The Art of Shopping

Tips for Seasonal Shopping

Tips for Seasonal Shopping

As summer is nearing it's end and fall is right around the corner, many of us "home decor enthusiasts" are already shopping (or even decorating) for the upcoming season. 

Here are a few simple tips I use when shopping for seasonal decor. 

1. Determine what areas you intend to decorate (this will help you figure out what you may need, and also prevent you from purchasing items you may not). 

2. Shop your own home first! If you're like me, most likely you have a ton of seasonal decor already on-hand.  Before heading out to purchase all new decor, shop...


The Beauty of Fashion Jewelry

The Beauty of Fashion Jewelry

Fashion Jewelry is the simplest way to achieve a high-end look, without the high-end price. 

Fashion Jewelry, a/k/a Costume Jewelry has been around for centuries.  It's timeless elegance has afforded women the ability to have an "upscale" looking piece of jewelry, affordably. 

Over the years "Costume Jewelry" has taken on a new name of "Fashion Jewelry".  Along with it's new name comes vast improvements in the quality and craftsmanship of many of the pieces you can buy today that take on a very realistic look (a look that fools many). 

Before you knock it, try it.  Of course nothing compares...


Shopping for The Person Who Has Everything.

Shopping for The Person Who Has Everything.

We've all been there.  We have to purchase a gift for someone who seems to have everything!! Therefore, we begin to feel challenged, because after all, you have to get them something, but what? 

Here are a few tips that I use when purchasing gifts for those people who " have everything". 

 

  1.  Take notice of things they use often such as perfumes or colognes.  Although they may have some on hand currently, if it's something they use often they're sure to love it and, it saves them money the next time they run out. 
  2. Think about who they...


Don't Get Caught in the 'Trend Trap"

Don't Get Caught in the 'Trend Trap"

Whether it's fashion or home decor there will always be trends that will come and go.  The key to is to avoid getting caught in what I call the "trend trap".  

What is the "trend trap" you ask?  Well, it's simple.  The "trend trap" is that moment that you begin to make purchases based on what is "trending", or "on trend" verses what you truly like and enjoy. 

For example, right now one of the biggest trends in home decor is the farmhouse style.  It seems everywhere you look everyone is chasing after the next piece of white "chippy" painted...


What is Dropshipping?

What is Dropshipping?

Much like us, many smaller online retail businesses utilize a process called "dropshipping".  Many people have asked, "what is dropshipping"? Today I am going to share with you what it means to utilize dropshipping for your online retail store. 

Dropshipping is a retail fulfillment method where a store doesn't keep the products it sells in stock. Instead, when a store sells a product, it purchases the item from a third party and has it shipped directly to the customer. As a result, the merchant never sees or handles the product.

The biggest difference between dropshipping and the standard retail model is...