Making Holiday Shopping Easy

Being prepared makes all difference…if you plan a long day of holiday shopping.
  • My Bobble Water bottle is always with me. It has a charcoal filter in the top so I can refill it on the go.
  • I make sure I’m equipped with healthy snacks in case I’m in pursuit of a treasure and don’t want to stop for food.
  • Flat shoes  are a must for me. Much easier for maneuvering and my feet are always happier at the end of the day.
  • My clutch, with wallet and essentials goes in a large roller bag which holds all my purchases and keeps one hand free for shopping.
Easy and comfortable for holiday shopping.

H M long sleeve shirt, $65 / Dorothy Perkins jeans / DV by Dolce Vita flat shoes / Vera Bradley 22” Roll Along Duffel / A Wear fold over handbag, $28 / Brown purse / Seiko watch / Kate Spade earrings / LOFT ivory shawl / Butter London holographic nail polish / Bobble BPA Free Water Bottle

As a bonafide Instagram and Pinterest addict… I can now add Polyvore to the list of image smorgasbords I’m indulging in this year.

Of course Polyvore makes shopping even simpler by allowing you to do it all online.

Do you Polyvore?
For this Image Consultant who is tired of shopping…I’m loving it. 

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  1. January 1, 2014 / 4:51 pm

    Too bad I’m reading this after Christmas! Great suggestions!

  2. Marcia
    December 31, 2013 / 1:02 pm

    Thank you for stopping by with your kind words, Jennifer. You already know I am delighted as well to have met you this year, but I’ll say it again, I am delighted to have met you this year. 🙂 I look forward to visiting in 2014.
    Peace and health to you, friend. Happy New Year!!!

  3. December 30, 2013 / 2:27 am

    Jennifer, I am just catching up on my blog reading and boy could I have used this when it was written! Wonderful tips! I am off to surf Polyvore now. 🙂 Happy New Year! Xo

  4. December 26, 2013 / 5:16 pm

    Jennifer, Have to say shopping with the suitcase is brilliant! I just spent some days last week shopping and after 3 bags, I have a hard time concentrating on going on. My hands and back hurt. Also so smart bringing food, water!
    Love the outfit here too. Cute as well as practical. I hope you had a good Christmas with your family! xx Kim

  5. Catherine Staat
    December 26, 2013 / 4:19 am

    I never really got into Polyvore (not sure why) and have seen some great outfits put together – you have done a great job! 🙂

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


  6. Jenifer
    December 23, 2013 / 11:30 pm

    Yep, Pintrest is addictive and I just came across Polyvore. Hmmm, might need to really try it out. I have repinned some Polyvore images. Dare I try to make some of my own? 🙂

  7. Marcia
    December 22, 2013 / 2:11 pm

    Yes, I Polyvore. I made a couple of them this year, some more realistic than others, of course. 😉
    Love your water bottle, great gift idea.
    Enjoy the holidays, Jennifer. Glad I met you this year.

  8. December 14, 2013 / 3:12 pm

    It looks like you have covered every detail for the perfect shopping day. Polyvore allows for some gorgeous layouts and it looks like you have mastered the art. I haven’t been on their site in awhile but you’ve reminded me how much fun it is. Enjoy your weekend!
    xx, H

  9. December 13, 2013 / 11:52 pm

    A great shopping outfit and the shoes are not only practical and comfy but stylish too. You are certainly ready for some serious shopping here!

  10. December 13, 2013 / 6:27 am

    That water bottle is an interesting idea, will investigate …

    I think even with all that, I cannot gear myself up for serious shopping in the stores. I’m afraid it’s clicking away on the internet that’s my way.

    I do polyvore but have slowed way down recently. Now I mostly use it for virtual packing so the actual packing is efficiently done.

  11. December 9, 2013 / 11:47 am

    Flat shoes definitely is a must when you are going shopping and bargain hunting! It’s a must or you will be going home with blisters.

  12. December 9, 2013 / 9:03 am

    It certainly does 🙂 You are a very prepared lady…love the water bottle; I must get one…
    have a great week xx

  13. December 9, 2013 / 2:10 am

    Hi Jennifer,

    I couldn’t agree more! Being prepared is so important.. all the way down to the water bottle:) Your ideas here are perfect and I know you are very stylish;)

    Hope you are enjoying the seasonal festivities! xxleslie

  14. December 8, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    I use a roller bag for my grocery shopping but what a good idea to use it for gift shopping.

  15. December 8, 2013 / 7:10 pm

    I love my DV flats. I do polyvore…actually use for cataloging my closet. The only time I actually miss having a stroller is shopping. The roller bag is a nice idea.

  16. vintagefrenchchic
    December 7, 2013 / 8:13 pm

    I have not tried Polyvore either. Here’s the deal…everything always looks better on Polyvore or laid out flat on my bed. When the stuff is on it never matches what I envisioned. My shopping outfit anymore consists of pjs and slippers since so much of it is online. You will look way more chic than me as you shop. : )

    • December 9, 2013 / 1:05 am

      Everything does look better on Polyvore. I do like to see the item in person, but that’s not alway geographically possible.

  17. December 8, 2013 / 2:35 am

    A roller bag is an excellent idea as is the water bottle, but having to battle the crowds is too much for me (I tried going to the mall last weekend – utter insanity!). I have been trying to do as much of my Christmas shopping online.

    • December 8, 2013 / 3:45 pm

      Couldyou please do a blog abut how you utilize polyvore on your blog?

    • December 9, 2013 / 1:07 am

      What would you like? I’m new to polyvore, but it is fun.

  18. December 8, 2013 / 1:02 am

    Haven’t Polyvored much and not for a long time — so much fun, though, when I did. By the way, speaking of fun, was that you who turned my photo into a magical, snowy, .gif? Somehow my chairs-in-the-snow got this wonderful animation — the photo showed up that way on my Google+ page, and you seem the likeliest with a magic wand!

    • December 9, 2013 / 1:06 am

      I wish I could say it was me, but someone else beat me too it. Hope you’re feeling better.

    • December 9, 2013 / 2:40 am

      I hope someone speaks up and solves the mystery — it was such fun to discover!

  19. December 7, 2013 / 9:05 pm

    I bow down to you and beg you to come help me!

    • December 9, 2013 / 1:05 am

      You’re so funny. We could do some virtual shopping together. That would be a blast.

  20. December 7, 2013 / 7:22 pm

    I have not tried Polyvore and I love seeing bloggers who use it.
    I like your shopping strategy and your look is comfortable and pulled together.
    Happy Shopping!

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