• why i quit fast fashion
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    Why I Quit Fast Fashion

    In my 2019 goals, I shared that I wanted to continue thrifting for second-hand items, rather than buying new. This came from a recent change I made at the end of 2018, which was quitting fast fashion. I briefly touched on this in the blog post, but I wanted to go into more details about why I quit fast fashion and share some resources to begin your journey.  I want to make it clear, that this is a very new journey to me and I’m not completely educated on the fashion industry. That’s why it is so important to do your own research and decide for yourself what your stance…

  • 5 Things I No Longer Buy
    Budget,  Lifestyle

    5 Things I No Longer Buy

    I’ve been making a lot of changes in my life the past few months. If you’ve been following me, you’ll know that last year I went on a budget to pay off my debt. With that, I’ve become more mindful with my purchases and overall consuming less. At first, I quit fast fashion moving towards buying the majority of my clothes second hand. Shopping second hand for clothing has opened my mind to other items from my daily routine that are simply unneeded or aren’t bringing value to my life. And if there is something I’m in need of, there’s usually a selection at the thrift store I can browse…

  • Thrift List January 2019
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    My Thrift List | January 2019

    Now that I’m thrifting most of the my clothes, I’m learning to be more open to what’s available at the store in the moment. It’s harder to shop in season at the thrift store when you’re not sure what you’re going to find. That doesn’t always mean that you can’t go in with a short list or an idea of what you’re looking for. You should always go into the thrift store with an open mind! So to keep me focused during my shopping trips and to stay on budget, I’ve decided to create my thrift list! Going into 2019, I’ve decided to reduce my consumption of fast fashion (read…

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    My 2019 Goals

    2018 is coming to an end, bringing in another new year. New Year’s is a popular time for people to set goals for themselves, re-evaluate their lives and sometimes change the direction they’re going. I’ve been setting goals for myself, and sharing them on blog, for several years now and this year is no exception (check out my 2018, 2017, and 2016 goals for some context). Compared to year past, my 2019 goals are looking different and I’m good with that.  I like say I’m setting goals rather than New Year’s Resolutions. I do this because setting goals is something that I like to do throughout the entire year. For…

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    Budget,  Lifestyle

    How To Save Money on Your Groceries

    I’ve been creating a budget the past few months, closely tracking my spending, and I’m proud to say I’ve been able to stick to my budget since I started. One of the largest parts of my budget is how much I spend on groceries, so I’ve started practicing new techniques that keep me on budget. Sometimes I’m even under budget. I’ve shared a few grocery budget tips in other posts, but it’s all of these tips done together that are going to save you the most money on groceries. It’s scary to go on a budget, looking exactly at how much money I’m bringing in compared to what’s being spent. But…