Saturday, April 14, 2012
i had to get *thrifty* after i left my job at Anthropologie and find ways to scrimp on cash without hindering my lifestyle. i tried coupon-ing (twice)---it was annoying, i wasn't good at it, and the food was all crap. i wanted to keep trying new restaurants so i learned about the wonders of Groupon and other half-off sites like it.
you can tell by looking at my closet and apartment that i tend to gravitate to the same things (quirky, colorful) without much thought to where it can go or if i have a use for it. with our redecorating project i wanted to focus on adding a touch of sophistication but maintaining my style. i will have to re-"merch" (a retail term, ha!) some of my things and get rid of other things. i will probably do a lot of re-painting to tone down some of the crazy colors. lastly i want to add neutral colors to my space as well. i've never owned a legit bed with a headboard and frame and everything so i had to snatch this one up from overstock when i saw it.
came home the other day to find that matt had frantically re-arranged everything in all the rooms of the house! normally, as a control freak, i would freak out--but i actually thought it looked pretty good and i was excited that he was excited to finally jump in and help with decorating and making better use of our space. got rid of some scary old furniture and making a few purchases...i will post photos of before and after when we're done. now that i am in the mindset i am ready to re-do everything!