Broke-Ass Tag: Shopping


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Just as we do every year, because we know and appreciate the importance of a good sale but also recognize the very real need to not want to leave your house and deal with crowds, we’ve put together an exhaustive list of Black Friday deals from our partners. There are huge discounts on wedding-y things and just regular old everyday stuff, too. Stay tuned for an equally-extensive Cyber Monday deal roundup and enjoy your weekend!BAB approved black friday sales and deals

Skip the lines and take advantage of Target’s doorbuster deals from the comfort of your couch.

Got a geek on your gift list? Get 40% off 75 gifts at ThinkGeek.

For the makeup lover, Julep is tossing out its Holiday Collection at 75% off.

Stock up on stunning dresses for the holidays (or any time, really) with 25% off at Adrianna Papell.

Score cute baubles for your bridesmaid (or yourself) and get 15% off + free shopping from Alex + Ani.

There are few things awesomer than new sheets. Take 20% off select bedding and get free standard shopping at Design Within Reach.

Thinking of having a candy bar at your wedding? It’s Sugar is taking 20% off all orders with code THANKS20.

Whether you are still coveting something from your registry or you’re just a foodie, head to Le Creuset to get up to 70% off + receive a free gift and get free shipping on orders over $50.

Love some trendy jewelry? Get 30% off at BaubleBar with code THX.

As if they weren’t cool enough, Urban Outfitters is taking an extra 30% off sale items and has tons of other great deals.

Stylish clothes are even better when they’re on sale: Free People is knocking 50% off on select styles.

Shopping for dudes can be tricky sometimes. Menkind makes it easier with 50% off.

Love yoga, hate going to classes? Get Yoga Download’s Monthly Elite package for just $9 — 50% off regular pricing!

Get goodies with your personal touch at up to 65% off plus an extra 20% off at Zazzle with code ZAZBLKFRIDAY.

Calling all sports fans! Get your team gear at 25% off + free shipping on orders over $40 at with code BLACKFRI.

For the oenophile, take 15% off wine gift assortments with code BLKFRIDAY at Wine of the Month Club.

Rent those gorgeous designer duds and get 25% off $75 at Rent the Runway.

Baking is way more fun with a cute apron. Get 60% off + free shipping at Flirty Aprons with code SHOP60.

Adults like toys too! Marbles: The Brain Store has tons of great deals sitewide.

Give a gift, get a gift. Send a 2-month (or more) wine club subscription as a holiday gift and get a $32 bottle of multiple gold medal winning wine for yourself at The California Wine Club with code BLACK15.

Get some cute gifts at 15% off or save 20% on orders over $150 at Minted with code BF2015.

Calling all crafters! Get online classes for $19.99 at Craftsy.

One of our very favorites, ModCloth, is offering 40% off new and favorite styles.

If you’ve been slacking on getting prints of your wedding pics, now’s your chance! Get a gorgeous Montage photo book and take 35% off.

Got some kids on the list? Tea Collection has great deals sitewide.

For the curvy ladies, Kiyonna’s $40 doorbuster dress sale is going on now! This only happens once a year!

Guys, get your duds from Bonobos at 25% off $150 or 30% off $250 with code FRIDAY.

Bridesmaids and brides rejoice! Kennedy Blue is taking 15% off + free shipping with code GOBBLEGOBBLE.

Get shapers and support for 20% off at Hourglass Angel with code HGABF2015.

Score cute sale items with an extra 25% off at Stella & Dot.

Accessorize yo-self and take 20% off sitewide at Benique with code THANKS.

Got a sweet tooth? Get cookies from Elenis New York and take 15% off with code HOLIDAY15.

Rubber stamps save time on return addresses and add a cute touch. Get a personalized stamp from Holmes Stamp & Sign for 15% off with code HOLIDAY.

Ready to order your wedding stationery? Get 33% off at MagnetStreet with code WONDERFUL33.

BHLDN is having a 15% off sale! Use code WEDDINGBELLS.

Get yoga, barre, cardio, zumba and a plethora of other classes in your home and take 50% off annual memberships at Grokker.

Take 15% off your order at with code BLACKFRI15.

Stock up on cute unmentionables and get an extra 40% off clearance at Aerie.

There are a ton of great deals over at Bed Bath & Beyond.

Traveling over the holidays? Save up to 50% off at

Donna Morgan is knocking 20% off her bridesmaid dress collection.

Fab, of course, is having fabulous deals across the site.

  • 11/20

    Affiliate Disclaimer NewHey Broke-Asses! It’s that time of year again, where instead of Five for Friday, we’ll be compiling some seriously rad gift guides for y’all. From the fun to the funny, the quirky to the practical and all of the budget ideas in between, I’ve scoured the Interwebz to find those perfect gifts for someone — or everyone! — on your list.

    We all have that one friend who, for lack of a better phrase, loves booze. They’re usually the life of the party and can pretty much always be counted on for a cocktail when you just need a shot and come company. Whether they’re straight whiskey lovers, champions of Champagne or one hell of a concoctor of cocktails, there’s a gift below for every one of your libation loving friends.The Broke-Ass Bride's 2015 Gift Guide For the Libation Lover

    Top row, l to r: Sometimes, days can only be measured by how much fun juice it takes to get over them. Good Day Old Fashioned Glass, $10 from Nordstrom || Ain’t no party like a bubbly party, cuz a bubbly party don’t stop! Now with instructional glassware! Pop Clink Drink Stemless Glassware Set, $14 at Urban Outfitters || Let’s be real: Wine glasses and picnic tables aren’t always the best of bedfellows. And how obnoxious is it having to get up to refill time and time again? This table covers all those bases. Wine Glass Picnic Table, $15.67 from Etsy seller AdvanceLaser

    Second row, l to r: Guys, beer bongs just got served: The Chambong is now the fastest and yet still classy way to make those bubblez go right to the brain. The Chambong, $35 from Amazon || Need to set yourself right after a night on the town? Grab this creative and irreverent cookbook to whip up hair of the dog, a good grease cure or just to fulfill one of those morning-after cravings. The Hungoevr Cookbook, $9.99 from ModCloth || Got a killer home bar? Shout it out to the world (er, your guests) with this vintage-style marquee light. Bar Marquee Light, $60 from Nordstrom

    Third row, l to r: Happy hour is the new tea time, but that doesn’t mean you can’t keep those shots classy, right? Pinkies Out Shot Glass Set, $19.99 from ModCloth || Gold. Polka Dots. Cocktails. Need I say more? Kate Spade NY Dot Cocktail Shaker, $50 from Nordstrom || Be honest: There’ve totally been times when you’ve been out and about and just need a little nip of the hard stuff to get you through (shopping with mom, lunch with *that* coworker … you know). We’ve all been there, and we just wish we had this mini keychain flask to help us out. The Flask at Hand Keychain, $11.99 from ModCloth

    Bottom row, l to r: GLITTER FOR YOUR COCKTAILS. This is perf. for that glitter-loving cocktail-adoring bff of yours. And pretty much guarantees you’ll get a fancy drank whenever you hang out with them, because, obv. Metallic Gold Cocktail Rimming Sugar, $4.95 from Etsy seller DellCoveSpices || Sometimes, we just need to spell it out to the world. More Whiskey T-Shirt, $24 from Brit + Co. || Banana flask. Need I say more? Banana Flask, $19.95 from Nordstrom

  • 11/12

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    Hey, hey BABs! Today's CAI/GOI request is a stunner! Reader Alix commented on this post with: "My mom always said I had champagne taste with a beer budget, she was right. I found a Galia Lahav dress, from the Dolce Vita Collection, the Dolce, and I fell in love with it before I looked at the price tag. I love the v neck, its fitted,…

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    Five for Friday Simple Pieces of Jewelry that Make a Big Impact

    Guys, confession: I've been kind of sort of OBSESSING over jewelry lately. There was a time when I was really simple -- I wore the same bracelets and earrings every day for years. But along with many, many other shifts since I entered my 30s, I've become more conscious about accessorizing. And to my discovery, it's SUPER fun ... and the compliments are always worth…

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    Source Dress shopping has brought me equal parts excitement and anxiety. You're shopping for the dress. I've never been a spectator for anyone's shopping experience before, and have only been bridesmaid dress shopping once. Ten years ago.  I'd like to add that I sort of hate shopping. I don't like to try on clothes. I have a solid idea of what looks good on me, and purchase 90%…

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  • 10/23

    Five for Friday- Hair tools that won't fall flat

    I have a neverending battle with my hair. It's always been fine, stick-straight and fairly blah. It isn't until super recently that I actually learned how to like, style it myself. I swear, there was something about turning 30 that totally flipped a switch in my brain that was like "Oh, hey Christen? Yeah, just so you know, if you just um, try, you'll be…

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    Choosing the right wedding band can be a tricky decision for some -- especially those on a smaller budget. Couples often don't want to throw down serious skrilla on a piece of jewelry for fear that they may lose it or some other stroke of bad luck may hit. And once the couple has nailed down how much they're comfortable spending, it's often difficult to…

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  • 9/7


    There's a big trap I think BABs fall into very easily. When you're on a budget, and you're trying to move through a checklist quickly, it's easy to purchase something that isn't ideal or that is a step ahead of where you are in the process, just because it's on sale. Case in point: I bought earrings for the wedding in January. Nearly eight months ago!…

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