Black Friday 2017: Nordstrom Picks

Sales, Shopping / Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

Even as an avid shopper, Black Friday can get quite overwhelming very quickly. Seeing hundreds of pages of sale items on the Nordstrom site seems jarring, so I’m hoping to take some of the stress out of this much anticipated day for shopping lovers.  Though I tend to spend more of my time on shopping at retailers offering deeper discounts, I’ve come to learn that it’s also just as important not to overlook good deals on high quality, staple items that I enjoy year round. Here’s a list of my top picks:


Outerwear / Sweaters


TopShop Nina Faux Fur Collar Double Breasted Coat

Original Price: $125.00 – Was: $82.99 – Now: $66.39

I’ve been eyeing this statement piece for several weeks now as it’s been popping up on a couple of my YouTube and Instagram favorites. So when I received an email from Nordstrom early this week that the price dropped to $82.99, I rushed to my local Nordstrom after work to try it on and bring it home! Today, I’m pleasantly surprised to see that the price is now even better. Thank goodness for Nordstrom’s excellent price adjustment policy! It’s a bit long for my slightly sub-5′ frame as it hits right under my knees. However, I still it’s worthwhile to keep without altering for this price. I sized up (US 4) so I can layer warmer pieces underneath as I plan to brave very cold weather conditions in Europe this holiday season. It looks great with sneakers and leggings underneath, or I plan to add a Chanel brooch to elevate the look. The faux fur collar is also detachable, which provides more versatility. Overall, you definitely cannot go wrong with this piece. I can’t wait to post OOTD ideas with it soon.


BLANKNYC Faux Leather Jacket

Original Price: $98.00 – Was: $64.90 – Now: $51.92

I own this jacket in two colors already (black and light pink), and I cannot say enough good things about it.  I purchased this piece at the retail price, but it has proven to be a wonderful investment, and this new color is perfect for Fall. The faux leather is durable but still soft and comfortable to move around in. Personally, I find the cut to be its best trait – the zipper detailing provides a more feminine cut that flatters your frame, unlike many boxy leather jackets.


Halogen Long Open Front Cardigan

Original Price: $79.00 – Was: $49.00 – Now: $39.92

There’s not much to say with this piece – Who doesn’t love to snuggle in a long cardy? I especially appreciate these pieces when I want to stay super comfy at work. You can throw this on top of a simple camisole with tailored work pants and heels. You’ll be comfortable all day but still look put together.

Jewelry / Accessories


Tory Burch Classic Chronograph Bracelet Watch, 37.5mm

Original Price: $395.00 – Was: $236.98 – Now: $189.58

This is another piece that I can definitely vouch for. I have owned this watch in a different color combination for a couple years now and have been wearing it daily for work and play. I’m not into dainty watches, so I love the sporty look of the chronograph.  Although this is more of a fashion piece, I have been quite impressed with the quality. My biggest annoyance/disappointment with watches that I’ve owned (and eventually sold) from other brands is that the metal coating below the wrist would wear off. Notably, I’ve had this happen to Marc Jacobs or Michael Kors gold and rose gold watches. With this Tory Burch piece, the metal  holds up much better! This is great for watch wearers who also spend a lot of time on the computer because that’s often a leading culprit for having the metal plating wear off.


Kate Spade New York Bright Idea Stud Earrings 

Original Price: $38.00 – Now: $26.60 (price matched deal)

Basic yet glam. I don’t change my earrings much, so it’s always great to have a classic pair that will literally match any outfits from sweats to ball gowns. This would also make a great gift for anyone on your holiday list!


BP Stone Fringe Pendant Necklace

Original Price: $20.00 – Was: $11.98 – Now: $9.58

What a steal! This is another great piece to keep or share as a stocking stuffer! You can easily throw this on a basic sweater or a shift dress to elevate the look.

Beauty / Gifts


MAC Retro Matte Lipcolour

Price: $21.00 (Value: $42.00)

With so many great beauty deals lately, it takes quite a deep discount to catch my bargain-loving eye. This is definitely one of those great deals. You basically get a liquid lipstick for free, and a 50% is excellent for MAC!


Kate Spade Insulated Tumblers

Original Price: $18.00 – Now: $12.60 (price matched deal)

Elevate your morning routine with any of these tumblers from Kate Spade. These make really cute gifts for anyone who can add a little glam to their morning cup of joe. Plus, this would look great on any desk!


Himalayan Trading Post – Candle Making Kit

Original Price: $39.99 – Now: $29.99

I saw this and immediately thought how great this would be as a Christmas gift. My husband and I took a candle making class once, and surprisingly it was pretty fun! This would be a cool at-home version that we could give to another couple or to anyone who likes DIY projects.

Happy shopping! 

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