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Consignment shopping! Loubie shoes $150! And yes they are real! #fashion #shopping (Taken with Instagram)

…to get drunk off your ass.

It’s officially Xmas eve people! Hurrah! This week is almost over. I’m staying away from every major shopping area I know because I refuse to deal with hurried masses freaking out because they gotta get those last few gifts for whoever RIGHT NOW!

You know Walgreens is going to have 20 people in line with shake weights and snuggies tightly clutched in their grasp right? See’s Candies is gonna sell out of all the good chocolate, Old Navy is going to have shirts and pants tossed wherever, H&M will be a mad house, and everyone will be looking for a gift wrap service or trying to wrap their gifts with the wrong tape and miscut wrapping paper. 

All this muss and fuss… to give gifts you can’t afford to people you marginally like and friends you love. I dunno, I love the spirit of Christmas, but i’m not a big big fan of the retail blood lust it inspires.

This is the first year in around 10 that I i’m not working on Christmas Eve or Day. Yes, 10 years straight of working in corporate retail environments where at least half of your Xmas eve was mandatory. Years of listening from a distance as people who waited until the last possible minute cussed a CS rep because their package said out for delivery, but hasn’t arrived. Or they wanna buy today and have it delivered Xmas day, and they would not take “that’s not an option” as an answer. Or they just want to call and belittle someone over the phone to make themselves feel better. Whateva… just unnecessary foolishness… 

It’s odd to me that many people who claim to buy into the holiday spirit of the season will cuss, fuss and fight over material items in the name of the season. Get over yourselves! 

And honestly, if you loved your mother/wife/sister/husband/brother/trainer so damn much, you wouldn’t have waited until 11 AM on Christmas Eve to get their damn gift. Personally, i’m such a cheapskate i’d rather have gift cards so I can shop after Xmas and get what I want at 50-80% off. 

Online. Because I hate visiting retail stores after the holidays. People can’t digest their friends/families cooking and so they walk up and down the aisles passing toxic funnel cloud farts with reckless abandon. I don’t need to smell your corroded colon essence while checking out boots at DSW. Ew.

For those that shop like me, i’m putting together a blog post for later with what I believe are great sale deals to check out for after Xmas sales. Pass along any suggestions you might have!

Love, peace and merlot

Luxurylatte

Last Minute Xmas Shopping!

Hello Lovelies!

Soooo, I am much behind on my Xmas shopping. Some of it is because of the rain,but majority of the delay is pure procrastination. I know many of the people I would even consider buying gifts for i’m not going to see Xmas week, so basically they can wait. Everyone else though, I don’t know what to give them. Gift cards? Booze? I gave my brother cash, would that do?

For those like me that haven’t finished, or started for that matter, here are some last minute shopping websites, ideas, suggestions….

1. SHOP LOCAL!

That dress shop or that funky vintage boutique you always pass by on your way to work? That consignment shop near downtown your stylish cousin told you about? Check it out! You can find some of the best deals, one off finds or unique gift ideas. And a great consignment store will have items so f’n fab it will pass as new. Hell, it’s new to them right?  Besides, your keeping your dollars local and helping your community at the same time, and helping a small biz owner pay their staff and grow.

2. Online Flash Sales sites

If you don’t have a membership to the hot flash sales sites like Gilt or Rue La La, don’t trip, your about to get put on in a bit. For those that don’t know, these flash sales sites are fantastic! The sales usually last anywhere from 24-72 hours, quantity is limited, and when its done its done! Buy all that mid-high designer gear from everyone from Puma- Alexander McQueen and all in between at up to 80% off (discounts usually average 30-50% discount).

Oh, and some sites such as Gilt also offer discounted vacation packages or lodging.

Your membership links:

Gilt Groupe

http://www.gilt.com/invite/luxurylatte

Rue La La

http://www.gilt.com/invite/luxurylatte

Beyond the Rack

http://www.beyondtherack.com/member/invite/B7490A1

HauteLook

http://www.hautelook.com/invite/luxurylatte

3. Apps

Got a smartphone? Then why on earth are you still paying retail or shopping and wondering if such and such is on sale elsewhere? Download a bar code scanner app and get to serious business. Many box box stores such as Target and Best Buy have their own apps you can use for shopping as well.

4. Food

Everybody eats. Vegans, Vegetarians, Carnivores. Send them one of those fruit baskets. Get some steaks from Omaha Steaks. Lobster tails. Cheesecakes. Cooking lessons! Help you help them. Done!

5. Booze

Depending on where you are (statewise or country) you can have wine or liquior delivered, either via a local store or by purchasing online and having it shipped. Check out the following booze enporioums for great gift sets or quick ideas for everyone from your boss to your mother in law. 

www.bevmo.com

www.wine.com

I hope this has brought many of you a little less stress!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

LL