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Fashion Friday 101 - Lulu's online shopping tips

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So I was all ready to talk this week about wardrobe staples, but started to focus in on this - I'm an online shopper!  I love it!  Purchasing items from my comfy couch and getting packages in the mail!  I don't like dealing with crowds, parking, towing around 2 kids in hand.... you get the picture.  Only every once and a while will I travel to the mall (snap above, courtesy of hubs).  We went yesterday, primarily to have lunch, let the kids ride the train and do some shopping with my neice and nephew.  I... did not buy a thing!

So here are my tips for online shopping and feel free to comment and tell me yours because I always want to keep learning... the best way to shop!

Online shopping tip #1: KNOW YOUR BODY
This is a good tip no matter where you shop, in the store or online.  What are your measurements?  Check the sizing guide when you're buying and what piece of clothing your buying.  If you're able to, buy 2 sizes and return the one that doesn't fit.

Online shopping tip #2:  FREE SHIPPING & RETURNS
Shop from stores that offer free shipping and returns.   Or free shipping and the ability to return at the store.
Gap/Old Navy/Banana/Athleta/Piperlime (free after $50)
DSW - for members and after $35
A lot of stores offer free shipping around holidays - also great for sales

Online shopping tip #3: GOOGLE IT!
Looking for something specific?  Google it and find the best deal.  If you're looking on a site where shipping isn't free, then take that cost into consideration when analyzing the deals.

Online shopping tip #4:  PATIENCE IS A VIRTUE
Wait for a good deal.  Example... This week, I'm after Christmas shopping... online of course.  I'm sitting with my family, watching a little TV, comfortable on the sofa.  I saw a few things at Gap that have been in my "shopping bag" for almost a week.  Some things went on sale, other things didn't.  I waited...  One day sale items were an extra 30% off.    The next day the same sale was going on, in addittion new arrivals were 25% off - Bingo!  I made my purchase.

Check out some of my purchases below.  You'll see them soon in my upcoming blogs.
Banana Republic, Gap,, floral blouse, platform shoes, gold bangle bracelet, crop pants, skinny jeans
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Happy shopping, online from your sofa!

Lulu Soler
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  1. I'm the first time on your blog, but I really like it!
    Great post!
    Kisses from Poland! , *

    Wanna follow each other?

  2. Great tips! I love watching and waiting for things to go on sale! Such a thrill:) Man, I sound like a weirdo, but I just love getting a good deal!!! Have a Happy New Year!

  3. You guys look amazing! love those soft pink shoes!

    Kisses, Lucy!

  4. Fabulous tips! I am addicted (well, trying to slow down, LOL) to online shopping. ince I live outside the US, tip no. 2 is sometimes a problem. My favorite site is ShopBop and they ship fast, free or max of $10 to where I am now.. heaven!

    Kisses and hugs from :

    1. If you like preppy, Boden is a great place to shop for $10 flat shipping rate too.

  5. Thanks for sharing your tips! following you now :)

  6. Thank you for visiting my blog =) I'm following you now ;)


  7. Hey! I checked your blog from your visit. Thanks for commenting and yes, I'd like to follow one another :D
    Following you now. Hope to see you on my blog soon.

    A Preponderance of Fashion

  8. These are such wonderful tips! Indeed, online shopping can be a daunting task for those who are unfamiliar with this territory but I think you have really distilled online shopping to its most fundamental elements.

    Your blog is so gorgeous too - what a lovely layout and such beautiful content!

    Thank you for your sweet comment! :) I love your blog and am following you now!

    Hope you'll come and pop by again. :)

    <3 Mandy xx

  9. Hi Lulu,hope you'd a lovely christmas. just to let you know I have moved sites but you can still follow me on Bloglovin so we can stay connected

    1. You too! Thanks for keeping me posted!

  10. Hi gorgeous!
    Thank you for visiting my blog and for your lovely comment!
    I loved your blog too:)
    As you said, I'm following you via GFC, would you like to follow me back?

  11. Thanks for your comments! Sure, we can definitely follow each other :) Following now! Hope I'll see you on my blog!


  12. The older I get the more I'm loving online shopping! It's just so much easier :)
    Your kiddos are adorable! Thank you so much for stopping my blog - I'm now following you!



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  14. We should have a proper plan when we shop. I personally spend money without even knowing myself. These are the great and effective tips which we need to focus.

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  17. I am happy to find online shopping tips like these, these are worth enough to save money as well.

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