The $8 Shirt From China

I like buying unique clothes. This doesn’t mean I follow the way of Lady Gaga and wear meat shirts, but I’m drawn to asymmetrical shirts and coolly patterned pants. This has led me to online shopping. American in-store fashion tends to be very square while I prefer other types of quadrilaterals – even ones with tangents and asymptotes.

This has led to online shopping. One store I frequent is ASOS where I bought the shirt below. It’s hard to tell, but it’s a gray tee with an overlaid black piece that is not, unfortunately or not, stitched down. Aka if I move too fast, which I tend to do when walking, it flaps like a cape. But it has a cool textured appearance and, most importantly, is unique.

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Sneak Peek: Tinder Swiping

Recently Sara and I were interviewed about online dating. On camera, I was asked to narrate how I browse Tinder. So tonight, I bring you exclusive insight into what I think as I come across all that Tinder has to offer.

Dennia, 22.Blah intro photo. Her bio is mildly interesting except for the "IG: @Dennia." Like, I am on Tinder, not eHarmony; I am not switching apps to look at the granola cereal you had this morning. Left.

Stacey, 23."I called my professor a misogynist piece of shit while drunk at my school's talent show and that's pretty much all you need to know about me." Missing a comma there, Stacey. But you're edgy. Right.

(It's a match!)

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The Rules of No Shopping

In case you're just tuning in, I am NOT going shopping (clothes, shoes, accessories) for an entire year. In my first post, I laid it out for you, very black and white. But now for the details:

As we all know, life is the opposite of black and white. So I knew I needed to make several stipulations of my “no shopping” New Year's resolution. They are as follows:

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In With the New - Wait, Nothing New This Year?!

Blogs are often about encouraging you to DO something such as up-cycling, DIY projects, exercising, healthy eating, etc. But this is going to be about NOT doing something.

I decided in November 2014 that I wasn’t going shop for an entire year.  When I first say this, people are like, “How will you eat?” Let me be more specific.

No shopping for clothing, shoes or accessories, new or used, for an entire year. Pretty black and white, right?

When I came up with this idea, I had just conquered the madness of Black Friday (aka Thanksgiving evening, the heathens!).  I was happy with my haul that I carried gleefully out from the Denver, CO outlets at 1 AM. I normally suffer a bit of buyer’s remorse and turn to my mother to justify these purchases and prove to her (myself) that these are items I NEED. She normally responds with a “Hmmm, yes” and “Wow, that is a good deal” and “That definitely makes sense” and a subtle “Sounds like you won’t be needing anything for awhile!” But being 1 AM - aka 3 AM on the East Coast where my mom slept - I had to stew about these purchases and wonder if I alone could justify them.

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