Hello friend! Well we made it to Thanksgiving. And with this season comes a lot of shopping. Between the black Friday sales and all of the upcoming holiday sales, these months have always been heavy spending seasons for me. This year I am trying to be strategic. See my sale picks and reasons below.

Strategy 1: Pick Sales with Deepest Discounts

This year J. Crew is having an unprecedented 40% off sale. Because I have always been a big fan of theirs, I cannot pass up such a great deal. Furthermore, since I shop there often, I know my sizes. Therefore, I can comfortably shop from home! Here are my picks.

I am adoring the black and red plaid of the Stewart print. It’s a colorway I have not seen before, so I had to have it! I think it will be a perfect holiday piece. The only concern is paring down which one of the three items I’m eyeing to purchase… thoughts?

Other options for holiday tops are these three pretties. The bow tops are seasonal yet classic, making either a wise purchase. The black lace peplum top (which also comes in pink and nude) is another lovely holiday piece.

My last three picks are more work appropriate. First is this blush pink turtleneck sweater. Because I have been wanting to purchase one for over a year, this will definitely be a smart purchase. The blue and white striped bell sleeve tee will also be a versatile item. I adore the petiteness of the sleeves. It gives a nod to the trend, while still being classic. Lastly, that gorgeous skirt is a complete must have. I adore the bold color and the fun nautical theme

Strategy 2: Try Something New

Why not take the opportunity of a good sale to purchase an item you may not have purchased otherwise. Go ahead, try a new brand, attempt that trend, or change up your colors. I was excited to see the fantastic deals at Banana Republic: everything is 50% off. Therefore, I could try some fun new items. The ones that caught my eye the most are these:

I’ve been wanting a couple of more sweaters, so this one and this one will be perfect additions to my wardrobe. Another item I’ve been wanting to wear more is a tweed jacket. This pretty scalloped one stole my heart. Last, I wouldn’t mind adding some sequins to my closet. That is one texture I do not have much of, so a sale item would be a perfect remedy.

Strategy 3: Update your Wardrobe Essentials

Use this opportunity to purchase fun essentials. A great place for that is shopbop. They have both classic staples as well as on trend pieces. Consider a neutral shoulder bag like this one. This is also a good time to stock up on or replace worn out boots. Lastly, consider a fun yet timeless clutch to get you through this and future holidays. I am also eyeing this amazing glittery one here.

I also always shop the Baublebar sale to update my jewels for the upcoming holidays. Here are the ones I am fawning over. Basically anything glitzy and glamorous is on my list!

I hope that my tips will help you pare down your black Friday sale list. Let me know what you’re thinking of buying!

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