November 27, 2010

friday is the new black

I can now call myself an American. I stood in line like a jackass at midnight on November 26th in front of Gap. And for what? Well, I really wanted a pair of these glitter flats. They look like disco balls and I love them, but I wasn't about to pay 50 bucks. Really, Gap? They're well-made and the glitter doesn't come off, doomed to stick around your house and car for years and years, I'll give you that. So, with a 50% sale from midnight until 10 am, I figured I could pick up my shoes and leave in a rather simple procedure. WRONG. The lines to check out went all the way around the store within 15 minutes. I don't know what I expected.

I've been really disappointed in Gap for a long time now. The designs are lackluster, and for lack of a better word, everything is...well, boring. Gap has always been on the more conservative side and plain is what they aim for, I understand, but it didn't used to suck. And the other item I really did want was a sequin skirt that they didn't even have in the store! Lame. They definitely needed this huge sale to help them out. 

But I do love my shoes. 
Color Glitter Ballet Flats

The rest of Black Friday wasn't as pathetic on my part. I got some sleep and strolled around downtown at a decent time, assured that all of the freaks had done their best to stimulate the economy and gone home. Right I was. No crowds or lines anywhere, but amazing stuff all over. I scored a vintage Chanel pendant at a boutique called Trocadero in the Old Market. And I wasn't accosted by a middle-aged soccer mom once. 

Until next year, Black Friday. 

Jessi Lou


  1. Gorgeous necklace! I am glad you got the flats onsale!

  2. That necklace is so pretty!

    P.s i love your blog!

    Sonia // Dozen Dresses xo

  3. what a crazy story! i do like the flats though so it looks like it was worth it!

    that chanel necklace is really just gorgeous as well!

  4. cute blog! I’ll follow you!
    I have a fashion blog too, I hope u'll be one of my followers on bloglovin:-)

  5. ooh the necklace looks like wreapped chocolate - yummy - and beautiful :)

  6. Ah great shoes!
    I really love flats,
    these are gorgeous :)

  7. I agree, GAP has always been too plain. It's nice they're getting a little wild these days. those ballet flats are adorbs! I also love that necklace. Looks like you had a good BF. :)

  8. Cute blog

  9. wow that's some serious dedication! cute flats though, and the necklace is definitely one of a kind!

  10. Love these pics! Sparkles and glitter are so in right now! Loving the Chanel necklace!