I am and have always been a creature of habit. I think it’s a symptom of my OCD, but when I like something, I really like it and I can’t get enough of it and things just like it. I once ate the same tuna fish sandwich (on a baguette with avocado and tomato) everyday for four months. It is a miracle I did not get mercury poisoning.
This obsessive nature applies to my shopping habits. Once something becomes my thing, I am drawn to nothing but that thing for months, weeks, years on end. A newer version of that thing is purchased with the justification that it’s different enough, shinier and just necessary. As a result, I have a lot of multiples. Here are seven things I cannot help but buy even though I already own something just like it.
Jessica Quirk writes the style blog What I Wore from the comforts of her home in Bloomington, Indiana. What I Wore covers all things Quirk: “I love incorporating vintage finds with investment pieces and bargain buys,” she says. “I love the letter ‘Q’, blunt bangs, sunglasses and colored tights.” Check her — and her favorite things — out after the jump! Keep reading »
Olivia started the fashion blog Nature Graffiti more than three years ago, as a way to bring together street street style, personal outfit photos, style inspiration and industry news. Flitting between Boston, New York and San Francisco, Olivia covers the latest and greatest in her world. After the jump, what she’s into right now! Keep reading »
eBay-addicted souls among us, unite! We asked, and eBay kindly answered: an array of 14 top items to covet, collect and bid on with abandon. After the jump, we give you the most of-the-moment eBay items worth scoring right now–or use them for inspiration to find a one-of-a-kind piece of your own. Keep reading »
Beth Jones’ blog B.Jones Style is “all about my personal style and how that affects every aspect of my life. My latest outfits, thrift finds, videos on how to style your hair and where-how-and-what I shop.” Sounds good to us! Check out some of her very favorite things right now after the jump! Keep reading »
Ethical Style blogger M.J. started her eco-conscious fashion blog three years ago, thinking she knew a lot about ethical fashion. “I was so wrong,” she says. “The scope is so much more broad than just organic cotton and sweatshop labor.” And her interest in ethical fashion extends far beyond clothing manufacture and fabrication. “Right now, I’m particularly interested in the use of Photoshop in advertising, intellectual property laws in design, and designers who care about sourcing animal products humanely (even if they still use hot-button materials like leather and fur).” Check out her awesome, and informative blog, and take a look at some of M.J.’s most favorite things after the jump!
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The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Julie’s, Amelia’s, Joanne’s and Kate’s. Now here’s Simcha’s … Keep reading »
The blog Your It List has asked a bunch of cool tastemaker types to reveal their favorite things of 2010. They didn’t ask us for ours, but we’re going to share ‘em anyway. You’ve read Julie’s, Amelia’s, and Joanne’s. Now here’s Kate’s …
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Style blogger Jacci is the very cute lady behind the fashion blog Being Perfect is Hard. “My blog is pretty much a mashup of the things flying around in my head. It focuses on anything I like or that makes me happy,” she says. “I include things that make me go ‘WOW!,’ things that are unobtainable to me, people that inspire me, usually style or artistic-wise, outfits that I myself have put together, friends, cats, music videos.”
Jacci, who lives in Philadelphia, also strives to represent the city’s unique style. “We do have stuff going on, and I think the world should know about it.”
After the jump, some of the super-cool stuff Jacci’s into right now. Keep reading »