On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

@Monica Two grey, one black, one dark green! Uniqlo sells cashmere sweaters for $40 :) I also find some great ones thrifting.

Posted on January 25, 2015 at 6:01 pm 0

On Shopping, Travel-Wise: Are You An Ester Or A Nicole?

I really would love to be someone who is into that much variation in my wardrobe (lord knows I own enough clothing to appear as such), but my reality is that I wear black jeans and a grey cashmere sweater every day throughout winter. I mix it up with shoes (green suede creepers, black clogs, black boots, Adidas). I have treated myself to jewelry multiple times in the past decade and I always forget to put it on and then end up misplacing it. Does anyone else have this problem? When I travel, I put hardly any thought into my clothes. I mostly travel for warm weather, so it looks like: multiple bathing suits, tank tops, shorts, linen or silk dress. And I usually end up wearing the same dress every day. I don't know what I would do if I had to travel for work D:

Posted on January 23, 2015 at 7:18 pm 0

On Open Thread: Share Your 2015 Budget

@@fo The problem is I deferred my loans for about 2 years at one point, and in 2014 I paid off $9,000 in student loan debt. I'm not ready to slow down my payments (up until last month I was paying $1,500/month towards loans) but in reality, I'm about to be forced to (hence listing my minimum monthly payment requirement: $150). I can't think of anything scarier than making that debt last and longer than it has to..

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 10:06 pm 0

On Open Thread: Share Your 2015 Budget

@j a y Misc is basically 'Too Scary To Think About' It's probably: $60/Gas $200/Groceries $200/Restaurant + Bar $100/Thrift Stores, Books I definitely spend a LOT of money on superfluous things..

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 9:08 pm 0

On Open Thread: Share Your 2015 Budget

@steponitvelma Good point. I am actually in the process of switching carriers and my bill should go down to around $60/month, which will make a huge difference.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:46 pm 0

On Open Thread: Share Your 2015 Budget

I just quit a job making $75K/year that made me miserable. No backup plan and only $5K in savings. Hoping to find grunt work in nutrition/agriculture so I can pursue my degree in Public Health in 2016. So this should be fun: Rent: $900/month Phone: $100/month Internet: $60/month Utilities: $60/month Student Loans: $180/month (Current Balance: $27K) Credit Card: $50/month (Current Balance: $2K) IRS:$50/month (Current Balance: $900) Misc (Gas/Groceries/Etc): $600/month Savings: NONE Total: $2000/month CRITIQUE ME. I have no clue how I’m going to make it to April.

Posted on January 13, 2015 at 6:32 pm 0

On The Search for an Unpillable Sweater

I find great thrifted sweaters (CASHMERE!) and then I don't feel sad when they develop balls a year in. Also, less likely that you'll be wearing the same thing as everyone else :)

Posted on December 11, 2014 at 9:48 am 0

On Welcome to Kingston. Now Leave

@Kristin Marie@facebook I do not, but I frequent those establishments and see the fliers. I also don't read all of Sari's work but she linked all of those articles above, hence me pointing out that it doesn't appear people are reading this entire article. I totally agree that Kingston should be welcoming newcomers, as long as they are contributing to the growth of the town in a positive way. It's just obvious that a lot of people skipped over the entire beginning of Sari's article, where she sings many praises of Kingston, and instead focused entirely on her very tongue-in-cheek reasons for not moving to Kingston. (Anyone who would be genuinely deterred from moving to Kingston because of ice should not leave the city).

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:33 am 1

On Welcome to Kingston. Now Leave

@Kristin Marie@facebook You realize she only listed the negative things about Kingston in a satirical attempt to deter people from moving to Kingston and making it more expensive? Sari knows everything about what it means to be a part of a community - she hosts events at BSP and Outdated, she participates in O+, she has contributed to the New York Times PROMOTING the beauty of this area. READ, people.

Posted on November 12, 2014 at 10:10 am 0

On Fall Haul

@nell Thank you for pointing this out, you have a great point. This is an organization I try to keep up with: http://www.laborrights.org/. I believe in also taking an ethical stance as a consumer when you can, and I really do feel I make a difference (even waste wise) by not buying new clothing made overseas every season.

Posted on October 2, 2014 at 1:08 am 0