Saturday, August 7, 2010

Online Shopping!

I love to shop! A lot of times I either don't have time to go to the mall and shop, or sometimes I don't have anyone to go shopping with. (I hate shopping alone!) So most of the time when I am in the mood to update my wardrobe I turn to online shopping! 

Like most things, online shopping has its advantages and disadvantages. The reason I like online shopping is mainly because of the selection. I am a petite woman and I normally wear a size small. Where I live, it seems like whenever I find something I love, the only size they have left is a large! That's no good! =( But when I shop online they tend to have more of a selection of sizes. Also, its easy to shop for exactly want you want online. You can browse through only skirts and bottoms if that what you want, or you shop for dressy vs. casual. In the stores, you don't have this option. Although most stores have some sort of organization, its not usually as simple as online stores.  Another thing I like about online shopping is the wishlist! Sometimes when I need a break from homework or other things I will pull up a few of my favorite store websites and just browse. I save things I like to my wishlist. Then when I have the money I pick a few things from my list and make a purchase. Also, I can add up all the prices and then I know how much money I need to save for that. You can also forward your wishlist to friends and family during the holidays or around your birthday! That's fun for you and you know that you will get something you love!

Some of things I dislike about online shopping are the process of returning merchandise, as well as size issues. When you purchase clothes and shoes online, sometimes it can be difficult to know which size to order.  Not all sizes are the same. A small from one store can be the equivalent to a medium at another store. It just depends. Most website have size charts to help you determine your size. Although these can be helpful, I have learned from past experience they are not always accurate. Sometimes it takes a little bit of trial and error to determine which size your should order from which store. When you receive your order, sometimes you find that your purchase doesn't fit like you want. If you ordered from store that has a physical location near your home, returns are not that difficult. Most stores allow you to return or exchange online purchases in-store instead of shipping them back to the retailer. The problem comes in when you order from store that are not located near your home, or when a store is online only. If you are not happy with an item, you have to ship the product back, and wait for your replacement item to come it. I personally hate doing that!

Overall, I think the pros of online shopping far outweigh the cons. Plus, when you order online you get the rush of the initial purchase, then you get to experience the fun of getting you package and opening it like a fantastic present!! =)

Now for the fun part.....My online shopping recommendations!!

Stores I have made purchases with and recommend:


Makeup Very affordable!

Sites I have not yet purchase from, but worth a look!



I hope you enjoyed this! Now get those credit cards out ladies and have some fun!! (But not too much fun, don't forget you have bills to pay!=)