holiday shopping outfit

As much as the holiday season should be about giving and cheer, holiday shopping can be pretty torturous. Long lines, hot stores, and cranky people as far as the eye can see (#firstworld problems, for sure).

There’s also the fact that all of the eating you’re doing has probably created a little food baby in what might have otherwise been a flat stomach (in my case, it pushes the baby pooch I can’t seem to lose into second trimester-looking status).

So what does all of this mean? You need a shopping fashion game plan. Or at least the foresight to wear a holiday shopping outfit that’s cozy and comfortable. Here’s what I’m thinking:

holiday shopping outfitForever 21 top / Gap scarf / Old Navy pants / Express bracelet / TOMS slipons

Low key and easy is the way to go. The less fuss, the better. I like this look so much, variations of it will probably be my winter uniform–shopping or not.

Not feeling like being a part of the madness? Sit at your computer with some chocolate and a nice little cup of tea and shop at home instead. This outfit would work just as well there, no?

Here are a few Cyber Monday codes for those of you who decide to stay home:

Gap, Old Navy and Banana Republic: 30% off with code CYBER
Kohl’s: 20% off with code CYBER20
Kate Spade: Surprise sale up to 75% off (!)
DSW: Up to $50 off with code HOLIDAYS
Build a Bear: Select animals for $8
Bath & Body Works: 25% off with code CYBER2012
Art.com: 25% off with code ART25CM
Macy’s: Extra 15% off with code CYBER
Sephora: Free mystery gift with code UNDERWRAPS; Free shipping on orders over $25 with SHIPNOW
American Apparel: 20% off with code MONDAY12
Rifle Paper Co.: 30% off with code CYBERMONDAY30
Kangarooboo: 15% off with code THANKS12
Envirosax: 50% off everything, no code necessary!
The Spoon Sisters: 25% off orders of $25 or more with code CYBER
Express: 40% off everything + free shipping, no code necessary!
77kids: 30-50% off everything + an additional 20% off online orders and free shipping, no code necessary!
New York & Company: 50-70% off everything + free shipping, no code necessary!
Lands’ End: 30% off everything + free shipping on orders over $50 with code THANKFUL

Plus there are tons of sites (like Target, Nordstrom, Overstock, Amazon, and Etsy) that are having fabulous sales–and don’t forget about Ebates! When you shop through them you get sale prices, discount codes and a percentage of cash back on your purchase (and a lot of the stores are offering extra cash back for Cyber Monday!).

Happy shopping! And let me know if you get any amazing deals!

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Written by Jennifer Garry

Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she’s not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.