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!

If this isn’t perfection, I don’t know what is! Tracee Ellis Ross looks AMAZING! Yes amazing. It takes a lot of confidence to wear a red suit. All of the attention will definitely be on you. I mean who wouldn’t stop and stare at Tracee in awe in this outfit? I know I would lol. She pulls this monochromatic look off so well. The accented gold jewelry is a great touch.  You can get this look with similar items below. The following items cost no more than $100 and are available in a number of sizes including plus size for the curvy girls.

Pants

Blazers

Shoes

Nikki who asked about the bright skinny jeans also requested stylish looks for working out. She asked…

“I take zumba dance and I’m looking for brights and dark colored bottoms…Can you help pick out some full tees, gym shorts and stylish sweats?”

One thing that I was guilty of also, is seeing women work out in pretty much anything. When it gets warm I go to the near by park in my neighborhood and I would always see this one lady in the most ridiculous outfits. I would just have on some leggings and a t-shirt but at least I coordinated. So I am glad Nikki asked this question and here is what I found

Nike Pro-Fitted Short Sleeve V-Neck top $25 found at Zappos

Adidas Women’s Super Nova Short Sleeve T-Shirt $28

Click any of the images to purchase the items

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Motorcycle Jackets are definitely a must have for the Fall. I love the edginess and toughness of the look, but some jackets are extremely thin because they are not meant to be worn in the winter. Since they are so thin (even the really expensive ones) I do not see the point in spending hundreds of dollars. I found two jackets that are pretty affordable, and they both have a unique look.

Simply Vera by Vera Wang at Kohls $78

Rosabel Motorcycle Jacket $90

For details on the look in the pic above click here