Hey my loves!

If you follow HerGoodyBag on any social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest) you would have seen the my ootd. I usually post snippets of my outfit, but I loved it so much that I had to give you the full look instantly. So here is my OOTD for Christmas Day. Check it out

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I usually don’t get this dressed up on Christmas. I rarely wear jeans on holidays, but there was something special about today lol. My “maxi skirt” is actually a dress that I purchased from jc penney on Black Friday. I paired it with a v-neck black long-sleeve shirt from 6pm.com and my sequin vest by Apostrophe from Sears (now Metaphor). I finished the look with Michael Antonio zippered booties from 6pm.com and silver jewelry.

Check out the hair!

Check out the hair!

It was very windy lol

It was very windy lol

I love the cranberry color it gives off in the sunlight. In regular house lighting it looked more like oxblood, but outside my dress/skirt was more vibrant.

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I had a magical Christmas and I hope you all did as well. Until next time…

Hey my loves!

Next week Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday, and I have some amazing fashion and beauty deals for you all this year. This is the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While some people shop all year round for the holidays, majority of the people, including myself, wait until after Thanksgiving to really get things going.

Here are a few tips before you head out to your favorite shops for your favorite deals.

  1. Make a list! You have to be prepared. This is not the time to go and browse the stores casually. You need to have a plan. You will no exactly what stores to go to and what items you will purchase from the stores. So grab those newspaper circulars or print them out to create your list. You can also prioritize and figure out which stores you will attend first  and what items you will try to grab as well.
  2.  Shop with a friend. Usually I like to shop alone but shopping with a friend during this time is a necessity. You guys can split up and divide and conquer! Ok that may be a little extreme, but you can each pick up the items you need in half of the time. Also you can wait on line in shifts.
  3. Wear comfortable clothing. I would suggest something that you can maneuver in easily, so layers are perfect. Comfortable jeans and knit leggings are essentials. I would go with leggings and some flat riding boots with zippers that will be easy to take off if I need to. Also wear a cross body bag to avoid holding your purse in your hand or on your arm. Lastly oversized cardigans, scarves and anorak jackets are great too. You can tie the jacket around your waist if you get a little warm and the cardigan is great for an additional layer of warmth.
  4. Be assertive, yet friendly. You want to be pleasant to the workers because this is an extremely stressful time and you want them to be as helpful as possible. You have to be assertive when it comes to the other customers. Do not get in to a fight, but if there is a deal that is a must have go for it!
  5. Set reasonable expectations for yourself. You may have 15 items on your list that you want to purchase, but you not be able to get those items, so be realistic on what you can actually accomplish, and also remember, what you do not get on Black Friday there is always Cyber Monday.
So, whether you are shopping on line, or standing in line at your favorite store to get the best deals we have something for you so check it out!

 

Fashion

  • H&M is having an AMAZING Black Friday week! With items starting at $5 women can find sweaters and holiday party dresses, men can find great pants for $10, and you can find great winter jackets for your kids starting at $10. The first 100 customers in line will also have a chance to win up to $300 in scratch offs. They also have extended hours with stores opening at midnight on November 23. They also have Pre-Black Friday deals starting November 19th with items starting at $7. So make sure you check out H&M
  • Department store jc penney is a great one stop shop. With their specialty shops you have something for everyone that represents a variety of style. Their deals are from Thursday-Saturday so you can shop before you meet up with your family for Thanksgiving or even early Saturday morning to avoid the Friday rush. It starts from 6am-11pm. So get ready to stock up on great stocking stuffers like $20 Liz Claiborne gloves, $30 metallic puffer jackets, $10 cable knit sweaters, $15 jeans, $15 work pants and more! There are even amazing deals for men, children, and the household.
  • New York and Company is offering 505-705 off of everything in the store or online so stock up on your work essentials to have a killer winter wardrobe for the office
  • Express is offering 50% off of everything
  • ASOS is offering u p to 30% off knits, coats, and more but check out their outlet as well
  • Aldo is offering 50% off of all clearance merchandise
  • Lulu’s has deals on dresses, tops, bottoms and shoes!
  • One of my favorite department stores besides jc penney is Kohl’s has deals for the entire family and home
  • The Gap is offering 60% off of everything through Saturday online and Sunday in stores!
  • J. Crew is offering 25% off so try to get your hands on their awesome cashmere sweaters
  • Forever 21 not only has Black Friday Deals but Pre-Deals as well, so if you want some trendy items, now is the time to shop.
  • Macy’s will definitely be a mad house so get there early to grab all of the great deals! Check out their Black Friday Specials here
  • Score your favorite designer pieces at Lohemann’s starting with 25% off of already discounted prices
  • Nordstrom Rack is giving back to their loyal customers. For every $100 you spend you will receive a $10 card!  Also you can earn double points shopping from November 23rd- November 25th. Lastly,  look for the green dot to win a $50 gift card at your local Nordstrom Rack!

How amazing are these deals!?!

Check Makeup Artist Kim Porter’s blog for all of your beauty deals!

Happy Shopping!

Last night was the 2012 American Music Awards. While I didn’t get a chance to catch the full show, I was definitely tuned in for the Red Carpet. With the exception of the Grammy’s, for most music award shows celebs are less formal and traditional. Because music of the creativity that one is allowed to express through music, here is the chance to do the same thing with your style. Take a look at a few of the looks from last night.

Kelly Rowland, Jordin Sparks, Brandy Norwood

  • Kelly looked amazing in this printed dress. The design is so intricate and definitely a show stopper. Her shoe choice was perfect. She kept it simple and let the dress do the talking
  • Jordin Sparks has an amazing weight loss story. Although I am not crazy about the design on the dress, the fit is amazing
  • Brandy’s black and gold look made a lot of noise on twitter. Many people were on the fence about the entire look. I think the dress paired with different boots, or the boots paired with a different dress, she would have knocked the look out of the park

Christina Augilera, Gwen Stefani, Taylor Swift, Heidi Klum

  • It appears to be the year of the bangs. Christina showed off her curves in this very feminine ombre gown. I must say I love her hair. On the voice, the multicolored tips were a little distracting. This blunt bob is definitely a better choice
  • Gwen Stefani graced the red carpet in this amazing printed jacket and black leather pants. The leather definitely shows that Gwen Stefani has a little edge, but the jacket is what pulls the look together.
  • Taylor and Heidi both showed a lot of leg in gold/lace mini dresses. If you got flaunt it!

Kerry Washington and Nicki Minaj

  • Kerry Washington can do no wrong in my eyes. While this dress may be a little to elegant and sophisticated for this music event, she definitely stays true to her style
  • I’m glad that Nicki Minaj was not in drag or some other strange costume. While I wish she did another pose and smiled, this is the best that she has looked in a very long time. It is toned down, but because of the vibrant color you still get a feel of her personality.

Who rocked the 2012 American Music Awards Red Carpet for you?

The name alone makes people faces go :/ but many fashionistas and celebs alike love this trend. It is the perfect cold weather accessory for layering. Because of the thickness of the fur and even the length (most hit at the hip and can go even longer) fashionistas pair this with their favorite denim jackets, trench coats, and even maxi dresses. This is definitely a luxury item, even the faux fur vests can be a bit pricey.

 Take a look at a few pics

Rachel Roy and Blogger/Media Correspondant Kela Walker

I love how Rachel Roy and Blogger Kela Walker styled their vests perfectly!

So Rock It or Drop It? 

Here are some affordable options to rock this look

 

Brandy is definitely in the running for one of the best dressed celebs of 2012. I mean two consecutive Get The Looks on HGB is not easy to achieve lol. She was spotted doing more promo for her album Two Eleven rocking a leopard print crewneck, black leather cap, boyfriend jeans and leather boots. This look is so simple but hot. It goes to show you how a bold print can take your look up a notch. Below you will find some affordable options to recreate this look.