Posts Categorized: shopping

Clothing Comfort Work-arounds

I’m willing to put up with some discomfort for the sake of a look. I have shoes that make my feet ache, blazers that make it impossible to reach for items on high shelves, and pairs of tights that transform me into a Segmented Worm. But I don’t LIKE being uncomfortable. It makes me crabby and scowly and entirely un-fun to be around. So I’ve found a few simple ways to achieve the looks I love by utilizing slight variations on the gorgeous-but-uncomfortable pieces I adore. Prepare! I will now divulge my secrets: read more

Originally posted 2011-04-04 06:08:43.

Shopping Pitfalls and How to Avoid Them

Shopping for clothing, shoes, and accessories can be incredibly fun and rewarding … but it can also be hazardous to your health. Your mental health, emotional health, financial health, ALL of your healths can be menaced by the mall. Because when you shop, you become vulnerable: Influenced by ads and marketing, nudged by sales associates or friends-in-tow, convinced by your own inner voices that you absolutely do need orange platform sandals that are half a size too small. Or yet another black cardigan. read more

Originally posted 2011-03-16 06:31:44.

Your Thrifting Checklist

Thinking of thrifting up a storm this month? Here are some tips to ponder before you hit the shops:

  • Check organization websites for coupons or deal days (50% off purple tags on Thursday, and the like).
  • If you’re shopping at a place that takes donations from the public, bring YOUR giveaway pile. Often, you’ll get a coupon to shop just for donating.

  • Either wear something that’s easy to tear off (a dress and slip-on shoes) or underlayers that will serve as a bodysuit (leggings and a tank) in case you end up somewhere sans dressing rooms.
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    Originally posted 2011-03-04 06:01:33.