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June 2014

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Reader Question: Limiting Purchases

Today I will be giving my best attempt at answering a reader question. This time, it’s from the lovely Lynette, who posted a question that I thought was very interesting and definitely worthy of some thought:

Do you have any advice or thoughts on how to fight the urge to buying everything, meaning learning to say no and not buy so much?  Of course money is the first barrier for many (including me) but let’s say that wasn’t – how do you control the desire to not want more, and just be happy?  Some people are good at not wanting so much, and a couple pieces satisfies them.  For me, I have loved Hermes for at least a decade and bought a decent number of their handbags. If had loads of money maybe my collection might be the size of Jamie Chua.

It  seems you are able to control the urge to overbuy and not own so many of a single style or buy every style they have available. You seem to do it thoughtfully and in a controlled manner. Recently, I finally purchased my first Van Cleef pieces. I am so excited and I already feel an itch to collect so many of their other pieces which is a feeling I never thought I would have since I am not a jewelry buyer. So before I make any buying mistakes I would love to hear what you think.

Too much Hermes...or not enough? It's all relative!

Too much Hermes…or not enough? It’s all relative!

This is a great question and a topic that I would say is consistently in the back of my head whenever I shop for clothes and accessories. I love a beautiful item (and boy are there lots of them out there), but I really loathe items not being regularly used in my closet. I like to be using everything that I have, no matter how precious. And my ideal closet size actually isn’t excessively large (at least in my mind). I like to have a certain number of items, and if I start to go too far over that amount, I get antsy and start getting rid of items. So it’s always been important for me to limit my purchasing. Here are some thoughts that have helped me. Continue Reading


Weekend Update

1. Today I wanted to share the new item on my fall wish list – the perfect animal print pump.   Isn’t it perfect? The print isn’t cheesy, it’s a great tan color that’s dark enough to hide mild…

Food Hotels North America Travel

Sonora Resort: Part Two

This post is the last in my Vancouver/British Columbia series. For the series, see below. Vancouver: The Shangri-La Hotel 36 Hours in Vancouver Sonora Resort: Part One Sonora Resort: Part Two On our third day at Sonora, we woke…


Favorite Sale Purchases

Since we’re wrapping up sale season (and going out with a bang with Chanel, that is if you can find your size), I wanted to share with you some of my favorite spring/summer sale purchases over the past few…


Weekend Update

1. I was recently asked to recommend some easy to wear-and-pair, nude espadrilles for summer. Light colored espadrilles are my favorite footwear in the summer – they seriously go with everything! Here are my favorites in a variety of…

Hotels Travel

The Hotel List: Part One

I was asked recently how we pick and prioritize our travel destinations, and my answer was: from a very, very long wishlist. I have a travel list that is sadly probably inexhaustible and am adding to it all the…


Midnight In Paris – The Wardrobe

Continuing on my wardrobe recap series, today I am covering another favorite wardrobe movie of mine – Midnight in Paris. I found Midnight in Paris to be overall quite charming, and enjoyed the movie. The best part of it…