WIB: A Canadian Black Friday!

What a difference a year makes! I was buying all sorts of strange things last year for Black Friday (and I have the link to prove it!) - and this year, I think things are better under control. Shudder. Here was last year's picks - http//minidoc.lookfab.com/post/a-very-canadian-black-friday

I stayed within my budget, and hopefully they are all things that I will be able to work into my wardrobe. I did not include #3 and #4 in my Black Friday budget because I already owned the pieces and I was able to price match (and got about $50 back!) 

1) Kate Spade "Courtney" Dot Dress - $68
2) Le Chateau "Bengaline Fit & Flare" - Violet - $75
3) Le Chateau "Bengaline Fit & Flare" - Indigo - Price Match - $75
4) Le Chateau "Tweed Scoop Neck Dress" - Price Match - $75
5) Le Chateau "Fit and Flare Boat Neck Dress" - Pomegranate - $50
6) Le Chateau "Fit and Flare Knit Dress" - Black - $50
7) ModCloth "Dressed to Empress Necklace" - $8
8) ModCloth "Before You Leaf Top" - $17
9) Emily and Fin "Get What You Dessert Dress in Dots" - $50
10) Le Chateau "Double Knit Fit and Flare Dress" - $50
11) Le Chateau "Viscose Blend Check Asymmetrical Dress" - $75

I was pretty disappointed by Anthropologie - the additional 20% didn't really appeal, neither did the $20 shipping cost when everywhere else was offering essentially free shipping. Even the stickler ModCloth had a coupon for me to use to take 15% off any purchase and they let me double dip my discounts. Not really sure why Anthro was so stingy. I found a few pairs of earrings I really liked, but I'm not paying $20 to ship earrings!!!

It doesn't look like there is a lot of colour, just at a glance at my pics once they are all uploaded, and it seems I love dots! The dress in #5 is supposed to be red, but they don't have a picture of it! :3 I am hoping to use it as my holiday party dress! For the first time, I have a date! I am actually looking forward to the holidays this year as not a depressing few weeks of solitude (in my Fortress of Solitude). I thought that replicating the dots of #1 and #9 are okay since #9 is really a cotton summer dress, and I love dots enough year-round! I had tried on #11 in store last year, but thought the original price of $150 was a bit too steep for me at that time; I'm glad I was able to snag one of the last ones!

I also bought a few gifts for family - so my Christmas shopping is all done :) To top it all off, had dinner with my favourite non-family person, and went to see the new Hunger Games (recommend!) - Very content and happy, even with no turkey!

Happy Black Friday :3

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  • Kim replied 5 years ago

    I wasn't planning on doing any Black Friday shopping but Joe Fresh had some silk shirts I've been stalking, on sale (and one that was not) so now three of them are  on their way to me....How did THAT happen?! LOL

    They are still on sale (some of them) if anyone else is interested. and now you can order online in Canada.  Free shipping if your order is over $50.00 and you can return in store within 30 days. (/enabling off/)

    Beaded collar black 100% silk shirt


    Polka dotted silk shirt:


    And for the win, leopard print silk shirt!


  • Jewell replied 5 years ago

    Love shopping posts! I, too, was unimpressed by some retailers' Black Friday "deals" and I couldnt agree more about the s/h for the earrings. You are our resident dress expert. Great haul! That necklace is super cute. Glad to hear about your holi-date plans!

  • lyn* replied 5 years ago

    If I buy from Joe Fresh that's just like groceries right? :p *wants dotty shirt*

  • Kim replied 5 years ago

    Yup!  That's how I put it in the ledger...LOL

    Dotty for dots are you?

  • JG replied 5 years ago

    Beautiful dresses, great top, fun necklace, a holiday date, Christmas shopping done, on budget- yay you!

  • Alassë replied 5 years ago

    I can't wait to see all these on you! You find the best dresses.

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