Did you all have a good Thanksgiving? We were loving the weather 76 degrees here and we had our big French doors wide open to the yard and served drinks and appetizers around the pool. First time ever like that here as we usually have the fire burning and sweaters on. The sons had a blast with their cousins playing basketball and skateboarding and we adults took a nice stroll to the park -an all-around California Thanksgiving!
I love the idea of sharing a black themed ideas I’ve collected on Black Friday. I actually hate the whole Black Friday thing. It’s just a way retailers get us whipped up about spending more, often things we don’t need. It shocks me to see people even going shopping on Thanksgiving night! Why would you ever choose the mall over being home cozy- with family or just enjoying the downtime? The last few years REI has even begun a pushback on this with their #optoutside movement. They actually pay all their employees and close the stores and ask customers to instead spend time outside, not in a store. How wonderful if more would follow suit. Just because of this I plan to buy a few Christmas presents at REI this year.
I will go for a walk, spending time with family and staying away from the stores. I checked out a few of the online sales. I always consider one special item like coat or boots for the winter. If there is an item that you’ve been coveting or really need it makes sense if you can go online and avoid the stores.
However, do try and shop the stores in your town tomorrow for Small Business Saturday! I did this last December and was surprised with all the affordable and unique treasures in our own small shops. If we only shop online, we soon will have just chains left in our downtowns, if we have any retail at all.
Below I linked to a few quality items that are on sale today and this weekend that caught my eye.
Enjoy the long weekend and nature if you can!
Love the simple elegance of a good black coat. Some good choices here, this darling bell sleeve coat 50% off here and this cool down puffer/wool coat here on sale today. On that note, if you read my post on Burberry, you know how I feel about their coats and this trench is on sale and also this black wool number.
Also don’t miss this leopard coat– a classic and a good price.
These Sam Edelmans are still the best bootie because of how low they are at the ankle plus the low heel you can wear all the time. Nordstrom has them on sale until the 27th. Also check out these Cole Haan waterproof bootie and this cute pair of Hunters – all on sale now, a good time to grab before winter.
This black AllSaints Cooper Bag is similar to above and on the Black Friday Sale at Nords.
I love a good basic black tote that I can throw anything in. This Tory is very minimalist which I like and on the Black Friday sale. It also comes in a shorter handled version with a shoulder strap which is cute too and a bit more formal, but maybe to tote heavier items like a laptop?
Lastly has anyone checked out this book? I’d like to browse through it before I order, but it looks interesting and I love Diane Keaton!