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Hello, iPads.  Meet Shop It To Me.

Shop It To Me for iPad

It’s official! We are happy to announce that the Shop It To Me App is now available on the iPad!

It’s a must-have if you use an iPad to view your Shop It To Me emails. Now you can view four items at a time, product details and alternative images all within the app before being taken to the retailer’s site.

Plus — just for fun — we added some new improvements to our app just in time for the holidays, including:

Search for Specific items:

Looking for a pair of Rag & Bone booties?  You can now search all the items our 100+ retailers have on sale in your size by keyword. Just click the “refine” button in the top right corner and then click “all sales” to begin your search.

Filter and Sort your feed

You can now more easily narrow down your daily feed (or sort it by price) by clicking the “refine” button in the top right of the screen.

Search on Shop It To Me for iPad

Share items with friends.

Share items you like with your friends and family. Click the share button above any item to pass along something you like or that you think would be perfect for someone else — the perfect feature for dropping hints about gift ideas.

Share items with friends on Shop It To Me for iPad

So take a two minute break right now and:

  1. Download the Shop It To Me App for iPhone and iPad from the Apple App Store.
  2. If you like what you see, show your support by leaving us a quick review at the iTunes store.

And if you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask!  Email us at support@shopittome.com.  We like talking to you :)

Happy shopping!

October 16, 2014   No Comments

Bye Bye, Passwords

At Shop It To Me, we think it’s time to say goodbye to passwords.

Why?  First of all, passwords are inconvenient. For security, you need a unique, “hard-to-crack” password for every site you frequent. They’re hard to think up and easy to forget.  (How many times have you resorted to the “forgot password” button?) Sure, password managers can help — unless, of course, you want to login on your mobile app!

What’s more, passwords just aren’t that secure any more. Cyber-attacks are rampant – and it’s not just Heartbleed: there are new revelations almost daily that some popular site has been “compromised.” Last week, it was eBay warning us to change our passwords; next week, who knows?

We think there’s a better way, and we’re excited to announce that our new version of the Shop It To Me mobile app eliminates the need for a password.

That’s right!  You won’t need to set a password at signup. You won’t need to remember or change one. You won’t need to login via Facebook (although you can if you’d like).

Instead, you simply type in your email address and receive a one-time link. When you click the link, it will auto-log you into the app. And you’ll stay logged in until you choose to log out.

We believe our new login is safer, easier and just plain better than passwords. (It’s also more fun!)

So try out our iPhone App and let us know what you think!

bye bye passwords

May 29, 2014   1 Comment

Today Only! Free Shipping from 40+ Stores

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So you’re a procrastinator? No judgements here, because Free Shipping Day was invented for you. Today only, almost every store is offering free shipping, no minimum with guaranteed delivery by December 24th. The complete roundup of stores and codes are all right here.

FREE SHIPPING CODES:

Saks Fifth Avenue: use code HOLIDAY at checkout for free shipping

Saks Off 5th: use code FREESHIP at checkout for free shipping

Bergdorf Goodman: use code BGGIFT  at checkout for free two-day shipping

DVF: use code FREESHIPDAY at checkout for free shipping

Nike: use code JUSTDOIT at checkout for free shipping

Eddie Bauer: use code FROST at checkout for free shipping

 

NO CODE REQUIRED FOR FREE SHIPPING:

Tory Burch | Nordstrom | kate spade new york | Shopbop

PiperlimeBloomingdale’sNeiman Marcus | Barneys New York

Barneys Warehouse | J.Crew | Ralph Lauren | Madewell

Urban Outfitters | 7 For All Mankind | Theory | Helmut Lang

rag & bone | Bluefly | CUSP by Neiman Marcus | TheCorner.com

Shop Goldyn | Nine West | Zappos | Amazon Fashion

Revolve Clothing | C&C California | Trina Turk | Nicole Miller

BCBG | Juicy Couture | Lucky Brand | The Limited

Express | Nasty GalJones New York | Natori

John Varvatos | Puma | Under Armour

December 18, 2013   No Comments

Shop It To Me’s Annual Black Friday & Cyber Monday Sale Guide

Planning to shop ’til you drop this weekend? Well, lucky for you, we’ve rounded up all of the best deals around so you don’t even have to leave the house (and those Thanksgiving leftovers) to find the itms you’ve been coveting all season long. We’ll be updating these sweet sales all weekend long, so check back daily for updates. Happy shopping!

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NORDSTROM

First ever Cyber Monday sale! Shop online exclusives & new markdowns, no code needed. Ends 12/2.

TORY BURCH

Spend and save event! Spend $300, receive 20% off. Spend $500, receive 25% off. Spend $750, receive 30% off. Use code HOLIDAY. Ends 12/2.

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Get free shipping on all orders, no minimum, with code ONEDAY. Ends 12/2.

KATE SPADE

Enjoy 30% off the entire site , plus free shipping with code CYBER30. Restrictions apply. Ends 12/2.

BLOOMINGDALE’S

Get 25% off a great selection of regular and sale price items for a total savings of 45-60%. Ends 12/2.

NEIMAN MARCUS LAST CALL

Enjoy an extra 40% off the entire site – today only! No code needed. Ends 12/3.

BERGDORF GOODMAN

Save up to 40% Off select designer sportswear collections, and take an additional 20% off already-reduced ready-to-wear. Ends 12/2.

SHOPBOP

Spend $250, save 15%. Spend $500, save 20%. Spend $1,000, save 25%. Use code BIGEVENT13. Ends 12/2.

PIPERLIME

Get 30% off sitewide with code CYBER, plus free shipping. Restrictions apply. Ends 12/2.

DVF

Enjoy an additional 30% off wear-now styles, plus an additional 10% off with code EXTRA10. Ends 12/2.

7 FOR ALL MANKIND

Get an extra 30% off all sale with code EXTRA30. Ends 12/2.

J.CREW

Take an extra 30% off your purchase with code MONDAY, plus free shipping on all orders. Ends 12/2.

MADEWELL

Enjoy 25% off your entire purchase with code FEAST25 + free shipping on all orders. Online and in stores. Exclusions apply. Ends 12/2.

RAG & BONE

Get 20% off select styles with code winter2013 at checkout. Ends 12/2.

HUDSON JEANS

Get 30% off sitewide, plus free shipping. Ends 12/2.

THECORNER.COM

Receive an additional 20% off your entire order with code CYBER2013. Use this code for additional savings on items that are already up to 50% off. Ends 12/2.

INTERMIX

Take an extra 40% off sale items (ends 12/10). Cyber Monday Only, take 20% off full-priced items, pus free shipping with code CYBER20. Ends 12/2.

FREE PEOPLE

Free standard shipping on all orders – no minimum or code needed! Ends 12/2.

URBAN OUTFITTERS

Take $15 off $75, $25 off $100 and $50 off $150, plus free US shipping, no minimum. Ends 12/2.

C&C CALIFORNIA

Get 40% off all full-priced items, and get 50% off all sale items, plus free shipping on all orders. Ends 12/2.

HELMUT LANG

Enjoy 30% off select items, plus free shipping on orders over $250. Ends 12/2.

RALPH LAUREN

Get $25 off $150+ orders, get $50 off $250+ orders, and $125 off $500+ orders & enjoy up to 50% off all sale styles, plus free shipping on all items. Ends 12/2.

MODCLOTH

Get 20% off sitewide with code ROBOPUG. Ends 12/2.

THECORNER.COM

Save up to 50% off the Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. Ends 12/2.

ALICE + OLIVIA

Enjoy 25% off sitewide through Cyber Monday. Ends 12/2.

TRINA TURK

Spend $200 get 20% off, spend $400 get 25% off, spend $600 get 30% off with code CYBER13. Ends 12/2.

YOOX.COM

Get up to 50% off fall/winter collection, plus an extra 15% off with code THANKYOOX. Ends 12/2.

AMAZON FASHION

Spend $100 and recieve 30% off shoes, handbags and more. Ends 12/2.

LOFT

 Get  50% off sitwide with code CYBER50. Ends 12/2.

ANN TAYLOR

Get 50% off sitewide with code SHOP50. Ends 12/2.

MACY’S

Get an extra 15% off and free shipping on $75 or more with code CYBER. Ends 12/2.

THE LIMITED

Get 50% off full-priced items, plus free shipping with code JINGLE at checkout. Ends 12/2.

KAREN MILLEN

Take an extra 25% off sitewide, plus free shipping on all orders. Exclusions apply. Ends 12/2.

SHOP GOLDYN

Save 25% off sitewide with code SPREADTHELOVE. Ends 12/2.

DIESEL

Save up to 40% off select items with code DIESELONLINE. Ends 12/2.

FRENCH CONNECTION

Enjoy 30% off your total purchase + free ground shipping on orders over $150 with code W13COUPON at checkout. Ends 12/2.

JAMES PERSE

Get up to 50% off plus free ground shipping on Cyber Monday only with code JPVIP2013CM. Ends 12/2.

STEVEN ALAN

Save up to 50% off of new markdowns, plus free shipping on any order. Ends 12/2.

UNDER ARMOUR

Enjoy 25% Off The UA Battle Hoodie + limited time free shipping, no minimum. Ends 12/7.

NIKE

Take an extra 25% off clearance items with code MOVEMORE. Discount applied at checkout. Ends 12/3.

BACKCOUNTRY.COM

Get up to 50% off sitewide. Ends 12/4.

EDDIE BAUER

Cyber Monday starts now! Get 30% off everything + free shipping & returns on all orders. Use code ICY. Ends 12/2.

 

November 29, 2013   No Comments

Bloggers share how they made their Shop It To Me email even more personalized

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If you haven’t pulled the trigger on our latest feature, which is choosing how you want your Shop It To Me email organized — by retailer, by clothing category, or by brand — fear not! Our Trendsetters (aka shopping experts) and our own staff (also experts in shopping) weigh in on this ultra-personalized featured and how/why they’ve organized their emails this way.

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  • “I organize my Salemail by store. That way I can see any special promotions the store is running in case I want to buy multiple items from the same spot.” -Natalie of Shop It To Me
  • “I organize my sale by retailer because it’s the most like the experience of shopping in store.  I have my favorite retailers for certain items so it’s nice to have it broken up this way in my Salemail.”  -Caitlin of Shop It To Me
  • “I organize my Salemail by retailer. I definitely have my favorites and love knowing which items I can shop with free shipping and free returns!” -Kelly of Shop It To Me
  • “Personally, I chose the Clothing Category preference because you never know what you’ll come across when you think outside of the box! I have found the most amazing shoes and accessories from brands I’ve never heard of before and love sharing my discoveries with my readers!” -Patty of A Work in Progress
  • “I organize my salemail by Category because I love hunting for the right dress for that night out on the town, regardless of which store it’s from!” -Alice of Shop It To Me
  • “I currently have my Salemail organized by retailer. However, when I have an event or am searching for something specific I love being able to change it to Clothing Category to easily see what I’m already shopping for!” -Laura of 24-7 Style
  • “I group my salemail by brand. I’m super specific and definitely have my faves (Joie, Adriano Goldschmied, Equipment, J Brand) so its great to be able to quickly scan through.” -Krista of City Chic
  • “I think it’s best to organize Salemails by brand and/or by clothing category. Wallets, beware!” -Hallie of Corals + Cognacs
  • “I’ve always had it organized by retailer… but I might try organizing by brand and see how that compares.” -Lisa of Pennlive.com

Choose your organization method here, now.

July 25, 2012   No Comments

“Dress to Invest” Pop-Up Shops for Spring

Tax season can be taxing on more than just our wallets, but spring shopping shouldn’t be. And whether or not you’re expecting a tax refund, you should expect convenience and great prices when buying new things.

We asked three of our favorite personal finance experts–all of whom just happen to be very stylish women–to share their top clothing and accessory picks for spring.  And from now through Tuesday (Tax Day), we’ll be treating you to shoppable pop-ups featuring the items curated by them.

Meet our curators:

CBS News Business and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis says that her mom taught her to walk straight to the sale racks, and she’s never looked back.  Rebecca says her style varies from classic to trendy “as long as the cut is still flattering”.

Rebecca Jarvis

Host of Yahoo’s Financially Fit and author of Psych Yourself Rich, Farnoosh Torabi has a style that is tailored, smart and sophisticated–but she keeps it interesting with bold necklaces, belts and colorful heels. She’s always up for a fashion challenge.

Farnoosh Torabi

Manisha Thakor teaches women the practice of Money Zen™, a joy-based approach to the basics of personal finance.  When it comes to her wardrobe, she’s about investing in comfortable classics which she describes as “Coco Chanel meets Katherine Hepburn”.

Manisha Thakor

While none of our experts would recommend blowing your tax refund on a new wardrobe, we’re excited to share their savvy selections for spring.

So, if not on clothing, what do they suggest you do when that check comes in the mail?

Manisha recommends paying down any credit card balances with your refund. “If you have a 17% interest rate on your credit card, and you use your tax refund to pay an outstanding balance down, it’s like getting a guaranteed 17% rate of return on those dollars. Given the lackluster state of the economy and the uncertainty around jobs, paying down high interest credit card debt is one investment that is sure to pay off!”

Rebecca says, “Think of your tax refund as a fresh opportunity to improve your future. Put it towards improving your health or learning a new skill. Stretch that money as far as you can by making a lasting investment in yourself. You spent all of last year earning your refund; There’s no reason you can’t take some time to think of how you’ll spend it.”

Farnoosh urges investing your refund to make life easier, better or more meaningful. “Would paying off your credit card make life easier? Would saving half and using the rest to tune up your car? Or, would it mean using it to take an evening class to pursue a passion? Enjoy it.”

Of course, we won’t tell if you decide to use just a little of what’s left over to treat yourself to something great for spring.

April 12, 2012   No Comments

Tips from 5 busy (and stylish) accountants!

Tax season can be, well, a taxing time of year — especially for accountants. We recently caught up with a few busy CPAs to get their time-saving tricks, style faves and professional tips. They definitely know how to get more from their 24!

What are useful ways you save time during tax season when you don’t have a minute to spare?

Tiffany:  I put my phone in another room so I don’t hear the constant “ding” of new emails or Facebook posts and feel compelled to look. In between files I will take a moment to check emails and do replies. At this time of year, I don’t leave the house this unless it’s to meet a client. So, any personal errands I need to handle are scheduled on the way to or from.

Ken:  I come in very early…between 6 and 7 AM to avoid most of the morning rush-hour, and I’m on the clock / billable sooner. I also leave late. I will avoid all the rush-hour traffic headed home. When I’m going to be in my office, I’ll bring breakfast and lunch.

Chrissy:   I plan out my outfits the night before so I’m organized and efficient in the morning. I also use NextBus to track the train and bus I take to work, so I can plan when to leave. I like to listen to the TV news while I’m getting ready. If I miss the weather report, I’ll check it on an app before I leave the house.

Ken and Tiffany

What sacrifices do you make when you’re so short on time?

Daina: I have definitely been skipping the gym and eating out more.  During busy season we usually order food for dinner every night and eat at our desks (which makes the consequences of skipping the gym much worse). Also, there is less time to just relax and enjoy the day.

What are the workhorses of your working wardrobes? Any favorite styles or outfits of the moment?

Chrissy: I love everything from Theory and J Crew. We’re business casual and I love to wear skirts with patterns and colors, paired with simple cardigans and statement jewlery. I just bought a Tory Burch Marion Ribbon Tweed jacket in blue which I am dying over. I wear it with a dark blue skirt and white shirt or jeans and a blue and white stripped shirt. I love the floral trend right now and all of the colors we are seeing. I think that dressing clothes you love makes you feel better about yourself and more motivated to work.

Simona: I love to mix vintage and contemporary pieces but have always been drawn to classic looks for work/meetings, i.e. sheath dresses, pencil skirts and cashmere sweaters, and of course great pumps in all styles, (all I ask is that the heel is a minimum of 3 1/2″ but prefer 4-5″ including a platform) and fabulous bags. I favor vintage (having been collecting since the age of 10ish influenced by my Grandmother, Raizy Pearl.  You can read about her within “About Raizy Pearl” on my website, raizypearlvintage.com.

Any other advice you can lend to readers?

Daina: This was my first year working (and surviving) busy season and I found that there were little things that helped me through this busy time. I tried to work out as much as possible, even if it was just doing 8 minute abs in my living room.  In addition I found it important to have some social time each week, even if that meant sacrificing a little bit of sleep.

Simona: During tax season I make an effort to eat clean (only complex carbs mostly comprised of fruits/veggies, and a lot of lean protein) and get to the gym as much as possible.

Other related posts:

Tax-Day Giveaway: Nominate a stylish accountant to win a designer bag!

Survey Results: What’s most “taxing” in your daily routine?

Survey Results: How you plan to spend your tax refund.

April 10, 2012   No Comments

SURVEY RESULTS: Taking the “Tax” Out of Daily Living

Tax season will soon be gone, but it’s not the only thing that we find “taxing”.  In fact, some things tax us all year long.

We wanted to know about the biggest drags on your daily routine, so we could help with some solutions.  (Perhaps, the perfect use for that extra cash you might be getting back from Uncle Sam?) Here’s what you told us about the most taxing parts of your day!

Who hasn’t awoken in the AM and wished for a personal valet, makeup artist or chauffeur to get them out the door? According to our new survey, more than 50% of you find getting groomed (shower/shave, hair/makeup) and deciding what to wear to be the most taxing parts of your morning routines (28% and 25% respectively).  The commute to work rounded out the top three responses with 19% of the vote.

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 Photo via kidspot.com.au

During the day, about 40% of you say that completing your daily to-do list is the most taxing. Responding to emails and phone calls came in second at 20%, and handling miscellaneous admin tasks was third at 19%.

At nighttime, completing household chores (30%), making dinner (23%) and getting to the gym/working out (21%) are the things that tax you most.

Our team suggests using a little of your refund to help tackle some of these taxing tasks. For example:

  • Splurge on the services of a personal stylist (check out Urban Darling.com) who can simplify and rationalize your wardrobe–saving you time every single morning.
  • Hire a professional organizer. While it won’t eliminate your to-do list or household chores, it will provide you with tools for streamlining and managing daily tasks. You can find one in your area on NAPO.net.
  • Outsource dinner.  Services like DreamDinners.com eliminate the tedious parts of meal preparation, while ensuring that you and your family get a healthful, home-cooked meal.

No refund coming?  How about these do-it-yourself solutions:

  • Be your own stylist. Spend a few weekend hours going through your wardrobe and assembling outfits; then snap photos and post your favorite looks on your closet door.  You won’t have to think in the morning, just copy the photo!
  • Involve the kids in dinner preparation. They can help with table setting, veggie-cleaning and milk pouring.
  • Bring the gym home. Purchase an inexpensive rebounding trampoline (via Craigslist or eBay) and get in your exercise while you watch TV.  (Think of all the money you’ll save.)

And don’t forget Shop It To Me!  While we can’t rescue you from having the tax man cometh, we can be your personal assistant when it comes to shopping. Put us to work to find the pieces you want on sale in your sizes. It’s just that simple!

Methodology: Results are based on 480+ respondents from a survey fielded by Shop It To Me the week of April 2-6, 2012.

 

Other related posts:

Tax-Day Giveaway: Nominate a stylish accountant to win a designer bag!

Survey Results: How you plan to spend your tax refund

Time-saving tips: 5 busy accountants weigh in on how they make it through crunch-time

April 10, 2012   No Comments

Time-saving tricks….from some busy-body bloggers

At Shop It To Me, we’re all about saving your time by finding sales only your sizes and only in brands that you love.  This weekend we’re losing an hour of time when the clocks spring forward for Daylight Savings. We connected with our busy blogger trendsetters to ask them their time-saving tricks. From a swamped mom to a crammed student to a hustlin’ professional, here’s their  tips on how to stay sane and stylish with less time:

Meet Rach of The Pink Peonies, a student in her 3rd semester of Graphic Design, who manages to look classy on her way to class. 

Rach, inspired by Coco Chanel
Rach, inspired by Coco Chanel

1. What’s the most efficient piece in your wardrobe that you can throw on with almost anything? I have a couple of pieces in my closet that are so versatile but my J. Crew Wedges are my fav!

2. How do you make room for “me” time with such a busy schedule?I forgot there was such a thing as “me” time because I move at about 100 miles an hour all day, everyday but when I do I have time, I would consider my “me” time as reading up on my favorite blogs, browsing through fashion magazines, choosing out new looks and shopping of course!

3. Will you be doing a spring cleaning on your closet? Any tips? I hadn’t thought about it but now that you mention it, yes I’m going to! My tip: organize your closet by style type first, {sweaters, blouses, blazers etc.} then by color.

Meet Julia from Gal Meets Glam, a very stylish student at the University of the Pacific in California. She’s looking fabulous while studying Business with a concentration in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.

Julia looking smashing in her skinnies

Julia looking smashing in her skinnies

1. What’s the most efficient piece in your wardrobe that you can throw on with almost anything? Definitely a comfy pair of black skinny jeans. I wear them to run errands with flats, put on pumps and a blouse for work, sandals and t-shirt for class, or strappy heels and a cute top for a night out. You can’t go wrong with them! The great thing about the color back is that you can’t really tell they are jeans unless you feel the fabric, so they are work appropriate!

2. How do you make room for “me” time with such a busy schedule? This may sound silly, but my “me” time is getting ready in the morning. I get a lot of girls asking me how I get the motivation to get ready every morning (especially while in college) and my answer is that it makes me feel good. Nothing is better than starting your day feeling confident and wearing something that you feel great in.

3. Will you be doing a spring cleaning on your closet? Any tips? Oh yes! I get overwhelmed by the feeling of having too much “stuff”. I love taking the time to clean everything out and get organized. I try to do it every new season and I always feel refreshed afterward. My rule of thumb is: if you have not worn it in the past year, then it goes. Sometimes it’s really hard to get rid of things (especially if you paid good money for them), but chances are if you have not worn it within a year, then you probably won’t wear it again.

 

Meet Rubina of Homes and Heels, a lover of all things design- art, interior design, fashion- and she’s making it big in an advertising agency in Chicago. Meanwhile, she continues to share amazing finds affordable on a shoestring budget.
Rubina and her beautiful vest

Rubina and her beautiful vest

1. What’s the most efficient piece in your wardrobe that you can throw on with almost anything? I have a black and gray vest with an exaggerated collar that I wear with absolutely everything. I love how it can be paired with a dress to give it a little edge or with a cozy sweater for an extra layer in winter. I’ve actually styled it so many different ways on my blog that my readers are probably tired of seeing it!

2. How do you make room for “me” time with such a busy schedule? Between blogging and working in advertising there are definitely times where I feel like I have to put relaxation on a back burner but I’ve realized that if I don’t make some time for myself, I don’t do as well at either. So, I’ve made a rule that I have to try and sneak in at least a half hour of reading time right before bed…I have to admit it doesn’t always happen but one step at a time right?

3. Will you be doing a spring cleaning on your closet? Any tips?  Yes, definitely! I think the key is to make sure that you have timeless staples – a classic white shirt, a pair of dark jeans, a structured blazer – and then a few more trendy pieces that are sprinkled in. So, as it gets warmer, I’ll store my sweaters and heavier clothing and add a few pieces of bright color to keep my wardrobe fresh.

Meet April of Knocked Up Fabulous- she’s a mommy and primary school teacher AND looks Fashion-tastic in every post:

Just like Momma!

Just like Momma!


1. What’s the most efficient piece in your wardrobe that you can throw on with almost anything?
I love tossing on my green army jacket (from Loft) whenever I’m in need of an additional layer. It looks great with prints, bright color, or pants and dresses…you name it! And I love how it can easily transition from work to “play”.
How about from your little girl’s closet?
My daughter has been loving her cowgirl boots (don’t you dare call them cowboy…) for whenever she needs to throw on a pair of shoes to do some running around with me. They look so cute with her ultra girlies dresses or with leggings and a t-shirt.
2. How do you make room for “me” time with such a busy schedule?
Sadly enough I sometimes sacrifice sleep for “me” time. On weekends I usually wake up before the kids just so I can catch up with things on the computer. My husband and I also take turns hanging with the little ones in the evening so that we can each have a break.
3. Will you be doing a Spring cleaning on your closet? Any tips?
Yes I will be doing Spring cleaning…a major one! The closets and drawers are becoming overstocked. I’m going to be going through everything…sorting it into piles: keep, toss, diy, or donate. After it’s all sorted, I need to organize it. Big time! It’s going to be a painful experience (I’m a clothes hoarder…shh!), but it is something that really needs to be done…especially with my thrifting problem.

Thank you to Julia, Rach, Rubina and April for contributing your words of wisdom! Happy Daylight Savings!

March 9, 2012   1 Comment

Lose an hour, gain a day

At Shop It To Me, we love making shopping convenient. Our whole mission is to be your personal assistant for shopping. In our office, everyone is obsessed with being the first to share a new app, site or service that saves time and makes life easier.

So, to help you counter the impending loss of a precious hour this Sunday, we’re sharing some of our current faves for getting more from your 24 along with tid-bits on why these melt our butter. Though this weekend breezes by at a faster clip–put these tools to work and uncover more time to enjoy spring fever.

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Uber –Request a car from any mobile phone. Within minutes, a professional driver in a sleek black car arrives curbside. It’s like having E-Z pass for a car service while everyone else is scrambling during a taxi shift change.

TaskRabbit — Our office manager is obsessed with TaskRabbit, the site she uses to find local service providers who can handle our HQ’s time-sucking tasks like post office runs, supply deliveries and the like.

NextBus — The women in our San Francisco marketing and biz-dev departments love this for optimizing their commute time, as does our CEO. Check the app and know exactly when the next bus is expected to arrive and leave your home or office at the exact right moment.

Seamless — Our marketing VP orders in her favorite neighborhood Thai and Indian food at least once a week from Seamless. She loves how it stores your favorite restaurants and items you’ve ordered so you can re-order those go-tos with one easy click.

Nutshell Mail — An across the board fave. A few times a day we get a summary from Nutshell Mail that shows everything happening in our Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn streams. Saves us the time of visiting the sites individually.

Baby-Connect — If you have a baby, love data and are a bit anal–this is nirvana (we’re calling out our CEO on this one!). A simple app that helps you stay on top of your baby’s daily routine (diaper changes, food consumed, naps taken) and development.

BluePrintCleanse — They think, you drink! Enough said.

Kiwi Crate — If you’re a parent, aunt/uncle or caregiver for a 4-8 year old, this is the bee’s knees. Each month a new hands on project arrives. You get the time to do something creativity-inspiring with your little one vs. wandering Michaels for something curiosity-provoking to do. Ever since a few of our Engineers who have young kids got wind of this, their curiousity has been piqued!

Exit Strategy NYC — Our marketing VP’s favorite iPhone app. Tell it which subway station you’re getting out at, and it will tell you which car to be in to be in the optimal place to be near the exit staircase. Total NYC time-saver when running between meetings.

March 9, 2012   No Comments