My name is Destiny. I’m 21, and I’m probably addicted to online shopping. Since I was 13 I’ve loved the thrill of buying things online. It started with dumb cheap accessories on eBay, and now as a full grown woman with a measly paycheck and a home address devoid of my parent’s nagging, it is still my primary way of shopping. However, with new years resolution to spend less money, I’ve decided to try and shop less and let my accruing frustrations out in this blog post.
A Woven Bag – I hate to be oh-so “Instagram hottie obsessed with Jeanne Damas and idealized French culture”, but I want this damn bag. Badly. Not only would it be the perfect addition to any whimsical spring summer outfit but one small step in my everlasting battle against tote bags when it gets too hot for my (vegan) leather ones.
Provided are a few examples from PrincessPolly. Remember when Wayne first sees Cassandra in Wayne’s World and the song “Dream Weaver” by Gary Wright plays? That’s the mood between me and straw bags.
A jumpsuit – Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror à la this wiki-how meme and say to myself, “Goddamn it, Destiny, it’s your time to shine. It’s the year for jumpsuits“. And then it continues to not be the year of jumpsuits or my time to shine. I did recently purchase a red Dickies jumpsuit that makes me feel like a member of The Clash or- on occasion- an Italian racecar driver. However, I have been moving towards more classy pieces and have thus been wanting more muted sensible jumpsuits.
Here are a few looks I’ve been loving. The rust colored one is by Lauren Winter, which is tragically out of season, and the next look is one from PrincessPolly (I’m not important enough to be sponsored, I swear). If every category on this wishlist has a song, the jumpsuit is definitely “Never Going Back Again” by Fleetwood Mac, which also happens to be how I feel about public bathrooms while wearing jumpsuits. (Did I say jumpsuit enough here? Jumpsuit.)
A Tie-Up/ Button-Up Peasant Top That Can Handle My Boobs – I hate to be crude, but as a full busted gal I feel like I deserve this luxury. Finding tops that can be cute, colorful, and shield my cleavage from the eyes of French men is something critical to my shopping endeavors and comes few and far between. As I emerge from my all black emo cocoon of crew neck T-shirts and turtlenecks, I’ve been eyeing with these tops from Motel and ASOS.
I’ve been obsessed the Motel one for a while now, only to recently show it to a friend and have a SpongeBob “Bold and Brash” Moment. But that’s okay. It’s not like I’m hurt or anything. I’m fine. It’s fine. Anyways, the song to these is “Boys Don’t Cry” by The Cure because neither does your local Z-list blogger when someone tells her that her style is ugly.
Luxury Scents – I feel like Olivia Pope (and maybe even the actual pope. Do you think he uses good skin products?) when I use really fancy perfumes and scented skincare.
I’ve recently been into the sweet scents of Jo Malone’s Nectarine Blossom & Honey, which is really subtle and beautiful and would work wonderfully as a bath oil, as well as Byredo’s Rose of No Man’s Land, which makes me feel like I’m rich, thirty, and have a lawyer on speed dial. If a song is to be played for these, it’s “Luxurious” by Gwen Stefani. Unfortunately, both of these perfumes have precarious relationships with animal testing (or admitting to it), so be wary if that’s one of your concerns.
Beauty Stuff I FOR SURE Do Not Need – You know Des, always on the lookout for MAKE-UP SHE SHOULDN’T BUY. Ugh, seriously it is maybe one of my worst weak spots. But I love a good red lip and since I found out I’m allergic to MAC matte lipsticks (AND that they test on animals, a double whammy to my crumbling relationship with Ruby Woo), I’ve been on a constant fruitless search for my one true love lip color that doesn’t make my lips dry out like the Mojave.
I’ve been eyeing the Nars Powermatte in their exclusive color “Just Push Play” for just this reason. A red matte lip with the perfect amount of blue tint is hard to come by and this might be my purchase of the month. I’ve also been fascinated by Benefit’s BADgal Bang for a bigger oomph on my lashes. However, both companies sell in China and therefore test on animals by law and are not cruelty-free, which is something to keep in mind when purchasing. The saving grace in this group is SUVA Beauty’s Hydra Liner in “(UV) Acid Trip”. The color is fantastic and out there on any skin tone and the company is a small and cruelty-free company which I recommend you check out if you’re into more bold makeup looks. Anyways this section’s song is mostly just that part of “Bodysnatchers” by Radiohead where Thom Yorke says no like 30 times on repeat.
Thanks for letting me sort out my consumer desires and looking the other way at my weird tastes in music. Keep in mind that most of the products listed are fast fashion merchandise and while nice, are best bought sparingly and with long-term use in mind, which is why some of these things have sat on my wishlist for months. Not to get too preachy, as I’m guilty of buying dumb things I’ll never wear on sale like everyone else. The steps to better buying take time and it is always nice to browse and gain inspiration with things you already own, or to find something to save up for and treat yourself. It’s your life, like Bon Jovi says.
Until next time,