Holiday Shopping Tips

HOLIDAY SHOPPING TIPS
When shopping for that perfect gift this Holiday Season, don’t get confused by all the sales talk. Here are some definitions for you to keep handy:

Store Policy: Many stores are now required by State and Local Consumer Protection Laws to prominently post their rules regarding sales, returns, and exchanges. Look for the sign (usually behind the cash register desk), read it, and thoroughly understand it before you buy anything. You don’t want to buy a gift for someone if they cannot return or exchange it.

Final Sale: Final means final. Once you buy a final sale item, it cannot be returned. If you are unsure, don’t buy final sale items as gifts. In most stores, it is always final sale on swimsuits, lingerie, and sleepwear.

Me “Look”: Leather-look doesn’t mean leather, silky or silk-like doesn’t mean silk, a suede finish is not suede. “Designer” doesn’t necessarily mean it was designed by anyone you ever heard of. Watch out for such descriptive terms – and take a closer look before you buy.

As Is merchandise has been roughed up by previous customers. Expect missing buttons, broken zippers, falling hems, split seams, snags, tears, and generally bad condition. Sales are final on as is merchandise, and you wouldn’t want to buy anything “as is” as a gift anyways.

BE – JEWELED
A splash of jewelry can brighten any Holiday outfit, even casual ones:

Jewel Necklines: Chokers that are dramatic and equal in size all the way around create a sensational, tailored look.

Scoop Necklines: This neckline is perfect for spotlighting vintage chokers, as well as chains, pearls, and drop pendants. A scoop neckline can also be worn with long chains, but always wear your necklace at least 3-4 inches below the neckline.

V-Neck Necklines: A V-neckline is the perfect frame for 18″ drop pendants. Wearing them creates a repetition of the V neckline, a characteristic of the popular classic style.

Collar: For a casual look, open the collar and wear a simple choker or 18″ chain. For a dressy look, wear a longer necklace tucked under the collar, or button the collar and wear a pin.

Turtleneck: This neckline is usually found on solid colors, which makes it great for showcasing dramatic jewelry. The best choices for this neckline are 24″ and longer. Don’t wear a necklace that’s too short.

QUICK TIP
Create a quiet space in your room; even if it’s just a corner that is purely for relaxing- like writing in your journal, or mediating. If you have a place to unwind before bed, you’ll sleep better and wake up more refreshed.