Emily’s Black Friday Picks: California, Here We Come


Aaaaand we’re in the thick of it, peeps. So many good Black Friday (or rather week of Black Friday) sales going strong, and it’s taking every ounce of control in my body not to throw every single one of these items in my cart and press checkout while peeking between my fingers.

Emily’s Black Friday Shopping List: California, Here We Come

I realized when rounding these things up that I’ve got a subtly California vibe going on here, and I think that’s my style in a nutshell. A base of timeless — and yes, occasionally basic — fundamentals (I can’t help it, le sigh…) meets a little bit of edgy funk with a smidge of boho thrown in for good measure.

That said, I put a load of time into hunting down my very favorite deals from the web’s Black Friday sales — so everything here has been pretty tightly edited, I promise. And be sure to scroll all the way down for individual roundups from Anthropologie (new!), Pottery Barn (new!), Splendid (new!), Madewell, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie, J. Crew, Shop Bop, west elm and Lucky Brand.

The Black Friday sales are strong mamas; it's taking every ounce of control not to #addtocart. I've got a subtly California vibe on my list...shop it now.

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1 // Ultra Puffer Coat — The exact puffer I own (and featured in my last post). Exceptionally comfy, cozy and flattering with smart details. Lots of colors. TTS.

2 // Dragon Embellished (!!) Mules — I have been eyeing these mules for a while now — just when you think they’re a close dupe for a classic Gucci, they’ve got DRAGONS ON THEM. Swoon.

3 // Oversized Seagrass Basket — Hi, my name is Emily and I am addicted to baskets. This one is the perfect size and shape for throws, extra pillows in a guest room, collecting toys, etc.,

4 // Le Creuset Dutch Oven — We have this Dutch oven, and it’s the perfect size for a small family or anytime you don’t want to pull out the biggie. Excellent price and so many colors.

5 // Textured Throw Pillow (Under $20) — We bring most of the texture into our rooms with textiles, and this nubby pillow is both neutral and interesting — and just a little bit boho.

6 // Metallic Silver Snake Print Boots — OK, this is like the unicorn of fall boots — it’s neutral but trendy, dressy but not over-the-top. The cap toe gives it a menswear-y feel and the heel height is perfect. Positively obsessed. Additional 60% off (!!!) with code SHOPFIRST for rewards members.

7 // Tobacco Leather Weekender Bag — This leather weekender bag would make a great gift (thinking of adding it to Chris’ haul), and it’s that kind of leather that’ll only get better with age. 50% off (!!!) with code SHOPFIRST for rewards members.

8 // Distressed Denim — Just enough slouch in these jeans and the hem is all sorts of casual good — would look good with all manner of boots, flats, heels.

9 // Boyfriend Leather Jacket — The boyfriendy fit, the shearling detail and HALF OFF. So much good wear would come from this piece.

10 // Midi Boots — After browsing literally thousands of on-sale midi boots, I’m pretty convinced these are the perfect not-quite western boot. They feel both on-trend and classic, and I love them. The Black is an obvious classic, but if you click through, there is a Bone option that is the ideal shade of not-white white. 30% off with code GIFTWELL.

11 // Distressed Eclectic Rug — I am slightly rug obsessed (will literally hunt online for months at a time) — and this one is SO GOOD. Vintage-inspired red rugs like this are almost their own brand of neutral. They elevate almost any space and add so much character while subtly blending in.

12 // Kitchen Aid Blender — This is one of three mega blenders we have, and the price point on this one can’t be beat. Near-professional power for under $200 on sale.

Shop My Black Friday Shopping List

Anthropologie Black Friday Sale (30% off)

*JUST ADDED* Anthro is offering 30% off sitewide, so I exercised major restraint in putting together these picks. (That also means everything from my recent Anthro try-on sesh is on sale — woohoo!) Especially loving this lightweight, super layerable coat and this beauty products advent calendar, which I would be a total sucker for.

Adidas Black Friday Sale (Sustainable Pick)

*JUST ADDED* I’ve bought a few new pieces from Adidas this year, and they’ve all become staples in my wardrobe. Their street sneaks, joggers, running pants and sports bras can’t be beat. Up to 50% off across much of the site.

Pottery Barn Black Friday Sale

*JUST ADDED!* Pottery Barn has 25% off and free shipping sitewide with code BLACKFRIDAY, but they also have other departments even more heavily discounted for a limited time, like 40% off pillows (!!!) and tabletop. Pottery Barn is my go-to for pillow covers — they’re super high quality and you can easily build a timeless collection with a collected, eclectic vibe.

Splendid Black Friday Sale (40% off)

*JUST ADDED!* I adore everything from Splendid. Obviously their basics are extraordinarily cozy, but I’ve had really good experiences with their footwear and accessories, too. The entire site is 40% off with code USETHANKS.

Madewell Black Friday Sale (30% off)

Madewell is offering 30% off your entire purchase with code GIFTWELL. Positively fawning over these perfect western boots in the bone color.

Williams Sonoma Black Friday Sale

Williams Sonoma’s Black Friday bread and butter is deep discounts and limited-time deals on specific products from popular brands, many with free shipping. All my fave discounted products are rounded up, below.

Abercrombie & Fitch

Abercrombie is offering 50% off the entire site for rewards members (totally free, all that’s required is account creation with an email sign-up — making this puffer coat just over $100!) and 40% off for everyone else. Discount is applied automatically.

The Black Friday sales are strong mamas; it's taking every ounce of control not to #addtocart. I've got a subtly California vibe on my list...shop it now.

J. Crew Black Friday Sale

J. Crew is offering 50% off everything and additional 60% off (!!!) all sale styles for members (totally free, all that’s required is account creation with an email sign-up) and 40% off for everyone else with code SHOPFIRST.

Shopbop Buy More, Save More

Shopbop’s Buy More, Save More Sale offers discounts of up to 25% off with code MORE19, plus they’re offering loads of deeply discounted style in their always fab Sale section.

west elm Black Friday

Lots of specials across various departments on west elm’s site, plus their mega Buy More, Save More event, which results in discounts of up to 30% off (plus free shipping!) with code SAVEMORE.

Lucky Brand Black Friday

Lucky is offering 50% off almost everything on the site (40% off shoes) — including leather jackets. (Exceptionally smitten with this one). Discount is automatically applied.

Happy shopping, friends! For more Black Friday/Cyber Monday faves and sale coverage from the whole team, check out TME’s Black Friday Shop.


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