May 22, 2011
The Wonderful World of Online Shopping!
So there is almost nothing I love more than shopping online. Except spending valuable time with family and friends that is… But there are a few boutiques that I now follow on Twitter
, befriend on Facebook
, subscribe to their blogs, and stalk their sales… (Speaking of Twitter and Blogs: Follow us @lifentimesofj2 on Twitter and subscribe to our blog NOW)… Back to the regularly scheduled program…
So just to name a few sites, I absolutely love: Mimi Boutique, Just Fabulous, and Windsor Store. I’ll take a few minutes to say why I love each, provide you with information on how to shop their sites, and show you a few pieces that are currently on my wish list….
Mimi Boutique boasts an offering of “cute and trendy handbags, accessories, jewelry and vintage accessories at affordable prices”. Their collection can be viewed by visiting www.mimiboutique.com and you can also find them on Twitter @mimiboutique. So far, I’ve bought two items from their site: a beige Contessa Bag and Bronze Athena bag (I think that’s the name). Neither of which are available anymore. Another reason I love them. They cycle certain items in and out to keep their offerings fresh and exclusive! The only thing about my order that I’m currently not thrilled about is the Contessa bag. It lacked structure so, unless I keep it zipped, it sort of flops over and the contents of my purse spill out or become unorganized. Currently, I’m eyeing the Julie Pink and Gold Flower Cluster Necklace.
Just Fabulous touts that they offer a personalized shopping experience for the everyday girl. Once you visit the site at www.JustFab.com, you are prompted to take a short survey on your fashion likes and then customized offerings are provided to you on a monthly basis. The only thing is (AND PAY ATTENTION GIRLS) there is a monthly subscription fee of $39.95. With this fee however you get to pick a shoe from your personalized collection each month. If there isn’t anything in your collection you like simply request new offerings or “Skip This Month” by the 5th of each month. Only then will you NOT be charged the fee. My first month I bought 2 pair of shoes instantly! But, I wasn’t crazy about my offers this month so at first I requested new selections. I still wasn’t impressed, so I Skipped The Month. The only shoe, I remotely liked was the Becca, which is now sold out in my size.
For every purchase you make, you get so many credits and once you accumulate enough credits, you get a FREE pair of shoes. The one thing I LOVE most about the site is that they combine EACH and EVERY pair of shoes with an outfit and provide you the links and pricing to the corresponding sites. It is truly an experience for the girl who likes to purchase whole outfits at a time (shyly raises hand in background).
So with regard to Windsor Store, they actually have brick and mortar retail space all over the U.S. but you can also check them out at www.windsorstore.com or on Twitter @windsorstore. Their primary focus is dresses but let me tell you they sell a bunch
- Maxi Dress
of other items. Just a few weeks ago, I bought an excessive amount of shirts and jewelry for a minimal amount of money. I needed more blouses and boy oh boy did I find what I was looking for. I would recommend this site to anyone who needs more of ANYTHING! Currently I’m obsessing over the Purple Rose Maxi Dress. My only issue with Maxi Dresses is my height. As JT says it best, I’m a 5 “footah” (5’0). Not tall by any means. Therefore these dresses often are too long for me and make me look frumpy… 😦 Other than that I’d have to say that EVERYTHING I purchased from them fit perfectly. Shipping was also super fast. Free 2 day shipping based on my total purchase price!!!
So those are my top picks for great online shopping. If there are any sites that you’d love for me to profile, post a comment, Tweet us @lifentimesofj2, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
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