Friday, August 26, 2016

Is An American Girl Party Worth It?

Each year, I try to think of a party for my daughter that suits her current favorites -- a flavor of the year, if you will. And each year, after thinking of a particular theme, I can’t help but think ahead about what we will do the year after.  Surprisingly, we don’t run out of inspirations when it comes to Mary’s birthday party because there are always new things that she fancies.

My daughter just turned 7 and at the age of 6,  she started to get interested in American Girl dolls. Thankfully, she got her doll when she turned one as a gift from her grandparents. But already having witnessed Mary give her other dolls bad haircuts, my husband and I decided to keep it until we know that she’s ready to play with it.  I mean, let’s be honest these dolls are not cheap, and the last thing we want is for their beautiful hair to end up on the floor.

American Girl Dolls | Chichi Mary | Blog

Friday, August 5, 2016

Shopping On Sale!!

Who doesn't love a good sale? People who love to shop know what July and August mean. This is the time when retailers hold their semi-annual sales because it’s the end of the season and in the fashion world, fall items are arriving.  Retailers need to liquidate their stocks because new stocks are coming.  Cash and storage space are needed for the next batch of inventory.

Clearance | Sale | Kids Fashion | Chichi Mary
Just like all other retailers, Chichi Mary is also holding its semi-annual sale this season.

Admittedly, it’s always tempting to shop at bargain prices.  I remember when I was still based in the Philippines and I would go to Singapore to enjoy the Great Singapore Sale.  Some people I know still don’t like to shop if it’s not yet 70% off :).  Now that I’m in the U.S. or whenever we're travelling in Europe, I’m still fully aware of the sale season. It’s the perfect time to shop for the essentials that you’ve been planning to buy for so long or even better -- time to take advantage of the reduced prices to pamper yourself with the item that you’ve been coveting.  But how do you know that you’re really getting a great deal? Here are some tips when shopping during the sale season especially when it comes to fashion items.