Good Places To Spend Your Coin While in Quarantine

April 13, 2020

Photo by Minh Pham

I was very hesitant to write this blog post. As much as I love style and beauty, writing about a cute pair of loungewear pants (albeit affordable) seemed to be the last thing folks want to see or hear about, especially given that the unemployment rate is over 10%, and so many people are trying to figure out what the heck they are going to do with their lives. And there is still so much uncertainty for those of us who have so far been spared. With all that said, I also know some of us are looking for an escape. When shit first hit the fan after losing my uncle, I definitely increased my spending, and I’m not one to compulsively spend. I like to call myself a “conscious spender” as I’ve written about many times on this blog. But hey, it’s what I needed at the time, and I don’t feel bad about it. I think we need to show ourselves lots of compassion –  it’s okay if we temporarily fall back into some old bad habits. What we are experiencing right now is unprecedented. So, if you do have some coin to spend, I have listed a few sites I’ve been visiting to help me feel a little better about being grounded. Now, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy!

Loungewear that keeps me stylish while WFH

Lou & Grey loungewear – Make sure to size down. Sometimes their joggers swallow me. They’re currently offering 50% off sale items. Little known fact: They also sell the brand on their sister site, LOFT and it’s almost always cheaper, there. You’re welcome! 

ASOS Ribbed Knit pants and separates 


Beauty I’m loving 

Olaplex No. 4 Bond Shampoo

Curology – The cleanser and treatment are so bomb! I wish they sold the cleanser separately. 

Skyn Iceland Hydro Cool Firming Eye Gels

Innisfree Pore Clearing Clay Mask

Kiss Press-on Nails – Gel Fantasy and 100 Pack in Active Oval (for painting) – I’ve been doing press-on nails before COVID-19, and thanks to one of my good girlfriends who shared her hacks, I can get them to last a week or more.


Books worth reading

Water Dancer – Ta-nehisi Coates

Stress Less, Accomplish More –  Emily Fletcher

Queenie – Candice Carty-Williams

The Surrender Experiment – Michael A. Singer

Secrets of Six-Figure Women – Barbara Stanny


Charities I am giving to/passionate about


LA Food Bank

LAUSD Homeless Education Office

Beauty 2 The Streetz


Home goods and decor to spruce up your place

Bloomscape or The Sill – get your plants delivered -YAY!

Society6 – 30% off if you need some new art on the walls! We just bought some for our dining area.

E-cloth – I recently got into these after my mom and aunt were constantly raving about them. They are a must-have. It’s changed the way I clean and makes it easy to keep your home clean at all times. Thank me later.

Target – offering up to 25% off home decor


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