So, lately I’ve been musing on the question:
why is it so much harder than it used to be to find time for shopping?
If you have thoughts on that, I would love to hear them! In the meantime, I wanted to comment on Rachel Cruze’s video blog Stay Fashionable on a Budget. I love her strategy! Here it is, in a nutshell: She only shops at three cheap stores and three nicer stores and at the nicer stores she only shops sales.
This is not alot different from most of what I have talked about before, just a little more refined. To customize this strategy even further, you could select stores based on your style essence and group your stores in a cluster (aka a shopping loop). (I would add, as an option: three thrift or resale shops, stops that fit easily with your normal routine. For me, Value Village is right around the corner from the gym and the new Goodwill is on the way in/out of the Trader Joe’s parking lot.)
So, since my big weakness seems to be talking about theories and strategies while failing to apply them, I am going to push myself to name my stores.
Three cheap stores, one parking spot:
- H & M
- Forever 21 (I may change my mind about that one, based on the MUSIC)
Three nicer stores, one parking spot (unfortunately, paid):
- Ann Taylor
- the black & white store
Coming up with this list leads me to other questions: should I establish any sort of a schedule? If I do, will I shop less or more? Does it make sense to focus more on one loop than the other depending on what my current wardrobe needs are?
And what would your three (times two) stores be?