We love-hate Black Friday . Love it for the thrill of scoring something at a fraction of the retail price; hate it for accidentally spending way too much money (you know what we're talking about—that queasy feeling you get the morning after a night of feverishly making one impulse purchase after another. Oops).
But you can't really blame us. It's Black Friday's fault. And if you were in the midst of the madness IRL, then you can blame it on mob mentality. Plus, there were just too many really great deals this year —a lot of which we at InStyle took full advantage of. For some of us, it meant finally completing our winter wardrobe; for others, a triumph in buying that one pair of earrings that we'd had our eyes on forever. Scroll through to take a look at the loot that we couldn't resist buying.
"I’ve been stalking Annie Costello Brown’s jewelry ever since Alison [Syrett Cleary] showed up to work wearing a pair of her sculptural, oversized earrings. These are dramatic enough to make my parade of boring winter knits somewhat interesting." — Stephanie Trong, fashion features editor
Annie Costello Brown available at needsupply.com | $220
"I am a die-hard Loewe fan and nothing, and I mean nothing, seems to ever be on sale that is my size. When I received a super secret email about a private Loewe sale on their site, I began salivating. I snagged a pair of these shiny babies." — Ruthie Friedlander, site director
Loewe available at loewe.com | $375 (originally $750)
"This $20 dress comes in three different colors and was an extra 30% off on Black Friday—so, naturally, I bought two." — Isabel Jones, digital editorial assistant
Zara available at zara.com | $20
"I've been wanting a pair of embroidered shoes for a while now, so when I saw these gorgeous Sam Edelman booties from Net-a-Porter for almost half off, I had to take the plunge. I took a similar plunge five sweaters from Bloomingdale's, like this super cute fringed pullover , to complete my 'can't say no' Black Friday shopping spree—and Cyber Monday isn't even over yet. Please send help." — Jane Asher, digital editorial assistant
Sam Edelman available at net-a-porter.com | $96 (originally $160)
"Ever since I was given this Smith + Mara spiral , I've been obsessed with earrings that don't need backings (since I'm always losing them). All you need to do is thread this "P"-shaped Loopdie through your lobe and let the ends fall. Love!" — Andrea Cheng, digital fashion news editor
Jack and G available at jackandg.com | $45
"While I have been eyeing a furry blue coat for a few weeks now, my overcrowded coat closet was the hint I needed to splurge on something else—maybe something that would make me feel better about serving myself multiple slices of pie the day before. I bought myself a NW Method workout class pack. The class is designed and founded by Nicole Winhoffer and is just the right mix of boot camp moves and dance choreography." — Victoria Moorhouse, beauty editor
Available at nicolewinhoffer.com