<<< SOME PACKING FAVORITES
As I've been packing I have discovered missing pieces that I need for my trip and with limited time I have turned to online shopping! So what does this have to do with packing? Like with any trip you may be taking, there are plenty of things to do before you leave so often shopping is the last thing you have time for. So how do we accurately shop online to prepare of our trips?
And we should probably learn how to start getting better at online shopping now because retail stores are becoming a thing of the past!
SO WHERE DO WE START?
Find stores with easy return policies! This is the most important so that the top you bought that doesn't end up fitting when you get it in the mail doesn't turn into a thorn.
A few of my favorites:
-Nordstrom/ Nordstrom Rack- 45 day in store returns, I don't recommend if you don't live near one though
-Amazon surprisingly has amped up their clothing in an attempt to keep up with competition and take over the world. You know. You do need to filter well though or look for familiar brands/ There is a decent amount of crappy clothing on there. READ REVIEWS and remember you get what you pay for. If the price seems too good to be true it often is. The nice part about amazon though is that with prime you get free returns!
-Zappo's- they have clothes too! With a super lax 365 day return policy!! WHATTT
-DSW- For Shoes and accessories. MY FAVE.
If it doesn't look good on the model don't buy it. She has more often than not been photoshopped to death to try and get you to buy the clothing she has on so it's pretty safe to say if they can alter the clothing and her to try and get you to buy it and you still dont think it looks good. You won't like it in person.
FILTERS ARE FRIENDS:
Those filters are your friend!
Filter by size- Avoid the devastating moment when you find the perfect dress and they are out of your size. Trust me save yourself some tears.
Filter by price- Save you some time while scrolling through 45 pages of dresses
Filter by colors- If there are colors you don't like or one specific color you fell in love with on Pinterest just focus on that one! For example my spring/summer Pinterest looks like all I want to wear is white. ALL WHITE all the time.
SILHOUETTES & STYLES OH MY:
Think back to some of your favorite pieces in your closet. Are all the dresses you love an a-line? Or maybe a shift/straight fit? What about tops, think of necklines that you prefer. Stick to what you already know for a better online experience!
MAKE THAT PINTEREST COME ALIVE:
Don't know where to start but know you need a new coat or a new dress. Search on Pinterest and make a board and reference back to what colors, prints, necklines you tend to pin. I would avoid shopping through Pinterest personally as it can take you to some shady clothing websites... Not all the time but I would save yourself some time by sticking to the websites you know won't give you a headache to return to.