Personal Shopper

Staring into your full closet lamenting the fact that you have nothing to wear?  Us too.  Never fear, here’s a list of go-to shopping sites from Elizabeth Veys, one of the most stylish quarterlettes we know, to help fulfill all of your fashion needs.

E’s Latest Finds:

Joe Fresh: Canadian import Joe Fresh has quickly become a reliable source for basics. With incredibly affordable prices (some dresses for $30!), it’s a great place to pick up something new without blowing the budget. For casual weekend wear, this is a great one-stop shop.

 

ASOS: If you’re looking for anything trendy, you are bound to find more than enough pieces that fit the bill at ASOS. With more styles and colors than you may even have patience to scroll through, the options are limitless. A cocktail dress for an upcoming date? A slouchy tee for weekend brunch downtown? Just make sure to take advantage of the sorting navigation on the left-hand side to help simplify your search!

Send the Trend: Accessories are the easiest way to update your favorite outfits with minimal effort. Enter Send the Trend, which helps you do just this without a significant addition to your credit card. Based on a monthly (free) subscription service, you simply fill out a quick style survey in order to have a collection curated for you. With prices around $29.95, it’s a fun way to treat yourself!

 

Modcloth: While Modcloth carries a range of products, it was their dress assortment that originally caught my eye. From classic to trendy, there are so many terrific styles to choose from that you could easily get sucked into a shopping black hole and only realize it hours later. Founded by Susan Gregg Koger while she was in college, this is a terrific example of taking your passion and turning it into a thriving business. Modcloth is full of vintage-inspired items from indie designers at affordable prices; what’s not to love?

C Wonder: C Wonder definitely accomplishes its mission of “delivering brightness to every corner of life”. Exploding with pops of color at every turn, this site serves up clothing, accessories and even home décor, all in a bold palette. The product is fun and whimsical and would fall into the category of guilty pleasure if it weren’t so well-priced. If you’re lucky enough to live near a store, definitely go in and check it out in person too!

 

 

Specialty Sites

Take a moment and think back to a time before flash sales. Can you remember how different shopping used to be? Needless to say times have certainly changed and there are more websites dedicated to this niche than practically anything else. From flash sales to subscription services, there are even more ways to get your shopping fix daily or monthly!

 

Daydreaming

Unfortunately we’re not all celebrities that can score the latest looks right off the runway. It is sometimes a blast though to pretend you have money to burn and look through some amazing styles, while secretly dreaming of what you would buy if you suddenly won the lottery.

 

For Work

Trendy and weekend clothes are perhaps more fun to shop for, but let’s face it, most of us need clothes to help us climb the corporate ladder. For the Monday to Friday wardrobe dilemma, make sure to check out the below.

 

Tried & True

There are always new sites to check out, but sometimes nothing is better than your staple stops.

 

Cocktail Chatter

Be a know-most-of-it-all:

The Daily Beast: Led by the brain’s of the legendary editor, Tina Brown, The Daily Beast has become a destination for updates on entertainment, politics, general news, innovation and even the little things you didn’t think you’d want to know.  Sign up for their daily Cheat Sheet and each day you’ll be delivered digestible snippets of all the news your boss could possibly bring up at dinner.


 

2012 Election Prep

We’re not here to tell you how to vote.  That’s between you and the ballot.  That said it’s an important year to get behind the curtain and voice your decision.   These tools and resources will help make it an informed one:

 

ElectNext: Based on the issues you care about most and your stance on them, ElectNext’s algorithm tells you which Presidential candidate best fits your position.  On top of that, it will also match you with a U.S Senator and U.S Representative.


 

 

 

Rock The Vote: You’ve been hearing about the importance of your vote since the day you turned 18.  If you haven’t registered yet, it’s never too late.

 

 

Personal Trainer

Endorphin Boosters:

Uplift: No need to sacrifice your social life to fit in a sweat session.  The ladies of Uplift have a unique approach to getting into shape through their Raise the Bar classes.  Their workout philosophy speaks to not denying yourself fun, but merging it with what’s good for you.  Sign up for one of their classes and you’ll be given a butt-kicking work-out and a reward of delicious noshes, something to sip on and plenty of time with just the girls.

Yes, you can:

Runner’s World Training Plans: Doesn’t matter if you haven’t put on running shoes since mandatory 8th grade gym or if you routinely lace up for a mind clearing jog.  If you want to tackle one of those half marathons everyone has been talking about, you can do it – one step at a time.  All you need is a goal, a little guidance, some willpower and loads confidence.  We’ll be here cheering you on.

 

Financial Advisor

Making dollars and sense: 

 

LearnVest: 

Managing your finances used to be tricky and stressful.  Not anymore. Say hello to LearnVest – the perfect online resource for savvy Quarterlettes who are looking to manage their finances.  LearnVest’s site has everything from insightful articles to cool tools that allow you keep track of your savings and expenses, prepare monthly budget sheets and monitor your spending.  You can customize your LearnVest plan and you can also participate in online classes to further help you stay on track.  While anyone can use this website, it was initially created to help young, intelligent, professional women, so we highly recommend you check out LearnVest if you are looking for a little financial guidance!

 

Career Coach

Knowing who you are helps you find where you want to go:

 

The Clifton StrengthsFinder:

We’re often tied to roles that don’t fit, but instead of finding one that suits our skills and personalities, we continue trying to shove the square peg into the round hole.  We applaud the effort, but suggest that as you consider possible career changes, try honing in on your strengths. Can’t pick them out of lineup?    Leveraging the idea of playing to your strengths, the StrengthsFinder test finds your top 5 talents across 34 categories or what they call “themes.” According to a Gallup Poll, these “themes” frequently predict rockstar level performance.  Thus, the StrengthsFinder theory is if a person can pinpoint their top “themes” by analyzing their day-to-day behavior, then they can harness their power to gain success in their careers and lives overall.