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February 2018

Life Money

What I Pay For And What I Don’t

Sale PSA: A faux fur leopard print coat from Scripted, now under $220, a great long sleeved shirtdress from J.Crew with side slits, now 30% off with free shipping, a pretty floral dress from Veronica Beard, now 40% off, and an easy circle cardigan from Leith, now under $45 (I have one of these and they’re great for about a year or two – super comfy). 

Today I thought I’d do a post about the things I pay for in life and the things I don’t. I always think it’s interesting to hear what other people like to splurge and scrimp on – you learn things you never would have otherwise. Here are some of mine!

What I Pay For:

Newspaper/media subscriptions. Yes, I know we all hate the paywall but I think given the events of the past few years we all agree that free and well funded media is important, right? Right now, I count The Wall Street Journal, NY Times, (and NY Times Crossword), and the Economist (thats alongside a bunch of magazines, most of which sadly go unread these days) amongst my paid subscriptions, I also feel guilty sporadically when that Guardian UK pop up emerges and get out my credit card. The money each of these cost is less than an item of clothing usually and you use it every day. On a related note, I buy tons of books (if you couldn’t tell from my Weekend Updates). I know there’s the library, but I’m impatient for new releases.

Cleaning service. There are many things I would sacrifice in my budget before I got rid of our cleaners. When we got married, one of the pieces of marriage advice we got was that we should definitely pay for house cleaning. I also have a Roomba which we love but which also terrifies my toddler.  Continue Reading


Weekend Update

Sale PSA: A sharply cut and flattering black blazer from L’Agence, now under $250, an (awesome!!) tartan lined cape from Burberry, now 40% off (I’m highly considering this one! I love the plaid), a cozy tie sleeve off the…


Recent Favorites

Sale PSA: Classic Ray-Ban polarized aviators, now 25% off, a chic tricot cardigan from Moncler, now 40% off, a pretty lame midi skirt from Vince, now under $150, and a pretty embroidered dress from Alice & Olivia, now under…


Weekend Update

Sale PSA: Easy rose gold criss cross flat sandals with a padded footbed from Cole Haan, now 30% off, a fun emoji patterned hoodie from Chinti & Parker, now 60% off, a floral silk slipdress from Equipment, now 60%…


Small Ways To Improve Life

Sale PSA: A pretty pink cutout blouse from Trouve, now 40% off/under $42, velvet Prada ballerina flats, now just $217 (great deal!), a luxurious reversible shearling shift vest from Lafeyette 148, now 40% off, and a gorgeous and sharp…


Weekend Update

Sale PSA: A pretty gold bow blouse from FRAME, now 40% off, a gorgeous forest green (!!) shearling coat from Elizabeth and James, now 40% off, a very pretty velvet fit and flare dress from 10 Crosby (I’m considering…