OK, Black Friday is still a bit of a ways off, but that doesn't mean you couldn't benefit from a little pre-shopping strategizing in advance. Going into the biggest shopping day of the year without a plan isn't just inefficient — it's downright crazy. There are so many opportunities to score big: everything from wedding accessories to honeymoon outfits to home goods for your new nest. If you want to get the most out of your Black Friday experience (clothing, shoes, accessories, beauty products...you get the picture) you should start taking notes — like, right now. Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving (Turkey Day is Nov. 22 this year), but several shrewd brands have started offering discounts in the days leading up to the main event. Last year, many retailers rolled out discounts and promo codes at least two days early and several had reductions ready the week prior. That means you'll want to keep your eyes peeled for deals before Thanksgiving even arrives. Here's who served up serious discounts last year and who we're looking to score from again this time around. Don't forget to check back here for updates in the coming weeks.
A blushing bride with a dewy glow, lush lashes and flushed lips: Doesn't that sound like a pretty picture? You can create it. Use your inner beauty as your canvas, then bring your creative talents and some artist-worthy glowing beauty products into the mix. This is how you can amp up your natural beauty for the big day. We love the high-low nature of beauty products that can be found in one spot, via Walmart, which offers high-end brands such as Guerlain and NARS, as well as affordable brands like L'Oreal and Revlon. We've curated a list of glowy skin and makeup products, including bronzer, highlighter, lip gloss and more, for a wedding day look from Walmart that won't break the bank.
With Cinderella's dainty slipper in their collective memories, some brides seldom think about comfortable shoes on the big day. But there's no wisdom in wearing wobbly stilettos to an event at which you might actually want to dance. Modern brides are opting for practical wedding shoes that can be worn more than once, as opposed to extremely high-heeled shoes that leave their tootsies blistered on the honeymoon. Also, we get it: Some very tall brides prefer to seek out more sensible heels, including flats, wedges and kitten heels that may also boast cushioned footbeds and supportive straps. So if you, too, want to dance the night away at your wedding, check out this list of swoon-worthy wedding flats that are just as ravishing as 4-inch heels (and much more practical). These styles from ASOS, Nordstrom, David's Bridal and more will take you from the ceremony to the after party in blissful comfort.
Taking advantage of the long Fourth of July long weekend for your wedding celebration? Tones of red, white and blue will add sizzle to the shindig. Our country's birthday invites you to imbue your wedding with classic Americana motifs. Plus, planning a patriotic party allows you to create a laid-back and casual wedding vibe.
Think out of the box when orchestrating your Fourth of July wedding. Rather than the traditional white flower girl dress, choose gingham. Instead of fancy ties or ascots, have your groomsmen wear red, white and blue bowties. Then, finish the affair with sparkling fireworks!
Everyone loves a traditional wedding registry that includes every essential accoutrement for feathering a newlywed nest. That said, some wedding guests choose to take some creative leeway by gifting the newlyweds with uber-special personalized gifts. We have curated such gifts in our fantastic list by including personalized gifts for couples that further style or functionality — or both. So commemorate the couple's big day with these one-of-a-kind items from Neiman Marcus, Uncommon Goods, Shutterfly and more.
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Merging a sleek pointed-toe design and classic silhouette, these Soho pumps from Nine West are a go-to hit for a stylish workweek ...wardrobe. read more
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Pella is an instant classic slingback to add to your wardrobe. The adjustable slingback strap makes for the perfect customized fit.... It features a stacked heel, a synthetic rubber outsole, and a 2MM anti-impact foam full length insole for comfort. read more
Add a touch of uniqueness to your stylish attire with the J. Renee Deondra Stiletto Slingback. This on-trend slingback features an... adjustable buckle fastening for a secure fit and memory foam insole for enhanced cushioning throughout the day.... read more
Bruno Magli Leather Bi-fold Wallet - Bi-fold wallet in pebbled leather finish. Two interior bill compartments. 8 interior card slo...ts. Silvertone hardware. 4.5'' L X 4'' W X 0.5'' W. Leather. Made in Italy. read more
The Gidget Slingback by Trotters is an embodiment of sophistication and elegance. It is styled with an almond toe and a slingback ...strap. A slim stiletto heel with TPU uplift augments the look of this shoe. The insole is equipped with a steel shank, two... read more
Bruno Magli Bamby Leather Kitten Heel Pump - A classic kitten heeled pump is easy to slip-on and the perfect transitional wardrobe... piece. M=standard width. Pointed toe. Leather construction. Snake embossed detail (Brown Snake only). Slip-on. Lightly... read more
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Jimmy Choo Women's Erin Patent Leather Slingback Flats - Fits small, order a half size up. Pointed toe. Buckled slingback strap. G...old-tone buckle. Versatile design. Patent leather upper, leather lining and sole. Made in italy. read more
Bruno Magli Oliverio Leather Loafers - Durable leather loafers enhanced with front tassel detail. Leather upper. Round toe. Slip-o...n style. Leather lining. Padded insole. Rubber sole. Made in Italy. read more
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Manolo Blahnik's black patent leather Allurasa slingback pumps are styled with an almond toe and chunky block heel. Expertly handc...rafted in Italy, this pair includes an elasticized inset at the slingback strap for comfort and fit. Handmade. 2/50mm heel (approximately). Almond toe. Elasticized inset at slingback strap. Self-covered block heel. Slips on. Lined with leather. Leather sole. Available in Black. Made in Italy. Manolo Blahnik Women's Allurasa Patent Leather Slingback Pumps - Black Patent Size 10 A great designer gift. Shop Manolo Blahnik at Barneys New York. read more
Bruno Magli Allura Leather Flat - Color/material: silver leather. Lightly padded leather insole. Smooth leather sole. 75in heel. M...ade in Italy. read more
Eytys - These black Carmen slingback heels fuse Eytys' signature chunky platform silhouettes with classic smart styles. Made from ...glossy patent leather, they're set on a cuban heel with a silver-tone metal toe cap and a push-stud slingback strap. Wear them with tailored separates for contemporary verve. read more
Ferragamo Patent Leather Slingback Pumps - Architectural heel and glossy patent leather construction give these slingbacks a moder...n flourish. Patent leather upper. Point toe. Slip-on style. Padded insole. Leather lining and sole. Made in Italy. SIZE.... read more
Marni Slingback Patent Leather Pumps - Up the sophisticated in any ensemble with these Marni pumps.
Prada Patent Leather Ballerina Slingbacks - Chiefs in leather craftsmanship, Prada's acclaimed Saffiano leather is consistently fo...und throughout every collection. Crafted from Saffiano printed black patent leather, these ballerinas feature a slingback... read more
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Prada Women's Patent Leather Point-toe Slingback Flats - White - Glossy patent slingbacks with a sleek point toe. Leather upper Po...int toe Buckled slingback strap Logo bow accent Leather lining and sole Made in Italy. Women's Shoes - Prada Womens Shoes... read more
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