Is it too early to start preparing for Black Friday?

Is it too early to start preparing for Black Friday?

Black Friday seems to have really taken off in South Africa over the past few years, but every year I find myself in the same situation: unprepared with no moolah left to spoil myself and take advantage of the sales.

But not this year. I’ve already diarised the date (Friday, 29 November 2019 in case you’re wondering) and I’ve put together my wish list over on Superbalist’s website, ready and waiting so I can just click and confirm my order. I also plan on setting aside some money in my savings account at the end of this month and again at the end of November, so that I have some cash left to spend after the bills start going off! (Oh, the joy of #adulting…)

I plan on stocking up on a few key pieces for my summer capsule wardrobe (see more on my winter capsule wardrobe here), as well as some Christmas gifts for my loved ones. Here’s a quick look at what’s on my Black Friday wish list at the moment…

A shirt dress that can be dressed up or down (R949)

If there’s just one garment you buy this season, it has to be a belted shirt dress like this one from Superbalist. This timeless style cinches in at the waist for a flattering fit, and can be dressed both up and down depending on your mood or the occasion. Pair it with statement earrings and your favourite heels for an evening out, or slip on a pair of sandals and throw your hair into a top knot for a relaxed brunch with friends.

If you’re looking specifically for a shirt dress more suited to the office, this stunner designed by Amanda Laird Cherry (R749) is ideal.

I’m a huge fan of dresses for summer in general – they make getting ready in the mornings infinitely quicker and easier, and they keep you cool at the same time. And regardless of whether you’re looking for casual styles or more traditional dresses, Superbalist has a wide selection to choose from -go have a look by clicking here.

A pair of Birks (R1 399)

Love them or hate them, there’s no denying the fact that Birkenstocks are back in a big way. I love the idea of a pair of white Birks paired with tanned feet and coral nail polish on toes – so fresh for the summer months!

A pair of denim shorts (R399)

A basic pair of denim shorts is a summer essential – and one that’s still missing from my wardrobe, so I’ve got this mid-rise pair from Cotton On (R399) on my wish list.

A classic black bikini

Call me boring, but I’m a huge fan of a basic black bikini. I find that it’s incredibly versatile, and this wide-strap bikini top with bow detail (R449) is the perfect way to take your swimwear game from ho-hum to hot. I think it looks absolutely stunning paired with a pair of high-waisted bikini bottoms – so chic!

You can view the rest of my summer wish list here – and why not create your own in preparation for the Black Friday sale? Superbalist has made it even easier to create your own wish list – simply download the Superbalist app, which is available on both the Apple App Store and on Google Play.

Once you’ve downloaded the app and created your wish list, all that’s left to do is to set your alarm for Friday, 29 November 2019 and get ready to shop up a storm! Is there something specific you’ve got your eye on? I’d love to know – drop a link in the comments below!

*This post has very kindly been sponsored by Superbalist.