I’m trying to cut back on spending, like RILLY RILLY trying. But there are just so many things out there in the world that I want, so I am going to try to get the urge out by just telling you about those things.
1. Bellocq Tea
I really enjoy tea, but I feel like I give it the short shrift next to coffee. I go the extra mile and spend money on good coffee, but I buy really cheap tea in general. Maybe investing in some good tea would help me enjoy it for its own merits?
Honestly, these three things could get me through most of summer when I think about what else I have in my wardrobe. Time to try to recoup a few dollars for what unwearable items remain in my closet, I guess! Because I just really want these. (linked through picture!)
Right now, I have two beautiful candles. One is in a large iridescent glass jar and one is a classic tinned 3-wick candle. I have been trying to keep an eye out for beautiful candles that I can burn when these two are gone. Both of my current candles were random finds, and I don’t know where people shop for candles. But I know where to go for a bunch of stuff that I really want but shouldn’t buy… Anthro.
Okay, like maybe… this one starts at $24 for a tiny one.
“Giant Iridescent”?! Hell yeah! $88?
Actually, I changed my mind. I’m just going to have a ton of tealights.
4. Glossier everything.
I want to be cooler… and have better skin. So that seems like a good way to go. But as I just refreshed all my makeup in February, I don’t really have a skincare budget right now. (Cue my mom reminding me that I should actually use all the current skincare stuff I have before getting more.) Maybe I should just drink some more water and get some more sleep. That also usually works.
5. A new phone?
Oops, shattered my screen last week.
Honestly, messing up my phone was a bit of a blessing. I have been thinking a lot about my attachment to objects and how much value I place on them. And “oops” has been my main emotion about shattering my screen. This is a very different reaction then the one I had when I got a grease-stain on a new leather bag just after Christmas. I think I have one Marie Kondo to thank for a lot on this topic.
My mom’s 4 is sitting on my coffee table in case the crack starts to drive me to distraction, but eh, fine for now! Here’s a picture from moments after the destruction was wrought. I was definitely camera ready.
Caveat: there are some things I will be distraught if I ever break or lose: my grandmother’s rosary, a hairtie without access to a back-up, my nail polish collection.
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