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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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Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016

It is November and the holiday season is in full gear here in our beloved Philippines. We are a few weeks away from the Christmas break and the Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 are finally available at all Starbucks Philippines stores.

Starbucks cards are awesome gift ideas for your coffeeholic loved ones. I, for one, am always happy whenever I receive a Starbucks card. It’s cute. And the load credits and star rewards are helpful for when you’re traveling. You get a cup (or cups) of coffee without spending your cash. Plus, the cards are all oh so pretty.

Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016

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Every year, Starbucks releases new and fresh iterations of their legacy holiday cards: a Snowman Card and a Holiday Tree Card. And this year it is joined by a Happy Holidays Card.

Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 - Holiday Tree, Snowman, and Happy Holidays
Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 – Holiday Tree, Snowman, and Happy Holidays

This year’s Snowman and Holiday Tree Starbucks Holiday Cards both have a hand-painted feel with white wintery backgrounds. The Happy Holiday Cards also have a white background with mistletoes and holiday holly as accents. It is

This year’s Snowman and Holiday Tree Cards have a backdrop of wintery scenes in a hand-painted finish, while the Happy Holidays Card decked with mistletoes and holiday holly will be offered for the first time here in the Philippines. This year is the first time a Happy Holidays Starbucks Card is available in the Philippines.

Each of these Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 are available starting November 2, 2016 for an initial consumable load amount of P300.

Special Edition Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016

This year, there are two Special Edition Starbucks Holiday Cards, the Red and Gold Mini Card and the 2016 Red Cup Card.

Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 - Red and Gold 02
Starbucks Holiday Cards 2016 – Red and Gold 02

So, gorgeous. I am quite lucky coz during the Starbucks Philippines Holiday 2016 Launch, I won myself one of these beautiful Red and Gold Cards. It’s a thrill for me to have won this because I collect Starbucks cards and this one is definitely a must-have for me.

The unique thing about this card is its size. The height of the 2016 Red and Gold Starbucks Card is same as the Starbucks Mini Cards but the width is same as their regular cards. It is available from selected Starbucks Philippines stores with an initial consumable amount of P2,500 starting December 5, 2016.
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