Black Friday is here and it’s about time for me to get started my Christmas shopping. (And I’d be seriously impressed with myself if I wrapped it up by the end of Cyber Monday!) Here’s your edited shopping guide to the sales I can’t wait to shop, along with my top picks from each. This took me forever to put together but hopefully it helps you sort through the clutter and score some seriously great gifts this season! Leave a comment telling me your best score of the day!

design darling black friday shopping guide 2015

Ann Taylor — 50% off with code CELEBRATE

My top picks: bow heels, dressy teeglitter flatspeplum sweater, pom pom hat.

Anthropologie — 25% off with code SHOPTOIT

My top picks: coffee table books, coordinates cuff, pom pom flats.

Athleta — 20% off with code WORKIT

My top picks: criss cross sweatshirt, striped workout tank, workout leggings.

Design Darling — 20% off with code THANKFUL

My top picks: boxwood topiaries, cocktail napkins, hardcover notebooksoversized art, the ultimate acrylic desk set.

J.Crew — 30% off with code HOLIDAY

My top picks: cashmere boyfriend sweater and pointed toe flats for her, blackwatch oxford shirt and cotton cashmere half-zip for him.

LOFT — 40% off with code BF40

My top picks: blackwatch tunic, faux fur infinity scarfsequin striped tee.

Nordstrom — select items on sale

My top picks: affordable cashmereKendra Scott jewelry, and Tory Burch for her, boat shoesNorth Face, and Vineyard Vines for him.

Old Navy — 40 – 60% off everything, no code necessary

My top picks: camel coatChristmas pajamas, cold weather accessoriessuede skirt, workout clothes.

Shopbop — 15 – 25% off with code GOBIG15

My top picks: bow clutchbright cashmere gloves, New Year’s Eve dress, Rag & Bone jeanspajamas for Christmas morningperfect-for-work dress, stripe bow romper, to-die-for wedges.

Serena & Lily — 15 – 25% off with code CELEBRATE

My top picks: Christmas stockings, gingham tree skirt, new bedding, our kitchen counter stoolstable decor.

Tory Burch — 30% off with code THANKS

My top picks: leather riding boots, leather work tote, suede riding boots, tortoiseshell sunglasses.

Tuckernuck — 15 – 30% off with codes CYBER-15, CYBER-20, CYBER-25, and CYBER-30

My top picks: Barbour jackets for him and for her, monogrammed leather goods, needlepoint belts, Saint James shirts.

Wisteria — 20% off with code EVERYTHING20

My top picks: Christmas ornaments, dining chairs, ginger jars, our bedside tables, our bookshelf, our coffee table.

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Hello friends and happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re spending it with people you love and celebrating with lots of yummy food (I don’t eat turkey so I’m all about the sides… and dessert). I’m here in Dallas with my boyfriend’s parents and family friends and can’t wait for a delicious dinner and lots of Black Friday shopping tomorrow!

If you’re getting started early, there are already huge promotions happening at the following retailers that you won’t want to miss:

 Design Darling — 20% off with code THANKFUL

J.Crew — 30% off with code HOLIDAY

Nordstrom — select items on sale

Shopbop — 15 – 25% off with code GOBIG15

Tory Burch — 30% off with code THANKS

Tuckernuck — 15 – 30% off with codes CYBER-15, CYBER-20, CYBER-25, and CYBER-30

I’ll be publishing an epic Black Friday shopping guide tonight just after midnight which will have all the info you need to save big on holiday shopping all weekend long. Stay tuned! xoxo

*images from my first blogger brunch!


I, along with the rest of the world, am eager to start my holiday shopping on Black Friday. I have so many people to buy for and I’m just waiting for those sitewide discount codes to go live! Thankfully a few of my favorite retailers have launched their Black Friday promotions early this year so we can all get a head start before the good stuff is gone. Here are three sales I’ll be shopping this year along with a few favorite items from each:

Shopbop — 15 – 25% off with code GOBIG15

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{Clare Vivier satchel — I paid $498 and now you can get it as low as $261!}


{Cashmere gloves, $98 as low as $73}

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{Suede pumps, $136 as low as $102 — they remind me of this pair I wear all the time}

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{Clare Vivier bow clutch, $275 as low as $206}


{Sperry winter boots, $120 as low as $90}


{Christmas morning pajamas, $120 as low as $90}

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{I Am Busy print, $199 as low as $149}


{Cutest one-piece ever, $160 as low as $120}

Tory Burch — 30% off with code THANKS

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{Thea bag, $475 $332}


{Riding boots, $495 $237}

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{Leather tote, $395 $276}

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{Simone cardigan, $225 $157}


{Tortoiseshell sunglasses, $149 $104}


{Suede boots, $495 $242}

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{Cosmetic case, $95 $66}

Design Darling — 20% off with code THANKFUL


{Ultimate acrylic desk set, $78 $62}


{Centerpiece bowl, $48 $38}


{Striped vase, $76 $60}


{Cocktail napkins, $36 $28}


{#Goals notebook, $25 $20}


{Turquoise tassel earrings, $98 $78}


{Emily Ley 2016 planner, $58 $46}


{Blue and white garden stool, $195 $156}


{Bows on my toes shoe print, $25 $20}


{Jonathan Adler jewelry box, $295 $118}


{Ceramic elephant, $32 $25}

More early Black Friday deals below:


I’m excited to be partnering with one of my favorite home retailers for a holiday giveaway! Lulu & Georgia is hosting 12 days of giveaways where each day a different blogger will be giving away a $100 gift card to kick off your holiday shopping. Here are a few of my favorite gifts from Lulu & Georgia right now, all of which you can shop on the Design Darling landing page on their site:

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Pretty, right? The best part is most of them are under $100 so definitely go check them out! I love that hot pink throw blanket and all the beautiful gift wrap. Want to win a $100 gift card to pick up a few of these items for someone on your list? Click on over to Instagram, follow @mackenziehoran and @luluandgeorgia, like the Lulu & Georgia photo on my account, and we’ll select a winner at random in one week. Good luck!


Today I’m excited to spotlight one of my favorite resources for holiday gifts, Mark & Graham. Under the same umbrella as beloved brands like Pottery Barn and West Elm, Mark & Graham specializes in personalized jewelry, leather goods, and home decor and makes it easy to find the perfect present for just about everyone on your list. My mom gave me these gorgeous gloves from their site two Christmases ago and I still wear them all winter long.

When Mark & Graham offered to let me pick out a few presents this holiday season, I decided to personalize several different items for my boyfriend and siblings (and one for myself, shhh!). The gifts themselves exceeded my expectations but an added bonus is that they come in gorgeous packaging at no additional cost, so you can take them out of the box and place them right under the tree!

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Isn’t the packaging too chic for words? Hopefully none of my siblings happen to be reading today because I can’t wait to tell you what I picked out for each of them! I couldn’t resist this monogrammed key fob for my sister Reilly, who recently signed a lease on her first apartment in Brooklyn. I got a monogrammed scarf for my brother Grayson, who is halfway through his senior year at my alma mater (‘Ray Bucknell!) and has a long Pennsylvania winter ahead of him. Then I picked up this leather card case for my brother Camden because it seemed like the perfect staple for staying organized in his first year of college.

Then for my boyfriend Will (whose full name is Rudolf William Beuttenmuller, haha) I ordered him these monogrammed leather gloves to replace a pair he left in a taxi last winter in New York. And I snuck in this leather pouch for myself because what’s holiday shopping without a little “one for you, one for me” action? 😉 I love it and can’t wait to wear it with my navy winter coat — one of my all-time favorite color combinations!

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If you’re stumped picking something out for a certain person, you’re sure to find something unique at Mark & Graham. Check out gifts for her, gifts for him, and gifts for the home to get started!

Shop my favorite Mark & Graham items:

*This post is sponsored by Mark & Graham. Thank you for supporting the brands that make Design Darling possible!