What to Buy at the JCrew 40% off Fall Sale

By now you probably know I am a big fan of JCrew. But what you may not know is I rarely or ever pay full price for what I buy. They have great sales including this week’s 40% off Fall. The Sale ends at Midnight on October 11th. If you have your eye on something, grab it now and you can always return it. Their Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale was the same. Enter the code GOBIG at checkout to get the 40% discount.

I would use this Sale to stock up on sweaters, layering pieces, and jackets. Below are my favorites and different pieces I own and love.

*Note, I do make a small commission off of items purchased from this post. Thank you in advance.


I bought this sweater in two colors over the weekend. I love the button detail down the side.

I bought the Sophie sweater last year and I have lived in it ever since. I got it in tan and it was the best investment piece.


I have a similar one to this polka dot top from Sézane that I wear all the time. It looks great with a pencil skirt or jeans and boots for date night.

P.S. These camisoles are $25 and 40% off and I bought a few earlier this year. They are so soft and great as layering pieces.

Coats and Jackets

If you are only going to pick one piece to buy, I would put my money in a coat for Fall. I have had my eye on the Teddy Coat for months and it is finally on SALE.

If anyone is looking for a Christmas present for me this year, I take a size Small ;)

These over the knee suede boots are beautiful! If I didn’t already have a pair of over the knee boots, these would be mine.

12 Days of Giveaways

I wanted a way to give back to all of you this holiday season, so I came up with 12 days of Giveaways! These are some of my favorite things and I am sharing them with you!

Each day from December 1 - 12, I will be giving one reader one of the items in the photo above. You can read why I love each item below. They were chosen with love!

To enter, you will need to send in your email here. It is the easiest and best way for me to stay organized. I will also need to know where you live, most of the winners will have to be US based because of timing and cost to ship. Make sure you fill out all the questions as I will be surprising a few readers with their Christmas wish as a bonus!

The gift of the day won’t be announced until the actual day. This gives some surprise to the start of the Holiday Season and makes this more fun. You can join in at any time! But I highly recommend signing up ASAP so you have more chances to win. You can share on social media for extra chances to win. Just make sure to tag @everydayparisian

  1. Sézane Gift Certificate My collection of Sézane items is quickly growing and I know there were a lot of you that mentioned this was on your wish list for Christmas. I am giving away one $50 gift card to use on the one item you have your eye on. A few things I am loving from Sézane right now are:

2. Sisley has become a favorite of mine over the years and I love a good red lip. Tango #18 is a staple for me. This is a classic red that looks good on a variety of skin tones.

Izia by Sisley has become my signature fragrance. I wear it on dates or nights out with friends. I have been stopped in the elevator, by my Uber driver, and strangers just to ask what I am wearing. I am giving away one Tango 18 Red Lip Twist and one Izia Perfume.

3. You have been hearing me talk about this pink JCrew scarf for a while now. It has been put to good use and Winter hasn’t even officially started yet. I am also including my Caudalie lip conditioner because I can’t live without it and neither should you! I have one in every bag and jacket pocket.

4. Shh.. Did you know I eat chocolate for breakfast? A square a day with my morning coffee and it is always Vosges Haut-Chocolat. I love the super dark matcha. Vosges is made right here in Chicago and I am addicted. I am giving away a 6 bar chocolate library of your choice of bars. Don’t worry, I know we all don’t love matcha as much as I do. My sister loves their Barcelona Bar with almonds and my mom loves their Smoked Salt Bar. You can pick your favorite 6 chocolate bars to make your own custom library. My sister keeps them in her Mom Stash away from Emma ;)

5. When I travel, I always bring my Cuyana Travel Set. I use one for skincare (the larger one) and the smaller one for my makeup. They keep me organized and I love the quality and overall look of them. I have owned mine for 2 years and they have been around the world with me. These also make a great gift idea if you are looking for something for your mom, sister, or daughter. I own the black one but they recently introduced a blush color that has me wishing I had two sets.

6. I found this adorable Bonjour mug from Anthropologie a few weeks ago and I bought a few. I wanted to give them away on the blog and then I came up with this giveaway idea. The mug is officially sold out as of this morning. I snagged a few extra at my local Anthropologie in Chicago. They were kind enough to hold some for me! But let me sweeten the deal for you with the Paris collection of Nespresso pods. (the ones I purchased are for the original machine) sorry if you have the new line… they are SOLD out of both online. So this is a pretty sweet combo! One lucky reader will receive a three pack of the sold out Paris Collection and one Bonjour Mug.

7. I purchased my first Diptyque candle when I moved into my Chicago apartment in 2015. I wanted a reminder of Paris. I used to visit the original shop on St Germain de Près and I have always wanted one. I have collected a few more over the years. My original was Baies but I now love Fig, Tuberose, and Rose. I am giving away one full size Diptyque candle, the winner will have their choice of scent.

8. I know not all my readers are US based and I wanted to give something away that would be available for everyone. I am giving away one of my prints from The Print Shop. You will have your choice of one 16x20 print (a $90 value)

9. If you are headed out of the country you will need your passport and why not have a cute passport holder to go with it? This one is from Anthropologie and has written En Route. I included it in my gift guide and I also purchased one for one of you guys. I have had the same passport holder since my trip in 2013 that a friend gave to me. It makes it so easy to find in my bag when I am traveling.

I am also including Paris in Stride for your next trip to Paris. This is a great walking guide of the city with illustrations and tips on places to explore.

10. Ode à la Rose delivers Parisian inspired flower bouquets to Chicago and New York City. This is one of the reasons I ask where you live in the sign up because this one is just for Chicago/NYC residents. I have tried this service out twice and both times I was extremely happy with the whole experience. I even got macarons delivered with my flowers for Fall. I love fresh flowers at home and this is a great gift. Send flowers to a loved one this holiday season. I will be choosing two lucky reader to receive a bouquet from Ode à la Rose. (this is actually a gift from them!) One winner will be chosen from NYC and one from Chicago. Merci Ode à la Rose.

ode a la rose 12 days of giveaways everyday parisian

11. I started the Book Club last year and while it has slowed down this year due to my busy schedule, I really enjoyed The Lost Vintage by Ann Mah this year so I have one copy to gift one reader. This would be a great read over the holidays while you are snuggled up in your pajamas. Plus, I am also including Paris Cocktails for you to create something fun over the holiday season and beyond.

12. I always have at least one notebook in my bag with me at all times with a pen to jot down ideas and notes. I love Rifle Paper company and I have been a big fan of their work for years. I have the Un, Deux, Trois print on my gallery wall and I am giving away one to a reader along with Paris notebooks and stickers. The ultimate little Francophile package.

12 days of giveaways rifle paper company everyday parisian

The winners will be notified via email and I will ship everything out on December 13 to arrive in time for Christmas. I cannot thank you all enough for making this year so fun and rewarding. Lots of love to you all!!

If you love my favorites, don’t miss The Ultimate Gift Guide for everyone on your list from The Francophile, Jet Setter, and Book Lover!

P.S. You must enter to win! In case you missed it, you can sign up here. 

Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales to Shop

For years, it was a family tradition to wake up super early and shop the day after Thanksgiving. It used to be just my sister, mom and I. Now the family has the addition of two little ones and our priorities have changed a lot. Sleep is rare for me and way more important than waking up early to save a few extra dollars. Now with online shopping, we can shop early and stay in our pajamas a little longer. These are my favorite sales online and a few things I am buying this Black Friday Sale weekend.

My favorite Anthropologie mirror is on sale for $313 from the normal $448. This is a better deal than I paid and I have never seen this price so low. I would snatch up another one if I had room. Plus FREE shipping on orders over $150 so you save additional money on shipping.

They also have the pajamas that I want for Christmas. I bought my niece and nephew each a pair for tradition. The site crashed yesterday from so much traffic but it is back up and we bought pajamas for the whole family!

My marble table is 40% off. I bough this full price but it was totally worth it.

marble bistro table

40% off

This post does include affiliate links which helps contribute to my Paris fund. I am hoping to get back early next year. Merci in advance! xo

P.S. If sales aren’t your thing, catch up on the latest Paris Diaries Post here!