The Sol Compass

by Caitlin Hummer

Last Minute Shopping For The Busy Girl

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Today’s blog post is inspired by my real life drama of last week.  Wednesday night B and I were eating tacos and watching Sebastian Maniscalco on Netflix when he casually brought up that his niece’s baptism was on Saturday.  Yes, that coming Saturday.  As in, less than three very busy days away.  After a quick scan through my closet trying to find something that was light, airy, and summery, yet conservative enough for a church, I came up empty handed.  So I hopped onto my computer and plugged in the Express website, with a loose idea of what I was looking for.  Pastels and whites were my main focus.  A skirt that easily grazed my knee and a classic button down blouse were preferred if I could find any that fit the bill.  To my delight, the items you see here were there in cyberspace, waiting for me.

I had two full days of work and two nights out planned for Thursday and Friday, and Saturday morning is when we shoot my blog outfits for the upcoming week.  With no time to go to the mall or wait for standard shipping, I logged in to my ShopRunner account and placed my Express order with two day shipping at no extra cost.

The words “two day shipping” are thrown around a lot these days, but they are almost exclusively used in reference to Amazon Prime.  This doesn’t necessarily bode very well for clothes shopping at your favorite stores.  Luckily, ShopRunner is prepared for us.

In a word, ShopRunner offers unlimited two day shipping at participating stores.  That means for $80 per year, you can order the outfit for the event you didn’t know about on Wednesday night, and have it delivered and ironed by Saturday afternoon.  Certain American Express and MasterCards actually offer complimentary ShopRunner benefits, which is what I use, making a ShopRunner account a no-brainer!  Some of favorite stores that use ShopRunner are Lucky Brand, aerie, Cole Haan, and Under Armour, but the list goes on and includes SO MANY STORES!

I’ve been using ShopRunner for almost three years now, and I still don’t know which part is the most impressive.  I’ve ordered last minute purchases without paying an exorbitantly high amount on shipping and most stores have a pretty low minimum purchase to qualify (for example, Lucky Brand’s is $25).  In case it doesn’t fit, ShopRunner even offers free returns – which is often where stores will really get you!  Finally, there is 2-Click Express Checkout, which means your information will be stored safely and securely and all you have to do is click okay, without rummaging through your bag to find your credit card and typing your address in 65 million times.

Outfit Details – Shirt: Express | Skirt: Express | Heels: Steve Madden | Purse: Rebecca Minkoff | Necklace: Elizabeth and James | Watch: Fossil

Do any of you use ShopRunner?  What do you think of it?  Let me know in the comment section!

xo, C

 

2 thoughts on “Last Minute Shopping For The Busy Girl

  1. I love that outfit- the purple shirt somehow just goes with the white flared skirt! Well done!! 🙂

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