November 29, 2013

Black Friday: Because Only In America Do People Trample Each Other Exactly One Day After Being Thankful For What They Already Have

If you're anything like me, then there is NO flipping way you're stepping foot in a store today, tomorrow, Sunday ... hell, maybe not even until after the New Year. 

I can't handle hundreds of crazed people in a confined space for more than five minutes - I can hardly go to the mall on a regular old Monday - but luckily we live in a world where we can save time, gas money and our sanity, all while still being able to take advantage of great Black Friday deals ... PLUS we can shop in our underwear. Score.

Below I've put together a little gift guide of my favorite things, as well as Black Friday codes that you can use at over 50 online retail stores. Happy Shopping!

(all items below are clickable & will take you right to the store where you can purchase them!)


Aldo: Save an extra 30% off all reduced footwear + 50% off select men's footwear, discount applied at checkout

Alice + Olivia: 25% off everything, discount applied at checkout

American Eagle: 50% off everything + free shipping with code 067624T1

Ann Taylor: 50% off everything with code ANNTHANKS

Anthropologie: 50% off sale items until 11am; 25% off sale items after 11am, discount applied at checkout

ASOS: 20% off everything with code GIMME20

Banana Republic: 40% off everything with code BRBLACK

BaubleBar: 15% off 2 items with code FRIDAY15; 25% off 3 items with code FRIDAY25; 35% off 4+ items with code FRIDAY35

Betsey Johnson: 30% off everything with code SHOP30

Bobbi Brown: Receive a full-size Extreme Party Mascara and a travel-size Makeup Remover with code TGIBF

Club Monaco: Save an extra 30% off sale items with code THANKS30

Clinique: Select a free Deluxe Moisture Trio with a $35 purchase + free shipping on every order with code OILY or DRY. Receive 4 free makeup minis with any $25 purchase + free shipping with code PRETTY

C. Wonder: 30% off 3 or more items with code GIFTS30 + free shipping on orders of $75+

dELiA*s: Save an extra 40% off + receive free shipping with code HOLIDAY

Dorothy Perkins: 25% off all full-price items using code HOLIDAY25 + free shipping on orders over $30 with code DPSHIP30

e.l.f.: Buy 1 item, get the 2nd 50% off + receive a $10 gift card with code BLKFRI on all orders $30+

Express: 50% off until noon, 40% off after noon, discount applied at checkout

Forever 21: Extra 50% off sale items with code EXTRA50

Gap: 50% off everything, discount applied at checkout

H&M: Up to 70% off select items + free shipping on orders over $50 with code 1088

J. Crew: 30% off with code HOLIDAY

J. Crew Factory: 50% off with code HOLIDAY50

JewelMint: 50% off full-priced items + free mystery gift with $50+ purchase, discount applied at checkout $25 off a purchase over $100, $50 off a purchase over $150, $75 off a purchase over $200 with code BF75

Hollister: 40% off, discount applied at checkout

Kohl's: 15% off everything with code ROCKSAVE + $15 cash back for every $50 spent

LOFT: 40% off everything with code ENJOY

Lord & Taylor: $20 off a purchase of $150+ with code BONUS. 20% off regular + sale items with code THANKS

Macy's: 20-50% off select items; extra 15% off with code THANKS

Madewell: 25% off with code FEAST25

Max & Chloe: 20% off plus $30 giftcard with purchase over $150 with code BLACK20MC

Nine West: 50% off all boots & booties; 30% off handbags & accessories; extra 25% off with purchase of $125 or more + free shipping on all orders, discount applied at checkout

Nordstrom: 33% off select brands, discount applied at checkout

NYX Cosmetics: 30% off at checkout with code LMBF13

Old Navy: 30% off with code PRESENT

Piperlime: 25% off site wide + 40% off sale items with code GIFT

Rent the Runway: Save 20% with code RTR2013

Revolve Clothing: Up to 75% off on select styles, discount applied at checkout

Sephora: Each of the following items are $10:
Wei Pore Purifying and Brightening Collection (miniature sizes)
Tocca Florence Travel Fragrance Duo
Philosophy Purity Made Simple (12 fl. oz.)
bareMinerals Enchanting Eyes (Eyeshadow Duo and Miniature-sized Prime Time)
LORAC Fan Favorite (Eyeshadow and Eyeliner)
Clean Rollerball Set (miniature sizes)
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant in Vanilla Grapefruit (miniature size)
Nails Inc. Crystaltastic Nails
Bliss Soay Suds Body Wash + Bubble Bath (16 oz., available in four scents)
Tarte Little Miracles Best Selling Essentials (miniature sizes)
Josie Maran Argan Hand Healers Set (miniature sizes)
Vita Liberata Rich Face + Mini Mitt Duo (miniature sizes)
Stila Artful Eye Collector’s Palette (available in three varieties)
Stila Collage of Color Lip & Cheek Palette
Kate Somerville Dermal Quench Liquid Lift Treatment (miniature size)
Buxom Curtain Call Set (Mascara + Full-On Lipstick)
Sephora Collection Sparklers Brush Set
Too Faced Better Than Sex Amazing Eyes Set (miniature sizes)
Buxom Havana Full-On Lipstick
Alterna Caviar Moisture Trio (miniature sizes)
The Art of Shaving The 4 Elements of the Perfect Shave Set (miniature sizes)
Living Proof The Full Collection (miniature sizes)
Boscia Pore Perfection Set (miniature sizes)
Formula X Asap Real Nail Lacquer Duo Pack
Ole Henriksen Clean Sweep Duo (miniature sizes)
Bite Lush Lip Trio (miniature sizes)

ShopBop: Spend $250 and save 15%; spend $500 and save 20%; spend $1000+ and save 25% with code BIGEVENT13

Smashbox: 25% off with $50+ purchase + free shipping and samples with code HOLIDAY25

Stella & Dot: Extra 25% off sale items, prices as marked

Steve Madden: 30% off + free shipping with code THANKFUL30

Stila Cosmetics: Free full Lip Glaze Set with $40 purchase with code THANKS

Target: 40% off dresses, sweaters & denim + free shipping when you spend $50 or more, discount applied at checkout

The Limited: 40% off + free shipping, discount applied at checkout

TOMS: $10 off any $50 purchase + free shipping, discount applied at checkout

Tory Burch: 20% off orders over $300; 25% off orders over $500; 30% off orders over $750 + free shipping with code HOLIDAY

TopShop: 30% off select styles + free shipping, discount applied at checkout

Urban Outfitters: 50% off all sale items + free shipping, discount applied at checkout

Victoria's Secret: $30 off $150 with code 30OFF150; receive free tote with $70 purchase with code FRIDAY

Walgreens: 25% off regular priced items with code TURKEY25

West Elm: 10% off orders over $100; 15% off orders over $250; 20% off orders over $500; 25% off orders over $1,000 with code STOCKUP

Happy Shopping! 



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  1. SO with you on this one!!! Also has SUPER cute bags and is having a sale starting tomorrow until monday that is buy one get one free with code: BOGO... OR 40% off one bag with code: 40PERCENT

  2. I'm the same way. I don't shop Black Friday. I like to go to the Mall in my yoga pants and a baggy sweater on a Tuesday morning when nobody is there. I like to take my time and not have to dodge crazies. I don't know what possesses people to want to spend 2 hours trying to find a parking spot! No way!


  3. I'm usually exactly the same way as you. But this year I did have to give in because I wanted a camera that Target had and I didn't want to wait... but having worked there for three years, I knew that going two hours after they opened would = no lines, less of a crowd & I'd still get what I came for. So I got in, got out & nobody had to witness me have a nervous breakdown in the middle of the store! But I will definitely be doing online shopping for the actual Christmas gifts today! Annnnd maybe some Forever 21 deals for myself ;)

    Jamie @
    The Growing Up Diaries

  4. Wow, great list! It's nice all the deals can still be had from the safety of your own home. There are some crazies out there today!

  5. I just spent WAY too much money because of you haha!

  6. Thank you for posting this! I've never participated in Black Friday either... But the online shopping thing I think I can handle :)


  7. Yep I am staying away from the mall this weekend! I am not happy in a crowd of sweaty people stomping around.

  8. I spent way TOO much money yesterday on online shopping! Ahh, already a broke!

  9. Love the gift guide! I may now be doing some extra shopping!!

  10. Wow! I can't believe how many codes there are! AND I love your gift guide! Lots of super cute stuff!

  11. I went out around 11am on Friday and was SHOCKED at how empty the stores were! I just wanted to stop by the Coach outlet quickly for a gift for my brother (only stood in line 5 minutes) but my mom and I decided to spend the morning at the outlet mall because it was so empty. It did start to get busy around 1pm though...I assume all the crazies that were out the night before were still sleeping mid-morning! We then came home and did the rest of our shopping online at home :)


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