Welcome to my new feature, Fashionable or Not?, at Words Fueled by Love!
Second to my love of books (which is the sole purpose and use of this blog) is my love of finding clothes at a reasonable price. I often tell people that I try to avoid making a purchase for any clothes, shoes or accessories (and many other things but for the purpose of this feature we will stick with those categories) unless I can find it on sale, use a coupon or both. Basically, I hate paying full price!
I have a friend who taught me the art (and yes, it is an art) to shopping the sales racks. Ever since then, my eyes were opened. If I can't get it on sale or use a coupon then I don't buy it. If I'm shopping online and shipping isn't free or $5 or less, then I don't shop there. A girl on a budget has to have standards, yall!
For this first post in addition to introducing this new feature, I'm going to talk about 2 of my favorite ways to get coupons/discounts and a couple of my favorite inspiration sites for clothes. Though this won't be a weekly feature, you will see it hopefully once a month at least, and I will begin posting about outfits I've put together and where you can find the pieces too when possible. The downside to buying on sale - typically, there isn't a lot of stock on an item left.
There may be some of you reading that aren't familiar with these, and if so, check them out! Blogging is all about sharing - so share with me if I left something off that is one of your favorites.
~Retail Me Not - if ya'll aren't using this app, it's a must! My parents are constantly texting and calling asking me if I have a coupon for "x" store. They think I'm the wisest person ever to walk the planet for finding them coupons and discounts on clothes and such. (Even though I've told them to download this app a gazillion times but I digress...)
~Ebates.com - not only do they list coupons and discounts for various stores, but you earn CASH back on TONS of online retailers. It's a FREE site. Seriously, there are NO catches. Why on EARTH would you not want to use this site to shop online? Use the link to sign up!
~J's Everyday Fashion - she lives in Florida and has the cutest ideas on clothes. I have copied exact outfits of hers before. Her site is definitely my #1 outfit inspiration website.
~Pinterest - Hands down the best place to get ideas has to be Pinterest. For a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g! And for the clothes junkee, it's a dangerous place.
There you have it, my first Fashionable or Not? post. Simple and Sweet. If you follow my blog for book reviews and such you know I'm not real "wordy" - I save that job for my sweet husband.
Now it's your turn to share. What are your favorite coupon/discount sites? Do you follow bloggers to get outfit inspirations? Who do you follow?
Stay tuned for my next Fashionable or Not? post about my first Stitch Fix package.