Sunday, May 12, 2013

Ross Clothing Store - Good Practices for Shopping at Ross (Fashion Blog Post)

A Trip to Ross Clothing Store - Happy Mother's Day to Me!


I wrote an article for a local newspaper once, and interviewed a young lady about her opinions of stay-at-home moms.

Not knowing that I was a stay-at-home mom myself, and that I wrote as a freelancer, she answered my question in complete frankness. I don't remember her exact response, but she used words along the lines of "unambitious" and "lazy."

Ouch!

No matter what people claim, the "desperate housewives" stigma does exist.

If you ask any of the stay-at-home moms I hang out with, she'll tell you that she does back-breaking work, often gets looked down upon, but have never regretted one minute of choosing to stay home with her child.

I'm not here to rally; I'm not here to compare stay-at-home moms with working moms; I'm here to ask you all to put yourselves in other people's shoes before you judge.

Also, I'd like to say, "Happy Mother's Day!"

To all the hard-working moms out there: go treat yourselves!

For me, I treated myself to a trip to Ross Clothing Store.





Ross Clothing Store
Entire outfit, minus the bracelet, is from Ross.




Good Practices for Shopping at Ross Clothing Store


Ross is awesome!

Where else (in Seattle) can you find brand new, 5-dollar tops that has a decent brand?

However, clothes-shopping at Ross can be tricky. If you aren't careful, you walk away with dirty, broken, or plain tasteless clothes. They are like worthless junk.

As a frugal stay-at-home mom, discount-shopping has become a hobby. I'm not a pro, but have picked up good practices for shopping at Ross Clothing Store.

If you shop at Ross too, then I hope the tips below help you find great deals, and not worthless junk. 



Ross Clothing Store

 

1. Clearance only.


Why shop at Ross?

For deals, of course! So don't even bother browsing the regular-priced stuff, unless you want something specific.

Head straight to clearance. If you go to a discount store, then you might as well get the best deal possible. 




2. Skip the trends. Stick with the staples.


The reason why a lot of clothes end up at Ross is because they are out of season. Even if something looks on-trend, it'll be out of style soon.

Staple pieces, however, stay fashionable all the time. They are worth purchasing, especially at massive discount.

In today's Fashion Blog post, I've included three staples from my wardrobe -- gray knit, skinny jeans, and leopard flats.

For a comprehensive list of clothes I consider to be staples, click here to find out.


3. Don't go overboard.


It's Ross, not a lunar eclipse. It'll be there tomorrow.

I know you feel excited about all the great deals, and want to buy everything. But remember that the same deal comes all the time. It's Ross's business model to sell cheap, so don't give into excitement.

I always try on as many clothes as I can carry, but walk away with just a few. 




4. Check. Double-Check. Triple-Check.


Because I've bought ripped and stained stuff from Ross before, I always check items at least three times before purchase.
 
Does Ross accept returns? Of course. But who needs the hassle?
 

5. Don't expect a red carpet.


Ross is a discount store after all. Don't expect exceptional customer service. Though most Ross employees are very polite, there are rude ones too.



Ross Clothing Store

 
Ross Clothing Store


Ross Clothing Store

 

Thanks for reading.

 

Again, Happy Mother's Day!


 Do you have tips for shopping at Ross Clothing Store, or other discount clothing stores?


 

26 comments:

  1. Happy mother's day to you too! you looks super fit and pretty :) That's a great post btw tc

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  2. Happy Mother’s Day!

    I don’t know why people look down on stay-at- home moms. They raise their children, cook, clean, care for their husbands, etc. It really is a lot of work. My mom is a stay-at-home mom, and we all turned out great :)

    Thanks for the shopping tips. I was planning on shopping at Ross here pretty soon.

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  3. Happy Mother's day!! I cannot believe someone was rude enough to say that SAHM are unambitious and lazy! After seeing friends with their children, I cannot believe how much work it is to raise a child. There's nothing lazy about being a stay at home mom, especially when toddlers are so full of energy and require your attention almost 24/7.

    Your tips for shopping at Ross are great! Definitely agree that double or triple checking an item is super important.

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  4. Happy Mothers day! I don't seem to have much luck with clothes at Ross other than dresses or suits but ur outfit is cute'

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  5. I actually LOVE ross. and every time I go to the States I make sure to take a peek into ross. I totally agree... I ONLY look at the discount rack.. there's always great, cheap finds :D

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  6. I like Ross but better, I love Nordstrom Rack. You look chic and slim, and deserve a little retail rewards! Happy Ma's Day dear T. Wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

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  7. Happy mother's day to you...!
    I admire SAHM moms, It is a job taking care of a home and a family...

    I really like the gray top and I would go crazy if where I live had big discount stores like in usa ... you can only buy cheap when the seasons change =(

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  8. Thanks for your tips, I actually didnt know about this store:) You look so adorable, love the shirt! HAPPY Mother's day! Kisses! xo

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  9. Happy Mother's Day! I hope you enjoyed the day. :)

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  10. Ross is so amazing. But your right...you gotta be careful about what you get! I've also noticed the other shoppers there can be a little bit brutal too. Ya know the type...hardcore-bargain-hunters. Hahaha.

    Flounces & Hubbub

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  11. Ouch those comments are so not appropriate and I think you handled them very well.

    Hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  12. Happy Mothers Day to you :) People really need to think before they speak. I don't have a Ross anywhere nearby so I don't shop there. Great advice though!

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  13. I don't get people...they're so weird.
    If you want to be a mom and have a child, what's wrong with raising that child and staying home?
    Everyone can have a baby, not everyone can raise it to be a decent human being. In fact, most moms raise their children to be irresponsible dumb brats.
    I think it's an important part of this child's development to be by its side and to pay attention to his growth. Not throw him like a hot potato at someone else with the first chance presented.

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  14. Hope you had a happy mother's day :D I love going to Ross and shopping the good deals! =) I've found many many great pieces there that lasted me years and years! ^_^

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  15. Rosss, I love that place :)! I got my favorite Moschino and RL blazers are for over 70% off there ^_^

    I hope you had a great Mother's Day!

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  16. Fabulous look and advice, darling!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  17. so beautiful in this casual look!
    have a fantastic week and be fully inspired!
    kisses
    Aida Camilo
    from
    http://cottoncandy-peaches.blogspot.com/

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  18. You look lovely in this Ross ensemble,simple and chic!
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  19. Happy Mother's Day!

    And great tips! I don't normally shop at Ross, well I hardly go clothes shopping haha, but I will definitely keep your tips in mind next time! :)

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  20. Thank you. :)
    I love your shoes!

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  21. happy *late* mother's day!! Thanks for the tips for Ross. I have been there a few times and these tips will help me next time!

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  22. I love how effortless this outfit is (:

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  23. Happy late mothers day lovely! :)

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  24. Another tip when shopping at Ross: If an item is even slightly defective: loose thread on boots, there's a light scratch on the decor you're buying, ask for a discount. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower of yours!

    xo,
    janmloves.blogspot.com

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