All about sales

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Wearing : Zara jacket, scarf, t-shirt / Steve Madden boots available here / Mango jeans / Chanel purse / H&M shirt

RO:

 Cand deja eram gata sa imi reorganizez garderoba, sa pun bine jachetele groase mai in spate, hop si iarna cu o ninsoare, cu un vant, cu un inghet… Deci in loc sa scot tricourile, scotocesc in cotloane dupa lopata  de deszapezit.Dar stiti ce?Mie imi place zapada, din doua motive: 1. imi aminteste de copilarie si 2. acopera tot ce e gri si urat, iar peisajul devine ceva mai placut ochiului.

Eu de fapt vroiam sa va povestesc azi despre ceva mult mai interesant, mai ales pentru noi, fetele: reducerile! Nu stiu cum se face, insa pana acum 2-3 ani aveam tendinta sa iau tot ce  imi aparea in cale cand venea vorba de sezonul reducerilor, sub pretextul – lasa ca daca nu imi vine sau nu imi mai place, le fac cadou unei prietene sau i le dau mamei, caoricum  e  aproape pe gratis! Nu vreti sa stiti ce munca de convingere duceam cu mama cand incercam sa ii bag pe gat rochite decoltate, tricouri imprimate si mai stiu eu ce bazaconii pe care nu mai apucam sa le port.

Intre timp, evident  ca prinsei  mai multa minte si am schimbat macazul. Treptat, ca nimic nu e usor in viata, daramite sa te stapanesti cand e vorba de REDUCERI! Drept urmare, dupa frustrari sezoane la rand, cand goleam dulapuri intregi ca sa fac loc noilor colectii, mi-am dat seama ca nu tot ce e la reducere = bun, potrivit pentru mine, aproape gratis sau necesar. Asa ca m-am gandit sa va impartasesc din propria experienta si sa vin in ajutorul sales-victimelor de printre voi si  numai, punctand cateva tips & tricks in ceea ce priveste sezonul reducerilor:

       –    nu porniti la cumparaturi in plin sezon de reduceri dupa ce luati salariul sau cu multi bani la voi. Tentatia va fi foarte mare. Dati o tura intr-o  zi cu portofelul gol, probati linistite, eventual cateva selfie-uri  in oglinda pentru un studiu mai aprofundat mai tarziu acasa 🙂 si brusc va dati seama ca jumatate din ce ati probat sau ati pus ochiul, de fapt, nu va vine bine sau nu e ce  aveti nevoie.

       –    inainte sa incarcati si mai mult dulapul cu piese noi, mai intai faceti o mica curatenie, scapati de ce nu mai purtati. Veti gasi surprinse acele piese cumparate sezonul trecut la reducere de care nici nu v-ati atins! Asta pentru ca ati cumparat din impuls piese care nu au fost pe stilul vostru sau ati cedat gandului: “poate ar trebui sa sa incerc si niste imprimeuri florale” in conditiile in care de fapt aveti un stil minimalist. Asa am patit eu 🙂

       –     bun, am ajuns in mall: agitatie, nebunie, maldare de haine aruncate haotic peste tot. Panica. Orientati-va dupa basic-uri. E tot ce va intereseaza. Restul sunt piese care s-au demodat si nu s-au vandut.

       –      inainte de a sparge tot bugetul in primul magazin din mall in care ati intrat, faceti o tura prin toate cele care va intereseaza si abia dupa ce ati facut pauza de pranz, vedeti unde va readuce instinctul.

       –      reducerile nu sunt doar in magazinele fizice, ci bineinteles ca le gasiti si on-line. Doar ca aici trebuie sa fiti pe faza pentru ca stocurile se epuizeaza cu viteza luminii, mai ales cand este vorba de piesele cu adevarat frumoase.

        –      stiu ca pentru multe dintre voi este aproape imposibil sa cumpere de pe marile site-uri din afara, neavand un Mastercard  sau Visa. Insa sa stiti ca si in Romania avem magazine on-line de tip multibrand unde puteti gasi haine foarte chic si la preturi foarte bune! Unul dintre ele este www.clotier.ro, unde puteti gasi minunatele cizme Steve Madden din tinuta de azi! Plus ca sunt si la reducere!

       –      intr-un final, un lucru foarte important: daca ati cedat tentatiei sau daca nu ati avut rabdare sa probati sau sa stati la cozi si ati cumparat mult si prost, nu uitati ca aveti un termen de 30 de zile sa returnati produsul sau sa il schimbati cu altul, cel putin la H&M si Grupul Inditex (Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti) este ceva sigur!

Astea fiind spuse, va doresc multa rabdare, putere de selectie si inspiratie cand mergeti la shopping de reduceri!

Sa aveti un week-end minunat!

 

EN:

Finally when I was ready to reorganize my wardrobe, and to put the heavier jackets in the back – poof – the winter came back with snow, wind and frost… So instead of taking out the t-shirts, I’m rummaging the corners for the snow shovel. But you know what? I like snow, for two main reasons: 1. it reminds me of childhood and 2. it covers everything that’s grey and ugly, and the landscape becomes more eye-pleasing.

But what I actually wanted to tell you  today is far more interesting, especially for us girls: sales! I don’t know how, but up until 2-3 years ago I had the tendency of buying everything in my sight when it came to sales, under the pretext that if it doesn’t fit or I don’t like it anymore, I can give them to a friend or my mother, as a gift, since it was almost for free anyway! You don’t want to know the persuasion work I had to do with my mother when I was trying to force her to wear low-cut dresses, printed t-shirts or other weird stuff I didn’t get to wear.

Meanwhile, I obviously got smarter and I changed the switch. Gradually, since nothing in life comes easy, let alone restraining oneself when it comes to SALES! As a result, after being frustrated for seasons in a row, when I was emptying closets to make room for the new collections, I realized that not everything that’s on sale = good, right for me, almost free or necessary. So I thought I could share with you from my experience and help the sales-victims among you, by pointing out a few tips & tricks regarding the sales season:

  • Don’t start shopping in full sales season after getting your paycheck or with lots of money on you. The temptation will be really big. Take a stroll one day with an empty wallet, try on a few things, maybe take some selfies in the mirror for further examination at home 🙂 and you will suddenly realize that half of the things you tried on or caught your eye don’t actually suit you or aren’t what you need.

  • Before loading the closet with even more new clothes, do a little cleaning and get rid of what you are not wearing anymore. You will surprisingly find those items you bought last season on sale that you didn’t even get to touch. That’s because you impulsively bought clothes that weren’t your style or you gave in to the idea that „maybe I should try some floral prints” despite the fact that you actually have a minimalist style. That’s what happened to me. 🙂

  • Good, we arrived at the mall: hustle and bustle, craziness, piles of clothes chaotically thrown everywhere. Panic. Search for basics. That’s all that matters. The rest are items that are out of fashion and weren’t sold.

  • Before spending your whole budget in the first store you entered, take a walk through all the stores you are interested in and only after taking a lunch break see where the instinct takes you back.

  • Sales are not only in physical stores, of course you can find them online as well. It’s just that here you have to pay attention, because the stocks are running out at the speed of light, especially when in comes to really nice items.

  • I know that for many of you it’s nearly impossible to shop from big foreign websites without a Mastercard or Visa. But you should know that in Romania we also have some multi-brand online shops where you can find really chic clothes at good prices. One of them is www.clotier.ro, where you can find the awesome Steve Madden boots from today’s outfit! Plus, they’re on sale!

  • Finally, a very important aspect: if you gave in to temptation and you didn’t have the patience to try things on or stay in lines and you shopped a lot and poorly, remember that you have 30 days to return the items or change them for something else, at least at H&M and stores of the Inditex Group (Zara, Bershka, Pull & Bear, Stradivarius, Massimo Dutti) you definitely can do that!

That being said, I wish you a lot of patience, power of selection and inspiration when you go shopping on sales!

Have a great weekend!

Love, Silvia

 

 

 

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