Best Cyber Monday 2015 sales (petite-friendly edition)

nordstrom bow back red holiday dress

Soprano dress sz XS – petite-friendly; needs a thorough ironing (on low) before wearing

Today is supposedly the biggest sale day of the year for online shoppers ~ there are a few good, new ones below, while some stores have the same promo from Black Friday now with free shipping at any price. A lot of sizes are now sold out on my favorite items, so it didn’t hurt to shop early!

Nordstrom – automatic price match on a lot of brands’ sales, with everyday free ship & returns. Notable brand promos on some of my longtime favorites:
– 30% off all Ray-Ban – love my unisex 51mm Clubmasters (see on me) and 58mm aviators (see 2 colors on me) for the adjustable nose fit. FYI the aviators do come in smaller lens sizes, but I like the lenses of the original.
– 25% off TOMS – these suede booties have great reviews & start in size 5. Their signature slip-ons are super comfortable for running errands / travel – here are the current version of mine. For every pair of shoes sold, TOMS also donates a pair of new shoes to a child in need.
– 20% off Clarisonic – this pink value set would make a gift that’d surely get a lot of use.
– 20% off most Bobbi Brown – great eye products + I like the moisture rich foundation (I take shade #04) which I buff onto my face with this bareMinerals brush

LOFT – 50% off + free shipping on all orders w/ CYBER50. My picks are the olive legging jeans (see my review) and the highly-reviewed relaxed tunic sweater (actually 60% off!). And for gifts, how cozy do these cable-knit slippers + festive sock set look?

Talbots – Get 50% off 1 full-priced item + 40% off your purchase, plus finally free shipping with no minimum! Great sale for “stocking” up on my favorite opaque hosiery in every color. I’ve been wearing the pearl & gem necklace quite a bit for a little added sparkle (see on me).

White House Black Market a rare 35% off + free shipping on everything w/ code 97729. Shop their petites boutique here (sizing starts in xxs / 00 petite).

Banana Republic, Gap & Old Navy 40% off site-wide w/ BESTCYBER, with no exclusions (finally!). My favorite pick is the BR gunmetal tweed sheath dress from this review post which is almost always excluded from sales. Also love these Old Navy fleece-lined cable mittens – I have the matching beanie too but it appears to be sold out online : /

Ann Taylor – 50% off + free shipping on all orders w/ code EVERYTHING. Perfect for picking up any individual pieces without having to pay shipping. Reasonably-priced, neutral pom-pom beanies seem to be selling out quick everywhere I look – AT has one still in stock in 3 colors. See my Black Friday AT recommendations here.

J.Crew Factory – prices as marked are 50% off everything, plus get extra 15% off and free ship at any price with code TODAYONLY. Many items are now sold out from my Black Friday recommendations, but small sizes are still left in the sequin skirt, winnie pant, and cable-knit sweater. Also if you don’t have a staple chambray or gingham shirt yet, these are now a fantastic deal in petite-friendly sizing. For your men, Nick loves these flannel-lined chino pants.

Baublebar code GOGIFT35 for 35% off 2 baubles. I love the look of their delicate stone pendants like this mother-of-pearl one, which would layer well with my favorite slim bar necklaces.

J.Crew – still 30 to 40% off everything but now with free ship at any price w/ code MONDAY. I’ve copied in my Black Friday picks on the items still fully in stock:
– Wintress Puffer Coat – runs small; see my review
– Cambridge cable turtleneck – one of their classics 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. Still left in all sizes on major clearance for $54 from $138!
– Icon trench – classic & reminiscent of Burberry style. Often on backorder and rarely on sale
– No 2 wool pencil skirt – a work staple; I have dusty cedar and ivory. I have to get all my pencil skirts altered except this one – the 000 petite has a 24″ waist and is a snug fit

Sole Society – 30% off everything, including my taupe wool hat (see on me) + Cassidy weekender bag (see my review), which I haven’t yet seen on promo. They just updated their site to final sale which is a bummer…would suggest live-chatting at Nordstrom for a price match since they have a much better return policy (unfortunately the Cassidy in cognac is sold out there).


40 thoughts on “Best Cyber Monday 2015 sales (petite-friendly edition)

  • Reply Poshnessary com November 30, 2015 at 10:43 am

    The dress is amazing. Perfect for the holidays <3

  • Reply petitecook November 30, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Beautiful dress. Is yours the true red or dark red color? I can't tell for sure.

  • Reply Stefig November 30, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Talbots – Get 50% off 1 full-priced item + 40% off your purchase, plus finally free shipping with no minimum!

    I have just tried to place an order and an $8 shipping charge was added on. Is there a code that can be used for the free shipping? Thank you!

  • Reply Sasa Zoe November 30, 2015 at 11:54 am

    Love your dress especially the back! So pretty<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hi! Their site says no code needed – I just tested it and it shows the $8 charge initially, but once you proceed through checkout it gets removed. Hope that helps!

  • Reply Anonymous November 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    I would love to try the dress you are wearing. (Your beauty inspired me). My only concern is that the low back. Would I be able to wear a bra with it? Would LOW BACK BRA CONVERTER STRAP work? Thank you!

  • Reply Jean November 30, 2015 at 12:24 pm

    It's the dark red : )

  • Reply Chicago Petite November 30, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    Yaay just ordered a few of your recos on J. Crew factory!

  • Reply kiki Zheng November 30, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    The dress looks so cute on you! Thanks for sharing. I am thinking to get one, too. How does the xs work on you? I am 5'4, 114 lbs, debating between xs and s.

  • Reply Jessica November 30, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Thank you for the post Jean! For the Bobbi Brown foundation, do you wear this everyday? Can you explain how you buff it on?

  • Reply Soprano2 November 30, 2015 at 2:23 pm

    I'm so annoyed at BR and myself. I had a $10 reward that expired today, so on Friday I ordered a sweater that is a BR Pick, and thus didn't get the 40% off they were advertising for Black Friday. Now I see that if I had only waited I could have gotten it cheaper today, but I was afraid to wait and find my size had sold out. Win some, lose some…..

  • Reply Carla Krae November 30, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    You can always contact customer service, explain, and ask for a discount. Worse they can say is no. I recently had a similar sitch at Old Navy and they gave me the new lower price.

  • Reply Anonymouse November 30, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks Jean. I picked up the Sole Society Lacie after your recommendation… I'm a bit worried it's going to be too big for me but I need those little metal feet. Thanks!! I normally wouldn't go for fake leather but it just looks too cute. 🙂

  • Reply Dolce Petite November 30, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    Lovely selection <3

    Dolce Petite

  • Reply smallyetbeloved November 30, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    You should email BR and ask for an adjustment

  • Reply Keri H November 30, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    I am supposed to be studying but you have made shopping too easy for me, girl. Oops!

    Enclothed Cognition

  • Reply angelina November 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    That dress is so gorgeous on you! I've always wanted to find one like that – I can't believe I didn't think to look on Nordstrom. Please post more photos of it! (:

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

  • Reply Wanderlusting Wonder Woman December 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

    Oh man, the dress is so beautiful! I also am really craving those Loft skinny coated pants… Need to stop shopping!

  • Reply KSamanthaZ December 1, 2015 at 12:47 am

    Jean, thanks for sharing this. Absolutely love your style! I saw your review for the Cassidy Weekender Bag in Cognac, and went ahead and placed an order. Thanks! 🙂

  • Reply Kristina December 1, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Hi, Jean! I was wondering if you had any suggestions for "petite" costume jewelry. I've just started amping up my collection of baubles, but it is so hard to find bracelets and rings in my size (sometimes midis work but they're becoming harder to find). Any specific product recommendations or a good direction to look for smaller-sized pieces?

  • Reply prudence yeo December 1, 2015 at 1:42 am

    The bow design at the back of the dress is so pretty and the red shade is stunning, love it!


  • Reply Trang Do December 1, 2015 at 2:27 am

    You look fantastic in that dress! Great sale!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Reply Nissi Mendes December 1, 2015 at 2:51 am

    Nice shot 🙂

    ♥ Nissi

  • Reply Amanda Li December 1, 2015 at 7:27 am

    That dress is absolutely stunning! Also, could you do some hair updo tutorials (maybe like the one in here) for homecoming/prom? I'm deciding whether to do it at home, or go to a hair salon. I also live in the Boston area, so let me know if you have any good recommendations! Thanks!!

  • Reply Soprano2 December 1, 2015 at 8:46 am

    That's a good idea, I'll try that today. You're right, the worst they can do is say no.

  • Reply Jadoregrace December 1, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    That red dress has such a great price and looks amazing!


  • Reply Soprano2 December 1, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    Success!!! I just called and they gave me a billing adjustment to reflect the 40% off I would have gotten if I had ordered yesterday! Hooray BR!

  • Reply Jessica Burrell December 1, 2015 at 6:16 pm

    I commented earlier but just realized your graphic says that the Hunter Tour Boots are 14 shaft height. That could potentially work for me with heel lifts. Does the 14 inches include the heel or not? Thanks!

  • Reply Kblossoms December 2, 2015 at 12:36 am

    Gorgeous red bow dress perfect for Christmas

  • Reply Anonymous December 2, 2015 at 2:30 am

    hi Jean, would you mind share what brand of shampoo and conditioner you use for your hair (color treated hair). I just saw your new Video on hair styling and wow your hair looks so healthy and beautiful considering it's treated. The curling wand that you use , is it Nume ? Thanks Jean.

  • Reply North of Chic December 2, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Gorgeous dress….love the backless look; although, being a D cup, this is hard to pull off!!
    Xo Laurie

  • Reply Laurie at Bird in Hand Vintage December 3, 2015 at 11:23 am

    I really appreciated that you posted these sales! As a new customer to White House Black Market I was surprised and disappointed that their sales do not include petites!! I spent the good part of the morning with their customer service department because the order in my cart wasn't coming up "buy one – get one 50% off" for their Ponte Pants and Tops. I was told that it didn't include Petites – even though all the items I was ready to purchase were the same exact styles and items in the petite selection drop down menu!! I really thought that you should know. I'm no longer a WHBM customer.

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Hi there ~ The low converter strap only works for slightly lower dips but this one is pretty low. I'm wearing my backless stick on Nu-Bra with it (would highly recommend having it on hand for any wardrobe because you can get up to 50 wears out of it!)

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    XS fits pretty well with no alterations needed. I'm about 32-24-32 if that helps.

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    What did you get? : )

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Hi Jessica – I used to avoid liquid foundation at all costs because I thought it was a huge pain to apply! And when I did use it, I'd apply with fingers. My friend who is a makeup artist showed me to just dot it on your face with your fingers, and then lightly buff it to smooth it out with that brush in a small circular motion, blending the dots of liquid on your face. It's so quick and the finish is much better than with my fingers!

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    That's awesome! I'm impressed they were adjusting for Black Friday / Cyber Monday sales!

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    I hope you like it! It will likely be heavier when fully packed but on the plus side you can fit a lot more. Mine has gotten better with wear as it softens up a little and starts to mimic the folds of real leather.

  • Reply Jean December 3, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Hi Kristina, I don't have any specifics unfortunately, but I usually look for pliable bracelets like open cuffs which I can bend to fit (I have a few from Baublebar). Also, I've heard many etsy shops that make their own jewelry are willing to customize the fit for you if you ask.

  • Reply Unknown December 3, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    This red dress is amazing! The color looks great on you, and we love the bows. You should check out our dresses if you have a chance.

    The Bubbling Brides Team

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