So last week we had an actual blizzard! I’ve lived North of 60 for the majority of my life and never before have I experienced a bonafide blizzard. It was cray. Anyway, things have calmed down weather-wise and we’re back to crisp and sunny fall days. Fall is my favourite season for fashion. I love me some chunky knits, layers, and boots.
Here are a few of the things I’ve been reaching for over and over this fall.
This gorgeous oversize sweater from Urban Outfitters.
One Piece Three Ways – Get More from Your Wardrobe
I have a few rules when shopping:
1. Don’t drink and shop (I’ll never forget the regrettable sweater incident of 2011);
2. Don’t shop on an empty stomach, you want to be thinking clearly;
3. Don’t buy a piece unless you can visualize it with three distinct outfits using items you already have in your wardrobe.
The last rule is important because you don’t want to end up with a fantastic top that works only one way. Who wants to be seen in the same look over and over again? Not I. Read on if you want to find out how to get more from your wardrobe!
So friends, I give you a new post: One Piece Three Ways.
Necklace: Evernew Clutch: American Apparel Shoes: Nine West Lippy: MAC Fuscia Fusion
Look Two: Casual Saturday
Necklace: Guess Jean Jacket: Mavi Purse: Rebecca Minkoff Booties: Little Burgundy
Look Three: Beach Day
Sunnies: Barefoot Contessa Beach Bag: Bath and Bodyworks (gifted) Sandals: American Eagle Outfitters Bikini: Victoria’s Secret
These are just a few of the looks I can create with this romper. I could also add tights, boots, and a sweater for winter or pair it with a skirt and wear it as a top. The possibilities are endless. If you don’t have a romper, swap it out for a sundress! This is just a small sample of the ways you can create unique looks by changing the accessories.
Do you think about versatility when you’re shopping? I’d love to hear your tips!
I like shopping. This is no secret. I am also a fairly savvy shopper; I’ve scored some pretty amazing deals over the years. I get a bit of a rush when someone compliments me on something I’m wearing and I’m able to say “Thank you! It was a total steal at only $__!” Today I’m going to share a few of my shopping secrets with you, my lovely readers. I’m going to focus on online shopping because, being from a part of the world with extremely limited shopping opportunities, I’m rather good at it. So, without further blah, blah, blah here are my top online shopping tips and tricks!
So, in no particular order, here are some tips for being a savvy online shopper and scoring yourself some stellar bargains.
Flash sales websites are basically online sample sales through which you can score amazing deals on high end, mid range, and everyday items. I own four Matt and Nat purses, two of which were purchased from a flash sale site for about $30. Matt and Nat bags typically retail for $100-200, so mine were an utter steal! You have to sign up for these sites, and sometimes it takes a few days for you to get access, but it’s free to join and totally worth it. My favourite flash sale sites are Beyond the Rack, and HauteLook.
Know your size
Know your size. This means taking measurements. Most online retailers will have measurements listed in their size charts. Read them. There’s nothing worse than ordering something in your usual size only to discover that it doesn’t fit properly when it arrives.
This online shopping tip is key! Read the return policy. If something doesn’t fit, isn’t to your liking, or is in some way flawed, you want to know that you can return it and get a full refund including the shipping costs.
Know what styles flatter your figure. Do a little research. Are you pear shaped, apple shaped, boyish? Know your body type and read articles, etc. and learn what cuts, lengths, patterns, etc. work well for your figure. That way you can avoid owning a gorgeous trapeze coat that makes you look two feet tall.
Look for free shipping. Shipping costs can be steep, particularly if you live in a rural area. There are lots of sites that charge nothing for shipping, and many that have specials during which they waive shipping fees. One of my favourite online shopping destinations, Simons regularly offers free shipping and Asos ships worldwide for free!
Sign up for email blasts and newsletters from your favourite sites and you’ll always be on top of the latest offers.
If you’re looking for something in particular but don’t know where to start, or have a question that I haven’t answered here, ask me! I love, love, love helping people find something they’re after and I will always take the time to help!
There you have it! My top online shopping tips and tricks! Did you like this post? Would you be interested in more tips like this in future? Let me know! xo
I didn’t take a cleanser with me to Hawaii. It’s hard to believe that an over – packer like myself would forget something like that, but I did. C’est la vie. Obviously, I had to pop into Sephora while I was there to grab one (ha ha). I chose the Josie Maran Argan Cleansing Oil.