My Top Five Favorite Places to Shop

Hi, friend!You've probably guessed by now that the day to day life of a style blogger involves a LOT of shopping. Shopping, styling, and then shooting looks to share on my blog and instagram is my job so while I am constantly on the lookout for new places to shop, I have my go-to spots that never let me down.I consider my style to be pretty eclectic. I dress according to how I want to feel. So since I have such a wide variety of items being added to my closet, the list of places I like to shop varies pretty heavily too. Today's blog post is going to be more than just sharing where I shop, if you follow me on instagram, you probably already know that! I wanna dive a little deeper into why I shop where I do, what I look for at each place, and what you guys can expect if you shop there.Let's dive right in! Loft - The Loft is my go-to source for classic styles and statement pieces. They have great sweaters, accessories, dresses, and basics like jeans and tee shirts. Their prices are affordable on any given day but they are fantastic about running sales. I pretty much never pay full price there because I know if I wait a minute, they'll be offering 40-50% off. They get new styles in often so it's a fun place to frequent. The items arrive within about a week when I do order online. Here are a few of my recent favorite purchases from Loft![showshopthepostwidget id="2837129"]ASOS - Pronounced "a-sauce". Crazy, right? I've been saying it wrong for so long! Asos is an online only department type store with an incredible selection of unique items with a designer feel. I am constantly finding great deals on cardigans, pullover sweaters, skirts, and dresses. They've got awesome handbags and hats for fall. This is a super easy place to shop because they offer free shipping and returns. If you don't like something you ordered, put it back in the same bag, attach the shipping label, put it in the mailbox, and you're done. So easy! And wayyyyyyy better than shopping in a store, especially if you've got kids with you in the dressing room! One thing people get a little hung up on is the sizing. Here's what you need to know: ASOS normally uses European sizing and occasionally will have US sizing. I've never found a rhyme or reason to when they use each one. But basically I always wear a UK 8 (which is US 4). Under each item they have a great description of what size they recommend for you based on past purchases. They also give you the models stats as well as what size she's wearing. Once you figure out which brands you like from ASOS, you'll get really good at figuring out sizing. The site is HUGE so in order to not get overwhelmed, I like to do searches for specific items like peplum tops, open front cardigans, or pullover sweaters. It helps to narrow things down. Here are a few recent purchases from ASOS![showshopthepostwidget id="2837133"]Nordstrom - Every blogger's favorite spot, right? But it really is just so good! Nordstrom constantly has new styles and great prices. Their website is super easy to navigate and their customer service is incredible. They offer great sales throughout the year, and y'all know how I feel about a sale! Nordstrom also offers free shipping and returns PLUS they have an awesome rewards program so every time you shop, you earn points. Your points add up to get you free clothes! Yes, please. My favorite brands to shop at Nordstrom are B.P, Hinge, and Caslon. Most of these brands will keep the price point under $50-$100 so you'll get a good bang for your buck. Here are a few recent favorites from Nordstrom.[showshopthepostwidget id="2837146"]SheIn - This one may come as a suprise to some of you. There are definitely some mixed reviews out there about ordering from China, but I'm just going to share my experience. And just to clear things up, I have done collaborations with SheIn in the past, meaning they've sent me clothes for free to style and blog about. BUT I have also ordered clothes from them myself so I could test out the Non-Blogger experience for y'all. They have recently updated their shipping and returns policy, making it way faster to get your items and way easier to return what you don't like. If you see something that I've posted from SheIn, you can bet your bottom dollar that the quality is good. I promise to never ever post anything to my blog that I don't love. You just can't beat the prices of SheIn. Like so so so so good y'all. And since the quality is good, it's just a win/win. If you're still nervous about ordering, maybe just try it once with an item you've seen a blogger wear and then one day you might be brave enough to do your own searching and purchasing! I have a big order coming in this week so I will share what I get then!Forever 21 - Or as I like to call it, Foever 31. This is one of those places I've been shopping at for at least 15 years now and I don't plan on stopping any time soon. I love F21 because their prices are just amazing. Super affordable but also super on trend. I have already found some precious pieces for Fall and I had to reign it in. So far I've found skirts, dresses, and sweaters. They also have great hats and accessories at a surprisingly low price point. Their in store experience kind of stinks but their online customer service is great. They used to have a policy that you could only return for a store credit but now you can just get your money back if something doesn't work! Here are a few things I've gotten recently.[showshopthepostwidget id="2837167"]I also really love me some Target, H&M, and Old Navy!I hope this helps give you a little bit of guidance into what kinds of things to be looking for at each place. If you ever have any questions about any of the places I shop when it comes to sizing, customer service, returns, or whatever.... just let me know! I'm so happy to help!Thanks for stopping by!