2017 Plus Size Black Friday *Updated 11/24/17

2017 Plus Size Black Friday *Updated 11/24/17

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Redstreak Girl wearing Torrid Floral Tulle Mini Skirt

2017 Upcoming Black Friday Weekend Sales

The Holiday shopping season is already upon us and this year I am aiming to be a bit more organized and conscious of my holiday spending. So, I figured since I am already keeping track of sales for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, and Giving Tuesday – I might as well share it with you! AND I am also keeping track of Native American businesses and artists!

This list will be a running list. So, I will be updating it with new links to ads and sales for companies (as they become available) that I’m interested in and hopefully there are some brands that interest you as well. Bookmark this page so you can easily find it later. You can also subscribe to new comments to this post and I’ll leave a comment with the date this post was updated.

Now, on to the good stuff! I organized this post based on the type of Sale Day (e.g. Black Friday). If there is a company that you would like me to consider tracking here on this list let me know in the comments below!

 

Black Friday, Nov. 24

Amazon
Plus Size Fashion – A Season’s Worth of Style
Countdown to Black Friday: Deals of the Day

Ashley Stewart
Black Friday Sale: 40% Off Everything
Plus, Get A Free Iman Lipstick When You Buy $60+

ELOQUII
Extra 40% off Sale with code: OMG
Extra 40% off Entire Purchase with code: FRIENDS
Black Friday Countdown – Check back Friday Nov. 24th

Hips & Curves
Bodysuits starting at $14.95. Two Days Only *ends 11/25

Kiyonna Clothing
Mystery Sparkle Special-Final Sale, On Sale $19 (60% off)
Black Friday – $25 Mystery Item
Black Friday Dress Sale – Many Styles Only $39.99

Black Friday Sale – Separates as Low as $19.99 at Kiyonna.com

Lane Bryant
40% Off Entire Site Using the Code: BLACKFRIDAY Valid 11/23-11/27!
BOGO Free On All Clearance! Valid 11/22-11/26!
$20 Bell Sweaters And Chiffon Trim Neck Sweaters! Valid 11/24 ONLY!
DOORBUSTERS:
11/9 ONLY – Tops B1G1Free
11/12 ONLY – $10 Long-Sleeve Tee valid, online only, limit 1 per customer
11/24 ONLY – All Bras $29.50, Valid in stores & online while supplies last
icon11/24 ONLY – $20 Sweaters, Valid in stores & online while supplies last

Modcloth
Check back for their Cyber Monday deal!

Society+
Black Friday sale starts Friday 11/10 at 12:01am and ends Tuesday 11/28.
Entire Store 40%-50% Off With Coupon Code: BLACKFRIDAYNOW
75% Off All Faux Suede Dresses & Tops
$14.99 Leggings & Pull On Pants

Target
Black Friday Ad
Spend $50 on Black Friday, get 20% off a future purchase. Valid 11/24
REDcard holders get early access to select Black Friday deals on Target.com on 11/22

Torrid
40% Off Regular Items, 50% off Clearance Fashion for Sizes 10-30 at Torrid
Shop the Holiday Collection – Happy Merry Bright

11/13 ONLY – $25 The Perfect Blouse, online only
11/14 ONLY – $10 Foxy Cami, online only

11/15 ONLY – $35 Bras, online only


**SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY & CYBER MONDAY DEALS TO BE ADDED!**

Small Business Saturday, Nov. 25

Support your local small businesses & shop local! Here are some of my favorite local shops that I support.

Utopia Salon & Spa
4328 N Wells Fargo Ave #1, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
(480) 849-6660
Sean, owner & my hair stylist, is offering deals ALL DAY on hair color, hair cuts, and reiki sessions!

 

Giving Tuesday, Nov. 28

I wanted to share with you the groups and organizations whose efforts I am thankful for. Click the link to learn more about the organization’s efforts and to donate.

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention – An agency that is dedicated to saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Annually, my cousin Wendy participates in the Bismarck/Mandan Out of the Darkness Walk and raises money in memory of her mother and brother (my aunt and cousin). Any donation to support her efforts is appreciated.

College Horizons – An organization that supports the higher education of Native American students by providing college and graduate admissions workshops to American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students.

National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) – An organization that works to eliminate child abuse and neglect by strengthening American Indian families, tribes, and the laws that protect them.

Phoenix Indian Center – An organization that offers culturally based services and resources to Native American individuals and families living in the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Táala Hooghan Infoshop – A youth media arts center that is “an Indigenous-established, community based and volunteer-run collective dedicated to creatively confronting and overcoming social and environmental injustices in the occupied territories of Flagstaff and the surrounding areas.”

 

Native American Businesses & Artists

I wanted to highlight & feature select (some of my favorite!) Native American businesses & artists who have an online shop and/or who may have a sale happening during the Black Friday weekend sales.

Beyond Buckskin Boutique – Online boutique of merchandise (e.g. clothing, jewelry, accessories, decor) designed and/or made by Native American artists.
Store // On Sale // Under $50

Indigenous Action Media – 100% of the proceeds support Indigenous Action Media organizing and Táala Hooghan Infoshop.
Shop //

Krystal Parkhurst – Metalsmith selling Navajo jewelry. 
Etsy Shop //

NotAbove – Nanibaa Beck Jewelry. Unique. Fresh. Diné.
Shop //

OXDX Clothing – Native American owned & operated streetwear clothing company.
Store //

Turquoise Hogan – Alana of The Fancy Navajo & her husband Kyle’s online store for Native American silver jewelry.
Etsy Shop //

 

Don’t forget to BOOKMARK this page and check it often as I will update the page as I add additional businesses and their deals! Also, some business already have sales happening!

-Nicky

 

5 Must Attend Events in November 2017

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month!

Happy November and National Native American Heritage Month! This month, I am dedicating all of my suggested must attend events to Native American Heritage Month. I hope that this month you will take advantage of these opportunities to learn more about the Indigenous peoples of Arizona (or wherever you reside).

So, what is the criteria I use when determining a must attend event that is published on this blog? Well, as someone who experiences FOMO every once in a while (a topic for another time) I try to select the events that I personally think would enrich my life. Sometimes I ask myself these questions: will I benefit intellectually, physically, emotionally, or spiritually?, will I strengthen my relationships with others?, will my attendance benefit a community I am part of? and sometimes I just ask myself if the event is about a topic I have a strong interest in. I also consider how much it costs to attend an event, the significance of an event to a community, and I heavily favor independent, minority, women-owned, and local businesses and events.

I do curate a list of events on my Redstreak Girl Facebook page that don’t always make the cut for the blog. So, make sure to check that list for other events that I think you might have an interest in!

 

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Turning 36 And Trying Not To Give A Fuck

Redstreak Girl in Society+ Tutu

 

I did not intend to write about turning 36. Initially, this blog post started off as a general recap of how I celebrated my birthday this past month. But over the course of two weeks this post morphed into a stream of thoughts about my anxieties on turning 36, questioning why I felt this way, and how trying not to give a fuck is helpful to me. So, if this post seems disjointed it is because these are truly the thoughts I have been grappling with.

Turning 36

I am generally fine with the concept of getting older and I really love to celebrate my birthdays. But strangely, after being 36 for two weeks it has sunk in that the next few years, here on out, bring me closer to 40. Birthday milestones, especially those that indicate some type of coming of age (e.g. sweet 16, finally 21) can be fun and as a society we’ve placed some importance on milestones that are sometimes, but not always, age related from infancy to early adulthood (e.g. getting a drivers license, turning the legal age to buy cigarettes or alcohol). But for some reason all that coming of age birthday fun doesn’t seem to transfer past your 30s, at least from what I’ve gathered through popular media. This is perhaps why all of a sudden I felt some anxiety about turning 36 and the idea that 40 is just around the corner.

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5 Summer Dresses To Chill In

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that when clicked on may result in a small commission to this site but all opinions are mine.

Torrid Summer Dress to Chill In

The hot dry summer, especially here in Phoenix AZ, calls for lightweight and airy summer dresses to chill in. A couple years ago I wrote about Torrid’s Floral Challis Maxi Sundress (similar) and what to wear under a white summer dress. That dress (pictured above) is still in relatively great condition and I still wear it to this day. Although I purchased that dress two years ago it still is one of my go-to dresses for the spring and summer. While Torrid no longer sells that specific dress I’ve rounded up 5 similar summer dresses that I could see myself chilling in, especially in 106° temps! I’m looking to add one of Torrid’s summer dresses to my closet and could use your feedback! Which is your favorite?

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Indigenerds at the Phoenix Comicon 2017

 

Phoenix Comicon 2017 is happening this Memorial Day weekend, May 25-28, 2017. I look forward to the Phoenix Comicon every year because it’s an opportunity for me to geek out and have fun with my family – we are Indigenerds (Indigenous Nerds)! I love seeing my teens become creative with their cosplay. And I like meeting and hearing from my favorite artists, comic book creators, and actresses/actors. As you may be able to tell from the photos from Phoenix Comicon 2016 this is our family’s type of fun.

This year, I’m especially excited for the presence of Indigenerds who are representing! If you are attending the Phoenix Comicon please show them some support. Tell these independent artists to keep up the good work and support their business by purchasing their products. These are the Indigenerds I am aware of at the Phoenix Comicon: comic book artists Damon Begay and Tatum Bowie, Boise Esquerra the Director of H.A.M., and the short film Monster Slayer which is a contemporary retelling of the Navajo twin warriors.

Damon Begay & Tatum Bowie – Comic Book Artists

Damon Begay and Tatum Bowie are both Navajo comic book artists. Damon creates Interstellar Comix and Tatum creates The Pretty Okay Adventures of Tatum. Tatum also creates comic strips, one of which, What Can You Learn From Someone Like Me?, appeared in Native American Feminist Musings Vol 2. Empower Yosef Before You Wreck Yoself. They are a power couple and I am impressed with their production as they always seem busy creating the next book in their comic series/strip, tabling at comic book events, or participating in 24-hour comic book day. Their comic books are affordable so go find their booth #AA1522 and ask them about their current project!

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