I have a new obsession, and if my bank account has to pay, then so do you. The good news is, you don’t have to pay a lot, because you can find some serious bargains on this site. The bad news is, you’ll probably want to buy, like, everything. Which adds up to – well, I haven’t done the math or anything, but I’m pretty sure it’s over our budget.
Is everyone out there aware of my penchant for shopping online? … Hi. I’m addicted. No bigs.
I have extremely limited time, so going on actual shopping trips is pretty much out of the question. I truly cannot remember the last time I did that. Online is fast and easy and I don’t have to try anything on in a store (mega-triple-insanity bonus points for this lazy lady). I can try it on when it comes to my house and send it back (read: send Daniel with the package to the UPS store, because he is the EFF-ing best) if I don’t like it. Which brings me to my next point: Free shipping and returns is crucial. It’s part of what has addicted me to places like this and this and it’s also why the door-people of my building who receive packages on my behalf think I’m a total nut.
The only downside with online shopping is that you have to plan in advance. Nothing to wear for tomorrow night’s event? Not happening online, unless you’re willing to pay some outrageous shipping charges, which clearly I am not, so … that’s that. Good thing I happen to be a planner, and even better that I happen to frequently discover sites like this one – my latest obsession, BaubleBar.
Inexpensive jewelry is a beautiful thing in that you can easily update what’s already going on in your wardrobe without spending a fortune. I happen to love statement pieces even moreso, because I’m not a person who wears a lot of jewelry, like, at all. My Cartier pretend-wedding ring and diamond studs and maybe the watch I spoke of above is all you’re getting during the week – but on the weekend, I like to throw on a little something. I’m a firm believer in the “less is more” philosophy in terms of clothing as well – for the most part, I dress simply. I’d rather wear a pair of great jeans, a simple white tee, sickening platforms, and one piece of bling and call it a day. Especially when I’m entertaining – there’s just no time for frills. There is, however, time for throwing on a killer necklace with an easy cotton dress. And truthfully, simple is what I feel sexiest in.
And inexpensive jewelry online? Well, it just makes sense. All that talk of trying on and returning if you’re not a fan? Not likely. It’s still a bonus to have free returns as an option, just in case what you’re seeing in person isn’t what you thought it’d be, but for the most part – it all fits! It’s a no-brainer for gift-giving, too.
Apparently, this new object of my affection has been all over the media, on the Today Show, People StyleWatch, etc. Where I’ve been hiding, I don’t know, but I’m so glad I stumbled on it via these earrings on Who What Wear this morning.
A run-down of what I’m loving + purchasing:
SOLD! This was apparently seen on the Today Show. Hot pink/fuchsia is definitely big right now, and I like the simple shape of this. They have a similar necklace in a gorgeous, bright shade of blue, but I’ve been looking to satisfy my craving for something pink and this did it.
SOLD! Couldn’t resist this. Bought it in this exact color combination – I’ve been loving this neon color for years now even though it’s just becoming popular, with the letter “D” for my Daniel. I’ll wear it on the same wrist as my chunky gold Michael Kors watch. Oh, and bonus points for coming in three different sizes – perhaps this one won’t slide off my freakishly small wrists.
This one comes in a lot of colors; I’m digging the orange – obsessing over everything tangerine right now, the turquoise, and the black. I think it’s a little pricey for what it is, and maybe a little bit too big, but I still love the idea.