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The Story of Black Friday

Time really flies, doesn't it? Black Friday Week is already upon us. It seems like everyone's discussing Black Friday discounts, deals or talking about their shopping plans.  All this talk of Black Friday made me want to research the history behind this shopping phenomena. From what I've read, it's an interesting one.
 How did Black Friday came to be?
 There are a lot of myths and stories about Black Friday, but supposedly the name 'black' was used by police to describe the chaos that would ensure on that day. Apparently, even back in the day following the Thanksgiving, there would be such shopping chaos (in preparation for the weekend) that the day itself was labelled that way, mostly by police officers and other people who had to work extra shifts to deal with it. By 1961, the term Black Friday was widely used and we know this because there were some efforts to change the name from Black to Big Friday but as we all know those efforts were obviously in vain, b…
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Purple and Blue: Let's Talk About Fake Happiness / How Is Trying To Be Happy Making Us Miserable?

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HOW TO STYLE TARTAN IN A CASUAL WAY? OUTFIT PROPOSALS + FASHION ILLUSTRATION

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WHAT DRESS TO CHOOSE THIS AUTUMN? SPECIAL OCCASION OUTFIT IDEAS

As I mentioned in one of my last post, I'm already thinking about what I might wear for all those festive occasions that are coming up. Autumn and Winter both have its fair share of festivities. Our social calendar can be quite busy this time of year with all the meetings, events, festivities, celebrations, family and work parties. Some of these social occasions come with a black tie dress code, so I decided to prepare some outfit ideas.  A bit of formal wear inspiration for  my readers. All of these photographs were taken the day before yesterday. We're enjoying a rather warm Autumn in Herzegovina but these outfits I'm sharing can be easily be adapted for colder weather. Just throw a warm coat or a blazer over them, and that would be that.  That's what I plan to do once it gets colder. Anyhow, all four dresses I'll be sharing with you today are from Rosegal. This is my second collaboration with this site, if you want you can have a look at my first one here. With…