We find that holiday hype and the pent up frustration from family overtime, drives much of our consumerism. After investigating the purchases of friends, family, along with our personal shopping, we began to see some trends.
One is that most of what we bought on Black Friday were minor purchases. There was no extravagant jewelry, no cars, no mega-expensive handbags. Another theme is that people seemed to purchase the items they needed and were holding back to buy. The third, and final observation, is that Starbucks was consistently more crowded than most any store. People are spending more time browsing in shops and shopping online.
With that out of the way, we bring you a compilation of the things we bought and the rationale behind the purchases. Hope you find the list inspiring or at least amusing.
Uniqlo Cashmere $69 from $79: I've been curious about the quality and thought I would give it a try.
J Crew Tippi Sweater (pink) $35 from $75: I recently went on a rash of buying pink bags and need more pink to create complete outfits.
Coach leather skirt $333 from $700: The length is perfect (not too mini) and the quality for the price is excellent.
BaubleBar beaded tassel earrings $25 from $36: I spotted these in a Facebook ad. A similar style I saw at a Madison Avenue boutique was selling for an exorbitant amount of money. They also fit into my pink passion.
Reversible Gucci leather belt $345: My father mentioned, at dinner, he needs some new belts. It will be the perfect holiday gift.
Molo girl's sweatpants $36 from $60: My daughters are currently obsessed with sweatpants and these made the cut for their not-too-scrappy look.
CrewCuts kids hats & gloves 40% off: I recently threw out a huge basket of old hats and gloves that nobody wanted to wear. I am resolved to get each child one new set and not buy any more.
Louboutin So Kate malachite pumps from Barneys presale $450 from $750: Love the malachite pattern and the green is perfect to offset all the pink I've purchased. Who doesn't love looking like a watermelon?