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Last week I shared my money diary for the whole week. This week I thought it would be interesting to see how much Vadim and I spend over the weekend, as a couple. We get groceries, go to brunch, and spend some money at a farmers market. If you’re curious to see how it went down, keep on reading. View Post

One of my favorite things to read is Refinery29’s Money Diaries series. And when my friend, Luxe started recapping her weekend spending, I felt even more inspired to get in on the action. Maybe I’m living vicariously through people’s purchases, or simply trying to seek pearls of wisdom to save myself a few bucks.  Either way, the ways in which people spend and save fascinate me. And now that I am employed and can spend money (responsibly), I can finally share my first ever money diaries post. I have been waiting so long for this very moment. So let’s get right into it.  View Post

After overspending on my wardrobe last year, I decided to track my spending. At the beginning of each month, I will review and reflect on the things I bought in the previous month. I hope the insights I gain from doing this will help me accomplish three goals: 1) avoid overspending, 2) shop smarter (quality not quantity), and 3) have a functional closet full of pieces I love to wear. View Post


Do you ever feel like you need a vacation to recover from a vacation? I know this is a major first world problem, but I honestly felt like I needed one.

After we got back, I just couldn’t muster up the energy or the words to recap my trip. I’d like to think that the slower paced Italian lifestyle rubbed off on me a little but my continuous need to speed walk tells me otherwise. Either way, three weeks later, I’ve racked my brain and wrote this super long post.

Keep in mind that I’m not a travel blogger. But I do know that researching and planning for a trip in a new country can be stressful. So I wrote this hoping to be as helpful and informative as I possibly can. View Post

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After overspending on my wardrobe last year, I decided to track my spending. At the beginning of each month, I will review and reflect on the things I bought in the previous month. I hope the insights I gain from doing this will help me accomplish three goals: 1) avoid overspending, 2) shop smarter (quality not quantity), and 3) have a functional closet full of pieces I love to wear.  View Post

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