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In the world of Save. Spend. Splurge.: On how to find your perfect wardrobe colours.

Want to figure out what your best colours are? I found this colour analysis resource online and used it to determine I am a Cool & Brilliant Deep Winter which is why I sparkle in these jewel tones and get major compliments when I wear them.

WHOA. When did “affordable” SJP (Sarah Jessica Parker) shoes run into the $300 range? Don’t get me wrong, they look nice though and I love me a good elastic back on a pointed ballet flat. Maybe they upped the quality. Although to be fair, if I wanted to be Cinderella, I’d be all over these Loubies.

My friend Gene started a travel blog for minimalist, light packing travelers. And yes, he is a guy! REJOICE MEN! You now have a GUY writing about minimalism.

This is how to run a perfect meeting. I already follow all of these rules, and am usually the designated “meeting leader” when I am on any project. I just hate it when people go to meetings and leave without any action items or an idea of what has to get done and who has to do it by when.

I feel like this would be the perfect length to wear a kimono as a topper to add interest to an outfit without being too much. I feel like this topper is coming into style as of late, and I saw a woman wearing the most amazing long kimono and I wanted her entire look but knew I wouldn’t be able to pull it off.

I don’t know about any of you, but I am exhausted with trying to better my career, climb the ladder and do all of this nonsense while pulling my weight in the family, blogging full-time and all that. And yet, I am drawn to the idea of being this go-getter and perfecting things like my elevator pitch which should be 30-seconds or less. I don’t have a pitch, I sort of just wing it, although truth be told, when I read through the questions, I already have all the answers to all the things on there because I have been repeating the same thing for 5 years or more, seeing as my career hasn’t changed much.

So not only am I coveting a wool navy blazer in the sharpest, cleanest cuts, I sort of want this camel version of it too. It looks so perfectly chic. Oh, and this cobalt blue version too.

My last project had a team lead who was a gaslighter. Don’t know what that is? It’s a lying, manipulative, smooth-talking, self-promoter who backstabs you and pretends to work but prefers to take all of the credit for your work while bro-mancing it up at the office. Oh wait, that was just my lead. Glad I left. Anyway, that article tells you how to deal with them.

I felt like micellar water is a bunch of hype until I tried these makeup removing wipes, which really do clean my face well. Another good brand is the Costco ones, if you can get your hands on them, but I find the fragrance extremely strong these days, even though I do like the slightly exfoliating properties of them.


You know, I am still okay with stores like J. Crew “telling” me that I should be aspiring to wear a specific kind of blazer to achieve a certain kind of lifestyle, because I just ignore them. Where I am not okay with J.Crew is that their quality doesn’t match their price. Their wool, their cashmere, it should all be thick and luxurious for what I am shelling out for, and it isn’t. It is H&M or Zara-quality, and triple their prices, if not more. Not only that, I am far more interested in shopping smaller curated collections made by independent designers in less eccentric prints and patterns.

Well hello beautiful dress in a perfect black and white print that isn’t too geometric and is still yet interesting while being on sale…. I love it in this gorgeous blue and white tile print too.

I sit a lot all day long (work and for play), so I have to remember to do these exercises to counteract my bad habit.

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Am my own Sugar Daddy. Am a millionaire at 36 after getting out of $60K of student debt in 18 months, a little over a decade earlier, using TheBudgetingTool.com. I have worked 50% of my career (taking 1-2 year breaks), and quadrupled my income within 2 years of graduating, going from $65K to $260K with an average lifetime savings rate of 50%. I have 11 side incomes that are on track in 2020 to make me $50K - $75K. I could retire today if I wanted, but love my work-life balance as a freelancing consultant in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). I am all about balance - between time and money, and also enjoying my money. I also post daily on Instagram @saverspender.

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4 Comments

  1. tomatoketchup

    Thanks for the shoutout! I’m looking forward to reading your article on how to pack light with a baby in tow. I have no idea where to begin with that subject, so I’m eager to hear your methods!

    Reply
    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      You’re welcome. The real trick to it is — laundry, make him re-wear his pullups that he doesn’t pee on (just a safety net, if you will), and LAYER.

      Reply
  2. Melissa

    Thank you about J. Crew! My husband and I just went shopping for some work clothes (hooray back to school savings, even for adults!) and we were blown away by the poor quality and high cost of J. Crew items. I even tried to make myself like something and my husband was like, “you look like you’re from the bad part of New Jersey” (fyi he’s never been to Jersey so I don’t know where he gets these things… thanks Snooki).

    Ridiculous! Also, gaslighters who take credit for you work – were you me last year? That’s (one of the reasons) why I left my job… so frustrating and seriously detrimental.

    Reply
    1. Sherry of Save. Spend. Splurge.

      LOL!!! I actually snorted out loud at this: ” (fyi he’s never been to Jersey so I don’t know where he gets these things… thanks Snooki).”

      Hilarious.

      YES. I was you last year probably, or ALL THE DAMN TIME. I always get run over and credit stolen.

      Reply

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