Online shopping 101 – Tips & tricks when shopping online

These days almost everyone does it, whether it’s a big or small purchase. But, not every website is safe or user-friendly. In this post I will discuss a few tips and tricks for online shopping!

Websites like H&MAsos and Amazon are reliable web shops that sell as advertised. Unfortunately, there are also websites that are less reliable, but this often involves the seller. On web shops like Ebay and iOffer the reliability depends on the sellers. Here some tips that you can apply on your online shopping.

Online shopping vs. traditional shopping

 

Tips and tricks for online shopping

  • Read reviews about the web shop, product or seller that you are buying from;
  • Check the seller’s ratings and reviews to see what other customers’ experiences are like;
  • Read the advertisements carefully! Details about shipping duration and costs are sometimes hidden. Shipping costs can be just as high as the product you buy, so read carefully;
  • Read the regulations from the web shop you are ordering on, they might tell you what to do when something goes wrong;
  • Pay via PayPal if possible, with PayPal you can get a refund. You can read about their policy here;
  • Wait. It can take a while for your order to arrive! Wait till your shipping time is “over”. When your shipment has not come in, contact the seller and if that doesn’t work out, try to get a refund;
  • If it is your first time ordering from a certain web shop or seller, don’t buy too much! Also, don’t buy something you think is slightly too expensive. Give yourself a price limit for products. This way you will hopefully not disappoint yourself that much when the article is not as expected;
  • Take into account that the size charts are totally different. Study them carefully before your order your size S, because it might be a lot smaller considering the Asian size charts!

These are some things I like to keep in mind when shopping, to prevent myself from buying things I end up not liking (or need!). I hope these tips and tricks are helpful for you. Please let me know what you think, and of course happy (online) shopping!

Youtubers you have to follow – Fashion edition

In this post I will tell you a little bit about the youtubers I like to follow. Personally, I don’t use YouTube to post videos, but I enjoy watching videos of others. This is my personal (short) list with recommendations!

Enjoy?

No, I love watching youtube videos, especially the ones containing fashion and interior related content. I don’t often find ‘new’ youtubers to follow, but when I do, they have great videos and personalities! Handbag videos are the type of videos I watch the most, and MelSoldera’s channel is – in my opinion – the best handbag channel. I enjoy watching her videos, even though I cannot afford most of the bags she shows. Also, as of recent I have been obsessed with Lydia Elise Millen. I love her videos; her style is great, her content is very consistent, and overall her videos are just pure serenity.

Down below is a list of my favourite youtubers that I like to follow. First of all, I follow these youtubers because I love their content. Secondly, their editing is on point (yay!), which is very important to me. Most of them mainly focus on fashion, but recently I have been enjoying their vlogs as well.  You can find their channels (and blogs) down below. You should definitely check them out!

Youtubers

MelSoldera – COCKTAILS AND LUXURY

ThePersianbabe

Lydia Elise Millen – Lydia Elise Millen (blog)

Claire Marshall – heyclaire

Patricia Bright – Patricia Bright (blog)

Which youtubers do you follow?

Musthave fashion for Autumn/Winter 2016

It’s autumn! Which means it’s almost winter… Here are 9 musthaves I think you should have for this season. Scroll down to see what I’m talking about and where you can get these musthave products (click on the picture to go to the product’s webpage).

Musthave #1: Black blouse

Any black blouse will do, but having one with great detailing, such as a big bow, or a beautiful satin (or even silk) fabric makes your outfit look even more expensive.

H&M blouse - musthave

Musthave #2: Ruffeled blouse

As soon as the weather gets colder, I tend to wear all black outfits, which is probably something I’m known for. This ruffled blouse is ideal to add a lighter colour to your outfit, and the ruffles with lace up details add a romantic touch. Add this blouse to a pair of comfortable jeans to dress it down, or wear it with a leather pencil skirt of chique look.

Mango blouse - musthave

Musthave #3: Simple blue skinny jeans

A pair of comfy, blue skinny jeans are not only comfortable to wear, but also easy to style. Therefore you can style them up or down, for any occasion.

H&M skinny jeans - musthave

Musthave #4: Body “blouse”

This body looks like a blouse, which makes it very comfortable and makes sure you stay warm during the colder days. Because the design of the blouse is simple, you can easily style this with other pieces in your wardrobe.

Zara body - musthave

Musthave #5: Black handbag

A black handbag fits any outfit, and this particular bag is great to use for uni, work or any other reason, really! It fit’s smaller laptops and still keeps enough space left for other items. And of course it looks perfect with most outfits.

Forever21 handbag - musthave

Musthave #6: Greyish/black turtleneck

When it gets colder, this turtleneck is a necessity. Not only is it comfortable and warm, it’s also very stylish and combined with a nice pair of shoes very chique! Therefore a must for your wardrobe!H&M turtleneck - musthave

Musthave #7: Black over the knee boots

Definitely a must for this season. They are warm, chique and most of all, easy to style. They can be dressed up or down, depending on the look you’re going for and you can get them at a variety of price ranges.

Zara over the knee boots - musthave

Musthave #8: Black jumpsuit

A jumpsuit is something less common, however, not less stylish. By integrating a black jumpsuit in your wardrobe you take your wardrobe up to a next level. Add a blouse, and you’re done!

Stradivarius jumpsuit - musthave

Musthave #9: Camel coat

Definitely a necessity: a coat. A camel coat can change your entire outfit, especially when you’re wearing an all-black outfit. It doesn’t just look good – it also keeps you warm.

Bershka camel coat - musthave

What are your autumn/winter musthaves or favourites? Let me know and comment below!