Happy November! For those who celebrate, I hope you had a Happy Halloween! I spent this past week with my dear friend and got to experience first-hand a New England fall, complete with carving pumpkins, picking apples, watching Halloween movies, and realizing you can drive 45 minutes and end up in another state. ;)
These past few months, I have spent too much on lingerie! After looking through my drawer, I’m going to gradually put down the brakes on any new acquisitions until I come to a full stop. There are just a few things left that I want that I’ve been stalking for so many months…
As much as I’d like to think that lingerie is an investment, to me, it isn’t. I view it as a consumable, if not a depreciating asset, especially knickers! (But don’t get me wrong; I will still support and pay designers for their gorgeous works.) As much as I’d love to have a glorious closet full of beautiful underthings, I’m more concerned about, in no particular order:
1. Maxing out my 401(k)
2. Looking into my IRA and contributing/maximizing my contributions
3. Putting more into savings
4. Aggressively paying off my mortgage.
I know. SO BORING, right?
(This almost seems like a joke and that my blog has been hacked. I promise it hasn’t.)
Lingerie has always been my little side hobby, but I have always worried about my financial future, especially with the economy being rather unpredictable. With 2015, I hope to have more liquid assets, so I can put some siding on my house! And maybe a new roof. :p
The reason why I mention ALL THE BORING THINGS is because this will most definitely affect the direction of my blog. Recently, I’ve written more about things I could buy now, but when it comes to tightening the belt, lingerie/clothing is always the first to go.
I’ve always obligated to be honest with people who read about what I have to say. I try not to craft an internet persona or mislead people to think I live a certain lifestyle. I’m not sponsored (this blog does not pay the bills), and I have bills to pay. I work a corporate desk job. I budget – usually VERY STRICTLY – with Mint.com, cook most of my meals, drag my butt to the gym, and watch copious amounts of Netflix when I’m not at work or volunteering.
That’s pretty much my daily life in a nutshell.
So here’s the immediate shortlist of things I have planned:
1. Focusing more and writing about the pieces I already own and love
2. Sewing my own basic lingerie (I’ve sewn for many years now but can’t shake the irrational terror of sewing garments)
If there’s anything you’d like to see/read/talk about, please feel free to contact me via the form, on social media, or leave a comment.
And as always, thank you for stopping by and for taking the time to read. I truly do appreciate everyone who spends the time to read all the things that come out of my brain. I hope you you all enjoy your extra hour! :)