Hey y’all! Here’s a blog post to make your Tuesday work day a little better. Hopefully?! I’ve been working on this post for a long time for you guys! Shopping online is something I find is a “love it” or “hate it” type thing for people. More so “hate it” but the most common answer I get when I ask “why?” Is because they are scared of it! “How do you know what size to order and how it will fit” is one of the biggest responses I get when people ask how I mostly shop online!

Now, I’m not kidding you. I buy 97% of my wardrobe online. I HATE going to the mall. I HATE feeling rushed while I’m shopping & I hate being bothered/pressured when I’m shopping! Online shopping on the other hand is a dreammmm 😂 I can do it on my sofa for 6363637 hours, not be rushed, pressured, or bothered! I also tend to think more rationally because I can let stuff sit in my cart while I shop around!

This post is here to help make YOUR online shopping experience just as fabulous!! I’m sharing a few little tips and tricks I use that make 98% of my online buys a win! Since I’m a pro, I’ve learned some things over the years! Let the tips begin …

• Keep your measurements handy

Pull out your tape measure & write your measurements down! I keep them typed in the notes of my phone so they are always there anytime I need them! Now I’m actually surprised by how many people don’t even know how to measure themselves so I’ll post some tips below! I always measure myself with just underwear and either no bra or an unpadded bra to make sure I’m getting the most true measurement!

• Check out their sizing guide

So, THIS is where those measurements come into play! When buying online always check out the website you are ons size chart! By now we all know different stores, run different sizes! Check out the size guide and compare its measurements with yours!

• Compare on the model

Okay – I have gotten really good at this & I find it helps so much! Most websites now a days will tell you what size the model is wearing in the picture details! They will list her height & a small, medium, or large! This is so helpful! If your looking at dress but are wondering where it will hit, check out where it hits the model & compare to where that means it will hit you! If I feel like a top looks short on a model, I know that won’t flatter me, so in situations like these I will size up! Or, if I think it makes a model look more fluffy then she really is, ill size down because I know it will just do the same to me!

• If you have time & are unsure – SIZE UP!

Anytime I have an event coming up, if I’m a few weeks out and am unsure of what size to order, I will size up! I’d rather order a little big and have it fitted by my seamstress then have no outfit at all or to be in a outfit that’s too tight & not flattering!

• Read through those reviews

This is the most helpful thing! Most websites have reviews listed for items of clothing your looking at! I try to read a few good and a few bad to make my choice of wether or not it’s a buy! Most of them have a place where people will fill out their height, weight, & normal size + what size they bought and you can compare yourself to that as well! Sometimes someone your height and weight may say “this was too tight for me” or “loved where this length hit my legs” this all helps when trying to decide what will look good on you!

• know what sizes work where

I also keep a note of this in my phone. If I’m always a medium in dresses at forever 21, a size 4 in loose dresses or a 6 in tight dresses at ASOS, I have it written in my phone! This makes it a no brainer when I go to make other purchases because I already know what did or didn’t work for me!

• size doesn’t matter

Okay this goes for online shopping & real life! We’ve all been there. I’m ordering this 27 in jeans because there’s no way I’m wearing a 28. Whatttt? Then I get home and wonder why I can’t wear a crop top with my jeans because I have fat rolling over the sides! HELLO! This is just making everything look worse! Listen, I’ll order a Small in one shirt and a large in the next because it’s not about the size it’s about how something is going to fit and compliment your body! No one knows you bought a 28 instead of a 27 and it’s probably more flattering because it fits right! Go with the size that fits your body!

That’s pretty much my ordering online spiel! If you guys can think of anything I may have left out or have any other questions about ordering stuff online comment below or email me! But I think I covered them all!

Happy future online shopping! Hope this helps!

XoXo, Chelsey Rae

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