Tag: Shopping

{Shopping} Apocalypse Now

shopping, fashion blogger, online shopping, in-store shopping

The year is 2035, and in-person clothing shopping as we know it… has become extinct. Gone are the days of turning a boring Saturday afternoon into a shopping trip to the mall with your besties. Forgotten is the time when you had to brainstorm the perfect shopping outfit, one that would allow maximum foot comfort as you walked back and forth across the mall but would also ensure the most efficiency as you changed in and out of your clothes in the solitude of a dressing room. Lost is the joy you once felt as you ran your hands across every texture of the store, from the chenille sweaters to the sequin dresses to the suede booties. It was all gone. Continue reading “{Shopping} Apocalypse Now”

Farewell, Charming Charlie

rose petals, black dress, green necklace, striped sunglasses

As some of you may have heard already, the accessory chain Charming Charlie is the next store to fall prey to the so-called “retailer apocalypse” – the company has declared bankruptcy. Online sales have already stopped, and all stores will be closed by August 31 (though many have already been liquidated). I was super bummed to hear this news! Charming Charlie was one of my favorite affordable accessories retailer, and who doesn’t love walking into a store that’s completely color-coded?! If you haven’t already, be sure to scrounge around your wallet and drawers to see if you have an old CC gift card anywhere. If there’s a store in your area, now is your last chance to spend that money! Continue reading “Farewell, Charming Charlie”

Francesca’s Try-On Haul

pink flowers, leopard rain boots, black mini skirt, blush shirt, green army jacket

By this point, it’s likely no surprise that I LOVE the store Francesca’s (I know it’s at least not a surprise to my friends, who like to poke fun about how many Francesca’s items I own—like my favorite skirt in the photo above). Usually Francesca’s is a little pricey for a college student budget, but the store has been having so many great sales recently, I just couldn’t resist doing a little shopping! Today I’m sharing 4 perfect-for-summer items I scored on major sale, 3 of which are still steeply discounted. I’m also breaking down how they fit, what sizes I bought, how to style them, etc. Get your wallets ready, ladies! Continue reading “Francesca’s Try-On Haul”