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Conscious fashion, slow fashion, sustainable fashion – however you want to call it, you might have felt this may be too expensive for you to start diving into. When I first started to get into conscious fashion, I was bookmarking the top sustainable and ethical brands out there and told myself these are the brands I will shop at moving forward.  As much as I really wanted to support sustainable and ethical fashion, my salary at that time wasn’t able to support slow fashion. It was hard for me to consider these brands when I knew my budget was only good for H&M and Shein. So what did I do? I continued to support fast fashion and told myself, I’d…

On my previous blog, this series has always been a crowd favourite. There’s something fun about seeing how others spend their money, right? I know I’m a big fan of Millennial Money on YouTube and Money Diaries from Refinery29.  As a big fan, I feel I should do my part and share my money diary. I used to do this on a weekly basis but found it too overwhelming so I dropped down to a monthly diary instead. When I share my money diaries, I also don’t include my mortgage or student loan payments or how much I contribute to my investments but I’m considering including mortgage and student loan repayments in the future! Perhaps, in my 2022 diaries?  Without…

Today is my birthday. I’m astonished (and weirded out) that I’m close to leaving my 20s! When I was a kid, I never understood why adults always say “where did the time go?”. I get it now. I really do! Just the other day, I reflected back on my “early 20s” and can’t believe so much has changed since then. Time does move fast and each year is a new year to achieve something – regardless if it’s small. Today, to celebrate my 28th birthday with you all, I want to share 28 things I’ve learned in life thus far. I’ve always enjoyed these entries because it allows me to get a glimpse of how others grew up. My list…

I’m a huge fan of true crime. Not sure how or where it started, but I loooove a good true crime book and podcasts. Am I the only one that enjoys cleaning the kitchen while learning about how Bob murdered a family of 6? There are so many seasoned and new true crime podcasts that sometimes, it’s very difficult to know where to start. In the spirit of Halloween and spoOoky~~~~ season, I’d love to share my reviews on some of the top true crime podcasts and which are my top five! *Disclaimer – when I review these podcasts, I always start from the first episode. I truly believe if the first episode can capture you in, then the rest…

Okay, I have a new addiction. It’s Poshmark. And I absolutely hate it and need help because it’s damaging my wallet right now… so to speak. Following the increasing demand for living a much more sustainable lifestyle, I turned to Poshmark and thought to share some of my tips and tricks for buyers. #1 – Ask, ask, ask! This is so different from shopping online with a retailer because returns are basically non-existent. You can only return items that were damaged or misrepresented – not because you didn’t like the colour on you or the sizing was off. Seriously, just ask the seller any question that comes to mind! Ask for more pictures! Ask what the measurements are! Ask what…

We’ve all been there. We’ve all had those moments when we realize we need to save money, but for some “strange” reason, we catch ourselves still spending money! Luckily, I’m here to share my 5 ways that work when it comes to developing your financial habits and stopping yourself from spending money.  Take a look at my 5 working methods of saving money that could work for you! 1) Unsubscribe from promotional e-mails. Ever been in a situation when you declared a “spending ban” only to find yourself spending money the following day? Was it because you receive emails from your favourite stores telling you there’s a sale or there’s free shipping? Those two marketing schemes get everyone all the…