Casual Party…SHEIN Style…

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and fantastic Black Friday!!  I was busy with family Thanksgiving, a birthday party for a special someone and ..well..shopping, of course!

I’m Christmas and New Year’s Eve shopping now…Cyber Monday is quickly approaching and you better be ready!

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I’m wearing this chic and sexy SHEIN sequin bodysuit!  Shop this ENTIRE look – shoes, earrings, belt and all – at my rewardStyle page! 

Just click HERE to link directly

OR

on the image to the left of this post in the sidebar to link directly to the site! 

Or shop my look via my Instagram page @cortneybreblog !  Simply screenshot my look, download the LIKEtoKNOW.it app and it will automatically read your screenshot and link you to my items!  Or you can follow me by searching for Cortneybre on the LIKEtoKNOW.it app!


So…here are my SHEIN shopping tips!

There are only two tricky little quirks about SHEIN:

  • Fit
  • Shipping Time

FIT:  I’ve been ordering from them for about 5 years now and, at first, the sizing was difficult.  Most items were sized very small and I struggled to not order an X-large in almost everything.  

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Good news is, with SHEIN’s success and popularity, has come better sizing!  I feel all of the items I’ve purchased recently are correctly sized and have confidence in shopping their products using my “typical sizing”.  

Just to be safe – always check the reviews and the Size & Fit section of each item.  This will give you an even greater idea of how the item will fit!


SHIPPING TIME:  Another concern can be shipping time.  GREAT news – shipping time has been greatly reduced to about 5 days!!  I placed the order and 5 days later, the delivery was made to my home!  

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So, check SHEIN out for all of your party needs!  I’ll be posting several of the items I purchased just for that purpose…

…I do love a good party and especially love to dress for one!

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Belk Style…and Shopping Tips from Cortneybre…

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How to not spend all of one’s money on one’s self while Holiday shopping………

Sweater and Skirt: Grace Elements at BELK  Bag: Kate Spade NY Sunnies: Franco Sarto Heels: Nine West Watch/Bangle: Kate Spade NY
Sweater and Skirt: Grace Elements at BELK
Bag: Kate Spade NY Sunnies: Franco Sarto Heels: Nine West Watch/Bangle: Kate Spade NY

I’m a slow and steady shopper. I need time. Time to take it all in, time to walk about and often re-visit items I’ve spent time inspecting before. I also need space.

You will find none of these are available between Thanksgiving and Christmas. And so, one would think I would abstain from any frivolous shopping this mad, frenzied season….the only problem is…I also need sales.

Sales really get my blood pumping. The thought of buying with an added discount of X% off…tantalizing.

Buy one & get one free?! I must!

But, here is one of the biggest questions of the season…at least for me, “How do you immerse yourself in the shopping experience and not shop for yourself”?

Obviously, I know that it is better to give than to receive and I do derive a wealth of happiness in finding just the perfect gift for a friend or loved one as well as donating to charities and the needy.

However, when my distracted eye catches glimpses of colorful ladies wear…its just too much to bear. And so, here is my survival guide:

Give in – but just a little
Don’t deprive yourself of any and all shopping, especially if there are items you are currently craving and you can find them on sale. You’d be buying them anyway in the future, right? So go ahead…feed that monster…but just a snack!

Avoidance
I’m embarrassed to admit this – but I avoid the women’s clothing, jewelry, makeup and shoe aisles AT ALL COSTS! Why tempt yourself (this is after you’ve given in just a little)? You’re serious now, you got presents to buy and they ain’t for you!

Shop on an empty stomach

If you’re hungry you won’t linger and you won’t try things on! You’ll be too focused on getting in, grabbing the present for your loved one or friend and getting out!

Shop ugly

You know what I mean. This is for those of us who don’t venture out without full makeup and garb. Don’t wash your hair, don’t dare style it and leave the makeup sitting on the vanity. Throw on some sweats and sneakers and get to work shopping for those presents! You won’t dare be caught in the ladies boutique section or (egads!) the makeup aisle! Trust me…it works every time.

Go shopping in the morning and SKIP caffeine

Similar to shopping hungry but taking it to another level. No item is as appealing though a caffeine-free veil. Get that mandatory present shopping done and then head on over to Starbucks. Job well done. Mission accomplished.

I hope these tips will prove useful when shopping this Holiday season. Of course, I did not heed my own advice while shopping at Belk earlier this week and this FABULOUS outfit is the result!  But really….it was on sale and I woulda bought it anyway so I’m just following tip #1!

Against my advice and your better judgment…if you’d like to shop my outfit…the links are below!

Shirt:  JCREW Factory – find it here!

Sweater:  Grace Elements at Belk – find it hereAlso, Belk is offering a 25% off sale now too!!

Skirt:  Grace Elements at Belk – shop it here!

Also love this one and this one!

Pearl Necklace: Old but similar here at Belk!

Shoes:  Nine West (old) but very similar here!

Hope you’re having a great December…happy shopping!

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