Listen up, I don't do a lot of shopping. My only pair of opaque tights are wearing thin in all the wrong places. My last surviving pair of sandals revealed their true colors once all the silver rubbed off the soles, and my once-perfect white tee is a lovely shade of laundry water.
Shopping is one of those things that Matty and I have moved down the totem pole of our budget to make room for new apartment necessities, a little bit of entertainment, and a lot of food. Which all sit below paying off student loans, by the way, but that's decidedly un-fun.
The benefit of not shopping (not an oxymoron, really!) is you set your focus on the perfect intersection of want and need. I've tried on a few things just because it would feel good to have something new and fresh in my closet, but most of the time the quality and necessity of the product no longer lived up to my standards. New is not better than good.
And so, I have in my back pocket an arsenal of items that, when the time comes, I'll be prepared to snatch up. This particular round-up is mostly brand-focused. They all, for one reason or another, represent a healthy dose of fun. Having fun and being happy are two surprising qualifiers I've prioritized for recent and upcoming purchases, in addition to quality and care for the makers of the product.
If you're looking for a bit of fun (or maybe some Christmas ideas for you early planners), look no further, my friends.Read More