Southern Belle in Training

Fashion, Travel & Lifestyle Blog || Est. 2012 || Virginia Beach, VA

November 27, 2013

The Blackest of the Fridays.

     One of my favorite days of the year is quickly upon us! I LOVE Black Friday. After Easter and Christmas Eve, it's probably my favorite day of the year (no joke). I definitely love it more then my birthday, Halloween, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving, and every other holiday. I mean, it's a day devoted to my favorite "sport," and great deals are found everywhere! I just love it!

Black Friday 2010 in New Hampshire

     This will be my sixth year of Black Friday shopping. My first year was my freshman year of high school, and I've been every year since. Weirdly enough, I have never done Black Friday in Maine! I've gone shopping in New Hampshire three times, New York once, and last year since I spent Thanksgiving in North Carolina my Black Friday shopping was done down there. One of these years I will do the middle-of-the-night-standing-in-line-in-the-cold-waiting-for-the-mall-to-open thing, but the time hasn't come for that yet. (Plus I've found that in past years most of the middle of the night shopping is for technology related things. My mom did that a few years ago and came home with our flatscreen TV.) I usually just get earlier then usual in the morning, head to a mall, and spend the WHOLE day shopping. It's amazing.

Black Friday 2012 in North Carolina with my friend K!

      I've heard that many stores are having deals that are exceptionally great this year, so below are links to a few articles that I've found about some of the deals! Since this will be my first Black Friday shopping in Maine, all of these stores are ones that are in the mall closest to my house. But I'm sure that Southern stores like Dillard's and Belk will also be having amazing deals, so any Southern readers should definitely check into that!

     I wasn't able to find too much info online about the Loft Black Friday deals, but I'm sure hoping that they'll have some! I was in Loft yesterday briefly and found myself obsessing over pretty much everything that's currently in the store. Here are a few of my favorite things that I hope to find on sale this Friday:

     Just one more important thing that I want to stress to y'all- as much as I love shopping and Black Friday, it is also really important for all of us to remember to give and tithe during this holiday season. For the past couple of years I've made sure to set aside some of my money to use to bless others. Last year I made an Operation Christmas Child box, and this year I recently made a small donation to typhoon relief efforts in the Philippines, and I will probably make another donation to my favorite Christian charity, Samaritan's Purse, before the season is done. Shopping is great and all, but it's good to keep in perspective that all of our money is a gift from God, and we should use some of it to bless others in His name! :-)

     Would y'all enjoy it if I made a vlog and posted it early next week showing my purchases from Black Friday 2013?

     xoxo Miss ALK


  1. Black Friday will be great this year! I can't wait to see your purchases!

    XOXO- Lydia

  2. Love this!! I usually go but I think that I am going to skip out on all the fun this year!! Have fun & great Thanksgiving :)

  3. LOFT is one of my favorites. I definitely scoped it out this week to see what might be worth breaking the budget on ;)

  4. This is one of your best posts! I love shopping online on black friday and cyber monday! I try to steer clear of crowds.


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