Black Friday Shopping and Two Christmas Trees

The Roomie and I went shopping on Black Friday.

Most people avoid going out on Black Friday like they would catch the plague if they did (aka my father, brother, heck my whole family) but my Roomie and her brother John were both bold enough to tackle the crowds with me. It was a first, since for the past few years I had worked at Sur La Table for the whole week basically.

Let me say this, it is much nicer to be a shopper than a cashier. I found a few great gifts, but mostly found things for me. Normally, my mannishly large feet limit the shoe options, but the gods were smiling, and I really lucked out! I was able to cross a few good things off my wishlist.

I couldn’t resist picking up a new KJP bow bracelet.

It matches my new Sperry’s.

Nordstrom’s Dalton Boots

Plaid Sperry’s.

Sperry Loafers-Hayden.

Umberto Raffini Boots from the Walking Company

J. Crew Quilted Tack Jacket

J. Crew Quilted Tack Jacket

Banana Republic Pea Coat

Banana Republic Pea Coat

I am very excited to wear this all to work in the next few weeks. It is just three more weeks until Christmas Break, and wearing some fun things is keeping me going strong.

On Saturday the family, Roomie and I went Christmas Tree Shopping. For the past few years we have gone with family friends on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. They go to a specific tree farm, and have been going for 30+ years. This year, the Roomie and I got a petite tree for our apartment in addition to the large family tree. I am looking forward to decorating this beauty!

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It is beginning to feel a lot like Christmas! When do you usually get your tree? It is usually a family affair?

Love,

-S

Toggle-ing All Winter Long

Last year I saw the most beautiful toggle coat at J.Crew. It was a beautiful, but costly coat. I waited for it to go on sale, but it sold out before that happened.

This year, I am determined to get a toggle coat. One of my goals with buying new clothes is to diversify what I have in my closet. I hang my clothes in color order to see exactly what I have, so I don’t buy a 5th white collared shirt (like I did over the summer by accident).

I have been looking for a warm toggle coat, but I need to set aside some time to visit some stores and try these on before I can fall in love with one. But these are the ones currently on my list of coats I love.

Topshop at Nordstroms

Tweed at Macy’s

Teal at New Look

Duffle at Zara

Madison at Modcloth

How do you feel about toggle coats? Do you have any? Any of these colors you think would look beautiful on a blonde?

Thank goodness tomorrow is Friday! I know I can’t wait to sit back with and relax.

Love,

-S