Plodding along but it’s harder than I thought it would be. I forgot my debit card once and after a rough day at work I really needed a bagel at 6pm (!!) so I swiped.
I am doing a slightly different challenge where I am still using my CC, but instantly making a payment from my checking to maintain the balance on there
It is more of a pain and less liberating than your challenge, but I have my dumb reasons
National Bourbon Day! Turns out there IS a wacky holiday I can get behind!
Used mine to book a flight to NYC because I kinda had to so I could use miles to upgrade to biz class. Round trip from LAX ended up being only $86 and (a lot of) miles. Also used it while I was there the past three days because a single day staying in a SoHo airbnb costs more than daily ATM withdrawal limits...
Very interested to see how the itunes changes will affect PC users with iphones. I still manually manage music files on my device.
Thank you so much for this - it’s exactly the kind of info I need.
2016: Chase Sapphire Reserve is the best card!
2026: Chase Sapphire Reserve ruined us!
I have a Chase Sapphire card also and it is great for traveling. However, I found that my lifestyle has been more extravagant since I’ve had this card. It also does not help when the waitress or cashier goes goo-goo ga-ga over how solid the metal card feels, how smooth the front of the card is, that the numbers are on…
Check out fashion blogs, or #outfitoftheday on Instagram. It will help you get an idea of the style you prefer and from there you can seek out other blogs and Instagram pages. Once you know what you like then you can start adding things into your wardrobe that you can mix and match. It’ll make getting dressed a hell…
During the height of my weight gain, my wardrobe was exclusively jeggings from Walgreen's and tunics - mostly "jegging tops" from American Eagle. Now that I've lost weight and want to start making an effort again, I don't even know what my personal style is.
It’s called Everlane, Uniqlo, or Muji.
All of this (plus wanting POCKETS IN EVERYTHING) is why I started sewing again. As a lady of a certain age, I want clothes with a nice shape, lots of pockets, in nice fabrics.
The fit at Ann Taylor//Loft is also super matronly, IMO. I am definitely in their target customer demo for the professional clothes but I’ve made maybe two purchases there that I didn’t return. I don’t know who the clothes are supposed to fit but I’m not built like a ruler and everything looks so frumpy on me.
Gap used to be like this. Then they got crazy with all the seasonal colors. It’s called capitalism. Keeping things plain and simple doesn’t work. They need to sell more “units” and contrast styles between each year.
This is why I loved Jenna Lyons era J.Crew. They had weird fashiony shit but ALSO really good basics. Like a good merino sweater in a million colors every year. And like piles and piles of cotton tees. Now everything has some stupid detail like a diagonal row of fringe or ruffles at the cuffs. STOP IT.
One of the most aggravating styles out there for me (as a guy) is the tapered leg in jeans and running pants, even in 35 and 36W. Shoot, 35W is a relic anymore.
I live on a barrier island. Not as a 2nd home, but as my only home. As I type this, the plumber is here replacing my just shy of 10 year old water heater. 10 years is a GOOD life for a water heater exposed to the salt air.
As someone who spent the better part of years in the rental car industry, I agree wholeheartedly with this article.
We discovered in pretty short order that most of the roads we’d end up driving on throughout the week were unpaved, dusty, and in some cases riddled with large potholes and situated on steep hills.
From a car person’s perspective, though, be careful what constitutes “An SUV” at the rental agencies. Most of them are just gussied-up cars, and in some cases just having that extra ground clearance will be a slight improvement. In other cases, you might actually need the long suspension and water fording capabilities…