6 Top Tips for Shopping at the Sales

So many bargains, so many offers! Its so easy to get mesmerised and return home with tons of cheap clothes you are never going got wear!

What are we to do? When is a bargain really a bargain and when are we just wasting our money on a garment we are never going to wear?

Why does everything look so appealing in the store and its beauty is gone at home?

Here are some expert tips to help you use your money wisely during sales and end up with some worthy purchases!

  1. Before sales do your research. Take a walk at the stores and check out the prices. Read some magazines and visit online stores so you have a clear understanding of pricing before the sales start.
  2. While you are at it, scan magazines for future trends and identify items that are to be coveted in coming seasons. When you find them, do not hesitate to buy them.
  3. Make a list of what you really need and what you really wish to have. Write it down and take the list with you. Don’t forget to look at it while at the stores. You don’t want to end up buying all sorts of things that are cheap but of no use to you.
  4. The only exception for buying something that isn’t on your list is accessories. If the price is right, its OK to have fun with an item that is meant to be playful and add some drama to your look.
  5. Keep in mind that the best days for shopping at the sales are the first and the last. Day one is full of options but slightly higher prices. Don’t put off until later an important purchase because chances are you are not going to find it. The last day is full of risk. You might find something special at a silly price, but then again you might not. Or it might not fit. Which is usually the case.
  6. Go for timeless classics like tailored pants, leather jackets, cashmere tops, evening shoes or a coat. If you come across anything from an established designer go for it. Just remember to try it on. Makes sure it fits. Today, not after diet and intense exercise.

Have you got any interesting shopping tips to share? Send me a reply below with your ideas!

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What Not to wear at a wedding

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You don’t want to be the center of attention for all the wrong reasons. Especially not at a wedding; be it the one of a relative, a friend or a colleague. If people are to talk about you, make sure it’s for the right reasons. Like your style and your elegance.

You certainly need to consider the style of the wedding. Is it going to be a very formal event, or a casual gathering? At a church or at the mayor’s office?

No matter what, you need to stay true to yourself and showcase your personal style. However, there are some rules which is best to follow.

  1. Nothing white

White is for the bride, so stay away from anything that could look like a wedding dress. The bride will not appreciate it and all the guests will gossip about you. Not a good reason for people to notice you. Avoid a white suit as well.

  • Nothing too sexy

This is not the time to be revealing. This day belongs to the bride so avoid causing a stir with your look. Stay appropriately covered and showcase your style not your body. Along those lines, red would not be a wise option either.

  • Forget jeans

This is not the time or place to look casual. Your trusted jeans can stay in the closet.  Think of all the trouble the couple went into to organize the event. Dress up!

  • Careful with black

Black is generally not considered a good choice for a wedding. However, if it fits your personal style make sure it looks sharp and not drab. A bit of glam and a red lipstick will do the job.

  • Even more careful with animal prints

Animal prints are fashionable but terribly risky. Stay safe with the use of accessories but avoid the total look; chances are it’s going to be a miss.

  • Boots are not made for weddings

Boots are made for walking and not attending weddings. If you insist of wearing a pair, make sure they are made of a luxurious material like velvet or patent leather and were meant to be evening footwear.

These tips will keep you on the safe side. Put your best foot forward, smile a lot and have fun!

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