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Fashionably late?

January 7, 2009

Warning: This post is all about fashion and shopping guides – no offense, I am a little (fashionably) late with this post! You are welcome to devour over any brilliant (if you insist) gift/shopping ideas for your loved ones. Not that I am accusing you of your gift choices. Hell, I won’t make any more excuses on your behalf. Read on, you fashion freak ! :D

A cupboard full of trendy and designer label wears.

Shoe rack or wheel bursting with flip flops, wedges, peep toes, pumps, heels, boots etc.

Accessories, beauty products, handbags etc..

And the list can goes on and on. Fashion sense is in every one. It wouldn’t hurt to recognize fashion favorites of the significant other. It is just a matter of knowing the actual size, favorite color, type and designs. I must confess that I’ve became a shoe and handbag freak! Surprisingly, I wasn’t a fashion addict before marriage—I didn’t had the luxury nor time to spruce my ego—you can judge me, I won’t hire a lawyer :) It all started when Tarun gifted me quite a few pairs of shoes and handbags since we eloped—don’t fret at his great eye for fashion. Thank goodness he has not regretted on his decisions. We are not keen in spending unnecessarily. Anything wearable is doable. A decent wardrobe, nothing fancy. It is actually simple to maintain a decent lifestyle without splurging on expensive labels. The important key is recognizing the bargaining power! Simply means, SALE! I’ve never purchase any fashionable items at a ridiculous price tag. I always scour and wait for season sales. The best bargains are found after Christmas and better still, New Year sale! And that would probably be the best time to catch me hopping from one shop into the other :) Please don’t ignore if you see me. A simple Hi won’t hurt. Anyways…

*These are some of the outlets (name brands if you insist) that I frequently visit. Click on the images for current bargains:

thebodyshopmarshallsbathnbodyworksross

sephorabenefit-cosmeticsnine-westorigins

What differs these outlets from others are not just in their price competitiveness but also the quality, variety of name brand carriers, comfort, style, and range. Now you would question, what about Thanksgiving Black Friday sale? Well, if you are willing to wait for hours in cold, chilly or undeserving weather conditions, than by all means. Personally, I would only go for gadget shopping during Black Friday. This is just personal, though this theory is yet to be tested :D Be my guess and let me know your take on Black Friday. On the other hand, eShopping is so convenient! There is no waiting in line, fuel consumption or feet aches. Occasionally, I indulge into online shopping as long as I avoid purchasing anything that involves measurement. All in all, I still prefer in-store experiences where I am able to have a feel of comfort while shopping for any merchandises. That is just me, what about you? Do you prefer eShopping or in-store?

Now that we are planning a trip back to India and Malaysia, what could be better than to shop mementos in bulk for family’s and friends without breaking the bank balance right? With the right time, place and list, you are in for a surprise with great bargains out there. And also, don’t forget to sign up online with your favorite outlet(s) to receive discounts and special offers!

Shopaholic’s, splurge away! Husbands, considered warned!

*the author has no affiliation with the labels or outlets as mentioned above, whether in
the form of gratuity or advertisement revenue.

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14 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2009 7:33 am

    :P

    • May 26, 2009 9:51 pm

      :)
      Vishesh, this seems to be your trademark comment?

  2. January 8, 2009 7:45 am

    Every time I see these ads and look through the online catalogs, I so wish that these shopping goodies were available in India too. :(

    I have to satisfy myself with endless drooling at all the stuff through a monitor screen ! *sigh*

    • May 26, 2009 9:54 pm

      Aathira,
      Apologies for the delay in replies — been extremely busy as you’ve known.

      I can understand. There are so many things here which would be different as to India or Malaysia or even any other part of the world. Don’t just drool. Sometimes these chains do offer free or even cheap airmail. You can always opt for online shopping — one rule: by not breaking your bank ;)

  3. January 8, 2009 7:58 am

    Welcome.

  4. January 8, 2009 12:47 pm

    :D

    • May 26, 2009 9:57 pm

      :) Hi Kido, thanks for visiting Chatterbox. Hope to read from you again soon!

  5. January 8, 2009 1:01 pm

    I am a huge fan of Bath & Body works. The products make best gifts.

    I prefer in-store shopping. I am not much into e-shopping.

    • May 26, 2009 10:13 pm

      Welcome and thanks for visiting Chatterbox Solilo. We share some common shopping traits. I love Body Shop and Bath & Body Works too and I kinda prefer in-store than e-shopping myself. It gives me a secure feeling :)

  6. January 9, 2009 6:26 am

    yes, online shopping can not match in-store shopping experience :)

    Should I take writing of this post as begining of writings of your own shopaholic series? ;P

  7. January 9, 2009 9:32 am

    U guys eloped???? would love to hear ur love story :)
    its been days since I went on a shopping spree. Sigh! :(

  8. January 11, 2009 11:48 am

    Shopping!!! I end up spending too much whenever I do that! :)

  9. January 11, 2009 8:58 pm

    Online shopping is so much fun!

    Ah..the thrill of going through various sites trying to find the best price of your favorite items. Amazon is my online store of choice, but buy.com and overstock.com are pretty good too.

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