My Favorite Black Friday Sales

tuckernuck gio striped maxi dress

white sneakers (on sale for $39 right now, normally $65) | red striped dress (20% off right now) | corduroy headband

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of lots of yummy food!  Black Friday deals seem to have started really early this year because to shipping delays due to the pandemic, and I’m not complaining about it at all!  I love a good deal and with certain pieces the sales this time of year really do make a big difference.  Here are the sales I’ve shopped already, ones that have piqued my interest and ones that are worth looking into if you’ve been waiting for a sale.  Be sure to check my Small Business Gift Guide too if you’re looking for some great small businesses to support!  Most of them are running Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday sales too.

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Tuckernuck:  20% off sitewide, 25% off orders $500+, 30% off orders over $1000.  Use code BIGSALE

The only store email that I receive that I consistently open is from Tuckernuck because I’m always so inspired by the outfits that they put together.  Their classic style is impeccable!  Many of the things sold by Tuckernuck are a splurge, so now is the time to shop if you’ve been eyeing something in particular.  They also have great things for men and beautiful home decor too.  Dudley Stephens fleeces are also included in the sale!  (The Park Slope is my favorite, it’s tts if you have a small chest or regular shoulders, or size up and it’ll still work just fine!)  Here are some things I already own, have purchased during this sale, or would love to own one day.


Beautycounter: 15% off and free shipping on orders over $50 (please select Katie Vail as your consultant before you check out)

All of the holiday sets as well as skincare and makeup favorites are on sale right now!  Clean beauty has become so important to me since becoming a mother and Beautycounter is my go-to for clean products for myself and my family.  Here are my blog posts about all of my favorite Beautycounter products.


J.Crew: 50% off full priced items and 60% off of sale styles with code FRIDAY

My go-to for the past 15 years has been J.Crew.  Timeless and stylish and very well made.  Here are some favorites, many of which I already have.  (Favorite coat, favorite skinny jeans, favorite demi boot crop chinos, very cute clogs I just bought!)


J.Crew Factory: 60-70% off, plus and extra 10% off with code HOLIDAY

J.Crew style at outlet prices.  I LOVE J.Crew Factory so much!  They have lots of festive holiday pieces and so many timeless classics.


LAKE Pajamas: special pricing on most everything

LAKE makes my favorite luxurious pajamas that look beautiful and they’re incredibly soft too.  Made to wear in bed/at home but they’re also be cute enough to be seen outside in…most everything is about 20% off right now.  These are on the pricier side so the sale makes a big difference!  I have 2 of the striped tank-short sets for warm weather and just bought this long-long set in Parisian Green and this long-long set in Marine stripes.  These run tts or size up for a comfier fit.


The Striped Sheep: 40% off

I love these cute striped shirts for mommas and kids (girls AND boys)!  I’ve had the cream striped rainbow one since the spring and just ordered it in navy/rainbow for myself and the kids.  The shirts are small batch and made in Portugal so they’re a bit of a splurge for a striped shirt (normally $72 for women and $45 for kids), but the fabric is incredibly soft and the 40% off discount makes them more affordable!  These run tts or size up for an oversized fit.


Margaux: 20% off with code GAUXTIME thru 11/30.

I love my new Pointe flats from Margaux and these handmade shoes are now 20% off!  I find that they run narrow so got my normal size in the wide version.  Incredibly comfortable and timeless in style.  Once the Black Friday sale is over you can use code STRIPES10 to save 10% off at any time.


Birdies: leather loafers are on sale for $95 (normally $140)

I’ve had my eye on Birdies for years now, but their beautiful ornate styles from a few years back didn’t make sense for my lifestyle as a busy mom living in Hawaii though.  Their styles aren’t quite so decorative now and their leather loafers that feel like clouds are on sale for $95.  I got the taupe color but love the look of the cognac and black leather pairs too.


Dudley Stephens: spend $150+ through Sunday and pick a present at checkout.  (I believe they’re also having a Cyber Monday sale, so stay tuned.)  You can also always ask me to send you a $25 off referral code for you to use on your first purchase!

These fleeces have become my most worn pieces in my closet this fall.  Cozy yet chic is just about the perfect combination, if you ask me.  The Park Slope is my favorite to wear with jeans and regular pants, but the Cobble Hill and the Greenpoint are great to wear with leggings.  And the Brighton Boatneck is beautiful too!  I wear my normal size small but many people choose to size up.  They also make toddler sizes and Caroline loves her hot pink turtleneck.  Vello is the plush extra warm fleece and Terry is the thinner more structured fleece.  If I had to choose I’d probably say that Terry is my favorite and looks a little less casual.  Navy, camel, natural blush, hunter green, and off white are my favorite colors.

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