Come Shopping With Me – Best Pre-Black Friday Sales with Old Navy!

Hey guys!
Okay, I asked y’all this morning on my Instagram stories if you’d like to come shopping with me today as I scouted out some additions to my winter wardrobe at the pre-Black Friday Old Navy sales, and of the 15K+ that voted, 98% were ready to go on a girls’ day out and SHOP. 🙌🏻  You guys are so fun.  I’ll tell ya what.  If we can’t shop together in person, this is the next best thing!  Check out my Fitting Room Faves below, and, if you’d like to see these looks on video, be sure to zoom over and watch my IG stories before they expire!  These prices are soooo crazy good!!

(Note: for size reference and fit, I’m about 5’8″/5’9″ and wear a S or M in tops and a 4/6 in bottoms.) old navy mom style easy comfy outfits for mama

cardigan | tank | jeans | booties

I’ve had my eye on these oversized, thick and cozy cardigans for a bit, and when the sale hit, I had to try them on in person!  Loved this marled grey paired with a soft pink velvet tank and skinnies.  This cardigan seriously is surprisingly nice to have come from Old Navy–I was shocked!  Loved it.  I needed the SMALL in this one!  I grabbed the MEDIUM in the tank, and the jeans and shoes fit TTS. old navy inexpensive mom outfits comfy clothes for fall

coat (sold out, linking another option) | sweater | jeans | boots

SO sad this coat is sold out in grey online, and I’m not surprised: I’ve been trying to snag one for months!  They keep selling out.  The green and black are in stock and I also linked another cute option in grey.  I grabbed a SMALL. fall outfit ideas old navy mom style

sweater | jeans and boots above

I just snagged this sweater on the way to the dressing room for something to wear under the coat, and I ended up LOVING it.  It isn’t one of those icky scratchy sweaters….so so so soft.  I grabbed the MEDIUM for a little bit of a looser fit, and I love the wide ribbing and the black and white stripes.  This is the cutest winter staple!  Could go with anything!  And so cheap.  I want it in all the colors, ha! 😉


coat | cardigan | scarf | dress

I’ve always loved mixing jewel tones for fall and winter, and this golden, mustard yellow pleated dress (that hides allllllll the things… I swear a mom must work at Old Navy deciding where all the pleats should go, ha! 😉) paired with a deep wine colored cardigan…YUM.  The coat is SO NICE, too.  Like I would never have thought it was this cheap.  Crazy.  The coat is a MEDIUM, the cardigan is a SMALL, the dress is a MEDIUM.  Perfect mixture of all the fall and winter tones.  Love this outfit!  Might need this for Christmas services! fall outfit inspo with old navy sherpa jacket

jacket 1 | jacket 2 | plaid shirt | jeans 

It’s the battle of the sherpa jackets!  I love the idea of a basic sherpa jacket, because it’s all the warmth without the bulk since it’s not also underneath a layer of puffy coat.  In Oklahoma, we don’t have frigid temps for very long, and I would rather get to wear minimal layers that provide maximum warmth, and sherpa does just that!

Jacket 1 is for sure oversized, and I am wearing the XS here.  Love the camel colored trim, big pockets and how it’s cut like a button down shirt with the side slits.  So different and WARM.

Jacket 2 is a bomber jacket style, and it has a silky lining and pockets as well.  Liked the thick ribbing at the wrists and waist, and it has such a cool vibe.  Wearing a MEDIUM here!

This button down shirt is too die, y’all.  The sooooftest button down I’ve ever worn!  Is it made of unicorn eyelashes?!  We’ll never know.  All I know is, it’s frickin’ soft, flowy and all the things.  Wearing a size SMALL here.  I also prefer a smaller print with this types of shirts, rather than large plaids.  I feel like the larger prints can sometimes make me look bigger than I actually am, and these more delicate, small prints catch my eye usually.

And….these skinnies.  They have a brushed interior for secret warmth without any added bulk!  Seriously feels like the lining of a soft sweatshirt inside these jeans, oh my word.  Wearing a FOUR here and they are adorable!



If there was ever a shirt for my Cotton Stem Buddies…..!  This is our motto, guys!  Wearing a size SMALL.  It’s too dang cute. ❤️ black friday old navy sales mom style comfy clothes

cardigan | jeans | flats

This was the other oversized grey cardigan contender, and I loved the cable knit detail on this cozy, comfy sweater!  I’m wearing a MEDIUM here, and I thought it looked cute with these deep navy d’orsay style flats, which fit TTS.  I like sort of monochromatic looks with a pop of interest, and the soft greys, whites and pale denim all sort of creates that soft look with a punch of navy brought in with the cutie (and cheap!) flats!  Jeans and shoes fit TTS.


cardigan | shirt | flats

Please tell me I’m not the only one who does this……  When I find a cut or style of a certain piece that I just LOVE, that I feel pretty wearing and that is a great price, many times I end up buying it in multiple colors.  The perfect piece doesn’t come around often, and so when it does, I get me some!!  😉  That’s how I ended up with three different colors of the same cardigan, two of the same shirt and two of the same shoe in my cart….😂  Not all made it home with me, but man.  I love these pieces!

Here’s another way to style that oversized cardigan with the black and white version of the softest button down on earth plus some sassy little d’orsay flats in black and white!  Love mixing these patterns here, and it’s just a simple, comfy mommin’ outfit that’s totally in my wheelhouse….and on sale!!!

Cardigan in SMALL, button down in SMALL, flats fit true to size.


sweater | scarf | jeans

Last but not least, another option for a wine colored sweater is this raglan sleeve cutie, and I actually sized up to a LARGE for an oversized look (not a fan of super tight sweaters).  Love that I can front tuck it for a casual look, and the color is just so fall-y and yum.  😍  Paired it with a super duper soft blanket scarf and those crazy secret-soft brushed mid-rise skinny jeans.  (You can see more views of the sweater in my IG stories…didn’t get a pic without the scarf!)

Thanks for coming shopping with me, buddies!  I love love watching and reading my other blogger friends’ posts when they do these dressing room sessions, because they tell me all the style, fit and texture things…and I don’t even have to leave my house to do any work, ha!  Boom.  Hopefully this was helpful to you as you get in the holiday style spirit, and, until we can actually meet up for a girls’ day shopping trip, this is the next best thing.  😉




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  1. Whitney

    November 20th, 2017 at 7:59 pm

    I bought those booties last week and havent taken them off since 😉

  2. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 20th, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Aren’t they so comfy?! And that price….wow.

  3. Rachel

    November 20th, 2017 at 8:01 pm

    Love that you did this at a “normal” budget friendly store. It all looked great! And I know it took effort to do it upload and put it all together. You rock! Have a happy thanksgiving

  4. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 20th, 2017 at 8:05 pm

    I sure appreciate that, Rachel! Love me some Old Navy! 😉 Hugs!

  5. Debbie Barry

    November 20th, 2017 at 10:21 pm

    Erin, you are just so dang cute in anything! You make me wanna go out and buy it all! I wish I was a size small. 😉 but seriously thanks for shopping for us! I love that you shop at this price point. Something we can all afford! Happy thanksgiving!

  6. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 21st, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Gotta love me some Old Navy!!! Thanks, Debbie!

  7. Alma Ten-Isaksen

    November 20th, 2017 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Erin! I follow a few ladies that do this and it is really very helpful! I voted yes on your insta story and am happy you did it. It was fun and I think you did a great job! 👍🏼🤗

    Alma @lu_la_may

  8. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 21st, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Oh I appreciate you, Alma!!

  9. Patti

    November 21st, 2017 at 5:01 am

    Thanks so much for taking us shopping with you. You did a great job describing the fit and feel of each piece. I’m actually headed to old Navy tomorrow to try on some of the pieces you shared. Thanks

  10. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 21st, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    Oh perfect! I’m glad you liked it, Patti!

  11. Hannah

    November 21st, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Thanks for doing this, Erin! You did a great job and it was so fun!

  12. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 21st, 2017 at 1:06 pm

    Appreciate you coming “with” me!!

  13. Robin

    November 21st, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for taking us shopping with you! It really is super helpful to see someone trying on the clothes. My daughter and I are looking forward to getting some of those staple pieces you shared!

  14. Robin Sklenka

    November 21st, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    You are just adorable in anything and everything!! Loved that you did this at Old Navy……..proof that we do not need to spend a ton of money to look nice and stylish!! You are so fun……Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Aimee

    November 24th, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Erin I too really liked your post and watched your stories on it as well. It was very helpful to me. I am a mannequin shopper and like to see outfits all put together and see how to mix and match. Thank you again!!! I went to Old Navy today and it was shot down from Black Friday but will try to go back after they restock.

  16. Erin | Cotton Stem

    November 25th, 2017 at 10:10 am

    Oh I’m so glad it was fun and helpful!!!

  17. Robin

    November 26th, 2017 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you so much for doing this! I am new to your blog, and I just love it! I was traveling and couldn’t get out shopping on Friday, so this helped me so much!! I love what you do on here 🙂

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