My Top 10 Buys for Black Friday + Giveaway

Y’all, I would give anything for you all to have seen how much Maxi enjoyed Thanksgiving. She’s a pretty typical toddler and generally eats like a bird. I guess Thanksgiving is her thing because she LICKED her plate at lunch and then had THREE helpings of ham for dinner. The child that never eats meat had three servings of ham. It tickled me to death and I just kept thinking, “How does she even have room?!” It was the best day and I hope you all had a wonderful time with your loved ones as well!

Since Maxi goes to bed pretty early {around 7:30} I got in my pajamas and finished her Christmas shopping with the Black Friday deals. I rounded up my Top 10 picks for yourself or gifts and thought I would review them for today’s post.

My Top 10 Black Friday Sale Picks

  1. Spanx Leggings: If you don’t have Spanx Leggings, I’m about to change your life. We all know Lulu makes fabulous leggings for working out, and Spanx makes the fashion equivalent. They don’t bunch and the quality is incredible! I never feel like I’m pulling, tugging, or worried about tears. Now, they do run a bit snug. I generally am an XS in leggings and in Spanx I take a S. I would size up if you are unsure! Right now you can get them on sale for $78. I already have the black, so I got this camo pair on sale for $54!
  2. Vacuums: Both of the vacuums I use are on sale, so I wanted to share in case you are in the market! First off, my Shark vacuum is my “deep clean” vacuum. I use this a few times a week and the joy it brings me in carpet lines is unlike anything else in the world. 😉 It is regularly $299 and on sale for $129 today. My daily “quick” vacuum is the Dyson cordless and it is on sale until Saturday for $189! This is what I use 9238 times a day for toddler spills and messes.
  3. Golden Goose Sneakers: If you are in the market to splurge on a designer item this Black Friday, I’d splurge on Golden Goose! I love my Golden Goose sneakers, but they can be quite pricey. They are included in the Shopbop sale with code MORE18 at checkout. I’m obsessed with this pair for fall and winter. You can see more of the selection here. My sister won’t read this post, so I can share, but these were already on sale and I got them for her for Christmas. I was really happy with the price with the additional discount! 🙂
  4. Calpak Luggage: We have four trips booked so far for next year and are in need of some luggage. Calpak luggage is also part of the Shopbop sale and this is a brand that all my friends who travel frequently use! I am partial to the marble set.
  5. Velour Hoodie: Don’t forget to check out Express for Black Friday! They are doing a 50% off sale and this velour hoodie is on my list. I can’t imagine anything cozier for lounging around!
  6. Nespresso: I recently got Paul to stop drinking energy drinks {they make me a little nervous!} and he told me if he did that he wanted a great coffee machine. I ordered this Nespresso coffee and espresso maker for him for Christmas. It is originally $249 and on sale for $161 and the fact it comes in white to match my kitchen is just as much a Christmas gift for me. ha!
  7. Oventure Key Ring: If you need to order a couple of gifts for friends, grab these Oventure key rings! I talk about them all the time and truly think they are the best gifts- especially for moms. If you’ve got your hands full, you just slide this on your wrist like a bracelet and don’t have to fuss with your keys. They are 20% off with code CYBER20.
  8. Vitamix: This Vitamix is at the top of my Christmas list- please, Santa! I love to make soups and salsas and smoothies and my other blender just doesn’t get things as fine as I am wanting. This is originally $450 on sale for $299. It’s also a fabulous gift for a mama if she plans on making baby food!
  9. Slippers: Honestly, my favorite gift I look forward to each Christmas is a new pair of slippers from my mom. I live in house shoes and love the look of these faux fur criss-cross slippers. They are like my pink ones in the photo above! For $16 these make a great gift for your girlfriend.
  10. Leith Ruched Dress: If you are looking for a wardrobe staple this Black Friday- grab this ruched dress! I have the long-sleeve and sleeveless version. They are on sale for $44 and $42. I size up in my dresses and they are honestly the most versatile pieces in my wardrobe. Here are mine- I wore them all through my pregnancy and now!


I love to do Black Friday giveaways as a thank you for all your support throughout the year! I’m so excited about this year’s! Don’t miss my Instagram post on Friday morning. On Instagram you can enter to win:

  1. A GLAMpetite makeup organizer
  2. A GLAMholder to organize your perfume and brushes
  3. A GLAMboard to make getting ready easier
  4. A pink and black makeup bag for when you are on the go
  5. A $300 Nordstrom gift card to buy all the makeup you want to fill your GLAMbox

Don’t forget you also get 20% off all GLAMboxes products right now with code KateyBF18

Have a fun Black Friday! Our family is taking Maxi to Build-A-Bear today to make her first bear. I can’t wait!

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  1. Those Spanx leggings look so chic! I’ve been trying to get a pair of faux leather leggings that fit properly on my petite build (no chance, when even size 00 is too large for me!), so maybe these will work instead. Thank you so much for the recommendation, Katey! 🙂 Much appreciated! 😀

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    Published 22 Nov 18Reply
  2. Sherry wrote:

    Thank you for sharing all your picks! You’re the reason I LOVE my shark vacuum! 🙂 Never thought I would love a vacuum so much?! You truly are one of my very favorite bloggers! Maxi is precious! Can’t wait to be a mom one day! Hoping you had a wonderful thanksgiving with family! Xoxo

    Published 22 Nov 18Reply
  3. Caitlin wrote:

    Great post! I’ve been eyeing the shark so time to pull the trigger with that price. In the Leith dress did you size up one size or two when you were pregnant?

    Published 23 Nov 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi girl! Just one size! It is so stretchy it works! 🙂 xx, Katey

      Published 23 Nov 18Reply
  4. Cass wrote:

    Too cute! Some of your supporters don’t have social media and we are always excluded from giveaways:(

    Published 23 Nov 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Cass! I’m so sorry! I try to do a mix whether it be social or rafflecopter on blog posts. 🙁 I’m sorry this one is social. Xx, Katey

      Published 23 Nov 18Reply
  5. Alyssa wrote:

    I LOVED your dress from Thanksgiving Stories on IG – do you have it linked anywhere?

    Published 23 Nov 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi Alyssa! It is from the boutique Hale House! Not linked online 🙁 I just tagged on photo. So sorry! Xx, Katey

      Published 23 Nov 18Reply
  6. Taylor wrote:

    Omg, bless! I have been wanting the Spanx faux leather leggings forever and this sale just gave me a reason to get them! Thank you so much!

    Published 23 Nov 18Reply