Lots, and lots of store catalogs.
So many, that I opted out of any and all mailers. I not only felt that I was tearing down a tree every time I opened my mailbox, I rarely, if ever, shopped from a catalog.
Everything felt old, stale, and definitely not current. On the rare occasion that shopping replaced my late night borden, many products - actually most - looked better in the catalog than they actually did when I received the package in the mail.
The well written descriptions captivated my attention but were hiding the simple truth: "silky" was code for rayon blend, "soft" was usually a low quality cotton and anything that was a "must" was a bust.
Eventually I gave up, and only looked forward to the rare "peek" at every fashionistas favorite Holiday Catalog...
|Neiman Marcus "THE Christmas Book"|
Although I have found that online shopping is convenient, it has yet to replace my favorite jaunt.
|Which one should I look at first?|
From clothes that I could actually fit - and wear-, to better-than-real costume jewelry, the catalogs I now receive are from brands and stores I shop at.
Thank you marketing geniuses! I like that brands are looking into my shopping habits.
|My jewelry obsession: Layering necklaces.|
Maya Brenner for Stella and Dot
I can't wait for someone to ask me what I think about those hideous multi-patterned and colorful clothes that are only made in size 14 and above. Because, according to those stores and brands, "plus size women will only wear clothes that are a larger version of something that will not compliment our figures, or patterns so loud and obnoxious, it screams look at me...but not in a good way."
Any who, I was able to find a few things I liked. Rather, loved...and can't wait try them on!
|I thought I was tired of Maxi dresses, but this fabric is stunning!|
Michael by Michael Kors available at Bloomingdales.
Yes, by phone.
Who knew. Old-School shopping can be so in.