Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones! Nick and I are spending this week at my parents' house, where we always have an interesting fusion feast of sorts. Black Friday sales started early online, and I've rounded up the best ones below! There's so many pieces included that I already own and love, or have seen in-person and was impressed by. I'm keeping this list continuously updated through this weekend, so definitely check back!
The deal: 50% off everything with CELEBRATE, ends 11/27.
Check out this adorable peplum sweater (see last year's version on me), this houndstooth top, and drape tweed jacket - all of which I tried on in my usual size and would recommend. Also this is a good opportunity to stock up on suede & leather pumps including my beloved Charlie bow pumps or these jazzy jeweled low heels.
The deal: Amazing 50% off all these styles (30% off everything else) with free shipping & returns. My top 2 recommendations are definitely the Narelle suede knee-high boots (still left in all sizes; see on me in gray sz 5) and the Marina over the knee boots (see my review). Both are beautiful quality, classic, and petite-friendly. Check out the sale handbags, coats, and mens section too for those on your gifting list!
The deal: 50% off + free shipping on everything! See recommendations from my recent his & hers outfit post, and these picks:
Classic trench coat starting in xxs in khaki, black, and red. Several of the reviews indicate this trench runs on the smaller and slimmer side. It caught my eye in-person because the material felt nice and water-resistant (not sure if it actually is) and gave the trench good structure, but I couldn't find my size to try on.
Favorite gray legging jeans - (see on me) I think about half of my friends ended up picking up a pair of these! So stretchy and comfy - the "short" length is great for someone my height (5 feet tall) so taller ladies might want to try the regular.
Quilted suede moto jacket - a very nice genuine suede jacket for the price, evidenced by great reviews. I thought an xs would be better suited for someone one size up from me.
Charles David OTK boots - *Update* Nordstrom Rack just got these in at a better price. Best affordable dupe I've found for the SW Lowlands, if you don't mind faux suede. I have these in the black sz 5 and would highly recommend. The almond toe shape + mini 1.5" heel looks classic. The shaft fit is pretty slim and stretchy, and as with most OTK boots will slouch a little throughout the day which I don't mind. Here's a genuine suede alternative from Aldo with a listed 12" calf circumference.
Marc Fisher suede booties - Dupe for the Stuart Weitzman booties, which are also on sale for 40% off! I picked these Marc Fisher ones out during a recent photoshoot and they were so comfy right out of the box with a traction sole, plus $59 is a steal for suede boots. Also from the same brand: a good dark bronze pump is hard to find, but these block-heel pumps are very close to my old ones (the color will surprise you as versatile neutral, esp. for holiday).
Buffalo plaid super soft robe (also in 6 solid colors and a petite version) - so. darn. cooozy. I never want to take this off. The xs regular goes a bit past my knees but the sleeves are actually a good length for my short arms! I woke up one morning and caught Nick nonchalantly sipping coffee while wearing (read: stretching out) my robe, and might've let out a shriek before forcing him to get his own. This unfortunately does not come in mens, but he got an xxxl which fits like a mens S - M.
Cable knit throw with poms ($39.99 from $120) - perfect holiday or housewarming gift. This one is nice, thick quality with plush pom poms. The chunkier knit throws are always pricey, so this is a great deal at about 70% off!
DVF hardshell spinner suitcase (on sale + extra 10% off w/ THANKS)- These are very lightweight and come in 3 sizes ... I found the smallest one to be too small, but the medium 24" is perfect as my checked bag. Granted these are not high quality suitcases like my Bric's, but they are a fraction of the price and I've yet to have any issues after using and checking mine at least a dozen times.
Sweater weather picks that I've tried on: open cardigan in a nice sturdy knit for wearing with tees & leggings/skinny jeans, petite dolman sweater that's a forgiving cross between tunics and capes/ponchos, and a lighter weight poncho that is not overwhelming on petites (under $20).
Petite coats with good reviews - lots of puffer options on major sale in several lengths, and the Calvin Klein ones start in size xxs petite!
The deal: Extra 20% off select already on-sale items, ends Sunday! So many closet favorites:
Franco Sarto knee-high boots for narrow calves, in sizes 4 to 13! I don't own these, but did try on a size 5 and the fit was definitely narrow and actually hit me below the knees. I personally prefer OTK boots, but wanted to share these for those who like lower shafts (more office-appropriate).
Halogen cashmere sweater in 15 colors and petite sizing - see on me here. Such a good price for 100% cashmere! It's a lighter weight piece but is super soft, and I love that it's a little longer with slits. The rainbow of colors means there's something for everyone on your gift list.
BP Trolley ankle booties - Best price I've seen for these in the solid colors. Don't miss them during the extra sale period! I have two colors and have worn them so much over the years. These run a tad small so I take sz 5.5 - see on me.
Sam Edelman Blake booties - see on me in sz 5 *Update* - thank you Laticia & Nikki for letting us know the Blake booties are just $73 with free ship on SE's website! Use code SAMSGIVING (Nordstrom price-matched btw, if you ordered there). I've been getting questions on this style vs. the BP Trolley. For me, the BP ones are a trusty everyday, lower casual bootie with a rounder toe which I wear to run errands or for longer periods of walking. The Sam Edelman ones are a little higher both in the heel and shaft, with an almond toe that has a more leg-lengthening effect.
Bobeau fleece drape cardigan - see on me. This is the lowest price I've seen this piece, with tons of colors and sizes left in stock! I give these as gifts every year, for new moms, Christmas, just because...
Stuart Weitzman "Urban" OTK boots with block heel for 40% off! (I haven't tried these)
J.Crew - 40% off your purchase with code HOLIDAY. They are the only brand to make petite 000 and xxxs (sounds ridiculous, but such is the world of vanity sizing) for those extra petite ladies. I usually take this size only for pants and skirts, where I like a snug fit across the waist. Check out: icon trench coat (petite 000 fit best), wintress puffer coat (see on me - should've sized up one more to XSP in hindsight), and No 2. wool pencil skirts (petite 000 fit best)
The deal: FRIDAY20 for 20% off everything, FRIDAY30 for 30% off if you spend over $100, and FRIDAY40 for 40% off if you spend over $200! Ends 11/27 8AM. See my latest Modcloth post here and one of my favorite older holiday outfits (my skirt is back in stock!). Pick up one of these cute cropped cardigans (I have two colors) if you need a free shipping filler.
The deal: 50% off everything with FRIYAY. I haven't seen these pieces in-person, but just placed an order as the sale is too good!
- Funnel neck coat in petite, regular in tall with many colors to choose from.
- Lace top in lilac shaddow - a long sleeve version of one of my favorite LOFT tops!
- Plaid shirtdress - this would be so cute with a wider belt and either pumps or boots.
- Terry long open hoodie - looks amazingly coz to lounge in
- Petite ponte leggings (also come in maternity!) - these have been recommended to me by numerous readers as leggings that don't need hemming on short legs! Try this cowl neck tunic as a longer piece for wearing over leggings.
Phew! Happy shopping! Let me know any questions you might have on these picks, and be sure to check back tomorrow (I'm seeing some great new deals for other retailers roll in)!