Friday, December 23, 2011

High Fashion Friday

Milly Wiggle Strapless Paillettes DressFridays are for not just fashion, high fashion!

Tis the season for holiday parties.  Yet trying to look fabulous in the middle of winter can be a challenge.  This Online Shopper has often struggled with what to wear to a holiday party.  Your skin is as fair as it will get, perhaps dry, you have likely put on a few pounds with the holidays, and not to mention it is cold out!  It is important to find a balance of warmth and style with your garments and dress your body for what it is now (not what you think that it could be after a diet and a tan).

This little number, the Milly Wiggle Strapless Pailettes, available at Bloomingdales for $225 (marked down from $375), is a great party dress!  For a work party, this Online Shopper would top off the dress with a fitted, black blazer, opaque black tights and black pumps.  For something less professional, loose the blazer and opt for black stockings.  As the sheen of the dress makes it a statement, less is more with the jewelry.  Try some large studs, and leave it at that. 

Happy  Holidays!  

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Tuesday's Tip of the Week: Holiday Shopping Online

Tuesday's Tip of the Week is a guide for navigating the vast world of e-commerce. Tips and Tricks from The Online Shopper for Online Shoppers!
We are, a-hem, less than four shipping days away from Christmas!  Load up your sleighs online shopping carts, and click check-out, STAT.  Several sites are still offering guaranteed shipping for Christmas, including some of this Online Shopper's favorite gift spots, Amazon, RedEnvelope (plus 20% off your purchase with code SGIFTS20), and Nordstrom

Have you delayed the purchase because you just are not sure what to get for the adults on your list, who oh-so-unfortunately do not write letters to Santa?  For gentlemen, go for the Kindle at Amazon for 79.  The Kindle Fire for $199, and Kindle Touch for 99 are also options, depending on your price point.  For ladies go for a Philosophy gift set.  Snow Angel, pictured right, which comes with a body wash/bubble bath/shampoo and lotion combination smells wonderfully appealing to all, and has been very popular according to this Online Shopper's local sales associate - especially for $20!  You could also snag a Clarisonic facial brush (which are all the rage and perfect for everyone from pre-teens to grandma) for the beauty conscious lady.  The Clarisonic ranges from $130 to $195.       

For kids, try the personalized kids superhero t-shirt at RedEnvelope, which can arrive as early as December 22, if you order today.  At 39.95 what great bang for the buck. 

Whether you grab these gift ideas, or have your own great presents, just online shop shop shop, Christmas is almost here!