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