Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Shopping tips:



I checked out a fun book from the library, InStyle instant style, which has a lot of fun tips and pointers for finding clothes that work for you, organizing your closet and shopping. Here are a few quick pointers on shopping.

1. Shop for the here and now.
"Never shop thinking, I'll lose a little and it will fit," says Tracey Ross of the Tracey Ross Boutique in Los Angeles. "Buy for the moment you're in."
2. Test drive. Squat and sit in pants. Swing arms front and back when trying on a jacket. Arch your back slightly to judge a fitted blouse. And stroll in shoes on a hard surface and carpet.
3. Know your price. When you find a miracle worker, like the work pants that make you look two inches taller, buy at full price. As for the sale rack: it's not a bargain if you won't wear it.
4. Don't give in. Ask yourself five key questions about the item you're trying on, recommends New York stylist Dayna Spitz: Do I love it? Do I feel great in it? Does it fit me well? Does it flatter me? Do I have at least two things to wear with it?

8 comments:

The Gardner Family said...

Thanks for the tips!

Disney said...

Shopping! My favorite! I like tips number 3 and 4. It has taken me so long to learn that! I used to always buy things on clearance because they were such a good deal, but I never wore them. Now I just buy what I love, even if it's not on sale. I spend much less that way!

Rebecca said...

Those are some great tips! I've been enjoying reading tips like these lately, very helpful!

kynsie said...

Wow! I didn't know they had books about shopping! That's my kind of reading! Those tips are great. I'll try to remember them next time I'm at the mall

Rachel said...

The whole "It's only a bargain if you'll wear it" thing is very smart. Maybe I'll keep that in mind...

Kamille said...

So fun! Hey the cake I made for Veronica was a cookie cake. I made five large cakey cookies (8-in) and put cream cheese frosting in between. It is certainly crazy that it was two years ago that we gave birth to our little girls (or bigger girls).

laurel backholm said...

wow. that's really great! I gotta remember those. Thanks!

rebekah said...

Just realized you had some shopping tips on your blog. Sweet!