So I’ll be honest. I have a wishlist that’s about 90 miles long. It’s got everything from electronics to clothes on it, and with sites like Polyvore it gets longer everyday. Unfortunately for me, my birthday is at the end of the year, so waiting for gifts from family seems like forever to me. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t get things for myself whenever right? Well, here are a few of the things on my wishlist that I’m looking at as a personal gift to myself. =)
I love many things, one of them being geek gear.
ThinkGeek.com has put up this shirt for sale that reads “I’m blogging this.” It’s totally me! While it isn’t as cute as Amanda Bynes’ “Blog Off” tee, the white on black text gives off the geek vibe that sends chills down my spine (not really).
Remember how a few weeks ago I ordered a bunch of stuff online for Black Friday? Everything I ordered has come, things have been returned, etc. and here are two things I learned from the whole thing:
1) I returned a couple of items from New York & Company and American Eagle. The New York & Company items included a pair of pants I wanted to exchange for a larger size, but it turns out that they don’t do exchanges - they just credit you for the item and you go and rebuy it using a code for free shipping (4341 in case any of you want to go and use it now! They’re having a huge sale…)
2) Online shopping is really easy and opens up a lot of options that aren’t available in-store. But I’m pretty picky so half the things that come in the mail end up not being as good or fitting as I imagine, so I end up losing money by sending them back. So it’s a lot of fun (I LOVE getting packages) and I’ll be doing more in the future, but for the sake of my credit card line and the hassle, I’ll stick with my semi-annual outlet spree. Especially once New Year’s ends and the clearances start!
Even though I live in the best shopping city in the world, NYC, I still love shopping online. Although I do like to shop online at mass retailers like Target.com (since everything is out of stock at the Target in Brooklyn) and Steve Madden.com (cause it’s the only place that carries 5 1/2 size shoes), indie e-boutiques are the best place to find unique items from emerging designers from across the world. So here is a list of my favorite indie e-boutiques. Of course, I sell my clothing line at all of these sites, so I’m bias. More »
I think it’s pretty clear by now that I adore shopping when it involves great deals, so you’d think that I’d be one of the crazies in the crowd on Black Friday. In reality though, I hate trying to fight the crowds (like Tiffany bravely did) and I usually plan my shopping trips to avoid them.
This year I finally gave up my longstanding conviction that online shopping is evil and Black Friday doubly so. I think I’ve dumped something like $75 at New York & Company, $40 at Ann Taylor, and $40 at American Eagle in the last 48 hours to take advantage of Thanksgiving/Black Friday sales and free shipping. All without leaving my desk. If I didn’t freak out at my disappearing bank balance and swear off looking at all other sites, I probably would have spent more at Victoria’s Secret and Express. In my defense a lot of the spending was on suit separates for interview season, so it’s more like an investment than an indulgence, but it’s still shocking how easily and quickly money can just disappear like that o_O More »
I actually thought of another budget shopping tip that I didn’t get to include with my tips series - budget shopping fashion sites. I’m not big on online shopping since I like to try things on, but I do peruse eBay and the sale/clearance section of any retail brand that offers online shopping. Here are some great alternatives/aggregators to check out as well:
1) Salestash.com - one of our users actually alerted me about this site when I was blogging about budget shopping tips. Salestash is a sales search engine that allows you to search sales on all your favorite brands from hundreds of popular stores. For example, this would be a search for items within $5-20 range (so cheap!).
2) Stylehop.com - I heard about this site via a girl who is also a student at Yale (we’re not all unfashionable bookworms!). It has both a shopping and gaming component centered around the idea that girls can rate fashion styles for themselves rather than just buying into what the “experts” say. Then it works like the Facebook app Bevy in the sense that you can click on styles you like and there’s a button to buy it. More »
Who doesn’t love playing flash games? They’re fun, and a great way to waste time. Since it’s mid-term week, studying has taken over. And since studying alot eventually means there’s going to be a study break, why not spend that time playing a few games online to lighten up the mood. As they say, all work and no play makes Johnny a dull boy…whoever Johnny is.
Ever notice how when we girls have an unhealthy obsession with heels, boots, sandals or just shoes in general it’s considered cute, girly, and almost like it’s to be expected. But on the other hand, when a guy has that exact same adoration of women’s footwear, he’s considered to be a creep with a gross fetish. Well, that’s not always the case. Take the online fashion magazine Feet Man Seoul, for example.
While here in the States, online fashion magazines are almost a dime a dozen, Feet Man Seoul stands out in South Korea’s online community. Mainly because it is probably the first of its kind in the country, as well as the fact that it’s written in both English and Korean (which is really rare, considering). More »
I think I want a new coat. Something cuter than the old pea coat I currently own, and something warmer than my bubble. I was doing some window shopping online at shops such as Delia’s and Alloy because I’m too broke to actually get what I want right now, and they’ve got a few cute ‘uns in stock.
The Square Enix official online store has just came out with new merchandise from the popular game, Kingdom Hearts. The new merchandises are a charm bracelet featuring various iconic symbols from the game and key chains in the shape of the famous weapon, the key blade. They’re both online exclusive so you won’t be able to find them in any local store. However, the key chains are available now for $19.00 a piece while the charm bracelet won’t debut till later this month on September 13. I love key chains (I have a million of them), but I actually have my eye on the charm bracelet. I’ve always wanted one but I could never find charms I actually liked.
The new merchandise is great stuff but I’m actually more curious about the third addition to the KH series. If you’ve beaten the 2nd KH (Chain of Memories), you’ll see a trailer which is suppose to be a quick sneak peak into the 3rd addition (The Keyblade Wars); however, there’s been no word on its release. It depressed me so much that they would tease me like that. More »