opening doors online (aka fashion fox)

20140518-152722-55642682.jpg

I was recently approached by the truly lovely staff over at American Fashion Fox, and was asked to check out their online store. Readers, as you know, shopping online creates some anxiety for me. I’m just never sure on sizing and I can’t look over the items, and wind up convinced I’ll get something that doesn’t fit/doesn’t work. Well, I decided to take the opportunity from American Fashion Fox and embrace online shopping and throw caution to the wind. Guess what? It was a total success! I looked through brands I generally know fairly well and was able to guesstimate my sizing without any issues, and used the zoom function to look through the items “up close.” Per usual…I’m finding that my “I’m not sure I can do that” moments are completely unfounded! Hurrah! I’ve learned to online resale shop! What’s next? The Fashion Huntress in space?! Ha! I crack myself up.

20140518-152723-55643396.jpg20140518-152724-55644402.jpg20140518-152725-55645039.jpg20140518-152723-55643906.jpg

Top: White House Black Market c/o American Fashion Fox

Skirt: Soprano via Nordstrom Rack ($16 marked down from $60)

Blazer: Forever 21 ($25)

Shoes: Nine West via consignment ($8, retails for approx $100)

Tights: Vera Wang for Kohl’s ($7 marked down from $14)

Necklace: Nadri via Nordstrom Rack ($14 marked down from $50)

Headband: Banana Republic (approx $8 marked down from approx $35)

20140518-152725-55645517.jpg

Fashion Huntress tips:

1) If you’re not yet ready to take a trip to a local resale/thrift shop, online consignment and resale shopping is a bit easier than digging through clothes on your own. Additionally, shopping online for resale means you can still snag clothes at amazing prices without having to dig through the clothes on your own if you find the process overwhelming or intimidating. The prices on both of the online stores are very competitive, which I was told was due to having a good relationship with their buyers (the resale shoppers!). Additionally, they have an online shop that is all vintage and all items begin at 99 cents. You can find their shops here and here. If you have any questions, I truly found the staff to be very responsive and helpful. 

2) I don’t normally go all black and white and then wear colored tights and shoes as my statement pieces. However, this was a fun way to change up an all black and white look. Additionally, now that it’s getting warmer out, the challenge of summer dressing at work begins. Sleeveless tops, on their own, are generally not allowed at my work, so I’m all about the layers. I carry a blazer or cardigan at all times and can pop it on before meetings. 

Anyone else have online shopping tips? Digging the online resale shopping? Happy Sunday, readers! I hope everyone had a good weekend!

Advertisements

21 thoughts on “opening doors online (aka fashion fox)

  1. As a mom, I rely almost entirely on online shopping so I feel like I’ve aced this one. I love the gap and banana because of the generous return policies. If it doesn’t fit, I can take it back and just get a gift card for later (or have it back on my card of course). I tend to get more thanbi need and then return stuff. If I can make it to the stores, Then I try on quickly, keep my size then watch for price reductions online.

    I also look at others comments for size tips about the piece

  2. I commend you and your purchases look great! I, however, cannot shop online. My retail therapy must involve a physical trip somewhere, a fitting room experience and holding real garments in my hand, and much indecision. Old school to the end, baby! 😉

  3. I am with you on the easiness of online shopping. I do that all the time compared to going to an actual shop. But i have to say, like you have mentioned before, I do love that shops have better sales than online ones…anyways, Love the frilly top and those shoes..gorgeous!! Also I am with BeingZhenya here! Would love to have you over for MKE blogger bazaar!! 🙂

    • A lot of quick stops, I think, is the best way to find the deals. I’ll take 10 minutes to pop in a shop and then head out if I don’t see anything in a quick scan :)!!

      On Monday, May 19, 2014, The Fashion Huntress wrote:

      >

  4. online shopping scares me more than, well, just about anything. *except* when the return policy is good- nordstrom, zappos, zazzle – hello! i actually custom designed a shirt on zazzle and then ordered the wrong size — they sent a new size and let me keep the old for free 🙂

  5. Saw the last photo appear on FB and had to click! Always lovely working with you, and reading your thoughts on hunting for good stuff out in the fashion ether! Also — I loved your outfit when you came to pick up the dress the other day! Happy to see it out on the blog!

    • I am counting down the days to debut your amazing work on the blog, Mary!! I hope you don’t mind your storefront is in the photo as a sneak peek! I’ll share all your info once I am finally able to wear the dress (come on, Chicago, where’s the warmth!?). Readers, brace yourself. I’m so excited I can barely contain my excitement on this one!!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s