Today's Everyday Fashion: 5 Reasons Online Shopping Is Better


New dress, shoes, and earrings today, and I scored all of them online for under $50! Woot woot! Over the years, I have come to love online shopping and I buy almost everything that way these days. Here’s why:

  1. More selection. There are so many more styles, fits, colors and sizes available online than stores can possibly stock within their four walls. If you’re shopping in-person, you could be missing out on a lot of great options!

  2. Saves money. You can strategize and hit “purchase” whenever there’s a good sale online, versus paying whatever the price happens to be that day in the store. And with free shipping both directions, there’s often no additional costs. You can save so much money!

  3. Trying on is better. The biggest objection I often hear about online shopping is “I need to try things on.” But online shopping is the BEST for that! Try it on in the comfort of your home.

  4. More time to decide. When you’re in a store you have to decide on the spot if you like something (or risk a second trip to the store to return it later!). But if you order online, you typically have 30-45 days to mull it over. You can text a friend a picture or try it on with different options in your closet.

  5. More organized. At a store, clothes are folded in a stack or hung up behind one another. You have to dig and move things around. Browsing online is lightning speed and super-organized. You can filter out things based on budget and size. Plus see it on a human which brings it to life!

Do you prefer online shopping or shopping in stores?!

Dress: TJ Maxx, $25 (similar below)
Earrings: Nordstrom, $50 (same)
Shoes: Express, $42
Purse: Stella & Dot (similar, similar, similar)
Approx. dates: Purse is 3 years ago. Dress, earrings, shoes are new.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: Not Feeling This One


The overall color palette of this outfit is super cute but the execution is not really working for me. The sweater is meant to be boxy but I think it’s a bit too boxy on me? And my earrings are not quite the right shade of red. Think I’m going to pass on this particular sweater/pant combo now that I see the photos of it. Do you agree, should I pass?

Sweater: Stein Mart, $30
Pants: Stein Mart, $30
Shoes: J.Crew Factory, $48 (similar below)
Purse: Michael Kors/Macy's, $220 (similar)
Earrings: Saks Off 5th, $20 (similarsimilar)
Approx. dates: Shoes and purse are 4 years ago. Earrings are 1 year ago. Sweater and pants are new.

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Today's Everyday Fashion: The Cozy Cozy Sweater


I wish you could reach through your screen and feel how soft this sweater is!! Based on the website photo, I wouldn’t have purchased it, but when I saw it in the store and felt how soft it was I had to order one in my size! Most often I shop for things with a lot of color, pattern, etc. But everyone needs a basic sweater when it’s chilly and you just want to cuddle up in something cozy, and this sweater is definitely it!

Sweater: LOFT, $35
Tee: Everlane, $15
Jeans: Old Navy, $30
Necklace: NM Last Call, $21 (similar, similar)
Boots: Carlos Santana, $59 (same)
Approx. dates: Tee and boots are 2 years ago. Jeans and necklace are this year. Sweater is new.

Today's Everyday Fashion: The Versatile Dress


I am loving this dress so much! It’s the perfect ivory color (also comes in black), not even a little bit see-through, a flattering shape, and works for so many occasions. It’s the perfect “blank slate” for any number of necklaces, jackets and/or shoes that you want to experiment with. This dress is a total score, I can’t recommend it enough!

Dress: Express, $49 (also comes in black!)
Shoes: Cole Haan c/o Amazon, $54
Purse: Aldo/Amazon, $40 (similar)
Necklace: Stella & Dot (similar below)
Approx. dates: Purse, necklace are 3 years ago. Shoes are recent. Dress is new.