Style A Friend | Black Friday Edition

Happy happy Thanksgiving friends! How was your day? Are you full and happy?  I hope so!

We had a great time at my sister-in-law’s house with family and cousins and lots of good good.  Stacey is a great cook and we take FULL advantage of that!  We had turkey cooked on the grill, stuffing, mashed potatoes, jalapeno creamed corn, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cranberry dressing, and rolls!  Not to mention all the desserts!  I finished this post off with a glass of wine, so please forgive any inappropriate typos!  And #cheers! 

Tassel Earrings

I have so much to be grateful for and I don’t take anything for granted.  From a very young age, my Mom instilled in me an attitude of gratefulness.  We grew up without much, but we were always big on love and togetherness.

To this day, I’m thankful for every.little.thing.  This time of year and particularly this Thanksgiving Day has me feeling all sentimental and so very grateful for you!  Thank you so much for being part of this community and stopping by here when you can!


If you’re currently sitting on your couch in your cozies wondering what good sales are out there, I narrowed it down for you here!  I’m thinking these would make great gifts and I also linked the new flocked Christmas tree we just bought since ours hit the dust last year.  Fingers crossed it looks as pretty in person as it does online!

Black Friday Sales

Mirrored Ray-Bans $203, $164 • Colleen Rothschild 30% off EVERYTHING • Leopard Slip On Sneakers $110, $77 • Plush Throw $39, $29 • Kendra Scott Bangle $75, $56 • Kendra Scott Earrings $50, $37 • Barefoot Dreams Wrap Cardigan $98, $65 • Slim UGGS $149, $109 • Flocked Christmas Tree (2 sizes, starting at $285 w FREE shipping)


And, I’m bringing back our favorite girlfriend, Ali-Shaun for a fun and fabulous Style A Friend Black  Friday edition.  I’m lucky to have a great group of close friends and I couldn’t get through life without them.  We had so much fun trying on all these clothes and I’ll be sharing on Stories if you want to join in the laughs!


Ali-Shaun and I beelined straight for Nordstrom and tried on all the cute things we found in our store.  For Black Friday, Nordstrom has up to 60% off all departments! You’ll also earn DOUBLE POINTS when you order today and pick up tomorrow! That’s one of my favorite ways to shop, you can just pull up to the store and they will bring your order out to your car! #spoiled

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Pajamas

Plaid PJs XS • Teal Cable Knit Beanie • Buffalo Check PJs M • Black & White Beanie

We kicked off our try-on adventure with Christmas jammies!  If you’re like me, and suffering from a major food coma right now, you’re really appreciating the elastic waist right now!

Both of these pajamas come in a set and feel nice and soft on.  The beanies are a fun (and warm!) accessory this time of year.  I’m crazy for the fun pom pom on the top!

My Size Reference: I’m short (5’1) and petite, weighing about 110 and wear a 34D bra.  I typically wear size 0p/25 jeans, XSP in tops and dresses.

Ali-Shaun Size Reference: She’s taller (5’4), with an hourglass shape, small waist and fuller bust.  She usually wears a size 8-10 in jeans, and Medium or size 8 in tops and dresses.

Almost everything in this post fit TTS, but I made notes if we needed to size up or down.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Pajamas

Red Stripe PJs XS • Mustard Beanie • Fair isle PJs M • Teal Beanie

It’s not a fun time with friends if you don’t almost wet your pants!  These thermal pajamas are meant to be more fitted, and they come is several cute patterns.  The polar bears skiing are adorable!

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Pajamas (2)

Blue Ski PJs M • Coffee/Wine PJs XS

I choose the ski theme pajamas for Ali-Shaun in honor of our Spring Break trip to Colorado.  And for me, it’s coffee and wine! #yesplease

Fit Tip: These pajamas run big, so size down. 

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom scarves and hats

V-neck pocket tee XS/M 25% off • Colorblock Scarf • Black Jeans 0P •  Stretchy Denim Skinny Jeans 8 • Fringe Bandana Scarf • Oxblood Beanie

Both of us are huge fans of the Wit & Wisdom jeans. Ali-Shaun put them on for the first time here and was flipping out over how good she felt in them.

They’re a mid-rise jean with a bit of stretch and give you legs for days. They also have a comfortable ‘Ab-solution’ powermesh panel to “mold and hold, a waistband with interior control and booty-lift construction.”  #youhadmeatbootylift

The Madewell v-neck tee is a closet staple and they’re currently on sale under $15 in 10 colors!


Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardigan

Barefoot Dreams Cozy Cardi (XS/S & M)

The Cozy Cardigan is out in a gorgeous NEW burgundy hue.  Before that, they were all neutral colors and blue.  This is hands down one of the favorite things I own and I get so much use out of it year round. It’s perfect for lounging around, travel and even out and about while staying super cozy.  My son even tries to steal mine from me!

I’ve gifted it to several special people in my life and it’s always been a huge hit!

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Sweater and Wit & Wisdom jeans

Sweater XXS • Black Jeans 0P • Belt

 I was smitten with this cable knit sweater, especially with a little front tuck and a bit of belt showing. All you need is booties to complete the look!

white sweater and leggings


While we’re talking cozy sweaters, this cable knit button-front cardigan y’all loved is 50% off now!

Nordstrom Black Friday Sale metallic dot sweater

Shimmer Dot Sweater (XS/M)

We’re gettin’ a little sparkly in this one with the metallic dots and contrasting hem.  The sweater is thin enough to tuck into pants or a skirt, or you can wear it more casually untucked. It’s a little dressier for the holidays, but still appropriate for work.

Nordstrom Black Friday Sale sweater

Cozy Crewneck Sweater (XS/M)

Although she prefers neutrals, I’ve been trying to convince Ali-Shaun how good she looks in jewel tones.  #amIright?! All of you with her coloring would look stunning too. I must’ve been successful this time because she took this sweater home!

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCREW wrap sweater

Faux Wrap Top (XS/M) 40% off

 Add a vibrant pop of color  to your outfit with this faux top in a textured crepe material.  It’s stitched along the front so it won’t come open or be too revealing.  It’s also machine washable!

Fit Tip :  It runs big, so size down one. 

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCREW jacket

Open-Front Sweater Blazer (XS) 40% off

This jacket has the softness of a sweater with the shape of a blazer.  I wish I had a chance to style it properly because it will add instant polish to your outfit.  It’s gotten over 225 positive reviews from women that love it and it comes in 7 colors.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Checkered Button Down women

Blue Check Top XS • Red Check Top (M) 25% off 

We’re all checked out in these soft flannel tops.  Hers is meant to be worn tied and mine is long enough to wear out, tuck or tie.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Black Wrap Top

Faux Wrap Knit Top M • Skinny Jeans 40% off

Wrap tops and dresses are super flattering because they accentuate the smallest part of your waist. Ali-Shaun was drawn to this black one and I tried on the white one below. The top is stitched at the bottom of the V to keep it closed.

Fit Tip : The top runs a bit big, so you might want to size down.


Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom red pants and white wrap top

Covered Belt Buckle Trousers 2 • Faux Wrap Knit Top XXS

How fun are these red pants?! They are supposed to be crop length, but full length on me.  The wrap top is thin enough to tuck in and gives it a totally different look.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Shell top

Sleeveless Blouse XS/S • Black Jeans 0P • Stretchy Denim Skinny Jeans 8 • H Belt • Leopard Booties

I already have this sleeveless blouse in my closet and several colors, but I really love the olive and festive red. These are great because they can be born under cardigans and even jackets for work.

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCREW lace top

Short Sleeve Lace Top 40% off

How pretty is this top?  The lace overlay is so intricate and delicate and I love the bit of fringe at the bottom and sleeve.  It’s a perfect party top or even just for date night!

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Velvet Jumpsuit

Velvet Culotte Jumpsuit

You guys know I’m #teamjumpsuit and I really love this one! It’s a gorgeous deep navy and the material is a luxurious, soft velvet. I love how the deep V opens up the neckline.  It’s also incredibly comfy and has pockets!

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCREW velvet bodysuit

Velvet Scoopneck Bodysuit 40% off

Ali-Shaun made me try on this bodysuit and I actually ended up liking it!  The bottom is quite comfortable and doesn’t ride up. The top is low enough to show some skin, but not low enough to embarrass you with a wardrobe malfunction.

Gold Dot Jumpsuit

Black & Gold Jumpsuit

This jumpsuit was a winner for both of us!  I’m wearing mine to this year’s school “Starry Night” Gala and Ali-Shaun is wearing hers to the Elton John concert.   I also think it’s a fun party outfit, especially for New Year’s Eve!

We both felt amazing in it, but had to make minor alterations to it. We both cut a few inches off the length and Ali-Shaun had the chest nipped in for a just right fit.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Navy and red lace dress

Red & Navy Lace Dress

You’ll definitely stand out from the crowd in this navy and red dress.   It’s an elegant and classy silhouette and yet the navy and red combo is unexpected.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom sequin dress

Rose Gold Sequin Faux Wrap Dress 2P

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The sparkles in this dress reminded me of the Gibson x Glam collection. It’s a pretty pink champagne color with a sassy wrap and elbow length sleeves.  It’s fully lined and zips up the back.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom MEGAN Gibson x Glam sequin top

Megan Sequin Top M

 Of course I had to get Ali-Shaun in the MEGAN top! She looked amazing in it and I was soooo happy to see her in it!  She wants to wear it with black pants, but I also like it with the jeans she has on and black heels.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom SHEAFFER Gibson x Glam lace mock neck topSheaffer Lace Top M

She also really loved SHEAFFER’s top with the lace overlay, ruffles and mock neck.  I swear she looks so pretty with her hair back. She could wear a strapless bra or even a black one.

JCrew Statement Earrings

Red Bow Earrings 40% off Crystal & Flower Earrings 40% off

I’m getting more and more into statement earrings lately and spotted both of these at J.Crew! They will definitely add personality to your outfit and make a wonderful gift!


Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Zella crop leggings and top

Zella Crop Leggings XS/M • Long Sleeve Top XS

 My fitness eBook will be launching soon and I can’t wait! These are my go-to crop leggings that are incredibly well-made, feel amazing on and last forever.  I got Ali-Shaun hooked on these too!  Have you tried them?

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Zella Bomber Jacket

Cozy Up Bomber Jacket XS/M

We’re crazy for this Zella bomber jacket and both ended up getting the darker rose pink color.  The high pile fleece adds a modern vibe to an old school style. I’ll be wearing this one with everything from jeans to leggings.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Zella crop leggings and Patagonia Pullover

Quarter Zip Pullover XS & M

These half zip pullovers are legit! and ultra warm.  It’s the kind of thing I like to wear if I’m running outside in winter because it’s moisture wicking.

Fit Tip : This pullover fits snug, size up if you want more room.

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom The North Face Jacket

Quilted Puffer Jacket XS/M

OMG!!  We both wanted to take this jacket home with us because it felt absolutely amazing on and was sooooo quilty soft. It’s water resistant with thumbhole cuffs and zip, hand warmer pockets.

I might regret it, but I didn’t buy it, thinking I already have a warm jacket and Houston doesn’t get that cold. Any of you in a colder climate will absolutely LOVE this!

Black Friday Sales 2018 Nordstrom Patagonia Vest

Fleece Vest S • Top XXS • Jeans 33% offBooties FREE ship

I’ve been wanting this vest for two years and finally pulled the trigger!   I adore this aqua green color that looks so cute with jeans, white top and boots.

Fit Tip:  This vest runs small, so size up one.

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCrew Quilted Vest

Quilted Vest M

Ali-Shaun loved this quilted black vest and it looked great on her!  It’s sleek and slimming and goes with everything!

Black Friday Sales 2018 JCrew New Balance Gold Sneakers

New Balance 520’s

 A great pair of snacks for running errands and looking stylish at the same time!

Don’t forget about the big sale at COLLEEN ROTHSCHILD

THE SALE • 30% off EVERYTHING, use code BF2018

Did you hear that?! 30% off E V E R Y T H I N G !!!  This is a big one guys!  If you’ve been wanting to try my personal favorite skincare line, definitely order now while everything is on sale!  This stuff is pricey (but soooo worth it!) so I always stock up when there’s a discount.

You can always start with the popular Discovery Collection, a 7-piece kit that includes Colleen Rothschild’s best sellers, including my favorite Radiant Cleansing Balm.

I’ve gifted the Discovery Kit to several special women in my life and they all love it and have thanked me so much for it!


Okay friends, I’ll wrap it up here, but you can still score lots of super cute styles in Wednesday’s JUST SALES post and a few more here:

BAUBLEBAR Stock up on Under $20 Doorbusters, 30% off personalized presents, & gift sets at up to 65% off.

My picks : 30% off this Monogram Pendant and 46% off Build Your Own layered necklace.

MACY’S – 20% Off Black Friday Sale with code BLKFRI.

My picks : Rayban Sunglasses $178, $89 • $40 cashmere and 41% off a Kitchen Aid stand mixer!


My picks : Family Christmas jammies and a full UGG event!

SEPHORA up to 50% Off

My picks : Anastasia Beverly Hills and Moroccanoil Treatment Ornament.

WAYFAIR up to 80% off

My picks : A 9’x12′ rug for $134 and a Christmas tree for the kids!

WILLIAMS SONOMA up to 50% off

My picks : Nespresso Creatitsta Plus espresso machine $900, $360 + free coffee and Goldtouch essential bakeware $152  $80

That’s all for now friends!  Do you want to see Ali-Shaun more often? If so, let me know in the comments and maybe I can persuade her to join in more! 

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you get to have a relaxing Friday.  I’ll be back here on Monday with a huge Cyber Monday AMAZON post!  I think you’re gonna like this one! 😉







  1. Leigh
    November 22, 2018 / 9:28 pm

    Ali-Shaun is adorable! I love seeing the two of you next to each other in the same outfit-it gives a better idea of how the clothes fit different body types. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Emilie
    November 23, 2018 / 7:16 am

    Yes please, more Ali-Shaun! We love her! I appreciate seeing the outfits in 2 different body styles. It really helps me out because I’m closer to Ali-Shaun’s sizing. Plus she’s so much fun!

    • Jen Muratet
      November 23, 2018 / 10:18 am

      Came here to say the same thing! 🙂

      As a fellow dark haired girl, I’m all about the jewel tones, she looks stunning in them!

      • November 23, 2018 / 1:26 pm

        That’s what I say!! 🙂

    • November 23, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      I’m so glad it’s helpful! She is really a great friend too!

  3. Robin Firestone
    November 23, 2018 / 7:26 am

    Love your try-ons with Al-Shaun – you too are so cute!

    • November 23, 2018 / 1:26 pm

      She makes it even more fun! I can’t wait to share the Stories!

    • November 23, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      I’m so thankful to have a friend like her! And I’m happy you enjoy these try-ons!

  4. Nadine
    November 23, 2018 / 10:03 am

    I have Ali-Shaun’s coloring, and I wear jewel tones all the time. She looks great in them!

  5. Caitlin
    November 23, 2018 / 10:50 am

    Love style a friend! ❤️❤️❤️

  6. Dana Longwell
    November 23, 2018 / 4:18 pm

    Love when Ali-Shaun joins in and I’m sure you have way more fun with her in the picture! So glad you both bought that one jumpsuit because it looked amazing on both of you!

    • November 24, 2018 / 7:29 am

      You’re right- SO much more fun her! I needed a good laugh! Hope you have a great rest of your weekend!

  7. Randi
    November 23, 2018 / 9:30 pm

    The polka-dot outfit is probably my most favorite outfit I’ve ever seen Ali-Shaun in. It is so flattering on her figure! Just beautiful!

    • November 24, 2018 / 7:29 am

      We both loved that on her too! It’s going to look even better after alterations!!

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