Charlotte Russe Beaded Pailette Cardigan - S
Urban Outfitters Kimchi Blue Bow Belt - S
We Love Colors Maroon Tights - S
Guess Mary Jane Pumps - 5.5 (similar here)
Forever 21 Bangles (similar here)
Forever 21 Flower Earrings
Hooray for color!! After having slept for 14 hours the day before to recover from my Black Friday escapades, I needed something to jolt my senses and get me back into the swing of things. I think these maroon tights did the trick!
Here's a brief recap of my shopping shenanigans for the past two days:
"Midnight Madness" at my local outlet was indeed madness. I had checked the specials ahead of time and noticed that certain stores were actually opening early at 10pm. So after our hot pot Thanksgiving feast, my mom and I headed out to the outlets, game plan in hand. We braved the 35F weather and waited outside the Gap in this line for about 15 minutes. Once inside the stores, the crowds weren't terrible and I love being able to browse racks that are correctly sized and sift through tables where the clothes are still folded and in nicely organized piles. The smallest sizes are usually still available and are just sitting at the front of the rack waiting for you to try them on. This is probably the main reason I love to shop as the early bird. That, and the fact that I'm not waiting 30 minutes in line to check out. My mom and I shopped until midnight and I was happy to take home my $25 worth of spoils.
I then slept until 6:30am, at which point I scurried over to my local mall to hit up the doorbuster specials at my fave stores. After making an initial round through the entire mall (I hit up Gap, BR, Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor, and Express), I actually hadn't found a single thing worth buying. Needless to say, it was a bit disappointing. I then decided to join the throng of people waiting outside Forever 21 to see what I could find there. Although Forever 21 didn't have much in terms of actual Black Friday specials, I appreciate the fact that they get new inventory in daily so I always have new items to pick through whenever I stop in (which is at least once a week!). Needless to say, I found lots of items to my liking (I did pick up two fur pieces!) and ended up leaving $94 poorer.
And after a nice two-hour nap in the afternoon, followed by a solid 12 hours of sleep later, I'm finally starting to feel back to normal again. And while I did miss the traditional Thanksgiving fixings this year, I'm eternally grateful to hot pot for not giving me a whole week of the same leftovers.
Hope everyone's having a glorious weekend! ^_^
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