- Being prepared is invaluable. With a whole slew of Summer weddings coming up, friends of mine are starting to sound more and more stressed out about what to wear to this one or that one. I can't sympathize, though, because I snapped up a few cocktail dresses (one super on sale and one an amazing H&M find I couldn't pass up) that will have me outfitted until our first Fall wedding.
- You'll score the one-of-a-kind stuff. Certain retailers have a large inventory, meaning there's no rush to nab something. Some of my favorite shopping sites are consignment-based, meaning there truly is only one of some things. If I log on 10 minutes later than some stylish woman on the other side of the country, that pair of boots could be hers, not mine, and that honestly kills me.