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Fashion Fundamentals

ONLINE SHOPPING GUIDE | LUCKY FOR YOU I WAS BORN TO SHOP

I can be your online shopping guide. Born to shop. No matter where I go, shopping has always been my superpower. The way we all shop now has changed, and we find the most online. These are the secrets to online shopping success.

Now is the time to reinvent our favorite pastime.

Jennifer Sattler, Inside Sacramento Jan 2021

First, you have to have an idea of WHAT LOOKS BEST ON YOUR BODY. One of the biggest mistakes we make online is deciding on something for us based on how good it looks on someone else. Try to look at details like color, proportion, construction, and silhouette instead.

Look how much shorter the same jeans are on the model than on me at 5’4″.

BEST JEANS

Since all bodies aren’t the same, the best way to know if a pair of jeans will fit you is to know your numbers, or measurements. Check out my DENIM DIRECTORY for more details.

Stores like Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Bloomingdale’s share all the measurements and offer free shipping and free returns.

If you want to cut to the chase these styles are my best sellers and come in a variety of washes. Most are a flattering mid rise and ankle length. I’m 5’4″ and wear a 26, but sized down in FRAME and up in MOTHER.

PAIGE | CINDY

FRAME | STRAIGHT LEG

MOTHER | INSIDER CROP

SHOE-IN

You can play it safe by shopping for shoes online from brands that you’ve worn before. These brands are my go to for style, price, fit, and quality. I linked all of their sites for future reference, and highlighted my 4 favorite styles.

MARC FISHER

VINCE CAMUTO

SAM EDELMAN

TOP TOPS ONLINE

Adding a fun new top to your wardrobe is a fast way to a whole new outfit. ASTR , VERA MODA, ENDLESS ROSE, AVEC LES FILLES, and AQUA are some of thee best budget brands that offer great styles on trend.

Bonus Tip -Make sure you look at all the color choices so you can pick the one that looks the most expensive. At these prices, they aren’t all created equal. For example the top I’m wearing comes in a darker color combination, but the lighter looks more expensive.

This top looks like so much more than $59 in the neutral animal print or solid black, verses the gingham.

T-SHIRTS

This V-neck from FRAME is phenomenal. Its been mercerized, so it glides on and doesn’t cling. You can’t beat the price on Madewell Tees. Their wisper cotton V-neck without a pocket is perfect.

A crew neck T-shirt will always be a staple in our wardrobes. My Nordstrom 6 girlfriends swear by this crewneck ATM T-shirt. James Perse is a personal favorite of mine. I found it here in stock and 53% off.

Graphic Tees add print and personality. Splurge on styles from ANINE BING. Styles from DAYDREAMER will add to your arsenal too.

BAGS AND BELTS ONLINE

In this catergory you want to look at the images on the models. Even though most are taller than us, the photos on the models will give you a much better idea of the item’s size and scale.

Bonus tip- If you want to know how to SAVE WITH A DESIGNER BELT including what size to order so you can wear it at your hips and waist, check out THIS POST.

SIZE AND SCALE

Swipe to see the difference. It’s much easier to tell on the model.

THIN GUCCI BELT

WIDE GUCCI BELT

MEDIUM SAINT LAURENT MATLASSE

SMALL SAINT LAUREN MATLASSE

SAVE THIS POST so you can keep the links to the websites and current roundup of my favorite brands next time you shop online. You can also hire me to shop for you virtually or in person.

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STYLISH SWEATS AND COOL COATS | A HAUTE MAMA FAVORITE ON A COLD DAY

In the winter I tend to play favorites with my comfy outfit formulas which almost always include stylish sweats and a cool coat. After my recent refresh, I decided to share the best high-low sources so you can be haute on a cold day too. Start with a soft and stylish sweatsuit, and bundle up in a cool coat before you head out the door. When you have all the pieces deciding what to wear is child's play.

Unique Gift Ideas from a Seasoned Shopper | 2022 Gift Guide Someone Has Actually Tried.

Since I shop every day, it just wouldn't be right not to share some of the best deals and unique gifts I find. You can put down your car keys and grab a cup of coffee instead. Your holiday shopping just got simpler. This is the best high-low unique gift mix all in one spot. Also, it's OK to add extra to your cart to reward yourself for being such a smart shopper this holiday season.

4 Ways To Style a Silky Slip Dress this Winter That Works With Any “Dress” Code

A silky slip dress delivers every time and is the ultimate wardrobe workhorse when you want to wear a dress this winter.

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