Thursday, December 27, 2012

My Favs

Its snowing so hard in Michigan right now! I’m sitting in my house finally being able to relax after spending 45 minutes driving a typically 15 minute drive home because of the terrible weather outside so I pray everyone is having safe travels. I returned to my laptop upon arrival home to check my email and I had received tonsss of emails from various stores and websites about their end of the season sales. Just so you know, I am a big online shopper, I prefer the convenience of shopping while relaxing in my bed.  So, I thought it would be a good time just to take out some time to share with you all some of my personal favorite stores/online shops. I think that each of these stores have something from everyone, ranging from classic cuts to more extravagant/unique finds that anyone could enjoy.  Here are my top 10 listed in no particular order:

1.    ASOS
I love this site because they have great clothes and a wide variety of things to chose from, I pretty much buy everything from this site. They truly have everything that you could be looking for and they always have a sale going on which allows you to get these looks for less.  Also, I like this site because they have free shipping, opposed to many other websites where you have to spend at least $50 to get free shipping, so it makes shopping easy and convenient. This site also has a lot of great features outside of just the clothing including style news, a fashion finder, and an area called “ASOS Marketplace”. Lastly, a feature of the site that I appreciate is that for each clothing item, your able to see one of the models wear the item down a runway so you can see the length, how it moves, and the clothing item in motion on a real person’s body.

2.   Nastygal
Nastygal has been one of my favorite sites for a while now, I actually have a slight obsession with them. On this site, you can find clothing that is vintage inspired with an edgy and contemporary look. Also, instead of like a lot of sites that solely sell clothing from various vendors, Nasty Gal has created their own clothing line that is amazing which features a lot of clothing with dramatic cutouts, with the theme nasty gals do it better.

3.   H&M
H&M has always been a favorite shopping spot of mine. I’ve always enjoyed their clothing because you can find outfits from simply casual to business chic. I also get a lot of accessories from this store because they are low priced and typically last for a long time.

4.   Lulus
Lulus is a wonderful online shop. I gravitate towards this store often for some great shoe finds for an inexpensive price. They also have some great clothing finds, I have found many dresses, tops, and jackets from this site that are wearable for many occasions. 

5.    Romwe
I enjoy this site because, like ASOS they have a free shipping policy on all items which is a very easy and convenient feature of the site.  They also have great items for a good price. I love going here for items such as blouses, skirts, and dresses, but they have a good selection of all clothing items one may seek. Accessories and jewelry are also unlimited on this site and this site is a go to place for a quick accessory pick me up.

6.   Zara
I really enjoy shopping at Zara. There are no Zara stores in Michigan, so this store was a recent discovery of mine upon arriving in D.C. I love the sophistication that comes along with a lot of their clothing. I can always find a great cocktail dress, business dress, or a chic outfit from this store.

7.   Topshop
This shop is great.  I often buy a lot of dresses from this store because they truly have dresses for all occasions, ranging from cute minis to a chic shift dress. When shopping on, the site is amazingly organized, for example, when looking for a top, you can easily navigate through the area by narrowing your selection from various categories of shirts and this is the case for all types of clothing.

8.   Nordstrom
Nordstrom is a classic favorite store where I’ve shopped with my family members and its become a love of mine. I tend to shop here often when looking for shoes, bags, or accessories. In addition, I tend to visit this store when looking for items such as a nice cardigan, quality jacket, or a dress that can be worn for an upscale occasion. Nordstrom is one of the timeless department stores that won’t be going anywhere.

9.   Urban Outfitters
In high school, Urban Outfitters was always my go to store for anything that I thought would be a different or a unique piece to add to my wardrobe. I have a great love for all things vintage and there are many pieces that can be found at this store that go along with the vintage, urban motif. Urban Outfitters is also a go to place for shoe purchases for myself, it started with my love for sneakers and transitioned to their great flats and chic and edgy heels.

10.                  American Apparel
I think the American Apparel brand is great. They have so many basic pieces that are needed in anyone’s wardrobe: a cute skater dress, fun riding pants, a white tank with a chic cut, and various other impressive items. I also enjoy the well structured, high quality clothing options they offer that have an edgy/casual style. Also I think its great that their clothing can fit those of all sizes and all people can look good in them, and also impressive that when shopping at their online store, you are able to see the clothing on people of all body types to give customers feel of how they would look in the clothing. Lastly, with each clothing item, there is a range of colors to chose from which allows you to truly find the item that you are searching for that fits your specifications. 

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