I'm rounding up my top tips for you in hopes of helping you navigate the murky shopping waters. (dramatic? Talk to me on Thursday.)
TIPS AND TRICKS
Tip 1: Buy more, regret nothing. We came up with this motto last year and after the sale you all said it made all the difference. Now let me clarify- this does not mean you need ALL THE THINGS. It means that you buy what you LOVE and decide what to keep and return once you get it. It's basically like backwards budgeting. The reason I say this is because let's say you pick item A over item B to stay within your budget. Item A comes and it either sucks or it doesn't fit. Now you realize item B is the way to go and guess what? SOLD OUT. Don't let it happen to you. (I have the DMs from last year to prove it happens) So when you see something on Instagram or Instagram Stories- click and BUY! NO wishlists, no carts, no waiting until lunch. You can always return it, but more on that in the next tip.
Tip 2: Take advantage of easy returns. A few of you shared that you have to drive miles to deal with returns. Did you know USPS comes to my door to pick up my prepaid returns? Nope, not kidding. You can check if this is available on the USPS app and click on SCHEDULE A PICKUP. Buy more, regret nothing.
Tip 3: Don't be TOO stingy. Hear me out. There will be a million different tee shirts available to choose from. Last year everyone went for the cheapest one and you know what happened? They needed to be dry cleaned and washed terribly. Over here in the Sunset Squad though, I told everyone to splurge the extra $5 for the ones that will last you for YEARS. Sometimes, the few extra dollars will pay off in spades.
Tip 4: Don't make a list- well kind of. If you do decide to make a list, make it a general one. What KINDS of pieces do you swear by? Wedge booties? Cardigans? Basics like skinny jeans and tees? Once you have categories you have starting points and can see if what you love fits into the parameters you've set. In the 25 minutes you spend searching "brown suede moto jacket" the other perfect winter jacket sold out.
Tip 5: The basics always win. From what I've seen this year, the handbags leave a lot to be desired. I'd plan your budget around basics like tees and henleys, cardigans, jeans and best of all SHOES! The shoes are on POINT so that will be where I spend most of my money.
I've been getting some questions about how to shop my site during the sale. There are a few ways.
- Blog- I will have a post up Thursday morning will all of my favorite picks and things that I love. Click any of those links and I will get credit for your purchase.
- Instagram and LiketoKnow.it- by clicking any item in my LiketoKnow.it post I will get credit for your purchase.
- Shop with Me page- you click the Nordstrom link on my shop with page if you plan to buy something at a later time (bad idea, please reference Tip 1) if you still want me to get credit.