Before I Shop

27 Jan 2014 Permalink

casual outfit with blazer

casual outfit with blazer

In between snow falls and freezing temps, the kids and I took a trip to Target.  We just needed to grab a few things including a pack of men’s Hanes t-shirts for me.  I can go through white t-shirts like water.  I wear them with everything from jeans to pencil skirts, but they’re just so hard to keep white!

Anyway, while we were shopping, I saw tons of cute things for spring!  Now I’m not one for impulse shopping, but if I hear about a really great top or bag from a friend, then I’m more likely to pick one up for myself.

There’s this new site called Before I Shop.  It’s a place where you can read or write reviews to some of your favorite stores.  It’s pretty much like having your girlfriends tell you all the great stuff – and maybe not-so-great stuff – that they’ve recently bought.

Another cool thing about Before I Shop is the shopping tips section.  The Target page shares the stores markdown schedule, best times for shopping, and decodes those clearance stickers.

Next time I make a Target run, I gonna have a few tricks up my sleeves.

And, don’t think I’m too crazy, but there’s another giveaway for you if you’d like to enter.  I think you might.  $50 to spend at a favorite Before I Shop store like Target or Victoria’s Secret – sounds like a good time to me!

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Linked with Fizz and FrostingMonday MingleStyle Sessions, and Mix and Match Fashion.

11 Comments
  • fizzandfrosting
    January 27, 2014

    I love these easy layers! I’ve never actually picked up men’s tees, but I might have to try that. I agree that they’re impossible to keep clean! Thanks for linking up with Mix it Monday.

    • aprilgia
      January 28, 2014

      Let me know what you think when you try them out! Sometimes I cut the bottom off if they’re too long.

  • momtrends
    January 27, 2014

    Sounds like a good resource to rein in impulse spending…not that I know anything about that.

    • aprilgia
      January 28, 2014

      lol! Impulse shopping? What’s that all about?

  • Ginny
    January 27, 2014

    Love the ease of this look, I’ll have to check into this site too. Thanks for linking up with Mix it Mondays!

    • aprilgia
      January 28, 2014

      Check it out…there’s a bunch of great tips there!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    January 27, 2014

    I need to style a look with my plaid tied around my waist! Great outfit!

    http://kacieskloset.blogspot.com/

    • aprilgia
      January 28, 2014

      90s infused fashion!

  • Simply Sassyy
    January 28, 2014

    Love the casual look of this outfit and I will have to go and check out the site you posted about.

    My trick to keeping whites white is pure hand wash soap (we get something called Sunlight here) and once in a while, you got to give it a wash by hand, then rinse it, lather is and foam it up and let it sit for an hour or so then wash as normal – wallah – shiny and white and it gets all the grunge out of kids playclothes too ;-).

    Visiting from Monday Mingle – great to meet you
    Wendy
    Simply Sassy Style

    • aprilgia
      January 28, 2014

      I love this tip! Thanks for sharing! I need to look more into this thing called Sunlight…perhaps Google can help me out ; )

  • Britt Whit
    January 28, 2014

    love the longer blazer! navy looks awesome on you!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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