Posts Tagged: spending

Reader Request: Perfectionist Shopping Standards

shopping perfectionist

Reader Jenni sent me this question via e-mail:

is there such a thing as a perfect garment off the rack? and if not, what aspects are more or less important to not compromise about?

for example, when i shop maybe i’ll see a great print that expresses my personal style, but the neckline makes me look dumpy. or i’ll find a dress in a great cut for my figure, but the color is not right for my skin tone or a match for my wardrobe. or there’s a shirt with a super flattering neckline, but has details at the shoulder or waist that don’t look good, or pockets on the boobs (not good for me!). it can definitely be frustrating! read more

Originally posted 2012-10-26 06:44:16.

The Benefits and Pitfalls of Brand Loyalty

As I’ve mentioned before, I am brand loyal. I love Fryes, I love Clarks, I love Prairie Underground¬†long cloak hoodies, I love Karen Kane jeans and Desigual everything. As someone who knows firsthand how frustrating it can be to search for a perfect item, and how marvelous it can feel to find it, I am more than happy to trust certain manufacturers based on past experiences. Good experiences. It makes shopping easier when you rely on brand loyalty: Doing so narrows the field and increases your chances of quick success. read more

Originally posted 2012-05-23 06:02:00.

Reader Request: Resolving Post-purchase Fit Issues

jeans dont fit

Reader Susan e-mailed me this question:

[A recent post] made me think about a pair of my jeans. They fit great in the store, they fit great if I walk around the store, but in real active life they slide down. I have a belt, but it’s weird that it happens. Tops that wind up too short, shoes that don’t fit in places where they seem to in the store, clothing that catches in spots where you wouldn’t expect … it sort of drives me nuts. I guess I’m an active person, always sitting on the floor, running, and moving in places where most adults don’t! read more

Originally posted 2012-06-13 06:25:23.