Today’s an exciting day as it is the second in a series of link ups for the holidays. Our theme today is Black Friday, specifically what we’ll each be wearing. It will take a sale of massive proportions to pry me away from my home Friday and get me into a store. Most likely I’ll spend as much time in my pj’s as possible shopping online since that’s my jam.
I chose to share an outfit that will work for a variety of events I might engage in on Black Friday. Maybe we’ll head out to lunch, or the movies. I can’t be sure but I can count on this outfit to keep me comfortable and stylish doing whatever it is I decide.
This outfit is literally head to toe Old Navy! My booties (similar) are from a few years ago but are still pretty comfortable on these finicky feet of mine. My plaid top was purchased in October. I am in love with the colors in this top. It’s primarily green (’tis the season) but has a hot pink stripe in it. I bought this v-neck sweater to wear with it and my mid-rise Rockstar skinny jeans in this dark wash were purchased last Spring. It looks like they are on sale!!!! My absolute favorite Kendra Scott necklace goes with everything so it’s a no brainer to grab and throw on. When I’m shopping I like to use a crossbody bag so my hands are free to shop.
Black Friday shopping used to be so much fun. When my boys were little it was all about grabbing the toys they wanted at the best deals or getting them before they were gone. As they’ve gotten older shopping for them is much easier. What ended up happening was I’d find tons of perfect gifts for me! I’d come home with bags and bags of fabulous buys. It was crazy. A few years ago my husband and I put together a budget and I find it much easier to stick with if I avoid temptation. We don’t buy gifts for the adults in our respective families just the kids so there’s no reason for me to go out searching for a gift. My husband and I do exchange gifts – my list is usually a mile long while his is super short, lol.!
Now…are you ready for to check out the link up? I hope so!
Whitney: “As much as I love shopping, I am not a Black Friday shopper. I prefer to sleep-in, eat Thanksgiving leftovers and avoid the major crowds. I still love holiday shopping expeditions, though! It’s fun to look festive but comfort is really key for a day of walking around and carrying shopping bags!”
Linda: “In Canada we are still going full out on Black Friday but I do like dressing a little festive knowing that you are enjoying a special Holiday. Wearing my new embroidered blazer from Target with a pair of plaid pants I have owned for a few years.I will not be hitting the sales on Black Friday but I will be thinking of all my American Friends enjoying this time with their families.”
Shelbee: “For Black Friday shopping at the mall, I must be warm and comfortable for waiting in outside lines. But I also must wear enough layers to shed if I get too hot. I chose a lightweight hoodie, stretchy jeggings, and flat boots for lots of walking. I layered up with a leather jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves. Minimal jewelry to prevent snagging…just earrings and my wedding ring. Let’s go shopping! “
Kellyann: “This is an outfit I’d wear if I was actually going shopping on Black Friday. A crossbody bag is a necessity for me so my hands are free to shop! I want to be comfortable so I chose skinny jeans, a lightweight plaid shirt, and a v-neck sweater to keep me warm. Knowing my Florida climate as I do, the sweater will come off by noon! Right now I’m only planning on shopping online. I want to spend as much time as possible with my boys and soak up all that I have to be thankful for.”
Jennie: “I rarely actually go to any stores on Black Friday and stick to shopping on my laptop, but this year I may actually visit our local outlet mall and catch some sales. A lightweight jacket, hat, and boots will keep me warm and comfortable throughout the day without extra bulk.”
Chrissy: “Black Friday has always been a fun shopping adventure to me. I can recall standing in crazy lines for Bath & Body Works candles and Air Freshner plug-ins. However, for the last 3 years my Black Friday shopping is now on “Black Tuesday or Wednesday” with my mother in law and sister in law in central Illinois. On official Black Friday you’ll find me traveling on the road back to GA with hubby and boys.”
Lee: “This year on Black Friday instead of running around spending money and buying things we don’t need I am going to volunteer. I am apart of a local service league which holds an event called Christmas House which gives underprivileged children a new coat, 2 toys, and 2 new books for Christmas (or whatever holiday they celebrate). In order to have the items to offer we work with other companies to raise money or get donations. This year to get books we have partnered with Barnes and Noble (New Hope Commons Durham NC). As part of our partnership we will ‘man’ the gift wrapping table. So my black Friday will be spent wrapping gifts for shoppers at Barnes and Noble while spreading the word about Christmas House. Head to my blog to learn more.”
Kristin: “Since I live in Germany, Black Friday isn’t as big of an occasion as it is in the States. This year I’m going to be shopping online so I can still get in on all of the sales! I’m always looking for great deals on expensive winter items like boots, coats, and cashmere.”
Kimberly: “I would wear something comfortable and dress in layers so I can take things off if its crowded or the stores are hot. A lightweight/loose top, vest and scarf would complete my look.”
Ada: “This year on Black Friday I will be working and give or take I am going to be out and about for 12 hours straight so a comfy and warm outfit with black skinny jeans – still work-appropriate – a black long-sleeve wool tee and one of my long and cozy chenille cardigans will be what I will wear. I chose burgundy desert booties for comfort and a wool-blend blanket scarf to keep warm. My workplace is doing the “Simply Give” event this year on Black Friday. I will be doing a food-drive for families in need and after that a mittens+socks drive+deliver. Between all the driving and being in an out of my car, I wanted a layered look. I think my ‘Fall Uniform’ is also perfect for shopping on Black Friday since layers are a must.
Lizzie: “On Black Friday, I like to wake up super early to take my siblings on a shopping spree in our PJ’s. We have a lot of fun picking out presents for our family and making memories along the way.”
Monica: “Oh Black Friday, so many people get up so early to go shopping and I think it’s become its own holiday as well. I like to be lazy Thanksgiving weekend and I’m not one of those people who wakes up early. I worked in retail for about 10 years, so I like to sleep in and take my time shopping. I usually can’t find anything on Black Friday besides certain electronics. So my plans are to sleep in, and relax until I’m ready to shop.”
Michelle: “This outfit is totally ready for some Black Friday shopping. If you plan to shop online, then you will be cozy in this pullover and comfy leggings & if you plan to head out to stores, sneakers & a cross body bag are a must for a full day of shopping! Either way, go get those deals!”
Hope you enjoyed reading today!
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