Sales! Sales! Sales! Oh, my!

Because I'm such a fan of online shopping, I'm going to scour my sale notices and update my "Sales Alert" page late tonight while tomorrow's rolls are baking. Already I've taken advantage of some online sales:

1. Refurbished Canon 50mm f/1.4 lens | 2. Zig Zag dress (USA made) | 3. fox ring
I don't know if you've noticed, but my photo quality 'round here has gone way down in the last couple of months and my videos aren't as crisp. Jude pulled my camera down from the entry table a while back and busted my plastic nifty 50 lens, which I absolutely loved (I really can't recommend it enough for anyone with a Canon SLR). It was my fault for not having my camera in my bag, but no way was I going to get another plastic $100 lens. I saved up to buy the f/1.4 which has a full metal casing, and I can't wait to use it! I rented one from Precision Camera a couple months ago and while I can't really tell a big difference between it and my first lens, I'm happy to be able to have a 50mm fixed lens again.

As for the dress and the ring, oh, man. They're from this online shop that I have never heard of called Edge of Urge. Those purchases were not at all necessities, but I had some Refinery29 Reserve credit burning a hole in my virtual pocket, and I wanted to use it. I hate when deal sites say "Get $80 of credit for $40" when nothing in the shop is under $80. That's why I was so excited that there were plenty of things to buy for under $80. Truly it was one of the best Refinery29 Reserve deals I've seen in a long time, and they even have a ton of crazy Jeffrey Campbell's in stock. I almost got the $150 for $75 deal, instead, because I've been contemplating some spiked loafers and some Litas (okay, not really) but I used a little restraint. This time. (By the way, this deal is going on until Monday if you want to get on it and maybe try some Jeffrey Campbell's).
Speaking of crazy shoes, one of the things that I'm most excited about is the ShoeMint launch on Friday:
Did you see those leopard print wedges in the video?! I'm already a member of both Kate Bosworth's JewelMint and Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen's StyleMint (my tee shirt review and giveaway is coming on Friday!), and since I'm such a huge fan of Rachel Bilson's personal style, this ShoeMint collaboration is just what my closet needed. Anyway, if you haven't signed up for ShoeMint yet, get on it. Anyone who enters by Friday is signed up to win a year's subscription of ShoeMint shoes. The drawings are daily, so you've still got three chances to win. Go >>>
Now that I've dropped a nice chunk of change this week already, I'm going to take it easy on Black Friday. Instead I'll be shopping on Small Business Saturday and checking out the Austin Vintage Style Fest. What about you guys? Will you be shopping on Friday at all?