It has been a while since this post on fashion - but I haven't forgotten to do a follow-up.
I have been learning a lot in this area! First of all, I think I got in a bit over my head by bringing up this topic since I am not very gifted in this way!
Susan P suggested Missus Smartypants - my Mom gave me a subscription for my birthday and I love it! I gave her one for Mother's Day so we are enjoying it together. I really have learned a lot from this already. I am a petite and she has a great section just for petites. This has been completely worth it already!
She has a section on doing a closet purge (mine is done) and then how to build a wardrobe based on a Pyramid idea. Perhaps you can find a consignment store to sell some of your unwanted items at and put that in your new clothes fund!
Another thing I discovered is the Virtual Model at Land's End. For instance, want to try on a denim skirt? Here's an example: I just bought this skirt and am loving it! To try it on, go here and click Try On. Create your own model that fits your body type and it will show you the clothes on your model! Isn't this great?! (Note: You can also visit the My Virtual Model website and try on clothing from multiple retailers.)
There are other great features on the Land's End web site like "Complete this outfit" when you are trying on a skirt but don't know what to pair with it. They aren't bribing me with anything. I am just very impressed with how their site is designed. I've always been pleased with their quality and modesty, while still offering fashionable and practical clothing.
Make sure to do a quick internet search for the site you are shopping at just to see if there are any free shipping codes out there. I recently ordered from two places and had free shipping codes for both. One was found just by doing a quick search online.
I know that some of these web sites are more expensive than shopping sales and clearance racks. But, I know that lots of these sites have clearance sections, you can often get free shipping codes, and how nice is it that you can try things on at home! I also know that if I spend $3 or $4 per item at a thrift shop and end up giving it away because it wasn't the right purchase to begin with - I am better off to spend a little bit more on less choices that I will wear more.
Another thought is that you can take what you learn from these places and apply them to your shopping out and about.
Since we mentioned this last time, has anyone else learned anything new or found a new article of clothing you really feel good in? I know that for me, I have noticed that when I feel like something fits right, I feel good about myself and this has a big impact on my attitude towards my home and family throughout the day!