Posts in Lifestyle
My Relationship with Stuff

In Tidying up with Marie Kondo, Marie suggests to clear items out of your life  by going through them one by one and ask yourself “does this item bring me joy”. If the answer is no then it is time to part from that item. I found that by following Marie’s advice it influenced me to part from those items I was holding onto for no reason. Holding onto stuff from high school did not make me any happier.  

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The Best $9.95 Subscription: MoviePass

I am a “poor college student”, as people like to label my type.  I never felt like I could justify spending $13.65 on a movie ticket for a movie that may or may not be good so I missed a lot of movies I wanted to see. To me, $13.65 is basically a whole meal and I can’t see myself denying a nice Trader Joe’s shopping spree for the chance that this might be the best movie ever.

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Sustainable Brands at Nordstrom

I have a deep love for Nordstrom. When I decided to completely boycott fast fashion I was a little upset that I would not be able to shop at one of my favorite places anymore. I am so glad that Nordstrom proved me wrong. Nordstrom is an ever-growing company that is constantly trying to adapt to the current retail market.

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Beach Clean-Up 2017

Our lifestyle, by default, is so wasteful. I feel like we compromise excess trash for confidence. It is much easier to use a new plastic bag every day for your lunch rather than clean the same to-go container every night when you get home. Or it is hard to remember to bring your reusable coffee cup to Starbucks. I get the excuses. The problem is all of this trash has to go somewhere. It does not just disappear into mid-air once you throw it away. Realizing this and incorporating a less-waste lifestyle is the first step. 

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Closet Clear Out!!

Part of my journey to a more sustainable closet is clearing out all the clothes that I no longer want. I am not going to lie, this process is always difficult for me. I hold onto items because of sentimental reason or because I picture myself wearing it in the future. This mindset never works out. I usually end up buying something new without shopping my closet first. 

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The Problems with Sale Culture

Consumers do not expect to pay full price for clothing anymore. Retailers have been enticing their consumers by offering major sales for holidays such as Black Friday, Labor Day and Memorial day. Like I mentioned in a previous blog post ( link), retailers have turned these holidays into consumer holidays where they offer extreme deals to get people into their stores and spend money.

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