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Black Friday tips and Cyber Monday tips

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Have you ever wondered how to navigate the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales? Well never fear! My guide on how to survive Black Friday is here; packed with Black Friday tips and Cyber Monday tips!

Black Friday is one of the most popular, and crazy, shopping days of the year. It generates large amounts of revenue for stores both online and offline. This is when merchants make over 25% of their annual sales; if not more. They come out of the red, and into the black; hence the name “Black Friday.”

So many stores offer amazing discounts on Black Friday through sales, limited time discounts, and gifts with purchase. For many, shopping on Black Friday is actually a family tradition! They think it is fun! Personally, I like to avoid the malls on Black Friday altogether. I prefer to shop online, in my fuzzy slippers, with a cup of hot cocoa by my side. I don’t do crowds. No-sir-ree!

That being said, I completely understand why many of you love to head out to the malls and shopping districts on Black Friday. You can get a ton of shopping done, grab some fabulous deals, and feel the Christmas spirit. So, if you are a seasoned Black Friday shopper, then these tips are mere entertainment for you. On the flip side, if you are venturing out on Black  Friday for the first time, I hope these tips will help you stay fresh, focused, and able to find all those great deals!

Black Friday Tips at the mall

  1. Wear a cross body handbag: You are going to be reaching for gifts and juggling bags. The last thing you need to worry about is your purse. Wear a cross body bag. Oh, and I could care less that fanny packs are allegedly back in style. Fanny packs are a cruel joke. Just say no.
  2. Wear your athleisure shoes: This is not a day for prancing around in your new sparkle pumps. Wear your Addidas sneakers, or slip on sneakers. You will be able to outrun the other vultures trying to grab the last TV, and your feet will thank you.
  3. Bring your own reusable shopping totes: You have to pay for bags anyway, why not bring your own? Your shopping bags that you bring to the supermarket have long straps you can wear over your shoulder. Free up those hands! Plus they are more comfortable then the handheld bags you pay a quarter for at the store.
  4. Eat a big breakfast and bring snacks: This isn’t ordinary shopping, this isn’t even cardio, this is intense interval training level shopping! Eat a big, hearty breakfast, and pack some snacks in your purse. Everyone is out, and you will be standing in long lines. Plus, the restaurants will be full and if you don’t have a lunch reservation you might have to wait, and wait, and wait. Is that your tummy growling? Eat big at home before you leave! Your tummy will thank you.
  5. First in, first out: Yes, this is when FIFO comes to life! See, you can use Econ in real life! Arrive before the stores open, and have a master plan. Know where you are going first to shop, second, and so on. This way you can get in, get out, and get on with your life. Let’s face it, the early bird catches the worm! (Bonus points if you count all the  cliches I just used!)

Black Friday Tips: Black Friday online shopping tips

  1. Get comfortable: Put on your fuzzy slippers, have a warm drink, and have your credit card nearby. It is time for some shopping!
  2. Check my Black Friday Sales post: My post will come out on Wednesday, so be sure to check it out for the best sales!
  3. Have a list and check it twice: Make a list with the people you need to shop for, and what you want to buy for them. As you buy each gift, check it off your list!
  4. Take a deep breath, you are not with all the crowds, and it is sooooo relaxing!
  5. Get gift ideas! Check out my Gift Guides online here.
  6. Visit the websites early: If you already know what you want to buy, place it in your shopping cart and wait for the Black Friday Sales to start. Then all you have to do is check out as soon as the deals begin! Easy peasy!

Cyber Monday tips

  1. Get your credit card ready-some of these online deals are better then the ones from Black Friday!
  2. Check out my Cyber Monday deals post, which will go live on Sunday and highlight the hottest deals on the web.
  3. Have a list ready of what you want to buy.
  4. Visit the websites early: If you already know what you want to buy, place it in your shopping cart, and wait for the Cyber Monday Deals to start. Then all you have to do is check out as soon as the deals begin!
  5. Be sure to check out my Gift Guides: They have great gift ideas for the holidays!

There you have it! These are my Black Friday tips and Cyber Monday tips to help you get the most out of all the sales and deals you will find on the biggest two shopping days of the year! Stay tuned for more gift guides this season; and be sure to check out my Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales posts! They will list the best sales and deals for all the brands and stores we love! I will be also be sending this to my subscribers, if you don’t already subscribe, scroll down to my footer and subscribe for my weekly newsletter!

I hope you enjoyed my Black Friday tips and Cyber Monday tips. Have a fabulous Black Friday and a fun Cyber Monday! Happy shopping, and stay fabulous 😉

Best fall sales and deals 2016

The fall sales are in full swing! In between holiday shopping, I thought you might be interested in a few of my favorite things which happen to be on sale right now! Here they are!

kenzo striped sweater dress

My favorite, cozy sweater dress is on major sale, online here!

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laceup winter boots

My favorite cozy and warm booties of the season! I wear these several times per week. They are warm, soft, cozy, and easy to walk in. LOVE them! You can snap them up on major sale here.

fall fringe booties

My fun, fringe booties which are also super comfortable, are on major sale in black online here, and pale beige online here. My caramel color is sold out, but the black and pale beige are classic hues and great deals!

casual fall outfit idea

This striped top is one of my favorite ways to make a casual look put-together and dressed up! It happens to be on major sale right now! You can find it online here.

bare traps booties

These comfortable and warm booties are on major sale! They are easy to wear all day long and keep my feet warm. I love them ! You can find them online here.

understated ruffle blouse

My favorite way to ruffle trend is this blouse! You can find it in pink on major sale online here.

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In addition to some of my favorite items being on sale, there are some serious bargains to be had out there right now! Below are my favorite stores to shop online for holiday gifts, and to find great deals right now! I hope you find the same great deals I have been finding at these shops! Happy Cyber Monday sale shopping!

Amazon: daily deals, click here for special sales, deals and offers.

Banana Republic:  50% off everything! shop online here

Barneys: Save up to 40% off sitewide. Shop online here.

Bergdorf Goodman40% off sitewide, shop online here

Cynthia Rowley: Save 30% off with coupon code CR30 on 11/28. Click here to shop.

Daniel Wellington: Complimentary watch strap with the purchase of a watch and free shipping through 11/28. Use coupon code BAYAREA to save 15% off your order throughout November and December! Click here to shop.

Gap: 50% off everything! Coupon code CYBMON click here to shop

Kendra Scott: 20% of everything with code SALE20 now through 11/28 click here to shop

Macy’s: Save 20% off plus free shipping with purchase of $50+ with coupon code CYBER Click here to shop

Moda OperandiSale items up to 65% off with code EXTRA30, now through 11/28, click here to shop

Neiman Marcus: Up to 40% off designer sale items. Click here to shop.

Net-a-PorterUp to 50% off sale items. Click here to shop.

NordstromTake an extra 20% off selected sale items, now through 11/28 Click here to shop

Rebecca MinkoffSave 25% off your order of $100+ click here to shop.

Romwe: Buy one get one 90% off. Click here to shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Save up to 40% off the designer sale. Click here to shop

ShopbopSpend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off with coupon code GOBIG16, dates: now through 11/28 Click here to shop

SheInSave 40% off with purchase of $55+ with coupon code VC40, and save 45% off your purchase of $105+ with coupon code VC45. Click here to shop.

TopShop: Up to 50% off select items. now through 11/28. Click here to shop

Tory BurchSave 30% off your purchase of $250+ with coupon code THANKS. Click here to shop

UltaGreat door buster deals on beauty gifts and necessities! Click here to check them out. The 72 piece beauty case above is a rock bottom $14.99 online here.

Recap of my favorite must-haves the fall sales and deals:

Cyber Monday sales and deals

cyer monday sales and deals 2015My picks from the Cyber Monday Sales: / blue satchel / dress /  bracelet / shoesblack and gray bag /

Cyber Monday is here! This is the perfect day to find the best Cyber Monday sales and deals around the web. Of course, that can take forever! So, I compiled a list of my favorite shops, and their fabulous Cyber Monday sales and deals. I hope you love these deals too!

Anthropologie: 25% OFF Sale + Free Shipping, No Minimum  Click here to shop.

ASOS: 30% off with use of coupon code BLESSED now through 11/30. Click here to shop.

Banana Republic: One of my favorite stores!  Click here to shop.

Gap: . 50-70% off everything, some restrictions apply Click here to shop.

H&M: deals with up to 30% off entire purchase and free shipping, with an additional 40% off all sale items.  Click here to shop.

M. Gemi: $50 off every pair of shoes 11/30 only. Click here to shop.

Macy’s: Save 20% off with coupon code CYBER 11/30 only.   Click here to shop.

Molton Brown: Save 25% off everything! I swear by their shampoo and conditioner. Now through 11/30. Click here to shop.

Nars: Receive an exclusive 20% off purchase + free shipping on purchases of $50+. Love their nail polish! Now through 12/2. Click here to shop.

Neiman Marcus: gift card event! earn up to a $500 gift card with your select regular-price purchase online. Now through 12/1. Use coupon code GC4YOU Click here to shop.

Nike: Save an extra 25% off clearance. Now through 12/1/ Use coupon code GETOUTTHERE Click here to shop.

Nordstrom: Savings of up to 50% off select top brands + Free shipping and returns. Click here to shop.

Rag & Bone: take an extra 25% off sale items 11/30 only. Use coupon code CYBER Click here to shop.

Rebecca Minkoff: 30% off site wide.  Use coupon code CYBER30 Click here to shop.

Shopbop: Spend $250+ and save 15%, Spend $500+ and save 20%, spend $1,000+ and save 25% , S’well and Stuart Weitzman style level exclusions. Now trough 11/30. Use coupon code GOBIG15 Click here to shop.

Tory Burch: Spend $250 and save 30% off now through 11/30 with coupon code THANKS. She has the most amazing handbags, I hope to snag this one. My favorite boots are on sale here. Click here to shop.

If you would like some fashionable holiday gift ideas, please check out my Holiday Gift Guide, and my Handbag Gift Guide. Happy shopping, happy holidays, and stay fabulous 😉