Online Shopping Tips

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Did you know that a new mall has not been built since 2006? I found that to be somewhat alarming, but certainly understandable. After all, shopping is no longer just brick and mortar; now it’s click and order. Online is how more and more people are shopping every day and the numbers just keep going up so the need for online shopping tips.

Personally, I love to shop on-line, as there is lots more for me to choose from than if I were in an actual store. I always read the customer’s feedback, because the comments give important clues as to how an item will fit a variety of women’s shapes, sizes, ages and needs.

And, oh how I love free shipping so I can return the items to a store that don’t fit right, or look completely different than what was shown.

There is also less stress for many women when shopping from the comfort of their home or office. Some women easily get overwhelmed when they enter a department store. It’s because of all the racks of clothes; perfect looking mannequins, horrific lighting, and what seems to be a series of Fun House mirrors.

It can also be as simple as not knowing where to start looking in the stores, so they either buy something similar to what they already have, or leave. Shopping can actually be overwhelming and quickly lower a woman’s self-esteem. If nothing gets accomplished, why bother?

Please try shopping on-line and use the following tips to make the experience more productive and fun.

  • Always search for the Free Shipping Code
  • Narrow your choices by size, color, price and type. This will spare you from searching thru hundreds of items.
  • Order the size you usually wear and another item one size larger. This is so you have lots of ‘wiggle’ room just in case you need it.
  • Read the customer reviews. There is tons of info here and it always influences my online shopping decisions.
  • Go straight to the “On Sale” category. That is what I do for my clients and myself. Saving money never goes out of style.
  • Check how the fit is rated. Does the rating say, True to size or runs small or large?
  • PLEASE return what does not fit or look good on you. I see way too many unworn and ticketed purchases hanging in the closets of my new clients. Get your money back, and use it towards getting what will look good on you.

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  • Scarlett De Bease is a personal wardrobe stylist who shows women women how to stop stressing about dressing and feel more confident when they walk into a room. She guides her clients virtually and in-person to create their own unique signature style, feel fearless and confident to be seen and heard, and excited to put themselves out to the world in a way that is game-changing. From creating outfits with what you already own, to taking you shopping in person or virtually, Scarlett uses her creativity and compassion to help women of all shapes, sizes, and ages go from feeling insecure and frumpy to confident, successful, and stylish. She takes boring outfits and turns them into “oh hell yeah, look at me outfits” while making her clients feel great about themselves. As the founder of Scarlett Image Consulting and author of Stop Stressing About Dressing, her one-of-a-kind in-person and worldwide online workshops reveal how a more powerful presence leads to more opportunities and more profit. You can find out more about Scarlett at

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