***UPDATED*** The 'Black Friday is Dead' Black Friday Sales Roundup

Here you go, my lovelies -- an updated list of every single damn Black Friday sale I could find. In alphabetical order. Stay tuned to this post for updates, especially for Cyber Monday!!!

  • Alexis Bittar - take up to 50% off select styles, plus 40% off all fine jewelry styles. 
  • Ann Taylor - 50% off everything with code CELEBRATE at checkout. 
  • Athleta - take 20% off your purchase with code WORKIT at checkout. 
  • Banana Republic - take 40% off your purchase with code BRFRIENDS at checkout.
  • Bauble Bar - 305 off gift sets and more with code EARLYBIRD at checkout.
  • Bloomingdale's - buy more, save more with discounts of up to 25% off with code TURKEY at checkout. 
  • Boden - take 30% off everything through Monday with code 7J4Z at checkout. Orders of $49 or more ship for free, too. 
  • Famous Footwear - take 15% off your order + BOGO + free shipping with code FFBF2015 at checkout from November 26-29th. 
  • Gap - take 50% off everything with code BLKFRIDAY at checkout. 
  • Gap Factory - take 50-70% off everything with their Black Friday deals. 
  • Gilt - take up to 80% off hundreds of items, plus free shipping on all orders starting at 12 noon ET on Thursday. 
  • J. Crew - take 30% off your purchase with code GETSHOPPING at checkout. 
  • J. Crew Factory - take 50% off everything. Free shipping on orders of $50 or more with code SHIPGIFTS at checkout. 
  • Jonathan Adler - take 20% off everything through November 29th with code TGIBF. 
  • Joss & Main - tons of sales going on, with discounts of up to 75% off. 
  • Kate Spade New York - a surprise sale through November 28th with up to 75% off, plus free ground shipping to the U.S. and Canada on orders of $175 or more. 
  • Keds - take 25% off sitewide from November 26-30th, plus free shipping with code KEDSHOLIDAY at checkout. 
  • Kiehl's - enjoy $20 in Kiehl's cash when you spend $65. Code JINGLE at checkout. 
  • Last Call by Neiman Marcus - take up to 80% off everything
  • LOFT - take 50% off almost everything with code CORNY at checkout.
  • Madewell - take 25% off your entire purchase with code CALMDOWN at checkout through Sunday. Free shipping on all orders.
  • Minted - take 15% off any order or 20% off an order of $150 or more from Wednesday through Friday. 
  • Modcloth - take up to 40% off so many new and favorite items on Black Friday.
  • Naturalizer - take 30% off boots + 50% off handbags and free shipping on all orders through November 29th. 
  • Nike - take an extra 25% off clearance with code GETOUTHERE at checkout through December 1st. 
  • Nordstrom - click here (& bookmark that link) for their Black Friday & Cyber Monday sales. They're also taking an extra 25% off select sale items through Monday. 
  • Paper Source - you can already preview their Black Friday deals online here. Through Wednesday you can take 20% off your purchase with code THX2U at checkout. 
  • Ralph Lauren - up to 60% off during their Thanksgiving sale, with an extra 20% off on top of that, with code TURKEY20 at checkout through November 26th. 
  • Rent The Runway - take 25% off orders of $75 or more on Black Friday.
  • Ruche - take 30% off everything with code BLKFRDY at checkout. 
  • Shutterfly - take up to 50% off your purchase as well as 10 free cards + 10 free trim options + 10 free paper options.
  • Stella & Dot - their Black Friday sale is on now, with an extra 25% off sale items.  
  • Steve Madden - take 25% off your purchase on Friday and Saturday with code GIFT at checkout. 
  • Superga - take 25% off your purchase sitewide plus free shipping with code WOW at checkout from November 27-29th. 
  • The Body Shop - score a limited edition Black Friday tote, plus 3 products for $36, and $18 select gift sets during their Black Friday sale.
  • The Container Store - take 20% off gift wrap wonderland items with code THANKS20 at checkout through November 29th. 
  • The Limited - take 60% off everything on Black Friday, including sale items with code BFWEEK at checkout on November 26th. 
  • Tiny Prints - take 30% off all orders, and 40% off orders of $149 or more during the Thanksgiving sale. 
  • Urban Outfitters - take an extra 30% off sale items.
  • Zappos - free one business day shipping on all orders on Black Friday. 

What NYC Recessionista Wears: My New Favorite Dress

Monday's outfit was a testament to perseverance ... I had to stalk this plaid LOFT dress for months until it came back into stock in my size, and I'm so glad I did. I love it. I think my favorite thing about it is that it looks like something I'd fawn over -- and buy -- from a vintage store.

LOFT plaid dolman sleeve dress  /  LOFT boyfriend cardigan  /  Old Navy leggings  /  J. Crew riding boots (no longer available; similar here and here)

(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Him

This might just be my favorite time of year, y'all -- it's time to talk holiday gifts, and I absolutely love sharing my picks with you! Each day this week, I'll be sharing affordable and adorable gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

Up next: Gifts for Him.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. J. Crew smartphone gloves
2. Old Navy plaid scarf
3. Classic electronic football game
4. Timex Weekender Chrono Watch
5. Harry's shave set
6. The J. Crew Pocket Dial by Jimmy Fallon
7. Thermos beverage bottle
8. Old Navy fleece slippers
9. J. Crew buffalo plaid pajama pants
10. Old Navy tweed trapper hat
11. Casio Illuminator Watch
12. Prospector Co. No Shave kit

Holiday Gift Guide 2015: Gifts for Her

This might just be my favorite time of year, y'all -- it's time to talk holiday gifts, and I absolutely love sharing my picks with you! Each day this week, I'll be sharing affordable and adorable gifts for everyone on your shopping list.

First up: Gifts for Her.

(All product images courtesy of retailers as follows)

1. bareMinerals gloss on the go set
2. Stella & Dot pave sphinx ring
3. Paper Source gold stripe tote
6. Bauble Bar brooch set
7. ban. do back-up charger
9. Minnetonka slippers
12. Stella & Dot aurora stud set

FLASH SALE at LOFT - 60 percent off

Through Monday at 10 AM ET only, you can take 50% off the best of fall at LOFT with code FLASH at checkout, plus an extra 60% off all sale styles, no code needed.

(Image courtesy of LOFT)

GIVEAWAY: My Favorite Holiday Cards from Minted

Happy Friday, my lovelies!

Minted is one of my favorite sites for customized stationery, holiday cards, party supplies and even artwork, and with good reason. Each design on their site has been created by independent designers and artists who get paid for their work (meaning you're supporting independent artisans), the designs are gorgeous -- one more beautiful than the next. They have countless paper, cut and finish options to choose from, too. They'll even address your envelopes for you, for pete's sake.

The site is a giant rabbit hole of gorgeousness that I could easily spend hours surfing, but somehow I've managed to narrow it down to my 10 favorite holiday card designs --

'Ornament + Stars'

'The Happiest Time'

'Pine Circle'

'Snow Fancy'

'Christmas Fox'

'Dotted Numerals'

'Folky Ornaments'

'Deco Cheer'

'Turtle Doves'

'Modern Doves'

(All images courtesy of Minted)

Now, this is my favorite part:
Minted is giving TWO lucky NYC Recessionista readers each a $125 credit to the site!

To enter, simply leave a comment below with your favorite card design and then click here to fill out the short entry form before November 25th at 11:59 p.m. ET. That's it! The two winners will be chosen at random and emailed.

Stay tuned to the blog, where I'll be showing y'all my final choice, too.

Editor's note: in exchange for sharing my favorite holiday cards with y'all, Minted has generously gifted me my own holiday cards, too, in addition to providing the giveaway prizes. 

New arrivals: first taste of the holidays from LOFT

LOFT new arrivals are here, and they're perfect for the holidays. Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's -- you name it. And they're all super soft and cozy.

PS - select styles are 40% off right now, too.

(All images courtesy of LOFT)

NOW AVAILABLE: Olivia Palermo's Holiday Collection for Bauble Bar

If you were a big fan of the fall collaboration Olivia Palermo did with Bauble Bar, then prepare to be wowed again -- she just teamed up with them again for a holiday collection and it's STUNNING.

These are just a few peeks --

(All images courtesy of Bauble Bar)