This Christmas I started my shopping early, so I don’t have much on my list. But since my birthday falls on Thanksgiving this year, I plan on taking myself a little birthday Black Friday clothing shopping so I can get the look of the Fall 2013 fashion trends. Oh yes. This pregnant chick is going shopping.
This year I already did a lot of my shopping online (did you know Sears already put over 1,000 items on sale online this last Friday!? It was a pre-Black Friday event!). BUT there are a few things a girl just doesn’t wanna get online, and that’s clothing. I am in need of a few wardrobe updates.
The first store I am heading to will be Sears. I checked out their Style Guide online (or you can find them on Facebook )( search #ThisisStyle #cbias) which had quite a few 2013 fashion trends and picked a few pieces that I love. I am 8 months pregnant, so I don’t want to invest in maternity clothes anymore, but I still want to get a few things that I can wear right now and after I have the baby. Here are some pieces from the style guide:
Jewelry is one of the best things you do can do for your wardrobe. Dress up just about any outfit when you pair it with a cute necklace. Right now I have been more into earrings than anything else. I am going to be looking for some earrings that are every day appropriate but make it look like I tried That’s important when you’re chubby and pregnant.
I have a real love for boots. I love them. If you throw on some leggings (also looking for crazy print leggings), put boots over them, it will make even a t-shirt or sweatshirt look cute. Seriously. It’s also the style of about 10,000 college girls here in Lubbock I already have 4 pairs of brown boots, but to be honest, I almost never wear the 2 pairs of black ones I have. I am going to look for these boots (on sale for $50, + 500 Shop Your Way points!! The points really add up, I suggest getting an account). Shopping on Friday is going to be awesome… tons of items will be on sale and I will be able to score the look for less! Jackets are a little hard to wear when you’re pregnant since they don’t quite zip, BUT this is also an item I can wear before and after. I haven’t bought a new jacket in about 5 years. I invested in a nice one, but it’s looking a little bit worn and a little bit dated. This bomber jacket is going to make just about anything look good. So, my goals are a new pair of earrings, a new jacket, and a pair of boots.
My strategy for shopping at Sears on Black Friday? Here it is:
Store opens at 8pm Thanksgiving Night and will remain open until Friday at 10pm, I will probably go about midnight or just before, since they often have a lot of doorbuster deals that might be gone if you wait too long
- Know what I want before I go (see my list above)
- Have a budget and do NOT overspend (OK, a couple dollars is alright)
- Take a friend-2 pairs of eyes are better than 1!
- Be nice to those around you-sometimes random people have helped me find what I was looking for held my place in line
That’s my big plans, anyway Oh, and not to forget my wallet.