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…

Battle of the Puffers: Quince vs Aritzia vs Lululemon

After finally retiring my trusty old J. Crew long puffer coat, I was in need of a shorter replacement for our mild California winters. Of course, I had to give Quince’s affordable down puffer a try, and decided to see how it stacks up to its so-called competitors!…

Rothy’s Lug Loafer and Boot Review

Above: Rothy’s Lug Loafers, Asymmetrical Mirror Another Rothy’s update and review! I’ve been on the hunt for a pair of lug-soled loafers for over a year, with no luck. As much as I love the look of chunky shoes, on my feet it’s a very fine line between…

Baggu Inspired Sewing Patterns

Left to right in header: Stowe Bag Pattern, Baggu Nylon Mini Shoulder Bag, Baggu Standard Bag, Crosstown Crescent Bag Pattern I, like many others, love a fun and funky Baggu bag. My first Baggu is nearly ten years old now, and has been used countless times for local…

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