Online shopping is the greatest gift and curse to any shopaholic for obvious reasons. The convenience, expediency and ability to sip wine while shopping clearly makes it by and large much more fun and valuable to society than shopping in person. And with the gift of free shipping and returns, the world is at your fingertips.
I think Cyber Monday is what Charles Dickens was referring to when he wrote, It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…
Before you go nuts on the internet buying up every possible deal you can (and there are plenty), remember these rules:
1. Remember your Christmas gift list. Before buying something for yourself, think about the gifts you need to buy for others. Should you be allocating your money to those gifts instead? Or conversely, if the item is a gift, will the recipient really enjoy said item or is it just a good deal and you are being a cheap ass?
2. Do you need this item? Obviously you don’t really ever need anything, but if your leather boots are looking more like something that belongs in a cattle ranch as opposed to at a casual brunch, that would be something you “need.” If you have three other pairs of leather boots already, you’re probably good to go. No need to be gluttonous.
3. Which leads me to the third point — do you have something like this already? Or if the item is a gift, does the recipient have something like this already? Don’t let the good deals get in the way of smart purchasing.
Ok now we’ve gotten that boring BS out of the way, let’s get to the fun stuff. All of these items are great deals and would be perfect Christmas gifts for the special gal in your life or as a treat yoself moment.
Clearly I have booties on the brain. I bought those pointy-toed booties already ($63!) and the PJ set, both of which I’ve been eyeing for a bit. I’ll let you know how they work out.
Sales to remember:
J.Crew 30% off everything and 40% off all the J.Crew items in this collage as well as some great other stuff too. Code MONDAY.
Shopbop up to 25% off with code GOBIG15.
Nordstrom has great sales and extra 25% off select items too.