Fabulous Friday!

Retailers are gearing up for Christmas with some fantastic deals!  It’s time to start those wish lists for yourself and also gift lists for your loved ones!  To help you with this project, I’ve put together my top ten must have items from Forever 21.  They have really stepped up their fashion game!  Just click on the picture for more details and enjoy your shopping trip!  Happy Friday-you made it through the week!

Chandelier earrings-$7

Fringe necklace-$10

Neon trim top-$16

Bejeweled contrast shirt-$23

Sequin tank-$25

Fabulous faux fur coat-on sale for $25!

Sequin lace skirt-$28

Damask skinny jeans-$30

Spiked sneakers-$33

Ruffle trim jacket-$35

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Top Ten for $20

I managed to get all of my Christmas decorations put up around my house!  Yay!  Christmas is my favorite holiday!  I have ten children (not mine) to buy gifts for and I managed to get nine of them done during Black Friday shopping!  I actually started Black Friday shopping around 9:30 pm and stopped at around 4:00 am.  I went home and passed out until around 9:30 am when my sister called and woke me up to do some more shopping!  It was a lot of fun but exhausting!  Anybody else do any Black Friday shopping?  If not, don’t worry-I have some incredible deals for you!  Have a fantastic day!

Plus size skinny jeans-$12

Black dolman top-$14

Faux fur vest-$16

BEAUTIFUL sequin tank-$20

Glitter skinny belt-$5

Cloche hat-$12

Fringe infinity scarf-$12

Platform heels-$18

Leopard flats-$20

Colorblock purse-$20

Winter Wonderland

Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland by thebargainista featuring a metallic clutch

Tall pants
kohls.com

Oasis metallic clutch
$32 – oasis-stores.com

Banana republic
bananarepublic.gap.com

Fat face
$29 – fatface.com

Hope You Had a Great Thanksgiving!

Is everybody still full from Thanksgiving???  Even if you didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving as a holiday, you can still celebrate the things you’re thankful for in your life!  It’s easy to focus on all the things that go wrong but that really sucks the joy out of life.  There’s a lot of joy to be found-you just have to choose to find it!  I had a VERY yummy meal with my family.  I even got to see family I haven’t seen in years!

I’ve been thinking about all the things I have to be thankful for and it’s a very long list!  How lucky are we that we have a safe place to sleep at night or even a warm place to sleep!  I’m thankful that the only reason I’ve ever been hungry is because I didn’t take the time to eat and not because I didn’t have any food to eat!  I saw an old picture of my great-grandfather taken at the school he attended.  Half the kids in the picture didn’t have shoes!  I’m grateful to have clothes and shoes to wear!

What are you thankful for?

Black Friday Deals!!!!

If you don’t know what Black Friday is, let me give you a brief summary.  Crazy people (like myself) go shopping all night long on Thanksgiving night to snag deals.  People will actually sit in a line outside of their favorite store waiting for it to open.  I’ve never done this but my husband and sister did last year.  To my friends overseas, do they have Black Friday where you are?

Some people don’t like to participate in Black Friday because the crowds are so large.  There have actually been instances of people being trampled to death.  I’ve been fortunate in that every time I’ve gone shopping, people have behaved themselves.  Yes, there were big crowds but they didn’t try to knock me down and everyone was very polite.  I’ve found Target to be the friendliest place to shop at.  They had great organization and lots of employees offering to help you.

If you’re interested in joining the Black Friday club, here are some of the ads for the major stores.  Good luck to you and happy hunting!

  • Download a Black Friday app for your Iphone/Ipad
  • Target opens at 9 pm on Thanksgiving day.  See their Black Friday ad here.
  • Kohl’s opens at midnight on Black Friday.  See their Black Friday ad here.
  • Aeropostale is offering 60% off their clothes.
  • Belk opens at midnight on Black Friday.  See their Black Friday ad here.
  • JCPenney opens at 6 am on Black Friday.  See their Black Friday ad here.
  • Steinmart opens at 7 am on Black Friday.  See their Black Friday ad here.
  • Urban Outfitters-50% off sale items.
  • Check with your local consignment and thrift stores for their Black Friday specials!

Trend Alert-Boyfriend Watches

In case you somehow missed the tons of stores carrying this, the boyfriend watch is an oversized watch that is currently very trendy.  Most have a chronograph on them but some just have the plain watch face.  Boyfriend watches are fun to wear and look great when layered with bracelets.  You can spend some money on a brand name watch but I would only recommend that if you plan to wear it for a few years.  Otherwise, if you just want to wear it for a short period as a fun trend, I would stick to a less expensive watch.  Of course, I would love to snag a Michael Kors boyfriend watch!

Michael Kors watch-$170

If you’re interested in a boyfriend watch, I found some amazing deals for you!  Some of these look very expensive, too!  Remember, if you love it, it would probably make a great gift for someone or for a gift exchange!  Just click on the picture for more details!

Rose gold watch-$17

Leopard watch-$20

Pink watch-$27

Gold and black watch-$27

Silver watch-$30

White watch-$30

Tortoise shell watch-$32

Two tone watch-$39

Gold watch-$49

Wardrobe Essentials: An Umbrella

What are the classic items that you can add to your wardrobe that will never go out of style?  What are timeless pieces that add style and class after fashion fades?  That’s right…it’s time to talk about another essential piece you should add to your wardrobe.  An umbrella.

It sounds so simple but how many times have you been caught in the rain without one?  Even if you get very little rain where you live, you still need at least one umbrella for those few rainy days.  If you’re going to carry an umbrella, why not make it something that reflects your personality?  Or something that gives you a little sunshine on a gloomy day?

Remember, the right accessory can change the look of an entire outfit.  Here are some amazing umbrellas I found that I thought you might like.  Enjoy and let me know which one is your favorite!

Chevron umbrella-$9

Pink frill umbrella-$14

Bubble umbrella-$17

Pink border umbrella-$20

Mon Cheri umbrella-$21

Black skull umbrella-$24

Lace umbrella-$39

Butterfly umbrella-$39

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