In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.
What do I think about all of that? I’ve never been a fan of J. Crew in recent years, but I’ve also never known J. Crew in its good days, so I don’t have anything to compare their clothing to.
I see J. Crew as a Banana Republic, no matter how hard Drexler is trying to position it as a luxury brand on par with the likes of Chanel, for instance.
Stop dreaming, it’ll never happen.
How do I know this? I can’t even give away J. Crew pieces sometimes.
J. Crew pieces have little to NO resale value on the secondhand market.
In contrast, true luxury brands resell very well on the consignment market.
Why doesn’t China just chain up all of their citizens and avoid letting them lead any true independent lives except as working robots?
Read this and you’ll see why I’m frustrated.
The more you ban, the more illicit and cool you make it. Haven’t you learned that yet, China?
It’s so minimalist, but I love this outfit Ashley Olsen has on.
Be still, my shopaholic + minimalism + organizational heart!
Like to travel? Read this. It’s pretty gross what you can find in hotels.
How much does it cost to live the American Dream? Fig shows us the numbers.
There is no way I’d ever be able to dance like this.. much less in those stiletto heels, so kudos to the boys for making it weeerrrrrk!
Breastfeeding isn’t gross to me, especially as a mother.
The only reason why I couldn’t do it directly was because Baby Bun was being obstinate, but if I could breastfeed directly, I would which is the reason why this poster ad Nurture Calls really made me quite annoyed at those who think it’s sickening.
It isn’t a disgusting thing but I do acknowledge that I wouldn’t just whip out my breast in front of everyone to feed my kid. It’s still my body and it’s a private thing, in my opinion.
I’d at least get a cover or a blanket, but I wouldn’t want to (and will NEVER) ever feel ashamed of feeding my child naturally.
I like Amazon in general, but in regards to their ebooks and pricing, Amazon should lay the f*ck off publishers and authors.
I don’t want authors to stop producing great works for us to read just because of some company trying to make books too cheap for everyone (even e-books!). Publishers, editors, authors.. they all have to work together to create something great. Without someone to edit and help correct the flow of a book with a discerning eye, the greatest author may not be able to bring their ideas across as clearly as they do.
I have a great amount of respect for editors and publishers. I like what Amazon is trying to do in trying to lower the prices, but seriously?? I’d rather pay for a higher quality, well-written book than some mish-mash of words.
A great list of stuff made in America from Kim.
I… totally want everything on this list.
I wish there were restaurants or places where I could try authentic Native American food.
I feel so under accomplished compared to these kids who are only in 8th grade.
I like heavy metal, and they’re pretty good too..!
This is kind of creepy. Men ARE objectified in some advertisements (male models?) but .. seeing it in this perspective is kind of weird and enlightening.
Parents and pet owners alike, please watch this video and take heed.
Who says women have to have it all? I really liked this post from Gia, and you should really read this interview with PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.
“My observation…is that the biological clock and the career clock are in total conflict with each other. Total, complete conflict.
When you have to have kids you have to build your career.
Just as you’re rising to middle management your kids need you because they’re teenagers, they need you for the teenage years.”
She’s right. Right when my career is taking off and having a bit of a peak season, my clock is ticking to have children. Taking time off is difficult when you have to pass on $250,000 contracts like I did.
Then even if you become powerful, a Princess effect happens and you aren’t taken seriously.
I don’t want it all.
I want a 50/50 relationship where I share childcare and rearing with my partner and I also bring home half the bacon.
(He can cook it though. I’ll clean up afterwards.)
Speaking of having it all, women are definitely treated differently at work. I have experienced some, if not all of these treatments. The only thing you can do is be professional and rise above it, while not neglecting to firmly inform them that it’s not acceptable behaviour in a courteous way.
(Easier said than done.)
You also have to fight fight fight. I didn’t get a lower job offer than ANY of the people I competed against, but I know I got the highest, and this is how I got $30,000 extra.
Lest you think it was a fluke, my original job out of college was also a 30% more than what was initially offered.
I negotiated to get the highest salary possible, and I don’t doubt that all the guys in my year didn’t make as much as I did.
EMERGHERD CUTENESS OVERLOAD. Baby animals and their parents.