Review: Buying and Selling with The Real Real

I recently did my first consignment with the Real Real and wanted to share my experience in case anyone else is curious. I have purchased both a handbag and wallet from The Real Real and had mixed experiences– the handbag was in perfect condition and a great value. The wallet was in much worse condition than described and shown in their photos, and was final sale. After that, I decided not to purchase final sale items from their site.

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From No Spend January to Sticking to a Budget

As you probably read, last month I did no spend January. Of course this excluded things like groceries and household essentials, but I really wanted to focus on my spending habits around coffee, lunches, and shopping online. They say it takes 21 days to build a habit, so I felt like a one month goal would be good for starting and reinforcing the habit.

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Shop My Bathroom Remodel Accessories

As a part of my bathroom remodel, I wanted new accessories to make the space feel refreshed. The color palette for my old bathroom was purples and whites, and I was ready for something new. The new look for my bathroom is mostly white and natural wood, so I wanted to play up the bright palette with a pop of accent color.

Everything I got was pretty affordable and sits together so well! Keep reading to shop my style!

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January Resolution: No Spend Month

My new year’s resolution this year was to have a no-spend month for January. My goal for the no spend month was more about resetting habits over saving money, but saving money is always a bonus!

During the last few months, I got in the habit of buying Starbucks and lunch every single day. My morning Starbucks run was more about getting away from my desk in the morning and treating myself, but half the time I wasn’t even finishing my drink—such a waste! It’s also a huge waste to be throwing away a reusable cup every single day. I was also buying lunch out of convenience because I wasn’t taking the time to grocery shop or prepare foods for lunches. I was spending at least $10 on lunches and also buying a bottle of water every morning too! In total, I was spending at least $15 (sometimes more) on things that could be cut out.

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Get Meghan Markle’s Classic Style

The start of a new decade is the perfect time to overhaul your personal style. Over the last few years, I have been really trying to adjust my shopping habits from fast fashion items that I won’t wear in a year, to more classic pieces that look great and will last. This means less impulse buys and not always participating in the latest and greatest trends (but does anyone really miss cold shoulder tops from the one summer they were cool?).

One of the best classic style icons over the last few years is Duchess Meghan. Although she probably has a much bigger shopping budget than your average non-royal, her style is very attainable! She has been known to even wear piece from mass retailers like J Crew! I’ve pulled together some of her most classic looks and were you can find the look for less.

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How to Develop Your Personal Style

In the world of constant social media, it’s hard not to be continually influenced by the images you see. But what works for other people might not always work for you. In fact, what other people like might not even be what you like or feel good in. Trends are moving so fast, it’s hard to even keep up with what’s cool these days.

When we are bombarded with the images curated by others, how do you find and keep your own unique style?

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Image via Who What Wear

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