Monday, July 27, 2015

Dressing Appropriately at the Workplace

Fashion has come a long way and fashion forward people don't really care what others would say about the clothes they're wearing. Nowadays, it's usually anything goes especially if you're just going to the mall or on a casual meeting with family and/or friends. But office attire is a different matter altogether. A lot of people go to great lengths just to look their best at the office because dressing well and dressing appropriately, let's face it, adds to your officemates' good impression of you. Furthermore, you feel more confident and in control when you know that you dress the part of a successful career woman. 

There're a couple of items that you're not allowed to wear to work such as sheer clothes. Whether it's a transparent skirt or dress, or a thin T-shirt, it's just not right for a professional setting. Cut-off denim shorts is also a no-no. It's just too casual and more appropriate for a weekend getaway. Women should also avoid wearing too tight shirts and dresses. You wouldn't feel comfortable anyway when you know that everybody's staring at your body. Another thing that you shouldn't be wearing at the workplace are flip flops. You'd look like a total fashion failure if you wear them to work, and you wouldn't want to look too comfortable among your colleagues. You also shouldn't be wearing sneakers.  

Suffice to say that never look trashy at the office. You should always look respectable, from head to toe, and that doesn't just apply to the tops, skirts, pants, and dresses you're wearing. While you're at it, make sure that your accessories, as well as your gadgets, can be as bedazzled and ornamented as you, with tech accessories from Zalora. Have fun dressing up at work but not "too fun" that people no longer take you seriously. 

Monday, July 6, 2015

Shop and Get Your Money Back at ShopBack

Whenever I'm stressed and feel like getting away from all the rigors of everyday life, I turn to shopping. I used to like going to the mall but the worsening traffic and other hassles of shopping in a brick and mortar store, made me love online shopping more. I've actually been buying stuff via the net for a long time. It started with ebay and Multiply stores, and then I eventually sauntered off to other famous online stores. Not only is it more convenient, it's also faster, easier, and there're many items to choose from. You can shop anytime, anywhere with just a few clicks even in your pajamas. Then, all you have to do is wait for your purchases to be delivered right at your doorstep. 

But shopping can really put a hole in your pocket if you don't watch out. Good thing there're sites that offer coupons, discounts, and other freebies. There's also ShopBack, a website that source the best deals and discounts for you on fashion, lifestyle, travel, and many more. They then give you cashback on top of existing voucher codes and discounts when you shop online (through their site) at any of their 300+ merchant stores. It's one of Southeast Asia's largest and fastest growing online loyalty platform. If I've known about this site sooner, I would have recovered most of the money I've spent shopping by now since they reward shoppers with up to 30% cashback. What's even more amazing is that your cashback is unlimited, meaning the more you spend, the more you earn your money back. Furthermore, cashing out is easy because the money can be transferred to most banks (BDO, BPI, Metrobank) and through Paypal. 

ShopBack is simple and easy to use. First, click the store you want to shop in (there're hundreds of stores to choose from). Secondly, you'll be redirected to the store you chose. Finally, once you're there, shop as usual and make your purchase on the merchant's site. You'll then receive your cashback within 1 - 2 days which will be reflected on your ShopBack account. If you want to buy another item, just repeat the whole process. 

If you visit ShopBack's main site, you'll see that it's uncluttered and the font they used is big and can be easily read. This is another reason why I like them. I don't have to strain my eyes looking for something. Browse the categories namely Fashion, Electronics, Travel, Lifestyle, Food and Beverage, Home and Living, General, Popular, and New In. Click the category you want and all the coupons from the different merchants will appear. You'll also see the cashback percentage you'll receive (which differs from store to store). Among the participating stores/merchants are Zalora, Lazada, Romwe, Sheinside, Shopbop and many more.  

Don't take my word for it. Head on over to and see for yourself how fun it is to shop and save big bucks at the same time.