***Updated*** - MEGA THANKSGIVING & BLACK FRIDAY SALES ROUNDUP

Okay, people ... that time is pretty much upon us. The holiday shopping season is here. Actually, it's been upon us for weeks now, because virtually every retailer in America has said, "To hell with Black Friday!" and turned the entire month of November into one big giant clusterf**k of a sale. Not that I'm complaining ...

Let's shop, shall we?

This fair isle sweater is 30% off at Old Navy right now!


  • Tuesday and Wednesay only at Piperlime, all final sale items are an extra 40% off with code EXTRACHIC at checkout. 
  • Right now at Nordstrom, you can take advantage of discounts of up to 40% off sale items ... 
  • Over at New York & Company, EVERYTHING is buy one, get one 50% off. Plus, you can take $100 off a $200 purchase (code 4366), $50 off a $100 purchase (code 4365), or $25 off a $50 purchase (code 4364).
  • Now everything at J. Crew Factory is 50% off with code THANKS at checkout. All orders of $50 or more ship for free with that code, too. 
  • If you're looking to makeover your workspace, Poppin is taking 10% off all furniture with code FURN2014 at checkout. Sale ends December 8th.
  • Through Sunday, you can take 25% off your entire purchase at Madewell's with code GIFTON at checkout.
  • There are so many great holiday styles in the sale section over at Piperlime right now ... 
  • Through Thursday at Banana Republic, you can take 30% off your entire purchase with code BRBLACK30 at checkout. And if you're a cardmember, be on the lookout for early access to their Black Friday deals with a unique code in your email. 
  • Every day until Black Friday, Modcloth is unveiling new deals that will be 50% off for just one day.
  • TODAY ONLY at Lands' End, you can take 40% off sweaters and 30% off everything else ... just enter code SAVE and pin 2424 at checkout. 
  • Ralph Lauren is taking 40-60% off select items during its big Thanksgiving sale. 
  • TODAY ONLY at J. Crew, you can take 30% off your entire purchase with code GETFESTIVE at checkout. 
  • Over at Saks Fifth Avenue, you can take 40-50% off select new arrivals with code GOBBLE at checkout through Wednesday.
  •  Through Saturday at Target, handbags are buy one, get one 50% off. 
  • Through 12 noon EST on Thursday, Asos is taking 25% off all of their party wear
  • Bloomingdale's is taking 30-40% off boots through Sunday. You can also take $25 off for every $200 you spend through Saturday (online only).
  • Through Wednesday at Ann Taylor, you can take 40% off full-price styles and an extra 50% off sale styles, all with code SHOPANN at checkout. 
  • Macy's big Thanksgiving sale is on now, with 40% off select styles of boots and handbags, and an extra 20% off select departments with code GOBBLE at checkout.
  • Starting now at LOFT, you can take 40% off everything, no code needed. Also, all sale items are still an extra 50% off.
  • Through Wednesday at Gap, you can take 30% off your entire purchase online with code HAPPY at checkout. 
  • Old Navy is in the middle of their five days of deals right now -- plus, they're taking 30% off everything with code EARLYBIRD at checkout. 
  • Over at Kohl's, all of their Black Friday deals are online already ... so you can shop them now!
  • The big shoe sale is still on over at Bare Necessities, with discounts of 25-40% off. Sleepwear is 25% off right now, too.
  • Century 21 has lots of cyber deals to check out right now, with discounts of up to 75% off designer finds.

PS -- I'll keep updating this post all week long, so bookmark it now for access to the best sales!

RECAP: a 'Where The Wild Things Are' Baby Shower with Uncommon Goods

Last Sunday, I attended the baby shower of a very dear friend and coworker. Mallory is one of the gals I am closest to at my job, and she and her husband are expecting her first babies - twin boys!  Her mom threw her the most beautiful 'Where The Wild Things Are' themed shower.






















I knew that I wanted to get her gifts that were unique and super special, so I headed to one of my favorite websites for gifts -- Uncommon Goods. I've been shopping there since I was in college over a decade ago ... they always have just what I am looking for! Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, Uncommon Goods is an privately-owned retailer that features unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people.  They're even a Certified B Corporation! Most of the products they carry are created right here in the USA, too, which I totally love. And about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. It's pretty much a no-brainer!

One of my favorite things about Uncommon Goods is the gifts they have for kids and babies (which you can find right here). They have a lot of items you just don't see in other places. They even have great gifts for moms (which you can find here) and a ton of gifts you can personalize (which you can find here).

Since she's having two boys, I got her these hilarious 'mustachifiers' --so funny.


I couldn't resist these adorable baby athletic socks, either.


They're turning their downstairs family room into a farm-themed play area for the boys, so I also picked out these organic cotton teether toys in the shape of vegetables.


She also got this set of boa stacking rings. I wanted to get her this insanely adorable fox clock for the nursery, too, but one of her friends beat me to it!

(All images courtesy of NYC Recessionista)

What kinds of gifts do you love to give when you go to baby showers? Do you usually shop from the registry or select something special?

Editor's Note: Uncommon Goods graciously provided me with these amazing gifts in exchange for sharing my love of their site with my readers. 

TODAY ONLY - 50 percent off select new arrivals at Modcloth

This is a one-day deal from Modcloth that you probably shouldn't miss, to avoid experiencing hardcore FOMO (fear of missing out) -- select new arrivals and other pieces are 50% off, today only.

Here are just a couple of my favorites --

This plaid tunic



This fox print tote

(All images courtesy of Modcloth)

BHLDN presents The Iconic Collection

Get ready to swoon ... BHLDN has just unveiled a new collection of pieces called The Iconic Collection, with each style more beautiful than the next.

You can check out the entire line right here, but here's a sneak peek:

The Nova lace gown


The Zoe gown


The Zahara gown


The Aerin gown

(All images courtesy of BHLDN)

NEW ARRIVALS - the holidays have arrived at J. Crew Factory

I'm trying really hard to curb my shopping and this is making it impossible!!!  Can you stand these adorable new arrivals from J. Crew Factory?!























(All images courtesy of J. Crew Factory)