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October 2015: What I bought, watched and read


I bought Hong Kong, NYC, London & Paris in various metals!



Bought it used. It has obvious wear at the bottom & fraying and is NOWHERE near the condition of mine when it was stolen, but what do you expect for $80? At least I have a Pliage back and I didn’t have to pay $200 for it. When I go to Paris I will pick up a few more as spares, but for now, this will be a good quick bag to use to carry things.

M0851 WALLET IN GREY – $200


I decided to downsize my wallet. The current zipped one I had was too big, long and bulky.

I wanted something more minimalist so I decided on a trifold wallet that had at least a spot for coins (a zippered area) and enough spots for the cards as well as receipts.

This one fit the bill, pun intended.

I had looked at other versions and thought about Comme des Garcons but I am loathe to spend a ton of money on something that  don’t LOVE, and this one.. I saw it and LOVED it.

…and now for the big kahuna.

I have been eying and saving up for something from Cuyana. I FINALLY FINALLY bit the bullet and purchased this beauty:


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It ships at the end of October. I can’t wait to get it and Instagram it and REVIEW IT!


I don’t know if I’ll keep it because it’s pretty thin and the ONLY REASON why I bought it is ONLY because of the gorgeous, gorgeous print that is a knockoff of Ted Baker’s Fuchsia Floral, Grettia skirt.

The one I’d really want is the Ted Baker one, but for $230, it is pricey for a skirt that is a statement and not something I’d wear every week.

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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 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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  1. Jessa

    The navy coat is just beautiful. Sage purchase. I’ve gotten my Longchamp Pliage re-stitched and it looks as good as new, which is good because the bag is uber versatile, I use mine daily to tote the essentials to and from work. Best of luck getting yours into shape.

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      The coat unfortunately is a bit itchy. I may not keep it.

      I think I will bring it in to be repaired. What a great idea.

  2. Rachel

    I’m DROOLING over that navy coat – so gorgeous!

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      I hope it is worth it. Had to pay almost $250 in duties to get it 😉

  3. Xin

    Too bad about the wear in the corners on your new Longchamp, though you got a good price on it at least! I recently sent mine in for repairs via one of the boutiques in NYC, and the way they do it does make it a bit smaller (taking it apart and sewing it up again so that the worn parts are hidden?).

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      !! What a good idea. Thank you. Yes. I might do that. And snip the frayed areas.

  4. Stephen

    The rings caught my eye, they’re pretty cool. Would make great souvenirs, for yourself of course!

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      Yes exactly. I love cityscapes!

  5. Cassie

    That coat is GORGEOUS!!! I have some serious coat envy going on here. I look forward to you showing it off on Instagram 🙂

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      Well I hope I am not disappointed. If i am, I can always return it 😉

  6. Abigail @ipickuppennies

    Very pretty stuff. I guess I should be happy that I don’t need to keep up with fashion. Or rather, since I spend 90% or more of my time at home, it’d be hard to rationalize the expense. Especially while I’m yo-yoing between sizes. (But in the good sense of getting close to going down another pants size.)

    I love the rings especially!

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      I’m terrible for this. I love it so much even though I know I don’t need any more, etc… it’s hard not to pick up pretty pieces that make you smile when you wear them.

  7. SarahN

    Nothing watched and read?

    Interesting re: Longchamp – they were so unhelpful when my France born bag started bubbling, even though it was a known issue with certain items. I live in Australia and I swear sometimes we suffer from Longchamps general lack of care 🙁

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      I think that is true of Canada & NZ as well I think. I don’t think we get as much care as the U.S. does.

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      No I didn’t read anything this month. It has been a terrible work and family situation.

  8. Melissa

    If you have a Longchamp store near you, stop in and see if they can do anything about the fraying. The one in DC took mine and trimmed the fray, and tucked in the corners where small holes were developing. The service was part of their guarantee, and didn’t cost me anything other than a week w/o my bag.

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      !! I don’t have one near me but thank you. I will bring it to Paris perhaps if I am there for vacation for more than a week.


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