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Cyber Monday: Shopping and the Post Thanksgiving Blues

Cyber Monday: Shopping and the Post Thanksgiving Blues

Show Me Your Mumu Kimono (50% off w/code MUMUSALE50 - it also comes in a tunic, OTS top, tank, and blouse)   | Nordstrom dress (on sale for under $25!) | Betseyville Studded Sandals (on sale for under $30) | Feather Earrings (not on sale, but only $19!)| Loren Hope Sarra Cuff (on sale for under $80 w/code THANKFULLY) | Map Watch (on sale for under $20)

I was originally going to use other photos for my Cyber Monday post, but I decided to use these from Saint Lucia instead, for a couple of reasons. 1) Everything I'm wearing (except my earrings) is on sale! 2) You're probably dreading going back to work today, as much as I am and need some Island vibes. You're welcome! Oh and disregard the wrinkles. Let's just say this outfit was well traveled ;) If you want to keep up with all my Saint Lucia posts, you can read them here:  honeymoon packing list, New Name, New Purse: Personalized Crossbody Pouch, I wore the Same Workout Clothes for a week and this is what happened and The Art of Versatility: Floral Dress styled for summer and fall.

Anyway, back to the money saving matter at hand! I still remember the first time I shopped Cyber Monday. It was circa 2009 - I was 18 and a freshman in college. I purchased a hot pink Kate Spade Crossbody that was on sale for a fraction of the selling price. I thought I had hit the jackpot! Fast forward 7 years to today and I am still using that purse and appreciate Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales more than ever. 

I still operate under the "is it actually a good buy", but take advantage of them more than I did as an 18 year. I think this is the actual definition of adulting - saving money on gifts for others and things you actually need, so you have more wine money...or something like that ;) A lot of sales are still going on, so make sure you take advantage of them. So, what am I buying?

-Gifts for friends and family: Of course Christmas gifts, but my Dad's birthday is in December as well. Also, I'm not opposed to buying gifts months in advance! It saves money and time/stress in the long run.

-Clothing Basics for me and Nick: Okay, mainly for Nick, but I do update my basics when I need to. This year, I'm hoping to update my brown loafers that I have had since I was 17!

-Furniture and household products: We just moved in together and are trying to decorate, but that gets so expensive! We are shopping for furniture deals, as well as other products, like a humidifier. Realllllly exciting stuff, here!

I listed all of the Black Friday sales here, plus all of my recent blog and instagram looks that are on sale here, but I wanted to share sales that are still going on/just starting, so you could take advantage of them or see if you missed one. So, here goes in alphabetical order!

Abercrombie and Fitch: 50% off. Code: N/A

All for Color: 50% off. Code: CYBERMONDAY2016

Amazon: Traditional Cyber Week deals. Code: N/A

American Eagle: 50% off. Code: N/A

Anthropologie: 30% off sale Items, 20% off full price items, free shipping over $150 Code: STACKS

Asos: 20% off. Code: GOGOGO

Banana Republic: 50% off and Free Shipping $50+. Code: N/A

BaubleBar: 25% off. Code: SAVE25 - If you buy 2+ items get 35% off. Code: SAVE35

Dallas Cowboys Pro Shop: Up to 60% off. Code: N/A

Dolce Vita: Up to 60% off, 20% off sale. Code: CYBER20

Express: 50% off + Free Shipping. Code: N/A

Forever 21: 21% off + Free Shipping. Code: CYBER21

Free People: Extra 25% off Sale Items. Code: N/A

French Connection: 40% off + Free Shipping. Code: THANKS2016

Gap: 50% off. Code: CYBMON

Gigi NY: up to 35% off. Code: N/A

Goodnight Macaroon: 40% off. Code: CYBER40

J Crew: 40% off + Free Shipping. Code: MONDAY

J Crew Factory: 60% off most everything, 50% off mens suiting and crewcuts, and extra 40% clearance + Free Shipping. Code: HAPPYSALE

Kate Spade: 30% off. Code: WIRED

Kendra Scott: 20% off + Free Shipping. Code: SALE20

Loft: 50% off. Code: CYBERMONDAY

Loren Hope: 20% off. Code: THANKFULLY

Macy’s: Extra 20% off. Code: CYBER

Mark and Graham: 25% off + Free Shipping + Free Monograms + Free Gift Wrap. Code: FRIENDS

Nordstrom: 20% off select items

Old Navy: 50% off. Code: N/A

Rent the Runway: 30% off all rentals. Code:  CM2016

Shop Riffraff: 30% off until 4pm CST, 20% off until 11:50vPM CST.  Code: HOLIDAYHOTMESS

Shopbop: Up to 25% off w/code GOBIG16

Show Me Your Mumu: 50% off select styles. Code: MUMUSALE50

Sloane Ranger: 50% off. Code: CYBERMONDAY2016

Sole Society: 30% off. Code: N/A

Six:02: 20% off. Code: CYBER20

Sperry Topsider: 50% off select styles. Code: CYBER50

Starbucks: 25% off. Code: N/A

Steve Madden: 35% off + Free Shipping. Code: CYBER

Target: 15% off. Code: N/A

Tory Burch: 30% off + Free mini bag + Free Shipping. Code: THANKS

Top Shop: Up to 50% off. Code: N/A

Urban Outfitters: Up to $50 off. Code: N/A

Ugg: Up to 60% off. Code: N/A

Vince Camuto: 50% off select styles. Code: STEAL50 - 40% off everything else. Code: CYBER40

Wayfair: Up to 80% off. Code: N/A

West Elm: Up to 50% off. Code: N/A

Williams Sonoma: Up to 25% off + Free Shipping. Code: SAVEMORE




So, what are you shopping for? What are the best deals you have scored? Do tell!

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