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Black Friday Weekend Deals and Sales

Welcome to one of the busiest shopping weekends of the year! I'll ease you into things with some great Black Friday deals that can be found online. Why fight the crowds and lose sleep when you can shop from the comfort of home (or in my case, a hotel room)? DO have a plan before you shop and DON'T shop without a coupon. Now go forth and save.



  • Target.com: Shop Target's 2-Day Sale - 11/27-11/28 Only!



  • Express.com: 20% off November 25-26 with promo code 4400



  • Shoes.com: Enter YAMS to save 25% on sale and clearance items at Shoes.com plus Free Shipping



  • Kohls.com: Sale $34.99 Entire Stock Apt. 9 Cashmere Sweaters for Women



  • Charlotterusse.com: Black Friday-25% off site-wide! Plus free shipping on orders of $60 or more. Offer begins 5pm on 11/25 and ends 11/27.Promo Code:FRIDAY25



  • nyandcompany.com: 50% Off Absolutely Everything! Starts 11/25 Through Cyber Monday Online Only - In Stores on 11/27



  • SteveMadden.com: Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale at Steve Madden:Take 25% Off Plus Free Shipping Using Code MADDEN25 + Free Shipping 11/25-12/7!



  • Piperlime.com: Today Only! Save 20% on Rachel Zoe's picks with promo code: RZPICKS



  • Oldnavy.com: 3 Days of Amazing Doorbuster Deals! Shop Old Navy 11/26 through 11/28.

    Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more. Available at checkout. Ends 12/15.



  • Gap.com: Get 50% off Gap men's and women's sweaters. For a limited time only. Shop Now! Ends 11/29 Plus get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.



  • eDressMe.com: 30% off all little black dresses and free shipping



  • OneStopPlus.com: Get 25% off your entire purchase on Black Friday


  • Black Friday at Overstock.com: Farouk CHI Original Ceramic Ionic Flat Iron Only $69.99 at Overstock.com

    Burberry Brit Women's 3.4-ounce EDP Spray Only $38.99 at Overstock.com

    Cole Haan Women's Long Snap-front Down Coat $149.99

    Portolano Ribbed Cashmere Scarf $29.99

    Free Shipping Site-Wide (Valid 11/26 - 12/25 @ 11:59 PM MST)



  • Bananarepublic.com: 30% off ALL Sweaters, Outerwear and More! Online only! Starts 11/26 and ends 11/29. Plus get free shipping on orders of $50 or more.



  • ShopMamie.com: Enter promo code FREESHIP to receive free ground shipping.



  • Forever21.com: Celebrate 21 days of Christmas with a new incredible deal each day. See what's in store for the holidays.



  • Maxstudio.com: Save $20 on orders over $100 at MaxStudio.com. Use code "Holiday09" from 11/27 - 12/31 on full priced merchandise.



  • PacSun.com: All Jeans - Buy One, Get One 50% Off. Valid 11/26 - 12/3 only!



  • ToryBurch.com: From now until Monday (11/30), on all orders over $100, shoppers will receive a free limited edition cheetah tote (while supplies last). Also, on all orders over $300 shoppers can enter the promo code TURKEY30 and Tory Burch will take 30% off your order (ends Monday 11/30).



  • ShopECBC.com: Enter code blackfriday at checkout to receive 30% off your purchase.



  • Wetseal.com: Free shipping on all orders over $15 at WetSeal.com! Ends 12.18.09



  • ardenB.com: Free shipping on all orders over $15 at Ardenb.com! Ends 12.18.09



  • AE.com: Save 25% On All AE.com Orders + Get Free Shipping! Code: 76845734.



  • JCrew.com: Get an additional 20% off holiday sale items with code EXTRA20, plus free shipping on purchases of $150 or more.



  • Torrid.com: Make it in the store or to Torrid.com before noon on Friday and receive $25 off every $75 you spend!



  • Martinandosa.com: Get your cashmere and denim essentials for less than half the price! On Thanksgiving weekend, get all denim (regularly priced at $89.50 - $120) and cashmere (regularly priced at $130 – $170) at a special promotional price of $59 each.



7 Turkey Friendly Tops

If you're scrambling to put together an outfit for today that's stylish yet allows you to breathe after you've ingested unholy amounts of turkey and pumpkin pie, here are 7 forgiving tops to give you some ideas. Your belly will thank you.



Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle


1. Dramatic sleeves on this dolman sweater make a big statement—and take the focus away from your not-so-small tummy. Lc Lauren Conrad Dolman Sweater, sale $28 at kohls.com



Lauren Conrad at ShopStyle


2. This kimono top is the ultimate disguise for expanding waistlines with its distracting yet glamorous sleeves and low neckline. Lc Lauren Conrad Kimono Top, sale $33 at kohls.com



Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


3. Here's a casual top that's unique enough to garner compliments, yet generous enough through the midsection to ensure you can eat to your heart's content. Pleated Knit Top, $19.99 at charlotterusse.com



Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


4. An empire waist plus ditsy floral print equals cute coverage. Ditsy Floral Blouse, $21.99 at charlotterusse.com



Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


5. Nothing distracts the eye quite like flashing, glittery sequins! Wear it with flats, jeans and a cardi for the big family gathering, then slip into heels for clubbing later. Sequin A-Line Top, $21.99 at charlotterusse.com



Ann Taylor Loft at ShopStyle


6. A gorgeous ruffle-detail collar will draw eyes up, up and away from so-called "problem areas." Ruffle Front Top, $44.50 at anntaylorloft.com



INC International Concepts at ShopStyle


7. A classic tunic top exudes elegance, not to mention it's ridiculously flattering on all figures! INC International Concepts Top, Embroidered Bell Sleeve Kurta, sale $44.25 at macys.com

My New Frye-Inspired Boots from Target




As holidays with my family now involve three energetic dogs and two adorable nephews under the age of 6, not to mention unpredictable Chicago weather, my uniform for looking presentable yet comfortable involves boots, skinnies and tunic sweaters. Simple, functional, stylish. The newest addition to said boot arsenal is the Mossimo Supply Co. Katherine Leather Engineer Boot ($49.99), which my sister managed to find for me in-store after I waited too long and they sold out online. Sis, I owe you one!! I love these boots. These boots are made for walkin'. Rugged, tough, timeless. They will require some breaking in but so far, I love wearing them. Anyone else score a pair of these?

The Look for Less: Style Portfolio Sequin Lapel Jacket



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Style Portfolio's "Victoria" Sequin Lapel Tuxedo Jacket is the perfect piece to turn all your usual outfits into party-worthy looks. Seriously, toss it over a white tee and jeans, add heels and go. Or, wear it over an LBD with opaque tights for a sleek, updated evening look.



Forever 21 at ShopStyle


Love 21's Sequin Lapel Jacket will transform the ordinary into the extraordinary at a fraction of the cost. Pick up yours for $29.80 at forever21.com.

Inspired By: Aigle Jumping Boots



Aigle at ShopStyle


Move over Hunter: There's another cool rain boot brand on the scene (technically, they've been on the scene since 1853…) called Aigle. Skip lightly through puddles in these Aigle Jumping Boots, $199 at jcrew.com.



Charlotte Russe at ShopStyle


These classic boots at Charlotte Russe kinda reminded me of the Aigles because of the two-tone coloration. Give them a try for just $34.99 at charlotterusse.com.