I may be the only blogger who doesn't enjoy shopping on Black Friday, or during the Holidays for that matter. It gives me the worst anxiety being out amongst throngs of people making mad dashes for just about anything with "sale" listed. I do however carefully watch from a distance, usually during a coffee or lunch outing. Nate and I can't help but laugh at all of the craziness. Some of it is just too much for my nerves.

I can't even remember if I created gift or sale guides in the past, but I thought it would be useful this year to remind you ladies about my must-haves in the style and beauty departments. I myself have already done some early shopping, picking up another twill moto jacket from Express (they are back in stock and in all colors from what I could see). So here we go:

From Express:
(I got another in Stone. For reference, I take a size 8 in these jackets)

(I have one in white, black, and recently just purchased pink for my upcoming Oahu trip)

(Comfortable and thicker than your average)

(Comes in so many colors and prints and is my ultimate must-have)

From Loft:
(But all of their denim is great, and for the price, I highly recommend giving them a try)

Chambray shirt, similar

From Sole Society & J.Crew:
Sole Society makes the cutest, most feminine shoes! And the best part? They are affordable! They are available through their own site, or at Nordstrom. 

I love J.Crew for more luxurious pumps, although I don't splurge often. I do think that when they are are on sale though, it's time to jump! My favorite are the blue pumps pictured above, but I also love their mirrored metallic pumps.

**I've heard through the grapevine that my other standard shop spots like Banana Republic and Old Navy will also have sales for Black Friday.**

As for beauty, I highly recommend stocking up on gift sets at Sephora and Ulta. You really can get a lot for your money. Not to mention gift cards always come in handy. Some of my suggestions:

Soap & Glory Hand Food for stocking stuffers 
(I'm on tube numero dos)

Other sales include Stella & Dot and Benevolent Jewels for pretty bits and baubles. I'm eyeing two pieces from Elizabeth Stone, formerly known as Oia Jules. That may be the extent of my "me" shopping.

I hope this was somewhat helpful in case you're brave enough to venture out into the shops this weekend. If not, there's always Cyber Monday. 

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I'll be back next week after a nice break with family and friends. As always, thank you for stopping by and reading :)


  1. Love this post Noelle! So fun to see your list of favorites (and how many overlap with mine - hee hee). I love those Olyvia pumps (and they are on a big sale right now) but they are sold out in my size. BOO.
    Gina - On the Daily Express

    1. Awww, they seem to sell out so quickly! There are a pair of mustard pumps that I pinned and I want them so badly but they are entirely sold out in every size! Hopefully they re-stock soon. I hope you are having a great weekend Gina :)

  2. I had no idea Oia Jules changed their name - it was such a memorable one too! I love the wrap sweater in the third pic!

    MY BLOG: ♥♥♥ Ella Pretty ♥♥♥

    1. Oh yes, I was surprised at the name change too. I love her jewelry. I just ordered a bracelet from her using a discount code :)

  3. Noelle I am with you girl! Shopping black Friday through the New Year gives me so much anxiety. I'd much rather shop online and beat the crowds....or just give gift cards to everyone lol. I'm not a very thoughtful gift giver! This is a great alternative to the gift guide because it actually shows how the pieces can be incorporated into ones wardrobe! Anyways, wishing you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving:)!

    1. Thank you so much! I appreciate the feedback. I wear all of this stuff constantly, probably a little too much on my blog but I can't afford to buy new things all the time. Online shopping is the best! Happy Thanksgiving to you as well :)

  4. Great list! Several of these things are on my wish list. I just love those silver pumps! I drool every time you wear the. Hope you had a marvelous holiday.

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

    1. Thank you Amy Ann, they are so comfortable too. I hope you get them one day! They seem to be a J.Crew shoe staple. It took me over a year to finally buy them. I don't like spending money on shoes. I may be the only woman in America who admits that ;)

  5. I got the sweater leggings this weekend, and I love them! Definitely fell in love with how soft they are! Such a great roundup of favorites!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving weekend, Noelle! Lovin' that white dress :)

    xo, tasha
    twenty-something blog

  7. Great favorites! You look so lovely in all looks! You have such a great handbag collection!


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