After working for a huge retailer for 3 years and surviving many Black Friday nightmares, I will admit that the absolute last think I wanted to do this year on this dreaded day was shop. Instead I enjoyed a nice workout, a long walk with Alex and Mookie, and a quiet gathering with some family friends. This may not come as a total shock, but it was complete HEAVEN not having to be around the madness of people shopping. Although I would have happily avoided shopping on the day altogether. I did take the huge 50% sale at J.Crew as a message that it was about time that I pony up and order a new winter coat. I've had a number of jackets from J.Crew over the years, and although they don't necessarily last forever, they never disappoint on price and warmth - which as far as I'm concerned, don't always go hand in hand, so I figure if it only lasts a few seasons, it is not the end of the world. See the jacket I chose, linked below! As for the ShopBop and Backcountry sales, I unfortunately did not pull the plug on any favorites, but I did link a few of the items that I sure wish I had waited to buy until this sale, but oh well!
1. ShopBop: Up to 25% off full-price items and up to 75% off sale items. Great opportunity to scoop up big ticket items and your favorite basics that never go on sale and scan through the hundreds of accessories, and designer favorites that are no heavily marked down!
2. J.Crew: 50% almost everything on the site - including my thanksgiving bodysuit and new fave winter staple is on sale - Scoopneck Stretch Velvet Bodysuit, the best pom pom hat on the planet, and the Perfect Winter Parka - which is super cozy, animal lover - friendly with faux fur and synthetic non-down fill, AND comes in tall and petite sizes (I ordered the Tall Small parka in black this morning, as well as two new pom pom hats and this super cozy Polartec 1/2 Zip!)
3. Backcounty: The best time of year to scoop up all of those Patagonia items you've been eying all fall and winter accessory stocking stuffers for the whole family!