Buy Your Shoes Out of Season

*a guest post

Shoes are a staple of every wardrobe. If your shoes don’t match your outfit, you don’t have an outfit; you have a mess. This means that the style-conscious need to have either a very large collection or a very well-rounded collection. The latter is friendlier on the wallet and generally a better idea. What can’t be avoided, however, is having shoes by season. Season is the biggest determining factor in what shoes you wear. Summer shoes and winter shoes just won’t be the same, and spring and autumn shoes can be fairly different as well. Buying shoes seasonally is a good idea, but it may not come intuitively.

The first rule of buying shoes seasonally is to never, ever buy in-season. This might seem counter-productive, but it’s true. Winter shoes cost more when you buy them in winter when the demand is higher. However, they’re hardest to find in the summer. Generally, you want to buy your shoes three seasons in advance; look for winter shoes in spring, look for summer shoes in autumn, and so on. This allows you to browse before the stock is cleared but after the prices drop. This gives you the best angle on getting seasonal shoes in stores.

This applies even online, and shopping online is the next tip. The previous tip is great for those that like to shop in person, but the downside is that it generally means reduced selection. Stocks won’t have been cleared, but many of the contents of the appropriate section will be depleted. Looking online and finding womens’ uggs at or strappy sandals elsewhere will generally get you access to a lot more uggs and sandals respectively than you’d find in a store shopping post-season.

Finally, always buy what matches what you keep longest. If you tend to keep clothes longer than shoes, buy shoes to match clothes. If you tend to keep your shoes longer than your clothes, buy your clothes to match. You have to match clothes and shoes. There’s no way around this. Thus, it’s a good idea to buy one or the other as efficiently as possible to save money.

Buying shoes by the season might seem like a lot of trouble, but it’s a great way to save money and stay stylish. Once you know how, it’s easy, and you never forget how and where to do it. Just keep these tips in mind and you’ll find your shopping gets a lot easier and a lot more affordable.

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Things to do with the family in Las Vegas

*this is a post by Krystal Shannon

Whenever a family goes on a vacation they want to go somewhere that offers them a lot of different activities that they can enjoy. Even though it is primarily known for its casinos, Las Vegas is an ideal destination for the perfect family vacation. Many of the activities here are diverse which can be appropriate for both young children as well as teens.

One entertainment feature that is well liked in Vegas are the many shows. Many shows have been added with families in mind. Therefore, any family visiting Vegas should partake in at least one show. Magicians are one form of show that is quite popular. Magicians such as Nathan Burton and Mac King have mesmerized audiences with their feats. Other activities designed for families may be specific to a certain historical period. By using this as inspiration, a fun-filled activity from the past can be exciting when performed in the present day. The Tournament of Kings uses a medieval theme to provide a fun dinner experience. Here it is perfectly acceptable to eat with one’s hands while enjoying the excitement of a jousting competition.

Another option when visiting Las Vegas is CSI the Experience. Designed for older children, this activity allows them to be a crime scene investigator as seen on the popular TV show. Guests can select from three different murders. They then work to solve the murder based on the evidence they are given.  They also must perform an investigation on different suspects. This activity can be found in the MGM Grand Casino as another alternative to casino gambling. This complex activity is a lot of fun and can bring out the sleuth in anyone. The activity does provide staff to assist with any questions guests may have as they go about conducting their investigation of the particular crime. With all these activities available for the young ones you might have to stick to the online casino for gambling as you probably won’t get the time to play in Las Vegas.

Have you ever taken the family to Las Vegas?

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