I was browsing on Nordstrom's website recently and put a few items on my little wishlist. The next day, two of those items appeared in the advertising sidebar of my email! I thought at the time it was a coincidence. The next time I spent time on Nordstrom I was searching "Made in the USA" and found a stunning skirt. And it also later showed up on my email sidebar! My third proof is that I was searching leather tops that might possibly be appropriate for my life as an elementary school teacher (yeah, right!) and then the next morning, two of the ones I looked at showed up on my email sidebar! The next time I checked my email, an adorable bag I've been eye-ing at Modcloth popped up on the sidebar! What incredibly smart and totally effective advertising! I probably wouldn't have thought about those tops, skirt, or bag again, but now the image of them are practically seared into my cerebral cortex!
So now I know for sure that Hotmail, Nordstrom, and Modcloth are in some kind of cahoots. I was poking around and saw where I could opt to make it stop if I want, but it's fascinating to watch Big Brother work. But now I'm wondering: how far does this commerical conspiracy go? Has anyone else noticed anything like this? Is it just on Hotmail?
Thank you, Two Birds, for hosting Inspiration Monday!
Go to their blog to check out the other inspired outfits!
- weather: very nice
- top, old, approximate current cost per wear (accpw) $2
- shorts, c/o Frenzi Thrift Store
- sandals, really old, accpw less than $1
- zebra tote, gift from great aunt
- arm candy: gifted charm bracelet, Gap blue band, AE, watch
- necklace, locally built, accpw $10
- ethical ensemble evaluation: B+