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November 27, 2016

Cyber Monday Sales and Promo Codes 2016

Cyber Monday Sales 2016

It's Cyber Week! The holiday shopping season continues with Cyber Monday and Cyber Week. Miss out on Black Friday? Here are the best sales and deals, along with promo codes to help you save and cross everyone off your holiday shopping list.

AG Jeans: 30% off sitewide and in store with code BF16 from Nov. 22-28.

Amazon: Shop special Cyber Monday deals of the day

American Eagle: 40% off in stores and online with free shipping Nov. 21-29.

Asos: Get 30% off everything with code THANKFUL30

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Bluefly: Up to 85% off plus free shipping. Shop Valentino Rockstuds on sale.



Coach: Up to 50% off select styles & shop 125+ online sale exclusives Nov. 28

Shop Coach gifts:



Chicwish: 25% off sitewide Nov. 25-28 with code BLK25

Express: 50% off everything ONLINE ONLY + free shipping 

Forever 21: Get 21% off on Nov. 28 with code CYBER21. Deals starting at $4. Browse the Gift Shop.

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H&M: Get 20% off your purchase plus free shipping over $30 with code 5144. Get 25% off plus free shipping over $50 with code 0275. Get 30% off plus free shipping over $100 with code 8284 through Nov. 28. 

Shop the H&M Black Friday collection Nov. 25-28 with items online and in store starting at $4.99. See their gift guide. Get free shipping in the United States on all online orders with code 0319 from Nov 23-28.

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J.Crew: Get 40% off your purchase in stores and online with code HOLIDAY

JCPenney: Extra 20% off in store and online, or extra 33% off $100 or more online only. Ends Nov 28.

Kohl's: Take an extra 20% off through Nov. 30 with code DEALSEEKER. Get $10 off your home purchase of $50 or more with code SUNDAY. Get 25% off select Nike styles through Dec. 3.

Macy's: Extra 20% off plus free shipping over $25 with code CYBER

Shop Macy's gifts:



Modcloth: Get 30% off sitewide Nov. 27-30 with code CYBER16 

net-a-porter: Up to 50% off designer merchandise.

Nordstrom: Take an extra 20% off select sale items

Shop Nordstrom gifts:




Old Navy: Get 40% off everything, discount applied at checkout

Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 40% off designer merchandise

Shopbop: Spend $200+, get 15% off; Spend $500+, get 20% off; Spend $800+, get 25% off from Nov. 22-28 with code GOBIG16

Sole Society: Get 30% off sitewide 

Steve Madden: 35% off plus free shipping with code CYBER

Target: Extra 15% off your purchase Sunday and Monday in stores and online.

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The Outnet: Get 20% off your first purchase with code BLACKFRIDAY20 through Nov. 28. Offer excludes Just In and full priced styles. Shop gifts under $100.

Topshop: Up to 50% off select items Nov. 23-28 in store and online.

Urban Outfitters: Online only take $50 off orders of $150 or $15 off orders of $75. Discount taken at checkout.

Walmart: Shop special Cyber Week deals, like this PlayStation 4 Slim 500GB bundle, this Barbie Dreamhouse, or these Beats by Dr. Dre headphones.

Get more gift ideas in my ugly/cute holiday sweater post and my guide to holiday gifts under $50 on Fashion Trend Guide. 

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November 22, 2016

Best Black Friday Sales and Deals 2016

It's almost Black Friday! You gotta love a whole day devoted to shopping, scoring deals, and burning off that turkey and stuffing. #ShoppingisMyCardio

Ready to engage in that all-American tradition of retail therapy and gift giving? No need to wait for the turkey coma because sale season is on and the Black Friday sales have already started online and in stores. Presenting some of the best stores for pre-Black Friday (and Black Friday) sales and deals, as well as stylish gift ideas.

Black Friday Sales 2016, holiday 2016 gift ideas

AG Jeans: 30% off sitewide and in store with code BF16 from Nov. 22-28.

Amazon:  From now through Nov. 24, Amazon will offer daily lightning deals during their “Countdown to Black Friday Deals Week Sale.” Amazon Prime members will have early access to more than 30,000 deals.


American Eagle: 40% off in stores and online with free shipping Nov. 21-29.

Asos: Up to 50% off cold weather apparel and gifts. 

Barney's Warehouse: Up to 50% off gifts. Shop their gift guides.

Bauble Bar: 30% off everything with code THANKS30

Bluefly: Up to 80% off plus free shipping.

Coach: 30% off your purchase with code THANKS2016

Forever 21: Hundreds of pre-Black Friday deals online only, with new styles added each day. Get an extra 50% off sale items online with promo code OHMYGOBBLE plus free shipping over $21. In store only: 21% off regular priced items until 11am on Nov 25. See their Gift Shop for more ideas.

Shop Forever 21 gifts:




H&M: Shop the Black Friday collection Nov. 25-28 with items online and in store starting at $4.99. See their gift guide. Get free shipping in the United States on all online orders with code 0319 from Nov 23-28.

Shop H&M gifts:




J.Crew: Get 40% through Nov. 27 off with code HOLIDAY

JCPenney: Extra 25% off with your JCPenney credit card, or 20% off with any other form of payment. Use code 9BIGSALE. See their gift guide. 

Kohl's: Doorbusters begin at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day. Online deals start Nov. 21. From Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, customers will get $15 in Kohl’s cash for every $50 they spend. (Kohl’s cash is store credit that can be used from Nov. 27 to Dec. 5.) Use promo code NOVSAVE15 to save 15% off through Nov 25 online. See all the holiday deals.

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Macy's: Get 20% off with promo code FEAST. Get an extra 25% off clearance. Shop gifts for the family

Shop Macy's gifts:




Nasty Gal: Get 30% off best-loved black styles, no code needed.

Shop Nasty Gal gifts:



net-a-porter: Up to 50% off designer gifts

Nordstrom: Shop thousands of discounted gifts. See gifts under $50, gifts for the home, and beauty gifts

Shop Nordstrom gifts:




Old Navy: Get 40% off everything-ish, no code needed. See all the deals.

Shop Old Navy gifts:




Public Desire: 30% off everything with code CYBER30 

Saks Fifth Avenue: Up to 40% off designer merchandise online and in stores. Shop the gift guide for luxury gifts and sweet treats like these adorable snowman cake pops for $40.

Sole Society: 30% off all footwear and handbags through Nov. 27

Steve Madden: 30% off on Nov. 25 plus free shipping with code BACKINBLACK

Target: Opens at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day for in-store sales. Black Friday pre-sale and doorbusters available on Cartwheel and online starting Nov. 23. Online sales begin at 12:00 am on Thanksgiving. See the Black Friday ad. Top pick: the Apple watch Series 1 (reg. $269.99) will be $198. 


Shop Target gifts:



Topshop: Up to 50% off select items Nov. 23-28 in store and online.

Urban Outfitters: Buy one, get one 50% off all apparel Nov. 23-25.

Walmart: Opens at 6 pm on Thanksgiving Day for in-store deals and 12:01 am EST on Thanksgiving for Walmart.com. Shop toys and holiday gifts galore. Top pick: PlayStation 4 500GB bundle for $249 (reg. $298.99). 


Shop Walmart gifts:




To help shoppers maximize their savings this Black Friday, WalletHub surveyed 8,000 deals from 35 of the biggest U.S. retailers’ 2016 Black Friday ad scans and identified the stores offering the largest advertised discounts for each product category such as “Jewelry” and “Appliances.” 

According to the data, JCPenney, Macy's, and Walmart have some of the best discounts.

Watch this space for sale updates and more promo codes.


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Source: WalletHub

Get more gift ideas in my ugly/cute holiday sweater post and my guide to holiday gifts under $50 on Fashion Trend Guide. 


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November 15, 2016

k/lab at Kohl's Review

If you keep up with Kohl's on social media, you may have heard about their new clothing collection for Women called k/lab. It just launched on November 14 online and in 21 stores across the United States. So what is k/lab? It features a tightly curated collection of apparel geared toward social media-savvy millennials with an eye for emerging trends (find them @klabstyle). The fast fashion product offerings are more trend-forward and less guided by season than other labels at Kohl's, with a shorter production cycle and more frequent deliveries. In an effort to approach the retail business more competitively, the k/lab design team is using real-time data from social media channels and sales reports to guide future designs. Price points for k/lab are higher than comparable collections carried by Kohl's, and range from around $28 to $78. 

December 10, 2016 update - Here's a look at the new collection:

Fortunately, one of the stores in my area stocks the new collection, and I was able to shop the day of the launch. I found the line in the Women's department (not Junior's), sandwiched between Simple Vera Vera Wang and LC Lauren Conrad, complete with its own in-store boutique and tongue-in-cheek, prominent graphics. In fact, the staff was still putting the finishing touches on the display as I browsed. 

At first glance, the clothing reminded me of a cross between Nasty Gal's glam nighttime looks and Zara's sleek, yet on-trend and Instagram-worthy details such as: lace slip dresses ($68), velvet body-con skirts ($48), pajama-style kimono robe coats ($68), ruffled cold-shoulder party blouses ($58), flocked low-back bodysuits ($38), lace-trim camisoles ($48), and maxi dresses with hints of metallic ($68). Take a look at the blush and black-hued merchandise in my store. 

k/lab at kohl's dresses review

k/lab at kohl's store signage shopping review

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k/lab at kohl's robe dress

k/lab at kohl's ruffled blouses

The sizing is generally XS-XL and runs a lot like the LC Lauren Conrad collection (Women's, not Junior's). The launch is just in time for the holiday party season, and we can expect new deliveries each week. The downside? Once an item sells out, it's gone - hence the nature of fast fashion (or real-time fashion). So if you see something you like, act fast.

Shop the collection:

Catch up with k/lab on social media @klabstyle. See more shopping content and trend inspiration on my Instagram and Snapchat stories @thekeytochic. 

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November 10, 2016

Stylish Holiday 2016 Decorations Under $40

Each year it seems as though retailers start their holiday promotions and displays earlier and earlier. This season, I spotted holiday decorations in a handful of stores well in advance of Halloween. During my last visit to JCPenney, I heard holiday music playing (prior to the end of October). This wouldn't be weird if it wasn't over eighty degrees outside every day this week. Despite the fact that it feels like a sweltering summer day, I'm still getting mentally prepared and geared up for the holiday season. It's hard to imagine buying traditional winter items like sweaters, scarves, or gloves at the moment, but I do have my eye on some budget friendly holiday decorations. Here's to hoping temperatures drop in my area soon so it actually feels like fall! 

If I can't dress for fall, at least I can decorate, right? Adding seasonal flourishes to your home is a fun and affordable way to welcome the holidays (and your guests) in style. I've got my eye on this poinsettia wreath, this adorable owl decoration under $20, and this glass ornament garland

See my top holiday decorations under $40.

Holiday 2016 Decorations, christmas holiday 2016 decorations under $40
1. Metallic mug, $9.99 // 2. 4-pack of coasters, $3.99 // 3. 2-pack ornaments, $12.99 // 4. Set of 4 napkins, $39 // 5. Beaded cushion cover, $29.99 // 6. Glass garland, $39.99 // 7. Set of 3 metal ornaments, $24 // 8. Owl decoration, $16.99 // 9. Knit faux fur stocking, $29.99 // 10. Metal hook, $9.99 // 11. Star print throw, $24.99 // 12. Metal trivet, $14.99 // 13. Scented candle, $9.99 

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Catch up with my shopping adventures and see more of my finds on my Snapchat and Instagram stories @thekeytochic.

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October 24, 2016

Eight Pieces I'd Like to See in the Victoria Beckham for Target Collection

Target's recent announcement of Victoria Beckham as the next capsule collection designer came as both a total surprise and a delight. I gotta give Target credit for keeping me on my toes, since I didn't see this one coming. I was placing my bets on Marc Jacobs, Tory Burch, or a similar American designer. Unfortunately, Target didn't have a fall 2016 designer capsule collection, so it's exciting to be able to look forward to Victoria Beckham's line, which will be available on April 9, 2017. Mark your calendars and set your reminders. The line will include both women's and children's apparel, with sizes ranging from XS to 3X for women, and NB to XL for baby, toddler, and girls. Prices will range from $6 to $70, with most pieces under $40. 

According to Target, the collection "reflects the essence of the Victoria, Victoria Beckham line, with easy-to-wear dresses, rompers, and playful tops and bottoms for women, and corresponding styles for girls, toddler, and baby."  Sounds intriguing. I'm thinking adorable mommy-and-me looks for inclined shoppers just in time for Mother's Day, Easter, and other spring holidays. 

Since Victoria Beckham is widely admired for her chic and monochromatic street style, her relaxed tailoring, and her sophisticated yet whimsical designs, I've selected eight key pieces that reflect her signature style and that I'd love to see in her VBxTarget collection. Hint: there are ladylike ruffles, quirky fruit prints, and modern takes on classic items such as the trench coat and work tote. It's all about refined style with a fun twist. April 9 can't get here soon enough!


Classic trench // Ruffled blouse // Whimsical sweater // Oversized shades // Statement skirt // Sophisticated dress // Chic tote bag // Novelty denim 

What do you want to see in the VBxTarget collection? Catch up me on social media @thekeytochic and watch this space for more VBxTarget news, shopping tips, and style ideas. 

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