Spending Ban

Beans.

I feel personally victimized by the spending ban I put on myself. I actually, legitimately hate this more than I’ve hated anything else in my life (That’s a lie. I’m looking at you, Disneyland, you know what you’ve done).

Here are just SOME of the many things I’ve convinced myself that I need during this ban.

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World Market $29.99

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World Market $11.99

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West Elm $19.

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Modcloth $44.99 YOUR CHILD NEEDS THIS, OKAY.

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DFTBA $23.99

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Amazon $39.95 (I convinced Andrew to get this for me as a gift because I broke the other one we had in an attempt to make banana ice cream and I NEEDED MORE)

 

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Literally everything currently sold by Lush $INFINITY

And I can’t get the picture to save but linen duvet covers from Overstock for $104.00 and curtains from Overstock for like $35.00ish.

Last but certainly not least, A House. A fucking house.

THIS IS SICK I HAVE A SICKNESS.

But, also, I’m super proud of myself for nearly completing this ban. I think it would be good for me to track down all of the things I convince myself I need in a month, and then at the end, if there’s something I still really want (lamp and duvet), then I can get it. The other things that I don’t need, they just sort of fall by the wayside.

Also, PS, thank you for the motivation to keep going earlier this week!!

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I can!

Stitch Fix #6

 

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Hi Steffibun! Last Tuesday was a beautiful day when I received this in the mail! Thanks to Jamie, I had a credit and I needed new tops for work so I went ahead and ordered one. I bought everything in my last box when I asked for all sleeveless tops. This time I ordered all sleeved shirts. This is what they sent me!

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 From top left to bottom right:

Vidal Henley Blouse – this was too big so I didn’t keep it.

Londonderry Henley Blouse – this preppy style was adorable but it was just a bit too see through.

Ervin Cutout Detail Blouse – I kept this! The material is super light and I love the color.

Piazon Scallop Detail Blouse – I kept this one too. The sleeves are see through!

Lisbon Stud Detail Blouse – the shoulders are puffy so I wasn’t sure about it at first but the color and studs got me. I kept it!

Makeup Geek Haul

Hi Bean,

This week has been very hard. I’ve been in a well of despair, along with most of the country, I think. There’s nothing I feel that I can add to the conversation, or should add to the conversation. But there’s something I can say. Shopping and Makeup are a wonderful. They are wonderful lights. So here’s what I bought.

Makeup Geek has the most wonderful packaging. It makes me mushy.

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This Sephora exclusive Z Palette can hold 9 shadows. So pretty. 

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Top Row (left to right): Tuscan Sun, Chickadee, Peach Smoothie. Second Row: Sand Dollar, Vintage. Third Row: Tiki Hut, Desert Sands, Creme Brûlée 

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Tuscan Sun is MUG’s new formulation and I almost died. It’s like butter. I cannot wait to play with these. 

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Fairly certain that both of these are the new formulation and dear god. Vintage is INSANE.

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Since I can’t be trusted with life, these colors are in reverse : Creme Brûlée, Desert Sands and Tiki Hut. LOOK AT THAT EVER SO SLIGHT SHIMMER ON DESERT SANDS. END ME.

Sending my love to anyone who needs it.

Shopping Spree: A New Bag

Hello Bean,

I bought a new bag! But Steffibun, you just bought such a cute and wonderful bag from Modcloth. Yes, Keddahbean, you’re correct. But that cute and wonderful bag’s shoulder strap broke, which caused me much heartbreak. When I contacted Modcloth’s customer service to tell them what happened, they didn’t have any stock of the bag (it’s back in stock now of course) and just refunded me the cost of the bag. Which was kind – but I was a bit sad. So I decided to buy a new bag when I found one I liked. And I did. At Target. For 36 doll hairs.

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She so pretty

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She’s so roomy

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I love this bag so much. And since I’m only ever wearing neutrals again (fuck colors), this bag goes perfectly with my non-aesthetic.

❤ See you Tuesday!

Shopping Spree : A Saga

Hello Bean,

First – let’s just talk about how miserable I am at posting. Very. But my lovely and wonderful and perfect Bean has allowed me to post twice this week so I don’t get punished. Yay!

Second – I’ve been very bad lately. I’ve bought a lot of stuff. So I’m going to show it to you in a way to try and justify it in my head.

Third – I went to LA/Orange this past weekend to see the Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately, I got sick and couldn’t go. But – I did get to go and do a lot of other fun things and otherwise had a very restful, lovely weekend.

SO since I’m trying to butter you up, Keddahbean, here is what I got from Downtown Disney!

A Friendly Ghost, Baloo and Bagheera! (Bagheera is for you <3)

Lollipop for Brenda’s son, Hatbox Ghost Pin and an Up Pin

I hope you enjoyed this little Disney Haul!

❤ See you Saturday!

PS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I just figured out that we will be in JAPAN ON OUR FRIENDVERSARY. AND WHAT IS LIFE. Also, instead of a honeymoon this trip is going to be a pollensunrise. Alison created this and I love it the most. THE END.

A Birthday Fix

Hiya Steffibun! THANK YOU SO MUCH for my awesome birthday card. I’m glad you made me wait until I woke up on my birthday to read it. I almost choked on my cereal.

My 5th stitch fix is here! I haven’t ordered one in a while, but I thought I’d get myself some new work tops for my birthday. So I specified tops only, no animal prints and loose fit; here’s what I got!

Willard Lace Overlay Blouse from Brixon Ivy
LOVE this.
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Shalley Split Neck Blouse from 41Hawthorn
I did ask for colors haha. It looks really nice all dressed up.
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Talar Split Neck Top from Skies are Blue
This is super comfy and easy to dress up.
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Mavina Floral Print Keyhole Detail Tank from Loveappella
This fits PERFECT. I love the color on me and it’s really soft.
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Dawney Scallop Trim Blouse from 41Hawthorn
It’s hard to get a good photo of this one; it’s navy blue. The arm gaps are little big but I couldn’t resist the scallop detail!
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And of course they give me a handy guide on how to style everything.
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I was incredibly happy with this box, so I purchased everything and got the 25% discount. Happy birthday to me 🙂 If you’re interested in Stitch Fix, here’s my link: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4414554

Reading update: The Cuckoo’s Calling pg 147

Only Cephalopods

Hi Steffi, I’m doing an Etsy post today but it contains only cephalopods. I have a recent obsession with them.

Messenger Bag – NorrisLeatherworks
Octopus messenger bag

Pendant – FlyingCephalopod
Custom Made Cephalopod Octopus Pendant with Steampunk Embellishment

Tie – ScatterbrainTies

Mug – artbydebbielindsay
Cephalopod Mug with Nautilus, Octopus and Squid | Steampunk | Naturalist | Science | Marine | Ink Sketch

Art – WunderWalls
Octopus Art Print of Cephalopod on Antique Paper 16" x 20" Canvas-Wrapped Frame

Crochet – ea1701
Crochet Pattern: the Sad Cephalopod - Make your own cute amigurumi squid

Necklace – CABfayre
An Octopus Love Affair Necklace - Large 6" - Laser Cut Acrylic (C.A.B. Fayre Original Design)

Shirt – Shiloh Threads

Etched Glass Box – BeachwalkerBoxes

Otto – BrianKesinger
This last one is by a favorite Disney artist of mine. He does steampunk art and even does some tea paintings. His original characters are Victoria and Otto, her pet octopus.
Crafting with Otto - various sizes

Stitch Fix #4

Hi Steffi, this will be my last fix for a few months because I need to catch up on sorting through my clothes. I’ve been terrible at getting rid of something when I get new stuff. This fix wasn’t as exciting, but I still kept a couple things.

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May Chevron Print Knit Back Top – I love the color and print and it’s really lightweight. I’m keeping it!

Parvin Reversible Tote – It would be great for travel, but I can find something less expensive if I really needed to buy one.

Renesme Geo Print Faux Wrap Dress – This is so comfy! I’m keeping it!

Manna Tie Front Knit Top – The tie in the front is cute, but I don’t need any more dark blue tops.

Nixie Wide Leg Pant – These are a little crazy, but super comfy. If they weren’t too big and wide at the bottom they would make great yoga or sleep pants.

Sorry for the short post, I should have a post-con recap next week! 🙂

Stitch Fix #3

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Hi Steffi it’s Stitch Fix time! I was surprised I didn’t get more spring stuff in this box, but it was still a fun box. I love coming home to try on a box of clothes! Here’s what I got.

Papermoon – girtha printed dress. It’s more navy than black and it’s super soft. My stylist said I could dress it down with flats and a jean jacket or dress it up for work with the blazer in the box.

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41Hawthorn – benson 3/4 ruched sleeve blazer. This is very cute, but super heavy. I really can’t wear this anytime but winter in AZ and it’s too pricey to buy now.

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Market & Spruce – corinna striped dolman top. I’m loving these comfy, loose tops they’re sending me!

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Dear John – marson wide leg denim trouser. I liked these dark wash boot cut style jeans, but they’re expensive and I’m not a huge fan of having to wear heeled shoes to get the bottoms off the floor. It’s getting too hot to wear jeans and boots anyway. I’m wearing them with the green top above.

Bay to Baubles – sauna curved bar necklace. This is cute! I got a gold necklace last time too, but I love the simplicity of this one. I may have to get it.

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Here’s a look at the note included in this fix so you can get an idea of why I love these so much! And here’s my Stitch Fix link in case anyone would like to try it out!

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Bye Steffikins!