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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…

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 Sale Picks

For those in a shopping mood, I’ve compiled a broad list of tried and true favorites – plus a few new additions. Memorial Day Weekend Sales Everlane Everlane’s sale features hundreds of styles up to 30% off, for both women and men. It’s a great opportunity to stock…

Luxe Inspired “Dupes”: Prada, Hermes, Chanel & More

Above: Image from Bottega Veneta Welcome to the third installment of my “luxe-inspired” series. As mentioned in my pervious posts (one and two), I use the term “dupe” here a bit facetiously. These are not true dupes, but rather contemporary alternatives (read: a bit more affordable) to popular…

How to Spot a Fake Polene Bag

Polene’s popularity has been increasing steadily over the past few years, but especially more recently with its fame on TikTok. Unfortunately, with that popularity, comes the trickiness of navigating secondhand marketplaces for a great deal on the brand. Even with the recent price increases, pre-loved Polene bags often…

What I Bought: Black Friday 2022

My shopping was rather minimal during the proper Black Friday timeframe – which is a good sign! While I certainly took advantage of sales for gifting, I ultimately didn’t buy too much for myself. So for this list, I also included items from early-November sales, which I felt…

2022 Holiday Sales Guide

Above: Photo from Heidi Fin via Unsplash. Tis the season! If your inbox is like mine, you’ll notice that Black Friday sales are already in full swing. It’s always tough to keep track of the flurry of sales, so I hope you find this curated list helpful. I’ll…

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