January 02, 2016

Sales 101


The sales are BACK which means that all the money that we got during the holidays and that we promised that we would be saving is about to be spent in our favourite shops - the accuracy, am I right? Although, during the craziness of the sales, I think it's important to keep our mind in the right place so we don't end up buying a lot of useless pieces and spending unnecessary money on things we don't need at all. So, I put together some "rules" that are my motto during the sales and that hopefully will also help you out while you're shopping or planning that out.

1. Clean out your closet
You need to be totally aware about what you already have in your closet so you need to take some time to break apart what's old or in a bad state from what's is pretty good and "wearable" that can be donated to someone or to some organization. 

2. Organize your closet
From colours, types, designer, it's totally up to you the way how you want your closet to be organised as long as it is actually in order before you go shopping. This is the only way for you to keep in mind what you already own and what is really missing in your closet.

3. Do some research
Internet is a world and you need to take advantage of it. Thankfully, every single brand has its online shop so it's really easy for us to see what they have or what's trending at the moment! Spend some time browsing your favourite shops online to get some ideas about what's worth buying and to look for some great deals 

4. Make a list
After cleaning and organizing your closet, you're ready to start planning your "shopping spree" through the sales. Think about what you like to wear, what you mostly wore last year and the new trends for the coming season and write down a list with some items that cross your mind that you really want. 

5. Details are important
Don't go only for clothes (like dresses, tops, jeans...)! Accessories are as just important in our lives so the sales are the perfect time to buy some new accessories: a new bag, some bracelets or a pair of shoes can make your look even better and they usually last for a long time

6. Keep it simple
Sales are the best time of the year to look for some new basic pieces for your closet. Why is that? Well, you're spending less money in pieces that you'll be wearing over and over again so, it's basics are even a greater value for money during this time of the year. Jeans, coats, jackets, t-shirts... Everything is just super useful through out the whole year and some of them could be acquired for  a great value.

7. Quality is not the same as quantity
Just because it's on sale, it doesn't mean that you don't need every single piece that you see. This is why planning your shopping is so important - this way you really have in mind what you want and what you need! Of course that is really easy to fall in love with everything when the price is half of the original but the real question is "do I really need this or I'm just being tempted?"

8. Set a limit
As much as you think you've got your willpower and credit card in check, you need to establish yourself a limit otherwise you'll be spending a lot of unnecessary money. Above all, don’t go over it - no matter how much you “need” another dress.


58 comments:

  1. Boas dicas como sempre:)
    Beijinhos
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  2. Que dicas fantásticas, adorei.
    Beijinhos
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  3. bom post :)
    xoxo
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  4. Este ano ainda não pude explorar os saldos, mas noto que com os passar dos anos me torno cada vez mais consciente relativamente às compras. Sobretudo nos saldos, quando tendemos a perder a cabeça mais facilmente :p


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  5. Love this! Really awesome tips :)
    Vanessa
    www.theretropenguin.com

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  6. Ola Madalena :)
    Boas dicas sim senhora mas, se eu não consigo respeitar regras quando vou às compras, nem nos saldos nem fora deles, perco-me por completo :)
    Beijinhos e boas compras ;).

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  7. thanks for the tips dear. Happy new year
    wendeeisaacs.com

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  8. Such wonderful tips. Totally stand by all of them!

    Enclothed Cognition

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  9. Thanks for sharing these tips. I totally agree with the 7th one. :)

    Happy New Year! :)

    xoxo,
    SHAIRA // Daydreamer and Believer

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  10. Great post! Thanks for the tips

    Filipa x

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  11. Man, I wished I read this post before I spent my debit card on everything hahaha! I'll have to remember this post once I go on the next sales season! Thank you sooo much <3

    xx Bash | Hey Bash | bloglovin'

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  12. Great tips, especially the first one. I've accidentally purchased things that I already have because I forgot they existed in my closet. Such a waste haha.
    Blue Jazzmin

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  13. Ótimas dicas, que são muito importantes nesta altura sem dúvida! Beijinhos

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  14. Such helpful tips! I didn't go overboard at all with my shopping, thank god haha!

    Yousra | Mystic Tales

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  15. Que ganas para las rebajas, buenisimo post :)

    Enjoy!
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  16. great,great post :) i hope you're having an amazing day!

    mfashionfreak♥blog

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  17. Boas dicas!
    Adoro o desing do teu blog *o* Como é que personalizaste o header?

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  18. r: Muito obrigada! Desejo-te o mesmo, um ano cheio de coisinhas boas :)

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  19. o top branco? é este: http://goo.gl/k9N3RK :)

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  20. Great tips - I'm with you on no. 7!
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  21. Great post! I'm following you, I hope you will follow me too ♥ http://everythinggirlneedstoknow.blogspot.ba/

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  22. Ugh, I've been putting off cleaning my closet out for the last few days haha. Great tips!

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  23. I will definitely be keeping this in mind! They're great tips and I always go a little crazy when shopping! haha
    Hope you have a great week!
    xo Jasmine| http://www.jasmineworewhat.com

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  24. Completamente querida :) Aliás, parte de nós conseguirmos tirar o lado bom de tudo o que nos aconteceu :D

    Geralmente sigo a maior parte destas dicas :D

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  25. perfect post! everybody was need that!!!!<3

    thansk so much :p


    xx, laura:*

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  26. You highlighted great things to do in 2016
    Happy New Year dear

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

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  27. Great tips! Gemma x
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  28. Excelentes dicas, bastante úteis!


    xoxo, Sofia Pinto
    Last Post ♥

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  29. Eu fico-me pelos saldos online e mesmo assim nunca compro muita coisa, só mesmo aquela peça carissima que babei o ano inteiro e que agora está a metade do preço!

    beijnho,

    Marlene,
    McTBeauty: http://mctbeauty.blogspot.pt

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  30. Wonderful tips. :) I really need to clear out my closet and refresh everything!
    xo
    N
    Style Tomes || Style Tomes on Instagram

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  31. Great tips!
    www.toyastales.blogspot.com

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  32. These tips are amazing! Setting a limit and making a list are musts otherwise I end up going on a crazy shopping spree!

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  33. Really great tips for anyone looking to enjoy some sales this year! I've held back myself, as I have more important things to save up for this year. :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.blogspot.co.uk/

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  34. Thanks for the advice!!!

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  35. Very nice tips! I agree - we should all shop less and quality is more important than quantity. I am not a fan of fast fashion because it is not sustainable at all. Conscious shopping is what we all should learn!
    Thanks a lot for your last comment : )
    Xx
    Larissa
    cenestquedelachance.blogspot.de


    by the way - I follow your blog now and would be very happy if you follow back :)

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  36. Gostei muito destas dicas :) Os saldos são maravilhosos para fazer compras!
    Beijinho
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  37. really nice tips!

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  38. Una idea genial!!! Me ha gustado mucho tu post ;)

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  39. What a great post dear :)
    Happy New Year!
    xx Katha
    showthestyle.blogspot.com

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  40. r: Obrigada na mesma querida, beijinho :)

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  41. Nice advices! Happy new year

    xx L.

    www.lalouuula.com

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  42. Wonderful tips! I learned something new for myself!

    Tanya
    www.StripesNVibes.com
    BlogLovin

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  43. These are really nice tips!!
    foreverdream.wordpress.com

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  44. Adorei as dicas e são bastante úteis! Ainda não conhecia o teu blog mas gostei bastante.

    Um beijinho grande,
    Catarina Sousa

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  45. Adoro os saldos! Boas Dicas! Adorei o blogue!
    A seguir!
    :D
    beijinho e Bom Ano!
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  46. Excellent tips, if you can keep to them that is!! :')

    Bethany x

    www.bethanyalicemarie.co.uk

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  47. Bons conselhos, o difícil é cumpri-los.
    Bj
    http://aalbicastrense.blogspot.pt/

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  48. Boa, minha querida. Fico mesmo feliz por isso :D
    Havemos todos de chegar longe :D

    Estou em pulgas para ir aos saldos :P

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  49. Adoro as tuas dicas, e adorava segui-las, mas infelizmente não tenho tido tempo para nada...
    Beijinhos
    http://prettylittlefashiondoll.blogspot.pt/2016/01/welcome-2016.html

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  50. Wonderful tips. Your blog looks amazing by the way. Have a great day. xx

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  51. I think this is one of the only years I didn't go sale shopping only because I tend to be buying stuff I don't actually need but because its reduced, I can't help myself xx

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  52. Very well Madalena, I liked your tips!

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  53. Prometo que vou tentar... ehehehe boas dicas!

    beijinho
    www.blogasbolinhasamarelas.blogspot.com

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  54. Ainda não fui aos saldos.


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