I made the mistake of trying to go shopping recently & immediately regretted my decision to skip shopping online… Ughhhh… is anyone else online only?! It’s so much easier than parking at a mall, going into a crowded store, digging around for your size, (and most recently) dealing with the hottest dressing room of all time!
So, I’m back to strictly online shopping & spent the weekend looking for Easter/Spring looks. Spring is my favorite because I get to wear flowers, pastels, lace, pink, dresses – everything that runs through my blood.
I like dresses that can multi-task. Something that I feel like a girl in but can dress up for a sexy little night out or dress down for a casual day at brunch. P.S Nasty Gal’s inventory is always changing & with their sales you can count on finding budget friendly options. (Similar: HERE)
Works for Easter or any day this Spring, right? I’m not always about the long, flowy, maxi dresses because they’re so loose & allow too much room to comfortably eat – several days of that in a row will add major pounds to my waistline without even knowing… But I think one really pretty maxi for Spring is manageable. (Similar: HERE)
If you haven’t noticed from Instagram, I would wear a jumpsuit every single day. I bring my dog with me everywhere I go, even places that are a little more formal – so I prefer wearing something a step up from my workout tights. Jumpsuits allow me to manage the dog without showing my hoo-ha, & look decent. (Plus, I’m loving hot pink… always.)
Have a great week everyone! I’m about to start the Last Man Standing series on Netflix for the 3rd time in a row… It’s too funny & I hate to admit, has possibly tied New Girl for my fav shows. I watch the episodes over & over & over… & over. Wafiq hates me.
Did You Know? Could 2017 be the end of shopping malls? JCPenney announced Friday that it would close up to 140 stores in the next couple of months. That follows decisions by Macy’s & Sears to close a collective 218 stores in the first half of the year. Other mall-based stores including American Apparel, The Limited, Bebe, BCBG, & Payless have also recently announced that they are shutting down all or most of their stores. ( v i a )
I feel like I’m giving away my biggest secret here… You know I’m obsessed with online shopping, specifically Amazon. I literallybuy everything off Amazon, I’m currently waiting for Banana Nut Cliff Bars. When I have conversations with other Amazon addicts I get hot & heavy. Really spikes my heart beat.
Since this discovery I wanted the same freedoms for clothing, mostly because my anxiety is the devil & going into shopping malls is hot & overwhelming – at least all the shopping malls near my house feel that way.
Enter, the following websites… They rescued me from overwhelming shopping malls that are always too hot, full of people, the pretty clothes piled up on the floor & long lines in fitting rooms. Nastiness.
Wafiq is proud to report I haven’t dragged him into the mall in ages! WOOT WOOT!
Asos is the go-to clothing website for anyone & any style. In college, I used to find the most affordable dresses possible – whether for Saturday nights or weddings, and my budget was a powerful $10.
Now, I use Asos for the variety of styles & accessories the website has for both myself & Wafiq. What makes Asos different than the other 2 websites I go to is the variety of brands, which you can see in the range of choices. There’s something for everyone!
The only thing I don’t like about Windsor is the shipping. There’s never free shipping for budget shoppers! You know those annoying specials: “Spend $3M, get free shipping” ?! What!? No. I want to spend $19.99, only!
BUT, I love pretty much everything else about Windsor. They’re constantly changing their inventory so there’s new pieces being added all the time. I ordered a gown for the wedding we attended in Mexico & I couldn’t have been more impressed. The dress was affordable & fit like a glove. Because of the price I was concerned it would be poor quality but I was pleasantly surprised, as I have been with all my orders from Windsor. LOVE LOVE LOVE!
Missguided’s inventory goes on for days x days. I use Missguided when I want to look… sassy? The outfits have a little more flare & sex appeal – Oh lala-ness?! You’ll get what I mean when you scroll through.
They also do collaborations with bloggers & fashion designers every once & awhile which makes a fun & affordable adventure down the fashion isle.
Online Fashion Shopping Tips:
Watch your favorite websites for sales. Scan through a few of your favorites when you first get online & see if there are any big sales happening << sometimes they’re very random clearing inventory
Sign up for mailing lists! This is not an annoying Spam situation, it’s great for the heads up on super sales or free shipping opportunities
Free Shipping, always a great idea << Find this opportunity & pounce!
Read sizing reviews to find what fits you. Several online stores now offer sizing reviews for each item of clothing available for purchase. A great example of this: Lulu’s.
Check out the return policy before buying so you know if it’ll be easy to return, if need be
Pay attention to expected shipping times! I’ve ordered items online that have taken 2-3 weeks to receive, which feels like an eternity when I’m used to Amazon Prime. Plan plan plan if you’re relying on your order
Online shopping is the best kept secret, if you don’t know where to start it can be overwhelming & you’ll want to surrender to the shopping mall. But then you’ll be in zone Forever 21 for life!
Once you discover the world of affordable online shopping – you’ll grow into a wonderful adult woman & you feel fashion forward… even if you aren’t.
Having said that, where are your go-to online shopping spots? Share!!