In this post, I reveal my trick to only buy what I really want during cyber week. Read what I do on Black Friday and buy before or on Cyber Monday.
- Black Friday Musings – Stuff Your Bag for Cyber Week
- Road Conditions and COVID-19 Are a Good Excuse to Not Hit the Mall
- Walk the Cyber Mall Without Your “Check Out Finger”
- Only Buy When the Item Still Is on Your Mind on Cyber Monday
- What’s in My Chart/Basket Right Now?
- Further Reading before Cyber Week
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Black Friday Musings – Stuff Your Bag for Cyber Week
May be it is the Alaska weather or I am more a Cyber Week gal, but I never set the alarm clock to wait hours in line for the start of Black Friday. Maybe it’s also about avoiding the stress of being in a big crowd. Yes, I am on a fashion budget like most women are. However, I have a trick to stay within my budget on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Road Conditions and COVID-19 Are Good Excuses to Not Hit the Mall
Of course, it is convenient that Black Friday is a university holiday. So I could go. But in about 1.5 foot of snow and with non-plowed roads, the words Sale 50% off are blown in the wind despite there is none. Well, I don’t know about you, but shopping with a mask is just half the fun. Read why 50% off may fail to be a good deal.
Walk the Cyber Mall without Your “Check Out Finger”
Instead I make a virtual walk thru the cyber mall wearing gray camouflage men’s PJ pants, a long sleeve black T-shirt and an Alaska style Buffalo plaid jacket while sipping a French roast coffee brewed by my hubby. Explore Arne Preuss’s insights on brewing at Coffeeness. Not only is the coffee better, as long as I don’t hit checkout I can fill my basket till I drop. Another advantage, I stay warm, and don’t have to schlep the bags. Doing so is what I call having fun with fashion over 50 without regret.
Only Buy when the Item Still Is on Your Mind on Cyber Monday
What happens with these great finds? I keep them in the basket or chart. Whatever they name it. If I still can’t stop thinking about an item, on Cyber Monday they will find a place in my closet to make a nice work outfit like in the photos of today’s post or just for having fun with fashion. 😉 I love virtually browsing the stores. When you are a regular reader, you know that I often apply this trick to avoid impulse buys as a way to how to be more minimalist and save easily. I virtually stuff my bag on Black Friday, but without checking before Cyber Monday.
Tip: When you can’t stop thinking about an item after 24 h, get it! Otherwise, forget it!
What’s in My Chart/Basket Right Now?
A great wardrobe is about editing and curating. Take a look at what’s in my bags, baskets, and/or carts.
I really need a coat and new boots. A grandpa cardigan and additional crossbody bag are on my Lust list. The other pieces are on my Maybe list aka if there is money left in the budget.
Further Reading before Cyber Week
Check my gift guide for ideas for the hard to shop for people on your list. Also before buying make sure you look for discount, coupons, and promo codes. You also may be interested in reading this ultimate guide on how you can save when shopping.
Did you hit the mall early on Black Friday? What do you look for? Or are you more a Cyber Monday shopper? What are your criteria to buy a piece and not “over-shop”? I am curious.
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Photos: G. Kramm
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