I might be slightly obsessed with silky blouses. (Notice I call them “silky” blouses — I’m equal opportunity regarding pure silk blouses, and, you know, a little polyester here and there. Hey! It’s way cheaper and you can machine wash polyester, so the lack of breathability cancels itself out, methinks.)
Silky blouses are so pretty and feminine and would look really good with a potential pixie hair cut, don’t you think? Yep. Plus, you can wear them with just about anything. Dressed up, dressed down, with jeans, to meetings…listen, I’m here to enable you if you feel the need to buy a silk blouse soon, is all I’m sayin’.
Apparently I’m not the only one who’s into blouses because retailers have tons in stock, so I’ve started to use a new website called Sweet Relish for organizing my shopping obsessions. (Because you know what I need more of in my life? Lists. Lists and shopping. Yeah, right.) It’s a shopping site to help you find, bookmark, and save items that are the bee’s knees. Now, before Sweet Relish (man, a hotdog sounds really good right now), I was using a Firefox tab called “Shopping” where I would save links of items that I would consider purchasing. The problem was that I couldn’t really organize the links…unless I wanted to create more and more tabs and it was just too much. Sweet Relish keeps my lists of items organized by subject, which is huge.
Secondly, I love that all the items I save to my list link directly to where you can purchase them. This is something that drove me a bit bonkers while pinning or surfing around – I would see an item I really liked, but it had no source link of where to purchase. With Sweet Relish, you always know exactly where you can buy the item from, which is nice. (It’s also great if you are putting together a wishlist for friends and family, let’s say, for your little one’s birthday.)
Using it is super easy – you can install the Relish button into your toolbar and save your items directly from there. Piece o’ cake.
I really enjoy using this because it keeps my shopping wishlists very organized and separate from everything else out there. However, Sweet Relish also has a social aspect where you can follow other people’s lists, which I’m just starting to get into right now. For instance, I just started a workout list, then found Susan’s running list, which had some great ideas for mine. It’s like the land of shopping enablers. I like it.
Are you on Sweet Relish? If not, sign up (it’s free) and let’s follow each other! (I’m here.) Shopping Listmakers Unite!
Jill V.January 30, 2013 at 8:01 am
Ahhh….shopping and organization in the same sentence. Love it! Thank you!
Sarah G.January 30, 2013 at 10:28 am
I signed up and it makes no sense to me. I’ve read and re-read everything on the damn site, and can’t figure out how to start a list (after installing the R button)? Am I that much of an idiot?!
whoorlJanuary 30, 2013 at 10:55 am
Haha, no! Okay, when you find something at an online store and you click the ‘R’ button in your toolbar, a box will pop up and ask you which photo you want to submit – click the photo and then it will ask what list you want to add it to – there is a list of premade ones, or you can ‘create a new one’, which is what I do. At least that’s how I’ve been doing it!
(But I do think it would be nice if you could just add a list from your profile page. Are you listening Sweet Relish?)
Anna KiserJanuary 30, 2013 at 11:08 am
Here is a video showing “How To Relish.” I hope this helps:
whoorlJanuary 30, 2013 at 11:13 am
Thanks, Anna. But how do you add a list when you are on the Relish website?
Anna KiserJanuary 30, 2013 at 11:23 am
RIght now, the only way to add (or create) a new list is while you are browsing online and actually Relish a product using the Relish button.
For example, if you are on J Crew see a cute belt you like, you would press the “R” button, select the belt, and add a new list by ‘Create New List’ feature, or add it to an existing list in the drop-down menu.
Having the feature to pre-create lists is a great idea–I will pass along it along!
Hope this helps. Let me know if you have anymore questions.
whoorlJanuary 30, 2013 at 11:59 am
Great! Thanks for passing that along – I think it would be very helpful because sometimes you don’t have the time to add items to lists right then, but want to set up a list for future browsing/shopping.
Sarah G.January 30, 2013 at 2:14 pm
Thank you. I think this will help. When I clicked on my Relish button, it took me to the Sweet Relish home page (and away from my product page). So that wasn’t working correctly! I will try again and let you know if it doesn’t work.
Sarah G.January 30, 2013 at 2:18 pm
It worked this time! And yes, I would DEFINITELY prefer to create lists before shopping and also organize them from the “My Relish” page.
Jacquelyn BJanuary 30, 2013 at 2:37 pm
Thank you so much for sharing this very dangerous site! Have you heard of Shelf? I was just introduced to that too, similar, you can set alerts on items when they go on sale.
whoorlFebruary 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm
Checking it out right now!
Julie // BoundJanuary 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm
Love this! Side question on the silky blouse front…have you tried the new silk blouse from Everlane? I LOVE their Ryan tank tops, and am wondering about branching out…
whoorlFebruary 1, 2013 at 3:07 pm
YES. I want the black and navy ones. Haven’t pulled the trigger, but I really want to!