My Shopping Rules, tips and tricks

by - August 02, 2016

Today's post is going to be a little different. I'm going to write about my Shopping Rules and basically explain how I shop, what I look for in a product and other interesting things. I was never one of those people who were obsessed with having every single thing high branded but I was thought to choose items weather that's clothes, shoes, makeup or most random thing ever to be best quality and something that lasts for a long time. If I can't invest in Gucci bag, I wouldn't just run to the store and purchase three or four bags that look nice but are low quality just to make myself feel better. I'd much rather prefer not getting anything for a while, saving up and when it's the right time I'll get what I want. However I don't always go for famous brands and I feel so lucky and happy when I find small new brand who creates and sells great items.


It's better to purchase one good thing then a thousand of random little items that will last you for a less then a month. I know there are a lot of people who just enjoy in having more different items and trying to play with them and do different outfits and combinations which I think is great but I'm not like that. I am buying clothes from H&M, Zara, Topshop, Asos but also XYZ, Chanel, UGGs, YSL and bunch of other brands. I think it's best to have mix of both. The items that are best to invest in are: jeans, bag and shoes. Everything else you can mix and match, play around and have fun with. Not always are expensive things good and not always lower priced items are bad.


I recently went shopping hunting for a new pair of jeans. I did a blog post on ''Denim trend'' which you can read HERE if you are interested in finding my favorite denim/jeans brand. I mentioned Diesel and those were the jeans that I wore for a good 2 years which is let's be real, long time and that just proofs their great quality and I'm very proud and happy I purchased them. They were probably around 170$ but as you can tell, it was great investment. So, I went searching for a new pair and I came across gorgeous GUESS jeans which are 159$ (if you want, I can do a blog post about them) and I hope they will last me just as long or even close. I could have just bought five pairs of jeans for the same amount of money but I didn't.  So this was just an example of how it's better to save up for something that will last you long time. The best thing is when you can find small, not expensive brands that are very good quality. This is the hardest but if you really take some time and do research on internet and other fashion blogs, you'd be surprised how many of them exist.

The last tip I want to quickly mention is whenever you're shopping and you find something you really like just try to think: With what can I wear this? Plan little outfits and if you just can't make them at the moment, that means you should leave that item alone, put it back and try to find something else.

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  1. I love Asos and Zara and I usually buy lots of items in sale period! And I always plan my outfits while shopping and try to think of other items in my closet to see if a new item will be wearable with other items as well! Great tips!

    Yiota
    PinkDaisyLoves

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    1. Thank Yiota :) We're the same then! I do that all the time, it's so important because before there was a time when I buy so much stuff and I come home and I don't know with what to wear them and I get so stressed out.

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  2. Quality over quantity has become a big one for me! I tend to sleep on it a few nights before making a purchase and think it over whether I really need that piece and how much wear I's get out of it.
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    1. That's exactly what I meant and that's so great. Sometimes I do that. Nowadays everything is so fast and people are always rushing somewhere and spending money like crazy.

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  3. Amazing post as always dear! These are such helpful and very uselful tips and advice, I especially love the last one, I always think about if I'll have a nice outfit to go with whatever I am thinking of buying. Also I would lovee to see a post on the Guess jeans xxx

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    1. Thanks Marina :) Yes, that's great and important because it would be just waste of money otherwise. And sure I'll do the post very soon x

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  4. I definitely agree that it's better to get one high-quality item than a bunch of lower quality items that won't last you long. Great tips!

    The Daily Delicacy

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  5. I am such a bad shopper, I buy 10 primark tops instead of investing, I am rubbish lol

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. No you're not Erin :P You're just shopaholic x You love to buy a lot of stuff and make more outfits xD I'm here more of a boring person but yeah :P x

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  6. Great shopping tips! As for me, I only shop when I really need to or when something is so versatile and on sale. I stop and think "can I mix this up and create 5 different outfits from it?". If the answer is yes then it sure is going home with me. :)

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    1. Thanks for sharing that with us! That is a real dedication :) It can be hard tho.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your tips and tricks. I agree that mix of high and low fashion is the best. I like Diesel and Guess jeans as well but the cut is not right for my figure. But they are of a very good quality.
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    Miri
    http://currentlywearing.com

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    1. They are most comfortable jeans and their quality is just as amazing :)

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  8. These are such great tips! I usually can't find any clothes I like, cheap or investment pieces and I buy makeup instead!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I love spending my money on makeup the most too xD Hhehe, I feel you!

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  9. I loved all the tips, but I identified myself a lot with the last! I always think how I will wear a piece of clothing before buying it!

    she-loves-clothes.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks dear and that one is the most important for me actually :) x

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  10. This made for a very interesting read, great tips :)

    Rosy | Sparkles of Light Blog

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  11. These are all great tips! Thank you for sharing ♥
    Amy xx

    Little Moon Dragon

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  12. such a lovely post <3

    xx,
    www.liviapangdoko.com

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  13. Interesting read, thanks for sharing your tips!

    Johanna ❤
    http://www.dreamscolorsandglitter.blogspot.com

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  14. Great tips, darling! I'm one of those people who find it VERY difficult to save up any amount of money, haha, but you are right something it's better to do that than buy lots of smaller things that you'll end up not using. :) Thanks for sharing!

    Kay
    http://www.shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. Thanks Kay :) I'm not quite good at saving money either but when I found something I really, really want, I can control myself or at least I try to x :)

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  15. Loving these detailed tips! Lately I've been thinking more about potential outfit combinations before purchasing something too. It's so helpful when making purchasing decisions!

    Best,
    Christina

    Looks by Lau

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    1. Thanks Christina :) It always helps me and that's the main thing I look for now when buying stuff.

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  16. Good tips here, I usually mix and match my high street clothes with designer shoes and accessories. This works best for me.
    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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    1. And I believe that's the best combination as I wrote. I like to invest in a good bag, shoes and jeans.. Everything else you can mix and match and have fun with.

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  17. I always think that too "what goes with this" and you gotta love Chanel it so timeless and I love H&M too !
    Cera
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    http://welcometocerasworld.blogspot.com/2016/08/islayholidaysummer2016.html

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    1. Yes, that's the best thing and oh my, who doesn't love Chanel xx hehe

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  18. I like a good mix of high and low. I always say I splurge on staples and skimp on trends. That way I have good staples to build looks around. Great post. I enjoyed reading.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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    1. Thanks dear and that's the best combination x

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  19. I like a good mix of high and low. I always say I splurge on staples and skimp on trends. That way I have good staples to build looks around. Great post. I enjoyed reading.

    http://fashionablyidu.com/

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  20. These are some wonderful tips! I think it's a good idea to save up and get one or two quality items once in a while. But I also enjoy a good bargain x

    www.wildfirecharm.com

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    1. Thanks lovely, yes. I mean you can't get expensive stuff all the time, can you? ^^ hehe

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  21. Simply stunning! I love these pictures! Have a fabulous weekend darling!
    much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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  22. Such a great post! I love mixing high street with luxury too xx

    http://www.thatnewdress.com

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  23. Great post dear ! Love your blog <3
    If you want we can follow each other on GFC ?
    Let me know :*

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  24. I totally agree with you - mixing luxury items with more affordable ones is just the best! I think it's better to get more trendy pieces from the high street, but then invest into more timeless items that will last you ages :)

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    1. That's exactly what I think and with what I stick to :)

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  25. Great Shopping, so much cool your choices.

    Kisses
    http://pimentasdeacucar.blogspot.com.br/

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  26. These are great tips! I try to not buy anything straight away and work out whether I really need it x

    http://emmaboughtwhat.blogspot.co.uk/

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  27. Thanks for these tips! I opt for quality instead of quantity too, less pieces but long lasting and beautiful (and unique!).
    xx Elisa
    Francine's Place | Diy & Lifestyle Blog

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  28. Great post! I love the tip about asking yourself what you would wear an item with and making sure you can plan an outfit around it. I've made this mistake so many times and bought things that don't fit with the other pieces in my closet at all!
    www.sprinklesandsaturdays.com

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    1. Oh I made those mistakes and learned from them as well hehe :) Thank you so much and I'm glad you found it helpful :)

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  29. I hardly ever plan my outfits, I just buy things I like and hope for the best haha but I agree that planning what you could pair the item with really does help. I've had times where I didn't wear something because it didn't go with anything in my wardrobe... Oops! :D x

    www.sandrafsilva.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Well if you're really rich there's no need for that but yeah x

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  30. Great tips, I also love to mix affordable brands and high end brands :)

    http://www.heelsandbeyond.com/

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  31. Thank you for sharing, it's so helpful. I always buy not how I would to. Amazing blog, keep writing!

    xoxo,
    blog: www.giustinella.blogspot.com
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  32. Great shopping tips babe! I like to invest in quality too and have a mix between designer and non-designer items.

    xoxo Rina
    www.andshedressed.com

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    1. Thanks Rina :) x I agree and I do the same x

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  33. Amazing shopping tips.
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  34. Amazing shopping tips!Thanks for sharing xx

    http://tiateilli.com/

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  35. Great post, I should do it more like you.

    Have a nice day,
    Olivia
    www.1001kleid.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you :) well these tips really help a lot.

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