It is time for the second installment of The Holiday Series, a fabulous collaboration among 13 amazing bloggers which was created and orchestrated by the super stylish Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood. If you didn’t see our first Holiday Series post, you need it to check it out now for some wonderful Thanksgiving Day Outfit inspiration!
*This is a sponsored post. As always, all thoughts and opinions are entirely my own.
I am not really one to venture out into the chaos of Black Friday shopping, that’s for sure. I did it once, about 20 years ago, with my sister when her kids were young. As we stood in the freezing cold, coffee cups in hand, crazy people all around us in the darkness of 4:00 a.m., I vowed that I would never ever go shopping on Black Friday again. And I really never have. Except the occasional trip out later in the evening hours of Black Friday when the crowds have begun to disperse.
But if I were to change my mind (I always reserve that right) and decide to go all out on a Black Friday, I would dress comfortably in lots of layers with flat shoes for walking. So I chose some stretchy jeggings, my favorite distressed Bed:Stu booties, and this fabulous new funnel collar asymmetric hoodie. I love the color and the fabric is lightweight with an oversized fit which allows for all sorts of layering options. A small cross body bag is the only way to go for a long day of shopping. A thrifted leather jacket and matching scarf, hat, and gloves complete the look. The only jewelry I added was a no-fuss pair of earrings and my wedding ring.
Since I don’t yet have the nerve to approach the mall on Black Friday, Amy and I took a trip there on a Sunday morning a few weeks ago before the stores were opened for business. We had the best time taking photographs all around the mall and in front of my favorite places to shop. The looks we were getting from passersby were kind of priceless, too! The life of blogger always put you in the most interesting situations.
What are your Black Friday preferences? Do you head out into the chaos? Or do you stick to online shopping? Or maybe you just wait until the last minute like I do? Whichever way you decide to shop this holiday season, please remember to be kind and stay in the holiday spirit! And keep spreading kindness all around you everywhere you go!
*Also be sure to check out the Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day deals at Zaful. They have all sorts of fun promotions going on!
Looking for more inspiration for what to wear on Black Friday? Be sure to check out all of these gorgeous ladies and how they go Black Friday shopping in style!
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 BlackFridaybut 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 bynoon! 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!”
I will be posting this week’s Link Up On the Edge on Friday with the lovely Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood as my co-host. We have some fun sparkly holiday styles to share with you so be sure to check back with us!
I wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving and lots of Black Friday deals!