Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. Time to be thankful and eat a delicious meal with the ones I love. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade is one of my favorite family traditions. It’s that sweet reminder that my favorite time of year has finally begun. The Christmas season brings a lot of joyful things but the holidays also means a busy work schedule at Ann Taylor LOFT. If you work in retail, there is no question that you must work on the busiest shopping day of the year, Black Friday. Black Friday indicates the period when retailers are turning a profit, or “in the black.”
Busy doesn’t even begin to describe Black Friday. Shoppers filled the store as early as 7am. I was on my feet from 8am to 6pm putting clothes away, styling clients in the fitting rooms, and helping wherever needed. Don’t get me wrong though… I expected a busy day, but having a cold made the day more interesting. At the end of the day, our numbers were high and wallets were low. Good day for business. I only wish I had the energy to shop around after work but… my bed was calling my name and I couldn’t resist.
I did, however, purchase a highly detailed and “bold in black” Ann Taylor LOFT bracelet. The moment I laid eyes on this bracelet, I knew it had to be the newest addition to my jewelry box.
Window and online shopping was a must this weekend for me (and really my only option). I added a few items to my Christmas list. For instance, this Express black leather jacket must be my present to myself (there’s no way I can wait until Christmas morning). The cold weather has started in Tampa so a new jacket is a must! Plus I’ve been dying for a new leather jacket that’s easy on my wallet and fits great. Luckily, I found one! Now I just need to patiently wait for the next holiday sale. Sigh…