More amazing tips from our Guest Editor Margaret from Shine by Three on how to get the most out of online shopping.
So let’s just say that I’ve fallen in love with this Black Felt Hat that’s 50% off (awesome) and I cannot possibly go another day of my life without it…
First, I hit PRICE (LOW) – this is the case on My Wardrobe, but there’s a similar option on most online stores – to make sure that there aren’t any lower-priced Black Felt Hats floating around in the same sale…
Then I run along to Polyvore and do a search along the lines of ‘Black Felt Hat’, ‘Black Hat’, ‘Sherlock Holmes’, or similar, to see if there’s anything better or cheaper elsewhere.
I say – why yes there’s another black hat but quite frankly I’m not Jude Law and I don’t really want to look like him (though you are quite good looking, Mr Law), so let’s just stick to the Day Birger Et Mikkelsen** one then shall we?
And last of all, if the shipping isn’t free, you call five friends and get them to fall in love with pieces from the same site in the same sale and split the shipping, because you’re a genius like that.
Material girl. Keep in mind that things like 100% Polyester are probably not the best investment unless it’s been slashed to $2 and shipping’s free and you only really wanted to wear it for the colour anyway. Also remember that there is this brilliant thing called Photoshop, aided by a steamer on any photoshoot, that essentially gets rid of all the nasty wrinkles in clothing that may or may not appear as soon as you sit down on the bus.
Stop talking, Margaret.
What I really mean is that you need to check in the ‘Item Details’, what the piece is made of.
Are you taking notes, ladies and gents? Because the next to you hear from me, I’ll be shouting at you all the way from New York City.
Yes I am.
And you should be too.
Until then, all my love,
**Disclaimer: the most I have ever spent on a hat is $15. Relax, girlfrand.