29 Nov 2013

Shop Till You Drop… Your Guide To The Best of Black Friday

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We girls love to shop… in the main part… and this coming weekend is the weekend to shop till you drop… for yourself and for others.

It’s sales galore across the board.

I have made a roundup of the best reductions… done the legwork… and found those additions to the wardrobe that are always welcome… Site wide sales are the best… with genuine savings on pieces that we already know we want.

Keep in mind a few golden rules when shopping the sales.

Would I buy it at full price? Do I need it? Is it the right size and does it fit well? Does it suit? Buying because the price is right should be the final reason on your checklist.

J.Crew…  still one of my favourite online shopping experiences… is offering 30% off everything with the code HOLIDAY

My casual sweaters are looking tired and I have found some really cute ones here.

 This season it’s all about soft, the snug, the cosy and the embellished… sparkles and jewels… jazzing up the straightforward…

I tried all these sweaters in J.Crew London… (so happy they are here) and they fit well and look fab…





The other brilliant style that J.Crew does so well is the pattern on pattern tuxedo/lounge look… worn with fancy loafers or party stilettos… this women’s version of male suiting is the best ‘when in doubt’ kind of outfit…

Chic and flattering… wearing the masculine with feminine flair is a big crush of mine…




Shopbop… is the number one and the best priced for stylish jeans, boots and bags….

They are discounting between 15% and 25% off everything with the code BIGEVENT13

Here is what’s in my shopping basket… Up until now, I have been very indecisive about biker boots… okay… I’m behind the times… but I’ve decided I would love some… for the weekends… kicking around… and a couple of pairs of new skinnies to reinvigorate the wardrobe…

I’ve included a couple more crossover bags, totes and my best new sunglasses…



Have a wonderful weekend… and if you need to chat about what’s what, leave me a comment and I’m happy to help…

Happy Shopping… xv


P.S  If J.Crew and Shopbop aren’t temptation enough… there are some spectacular black friday deals to be had elsewhere…

net a porter up to 50% off  // nordstrom  black friday deals across the board  //  neiman marcus  up to 40% off  //  bloomingdales  up to 50% off  //  asos  20% site wide  //  yoox  up to 50% and fee shipping  //  amazon across the board



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Anita Rivera

We are heading out today and I know where I’m going….to the above places you suggest! Oh Vicki, we had such a lovely Thanksgiving dinner last night and today, we are going to go run it off by beating the crowds, then come home and DROP!


Heather in Arles

Vicki, do you know the brand N.D.C. made by hand? The lovely Greet Lefevre introduced them to me on her blog. I think they do a really elegant take on the biker boot that would work especially well in Provence (if we are ever going to get you back from London!! grrrrr). I found these onsale at the Yoox UK site to give you an idea:


LOVE!!! But too high around the calf for me… I prefer them a bit lower… like the Rag and Bones… :)

Heather in Arles

Ahhh, a good point. That high up the calf+skinny jeans=jambes du saucisson! :o
They do have others that are more “bottines”–I just like the streamlined look of the line.
Bon Weekend!


hi Vicki ~ those Valentino shooooz ~ oohh la la ~ sold out ~ out of my pocketbook, yet I love
the very thin ankle strap on them ~ i’m packing ~ more stuff for me, though I’ll never tire of
shoes, isn’t where I am right now ~ I’m buried in boxes and plain newsprint ~ discovered some
things I wondered where they were and why I keep them ~ ha ha ha ~ cleansing out ~
Love all your leg work though ~ XO

French Girl in Seattle

Tssss… Here I am, trying to talk my American friends out of spending their hard-earned savings on Black Friday on the blog this week, and you are doing the exact opposite, Vicki…. Tssss… Well, at least your readers can shop for JCrew deals online – and will be able to still wear their pretty PJ’s without leaving the house! :-) Hope you are well, and life is good in Provence. Life has been sunny lately in Seattle, but the clouds are back today– just in time for Black Friday. A sign from above, maybe? Amitiés, Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

D. A. Wolf

Oh what fun… And I can let my fingers do the walking as I currently have one foot/ankle entirely out of commission…

Site-wide sales are the best!


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