Black Friday bag stuffing for Cyber Monday

Black Friday musings

May be it is the Alaska weather or I am more a Cyber Monday 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.

#fashionover40 shopping outfit with tweed skirt and cardigan
Side view of work outfit with Halogen tweed skirt, GNW tights, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan, and Harley Davidson booties, Baroque pearl necklace (all own) and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

Road conditions are a good excuse 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.

#fashionover40 woman in work outfit with skirt, cardigan and booties
Back view of work outfit with Isaac Mizarhi cardigan, Halogen skirt, GNW tights and Harley Davidson booties, Baroque pearl necklace (all own) and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source

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. <3 Not only is the coffee better, as long as I don’t hit checkout I can fill my basket til 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 40 without regret. 😉

#fashionover40 outerwear for shopping on Black Friday at a mall
Burberry motorcycle coat with Camel bag, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties and Russian wool scarf (all own)

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. If I still can’t stop thinking about them, 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 can't stop thinking about an item after 24 h, get it! Otherwise, forget it! Click To Tweet
#fashionover40 Black Friday bag stuffing
Halogen tweed skirt with GNW Luxe sweater, Isaac Mizrahi cardigan, GNW tights, Harley Davidson booties, Baroque pearl necklace (all own) and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source for a classic winter office look

Do 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, send me an email.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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