Tuesday, December 22, 2015

#SavingsSecrets at CrossIron Mills - Black Friday Avant Christmas

#SavingsSecrets at CrossIron Mills
Black Friday Avant Christmas

T’was the holiday season, it’s the busiest time of year where we celebrate the most joyous moments with friends and family. To me it’s also the time for an annual reflection of all the things you’ve done in 2015.  Whether if I’ve succeeded my goals, all that matters to me is that I’ve worked hard and I survived another year.

To reward myself, I took the challenge and participated my first ever Black Friday shopping experience at CrossIron Mills. Hey, with this economy I can only justify gifting myself if I utilize my #SavingsSecrets skills!

With many holiday parties coming up, I needed to find some festive wear --- Here’s what I found at CrossIron Mills to complete my holiday party outfit for just under $250:

Nothing screams ‘old school Christmas fashion’ than an ugly Christmas sweater. Definitely not a thing when I was in Asian, ugly Christmas sweater has become of the must-have wardrobe for the festive tradition. With now more creative and colorful designs by various retail brands, it’s no longer an ‘accident’ wearing a sweater looking like it’s from you grandma’s closet. During the exciting Black Friday weekend, I got the one of best deals for an ugly sweater. Found at the International Clothiers boutique for $20. I picked this ‘Santa fails going down the chimney’ piece, as I loved the blue. There are other graphics available: reindeers, snowman, and silent night.

Next I found my pair of black skinny fit denim at Urban Planet – Their Urban Black label line is by far one of my favorite – With monochromatic, minimal and urban-sporty designs that are easy to wear and very versatile. Their Black Friday deal was buy one item from this collection and you get to pick two more items for free!! I ended up getting the black denim, an oversized sweater and shirt.

I’ve been looking for a new jacket for fall/winter – Something that’s stylish for one season. The H&M bomber-style long jacket has always been on my wish list. I was stoked when I saw it on sale during Black Friday weekend with an additional 30% off!

Hey! Did you know the new Nike Factory Store is now opened at CrossIron Mills? During their grand opening Black Friday weekend, I found this exclusive pair of metallic-green Nike for little over $100. Their active-wear and sports-tee were also on sale for 3 for $15.

This entire look, which I purchased during Black Friday weekend at CrossIron, was the perfect outfit for my holiday party event with my colleagues. Now that I’ve done a little Christmas shopping for myself, I have a couple more weeks left to decide on what to bring for my friends and family, as I’ll be preparing to spend my Christmas this year in Chicago with travel blogger Transnomadic, so stay tuned! In the mean time, I like to thank all my readers for another wonderful year. Binzento Vincente can not be what it is today without your love and support. It has also been a great pleasure to be collaborating with CrossIron Mills this year as one of their style panel members. Mercibeaucoup!! Here Binzento wishes everyone a Merry Christmas, Happy Holiday and a VERY Happy New Year to come. xo

Do the things you love with passion; Learn from those you admire; Strive to become an expert at what you do xx
Binzento Vincente: A Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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