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Holiday Sales FOMO

The holiday season is upon us, and with it comes the temptation to shop till we drop. But before we give in to that FOMO (fear of missing out) feeling, let's take a moment to evaluate our wardrobe and spending goals. Companies strategically use the concept of FOMO to boost sales during the holiday season. Have you ever noticed when shopping online how you see notifications about how many people are looking at an item or only a few left? Just because it's on sale doesn't mean it belongs in our closet. As a personal stylist, I always encourage my clients to shop mindfully and make purchases that align with their personal style and budget. Remember, it's not about how many items we have in our wardrobe, but how each piece makes us look and feel. Happy shopping or shopping your closet! 

If you need assistance with evaluating your wardrobe or online shopping, feel free to send me an email at And to help you get started, I've compiled a list of my top 10 tips for online shopping. 


1. Know your measurements and use the size charts to determine best fit when selecting garment size. Use flexible measuring tape or string (lay flat to measure) to record your sizes.

Doing this ahead of time makes the online shopping experience easier, and returns too- you will have less returns by knowing your exact measurements! Make sure to update these measurements every 6 months. 

2. Read the reviews for the retailer and individual garment items.

And not just the good ones! By reading the bad ones you get an indication of what went wrong and if it’s happened more than once. 


3. Review in detail the return policy.

15 or 30 days? Store credit or full credit card refund? Paypal isn’t feasible, or it is ok to receive returns? Check it all out so that there are no surprises.  


4. Establish a budget and stick to it.         

Revisit this budget at least once per month to see if anything needs to be adjusted or if you are staying on track.


5. Look for those investment pieces. 

The core of your wardrobe should be quality items that you can wear multiple times. 


6. Price point does not equal quality.

Enough said!


7. Read details about the fabric. 

Does the fabric flatter your body? How does the fabric feel against your skin? What are the care instructions?


8. Compare prices.

It’s hard to not get attached to an item when we see it, but it’s always a good idea to make sure we are getting the best deal possible. Then you can use any money you saved towards something else if you want to!


9. Keep a record of sites that you love along with sizes that worked for you.

The research is done, so now you can enjoy yourself without worry.

10. Make sure the website is secure and shop where you trust. Don't overshare your personal information.

Looking for things like “https” at the beginning of a URL is helpful.



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