Today is Black Friday, and I hope that everyone is having a successful shopping day and taking advantage of all of the great sales out there! This morning I woke up to a Facebook newsfeed filled with status updates about shopping from midnight to 8am or waking up at crazy hours in the morning to go hit the stores at opening time. I'm sorry, but to me, the sales on Black Friday are nowhere near good enough to get me out of bed at 5 am. I mean, yes, there are good discounts on computers, televisions, and things like that, but for clothing (which is the only thing I'm interested in buying), the sales aren't too spectacular. This is not to say that people shouldn't shop on Black Friday; I just think that there is no need to wake up super early (unless of course you're shopping item). Though, I do love to hear stories about wild shopping adventures, so if you have any fun Black Friday tales, please share them with me!
On another note, I am currently in Washington DC for the first time in my life. I'm here spending my Thanksgiving break at my aunt's house, since LA is too far away :( I really like DC, though. There's excellent shopping and so many historical places to explore. I wish my break was longer so that I could do more while I'm here, but I guess now I have a reason to come back :)
This morning I explored Downtown Silver Spring, Maryland, which is walking distance from my aunt's house. I was very pleased that some of my favorite stores were there, including Whole Foods Market, Borders, DSW shoe store, Ann Taylor Loft, and American Apparel.
I stopped in to American Apparel since I haven't been there in several months, and I was pleasantly surprised to find tutus, mini skirts, lace tops, slouchy cotton jackets, denim button-up shirts, and sheer maxi skirts.
The maxi skirt is a trend this season that I have been dying to try, but I'm still not sure if I can pull off a long skirt. At American Apparel I tried on the Chiffon Full Length Skirt to see how it looked. I actually don't think it was that bad. I think that if I wear it with the right outfit, it would look good, but I have this rule that I should only buy something if I would wear it at school. Unfortunately, I think I would feel uncomfortable walking around campus in a full length skirt. So I didn't get the it, but at least now I know what I look like in a long skirt!
I also really liked this Flower Mesh Jumper that I tried on. It was so pretty, and I really wanted to buy it, but, even on sale, I thought it was too expensive. To be honest, I never buy clothes from American Apparel because everything is so over-priced. But just because she doesn't intend to buy anything doesn't mean a girl can't go in and window shop every once in a while! :)