One thing I promised this blog would be is not just a fashion/ style blog. I really want to make it more than that. Thus the title "Fashion...or whatever". Granted, we love you bloggers out there with your fancy clothes. However, as a reader one thing I find myself doing outside of looking for fashion inspiration are tips, advice, and information. So I figured why not be that.
With that being said let's move along. My name is Ashley and I love to
In an effort to save from overspending on fashion, I give you all 5 tips that help me fight the online shopping war against my piggy bank. I mean, you can just stop all together.. but yeah, I highly doubt that will happen..
Wish Lists/ Shopping Carts- This is my favorite thing about online shopping, I have several wish lists out there. Here's why, I can put as much as I want to in them without spending a dime. Think of it as window shopping. I literally have things set up by priority whens it comes to my fashionable needs. When I have the money available, I complete a shopping cart/ wish list. After I filter out what I really want of course. Truthfully, wish lists help me from being an impulsive buyer. 98% of the time I look at the items, again and again (times 10). And say mmmm do I really need this? You would be amazed how much I avoid spending with this maniacal process.
Wait for it- One thing about items online, they go on sale. Here's my thing, when I see something I absolutely have to have I buy it. That usually leaves me with nothing. I have to remind myself there is nothing that is going to stop my breathing if I don't buy it. (Read that twice). With that being said, wait it out. If it sells out, oh well. Other items will come along. Now, by all means if you have it do what you have to to. But when you're trying to save. You have to decide what's more important. Saving up for that trip you want to take, or a shirt that will probably be worn once, or thrown in the back of closet and you find six moths later "wait, when did I buy this?". Please don't tell me I'm the only one.. COME ON SOMEBODY!!?
Unsubscribe From Promotional Emails- "Out of sight out of mind" is my philosophy when it comes to online shopping. These people know exactly what they are doing when they send out mid week 25% off coupons. You start to think about that handbag waiting in your shopping cart. I know, because it happens to me. When you get these emails, scroll to the bottom and click "unsubscribe". I just did this within the last two weeks, and it makes a big difference. As the emails come in, I unsubscribe. You won't believe how much unnecessary shit I have purchased because of this. I literally have a pair of booties I am never going to wear because Shoedazzle offered them for $10.. yes, they were only $10 plus $4.95 for shipping. But that was $15 dollars I spent for no reason. Think about it.
Search For Promo Codes- Okay, yes a lot of the promotional emails send out promo codes, but guess what? Different sites like Retailmenot and Dealsplus are engines that literally rummage the four corners of the world to look for deals and online promotional codes. When you are ready to purchase simple google "(insert name of store) Promo codes" these two are usually the first ones to come up. You would be amazed by the deals you find. I NEVER check out without doing this first.
Check Around - At one point in time I used to think I was crazy, a lot of these popular sites such as Choies, Sheinside, and Aliexpress have the same stuff... just different prices. No seriously. They all ship from China and it's quite obvious their buyers shop at the same markets. No shade, because I love them all. Before you snag that jumpsuit for $25, google it. You just may find the same one for way less. Exhibit A
.:: This Look ::.
Ali Express set can be found here
Sheinside set here
On a brighter note, I hope these tips helped someone out there, because the saving struggle is real... from one addict to another. You're welcome :)
Making my dreams come true,