Friday 16 November 2018

Comfort & Style for Black Friday: A Holiday Series Collaboration

Hello and welcome to the Holiday Series by my sweet Ada from Elegance and Mommyhood!  Please scroll to the bottom to see how all my sweet fashionista girlfriends have styled the Black Friday outfit!!!!  Here are my thoughts on the whole Black Friday thing and what I would wear.

I find the whole idea of black Friday quite underwhelming to be honest.  EEK, sorry if that rubs you the wrong way.  Maybe because I am Canadian so Black Friday isn't quite as hyped up, though in recent years it's been a bigger event here as well.  Maybe it's the idea of the crowd and the $$$$ bills flying straight out of my bank account, or maybe I am a Grinch.  LOL.  In any case, I don't think it's just the Black Friday, I think for me it more about the idea of fighting through the crowds and making snap decisions.  I am really not good at shopping under pressure so there are a few things I do to prepare so I don't miss a good sale. 
1)  I have the kids wish lists created and presents already picked out ahead of time.

2)  I figure out what the current price is and if it's reasonable I just get it ahead of time.

3)  I choose what big ticket items I am really looking  for  on that day.  This year I am simple keeping my eyes open to see if flights to San Diego go down in price.

4)  I shop online as much as possible to avoid the rush.  

Online shopping is sooooooooo easy and made for me.   Click, click, click....ding-dong, it's here!  
Sometimes it's coffee and sometimes it's wine.  

I do like wandering the stores ahead of the Christmas rush to get inspired and check out new displays in the stores.  So last weekend we went to the mall as a family without any pressure to buy or find anything in particular.  We just grabbed some coffee, hot chocolate and hit up some local stores and then made our way to Toys R Us (for the kids) and the mall.  Anya added a few items on her wish list from Toys R Us, and Halie and I found some things we liked at Bath and Body Works. 

Jeans, boots, poncho comfort are my weekend jam.   The poncho kept me cozy and warm, and my hands free while waking through the mall (I despise having to carry my coat around in the mall).  The outfit was pretty tame so  I added a little bling with these new Stella and Dot chandelier earrings.  Love how it all came together and how the daylight cooperated for these pictures.     

Hint, hint, Santa.  Please place one of these in my stocking.  -Love me.
Fell in love with this mirror/door and  would absolutely love to have it at the cabin.

What are your Black Friday thoughts and plans?

ADA Elegance and Mommyhood "I cannot believe Thanksgiving is this week and then Black Friday, which means the Holiday craze has started. I am one of those 'lucky' ones that has to work all day on Black Friday, because the company I work for deals with sales among other things. For the small portion of the day when I do not work, you will find me bundled up in layers like my Abercrombie henley, Abercrombie fleece jacket, ponte skinnies, sneakers, the softest fleece scarf and a fleece beanie. And yes without realizing it, I wore yet another leopard hat. Happy Thanksgiving week, babes!"

BOJANA Bo's Bodacious Blog "Jeans, boots, poncho comfort are my weekend jam.   The poncho kept me cozy and warm, and my hands free while waking through the mall (I despise having to carry my coat around in the mall).  The outfit was pretty tame so  I added a little bling with these new Stella and Dot chandelier earrings.  Love how it all came together and how the daylight cooperated for these pictures. "

SHELBEE Shelbee on the Edge "I will be working all day on Black Friday: at the consignment shop from 10 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. then heading to the mall to work at Torrid from 5:30 until 10:30 p.m.  So I need to be comfortable while donning my battle gear! I found this graphic tee which says “My coffee needs coffee” to be perfectly appropriate for working 12 hours on Black Friday.  To be battle-ready, I went for a camo cardigan and plaid combat boots.  Wish me luck! 

LAURA I Do deClaire "I don't normally head out on Black Friday. It's too chaotic and my introverted self gets overwhelmed with all the crowds. I like to be home, nice and warm and cozy, recover from Thanksgiving, and do some light online shopping if I have a chance! What could be better than overalls and a soft cardigan for a day at home?"

AMBER Avec Amber "I know that many people have a four day weekend and roll right from Thanksgiving feasts to Black Friday shopping! My Black Friday outfit idea has this in mind with pieces that are both comfortable and cozy for the dropping temperatures...and leggings instead of pants, because real pants the day after Thanksgiving is just too aggressive."

JENNIE A Pocketful of Polka Dots "When it comes to Black Friday shopping I am all about staying warm, being comfortable, and wearing things that are easy to get in and out of. A plaid vest layered over a simple sweater keep me warm and slide on sneakers make trying on clothes easy, while also helping me walk the distance. The great thing about wearing basics like a sweater and jeans is they work well while trying on other pieces, because if you are anything like me, Black Friday shopping inevitably means finding things for myself, too. ;)  Gotta take advantage of those sales for All the important people on our list!" 

LINDA A Labour of Life "My Vanheusen Dot pants are so very comfortable and perfect for Black Friday Shopping.  For me I will be working (aka Canadian) but comfy at my desk and surfing for awesome deals."

MONICA Jersey Girl, Texan Heart "Can y'all believe that it is already that time of year?  The madness of Black Friday shopping is upon us!  I usually don't go out shopping on Black Friday, but whenever I do, I'm always there later in the day in something super comfy, because I'm still stuffed from Thanksgiving dinner the night before.  Here is my winter uniform!  A sweater, some comfy pants, boots, and a hat."

CHERYL Cheryl Shops "Normally I'm down in Los Angeles for Thanksgiving—and California has been having unseasonably warm, dry weather—so this is what I'd wear on Black Friday. It's kind of half summer and half fall, but these are some of my favorite pieces that I've featured this year on Cheryl Shops. The accessories are key for Black Friday bargain hunting: the crossbody purse allows you to go hands-free, and the low-heeled boots are comfy enough to be on your feet for hours. Happy shopping!"


  1. Lol I don't think you're a Grinch. I could do without the crowds out too unless I'm going early or later on at night during an off time to see what's left. I love this poncho on you and the striped top under it. It looks so comfy for either shopping at home online or venturing out. Sierra Beautifully Candid

    1. Thanks girl. I do love the holidays, I just get so overwhelmed and over stimulated. I also have to work hard to not to fall into the buying more and more and more stuff. My kids already have so much, so we try not to go overboard. I am watching for your baby news and wishing you all the very best girl.

  2. I love shopping online on Black Friday!! If I had a group of friends to go shopping with, then maybe I'd venture out... but, all of them like to shop online too and we just text each other! :) lol


    1. It's an online shopping party. My list of online items is growing since I wrote this, hahaha. Hmm, I wonder if I'll be able to shop at work? :) Jk. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.

  3. I am so loving your look woman. Totally comfortable and stylish too!

    1. Thank you so much Nistha, what a wonderful compliment.

  4. Bo, I am with you...I don’t buy into all the hype either. If I didn’t have to work on Black Friday, you wouldn’t find me anywhere near a retail store or mall! Shopping online is the way to go for Black Friday and the even better Cyber Monday deals. But I am kind of a Grinch this year myself, so I won’t be doing too much anyway. I absolutely love your outfit! It is so cute and on trend and looks completely comfortable!


  5. How cute is this look and totally my style! Love how you layered the two tops. That sweater poncho is amazing and I love the addition of the fun earrings for some bling and dressing it all up. I agree about not fighting the crowds on Black Friday. This is just the start of the holiday season after all, every day there will be sales all the way through the first week of January. With that said, I hope your sweet girls get everything they want. I cannot believe Toys R' Us are still open there!

    I am so glad you are a part of this collaboration. Thank you so much for all the kind words you said, too. You can read my latest post, below.

    Ada =)

  6. Your shopping methodology makes perfect sense to me! Fighting crowds just sounds exhausting. I'm loving your outfit here - this sweater looks so cozy and the peek of stripes underneath is perfect.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  7. Great outfit for shopping! Comfy & cozy

  8. Haha I get it, but I've just saved 30% off some fab clothes so - yipeee!! Love your cosy woollen cape! xx Maria

  9. I don't get as excited for Black Friday as much either. I love a good deal don't get me wrong but the hype about it just doesn't work for me especially when I know holidays aren't supposed to be spent shopping. Over the years too, companies have started their sales earlier than the Friday after Thanksgiving so really it's just another day. In any event, love your outfit! We could totally be twinnies because I have similar type poncho that I style almost identical to what you have on. Great minds think alike right?!

    Maureen |

  10. Wow!! For me Black Friday holiday is the best time to score fantastic deals...