Press sample: I received some complimentary products mentioned in this post from Stickerapp, but as always, all opinions are my own! This post is not sponsored by REI; I just really love their #OptOutside campaign!
I’ve always looked forward to November for two reasons: food and Black Friday. This might surprise you, because it’s no secret that I’m not big into buying lots of clothes or makeup. But there’s just something special about the day after Thanksgiving – heading to the mall at midnight, standing in line for free hot cocoa, browsing as the year’s first Christmas tunes trickle through the speakers. However, over the past few years, as Black Friday seems to start earlier and earlier, I’ve lost my passion for shopping that day. It feels more like the Hunger Games than a fun night out with friends, not to mention what it feels like for those who have to work in retail that day – been there, done that.