The best Black Friday 2015 sales (petite-friendly edition)

holiday lounge outfit - christmas sweater leggings white kitchen
Ann Taylor sweater c/o (50% off w/CELEBRATE), Baublebar necklace (30% off w/THX), Anthro mugs (25% off w/SHOPTOIT), Kate Spade thermos (25% off w/MERCI)
Happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate! This year, we're staying cozy on Black Friday at home in our PJs. My family used to brave the hectic crowds each year (starting earlier and earlier until my dad would skip dinner altogether) - I've finally convinced them that sales are just as good online, plus you can shop from the comfort of your own couch ; ) Here are some of the best sales, including great deals on a few favorite items in my closet:

Sorel - 25% off some of their best-selling insulated weather boots + free shipping, including my Winter Fancy Lace ii boots (worn here)! These very rarely go on sale and are usually sold out by wintertime. They run a little small - I mistakenly mentioned I have a 5.5 but just checked and mine are a 6! I didn't notice I got the wrong size because they fit fine with thick socks on (for reference, I'm usually a 5 to 5.5 in most other brands). They're not lightweight shoes but they do keep your feet very warm. The Caribou boot is another popular option for even heavier snow conditions, and don't forget functional gifts for your men (Nick has these Cheyanne boots and suggests going up half a size)...


Baublebar - 30% off site-wide w/ code THX, with free everyday shipping & returns. There's several pieces I love from here including the slim bar pendant worn above (I have in gold & want it in silver & rose gold too!) and of course my favorite bib necklace (last worn here). I just picked up this cute personalize-able travel jewelry roll for a gift.

Ann Taylor - 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE. I adore the sweater worn above and the bow heels (both styled in this post; limited sizes left) and just got this luxe faux-fur collar in plum. I also love a good winter white piece for this season. I haven't personally tried this boiled wool jacket or cream sweater dress but they have solid reviews.

Anthropologie - 25% off site-wide w/SHOPTOIT. Reviewed the shrunken Hei Hei bomber jacket + pretty Byron Lars dress in this post and the comfy curved poncho sweater in this post. Also the holiday monogram mugs (pictured above) are back! They make great gifts, esp packed full of goodies (I usually use mine as makeup brush and lip gloss holders : )

ASOS - 30% off everything w/ code BLESSED. Free shipping & easy free returns on orders over $40! Their petites run small and their blanket scarves (I have the tartan & here's another cute one) are oversized & cozy. Also, my bridal shower white lace dress (size up; see on me) is still in stock in all petite sizes & a good price with the promo!

J.Crew Factory: - 50% off everything & free ship over $50 w/ SHIPGIFTS. I've been very impressed by their stuff this season. I just love my tartan popover (try regular sizing if you have longer arms) and pom beanie below, and recently got to try on a few more items pictured below which all fit really well. Here's a peek of how some of the below items look on me in my usual sizes 00/xxs. The new arrival wool-blend topcoat in petites disappeared in the blink of an eye in the camel color, but is still fully avail. in the green. Ladies who can usually wear a 0P or up could try the regular sizing which is still in stock starting in 00. It's a very decent tailored coat for the price, reminiscent of a combo between their lady day + regents coat.
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1. wool-blend coat 2. striped dress (I didn't think it ran large in petites) 3. cable sweater 
4. beanie (sold out; similar on sale!) 5. sequin skirt (00p is 12.5" across waist) 6. pants

Nordstrom - extra 25% off many sale items, ends 11/30. Sizes are going quickly, so the best way to shop is to visit their Black Friday sale page and then filter by a category (ie. womens clothing or womens shoes) and your size.

Kate Spade - 25% off your order with code MERCI, and everyday free shipping & returns. The striped thermos pictured above brightens up my mornings, but heads up, you must carefully align the lid when screwing it on otherwise it will leak. My party-perfect structured bow back dress which is very petite-friendly (worn in this post) is already on markdown plus eligible for the additional discount! Other picks are the cedar street harmony mini bag I have, or this highly-reviewed cameron street satchel ($156 down from $348) in a rich burgundy or forest green. Please note items marked down 50% or more are final sale.

7 for All Mankind - amazing 40% off site-wide on designer denim + free ship w/ code BLACK40. I like their ankle skinnies (may fit petites as regular jeans w/ no alterations needed) which start in a size 23. Been eying the leather-look ones in black or mink - let me know if anyone has info on sizing/fit for these!

J.Crew - 40% off select items and 30% off everything else w/ code HOLIDAY. With the addition of their latest sizes 000 and xxxs petite - I imagine the ladies who have to get everything altered must be thrilled at this option! Here's some of my favorites which I haven't seen yet at these prices:
- Wintress Puffer Coat - I love the stylish removable faux fur hood, and the flattering belted silhouette (despite being a puffer). Please note I found the petite sizing to run pretty small and shorter in the sleeves - size up if you want to layer, or try regular sizing if you have longer arms. I have my usual xxsp and after wearing a few times, wish I tried a size up!
- Cambridge cable turtleneck - one of their classics that is often excluded from sale. Runs slim and sleeves fit narrow, so size up if you want it to fit like it does on the model.
- A cropped swing trench is one of my most worn pieces, and I keep mentioning this J.Crew version as the best dupe I've found starting in tiny petite sizing. I can't believe it's still left in all sizes and on major clearance for $54 (from $138)!
- Icon trench - very classic and reminiscent of Burberry style. Often on backorder and rarely on sale, but it's part of the 30% off today.
- I haven't personally tried this, but here's a newer-arrival petite wool Melton coat still left in most sizes and colors at 40% off.
- No 2 wool pencil skirt - a work staple; I have dusty cedar and ivory which usually don't last through bigger sales. I have to get all my pencil skirts altered except this one - the 000 petite has a 24" waist and is a snug fit. Please note this size is much too small for me in everything else at J.Crew...I only size down for the pencil skirts because I like them to fit higher on the waist.

25 comments:

  1. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thanks for helping us!!! ����

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  2. Been waiting for this, thanks Jean! Happy thanksgiving!

    Xo
    Joyce
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    A doctor's guide to health and beauty!

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  3. I tried on the Target leggings, but they were too snug and stuff on me. They looked more like sweats on the rack, but oh well. I did get sweaters and 2 Star Wars tees 40% off Wed., so that made me happy.

    I've also ordered stuff from Old Navy at 40% off, and some fun Christmas socks from Kohls.

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  4. Oh - re: the Sorel boot - I'm a straight 5.5. Should I get a 6, or go up a full size?

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    1. I would suggest a 6 for sorel then. And I sized up on the target sweater leggings so they'd fit more comfy like sweats!

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    2. Yeah, their XS is really small!

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  5. Hi Jean,
    I have been eyeing the faux fur collar from AT for a while but not sure to get it yet because it was not clear in the description if there is some kind of attachment on that. It looks like it can be worn a few ways so I am curious.. Could you do a review on that?
    Thanks so much!

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    1. Hi Nikki! There is one clasp partway down the collar to keep it secured if you wear it as a regular collar, say on top of a plain coat or something. In their online listing, the second way they showed it tossed over the shoulder doesn't seem to be secured by anything, and the third way (very cute - will have to try) looks like it's just tied once in a knot-style. Faux fur can often go wrong...this one is super soft and actually looks luxurious, so I'd recommend : )

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    2. Jean, thanks so much for the detail info. I love how you are always generous with your product reviews. You're the best!

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  6. Love your legging so much! Nice look!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  7. what size do u wear for the J crew factory ankle pants?

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    1. I'm trying on a 00p - they fit pretty comparable to the sloan ankle pants in the same size but might be a little shorter (I don't have both together to compare!). A big difference tho is side zip entry for the JCF and regular front for the sloans.

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    2. Im torn between both pants=( getting them both is not an option. hehehe..

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  8. Hi Jean! I've been eyeing the wintress puffer since you posted about it on Facebook, and want to make the purchase now that it's 40% off! I'm struggling with what size to get...I would normally get XXSP (I'm 5' 2 and 105 pounds) - if you were in my shoes, would you go for the XXSP or XSP? Understand it runs small, but just don't want it to be too big. Thanks!

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    1. Hi Clara! I would suggest the XSP over the XXSP. Also, do you usually have trouble with J.Crew petite coats being too short in the sleeves? I am five feet tall with short arms and even found the xxsp sleeves to be borderline short - I know some of my petite friends will do their regular sizing instead just for coats, so you could possibly try a xxs regular as well.

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  9. Love all the sales this year!!

    www.maggiealamode.com

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  10. Hi Jean! What size are you wearing for the AT peplum? I am 4'10'' so I was not sure if the XXS would fit me, please help! Thank you :)

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    1. Hi! I'm wearing xxsp and it runs small and short. I haven't washed it yet so not sure if it'll shrink.

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  11. Hi Jean!
    What a pretty kitchen! Did you do the decorating yourself? I really the knobs and pulls. May I ask where you got them?
    Thanks :)

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    1. Hi ~ thank you! Yes we had it renovated...the cabinet hardware is Martha Stewart from Home Depot (and are a pretty good value : )

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  12. Thank you SO much for sharing this!!!!

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  13. Thanks!! Another question about your beautiful kitchen! - What kind of countertops do you have? Thanks again!

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    1. Jean, I second this request! Your whole kitchen is gorgeous.

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