Its the time of the year when Black Friday is upon us. It still seems strange as a Brit to say this, as for the longest of times we didn't have Black Friday sales, but we followed suit and with that comes some tremendous savings of course.
Now this is the PERFECT time to do a little shopping, whether that be for your Winter capsule (like me,which will start on December 1st), for some Christmas presents or just because you feel a treat is deserved. Bargains are to be had, and if you're going to spend your well earned money, now would be a great time as you will get more bang for your buck.
For me, a self confessed shopaholic in remission, I like to give myself a strict guideline so that I don't go off the rails, spending like a crazy lady and end up with a cart full of things just because 'It was well cheap'.. which has previously been my forte.
For such sales I stick to stringent plan.
Write a list of things you allow yourself to buy:
Things you need to fill any holes in your wardrobe (jeans, sweaters etc)
Things you can give as gifts (Christmas is just around the corner)
Items that will prove useful (wellies, underwear,winter coats etc)
Then just search for those things. Don't wander the cyber isles endlessly looking through page after page of goodies.
This is how i plan to shop the sales and utilise them to my advantage.
Here are a few things I would highly recommend Shopping for in the Shopbop Black Friday Sale
Levi's which i got earlier this year (they are the dark indigo Mile High) and would now love to invest in another pair for my capsule. Reliable, no saggy knees, flattering cuts and comfortable. I have really fallen for the classic brand for the simple fact that they are great jeans cut well for a women's shape. Whats not to love?
From working and shopping with Shopbop for a while, Madewell had been one of the brands i discovered and love. Comfy, practical and well styled their clothes fit well, wear well and have some beautiful interesting factors.
My Knitted dress I wear constantly is from Madewell and I wouldn't be without it. I would love to add another Madewell Dress to my capsule (the checked on in the centre would look so great with a black roll neck layered underneath and over the knee boots don't you think?)
A winter essential for me: Sorel boots are the best boot for rainy, snowy, cold weather on all terrain. I bought my first pair this autumn and i wear them for dog walks most days and you'll probably catch me in them most weekend when out with the kids. They have a plethora of choices, but for me the waterproof mesh boots (mine are the red Cozy Carnival booties) mean no leather which is great for this vegan :)
Dogeared bracelet, the Kate Spade necklace and the Star dish would be perfect in my newly decorated bedroom, but alas these gifts aren't for me, but the Gift Boutique has some absolutely beautiful individual pieces that make the most perfect gifts.
These are all things I highly recommend.
What will you be shopping for his Black Friday?
Brands with some items excluded from this sale: DVF, Wolverine, Birkenstock, To Boot New York, Converse, APC, APC, Frye, Stuart Weitzman, Karen Walker, Beyond Yoga, Free People, Veronica Beard, Herve Leger, Tory Burch.
Happy Shopping, let me know in the comments if you buy anything, and thank you for supporting the companies that support Rachel The Hat.