Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Things I Spent Money On Recently

October Rebel wearing the Mata Traders Edie Dress

This pretty lady is October Rebel, wearing the Mata Traders "Edie" dress. (To quote Style Wise, "Mata Traders is a fair trade clothing company dedicated to empowering women.") I ordered that very same dress a couple of days ago. I'm not a big online shopper, and it was an unplanned purchase, but...

I regret nothing! Singin' in the Rain dancing gif

(From Singin' in the Rain, one of the all-time best movie musicals.) I was innocently browsing the Mata Traders website, trying to figure out something to post here, and I encountered that adorably swingy "Edie" dress, discounted from $80 to $20! Irresistible. My total came to $26.94 including shipping and tax. I almost feel bad about getting such a good deal, since Mata Traders is a company that I actually want to support.

Another impulse buy was three Paolo Bacigalupi novels at Powell's Books ($28 even). I've read The Windup Girl a few times, and it's a truly excellent sci-fi thriller. I didn't know that Bacigalupi had written other books, not least because I have a hard time remembering the guy's name. So anyway, I saw some of his newer work stacked on a sales display. Suddenly I was overtaken by a need to own Pump Six and Other Stories, Ship Breaker, and The Drowned Cities. I don't regret this either. I know I'm gonna read those books over and over again.

Everything else I've spent money on in the past 2-3 months falls into one of these categories: gas, groceries, or occasional lattes. Oh, and my train tickets. By the way, I'm home! Portland was great, but I missed my pets and my own space.

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  1. Cute! And thanks for the shout out. I've gotten a bit better at not impulse buying in the past few months, but I did just buy some super wide leg pants and Sseko sandals, which I'm super excited about reviewing on the blog as soon as I receive them. - Leah

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    1. Now I'm also excited to see your new clothes! A cool part of blogs is getting to enjoy other people's purchases vicariously.

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  2. Veryyyyy cute dress and at such a steal too! It's good to be wise about spending especially on clothes! I say quality over quantity always!

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  3. Cute dress! ^_^ I really wish I could wear more dresses like that, but my bust (which isn't all that big!) makes such dresses make me look like I'm pregnant :-P

    I also don't regret an unplanned purchase of $20 of Australis makeup goodness last night. The items were $10 each, and glorious. $10. Makeup just doesn't *cost* that in New Zealand! It was an antidote to a truly terrible day, but it was the first quasi-impulse purchase I made in almost forever, and I always feel slightly guilty about those... ;-)

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    1. Hooray for enjoyable impulse purchases! I hope you enjoy your less-expensive-than-usual makeup.

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  4. Hi Sonya! Thanks for the compliments and link love! I hope you'l be posting photos of yourself wearing the Edie dress? I can't wait to see how you'd style it!

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  5. So much love for this! No only because of 'Oooh, pretty!' - and I can't wait to see you in the amazing dress! But thanks for the fabulous introduction to Mata Traders. I just scored the two saddleback skirts on sale. ~shares your happy dances~

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    1. AWESOME! Mayhap you will review them?

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    2. Probably not. I really don't do teh-fashionz. That's your realm. Boxes and Beauty keep me busy enough. Besides, I dress super frumpy.

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    3. Fair enough. Although I will say that I love frumpy fashionz :)

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  6. Love Singin' in the Rain, love that dress!

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  7. A girl after my own heart... spending your money on books and dresses. Story of my life. Can't wait to see you in that dress; it's splendid!

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    1. Bahaha. Kindred spirits! The dress arrived today and I'm so excited :D

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