Weekly Roundup and Best of Black Friday

November 25, 2021

Black Friday I What to Buy

Posting this a bit earlier than usual since so many sales are on and you may be shopping post-turkey dinner. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving today! In addition to this week’s roundup I’m also sharing all my favorite Black Friday sales going on now. 

And if you’re eyeing pieces I’ve worn on the blog to see if they are on sale – I’d recommend checking here and here. And a quick reminder that The Holiday Shop has been refreshed and has loads of cute gift ideas, holiday outfit ideas & holiday decor so don’t miss perusing those extensive categories!

I hope you enjoy it and have a great weekend! Happy shopping!

My Top Six Black Friday Sales:


40% off (!!!) I am loving their new arrivals (so many fun and festive finds for this time of year!) but the sale also includes a lot of items I own and love including the below! They also have loads of good gift ideas for Guys and for little boys & little girls!

J.Crew Items I Own on Sale:

Jenni Kayne

This brand is pricey so I always buy stuff when it is on sale and they are doing 25% off! See my favorites in my Jenni Kayne Apparel Review.

Equilibria CBD

My favorite CBD brand, Equilibria is offering 30% off sitewide – this includes everything from the limited-edition holiday gift sets to all of Equilibria’s core products including my favorite Daily Drops (Mint and Cranberry Elderflower are my favorite flavors!) & Daily Softgels. If you’ve never bought from the brand before you can also use my code of witwhimsy at checkout for an additional 15% off! Lastly, anyone who spends $150+ will receive a full-size Daily Treatment Oil (Equilibria’s brand new skincare product I keep on my nightstand and apply before bed) as a free gift with their purchase – it’s a $68 value. So run, don’t walk for this promo. You can read lots more about how I use their products here.


Everlane rarely does sales so be sure to check out their up to 30% off of some of their most popular styles. 

Ann Taylor

50% off everything! WOAH. Shop their new arrivals first because they’re so good! Lots of great holiday outfits in particular.


Take 15-30% off storewide with code HOLIDAY! The Shopbop sale never disappoints and it is when I treat myself to the more designer items I’ve been eyeing.  Below are some of my top picks from Shopbop plus a shoppable widget of even more items from Shopbop that I own that are on sale. 

Some of my Top Shopbop Sale Picks:

Teddy Coat and Kick Flares on Meghan Donovan of wit & whimsy 3

My all time favorite Fall & Winter bootie. So comfortable and one of the items I hear most about from you guys that you absolutely love and that they were worth the investment. A full review with styling ideas can be found here. They also come in a gorgeous cognac color.

Inez Boot Review I wit & whimsy

These Rocket Crop Jeans. They have some nice stretch to them and look great with a variety of shoes. I have size 28 but could have also done 27.

Weekend Casual Athleisure Outfit I wit & whimsy

My beloved APL sneakers. I sized down half a size to 6.5. So comfortable and no socks necessary! One of my most worn shoes in 2020. This pair I recently bought also is on sale + promo, too.

Wayf Lace Top

This gorgeous lace top that now comes in loads of colors. Wearing a M.

Ann Taylor Spring Try On I wit & whimsy

These great Levi jeans. Wearing size 28.  I also own them in black seen here.

French Girl Style Striped Tee I wit & whimsy

These super comfortable and timeless loafers. They also come in a beige, black, white and a classic deep brown.

Cozy Casual Winter Outfit I wit & whimsy

These Commando Faux Leather Leggings. Perfect for pairing with oversized cozy sweaters at home and for around town. Size M.

Vince Coat I Celine Bag I J Brand Jeans

One of my most worn sneakers (I am on my second pair!) They are perfect for errands, with loungewear and with athleisure. So comfortable and super chic. TTS.


Other Things I Own On Sale:


The Best of the Rest of Black Friday:

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25% off everything (this is the biggest discount I’ve seen them do!) Their coats and sweaters are always worth shopping.  I have this coat (S) and this coat (6) from this season and love them. They do easy free returns, too. Use code FRIDAY25. (Check sizing – I often size down in their coats and up in their sweaters).


Loads of markdowns across categories. All my Amazon favorites can be shopped here. Also a lot of my favorite home items will be marked down, too! Mostly I’d look at great bigger ticket items like Apple Watches, Apple Macbooks and Apple Airpods all with markdowns on select models, a Kitchen Aid mixer, Nespresso machines (this is the one I have and love!), the Breville Espresso machines people are obsessed with, Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones (I never travel without them but they are also great for WFH if you have noisy neighbors, construction sounds, etc.!), Fitbits, iRobot Roombas, Zinus Mattress Toppers, Bissell Home Purifiers, bestselling pillows, home organizers, a Soda Stream, Dyson items and InstantPots.

And btw if you’re not an Amazon Prime member yet I cannot recommend it enough! A lot of the picks from my Amazon Prime Day roundup may also be marked down if you’re looking for some guidance!

Amazon Fashion

For great deals on shoes, coats and accessories. I recommend this pair and this pair of Levi’s, these classic Adidas Stan Smith sneakers on sale, this cozy cardigan perfect for home wear, these workout leggings from Champion,  this classic trench, this slouchy yet chic sweater, this cool puffer, this classic timepiece by Daniel Wellington (this one) too and this comfy Calvin Klein underwear. A lot of the items I featured in this post are now marked down, too! Shop items in my closet from Amazon Fashion all here.

Amazon Beauty

Be sure to nab Crest Whitestrips and my favorite oil soaker.


I have been amazed at how many cute and age appropriate things for even those of us in our 30s Abercrombie has been releasing this year. Now is the time to get them on sale for 40% off. I suggest browsing their new arrivals.


30% off everything!! My French style mirror is included. I can’t wait to buy holiday decor in particular and I’ll also be shopping all their gift selections.


20% off! I love these leggings and this crop top for yoga.

Aurate Jewelry

One of my favorite brands is doing 25% off which is the most they ever discount. They have a lot of really great pieces to gift your sister or a girlfriend or yourself 😉


Up to 25% off of your purchase but I’d preference picks from their in-house brand Aqua which has so many stylish & affordable finds. Especially if you want some great cashmere pieces or fun party looks! I shared some of my favorites here & here.


Longtime readers know I’m obsessed with Brooklinen’s Classic Percale Sheets, Heathered Cashmere Sheets and Bath Towels and they’re doing 20% off. I can’t recommend this brand enough – go ahead and treat yo self and upgrade your bed or bath!


20% off everything! All my favorites can be found in my Caudalie Skincare Review.

Club Monaco

You can get 25% off everything! Their new arrivals are really good but I always think buying a coat from CM this time of year is the best bet.

Crate & Barrel

Up to 30% off. I personally can’t get enough of their glassware, decor and they also have so many good gift ideas this year. Free furniture delivery, too!


I’ve never seen this brand mark down before! They’re offering 15% off their classics – this is one of my all time favorite brands to buy gifts from.


Up to 30% off select items. Skincare goals for 2021? Check!


The vacuum that changed my life is on sale! It is 100% worth the upgrade.


30% off so many of their amazing skincare products! This cleansing balm and this eye mask are two of my absolute favorites.


My go-to CBD brand is doing 30% off sitewide plus you can use my code of witwhimsy for an additional 15% off your order! Their gift sets will make great gifts and my personal favorite products to gift are the bath soak, the gummies and the Relief Balm!


Up to 25% off! A few brands are excluded. All my favorites at Follain can be seen here.


30% off your purchase. Their sweaters and coats are the best thing to shop in my opinion.

Ilia Beauty

My favorite clean makeup brand is doing 20% off! You can read about all my favorites in this full review post. Use code REVIVE20.

J.Crew Factory

50% off everything!


40% off (!!!). I am loving their new arrivals (so many fun and festive finds for this time of year!) but the sale also includes a lot of items I own and love. If you’re shopping for yourself, don’t miss my favorite slip skirtthis puff sleeve sweater I own and this one, too, my trench coatthis great layering sweater (I sized up to a L) and some other pieces I wore in Paris including this cozy sweaterthis dress, this dress, too and this great jacket.

Jenni Kayne

This brand is pricey so I always buy stuff when it is on sale and they are doing 25% off! See my favorites in my Jenni Kayne Apparel Review.


Kinn makes some of my most worn jewelry and they rarely do sales so grab some treasured pieces at 15% off this weekend.

Lake Pajamas

Up to 40% off! This brand’s pajamas make excellent gifts.

LOFT and Lou & Grey

40% off your purchase. I spotted so many cute things in the new arrivals.


30% off almost everything on the site and 50% off best sellers – think: boots, purses, denim, outerwear, sweaters, and more! here are all the best selling styles


They’re doing 30% off your entire purchase! Their coats + sweaters are the best.


Timeless, comfortable shoes you’ll reach for time and time again. They rarely do sales so hop to their 20% off sale. A few exclusions apply.


The makers of super soft and cozy cashmere and my favorite hoodie (L) and matching cashmere joggers (S).


The maker of my favorite protective face masks (I have black and blush) and my pillow are doing their biggest sale of the year – 30% off!


Up to 50% off! Coats, boots, Tory Burch flats, jeans, Hunter boots, sherpa jackets and so much more marked down! Also lots of good gifts for guys (always need help in this department!), beauty sets for your nieces/girlfriends/colleagues/bosses and home gifts, too (Bose speakers! Cozy throws!) Don’t miss their holiday decor, either.


The brand almost never discounts so run don’t walk for their 20% off. I think their Trio Sets make the loveliest gifts. These candles burn clean, burn long and my favorite scents are the Cardamom Milk and Fallen Fir.

Outdoor Voices

25% off great workout wear including my favorite long sleeve tee.


Senreve bags are some of my favorites and select styles are 25% off with code GIVETHANKS.

Sweaty Betty

30% off everything! I’ve never seen this brand discount more than 25% off so this is major. This is my all time favorite sports bra and I have these fleece joggers and this pullover and they are so comfy for lounging around.


50% off your entire purchase! This is the biggest promo they’ve ever run!

True & Co.

The MVPs of WFH life are this bra & this bra. Supportive and yet no underwire. True game changers for me this year!

True Botanicals

Score 20% off your order of this beloved skincare. Don’t miss my favorite nighttime routine aromatherapy roller. I also love this brand’s facial oils!


Verishop has such an awesome curation. It’s a relatively new site but I’ve been shopping from there quite a bit this year. I particularly love their Home assortment. Code HOLIDAY will get you 25% off Fashion (they carry a lot of great brands) and 15% off Home and Beauty & Wellness. Don’t miss browsing their Gifts section, too.

Violet Grey

Violet Grey has Augustinus Bader for 20% off if you’re a fan!

Be sure to also check out my gift guides and Holiday Shop for picks that may also be marked down today! And a lot of other items I own may be on sale, too if you’d like to shop my closet.

Now, onto regularly scheduled programming with the weekly roundup!


  • Spent time in London and am now in Scotland with my brother, sister in law and niece!




  • My mini spatulas are some of my most used kitchen tools and I think it would make such a handy stocking stuffer!
  • I love getting cookbooks as gifts and I’ve heard great things about this one by Molly Baz if you need an idea for someone on your list!
  • I love my weighted eye mask and think this one would make a stellar gift for someone.
  • Highly recommend this book as a gift for any little ones in your life. I just bought it for my niece after reading it to a friend’s daughter many times and loving it.
  • If you’re also shopping for kids this season, I found Amazon’s toy ideas broken down by age so helpful.
  • I just got my favorite slip skirt in the perfect holiday red. I already have it in black and champagne! Can’t wait to wear it for holiday gatherings.
  • Speaking of holiday red, this sweater is perfection!
  • A cute pair of holiday heels right this way.
  • Spotted: The Theragun Mini on sale!


5 comments on “Weekly Roundup and Best of Black Friday”

  1. Just read that you opted for a non underwire bra for your flight and I wanted to recommend True & Co. I grabbed a couple bras a few months back and they are amazingly comfortable, like rather toss all of my other bras in the fire if I could wear this one for the rest of my days kind of comfortable. And they’ve got a Black Friday deal going right now for 25% off everything on their site.

  2. Just ordered the plush socks and a headband from J.Crew Factory. So many great sales and so much added to my wishlist. Trying not to buy to much for me before I finish my kid’s Christmas shopping.

  3. Love that you linked to Scotcharoos – they’re a family favorite that my grandmother makes for us whenever we visit! So easy and delicious. definitely checking out the Black Friday deals, I’ve had my eye on a coffee table that’s on major sale at Anthro… might be time to do it!

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