Some of you might think “Black Friday” is just a regular old shopping day. Wrong. It’s not. The day after Thanksgiving is the holy grail of shopping days to retailers. It’s the day where they expect to turn the most profit. That means amazing deals, discounts, and specials.
A few years ago, retailers were opening the doors at 6 a.m., now they are opening at 12 a.m. Walmart is opening their doors at 10 p.m. on Thanksgiving night. These retailers are not joking around! And neither are the shoppers. I just read about a lady who starting camping outside of a Best Buy nine days ago. So, If you’re heading out on Friday, here are a few shopping tips.
Wear comfortable shoes. Please don’t be the lady fighting over flat screen t.v. in a pair of 5-inch platforms.
Don’t forget your coupons. Do you really want to stand in line for hours only to be at the register and find out you left your 15% off coupons at home?
Make sure you’re rested. How many times do you complain about making mistakes because you’re “too tired.” This is a serious shopping time. There is no room for mistakes.
Bring your patience. That’s it. You’re going to need it.
Don’t forget about the “door busters.” The earlier you arrive the better chance of getting a Blu-ray player for $10.
Do your research manage your time. Don’t just show up and figure you’ll find good deals. Again, you’re just wasting valuable “Black Friday” shopping time.
Don’t forget to eat a healthy meal and stay hydrated. You don’t won’t be sluggish on the busiest shopping day of the year do you? Those shopping pros will run you over with their carts!
Bring a friend. Who else is going to hold your stuff if you can’t find a shopping cart?
If all else fails…shop online. That’s a whole different post.
The countdown for the holidays has begun! This is one of my favorite times of year. Yes, I’m “one” of those people. I’m a sucker for Christmas and all things having to do with winter. I know it’s still fall, but holiday and winter collections are already debuting. It’s time to get into the spirit of parties and celebrating.
Avenue, Evans, IGIGI, Jessica London, Monif C., Monroe and Main, Queen Grace Collection, Simply Be, and Ulla Popken have already given us their collections. We have everything from dazzling dresses to red hot looks. Take a look below, which one is your favorite?
Yes, you’re going to see a lot of red, white, and blue inspired looks as we get closer to this 4th of July weekend. I wanted to go a little bit of a different route to offer you some color inspiration. A lot of these pieces can be paired together or just worn alone. I chose a lot of casual pieces, because one…it’s summer…and two…it’s the weekend. And it’s going to be hot!
I’m looking at this and I can’t help but think how much I love all of these colors right now. Are you going to honor our country’s independence this weekend with a little red, white, and blue?
What color inspiration are you loving? The red, white, or blue?
We are on the last dress of the Holiday Dress Giveaway! I can’t believe it! Dress #6 is courtesy of the always trendy and affordable Fashion To Figure. One lucky reader will win the Lurex Ruffle Tier Dress (1X-3X). Adoring the Roaring 20′s vibe!
I think the thing I love most about this design is the versatility. You can dress it up or down if you want. Don’t you love clothes with options? If I had this dress I would wear it on New Year’s Eve with black tights, black pumps, and amazing blinged out silver jewelry. But, that’s just me.
Since this is the last Holiday Dress Giveaway, I’m going to give you a few chances to win! There’s even Fashion To Figure Coupon Codes at the end of this post!
Leave a comment below describing how you’d wear this dress. Make sure to leave a valid email address.
Must be 18 years or older. Only one entry per person unless using the 4 extra entries below. Winner will be chosen using Random.org on 12/26/10. This giveaway is only valid on this blog.
Open to U.S. residents only.
Extra Entries (Leave separate comments stating you did each of these below)
I swear these holidays are going to make me broke! All I want is a little sparkle this holiday season. Is that too much to ask? Maybe a little bling to brighten things up? You know I’m a lover of Juicy Couture and Betsey Johnson rings, but look what else I found, Kenneth Cole rings all under $40! I don’t which set of rings I want more! Which ones are your favorite? Can you see yourself wearing any of these with your holiday looks?
Inspired by my friend Nik’s post “Keeping the romance alive during the holiday season” I went online in search of my own way to turn up the heat during the holidays. Let your curves do all the talking with your special someone. I am a sucker for anything red and I am definitely loving #2! Which one do you love?
Clearly I am having some type of shoe obsession! I don’t know what it is, but I need shoes! Raise your hand if you’re with me? And doesn’t there always seems to be an occasion that requires the purchase of new shoes. Maybe it’s the Two Point OH LA Snowball on Saturday that has me wanting a holiday inspired shoe like the ones below. A fatshionista is never satisfied, especially around the holidays. Read more
It’s officially December! That’s means holiday parties galore. And you know you’re going to need a hot snow melting design created for the curvy woman! And I know exactly where you can find it…JIBRI!
JIBRI is “a perfect combination of high fashion chic and urban street sleek sizes in 14-24. JIBRI features a variation of punk innovation, classic construction, and vintage inspiration.” Now, wouldn’t you want to own a design from this label?
Holiday Dress Giveaway #3 is here with a $150 gift certificate from JIBRI to use on any regular priced merchandise or sample! I received this gift certificate during Viva Fat Vegas, but haven’t been able to make up my mind of a purchase. I’ve kind of been driving myself crazy about it! So, I’ve decided to give it to one of you!
You know the holidays are right around the corner when all things velvet roll out. From dresses to accessories, it’s super luxe and often comes in basic colors like black and red. It’s definitely an acquired material, that gives whatever form it’s in a vintage appeal. If you love velvet, but don’t want wear it, how about you try carrying it. These clutches below could add some pizazz to your holiday look. That mustard Juicy Couture Gifting Bow Capsule Clutch is mine! So, are you a fan of velvet?
Congratulations to Crystal who blogs at Thicker Than Your Average Girl! She won dress #1! I know she’s going to look great in it! We expect to see photos on your blog!
Dress #2 isn’t exactly a dress, but it’s enough to get you that stunning holiday look! It’s a $100 gift card to one of my favorite stores, Lane Bryant. They have a great selection of holiday dresses and the must needed “bling” to get you that festive holiday look! Details on how to enter are below…
Visit Lane Bryant and leave a comment telling me which holiday dress you’ll buy with the gift card.
Must leave a valid email address or your entry will not be counted.
For only one extra entry: Tweet “Win a $100 gift card from @LaneBryant and @CurvesandChaos for the #HolidayDressGiveaway http://bit.ly/ia8lH5 ” must leave the tweet as a comment or it will not count.
Giveaway open to U.S. and Canadian residents only.
Only one entry per person, unless using the one extra entry. Winner will be chosen using random.org on 12/1/10.
**Update! Here’s your chance to win a 50% off “Pink Turkey Pass.” All you have to do is visit Sealed with Kiss Designs and leave a comment below telling me what you’re going to buy with this 50% off pass! Make sure you leave a valid email address!
The Holiday Dress Giveaway is here! Yay! Every week until mid-December, I’m giving you a chance to win your holiday dress! Yes, I am a festive holiday-loving person! This week, this dress is courtesy of ME! I was shopping at Ross (one of my bargainsita faves) for a dress to wear on New Year’s Eve and I saw this beauty below!
It’s an R&M Richards (size 24 only!) and it retails for $79, but Ross is selling it for $29. They didn’t have my size (boo!), but I couldn’t let it go. I felt that someone should have it. I’m sorry, but the pictures do not do this dress justice. It really sparkles and would make a fab NYE dress! Read below for details on how to enter!
To Enter: Leave a comment, along with a valid email address, telling me what your favorite holiday “go to” look is. Is it your fave sequin dress? Do you wear candy cane earrings? Mistletoe?
Giveaway is open to U.S. and Canadian residents and only one entry per person. Ends 11/21/10.
Like I need another reason to sparkle…hee hee…sequins always seem to stand out during the fall and winter seasons. I love wearing them during the holidays and as you saw in the Evans video below Toccara loves them too! Don’t worry if you think they’re too dressy, most of the pieces below are paired with jeans. It’s a great way to add a little “ooh la la” to an outfit. I love the cardigan below. Which one is your favorite?