalized gifts. They’re most known for their travel items and I have my eye on that leather catch-all tray for O’s “welcome home” station. A few years ago, after being tired of him misplacing his keys/phone/chapstick/wallet, I set a bowl on the entry table for him to put all those suckers in right when he walks through the door. BAM. Problem solved!

Mango: code BLACK18 [30% off everything!]

Mango is the kind of store where you always feel like you won the lottery. The prices for such high quality items always feels like a steal so with 30% off it’s just too good! I love their dresses, sweaters, scarves and coats and here are some stunning picks:

And Other Stories: code FRIDAYNOIR20 [20% off everything]

If you’ve never heard of And Other Stories, you must not be a secret lover of British Bloggers and YouTubers. I was introduced to this brand through many UK bloggers and it is a genuine favorite! I’d compare it to an upscale Zara. The prices, again, are already so fantastic and I’ve never seen them have a Sale. Knitwear and coats are their absolute specialty.

H&M: code 3238 [30% off everything!]

You know how I feel about H&M! Their prices are phenomenal for mens and women’s clothes but don’t sleep on that kids section, friends. Their kids clothes run a bit big but this is where I do the majority of shopping for my own kids clothes because kids get things messy and destroy clothes so I love the prices while being able to stick to my “look” which is very simple and cool for Oshiolema in the boys section and no fuss and sweet for Keogena in the baby girls section. It’s my favorite place to gift clothing from, for that reason!

Shopbop is also having a ‘Buy More Save More event and if you have your eye on investment pieces like jeans, jackets, bags, coats or shoes- today is your day!

And if you’re truly fancy, don’t forget to head to Net-A-Porter to see their designer items on sale today as well!

I know you could be shopping anywhere today, It really means so much to me that you stopped by my page. You guys are the best and I’m so thankful.

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