Photo: Jamar Stephens

Photo: Jamar Stephens

Afiya Francisco is a Style Expert, television and fashion personality, speaker, and brand ambassador. The Style House is a multimedia platform designed to help women approach their personal style with confidence, simplicity & joy. 

Sponsored Post – Yorkdale Black Friday Contest

Calling all shoppers, it's time to get your game face on! The long established bargain extravaganza of our southern neighbours has made its way this side of the border and there's no better destination to get your shop-on than Yorkdale Shopping Centre. To help you take part, I have a $50 Yorkdale Shopping Centre gift card for one lucky winner. Simply visit my Facebook page and 'Like' the post. 

Mega deals are to be had but you need to have a plan to ensure efficiency and true fab finds as opposed to frenzied purchases that you may later regret. Here are my tips:

Make a List 

And stick to it. Should you come across an unimaginable piece, at a price that dreams are made of, give yourself a pass. Should you come across two, put the second one down. Lightning doesn't strike twice. You've succumb to Black Friday Madness and have lost perspective.

Wear Second Skin Layers

Leggings and a tank top are perfect under pieces to try garments on overtop and to avoid waisting precious shopping time waiting in crazy change room line ups. 

Zippered Wristlet

Perfect to securely keep cash & cards close without the bulk of a tote.

Choose Comfortable Flats


Keep Hydrated and Take Breaks

If you're in it for the long haul, water & food are necessities.

Leave the Kids at Home

For everybody's sake. Black Friday Shopping is not fun for anyone too small to carry their own shopping bags.


Happiness & Health

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