I'm a Fashion Editor and These Are the 20 Items I’m Buying on Black Friday
I respect those individuals who save up with the goal of buying a new mattress or scoring a 4K TV on major markdown the day after Thanksgiving. But if you’re anything like me, you're spending a large chunk of Black Friday shopping all things fashion. From luxe diamond earrings to the jeans I can't wait to wear while working from home, here are the clothes, accessories and jewelry finds I'm adding to my shopping cart today for Black Friday.
1. Franco Sarto Harmond Square Toe Boot
The square toe and architectural heel on these faux-snakeskin booties make them look infinitely more expensive than they really are...especially when you factor in that they’re an extra 36-percent off at Nordstrom right now.
2. Missoma Gold Axiom Chain Necklace
The entire Missoma website is 25 percent off for the week of Black Friday. So, if you buy one thing from the trendy jewelry brand, make it the multitasking Axiom necklace. Not only will it became a staple of your next neck mess but the adjustable chain can be worn a number of different ways—including as a choker and a lariat.
3. Dior Diorizon 2 51MM Square Sunglasses
While not technically part of Saks's Black Friday sale, these Dior sunglasses are going for less than $200. And they have that cool-but-not-too-trendy vibe that will make them your go-to for at least the next year. If not the next two years. Sound investment, indeed.
4. Madewell Pointelle Cable Cardigan Sweater
How sweet is this lavender cardi? Use the code VERYMERRY for 50 percent off this and most everything else on site for an extra cozy winter wardrobe refresh. (P.S., this pointelle knit comes in cream and olive green, too.)
Available in sizes XXS to XL
5. Lululemon Invigorate High-Rise Tight 25“
Lululemon’s hotly anticipated Black Friday deals are finally available, so if you need me I’ll be stocking up on all the cozy leggings. Because if my mother taught me anything, it's that you must buy cozy, comfy, quality staples like these in multiples when they go on sale.
Available in sizes 0 to 12
6. White + Warren Cashmere Travel Wrap
Yes, this super-soft cashmere wrap makes travel feel a touch less stressful, but it also works just as well if you’re only going as far as the end of the driveway to pick up the newspaper.
7. Chloé Small C Convertible Leather Bag
You can never go wrong with a classic neutral-hued leather crossbody, but this Chloé one is particularly stunning, not to mention timeless.
9. Mizuki Sea Of Beauty 14K Yellow-Gold Diamond Stud Earrings
These double diamond studs are delicate but a step above the average solitaire earring. Basically, they're an everyday, super wearable classic. (And yes, you should treat yourself to a pair.)
10. AMO Harlow Jeans
I already have a pair of AMO jeans in my arsenal and I can confirm they're the softest denim I've ever put my hands on. But I wouldn't mind adding this loose, distressed style to my daily lineup. With the Anthropologie 30 percent off site-wide Black Friday sale, I plan on buying them ASAP.
Available in sizes 23 to 32
11. Sabina Musayev Celia Top
This year has been all about finding Zoom-ready tops that will look professional and chic over video calls but are just as comfy as our PJs (or at least come close enough). This hot pink cutie looks gorgeous on its own but also layers beautifully under a crewneck sweater for some extra warmth.
Available in sizes XS to L
12. Carou Love Letters to William Drop Earrings
I can’t get enough of the draped chains on these stunning gold earrings. And while they feel super special, they’re not so fancy that I can’t sport them on the regular, just for coffee with friends.
13. Staud Eli Vegan Leather Pant
Leather pants—faux or real—are a purchase you will be so grateful for when the temps dip below freezing. Seriously, they’re much warmer than jeans. Not to mention, this whiskey color will go great with cream, white, black...and basically any other neutral already in your wardrobe. Just don't forget to use code HOLIDAY to score 25 percent off.
Available in sizes 0 to 12
14. Halogen Leopard Cashmere Sweater
Trust me when I say you'll never regret investing in another cashmere sweater. This bad boy will get plenty of wear, whether you rock it with sweats on the couch or leather pants for a night on the town (or on Zoom). Plus, the grey leopard print feels so much fresher than the usual tan and black combo.
Available in sizes XS to XXL
15. Maidenform Bike Short With Cool Comfort
After months of wearing bike shorts and leggings almost exclusively, I can confirm that these Maidenform are the comfiest, most flattering style that money can buy. The wide waistband provides a hug of support while the Cool Comfort fabric won't leave you actually dripping sweat after you wear these to work out (though no shame if you only intend to wear these on the couch for movie night).
Available in sizes S to XXL
16. Sanctuary Essential V-Neck Crop & Essential Knitwear Pant
Do I need another loungewear set? My stuffed dresser drawers would say probably not. But that isn't stopping me from scoring this soothing cream colored two-piece from Sanctuary. There's something about the cropped V-neck sweater that sold me on this particular style. FWIW, their entire site is 30 percent off through Black Friday weekend (excluding their masks!).
Available in sizes XXS to XXL
17. JW Pei Mila Shoulder Bag
My favorite affordable handbag brand is offering 10 percent off everything with the code BLACK10. This means I can finally score this pleated shoulder bag (that's made of vegan leather and has a removable strap). At this price, I might even get it in ivory, too...
18. Ba&sh Calla Sweater
Half-zip sweaters have emerged as a mini trend over the past few weeks. Which means I bookmarked this cream version a week ago. Most of Ba&sh's lineup is 30 percent off for the shopping holiday—this knit included.
Available in sizes XS to L
19. Bleusalt The Shorty Crew
This might look like a basic long-sleeve tee but it's lined with a super soft material that could seriously rival the feel of cashmere. How's that for elevating an everyday basic? FYI, it comes in ten vibrant colors, including two tie-dye options. So I give you full permission to buy this style in bulk.
Available in sizes 00 to 22
20. Paris Texas Faded Python Print Wrap Sandals
I might be wearing these from the living room to the kitchen (and back again) for the time being, but this celeb-adored brand makes such great footwear. And you absolutely can't beat this under-$100 price tag, thanks to Shopbop's current winter markdowns. Do not, I repeat, do not wait to add these to cart!
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