I’m calling this my “casual-to-fancy mom” Black Friday sale picks. Which pretty much sums me up. As a WAHM my life can be casual for the most part, but the minute I can dress up, I do. I also just decided that I want to dress as if I’m going to the office of my dreams and not what used to be my youngest son’s nursery. #dressforthejobyouwant
I focused on a lot of quality pieces, (trying to buy less but better quality) but I chose my favorites picks per retailer too, with under $100 picks that I think are great. (For more Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale finds (plus #DressingRoomSelfies) head over to our full page here.)
Note: My size has gone down and then up this year, and I’ve had to change my sizes. Don’t worry about ordering a size up if that’s what you need for it to look perfect on you. It’s just a number. Also! Order two sizes if you’re not sure, then return whatever doesn’t work.
Julieta’s Black Friday Shopping List: Casual AND Fancy
I’ve been obsessed with these boots for months, but they’re on the higher end, so I really need to think it through. Bloomingdale’s is already taking over $100 off. These are selling out everywhere, but I’ve spent quite some time searching similar boots for less. Here are my favorites so far:
I’ve returned 3 oversized blazers this season. I love how they look on many, but not on me. Then I saw Balenciaga’s hourglass blazers and fell in love. I know! Balenciaga. But I found this one, and love the classic vibe with the little something the silhouette and buttons provide. Wear it for the office, but also with jeans and flat shoes.
3. Theory Cinched Velvet Blazer – Sale Varies
In my search for hourglass blazers, I found this Theory one, on sale! Theory offers great quality and fit. A piece to wear for many years.
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5. MOTHER SuperiorTripper Jeans – Up To 25% Off
This is my favorite MOTHER denim fit. They feel and look like those jeans that have taken me a LOT of wears to break-in since the first wear. Best way to wear them? They are great with sandals in the warmer months, but right now ankle boots with a lightly higher shaft look best. If you want to see how they fit, I showed a video on my Instagram a few months ago.
Another MOTHER pair but in a darker wash. This one is less distressed and the fabric composition in a little different — it has 6% of polyester (the one above doesn’t).
7. BCBG MAXAZRIA Faux Leather Pleated Pants – 50% Off
I’ve been craving pants that are not jeans, then found these trousers. I can imagine them with some tan booties like the ones shown, and either a black or cream sweater for that casual-yet-fancy look.
8. JBrand Natasha Skinny Jeans – Up To 25% Off
Last year I declared that these were the best high-rise jeans (see full post here). They’re the perfect jeans to make outfits more interesting over the holidays.
The only shoes I wore when I tried on a bunch of things at Madewell and they go with everything. See them in action here.
10. Rebecca Minkoff Kate Mini Tote – 25% Off
I recently got this in the green color, but I’m now wishing I ordered the red. This size is perfect to hold the basics and comes in lots of colors. See them all here.
11. SPANX® OnCore Open-Bust Mid-Thigh Shaper Bodysuit – 20% Off
No panty lines or thigh chafe, and smooth control. If I’m wearing a dress I always wear shapewear. If you feel your regular size is too tight, get a size up — it’s not about squeezing yourself into it.
I’ve loved this ever since I tried it on here. Give yourself a hug every time you slip it on. I’m still trying to decide on a color, which one do you like?
13. Madewell Ex-Boyfriend Cardigan Sweater – 30% Off
You can see pictures of this in my recent Madewell try-on. It’s perfect. And while I’m not a cardigan person, the length and color blocking changed my mind. Perfect for staying cozy at home or dressed up with jeans and heeled boots.
I can’t accept the fact that winter is coming, but these boots might help. Love the chic and stylish look that seems functional, too. Check Nordstrom if your size/color is not available (not the same sale though).
If you follow me on Instagram (@julietatorresd), you know I’ve been embracing my natural curls more. However, sometimes I feel a little too messy and would like a high-quality tool to help. Love that this one has three barrel sizes to achieve different looks.
Shop More Of My Black Friday Sale Picks By Retailer
Abercrombie – 50% Off The Entire Store
Bloomingdale’s – 15% Off $100+
J.Crew – 50% Off Your Purchase
Madewell – 30% Off Your Purchase
Nordstrom – Up To 50% Off
I’ll keep adding other retailers throughout the day so come back.