20 Chic Pieces For The Winter Adventurer (On Sale At Saks)


Sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue.

Saks is the stuff of my sartorial dreams. For example, I do objectively know that white, fluffy, shearling-covered boots are not a reasonable choice for Vermont’s wet (and sometimes muddy) winters, but I really, really want them to be. Maybe these, tho? A girl can dream.

But there is something really inspiring about looking at truly beautiful pieces. I find that I end up making better choices overall (even the practical choices) when I’ve been browsing pieces that make my soul sing. And Saks is an amazing place to do just that.

Happily, Saks has plenty of beautiful pieces that are practical enough to fit my actual life (not just the dream life in my head). And – even better – they’re on sale! Saks’ is running an early Black Friday promotion: Spend $150, earn a $75 gift card, using code HELLOBFSF.

Chic (& Pretty) Winter Pieces On Sale At Saks

From interesting puffers to chic boots, from luxe bags to cozy sweaters, here are twenty pieces to get us in a winter adventure kind of mood. (Many of these would make great gifts, too.)

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1/ The North Face Retro Nuptse Colorblocked Down Jacket

Saks Black Friday sale: The North Face Nuptse Down Puffer Jacket

Puffer Jacket

I own – and LOVE – this jacket. It’s been a refreshing update from my usual (all black), yet – thanks to the black detail – fits seamlessly into my wardrobe. It’s nostalgic and cute and warm. This puffer has a DWR (durable water-repellant) shell that stands up to light rain, dries really quickly and is filled with 700-fill goose down. There’s a stowable hood in the collar, weatherproof zipper, tab cuffs (that can be adjusted to fit over gloves, if needed), and packs down into a little pouch. There’s also a drawstring waist that really cinches things in, making it especially cute with loose, baggy jeans.

2/ Assouline Aspen Style

Saks Black Friday sale: Assouline Aspen Style coffee table book


These Assouline coffee table books are a joy to sit down and read. They help with my wanderlust, and give me that same sort of “ahhhhh” inspiration feeling. They make amazing gifts, too.

3/ Split 59 Arden Down Puffer Jacket

Puffer Jacket

I love a puffer with some apres ski vibes, and this one has it in spades. Also doesn’t hurt that it’s in two of my favorite colors: emerald green & navy.

4/ Ganni Wool Blend Logo Beanie

Saks Black Friday sale: Ganni wool beanie, gift idea


The ultimate cool-girl beanie. IYKYK. Also available in a few other shades (I’m also eyeing the pink or ‘nautical blue’.)

5/ Jennifer Fisher Michelle 10K-Gold-Plated Hoop Earrings

Hoop Earrings

These hoops are big enough to add a little *something* to an outfit, but not so big they make it your whole personality. They’re also hollow, so won’t be too heavy. The perfect hoop, in my opinion.

6/ Kate Spade Mainline Carnival Fair Isle Wool-Blend Sweater

Saks Black Friday sale: Kate Spade fair isle sweater

Fair Isle Sweater

Gahhh….I’m a sucker for a quirky take on a classic, and Kate Spade is the master. I mean…elephants and the ace of spades on a fair isle sweater? In reds and pinks? YESSSSS.

7/ Varley Arlen Cotton & Shell Puffer Jacket

Saks Black Friday sale: Varley puffer jacket

Puffer Jacket

Varley is the ultimate for elevated loungewear, so I shouldn’t be surprised that their “puffer” is so seriously chic. Click through to see it on – the lines (especially that sleek lapel) are amazing.

8/ Tom Ford Eye Color Quad


This palette (in ‘nude dip’) is so bananas good, it’s virtually foolproof. The shades are so beautiful and blendable, and this is the one I use most when my friends ask for a smokey eye. It can be applied with a light touch for a pretty, everyday eye, or a heavier hand for a night-out smokey eye.

9/ Mansur Gavriel Mini Leather Bucket Bag

Bucket Bag

I’m a huge fan of this brand, and this furry little guy is a good example of why. And navy bags are my new favorite alternative to black.

10/ Anine Bing Sydney Wool-Blend Sweater

Saks Black Friday sale: Anine Bing wool sweater


I don’t know why Anine Bing’s designs are so objectively cool, but they just are. Sigh. Yes, this is an oversized sweater, and yes it will look better than 99.9% of the oversized sweaters on the market.

11/ Mansur Gavriel Mini Soft Lady Bag

Silver Bag

I’m having a major silver bag moment, and this one is SO good. I also love all the gold details – means that I can go with gold or silver jewelry.

12/ rag & bone Logan Eyelet Mid-Rise Wide-Leg Jeans

Eyelet Jeans

Every holiday season I start looking at embellished denim, but have never pulled the trigger. This pair, however, has enough embellishment to feel special, but are still lowkey enough to be worn long past the holidays.

13/ Paige Leenah Distressed Straight-Leg Jeans

Straight-Leg Jeans

I have these! They give legs for days. And I love this sort of blue-jean-blue color – not too light, nor dark.

14/ Mansur Gavriel Mini Cloud Leather Clutch


Oh gosh – this leather looks delicious. I have been lusting after this bag for years. It works as a crossbody, or, the straps can be tucked in and to create a clutch. The kind of bag that would be especially perfect for travel.

15/ Loeffler Randall Thandy Curved Heel Leather Booties

Saks Black Friday sale: Loeffler Randall Booties


These are, in my opinion, the most versatile style of boot: pointed toe, sexy heel, tan color. I have this exact pair and wear them alllll the time. One easy way to make an outfit feel pulled together, and a refreshing change from black, round-toe ankle boots.

16 + 17/ Beyond Yoga Softshine Square Neck Cropped Tank + High-Waisted Midi Leggings

Saks Black Friday sale: Beyond Yoga matching top + leggings set

Tank | Leggings

I mean – what do I even need to say about this set? Well, besides the fact that Beyond Yoga pieces last for freaking EVER. In any case, this set is just so playful and fun and cuuuuuute. That’s all.

18/ Sorel Joan Of Arctic Next Leather Boots


I have these Sorels (in tan) and they’re great. Admittedly, not the warmest winter boot I’ve ever owned, but they’re warm enough, and are the kind of winter boot that goes especially well with straight-leg jeans (I like cuffing mine right at the top of the boot.) In fact, that whole combo gives a ton of nonchalant winter chic vibes, like you ski in Aspen alllll the time, nbd.

19/ Longchamp x Robert Indiana Medium Tote Bag

Tote Bag

I love these unassuming little totes from French brand, Longchamp. They’ve always struck me as under-the-radar cool. And this limited edition one is the best yet (Philly has this exact LOVE statue, too, so I’m probably biased).

20/ Anine Bing Avi Cotton Paris T-Shirt


I’ve been a longtime fan of Anine Bing’s graphic tees, and am dying to try this fresh update – check out those sleeves. So good.



A huge thank-you to Saks Fifth Avenue for sponsoring this post! Shopping at Saks is a dream, and I love the opportunity to work with the Saks team. As always, all product selections, thoughts, and opinions are my own. And readers, thank you for your continued support. It doesn’t go unnoticed, and is so very much appreciated.

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