Where Do I Shop?

  1. H&M

    • H&M has become one of my favorite places to go on shopping expenditures. The main attraction to H&M for me was the surplus of basics that were all affordable. For someone who lives in basics, especially basic crop tops, lounge wear, comfortable denim, etc., H&M is basically a heaven-on-Earth.
      Their inventory is updated with the trends, offering a cheaper alternative to trends that could otherwise be found at other retailers for less affordable prices.
      There is always a little bit of everything to buy at H&M.
      While keeping quality in mind is important, H&M seemingly prices their pieces according to quality. This is very important to keep in mind when shopping through H&M.
      In regards to focus, their inventory always showcases a wide arrange of trends and styles, eliminating the element of focus at H&M. This almost makes H&M better – let me explain. Their lack of focus in inventory serves as a benefit for a wide-market target audience, as their clothes do not have boundaries and serve to please a wider-range of individual’s personal styles’.
      There is a lot going on at H&M, however, they offer that reliability for shoppers, who can assume that H&M has something that suites their style.
      For avid shoppers on a budget, H&M is a great venue to experiment with.SWISS-ECONOMY-SALES
  2. Marshall’s / Nordstrom Rack
    • Discounted main brand clothes, ’nuff said. Great quality, main brand clothing at a discounted price is a shopper’s heaven, as well. Marshall’s and Nordstrom Rack’s inventory rarely overlaps, but they both offer similar trends at that discounted price that we all would rather pay. While quality is not a guarantee at H&M, Marshall’s and Nordstrom Rack most often offer a selection of higher quality, longer-lasting clothing that you can depend on for more than one season.
      Athletic wear, discounted shoes, and discounted designer clothes are some of my favorite, and my most popular purchases at both locations.
      Depending on the weather, I love purchasing some great jackets at Marshall’s and/or Nordstrom Rack – they often offer a wide-range of jackets to suit your needs.

       

  3. Urban Outfitters
    • Yeah, I know. I have heard it…”Urban Outfitters is overpriced and overrated.”
      While this may be true, Urban Outfitters still remains to consistently offer inventory that still catches my attention. The main attraction to Urban Outfitters for me is that it specifically offers clothes that I often consider less basic, and more standout pieces within my wardrobe. I can count on Urban Outfitters to give me an endless amount of fashionable clothing that experiments and tests current fashion trends in new, interesting, and trendy ways.
      I also truly enjoy their denim line, BDG, which offers a wide-range assortment of styles of denim, at a semi-elevated price. While the price is not the lowest, it is not the highest either. The quality and the price align perfectly, making it a clean investment that will probably last you a few seasons.
      While the price is less than appealing, I am usually willing to make some larger purchases at Urban Outfitters, despite the price.

      • Let me let you in on a secret about my Urban Outfitters’ purchases – Afterpay.
        Shoppers meet Afterpay. Afterpay meet shoppers.
        This is your new best friend that allows you to pay for your entire Urban Outfitters’ purchase in four separate payments, making your purchase that much more worth it, or affordable.
        Afterpay offers a longer list of other retailers they offer their services to, do not be afraid to check it out.jaksldfj
  4. Elison Rd.
    • Elison Rd. is a boutique that offers a wide-range of bohemian-style clothing at a fairly reasonable price. The difference between the boutiques and the other retailers on my list is that Elison Rd.’s inventory has much more of a specific style and client that they are serving, making their customer base a little more selective, and a little less broad. Elison Rd. carries some great brands, such as, Lack of Color, MINKPINK, Brixton, and Quay, to name a few.
      I love the way that boutiques carry such beautiful and unique pieces, making it a great stop on my shopping trips to find various unique, one-of-a-kind pieces.
      While Elison Rd. is great year-round, their Summer selection of clothes is especially wonderful, as they have some of the cutest, on-trend Summer pieces. I am especially drawn to their jumpsuits and rompers, as those are some of my favorite ways to wear Elison Rd.
      Festival pieces are another great reason to shop at Elison Rd., as they have a wide-range of festival-style pieces that are great to wear at a festival, as well as not at a festival.fff
  5. Lizard Thicket
    • Lizard Thicket is the OTHER boutique that I am quite fond of, where I also enjoy purchasing jumpsuits and rompers from. Lizard Thicket carries some of the greatest jumpsuits that I have ever bought, and I will never let myself forget it. I have found some of the most beautiful floral pieces here, as well. Beyond the fact that they carry exceptional jumpsuits, they also have some of the best sales I have ever witnessed. Similarly, they generally have a fairly decent sale section that contains some great stuff. While I may not be drawn to every single item that they carry, I always do find myself having to at least entertain some purchases.
      I will warn you that they only carry six sizes of each piece that they have in the store, so if you find something that is your size, grab it! It may not be there next time. The idea of ordering six sizes of each garment does not allow room for much time to debate purchasing an item, especially if it is a super cute piece. Six sizes goes by faster than you think!
      Thankfully, you can always count on their online shop to make purchases, without the pressure of having to make an immediate decision about what you are purchasing.ffff

Shopping makes my heart grow fonder, or at least that is what I tell myself.
Where do you guys like to go shopping?

xo,

Aichan Tewahade

New Merch, New Shopping Trip

This last week I spent shopping and endlessly spending my paycheck in useless places, even though you can never have too many clothes. This shopping trip I stopped by Ragstock, Crossroads Trading Company, Urban Outfitters, & Buffalo Exchange.

I generally can find items at these stores for reasonably priced. As you can tell below, rompers and overalls are perfect transitional pieces, as we transition from winter to spring. Florals and lace are also making a statement this season, especially on the runway. Girly accents, such as lace and floral, are a great way to make a cute statement this season.

Similarly, t-shirt dresses and slip dresses are also in this season. T-shirt dresses and slip dresses are easy to layer, and work as great layering pieces for the colder Spring days.

Additionally, platform shoes are taking the stages of many runway shows and are being manufactured by brands, such as DIVIDED and Steve Madden. Puma and Rihanna even teamed up recently, creating a brand of platform creeper sneakers.

A bomber jacket is an absolute must this season. Bomber jackets are sold everywhere currently, and you do not want to skip out on a chance to miss out on this amazing, timeless trend.

Sweaters and jackets are always a must-have, as we transition. Similarly, fringe is making a comeback this season and you would be silly not to find yourself a fringe jacket. A simple fringe jacket can make such a statement, even paired with a simple outfit.

Of course, nude tones are in, explaining the nude baseball cap and nude sweater. This season focuses on minimalist street wear, all while simultaneously making a subtle statement. Nude and flesh tones are great, as you can pair them with just about anything.

Lastly, embellished vintage belts are sold online and off-line in stores nationwide. The embellishment and vintage feel of the belts provide a casual, yet chic statement. It does not matter whether or not your outfit is bland, embellished belts will assist in dressing up many outfits, while making a subtle statement. Wearing embellished belts with basics, such as my black high-waisted pants, creates a timeless look that can be completed with any basics.

Basics are also making a great comeback, still insinuating the idea behind a minimalist look this season. This can be easy achieved with basics that with cutouts, distressing, etc. Basic tees are essential this season, as this season focuses on a relaxed, yet put together look.

Look below for pictures of my recent purchases.

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Truly Madly Deeply Cut-Out Shirt
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Sadie & Sage Floral and Lace Romper
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MONKI White Overalls
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Ambiance Black Fur-Lined Bomber Jacket
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Native Outsiders Fringe Jacket
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Urban Outfitters Creme/Nude Sweater
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Olive & Pique Nude Baseball Cap
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ALL SON Camo Jacket
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Out From Under Green Velvet Jumpsuit
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Cotton Candy LA Velvet Slip Dress
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Adidas Black Floral T Tank Dress
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Mossimo White Platform Sneakers
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Divided High Top Black & White Sneakers
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Urban Outfitters Thick Embellished Vintage Belt
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Urban Outfitters Thin Embellished Vintage Belt
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BP Black High-Waisted Distressed Jeans