Blogtember: Shop 'til You Drop

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Still on top of things! Let's see how long this lasts.

Day 7: Share links to your favorite online shops, preferably with a few photos of your favorite items in each shop.

To me, online shopping is simultaneously one of the best and worst inventions ever. I'm a weirdo girl who doesn't like shopping. If I need something, I want to be able to go into a store, immediately find the item, try it on if necessary, and walk out, preferably in under an hour. I am not a browser, I don't like just "going to the mall" to go do something. In fact, going into a mall on a weekend practically gives me hives. I'd much rather shop from the comfort of my bed and/or sofa while wearing my pajamas, which makes online shopping ideal. Also, I am 4'11", which means that most clothes made for "real people" don't fit me b/c I have the shortest waist known to (wo)man and practically no legs. (That's an attractive picture, huh?). Since a lot of places don't carry petite sizes in stores, I'm forced to go online to find clothes that won't require hundreds of dollars of alterations (and to circumvent the wailing and gnashing of teeth that inevitably occur when I'm in a dressing room trying on the 39th item that doesn't fit correctly).

That being said, I don't really shop in online stores that are only online. I order petite clothes from Gap, Banana Republic, The Limited, Old Navy... places that I could theoretically shop in "real life". I do realize that online shopping isn't just limited to clothes, but most of my online shopping is for clothing. So, here are some of my favorite online stores, although some of them have yet to receive business from me for one reason for another (mainly financial, haha).

1. Uncommon Goods

 Uncommon Goods has a variety of stuff on there, from furniture to art to jewelry to kitchen utensils, but my favorite part is the pet section. They have such cute art and knick knacks for cat lovers (like me). It's a little pricey, but the stuff is really cute!

2. Modcloth

I've only ever ordered a couple of things from Modcloth, and they've all been dresses. I will say that sometimes, the quality leaves a little to be desired, but most of the time, the stuff is well made and fits appropriately. They have a great customer service team who will answer all of your questions, and other buys write pretty thoughtful reviews and post a lot of pictures. They also have a decent return policy!

3. Milk and Honey

I don't have a picture for this website because it's a design your own shoe website. Everything, from the material to the heel to the embellishments, you get to pick it ALL. They have a lot of options, and while the shoes are pricey (the pair I want is $235!) I think it might be worth it if you just can't find that one pair of shoes you're looking for. Similar websites that seem less pricey (they seem to have fewer options and you have less control over what you can change) are Chromatic Gallerie and Shoes of Prey.

Other online stores that I buy from but aren't exactly worth listing are Amazon, Etsy, and Banana Republic. Perhaps I need to branch out some more...? Who knows. I do know that I'm looking forward to checking out the link up to see where everyone else is shopping. Leave your favorite online shops in the comments!

- A

1 comment:

  1. I've been seeing a lot of posts today for Blogtember with Modcloth listed as a good store.I have never been but those owl shower curtain hooks are too adorable. (I have a huge owl obsession.) Thanks for the suggestions!


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