Black Friday can be one of the most frustrating or the most exciting day’s of the year for shoppers. There are literally so many things to consider. Do I shop online? Do I hit the streets and thug it out with the masses for (nominally) better discounts? Do I throw my hands up and say forget this, I’m going to the bar? I’ve strongly considered the latter on numerous occasions. I recommend starting here, ask yourself these four questions before you make a purchase…

Black Friday Questions

These insightful questions are curtesy of Eden Ashley of Mint Notion. As an ex-shopaholic Eden provides sage advice on finances as well as practical strategies on how to keep more of your coins. Something to consider before you get caught up in all of the crazy that is Black Friday. Think of this as a disclaimer, similar to the note on the side of the cigarette box. We all know we’re gonna shop but for the love God consider the risk…lol With that said let’s get into these sales. See just like the cigarette disclaimer.


We all know the big retailers will do just fine this shopping season with that in mind I encourage you all to support your local mom and pop shops, online boutiques, and service providers. Here are few I’m excited about…

Occesories (Beaded bracelets for him or him)

Body by BrandiBody by Brandi– Natural Body Care line (lotions, cremes, butter)

Gifts from Virgo (Jewelry)

Cuffed and Crowned (Hair Accessories)

SM Style Loft (Online Boutique)

Dress By Jaye (Stylist)

Honey Social (Online content curator and photographer)

Shutter to Think (Photographer)

Dynamic Duo Images (Photographer)


SHEIN is one of my favorite online fast fashion websites. So many people ask is this site legit and I confirm they are definitely legit. They’ve got tons of affordable pieces. Here’s are a pieces few for everyBODY…


The Banana Republic, Gap, Old Navy tri-factor is a must. Any store that does a 50% store-wide discount with no exclusions and extra perks if you’re a card holder, you have to at  least peruse the site. I should also add this is the perfect time to purchase anything cashmere. You won’t find a better discount on cashmere than on Black Friday.

Here’s are few things I’ve had my eye on:

  1. Tuxedo Jumpsuit– This is perfect for any celebration, gala, friends feast, office shin-dig.

Tuxedo Jumpsuit

2. Sweater Dress– I’m a suck for a sweater dress and this is on super duper sale.

Ribbed Sweater Dress

3. The Tote– A tote large enough to fit my computer in is my kind of accessory.

While we’re on the topic of stores with 50% discount, please do get into this Ann Taylor and Loft sale. Here’s what I’m looking at: color block wrap dress, feather embellished block heel, and teddy faux fur coat to die for.


A little birdy told me Steve Madden is having a major sale.

The Bauble Bar is having a major sale on it’s best selling pieces, the Alidia is only $12.

Happy shopping…