The Reason I Chose Pink

Zara coat (this one is $29!) / Gucci bag (borrowed – similar) / J Crew cropped jeans / Rebecca Minkoff ring

I love looking at spring coats for a number of reasons. Mostly because it’s getting too warm for heavy winter coats (no more puffer jackets here in NC!), and the fact that I’m ready to change things up change into something lighter than what I’ve been wearing for the past few months. My coat serves a dual purpose — warmth and fashion. Not that I don’t think about fashion for a winter coat, but let’s be honest — I’m grabbing it solely to not freeze to death.

I was looking around and seeing a lot of fun patterns and colors that drew me in, but I continuously noticed myself looking at the light pink shades the most. I’m not even a huge pink person (I do love it but it’s far from my favorite color), but I realized the hue makes its way around spring every year. Why is this so important to me? Well, now that I’m paying more attention to budgeting and managing my finances (I’ve constantly been texting my mom “I hate adulting!”), I’m carefully choosing classic pieces that I will want to wear year after year — even as trends change.

It’s interesting to see the changes you make as  you get older. I used to think budgeting was such a task — and it is — but I had no interest. Recently, I’ve been such a nerd and it’s actually becoming a hobby. Seriously, who am I and what happened to Sarah? Ok, so I’m probably getting it from my financially-savvy boyfriend who’s always talking math/science/finance, but don’t tell him I said that.

As part of this hobby, I’ve been looking at Wise Bread (especially the personal finance and frugal living sections) and also feeling like a stalker looking at Money Diaries on Refinery29. Money Diaries is a section that’s updated 3 times a week and it’ll say “A week in NYC on a 45,000 Salary” as an example. You get to see the different costs depending on location, different lifestyles and versatility, salaries, etc. Maybe it’s just me, but it’s so interesting.

Anyway, that’s what I’ve been up to during my free time (other than watching Suits for the first time, which is quickly becoming my current favorite show. I’m on season 2)!

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