Black Friday fashion Hauling autumn / winter season 2017

The majority of this was bought on Black Friday however I did purchase a handbag in early November. I’ve been wanting a larger handbag for autumn however I have a extremely particular listing of features that I want in a purse:

• Zipper closure
• No magnets at all
• Convertible / adjustable strap
• Flat, not rolled, strap
• big sufficient to hold a notebook
• leather (does not requirement to be black)
• work appropriate

I had my work cut out for me! After consulting friends, going to stores, as well as on the internet research, I arrived at a satchel style from Fossil, called Sydney Satchel:

I toyed with getting the red colour…
Fossil offer numerous different satchel styles (I debated between Rachel, Fiona, Kendall, Emma as well) however the Sydney satchel inspected all the boxes for me. as well as of course, wouldn’t you understand it: this style was only offered on the internet (but on sale! as well as according to on the internet sources, it’s discontinued) so I took a possibility as well as purchased from the us site – this added to the expense with shipping as well as import duties, as well as I ended up paying C$215 in total.

My actual Sydney Satchel.
After getting the purse, the only function I didn’t like was the adjustable strap – it’s notched / buckle rather than a moving mechanism, which implies 1) the notches never change short sufficient for me 2) I’m entrusted to a long tail at the shortest setting. Plus, I desired the moving buckle to ensure that I can make the strap take on length or crossbody – so the search was on for an “after market” replacement strap. many of the straps I might discover were either synthetic, extremely rustic handcrafted looking, or overpriced ($50+ for a strap, are you kidding me?) – I lastly arrived at one from this seller on eBay as well as it’s fantastic! I selected the 1″ width strap, here’s what it appears like compared to the original one:

Original Fossil strap on the left, the replacement on the right. In the picture of my actual handbag above, the strap shown is the replacement one, with the length changed to take on length.
My budget plan for the handbag was $500 so I was pleased to find well below it! The rest of my haul are clothes…

Marks & Spencer

This likewise wasn’t purchased on Black Friday however the products did show up around that time.  I put one more purchase on the internet with M&S however instead of just socks, this time around I took the plunge into clothes. I was a bit apprehensive about the sizing however they turned out to in shape perfectly! turns out I’m a UK size 8. Here’s what I got:

• Cotton rich No Peep t-shirt in pale Pink – $34

• Pure Cotton Slash Neck half Sleeve tee shirts in dirty Blue – $15

• Cotton rich striped 3/4 Sleeve tee shirts in Navy – $34

This one fits loosely, I ought to have gone with UK size 6.

Now, the rest of these products were all procured on Black Friday – I wished to purchase much more work clothes however instead I chosen up a great deal of weekend / laid-back items. In my defense, I’ve been hard-pressed to discover clothes this season because all that’s offered are 1) big strong floral prints 2) ruffles / fringe 3) blend of the two. Also, do NOT get me started on chilly take on / cut-out take on tops! As you can see, I’m quite minimal. I like solids or little prints, with clean easy lines.


• Ettiene ankle Boots in Black – $225 $157.50

This style is likewise provided in Brown.

I had sworn off Geox for a few years after having a number of pairs of shoes from the brand, that all seemed to autumn apart rather quickly. The store was 30% off as well as these boots are precisely the style that I’ve been searching for – I hope they last much more than one season.

Club Monaco

• Club Monaco logo Throwback Sweatshirt in Red – $100

I had a nostalgic moment when I walked into Club Monaco’s flagship place as well as a choice of vintage logo sweatshirts as well as tee shirts were offered for purchase. The restricted edition Throwback collection was introduced back in July to celebrate Canada 150 – I had no idea.  Back in the day, a Club Monaco logo sweatshirt was expensive for that time, as I recall $50 – as well as now it’s double that – I assumption inflation, right?

This red colour was provided with either a black or a white logo which I had to argument between – I ended up with the block logo because it can be “dressed up” according to the sales associate. dressed up sweatshirt? I likewise chose a larger size for a baggy look – I’m toying with the concept of cutting off the hem cuff so the hem will curl up. *gasp*

I couldn’t withstand choosing up a logo tee too. – $49

I like exactly how subtle the print is: silver on grey.

I can’t do garments pictures justice so the rest of the product pictures are lifted off their sites.

• Renee top in Dark Cherry as well as Black – $79.50 originally  $59 on sale + 25% off

I already own this top in a deep teal shade as well as like the material (a soft drapey rayon blend) so it was a no-brainer to get much more colours. They didn’t have any type of XS left in stock so I went with size S – it’s a looser styled top so it shouldn’t matter as well much.

Joe Fresh

On the other end of the spectrum, the affordable as well as joyful JF pieces are all about benefit (Club Monaco as well as Joe Fresh have something in common: creator of both brands is Joe Mimran – he offered CM to Polo Ralph Lauren Corp in 1999, as well as years later, he introduced JF in 2006).  A ordinary cotton tee shirts may expense $50 at CM, it will expense $15 at JF, plus they always have sales.  I handled to snag these on Black Friday with extra 30% off:

• long Sleeve sweetheart Tee in Midnight Blue – $19 + 30% off

• long Sleeve Wavy Tee in burgundy – $20 originally  $10 on clearance + 30% off

I already own this in grey as well as cobalt – they’re excellent for using under blazers.

• button Front Silk blouse – $59 + 30% off

• Peplum Hem blouse – $39 originally  $20 on clearance + 30% off

Still iffy about this top as it features ruffles, although they’re not as frilly looking as some. I believe I got excessively thrilled when I found it on the clearance rack by its lonesome as well as it was in size XS which barely ever happens. I question if somebody returned it?


I had no plans to shop at UNIQLO whatsoever during Black Friday however I occurred to pass by the store when the KAWS x Peanuts x UNIQLO collection launched.

It was an absolute madhouse with a significant crowd of people grabbing at sweatshirts as well as tee shirts featuring a somewhat evil looking Snoopy:

Plush toys were restricted to 2 per size, as well as tee shirts as well as sweatshirts were restricted to 5 each. I’ve because seen these products appear on eBay for $$!

Now, I’m not typically one to jump into mobs however something came over me as well as I just had to have one of the sweatshirts. I handled to snag a extremely subtle style in XS size – at first I was told they were unisex sizing so I was concerned it’d be oversized.

• women KAWS X Peanuts Long-Sleeve Hooded Sweatshirt – $30

I wasn’t able to try it on up until I got house as well as the in shape [turned out to be] women’s cut according to the label (duh I did not checked out it) as well as I like the in shape as well as the bit details!

Probably my preferred garments purchase of Black Friday, together with the Club Monaco Throwback sweatshirt – what is up with my obsession with sweatshirts lately?

Have you purchased any type of fashion products (clothes, shoes, accessories) recently?

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