The Best of BLACK FRIDAY Sales 2017

- Shopping

Black Friday Shopping 2017

I know it is still Thanksgiving, but if you are curled up with a blanket and a glass of wine, NOW is the time to shop online and you can find all the best Black Friday 2017 deals here – from women’s and men’s fashion to beauty and home decor! So if you are getting ready to shop and drop, then here is your ultimate shopping guide for Black Friday for both online and in-store. I have organized by category and then alphabetically (also mentioning what time stores open)… HAPPY SHOPPING!!!!!!!



Aeropostale | 60 to 70% off of everything! And 70% off everything in stores.

Asos | 30% off everything! Code: EPIC30

Banana Republic | 50% off regular-priced items! No code needed.

Charlotte Russe | ENTIRE STORE $20 or less – Shop here!

Express | Sale going on right NOW – 50% off everything!

Forever 21 | Extra 50% off clearance items with code EXTRA50

Gap | Black Friday 50% OFF everything! Use code BLK50

JCPenney | Many door busters – stores open at 2 p.m. in stores! Black Friday 5 Days of Deals ends on 11/24.

J.Crew | 40% off everything in stores and online with code THANKU

J.Crew Factory | 50% off new arrivals, 50-60% off everything else!

Kate Spade | 30% off everything with code GIVEJOY

Kohl’s | Lots of deals going on – limited-time doorbusters, extra 15% off with code SAVEBIG15 and Kohl’s cash for every $50 spent.

Intermix: 40% off sale items (up to 75% off designer pieces)

Madewell | 25% off your entire purchase with code DONTSTRESS

Nordstrom | Extra 20% off select sale items, up to 40% off designer clearance

Nordstrom Rack | Take an extra 30% off of clearance (for up to 75% off)!

Old Navy | 50% off ENTIRE PURCHASE!

Shopbop | Use code MORE17 for 15% off orders of $200 or more, 20% off orders of $500 and 25% off orders of $800 or more

Target | Lots of great clothing deals! Sweaters starting at $10, jeans at $15, $10 robes and so much more.

Tory Burch | 30% off $250 or more with code THANKS



Macy’s | SO many great beauty doorbusters! There are deals for $10 and under, $20 and under and $50 and under! Check them all out.

Sephora | Gift sets starting at $10! Check out the full collection. There will be more gift sets coming out on Black Friday, check out the collection now!

Ulta | Black Friday Deals starting at 5 p.m. ONLINE and 6 p.m. in stores on Thanksgiving!



Amazon | TONS of great Black Friday deals going on each and every day. Check them out!

Walmart | Great deals on tech, household goods, toys and more right now! Doors open at 6 p.m.



Bed, Bath & Beyond | TONS of Black Friday deals! Shop while they last!

Pottery Barn | 20% off TODAY only! Use code THANKS

Walmart | Some amazing deals on home, furniture, kitchen and more! Doors open at 6 p.m.

Wayfair | Black Friday BLOWOUT! Up to 80% off.

West Elm | 15% off $100 or more, 20% off $500 or more, 25% off $1,000 or more with code SAVEMORE + extra 40 – 50% Black Friday bonuses!



Target | Tons of great electronic deals going on now and through tomorrow.

Walmart | Lots of great deals going on right now online! Stores open at 6:00 p.m.

Happy Thanksgiving!

- Holidays, Lifestyle

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!!!!! I hope you all have an amazing day spent with friends, family and fur babies! I have so much to be thankful for this year, I don’t even know where to start. So I’ll just start with the obvious!

I’m beyond thankful for my husband, who has been there for me over the past six and half years, and who in the past month of marriage has made life beyond amazing. For my family – both old & new! I have a wonderful family that would hands down do anything for me. I LOVE YOU ALL! And the Sobiecks, who have always loved me and welcomed me in as their own daughter/niece/sister/cousin – it’s just now official! For my new nephew – he is a TRUE blessing to our family and I’m so happy for my sister and brother-in-law who are such proud parents of the perfect little boy. For my friends, who this year spent so much time and energy to spend time with me, celebrate me and witness the best day of my life. I’m blessed to have so many wonderful, life-long friends that I’ve met over the years who continue to love me, support me and that I’m lucky enough to have in my life! For my furbaby – who makes even the darkest of days cheerful. I can always count on her to love me – no matter what! For my health – to live and breath each and every day and enjoy every moment of life. My husband and I were sick with the stomach flu earlier this week and it’s a great reminder to never take my health for granted. For clean water, food and shelter. The things I can easily forget on a day to day basis – that I am so fortunate to have.

I could go on and on… but I wanted to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you for supporting me and being a part of Rachel’s Lookbook journey! And as I mention my thank yous, I also want to mention in the upcoming weeks, I will be looking more into giving. I am currently looking to put together some exciting giveaways for you all and signing up for volunteer opportunities around the Twin Cities to give back this holiday season.

Reinvent Yourself For 2018

- Collaboration, Lifestyle

Kimono Style - spring dress

It’s almost the end of 2017, and the new year will be upon us within the blink of an eye. Many of us make resolutions for the new year; things we want to change, achieve or improve about our lives, and the way we see ourselves is one of those. Everyone has something they don’t like about themselves, and it is these things which drive us to make changes to ourselves and our lifestyle in the new year. If you want to reinvent yourself for the new year, here are a few ways to do it. Read More