4 Tips from a Smart Shopper

Hello Loves!

I will admit, I’m a shopaholic. I love to buy whatever is in my lane, especially if it’s pink, vintage, and glam. However, these past few years, I have developed a few tips and tricks on how to look fabulous without breaking the bank.

Thrift Stores – The good ol’ hand me down playground that is filled with lots and lots of hidden gems. I will admit that thrifting does take a good chunk of your time, so prepare to be very patient. 90% of the time you will end up with nothing. However, when you find that hidden gem, it’s all worth it, especially when its in great condition for less than $10! I have found some of my best fashion statement pieces at a thrift shop. My go to online thrift shop is thredUP and my go to in-store thrift shop is Goodwill.

Department Stores – The best place to buy brand name clothing and accessories for a discounted price. Gordmans, TJ Maxx, and Nordstorm Rack are my favorite shops to buy Nike and Fila comfy clothes as well as Nine West shoes. Their discounted prices are unbeatable! If you are all about the brand names, these department stores are for you!

Ebates – If you love to online shop religiously, definitely sign up for Ebates. This is the place to receive cash back for simply shopping for what you need and want. Disclaimer: not all online stores are on Ebates, but a good chunk are. I probably online shop 3-4 times every year and my Ebates checks end up being between $5 – $15, which has helped pay a few bills here and there.

Holiday Sales are the best sales! – If you are dying to buy something and a holiday sale is coming up, I say wait for that Holiday Sale discount. I have saved so much by just waiting a day or two. Usually these sales will be 20% – 50% an entire purchases or buy one and get one free.

The Waiting Game – I have played this game so many times and it has paid off in the end. For example, Storets has this gorgeous blouse that I’ve been wanting for weeks, however, I convinced myself that it wasn’t in my budget to buy it full price. So, your girl waited and I finally snatched it a few days ago for half price. Best shopping score ever! Trust me, sometimes waiting for the price to drop can really pay off.

fashion blogger with feminine style in the winter time

Photo Credit: Aperturesque, LLC

Thank you so much for reading! I hope my tips helped you save more with future online and in-store purchases 🙂

love, gaonou

2 thoughts on “4 Tips from a Smart Shopper

  1. Such an informative post with such cute photos. I love using apps that track prices and I may need to add a transparent crossbody because it looks so cute on you!

    1. Aww thank you dear!!! What kind of apps do you use? I’ve never used one to track prices, would love to learn how 🙂 And yes a transparent bag is seriously the cutest! I use it all the time!

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