I was perusing Nordstrom Rack and T.J.Maxx recently for the first time in a long time, and I was thinking to myself that when you’re shopping in the stores — particularly discount stores — there are a separate set of rules than if you’re shopping online, to be sure, but also if you’re hunting in … Read More about How to Get a Deal at Discount Clothing Stores Like T.J.Maxx, Nordstrom Rack and More
So here’s a fun question for today: How do you find new beauty products and decide which to buy? If you’re looking for a new mascara, for example, do you wade through tons of online reviews? Ask your makeup-wearing friends about their favorites? Pick up a mascara while you’re at the drugstore because you’ve heard … Read More about How Do You Find New Beauty Products?
Here’s a fun topic that we haven’t discussed in eons: How much do you spend on work clothes (as in, prices for individual clothing items)? What’s an average price you’re happy to pay for a pair of pants — for a sheath dress — for a blazer? I’m looking over my original answers from our … Read More about How Much Do You Spend on Work Clothes?
2019 Update: We still stand by this advice on buying duplicates of your favorite clothes; you may also want to check out some of our advice in The Minimalist’s Guide to Dressing for Work. I thiiiink we’ve talked about this before (possibly in our discussion of shopping habits or in this long ago discussion of what … Read More about Do You Buy Duplicates Of Your Favorite Clothes?
Here’s something I’ve been thinking about: how long do you expect your clothes to last these days? I know I’ve seen a lot of comment threads lately about how people feel like clothes 10-15 years ago were made with better lining, better fabrics, and so forth — but in today’s environment (particularly where the trends … Read More about How Long Do You Expect Your Clothes to Last?
I sometimes wonder, “What would I do without online reviews?” because I rely on them so much (for example, as a very frequent Amazon Prime user). When I’m looking for a new bra or shoes or a flash drive or a book (ha, remember when Amazon was about books?), I note the average rating and … Read More about Tool of the Trade: When to Trust Online Reviews (Fakespot Review)
Curious about Amazon Prime Wardrobe, their new try-before-you-buy shopping option? Kate just tried it, so I asked her to write about her shopping experience for us… – Kat Now that Amazon is expanding its try-before-you-buy feature to more customers, we thought it’d be a great time to share a review of Amazon Prime Wardrobe. Last … Read More about A Review of Amazon Prime Wardrobe
Today we have a great question from reader K, who wants an open thread about what to put on your wedding registry — and makes the interesting point that her wedding registry will be public. Here’s her question: Would LOVE it if you would consider doing a “wedding registry” advice/crowdsourcing post! I am registering now, … Read More about What to Put On Your Wedding Registry (And: How to Deal When Your Wedding Registry is Public)
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on how to buy a bra, but you may also want to check out most recent roundup of the best lingerie to buy at Nordstrom. Sizing for women’s clothing can be incredibly frustrating in general (meaningless numbers! vanity sizing! different sizing among brands!), but figuring out how to … Read More about How to Buy a Bra
My own refund-tracking system needs a little work, so today I’m asking a question for advice as much as discussion: how do you make sure you’re getting your money back on returned online purchases? Have you found any good apps or systems for tracking refunds? If you’re like me, odds are you do a lot … Read More about How to Make Sure You Get Your Money Back on Returned Online Purchases
A reader suggested we start a series this summer for what to do in different cities — I DO often notice that there are a lot of comments about different cities, so this seems like a great idea. Let’s start with NYC! What’s your best advice on where to shop for workwear in NYC? (What … Read More about City Series: The Corporette® Guide to New York City
Does your work wardrobe need a bit of a refresh — or are you just building one for the first time? It can all be a bit overwhelming in stores, so today I thought we’d round up some online stylists for your work wardrobe (especially since Keaton Row closed up shop)! A big welcome back to freelancer … Read More about Options: Online Stylists for Your Work Wardrobe