I don’t know about you but I love shopping!!! But it is a very dangerous hobby to have especially when I was on my weight loss journey and I felt like I needed new clothes (and shoes) every few months because nothing fit anymore.
When I was losing weight, I rewarded myself along the way. When I hit a certain goal, or was able to complete a whole workout, or even if I just didn’t talk negatively about myself for a week. My treats were always non food related…always! I had such an unhealthy relationship with food, which is a huge reason why I was over 5oo pounds to begin with, and I was not only on a journey to lose weight and love myself again, but change the relationship I had with food.
I would treat myself to a manicure, a new lipstick or a new shirt quite often. Since I loved shopping, and I am not made of money, I loved sales and going to the outlets to find so many of my treats. So when Black Friday came along, I used that as a way to not only buy gifts for my friends and family for Christmas, but I used this as a time to treat myself or stock up on some new items that I needed.
It was mostly new shoes, pants, jeans and some staples like basic shirts that I could wear with everything. As I began losing weight my love for working out happened and I would also use this sale as a time to stock up on new workout gear, new workout shoes and some of my favorite protein powders and snacks. I think one of the most shocking things about my weight loss journey and losing over 300 pounds is how much my shoe size went down. I went from a size 9.5 to a size 6.5. So new shoes were definitely something I kept my eyes open for during this sale. One thing I am keeping my eyes open for this year is a coat, since I still do not own one that fits!
I have decided to share some of my favorite stores that I love to shop at, and some stores that I used to shop at when I was heavier, and share the sales that they are having and some items that I am loving.
I used to be all about going out at midnight and actually going to the stores and getting all the deals and rolling back home at 5am with all my treasures! But I think this year I may stay in bed, with some nice hot coffee, and shop online…but we will see!
Let me know what items you picked up from the craziness of black Friday…I would love to see what you guys bought! So be safe, have fun and happy shopping!
Places I LOVE shopping and Some of my Favorite Items along with the sales that they are offering
up to 40% off select designer clearance items and up to 50% off select items and brands
Ok so its no surprise that I will be hitting up Nordstrom. It is my favorite place to shop in store and online. I am only linking a few items, including plus size options so make sure to check the whole site for sale items! I am also linking 3 sweaters that I actually have and that I LOVE and that are now on sale! Nordstrom also has a huge selection of home goods, mens and kids items too!!
BP Lightweight Rib Stitch Cardigan – Here
Topshop Ruffle Sleeve Cardigan – Here
Leith Blouson Sleeve Sweater – Here
Zella Autumn High Waist Moto Ankle Leggings – Here
Lush Knit Maxi Dress – Here
Cotton Emporium Sweater Dress – Here
Nike Roshe Two Sneaker (women) – Here
Sejour Long Open Front Trench Coat (Plus Size) – Here
City Chic Classic Longline Scoop Neck Midi Dress (Plus Size) – Here
Lucky Brand Tie Sleeve Top (Plus Size) – Here
Vince Cameo Pleated Bell Sleeve High/Low Shirt (Plus Size) – Here
ELVI Star Print Tulle Skirt (Plus Size) – Here
Zella Moto Ankle Leggings (Plus Size) – Here
1.State Iddah Perforated Cutaway Bootie (Women) – Here
November 22-24 50% off entire purchase
I love Old Navy! I love how affordable it is and it is a great place where you you can get trendy items without paying a lot of money for it! they also have a great selection of workout gear! I love their pajamas and sports bras too! Both good things to stock up on! I also like how they have a lot of sizes to choose from as well as mens and children items! I am linking a few of my favorite items below! I love their boyfriend cut jeans!!
Boyfriend Straight Jeans for Women – Here
Plaid Flannel Pajama Set (Plus Size) – Here
Printed Flannel Sleep Set for Women – Here
High-Rise Compression Leggings for Women – Here
Lots of Door Busters
Macy’s always has a lot of sales and deals going on which I love! Macy’s has a lot of door busters on Black Friday so that is always fun to go check that out! Again they have a great selection on a lot of items and tons of plus size options as well!! I am linking a few of my favorite items I found!
Style & Co Chiffon-Hem Top (Plus Size) – Here
Style & Co Cable-Knit Open Front Duster Cardigan (Plus Size) – Here
NY Collection Pleated Dress (Plus Size) – Here
MICHAEL Michael Kors Wool-Blend Belted Walker Coat – Here
Style & Co Chiffon- Hem Top – Here
Free People Swim Too Deep Oversized Sweater – Here
40% Site wide with code BLACKFRIDAY excluding panties and door busters
This is hands down one of my favorite plus size shops! I used to shop here all the time and still love going in with friends and family and helping them come up with super cute outfits! I also like buying underwear and bras here too! Linking a few of my fav items below! I also love going into the store and looking around here on Black Friday to see what in store deals they have!
Tiered Point D’Esprit Top (Plus Size) – Here
Lace & Fringe Top (Plus Size) – Here
Plaid Babydoll Top (Plus Size) – Here
40% off of 4 items with code AVSHOP40
Another one of my favorite plus size shops! I remember going every year on Black Friday and coming home with lots of goodies! I am linking a few favorite items below!
Rhinestone Choker Neck top (Plus Size) – Here
Cascading Ruffle Choker Neck Blouse (Plus Size) – Here
Noir Palazzo Pant (Plus Size) – Here
Stud Cuff Destructed Skinny Jean (Plus Size) – Here
40% off everything with code GIVEJOY
I am obsessed with Kate Spade!!! I would treat myself to wallets and purses along my journey and when I first was able to fit into a shirt I died!!! This store is going to be hard to stay away from this year haha
Cameron Street Jeweled Hope Crossbody – Here
Some of my other favorite places to shop
H&M Up to 60% off select items and tops starting at $3
Forever 21 Lots of sale items
J Crew 40% off purchase with code THANKU
Nike Extra 25% off sale styles with code EPIC25
Victoria Secret Door Busters and free gift with certain $$ spent
Express 50% off everything online and in store with free shipping and 40% off in stores on Friday after 12pm
I am not getting paid in anyway to talk about or share these items or sales and none of the links are affiliate links. I am doing this on my own as just a fun way to shop with you guys. These are just a few of my favorite places to shop along with the sales they have going on. Make sure to check out the instore deals as well as check back on Friday or on cyber monday for more deals too! Don’t forget that a lot of these places do offer plus sizes too so don’t forget to check and look. I had no idea some of these places has more size options- and I love that!
If you go shopping on Black Friday or cyber monday, I would LOVE to see what you picked up!