Just Where Did “Black Friday” come from? TT Friday Special

Hey all my fabulous fashionistas!  Today is a great day for businesses.  BLACK FRIDAY!

Big or small, doors were open for retail business this morning.  Some as early as yesterday afternoon.  :OUCH:  The good part about online selling is that you have a chance to shop from the comfort of your home without fighting the crush of the busy Black Friday shoppers.  Want to shop right now?  Go Visit Trisha Trixie’s website for some truly awesome deals.

But I got all distracted.  Where did “Black Friday” come from?  Did you know that it has been around for quite some time…just not called “Black Friday” right away.

From www.blackfriday.com:

“The term “Black Friday” was coined in the 1960s to mark the kickoff to the Christmas shopping season. “Black” refers to stores moving from the “red” to the “black,” back when accounting records were kept by hand, and red ink indicated a loss, and black a profit. Ever since the start of the modern Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the Friday after Thanksgiving has been known as the unofficial start to a bustling holiday shopping season.

In the 1960’s, police in Philadelphia griped about the congested streets, clogged with motorists and pedestrians, calling it “Black Friday.” In a non-retail sense, it also describes a financial crisis of 1869: a stock market catastrophe set off by gold spectators who tried and failed to corner the gold market, causing the market to collapse and stocks to plummet.”

So, way back in 1924…the Friday after the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade…people began thronging to the stores in hope of getting a great deal on something either they wanted/needed or someone else wanted/needed.

Since then, the furor has grown, and through thick and thin, Black Friday has stood the test of time.

Until recently.

More and more over the last few years, Black Friday has become less spectacular in the eyes of many, myself included. Stores are rushing the season…starting mention of Black Friday at the beginning of November.  Even so much as taking over THANKSGIVING in their rush to making the almighty dollar!  What the heck?

I have always been of the opinion that Thanksgiving should be left as a day of rest, peace and enjoying family.  Not all service industries have the day off…imagine if Nurses, Doctors, Pharmacists, Police Officers and Firefighters took the day off?  Uh, yeah…not gonna happen.  I have never counted the Whipped Cream as a MUST HAVE…if I didn’t remember it until Thanksgiving Day.  You just went without.  Apparently, I am in the minority though…because most (not all, thank goodness!) Grocery Stores and Retail Shops are open on Thanksgiving at some point.  Sad, really…

A good portion of many people’s shopping nowadays is done online.  I can get fully behind shopping online…until Aunt Penny (fictitious name, of course), decides that you are still 18 and not 38…and sends you clothing way too small, inappropriate for you or…let’s face it, just isn’t for you.  Thankfully, if you contact retailers online and explain the problem, some will work with you…though most likely you will have to send back said item.  Which is okay…if you cannot really see the purpose of having a Barney 2T sweatshirt in your life…and need to get rid of it ASAP.

Usually, I just regift…or donate said item to the church.  If your aunt asks how you like it…”Oh, Aunt Penny…it was just way too small…so I gifted it to a kiddo that can use it.”  This will make you look good to Aunt Penny AND you really have likely helped out a kiddo in need.

Until next time, my beauties…In whatever you say or do, stay true to you.

Sandra Bee

Fashion Friday~Fashion Wrap

fashionfriday1It’s crazy isn’t it? Here we are, another Friday Fashion Wrap already. The weeks fly by so quickly now. Can you imagine what it will be like once we actually have real Spring weather? We will be even busier than we are now. Well, until then, we have a moment to look over the previous week in fashion on SensaFashion Fun.

Saturday Morning Special: Fun with Funky Finds

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Spectacular Sunday~Salsa Style!

Mad Men Monday: Feature: My PinUp Creations

The swag!

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie

Try It Tuesday~Tie, Scarf, Tie (Follow Up)

Instead of “Wear” we have “Where It Wednesday”

Throwback Thursday~ Barbie is Fashion?

Fashion Friday-Men

It’s that time again! Fashion Friday. I know this site is very new and not a lot of posts to choose from but as I keep writing for Fashion Friday I know it will grow to more and more as I go along, so please be patient with me. If you would like to see more from this Fashionista please check out my SensaFashion.com website.

In keeping with my theme this week from my other blog I am going to discuss…MEN. I love the Fashion of Men. Mostly, Men in Suits. I love my men in Suits. Yes I do. Men in a tie, Men in a suit and tie, Men in a sweater suit and tie oh melt me down to nothing and pick me up with a towel cuz I turn into drool…

Here are my Fashion Men in Suits, Sweaters, Suits and sweaters and everything connected that I simple love….

All photos are courtesy of my Pinterest Board Men Oh Man, Oh My!

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  Xoxo~Trisha Trixie

 
 

Fashion Friday: Signature Style

Sorry this is getting out late. I haven’t quite worked out the kinks on who is writing what yet here.LOL

Today’s topic is Signature Style:

Do you have a Signature Style? Is there something about you that people would say is a style about you? For me it is Vintage. I have people tell me all the time “There is just that Retro Vintage vibe about you” which is funny because then they always guess me 10 years younger than I really am. Ironic eh?!

Also people know me for my bracelets, the fact that I love Pink, Love to have luscious lips, outlandish accessories (i call them props), and I most often wear pink if I can.

I  love life and I enjoy it. I think it comes out in my clothes. I think it comes out in my style. Even in High School I didn’t dress the norm. When everyone else was wearing jeans, I was wearing khakis. When they started wearing Khakis I started liking dresses and skirts. In my Senior year I took a thing called ROP, REgional Occupation Program. From tenth grade on I was in Cosmetology so I changed after school. But then in my Senior Year I decided to dump all those years of rolls and wraps and perms and switch to the business side of life and learn Banking. I had to go to the Bank of America right after lunch hour so I ended up wearing very formal business attire in my Senior year.

The oddity of that is in my Senior year I would say I because more “KNOWN”. Not popular but known. I was involved in many activities, took art, more music courses, Bells, Choir, Drama, Photography and then Banking. This involvement got me seen more. I got ot know more people yes, but the one thing people always told me and complimented me on even in jest was my Fearless Sense of Style. I wore what felt good, what I liked, but that also made me different and stand out even if ever so slightly.

Fashion is more than trends, ethnicity, runway shows and Vogue magazine.

Fashion is you, learning and creating your own Sense of Fashion or Style. Some maybe do not know what that is and lucky for you, I can help. For those who already have it, own it and love it, you know what I mean.

So I leave you with this Fashion Friday Question:

What is your Signature Style? If you don’t have one, whose do you admire?

Happy Fashion Friday,

Xoxo~TrishaTrixie

Leaving you with my Signature Smile

Fashion Friday…Kick Ass Bad Ass Fashion

Bad Ass Fashionista

by SensaFashion.com

I currently am taking a course called Bad Ass Broad Workshop with Stephanie St. Claire from http://www.blissbombed.com so everything lately in my head is all about being Bad Ass or Kick Ass right now. I even like that touch exteriir fashion style of looking like a bad ass or looking kick ass and what I consider Kick Ass Bad Ass Fashion to be like..

Leather coat and jeans-Bad Ass
Kick Ass Shoes

Bad Ass Shoes

More Leather and jeans-Bad Ass

Leather pants and suit coat-Bad Ass

Kick Ass Shoes

Bad Ass hipsters

Knee High Boots- Definately Bad Ass

Not caring what others think about what you wear-Bad Ass

Being Confident is Bad Ass Fashion

Having Sexy Self Esteem is Bad Ass and Kick Ass!

All images courtesy of my Kick Ass Bad Ass Broads and Boards

Link to Blonde Episodes Fashion Friday…

http://www.blondeepisodes.com/

Next Person on the Blog Hop is….http://ginnybrumback.blogspot.com/2012/03/fashion-friday-colored-jean-trend.html