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Black Friday 2014 sales deals and steals


black friday sales and deals 2014

Black Friday is upon us, that means amazing deals on gifts for the holiday season; and ourselves! Instead of braving the long lines and making your feet hurt for days, do Black Friday the chic way; at home in your fuzzy slippers while shopping online! Love that!

There are thousands of Black Friday sales, deals and steals for the 2014 holiday season; how can they be navigated? Never fear, I have navigated them for you!

Without further adieu, here is a curated list of the most fashionable sales, deals and steals for Black Friday 2014. Happy shopping, and stay fabulous ūüėČ

Alice + Olivia: Save 25% off site-wide and enjoy free shipping starting on 11/26 and going through 12/1! Shop online here.

Anthropologie: Huge sale site-wide! To shop the sale, please click here.

ASOS: Save 30% from 11/26 through 11/30. Use code TGIBF at checkout. Click here to shop the sale.

Banana Republic: Save 50% of off one full-priced item. Use coupon code BRFIFTY upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Bauble Bar: Save 15% two items. Use code FRIDAY15 upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Bloomingdales: Save 50% off selected merchandise 11/25 through 11/29. Click here to shop the Black Friday sale.

DVF: Save 40% off selected styles 11/25 through 12/1. Also save 15% off on Black Friday with coupon code FRIDAY15. Click here to shop the sale.

Express: Save 50% off site-wide! Click here to shop.

Free People: Save 50% off selected items. Click here to shop.

Gap: Save 50% off site-wide. Use coupon code BLKFRIDAY upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Geluxury: Starts at midnight on 11/28 and ends at 11:59pm 12/1. Their luxurious slippers are to-die-for! Online at

J. Crew: Save 30% off select full-price styles and additional 40% off sale + free shipping, no minimum. Use coupon code HOLIDAY upon checkout. Click here to shop the J. Crew sale.

Joie: Save 25% off site-wide. Use coupon code THANKS upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Kendra Scott: Save 15% off site-wide. Use coupon code BFCM2014 upon checkout. 11/26 through 12/1. Click here to shop.

Luisa Via Roma: Save an extra 20% off. Use code BFRS upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Madewell: Save 25% off your entire purchase. 11/25 through 11/30. Use code GIFTON upon checkout. Click here to shop the sale online.

Moda Operandi: 50% off select items. 11/27 only. Click here to shop.

ModCloth: Save 50% hundreds of new arrivals! 11/26 through 11/30 ending at 10am PST. Click here to shop.

Need Supply Co.: Save 30% off sale items. 11/26 through 11/30. Click here to shop the Black Friday sale.

Nordstrom: Big deals and steals through the site. Click here to shop.

Piperlime: Save 25% off site-wide. 11/27 only. Use coupon code THANKFUL25 upon checkout. Click here to shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue: Save 60% of select styles. 11/26-11/28. Save up to 50% off 11/29-11/30. Click here to shop.

Shopbop: Tiered promotion: 15% off $250, 20% off $500, 25% off $1000. Use coupon code GOBIG14 at checkout. To shop this sale, please click here.

TOMS: Save 25% off everything. Use coupon code CHEERS. 11/27 through 12/1. Click here to shop.

Zappos: For every order placed on Zappos from Black Friday to Cyber Monday, Zappos will donate 10 meals to families in need, in partnership with Feeding America. Their commitment is to donate up to 5,000,000 meals ($500,000). That many meals would feed the entire state of Kentucky! Through Feeding America’s bulk discounts, subsidies, etc. they’re able to use $1 in donations to generate 10 meals. Feeding America is a national top-rated charity with a network of over 200 food banks, and supporting 61,000 local charities in all 50 states, DC, and Puerto Rico. Click here to shop this fabulous deal and way to give back this holiday season.

Zinke: Save 40% off almost everything on the website. 11/24 through 11/30. Click here to shop.

Saks Fifth Avenue presents Oscar de la Renta resort 2015 to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe




Saks Fifth Avenue presented Oscar de la Renta’s’ resort 2015 collection on Saturday, August 2, 2014 at a private residence on Lake Tahoe in Incline Village to benefit the League to Save Lake Tahoe. This beautiful fundraising event featured a silent auction, competitive live auction, and a beautiful backdrop of the lake.¬†

Oscar de la Renta’s runway show presented by Saks Fifth Avenue was the highlight of the event. The runway show featured Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2015 collection which was filled with beautiful daytime, evening and gala attire. The color palette included black/white prints, navy/white prints, metallic hues, bright pink, bright yellow, pastel grey, pastel pink and pastel blue. The overall vibe of the show was feminine and playful while maintaining the utmost in sophistication which Oscar de la Renta is known for.¬†

At the conclusion of the event, lucky guests went backstage to pre-order their favorite looks from the Oscar de la Renta’s resort 2015 runway before the public has access to view the collection. Orders were taken by sponsor Saks Fifth Avenue.

It is anticipated that the League of Lake Tahoe raised more money this year than last as evidenced by the successful live auction where guests won auction items by bidding anywhere from $18,000 to $60,000. 

To learn more about the League to Save Lake Tahoe and how you can help keep Tahoe blue, please visit 

To learn more about Saks Fifth Avenue, please visit

Interview with Christian McCulloch from Dolce & Gabbana beauty

Christian McCulloch was at Saks Fifth Avenue today and I had the honor of interviewing him! McCulloch is Dolce & Gabbana‚Äôs National Make-Up Artist who is highly sought-after by fashion-savvy celebrities.¬†He recently did Anne Hathaway‚Äôs make-up for a voice-over she was filming and gave her the current, hottest look in beauty on the red carpet; the smoky eye, matte face and nude lips. In order to achieve this look, McCulloch used the ‚ÄúTrue Monica‚ÄĚ collection from Dolce & Gabbana¬†which give her a natural, classic look.

The ‚ÄúTrue Monica‚ÄĚ beauty collection from Dolce & Gabbana was inspired by the designing duo‚Äôs current muse, Monica Bellucci. The collection features the perfect¬†eye shadow quad¬†Smoky¬†for the ultimate ‚ÄúSmoky Eye‚ÄĚ and three ‚Äúnude‚ÄĚ shades of¬†nail polish;¬†Gentle, Perfection¬†and¬†Petal;¬†which are¬†described by Christian McCulloch as ‚Äúthe ultimate chic nail color.‚ÄĚ

One of the amazing features of Dolce & Gabbana’s eye shadow, pointed out to me by Christian McCulloch, was the fact that you can wet the eye shadow to create a thin eye liner without damaging the eye shadow itself. How fabulous is that! There are so many eye shadow’s out there which are automatically ruined if they become wet; so it is welcome news that Dolce & Gabbana’s eye shadow can become wet and still maintain its’ original state.

Christian McCulloch does the beauty looks for iconic celebrities including Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone, Michelle Williams, Katie Holmes, Christian Hendricks and Olivia Wilde. Due to this fact, he is the premiere source for the hottest trends in red carpet beauty. The ‚ÄúTrue Monica‚ÄĚ collection from Dolce & Gabbana exemplifies this look with the smoky eye, chic nude¬†nails¬†and soft lips. This is the number one beauty look on the red carpet for 2013!

I love the neutral palette of the ‚ÄúTrue Monica‚ÄĚ collection from Dolce & Gabbana. As a big fan of summer 2013‚Äôs prints and bright colors, this beauty collection compliments the current trends without competing with them. Love that!
Christian McCulloch also told me about a new trend in beauty. Over the past several years the “dewy” face has been the “it” look in foundation or skin. There is a new trend towards a matte face. The matte face is the new¬†look in skin and of course there is a new matte foundation by Dolce & Gabbana to suit this trend!

The matte foundation and concealer, which arrived at Saks Fifth Avenue stores in February 2013, offer a matte finish with spf. Love this! There is also a wide array of colors to suit any skin tone; making it the ultimate go-to for any beauty aficionado. 

There you have it! The current beauty trends are here. Look for sultry, smoky eyes, sensual nude lips and nails on a matte foundation. Fabulous!

Below are a few photos of the Dolce & Gabbana beauty collection at Saks Fifth Avenue Union Square in San Francisco. To shop this collection online, please visit or the shopping widget at the bottom of this article. Happy shopping, stay beautiful and of course, stay fabulous 

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Dolce & Gabbana beauty collection at Saks Fifth Avenue on Union Square in San Francisco. From top; 1) “True Monica” beauty collection marketing photos, 2) Alternate view of the “True Monica” collection,¬†3) Matte Foundation collection, 4) “True Monica” collection, 5)¬†“Monica” lipsticks, 6)¬†Christian McCulloch and me!

Photo credit: Cathy/Bay Area Fashionista 2013©