Lack of shopping opportunities leads to style clones
Fairbanks only has one department store. Many clothing stores are specialized in outdoor wear or sportswear. There are some nice small boutiques addressing different style needs. But no H&M, American Apparel, Nordstrom, Macy’s or whatsoever. Thus, many fashionistas get their “supply” when they are out of state, online or in a consignment store. Thus, when someone comes back from the Lower 48s, 13 new pair of shoes are no news.Try online shopping, thrifting and consignment for individual style, when shopping opportunities are limited in your town. #personalstyle Click To Tweet
Shopping clothes in the groceries store
There also is a Fred Meyer. Their business concept is a one-stop shopping, which I really like. However, you cannot go there with the idea to buy a dress, a coat or a floral blazer, tweed skirt. You get the idea. Thus, I browse their racks every time when I do the groceries. Once in a while (or in a blue moon 😉 ) one can score high. However, if you find something you like you better get it right away. A week later it will be gone. And if you really like it buy it in all colors you like and can get. Who knows when you will see something you like the next time?
They had this dark asymmetric hem floral summer dress with sequins this summer. Its cut fits well for Argentine Tango, Latin dances and milongas. I bought the same dress in different colors, i.e. in purple, red, and rose. I still regret that I did not buy also the cobalt and hunter green one.When you love it and it fits and flatters you, buy it in all colors. #agelessstyle Click To Tweet
If you liked any of these outfit inspirations, it would help me if you pinned them to your own Pinterest board. It’s a great way that your friends, family, and others can see them too.
When your friend buys the same dress
Which one is your favorite? I guess I like the red one the most. Of course after I bought them I wore the red one to the next dance. A dance friend of mine saw it and asked where I got it. She also asked whether I would mind if she would buy it too if Fred Meyer still had one. Of course, I did not mind. She has a different size and was lucky to get hers a day later. Thus, whenever I wear the red one to a dance, I have another dress in my bag, just in case, she would be there wearing the same dress.When one of your female friends has the same dress, bring another dress to a party when you wear yours. Just in case. #styleclones Click To Tweet
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