Online Clothes Shopping

Buying beauty products online is relatively easy, but online clothes shopping can be really stressful. Digital fashion stores are can be extremely intimidating, especially for inexperienced shoppers who have always relied on dressing rooms to find that perfect fit. Just as Huffington Post points out that online shopping can be a lifesaver, it can also be problematic.

Pretty Me Online Shopping
Pretty Me Online Shopping

But if know your body well, this kind of retail therapy doesn’t have to be as scary as some people make it out to be. To make sure you’re getting the most out of your online or in-app clothes purchases, here are a few tips you can keep in mind:

List down all your measurements

The one thing that can really dampen our moods when it comes to shopping is the fit of the clothes. Unfortunately, all fashion brands have a different sizing standards. Even if two brands use US sizes, a Medium from one label can feel like a Small from the brand next door. Most of us can take comfort in the fact that most fashion e-commerce sites have options for free exchanges and returns, such as PrettyMe PH which follows the standard 7-day return policy. However, it is vital that you know your own measurements well to avoid the return process altogether. Find out how you measure in both centimeters and inches on your main areas: bust, waist, hips and inseam. Knowing these numbers will save you a ton of guesswork later. Invest in a measuring tape. It costs only a few pesos, not more than PhP50.

Know your measurements.
Know your measurements.

Find a good tailor

Evidently, it’s hard for clothing manufacturers to include all body types and sizes for each piece they produce. Sometimes you’ll find dresses that fit perfectly waist up but sit a little too high on your thighs, or try on jeans that are either too long or flare a little higher on your leg than you had anticipated. It is okay if your purchase ends up being a little too big or a little too long (rather than being too small or short). This is when a trusty tailor comes in handy, as Elle Magazine shares, “A simple inch off the shoulder or a slimmed pant leg can immeasurably boost both the quality of your clothes and how great you feel in them.” Your tailor can also help you in getting your exact measurements!

Refer to sizing apps and websites

Thanks to digital tools like Fitbay and websites like Sizecharter, you have plenty of resources across the web to find out your size for popular clothing brands. All you need to do is plug in your measurements and you’ll find out if you are a Large in H&M or if the Medium from American Eagle runs a bit small.

Hopefully these 3 tips have boosted your confidence in online shopping. Feel free to add your own tips if we have missed any!

Remember, shopping should be a happy experience. Don’t stress about it too much.

AirAsia #ThankYou Blogging Contest

As 2016 comes to a close, AirAsia Philippines thanks everybody for a fruitful year. Via their #ThankYou campaign, AirAsia Philippines aims to share the spirit of gratitude. AirAsia Philippines celebrates this via their #ThankYou video and the AirAsia #ThankYou Blogging Contest.

AirAsia says Thank You for Christmas 2016
AirAsia says Thank You for Christmas 2016
More than words, Air Asia expresses their gratitude with a heartwarming #ThankYou video.

[Check out this video on Facebook at https://web.facebook.com/airasiaph/videos/1303075976418943/.]

By sharing this video, you too can spread the joy of gratitude. And for bloggers like me, your gratitude can turn into all expense paid trips. As part of their #ThankYou campaign, AirAsia Philippines invites bloggers to share with their readers why and to whom they are thankful for this 2016.

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Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Wishlist

Christmas is almost here. It’s the season of giving… and traffic and people everywhere. Luckily, Lazada is here to make the season less stressful. And to make our holiday shopping even better, there are awesome discounts, deals, and promos for the Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016. So to make things easier for those who want to give me gifts these holiday season, here is my wishlist. Gift me? Please.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Wishlist

Coffee is liiiiife. And the Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine makes coffee life convenient.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine
Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016: Nescafe Dolce Gusto Oblo Machine. Link: http://bit.ly/LZDNescafeDolceGusto

Easy and fast coffee is something I want. No, not want but NEED. And Nescafe offers this via their entry level machine, the Gusto Oblo. With this machine, it would be easy for me to have cup after cup of different Nescafe coffee blends. From its regular price of PhP4,425, the Dolce Gusto Oblo is now available for only P2,499. Murang-mura na lang po… buy for me at http://bit.ly/LZDNescafeDolceGusto.

The next item on my list is another kitchen item, an Imarflex Single Burner Induction Cooker for my cooking needs.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Imarflex Single Burner Induction Cooker
Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016: Imarflex Single Burner Induction Cooker. Link: http://bit.ly/LZDImarflexInductionCookerhttp://bit.ly/LZDImarflexInductionCooker

This Imarflex Induction Cooker has a 3-hour timer setting, adjustable wattage and temperature, and dry-boil protection. This is perfect for cooking for one or more. Frying, stewing, and all can been done on it. It will go on a flash sale on December 8, 2016, at 3 pm for only P1,999 down from P2,550. Buy it at http://bit.ly/LZDImarflexInductionCooker.

And here’s something that I want for the Davao Bloggers Society HQ.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Fast Inflate Air Bed Lazy Sleeping Bed Folding Sofa
Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Fast Inflate Air Bed, Lazy Sleeping Bed, Folding Sofa in Purple. Link: http://bit.ly/LZDAirBed

The Fast Inflate Air Bed is a multipurpose item that can be used as a bed, sofa, or as a nice prop for shoots. It is available in black, blue, and purple. Of course, I want the purple one. It will be available at 85% off at 12 noon today, December 7, for only P299 down from P1,999. Get it at http://bit.ly/LZDAirBed.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 Travel Essentials Wishlist

Every traveler needs a dependable luggage set.

Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016 American Tourister Cruze Spinner 3-Piece Set Luggage in Red
Lazada Grand Christmas Sale 2016: American Tourister Cruze Spinner 3-Piece Set Luggage in Red. Link: http://bit.ly/LZDAmericanTouristerLuggageSet

The American Tourister Cruze Spinner 3-Piece Set Luggage is available in Black, Red, and Cocoa Brown. Each piece of the set is scratch proof and comes with its own combination lock. It will be available for only P8,499 when goes on a flash sale at 2 pm on December 8, 2016. Here’s the link: http://bit.ly/LZDAmericanTouristerLuggageSet.
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