Black Friday/Cyber Week 2017

Top 20 Must-Have Black Friday Deals

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I can’t believe that Black Friday is finally here! Even though there were Black Friday steals and deals already happening, I think it still pays off to wait for these 20 must-have Black Friday deals.

With so many emails from brands and retailers filling my inbox (and yours, too!), I wanted to simplify the process and share what I really think are the must-have Black Friday deals you just can’t miss. Links to each of the products are listed below the graphic!

  1. Marc Fisher Suede Bootie: The fact that these are on sale for $103 is UNREAL. Do yourself a favor and get a pair already!
  2. Madewell Flannel: I shopped a bit early yesterday and had to put this flannel in my cart. Madewell makes warm flannels that are the perfect oversized/boyfriend fit.
  3. Zella Workout Legging: I have been wearing the same pair of workout leggings to pilates for too long now. I finally had to add another pair to the mix. At $36 and with all of the great reviews, this pair was an obvious choice.
  4. Madewell Leather Work Tote: Get this tote and get it now! I received a similar tote as a graduation gift and have loved it for work. It carries everything, is pebbled leather (so more durable), and is super versatile.
  5. Glossier Priming Moisturizer: This moisturizer has hyaluronic acid (crazy good for skin hydration) and is only $22. But now it’s also 20% off with free shipping – run! I also have oily skin and this moisturizer works well as a primer for me.
  6. Glossier Boy Brow: My brows wouldn’t be the same without Boy Brow. It’s easy to apply, the color match is great, and you can travel with it very easily. I throw it on all the time – especially great for quick makeup after the gym or just if you’re in a hurry in the mornings! It also comes in clear to just tame your brows if you need!
  7. beautyblenders: These are an integral part of my makeup routine. This isn’t a sale buy BUT this set is so much for a crazy good value. You get two beauty blenders plus a blotting beauty blender AND cleaning soap. You can extend the life of your beautyblender by cleaning them regularly, so I’m excited to have more of their cleaning soap. I definitely had to grab this set and it would be a great gift for someone as well!
  8. Mohair Blend Cardigan: So soft and under $50 – perfect for your holiday travels!
  9. T3 Micro Whirl Trio: This curling iron was the curling iron to end all curling irons for me. It is an investment but you won’t need another curling iron once you have this one. The interchangeable irons make this a 3-in-1 secret weapon because you can change each iron to match what kind of curl you’re going for. It rarely goes on sale and it’s currently 25% off with code FRIDAY17 – this would make a great Christmas list item!
  10. Packable Down Puffer Jacket: Like I mentioned in yesterday’s post, this puffer will be a great essential not only for your winter outerwear lineup but also for traveling.
  11. Club Monaco Aldrina Trench Coat: This sale is another buy more, save more situation. My favorite trench coat is on sale and you’ll get an additional percentage off! It’s also a good idea to take a look at their other winter coats because these are extremely high quality pieces and you could end up spending under $200 on a coat. That’s a must-have Black Friday deal if I’ve ever seen one!
  12. Madewell High-Waisted Jeans: You know the drill. It’s time to add a pair to your denim lineup.
  13. BDG High-Waisted Crop Flare Jean: These are seriously my favorite pair of crop flare jeans and the fit is so flattering. So many people at work have these and they have looked amazing on all different body types. The sale at Urban Outfitters is buy one, get one 50% off on EVERYTHING – so grab these in black and the lightwash to get one pair for $32!
  14. Wool-Blend Coat: From what I can tell, most of you live in either Texas or the south, so I know that your outerwear needs are a bit different than those that live where it gets really cold. This coat is not only TOO CUTE but it’s the perfect fit, length, and weight for the type of cold we experience. It’s on sale for $110 and comes in three colors/patterns!
  15. Long Wool-Blend Coat: With that being said above, there are occasions when we need a longer coat fit – especially for holiday parties when it’s cold out and you’re in your party dress and need something longer to cover your legs! This coat is a classic style and perfect for those occasions or good to bring along if you’re traveling to colder places.
  16. Sam Edelman Blake Bootie: I am in LOVE with these boots – read this post to see how I found out about them 😉 They’re the perfect boot to give you some height while still being easy to walk in and versatile enough to dress up or down. 20% off right now!
  17. The Perfect Holiday Dress: The fit, the color selection, the versatility. The PRICE. You could even get two colors and be set for holiday parties this season!
  18. Work to Weekend Plaid Blazer: I can’t believe this guy is even still in stock…and now it’s only sale for $50. You just can’t go wrong with this one!
  19. Satin Blouse: I wore this yesterday with jeans and boots and then with a plaid skirt and block heels for Thanksgiving dinner! It’s so easy to style and on sale for $15 right now. I got it in the rust and the emerald color and I think I might need it in the cream because it’s the PERFECT work top, too!
  20. Crewneck Wool-Blend Sweater: I got these sweaters in 3 colors during a previous sale this season, and they have been one of the most used sweaters in my closet. I sized down to a small in the camel color for a more fitted look and up to a medium in black for it to cover a bit below my hips. They’re $29 each right now and they have merino wool in the blend so they’ll be warm but not itchy!

There you have it – the top 20 must-have Black Friday deals! I hope that these deals help you save time and stress.

Happy shopping!

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Best Black Friday Deals Online

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Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick blog breaks down the top steals and deals for a best of black friday sales roundup | black friday 2017, cyber week 2017, black friday deals, black friday must-haves, black friday fashion, black friday beauty, black friday tips - Best Black Friday Deals Online featured by top Dallas Lifestyle Blogger, Never Without Lipstick

First things first, Happy Thanksgiving to all my beautiful readers! It has been a year since I started this blog and the fact that I’m still doing it wouldn’t be possible without your support. I am deeply thankful for each one of you: your messages, your comments, reading my posts – the list goes on – THANK YOU! And out of my extreme gratitude for each and every one of you, I wanted to prepare y’all in the best way possible for Black Friday with the best black Friday deals online below!

***If you haven’t entered my giveaway yet, please do! I want to treat one of you to a $50 Nordstrom card for some extra savings during tomorrow’s Black Friday sale. Just register for my emails here or below to enter to win. (There’s even more in it for ya – I’ll be releasing exclusive info about steals and deals over the next four days that only newsletter subscribers will receive!)***

I put together the retailers that I think are offering the best sales and where your money is best spent. These are all retailers that I know, love, and have shopped at for years. I trust the quality of their products and have many staple pieces in my wardrobe from each one!

I know that all of the sales available to you can be overwhelming, so I hope that this makes the process easier and helps you narrow things down.

BEST BLACK FRIDAY DEALS ONLINE BY RETAILER

NORDSTROM

Top Deals: 

Some of these items are on sale currently, but most will be reduced tomorrow – bookmark your faves now!

  • Madewell Jeans: A week or so ago I posted to my Insta stories about looking for a pair of lighter wash high-waisted jeans and y’all gave me a great list of brands to try. But after trying on pair after pair I knew in my heart that I could never wear anything other than my first love: my Madewell jeans. I love that Madewell is available at Nordstrom because I can find items when they’re out of stock on the Madewell site and sometimes get a better deal! I recently added this pair to my jean collection.
  • Topshop Leather Jacket: My leather jacket has been one of the best investment pieces for my wardrobe. I was scared to wear it in the beginning because I wasn’t sure how to style it. But now I pair it with so many different looks and my closet definitely wouldn’t be complete without it. Think of it as a basic like a jean jacket! This is a great time to save on investment pieces like this one. There is also a faux leather version that I think looks great!
  • Marc Fisher Booties: I also mentioned these in Tuesday’s post, but I just want to reiterate that I think they make the perfect boot for traveling. They pop on and off so easily, and I love the chic feel of the pointy toe. I have to grab a pair in the suede!
  • Blank NYC Suede Jacket: This jacket always sells out at lightning speed, so I recommend getting it first thing. The sale price for a genuine suede moto jacket is seriously unheard of. I love mine and want it in #allthecolors. See how I styled it here!

MADEWELL:

Top Deals: 

Everything is currently 25% with code: DEALWITHIT

  • Booties: Head to this post to read my spiel on Madewell booties. Just know that you can’t go wrong with a pair (they’ll last forever).
  • High-Waisted Jeans: As I said above, there really isn’t a better fit for denim that I’ve been able to find. These are flattering, well-made, and they keep their fit for years (I had a pair for 4 years before finally letting them go!).
  • Bralette: I’ll just say it – I’m small chested, so I LOVE to wear a bralette at any opportunity that I can to avoid putting on an actual bra that can be so uncomfortable. Bralettes give me the stability/coverage that I need for day-to-day and they really are the comfiest. Madewell’s bralettes give Free People’s a run for their money in my opinion. They’re beautifully made in so many colors and at such a reasonable price.
  • Sweaters: I’ve only owned a few sweaters from Madewell in the past but they’ve always been wardrobe winners. When I saw this one paired with this skirt it was GAME.OVER. Give me both!
  • Flannels: I went through a super hipster phase sophomore year of college, as one does, and flannels became a staple in my winter wardrobe. Even though that phase has ended (God bless), I still love a good flannel in my closet and Madewell has always been the one to provide me with winners.

ABERCROMBIE:

Top Deals:

  • Oversized Jean Jacket: I looked high and low for the right oversized denim jacket and was hopeless until I found this one. It’s exactly the look I was going for and I throw it on ALL the time (wore it nonstop in San Fran). It definitely runs big so I would size down two sizes.
  • Packable Puffer Jacket: I’m a bit obsessed with jackets and a puffer jacket has been on my list for some time. It seems like the perfect layer to wear to and from a workout and as a base layer under bigger coats for colder days. I also love that this one is packable which makes it perfect for traveling.
  • Military Jacket: My Abercrombie military jacket is one of my favorites. I use it interchangeably with my jean jacket meaning it gets used on a weekly basis. It’s a nice weight so it can be a warm layer if you need it to be and it can add a very tailored touch to any look.
  • Staple Tees: These tees are absolutely essential in my wardrobe. I always wear them with my high-waisted jeans and I think they’re a great layer under jackets and blazers. I have one in three colors!

H&M:

Top Deals:

  • Sweaters, Sweaters, Sweaters: HM is my new go-to stop for sweaters. From more trendy fits to nicer mohair or wool-blend sweaters, this is the place to look. I’ve been waiting for this sweater and this sweater to go on sale for quite some time now. These prices are crazy reasonable for what you’re getting – I saw one for $5!
  • Wool Coats: One of my faves (@emmahill) started wearing this gorgeous, wool trench coat this season, and that was the first time I realized that H&M offered such a great selection of wool coats. The prices on these are pretty unbeatable. This short wool coat is a favorite!
  • Blazers: I found this velvet blazer a couple of weeks ago during a sale, and I got so many compliments on it at work – woo! I ordered true to size because I knew I wanted it to be more fitted. The blazer selection at H&M is really, really good this season. Get on trend with this double-breasted plaid blazer or wear this tuxedo blazer to work.

OTHER SALES TO SHOP:

Glossier: I’ve been waiting for this sale for a long time now. I can’t believe it’s really happening – I am stocking UP. I’ll be getting more of my everyday moisturizer, the thicker, more hydrating moisturizer, and some lip balm to have at my desk, in my purse, etc. This is also a good sale to take advantage of to stock up on gifts and stocking stuffers!

Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off of EVERYTHING. I’m sorry, WHAT?! I’ll be stocking up on these crop flare jeans to replicate more outfits like this one. And I love this flannel!

ShopBop: I always love ShopBop’s products and their editorial always gets me inspired, but a lot of the time the price point is a bit beyond what I’m looking to spend. That’s why it’s always best to shop there during major sale times like this! Code and sale info below:

CODE: MORE18

20% off $200+

25% off $500+

30% off $800+

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My Favorite Pairs of Cute Boots and Booties

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Happy Tuesday! I’m in utter disbelief that Thanksgiving is on Thursday – what?! Time is flyin’, but I’m so excited about this shorter week because I get to see friends that are in town and family 🙂 Anywho, I had a hard time thinking of a post for today just because my brain has been all on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, lately. But one of the biggest things I love to save money on is BOOTS and BOOTIES and there’s no better time to do this than on this coming Friday (head here for more great posts filled with pieces you can save on!).

I thought I’d share my all time fave cute boots and booties with you so that you have an idea of brands to trust and different styles:

MY TOP 8 PAIRS OF CUTE BOOTS AND BOOTIES

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Sam Edelman Blake booties

Sam Edelman ‘Blake’ Bootie: People at work should be wary when I ask, “where’d you get that?” because it’s a pretty clear indicator that I’m going to copy them. I saw these booties on a co-worker and HAD to have them because her whole ensemble was amazing. Once they came in the mail, I literally copied her exact outfit and ended up riding the elevator into work with her that morning – caught red-handed! Sometimes you have to be a poser. These booties are SO comfy, the heel gives your legs length without them being painful or hard to walk in, and they come in a ton of colors (my favorite is cinnamon). They run true to size, as well.

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Marc Fisher Chelsea boots

Marc Fisher ‘Yale’ Chelsea Boot: I scored these guys in the Nordstrom Sale this year and I am so, so glad that I did! The pointy toe is so chic (reminds of Acne boots which cost tons more $$$) and they slide on so easily. Sometimes I think I don’t even need to wear socks with them! I think they could make for a great boot for traveling since they’re so easy to pop on and off. I like to wear them with crop flare jeans for a trendy look or my high-waisted skinny jeans for day-to-day.

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Madewell suede ankle booties

Madewell Suede Ankle Bootie: To the end of my days, I will be singing the praises of not only Madewell boots but also Madewell in general. Every time I go in the store I want one of everything and leave devastated because I can’t afford the entire store 🙁 BUT Madewell booties are one of the best purchases you could make for your fall wardrobe…ever. I scored two pairs on sale last year around this time so that means I was paying under $150 for boots that have real leather uppers and soles. A lot of the time, the soles on boots/booties are synthetic and can look cheap/ruin the boot. That’s why it was definitely worth it to me to have a pair that was so high quality and durable.

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Studded Ankle Bootie with Buckles: I posted about theselong time ago on my IG stories, and, unfortunately, they’re sold out. But this pair is another amazing Chloe boot dupe that I rave about in this post! I love these booties because they’re an extremely versatile look, but they can give any outfit an edge, especially when I pair them with distressed denim.

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of TOPSHOP sock boots

Topshop Sock Boots: Sock booties are trending and I was initially scared they wouldn’t look flattering on me. But this pair changed my mind! They’re leather so they don’t slip down like the cloth sock boots and they’re perfect for pairing with skinny ankle jeans.

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Marc Fisher OTK boots

Marc Fisher Over-The-Knee Boots: I discovered this pair of OTK boots last year on MAJOR sale and they have been a serious win for my closet. They’re the pair that I think is the best/closest dupe for the Stuart Weitzman version. The fit grips well (not a death grip!) and they don’t fall down which is common for other similar styles that go higher up over the knee. I wear them with this dress and cardigan to work on a weekly basis!

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her 10 favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Dolce Vita OTK boots

Dolce Vita Heeled Over-The-Knee Boots:  These boots have made an appearance in many a blog post because of how rich their color is and how easy they are to pair with everything. They were a Christmas present a while back, so they’re not available anymore but this pair is very similar/on sale/available in black!

Style blogger Ashley of Never Without Lipstick shares her favorite pairs of boots | over the knee boots, boots fall, boots outfit, sam edelman boots, marc fisher booties, boots fall 2017, booties 2017 outfits, casual outfits, fall outfits | Cute Boots and Booties featured by top US fashion blog, Never Without Lipstick: image of Stuart Weitzmann Reserve boots

Stuart Weitzman Reserve Boots: Like I mentioned in this post, these boots were a major Labor Day sale score and a fall investment piece for my closet. I know that this might not be an investment possibility for everybody, but if you’re looking for something to put on your Christmas list or stalk to go on sale, then these boots are so worth it. I’ve worn them with outfits constantly and the fit is just so flattering I pretty much want them on all the time. They’re a great fit for my narrower feet; I got a size 37.5 which is a 7 in US sizing (so true to size for me)!

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10 Comfy Essentials for Holiday Travel Outfits

10 Comfy Essentials for a Holiday Travel Outfit

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Holiday Travel Outfit:

I’ll be traveling for a wedding at the end of November and that got me thinking all about the holiday travel outfits I love to wear. Since the holidays officially begin next week, I thought I’d share my top 10 essentials that are the comfiest for traveling.

The outfit I’m wearing in this post would make for the perfect holiday travel outfit especially for when you’re heading to a place with colder temps. The thin turtleneck is an essential base layer while the shawl vest may just be the best wardrobe investment you ever make. It’s a warm layer but since it’s a vest you won’t get too hot. The shawl collar also completes your outfit just by throwing it on; just add your basics to finish off the perfect holiday travel outfit. This vest would be a GREAT Black Friday/Cyber Week buy!

Below are my top 10, tried and true, super comfy essentials for traveling! You can’t go wrong with any of these with your holiday travel outfit.

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4 Winter Coat Styles to Complete Your Closet

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So the second I write a post about what to wear when it’s a warmer fall day, the temperatures start to feel like they should in November. Am I saying I made it colder in Dallas? Maybe! Now that we’re bundling up this week, I thought it would be a good time to mention the 4 winter coat styles that you really need in your closet.

4 WINTER COAT STYLES FOR YOUR WARDROBE

These winter coat styles will truly complete your closet and be a great foundation for your winter wardrobe.

1. Trench Coat: Like I mentioned in last week’s post, I found this trench coat on sale at Club Monaco a few weeks ago. It has been a great addition to my closet because I can wear it in a lot of different ways. It keeps me warm, but I also can throw it on when it’s rainy out. The perfect top layer for all of your fall or winter outfits!

2. Quilted or Puffer Coat: I do have a quilted coat that I love, but I definitely want to add a puffer coat to my winter coat lineup. Both of these are great coats that are super versatile for your everyday life. I wear mine over my workout clothes on my way to a class. But puffer jackets (especially in metallics!) are on the horizon for winter trends (want to see a post on this? answer my poll on IG stories!); I’m seeing them styled with crop flare jeans and sock boots!

3. Wool Wrap Coat: Here’s a throwback to my post-bangs phase, first of all. Second of all, every gal needs a wrap coat in her winter coat arsenal. The wrap style adds a chic edge to your look automatically, and it can really elevate your more classic outfits. Not to mention, wool is really warm and you can’t consider your winter coat collection complete without a wool coat.

4. Car Coat: Is this a new one to anybody? For the longest time I was loving this style of coat on other bloggers or people I’d see out and about. I just didn’t know what to call it! It wasn’t until I saw this coat that I knew the right name: a car coat. It’s a tailored winter coat option that’s a bit of a lighter coat layer to pop over an outfit for the office or if you’re on the go. I just snagged this one for $49 from HM!

Wanting to add one of these winter coat styles to your closet? Or just looking for a good deal on a winter staple? You might want to bookmark this page (especially when Cyber Week rolls around and you can save even more!).

Photography by Beckley Co

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Top 5 Fall Fashion Investment Pieces

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Lately I’ve been looking at coats and sweaters, and I got overwhelmed with how many options there are. But if you know me, you know that I’m always one to hunt down the right fashion investment piece. When it comes to fall fashion investment pieces, I like to first search for the right fit and then decide based on the versatility of the piece. If you’re going to invest more in a piece, you better make sure that it’s something you’ll wear over and over again with multiple outfits.

With the temperatures officially dropping where I live, it felt like a good time to discuss how I pick my fall fashion investment pieces and which ones earned their spot in the top five.

  1. Burberry Quilted Coat: This was my Christmas present last year, and I have worn it so much. I wear it over workout clothes, formal clothes, work clothes etc. These coats are built to last, and I know I’ll be wearing mine for years and years.
  2. Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee Boots: These were a super sale score and the result of impressive patience on my part. After going through multiple lookalike pairs of these boots, I decided that, instead of spending my money on similar boots, I wanted to save up to get the real deal. And boy has it been worth it. These guys are durable and so flattering.
  3. Leather jacket/Suede moto jacket: If you read this caption on my Instagram, you’d know that I used to be scared of wearing a leather jacket. That fear came from not really knowing how to wear one. Now I wear one with so many outfits and my closet wouldn’t be complete without it. It took finding the jacket with the right fit for my body type (it’s best to go try on in person) and some research for inspiration on Pinterest.
  4. Trench coat: Are you starting to notice an outerwear theme here? Good! The key to a fall closet with a solid foundation lies in your coats and jackets. You don’t need very many, but you have to have the styles and cuts that fit you the best and blend with your style. A trench coat had been on my list for quite some time. When Club Monaco was offering 25% off, it was the right moment to strike. A trench is a classic addition to your wardrobe that’s great for warmth and even during rainy weather.
  5. Cashmere sweater: Like I mentioned in this post, I wanted to add two signature sweater styles in cashmere to my wardrobe. With birthday gift cards, I made the decision to invest in a turtleneck and a pullover for this season and many seasons to come. When choosing a fall investment piece, make sure to invest in styles that are regularly in style year over year.

While fall fashion investment pieces are indeed, investments, I still avoid paying full price for these items. There are too many sale opportunities that come around; it’s all about being patient. For some of my investment pieces, I’ve used gift cards from birthdays, waited for Black Friday deals, or taken advantage of discount opportunities in order to add these items into my wardrobe. I love nice things, but I’m a bargain hunter/price comparer at my core!

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Photography by Beckley