Quince vs Toteme Review: THE Scarf Jacket

I generally try to stay away from über trendy pieces, but couldn’t help myself when the season’s it (scarf) jacket popped up on Quince’s website for a fraction of Toteme’s $1,000+ price tag. While the grey with ivory stitching is the classic color combo, I opted for the…

The Ultimate Quince Review: A Roundup of 30+ Items

It’s been just over one year since my first Quince review. Since then, I have tried 30 (and counting) items from the brand, and figured it was time to do an ultimate round up of my thoughts. Though I’ve posted detailed reviews for many, I haven’t covered all…

2023 Year In Review

Happy almost new year! Keeping up with tradition, this post features hits, misses, and a reflection on shopping over the past year. You can find my previous year-in-review posts here. I’ll start with my hits and misses first! Hits White Button Down Shirts I’ve fully fallen down the…

What I Bought: Black Friday 2023

When looking back at my purchases, the discount amounts this year were not as exciting as prior years in terms of % off. However, most of the items I bought were either tried & true and/or a replacement. As such, I feel that this was one of the…

2023 Gift Guide: Personal Favorites

Happy official holiday season! Hope you are having a nice weekend with loved ones and some leisurely shopping. It’s been a few years since my last gift guide, so here is a refreshed one that mostly consists of personal tried and true items, with a sprinkling of newer…

2023 Holiday Sales Favorites

Once again, Black Friday sales are starting earlier and earlier with each year, with several brands already fully live! However, I personally don’t mind some of these longer sales – as they reduce my urge to “panic spend”, allowing me to take my time on which purchases I…


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