• Where I Buy Clothes Secondhand
    Lifestyle

    where i buy clothes secondhand

    Recently, I shared my reasons for quitting fast fashion and it’s been one of the best decisions I’ve made in the past few years. Since I’m no longer buying from traditional stores at the mall, I’ve started exploring new options for adding clothing and accessories to my closet. This had led me to get creative when searching for specific items and also have a more open mind to secondhand clothes in general. Now how does one buy clothes when not buying from your regular fashion stores? At first, I wasn’t too sure myself. Of course I knew about thrift stores, but even I’ll admit that that can be time consuming with little…

  • why i quit fast fashion
    Lifestyle

    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…

  • grocery store
    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…

  • Paid Off My Debt!
    Budget,  Lifestyle

    I Paid Off My Debt! Now What?

    I can finally say it – I paid off my debt! As of September, I finished paying off my student loans and officially became debt-free. This is a personal achievement that I’m happy to say I’ve completed from my list of goals. Earlier this year, I shared that we were on a journey to become debt-free in 2018. When I started actively making payments on my student loans in 2013, I had about $20,000 of debt (which was higher than when I graduated thanks to interest). Like most young graduates, I started making the minimum payment while paying for other living costs. It wasn’t until 2016 that I started aggressively making…