Amuse Bouche (ˈä-ˌmüz-ˈbüsh): literally translated into “mouth amuser”. Wikipedia definition: a single, bite-sized hors d’oeuvre.
Jodie’s use of the term: a small hint or clever tip! (Think Hints from Heloise!!)
I have heard the words “I can’t shop online–I have to try things on” from many an acquaintance. And I get that. For some things. But if you pooh-pooh online shopping for everything, I believe you are truly missing out on many deals and products. Just like with every other aspect of life there are pros and cons. Now don’t get me wrong, I love going to the brick & mortar stores also, but why only shop one way?
1-There can be many deals offered online that aren’t available in the stores. Then there are times that the store has a killer deal. So if you only shop one way you can miss out!
2-There are items/sizes to be had online that aren’t available in your area. This can be especially apparent if you happen to be looking for a swimsuit (in Colorado) in the month of August or beyond. In addition, there are many times, I can find my size at Payless.com when my size isn’t available in the store.
3-If you dislike going to the stores to shop, then this is the perfect avenue for you. Yes, you may have to go to the store (or post office) in order to return something, but it’s fast. Return it and leave!
4-It’s especially great if you’re looking for a particular item. It’s much faster to online shop by googling that piece than going to 10 different stores. This specifically works wonderfully if you want this item to go with a couple of already acquired things. Once it’s delivered to your doorstop, then you can try it on with the said articles of clothing. It can be difficult to lug around clothing to the store to make sure it’ll work.
5-Many online stores offer free shipping and returns. If they only offer it with a certain price point, then you might consider ordering enough to get that price point & return the rest (if it’s possible to return it at the store for free)
6– Some things aren’t as fitted or have no fit issues: jewelry, scarves, containers, perfume, belts, household decor, gifts and purses! Perfect for online shopping.
7-And who doesn’t love a package on their doorstop every once in a while?
Thanks for reading–next Monday I’ll discuss some tips & tricks to making this online shopping experience more successful!! And stay tuned for this week’s styling of the polka dot blouse!