My New Favorite Outfit: Chelsea and Ginny Take On: Black Friday

Monday, November 18, 2013

Chelsea and Ginny Take On: Black Friday




This week Chelsea and I are taking on Black Friday!  I'm definitely not a "get up at 3:00 and shop all day" kind of girl, but I do like to go out for a couple of hours to try to snag up a few deals.  When it comes to Black Friday I think it's important to think about what you wear.  Here are some of my thoughts:
  • To me, there's nothing worse than being too hot inside with a coat, but freezing outside, because you don't have a coat, so wearing a puffer vest is perfect.  
  • I also think it's important to consider what you're shopping for. If you're looking for boots, you should  wear skinny jeans so you can make sure they work with the jeans.  Trying to find tall boots while wearing bootleg or flare jeans just doesn't work well. 
  • Same thing goes for shirts, if you're on the look out, don't wear multiple layers, it will make changing in the dressing room no fun.  Keep it simple with a sweater and camisole. 
  • Comfy shoes are important too, these boots are Borns, so they are super comfy for being on my feet all day. 
I'm super excited about today's outfit.  Recently I made made the (ten minute) trek to our brand new outlet mall, and if you follow me on Instagram you saw the loot I happily found at Gap and J.Crew Factory. I've been working to create some more put together casual looks and pinning quite a few too, so when we went to the outlet I had casual looks on he brain.  I was excited to find this sweater at J.Crew Factory, the back is green and it has ELBOW PATCHES!  I'm only slightly excited about this.....  I also knew I wanted a vest like this.  I wasn't crazy about Target's option when I saw it in person, and and the J.Crew Factory version (not online) was still $108. Luckily, Gap had an option I really liked (sold out online) and it was 50% off due to the grand opening.  

 








Vest: Gap (Christmas gift from Mom) sold out online love this option
Sweater: J.Crew Factory (Christmas gift from Mom) same
Necklace: Stella and Dot same
Bracelets:  Chimera, Moxie , Renegade Stella and Dot
Jeans: Old Navy similar
Boots: Born (three years old) similar

To help you get ready for all your shopping Chelsea has created breakfast cookies.  Best. Idea. Ever.  Make sure to stop by Whatcha Makin' Now to get the recipe for this treat!


17 comments:

  1. Your Puffer Vest & Sweater with Elbow Patches are so Chic, Utilitarian & Hip. Those Boots are Gorgeous too. I love how you added more Brights through your Necklace. Matches the Sweater perfectly. Great Outfit to be in style while shopping for Black Friday. =)

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  2. The elbow patch sweater is awesome! I have been tempted to try a DIY elbow patch project. I saw on IG they have them at Walmart in all different colors. This is a perfect Black Friday outfit too!

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  3. The elbow patch sweater is adorable! I have an outlet mall right near me too...you can get some great deals there :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  4. Great outfit Ginny. Love that sweater and that vest is perfect, so versatile!!!!!! Love the necklace. I bought a blazer with elbow patches and i love it. Great sweater.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.com

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  5. I'm leaving work early to check out the mall today! I'm pretty excited. Rumor has it Gap is still 50% off everything. I hope the weekend shoppers didn't get all the good stuff!

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  6. i love elbow patches!!! and that vest is so cute!

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  7. Love this outfit and there is nothing I love more than elbow patches! I wish I still owned a sweater with elbow patches!

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  8. Elbow patches are so fun!! The Energy Cookies look yummy, going to check them out now.

    Amy
    Mariposa Medley Jewelry
    www.mariposamedley.com

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  9. I have a similar vest from Old Navy and I wear it a tone!! Such a cute outfit :)

    xo,
    Sincerely Miss Ash

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  10. Cute!! I love your new vest and those elbow patches are so fun! I totally agree about not wearing a big coat for major shopping trips, a vest is a great idea.

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  11. great collab! love the look with the puffer vest. These kind of vests are great for the chillier months!
    xo,
    nancy

    www.adoretoadorn.com

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  12. What an adorable sweater and I love the elbow patches! A vest is such a perfect idea and I bet those boots are so comfy!

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  13. Such great tips! I never really think about my outfit for shopping, but you're so right--it can definitely make your shopping experience a little better if you think ahead.
    Also, I LOVE the elbow patches on your sweater :)

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  14. Great outfit! My super favorite way to shop is online early Thanksgiving morning (most sales are on early)...shopping in comfy clothes while drinking coffee is fabulous!

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  15. Love the elbow patches on that sweater! So cute! Looks great with the vest too!

    Sierra
    Life as a Waterleaf

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  16. I absolutely love your knack for putting together casual outfits! Yay!!!!!

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  17. Great outfit look so amazing, i love your tips how to weat boots, yes we should wear a skinny jeans and taraaa its perfect match with our boots :D

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