Fashion

How to Online Shop like a Pro

Not to toot my own horn but, I’m the best online shopper I know. It’s a blessing and a curse.

For the most part I can tell quality and fit based on a few pictures, so I rarely have to go through the hassle of returning something. It also helps that a frequently shop on the same websites so I’m familiar with sizing and overall product quality.

While going into a brick and mortar store can be a bit draining, online shopping can be done from the comfort of my couch while watching Real Housewives/Orphan Black/ Law and Order SVU (you get the picture). Plus, most retailers have free returns and pre-made shipping labels that come with the product.

Here’s a break down of my favorite places to shop on the web.

Revolve

Revolve is my mecca. I have 318 items marked as “favorites” and I’m just waiting for my bank account to catch up so I can buy them all.

They stock new items almost daily, and keep all of their items until they run out of stock, meaning if you wait long enough, that dress will go on sale (if all the other it-girls don’t snatch it up first.)

They do amazing collaborations and have beautifully curated stories highlighting the top trends. Revolve is favorite of celebrities and fashion bloggers alike, AND they host these amazing invite only parties in exotic locations, where everyone drinks rose’ and looks beautiful. My invite is coming soon, I’m sure.

Shopbop

While sometimes Shopbop can be a bit too rich for my blood, they do have some affordable pieces available. They carry unique brands like English Factory, Shakuhachi, Endless Rose, Petersyn and have an amazing collection called ONE by where they highlight amazing items they deem one of a kind.

Shopbop also carries a large selection of Le Specs sunglasses which are my current obsession.

Madewell

I love Madewell, so much. It’s affordable, has amazing basics and the clothing mixes well with more trendy pieces. I buy most of my denim, flats and tennis shoes from here. Madwell has perfected the casual French girl vibe that so many of us try to nail. They also frequently have 30% sales throughout the year.

ASOS

One thing Britain has going to for them (besides not having Trump as a presidential nominee) is their high-street style. English brands are just cooler, and they provide of the moment pieces at much lower price-points.  ASOS stocks British brands as well as their own ASOS brand. It’s the perfect place to shop for a trend you’re not sure has much longevity.

Baublebar

Baublebar makes affordable fashion jewelry that really elevates your look. They also do capsule collections with celebrities like Shay Mitchell and Olivia Palermo.

Reformation

Reformation is an eco-friendly clothing line that specializes in flirty dresses and vintage shapes. They use  recycled fabrics for everything. Because of this, they’re a bit on the pricy side, but every item I’ve bought from them has lasted multiple seasons, their looks are pretty timeless. They’ve also launched a RefBride collection that’s absolutely amazing.

Child of Wild

If you want a jewel encrusted cow skull, go here. But also go here if you want hippie chic-chokers, bracelets and rings. Some of the pieces are outrageously priced because they’re one-of-a-kind, but for the most part you can find some affordable designs.

Rent the Runway

Ok, this one is kind of cheating because its renting and not buying. I almost never purchase a dress for a special event like a wedding. I’m such a selfie queen it wouldn’t make sense because by the time the night is through, I’ve taken 30 pictures at 6 different angles of my outfit, and I never want to wear it again.  RTR allows me to wear designer pieces that stand out, and allow me to create a whole look around a beautiful dress.

Ready…Set…Shop! Just don’t blame me when you can’t buy dinner.

 

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