Not so with my new favorite Shopafrolic. Shopafrolic.com is the brain child of sisters Liz Lange and Jane Wagman and I can tell you it’s not just like every other fashion site out there. There are the requisite tips and trends, but they also have some unique features that I love. The Buy/Don’t Buy section is where they take questions from real life people who want to know whether what they want to wear is appropriate or not. Have you ever wondered am I too old/young for this? Have you ever had a dress you’re dying to wear to a wedding but not sure the cut, fabric or color is right for the time and season? Well, ask Jane and Liz-they’ll set you straight.
When you sign up for their daily email, you’ll get the days best trend in both a splurge and save fashion. They call it J’adore and J’amazing which just makes me smile every time I see it. For those of us who don’t have NYC budgets, it’s a great tool to see what’s hot and where regular folks can buy it. Also, even though both of them have amazing figures, Jane and Liz know that all women want to look good so they offer advice for everyone, not just super-lean, leggy hot chicks like them.
Now, admittedly, I’m biased. These ladies are life-long New Yorkers and I’ll admit I think that gives them a leg up when it comes to knowing fashion. Also, Liz happens to be a fashion designer (Yes, that Liz Lange) and Jane a graphic designer so they know a thing or two about style. What I love most about Shopafrolic.com and the email newsletter though, is that it is free of pretense and chic snobbery. Liz and Jane create an atmosphere similar to that you’d get out shopping with your best girl friends. You know the ones? The girls you laugh with until you cry and will never let you buy fat jeans.
Check out Shopafrolic. Sign up for their newsletter. Even if you never buy a thing that they suggest, it’s a lovely way to open your inbox each day.
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