Thursday, January 21, 2010

Erin in WSJ & Online Shopping Tips


I guess you never know what's going to happen in your life! Blogging + living in NYC has let me to so many unbelievable moments and opportunities that I am so very grateful for. Perhaps, through it all it's been teaching me to aim higher personally and that anything is possible with a little bit of hard work. Hope I don't sound too sentimental :)

Anyways, here at Sugar Rock Catwalk we know shopping! My previous post on being cautious with pricing on Online Sample sales got me noticed by the lovely Ms O'Connell at the Wall Street Journal and she interviewed me for the article. To read the WSJ article click here.

Special thanks to the wonderful photographer Brian Harkin who so patiently took my photo (check out a couple of the shots that weren't used his photo blog and website)!

I guess there are always things that you can't control when other people are doing the writing, but for you readers, I can honestly say that I wish the article had mentioned the blog. Also, I feel it's important to note that Lani and I are regular girls, with very ordinary budgets so we are always careful to scrutinize who or what will get our hard earned dollars.

Truth be told, I will not give up online shopping! I love the thrill I get from looking at what I could get, being educated on knowing what's out there, and what is possible for what price.

I honestly have found great bargains on Gilt Groupe, Hautelook and The Savvy but it is important when shopping online to know your size, know how the brand fits and to know what the retail of those items are before buying (if a brand you like is coming on Gilt soon, do a little internet research! I love ShopStyle for comparison shopping). It's important to consider not the perceived discount but rather the amount you would be willing to pay for an item and be happy with. Also important to consider are shipping costs which often add at least $10 to the final price and shipping time (Gilt has a 1 to 2 day turnaround in the East Coast, but both Hautelook & the Savvy can take weeks, so I only order basics or items I know I won't get sick of from them).

Remember to note sale starting times too to make sure that you have the opportunity to get the best selection! Online sample sale shopping can be very competitive and if you don't shop fast enough, items in your cart can disappear but don't rush! Great deals come to those that are patient and persistent shoppers!

13 comments:

Shelly said...

:)

Anonymous said...

ERIN! i checked out brian's blog & website and you're such a doll. keep it up!

Karen said...

Congrats on the interview! :D

shana said...

congratulations! it was an informative article. but i am a little surprised that she mentioned your full name and age, but not the blog. i think in general, the audiance would be more interested in what blog you write than your full name and age. just my opinion.

shana said...

oh, great pictures by the way. :)

Erica said...

Congrats! Great opportunity!

Yinka said...

Congrats gals! To more of such in the near future!

Adele said...

So cool - wish they would've linked to your blog though! Next time! And the dress is adorable.

jeffo82 said...

awesome!

Matt Fox said...

Erin, that's great!

Erin said...

thanks so much everyone for your well wishes & support! lani & i really wouldn't be able to keep up with the blog and with life, if not for you all :)

Dream Sequins said...

EEEE Erin! You look amazing in the article and kudos on the mention, but I agree with the others-- they should have linked up to Sugar Rock fo sho. xx

Anonymous said...

I truly believe that we have reached the point where technology has become one with our world, and I think it is safe to say that we have passed the point of no return in our relationship with technology.

I don't mean this in a bad way, of course! Societal concerns aside... I just hope that as technology further develops, the possibility of copying our brains onto a digital medium becomes a true reality. It's one of the things I really wish I could experience in my lifetime.

(Submitted using NDSBro for R4i Nintendo DS.)

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