Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Black Friday Essentials

It's almost the biggest shopping day of the year, Black Friday*. The day that every retail assistant dreads and every shopper gets ready for. This Friday, have your bank card at the ready because some of the best sales will be up for grabs. In honour of this day I've come up with some black items that you need to make sure you have in your online shopping basket. These aren't just any items though, these are items for you and you alone because we all need a treat every now and then right?! 

The LBD - 
Everyone needs that one little black dress that makes them feel incredible, the one dress that you can throw on and instantly feel on top of the world. Clothes shops have cottoned on to this day and in preparation for the festive season, the majority of your favourite shops will have a killer sale on. Pay close attention  to H&M, House of Fraser, Arcadia stores and Asos to pick up that perfect LBD.

Black Heels - 
Black heels are a necessity, every wardrobe should have a pair and Black Friday is THE day to hunt down your perfect pair. I have three pairs of classic black heels ranging from a midi heel to a chunky block heel. The go to shops for picking up a new pair in time for new year's eve have to be Debenhams, John Lewis, Office and Asos. Give your feet a treat!

Black Nail Varnish - 
Gone are the days of stubby, chipped nails coated in peelable black nail varnish. Black nail varnish has had a 'sleek' over in recent years with it looking more luxe and sophisticated than ever before. I'm a huge fan of black nails with Barry M original or Gelly Shine in Blackberry being two of my faves. 

Black Clutch - 
Another staple for the ultimate Festive party look is something to hold your valuables in for a night out, think phone, lipstick, mirror etc; As I wear a lot of black I tend to buy quite colourful clutch bags for nights out but I do have two, to really up the sophisticated black get up. Number one being a classic patent Ted Baker clutch and secondly, a Whistles Stingray clutch. You can't really go wrong with Whistles can you? 

Black Russian -
Black Russian, you say? Why cocktails of course and in keeping with the theme I had to choose one of my favourite drinks. Five parts vodka, two parts coffee liqueur. Try it before you judge, you'll thank me later. Something to accompany all that online shopping afterall ;).

What are your essential black items? What have you got your eye on to pick up in the sales this Friday?

*Black box was gifted


  1. I can just see myself eating black jacks and painting my nails black! x

    Miss Kitty Kaos - Adventures Of A Riot Grrrl

  2. Great post lovely, a LBD is of course a wardrobe essential!

    My black essentials hmm... My Vagabonds and Topshop Joni jeans, I'm living in both at the moment. x

    Kathryn | Chapters of Kat

  3. Pretty much everything black is amazing BUT I am on the fence with licorice and also aniseed cos that's black ish I think ;) BUT as for fashion and beauty I am go go xxx

    1. I use to love Aniseed but too much Sambuca in my teens has ruined that for me xx


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