This was the first Black Friday I spent shopping and I had so much fun. I spent the day with Ryan and his mom in Saratoga NY. We went to a mall; the cute shops along the Saratoga Main Street; and then to Lake George for some outlet shopping where they had an amazing LL Bean outlet.
My favorite finds were online though.
I had been waiting for this top to go on sale and J.Crew had an unprecedented 40% off your entire purchase for Black Friday. The top is cuter in person and I plan to wear it to my office holiday party next week, and maybe Christmas!
These sweater fleeces from LL Bean are really nice quality and a good fit – and I couldn’t resist the Buffalo Check pattern. I even talked my dad into buying one!
Ann Taylor had 50% off your entire purchase with no exclusions! I stocked up on cashmere turtlenecks which are my winter staple.
I remember a time when Uggs never went on sale. Well, these (the Cyd boot) were more than 50% off at Zappos. I’d been eyeing them, (I showed them to my husband who said they were HIDEOUS!) hoping for a sale. They came in the mail yesterday and I’m in love.
And last, but certainly not least, when you see a light up golden doodle – YOU BUY IT! Seriously, how cute is this??? (I found this at Michaels).
Ryan and I are in the process of looking for a house to buy, and I thought it would be fun to start looking at some furniture and get a feel for how we might want to decorate our future house. I’m also always looking for cool accents, especially something that you can’t find in mass retail.
When I was a kid, we had a country house in the Poconos, and my parents would drag me around for hours of antiquing (and here I am, years later wanting to do the same thing! I NEVER WOULD’VE THOUGHT!), so I suggested going there as a good start.
It was a nice drive, and we went to the very quaint town of Milford, PA. We didn’t buy anything, but the experience definitely gave us some good ideas for the future.
It’s also a cute town to stop in for lunch.
I think one of my favorite things to do over the weekend is to explore – drive around, go to places we haven’t been (or return to places we haven’t been in a while), walk around, take pictures, get coffee, and feel like we had a little mini getaway. Looking at antiques gives these road trips more of a scavenger hunt/quest type feel.
It was a fun way to spend the day. We’re talking about trying out some auctions houses soon, which I’m VERY excited for. I’ll keep you posted.
I wasn’t planning on celebrating this year, but got invited to a 1950s themed party, which seemed too fun to turn down.
I got a great vintage dress from Etsy, and plan to try to style my hair like the picture below.
I actually never would’ve thought of etsy to pick out a dress had my friend not suggested it.
They really have an amazing selection of reasonable vintage clothing.
I’m going to pair the dress with black gloves, and a vintage fur jacket. I’ll post a picture of the finished look. Now I just need to start working on my husband’s costume.