All the things to buy!
Happy Wednesday! It’s the middle of the week and we have a few days left until the weekend! For some it will be pay day soon and for me it is around the corner and I am waiting for it to buy the things I’ve been needing/wanting. I learned if I make a list of things that I am needing and wanting then I can budget it out and spend less. If I don’t have a list and just go for it then it leads to spending on random stuff and unnecessary things then I forgot of what I actually need and end up trying to figure out how to stay on budget. It is a viscous cycle but I learned that if I made a wish list of things then when I’m out at the mall then I actually come back here and look at what I wanted to get. It is so convenient, reminds me and is so easy to see how much things are. It’s a great tip if you are on a budget. It has helped me to save for my travels or anything I am saving for but still getting things I am after. It’s all about me trying to balance the two. So here are the things I want to buy for this pay day!
First up are some clothes. When am I not buying clothes? I did have a clear out and gave all my unwanted clothes to my cousin so I can justify the purchase of new clothes. I don’t own any bomber jackets and I think I want to try it so I choose two options. It’s not like I’m going to buy them both but I have the options. I want either a stain pink or a rose gold gold one. I’m not sure but these two look so cute. Next are some hoodies. Again, the weather has inspired this choice of clothing. I think I want to incorporate some hoodies and I’m planning a trip to somewhere cooler so a hoodie is a good idea. I’m thinking a lighter one and then a thicker one but whatever I find in store similar to these is what I am going for. Then I am wanting some new black jeans or jeans in general. I realized I don’t have many bottom options so I think I need to start working on it. I also want some with embroidery as I don’t own anything with them. Another item is a new everyday bag. I love this style and want a tan bag instead of black as I have a million black options so tan it is. The shoe I am wanting are these nude suede block heel sandals that I see everywhere. I found some and were going to buy them but they were a little too small so I am looking for some in my size and everything will be complete. Last fashion wise is a dress I tried on last month and was going to get it but the line was so long I was not going to wait in it for one item. If it is still there and in my size I might buy it.
The next category is beauty and tech. For makeup I need to buy some essentials. I technically bought these already but I ended up losing it. I had a clear out and looked everywhere in my house but it is gone. It might have fallen out of my car when I was taking stuff in and out but all I know is it is gone. I loved the L’oreal foundation and I am so gutted as I just bought it and used it about 5 times. I don’t care I am getting a new one and not losing it. So cross out the lipstick as I was making the picture a few weeks ago and I was kindly sent one so I don’t need to pick it up. Instead I need to buy the Sleek Solstice palette as I lost that too. I used it once and was going to use it again but couldn’t find it so I gave up and just going to rebuy it. I don’t know how I can lose makeup but I do and it makes me so sad. I’ll try not to lose it this time I promise. Also I need a new beauty blender sponge dupe. I bought one for 80php and lost it with the foundation. I liked it so I’m getting another one. I don’t feel bad losing it as it is a little more than a $1 so not too bad and it is good to replace them. Last beauty item is a curling iron. For months I keep promising myself to replace my current curling iron but never do. This month nothing is stopping me and I will get me one. Please yell at me if I don’t get one. The tech item of the month is Bluetooth headphones. I have some but they broke and are in the repair shop. I have some wired ones that I use to edit with and now use for my iPad but it isn’t the same. I got use to just getting up and walking around my room to get something without pausing the video I am watching to get it. Now I can’t and I miss it. Mine are pretty and pink and I’m not sure if they could fix my old ones so I am looking at options and this one is the closet to what I want. They are pretty up there for headphones but I use them so often it will be worth it. That are all the things on my radar to get when I head to the mall payday.
This time I wanted to add home decor items I wanted to buy. I have been away from Youtube for a bit with sit down videos. I have some fashion videos and vlogs but not sit down ones so I wanted to get back into that. About two weeks ago I went to the department store I hadn’t been to in a while. I only went in as they had a secret bathroom in the corner of their homeware section. That was a bad idea as they has such cool decor and I am so going back to pick everything up. It convinced me to set up my background in my studio space to get me back into filming. There were some prints, all the pretty copper bits and clutter items that are perfect to revamp the space.
I’m not getting exactly these items but they are inspired by the ones I saw in store and are pretty similar themed. If you couldn’t guess by the mood board I created I will be going for a blush pink and copper color scheme as that is what I saw in store and you can totally tell this is my aesthetic. Of course I’m not going to forget my hot pink and that will be my accent color of the pop of color I’m looking for as well.
First is wall art. I was never into wall art and then I saw the ones in store and I am a total convert now. There are some with amazing quotes and patterns so I am totally going to pick some to match my theme. I’m planning on painting the room but I want one to have a feature wall and these rose gold or copper circle decals will look amazing on it. I can already see it in my head. You can’t forget the string lights and copper ones make it seem oh so better.
All the copper! At first I wasn’t into it but after seeing the display I think I’ve fallen in love. There were lights, candle holders and succulents which I never thought I would be into but they would be a nice background prop. So give me all the pretty copper home decor.
As for curtains, I was so picky with this. The room has only one window but I wanted it to stand out still. I want the curtain panels to look as good as the rest of the room and not be plain ones if you get what I mean. The ones I currently have aren’t the best so I want to change that and match the room theme. I didn’t know there were so many though. When I think of curtains I think of plain ones as that’s all I had in my house growing up but looking at the option online and in store there are so many like print ones and even flower curtains. I want it to be as pretty as my style. I never knew I would get so excited over curtains.
Last is the famous light up letter. I have the white wooden letters but I want the light up ones. I’m not sure if I should get “J” for my initial or get my blog initials in “FXF” yet but if it was for my video I think my blog initials will be better and my name for my room. To be honest, I always dreamed of my name in lights so this would be perfect. I need to find this online as I haven’t found one in store yet. So if you are also in the Philippines and seen one around then please let me know. It is such a cute detail and the perfect finishing touch to my home decor inspiration wish list.
That is it for my pay day wish list as well as my home decor inspiration wish list. I’m obviously not getting everything in one go. I still am saving for my winter vacation so I will be getting things here and there. I think the home decor and the makeup bits are the first things I really need at the moment. I am so excited to see my little space come together. Of course there will be a haul if I end up getting the home ware bits as I want to incorporate a bit more of that topic here on the blog. So I am going to go now and count down until pay day. I hope you liked this wish list and let me know if you are aiming to buy something this month you’ve been dying to get. I’d love to know and have a lovely day!
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What are your budgeting tips for not spending all your money on stuff you want to buy?