I’m happy to report I did not want as much things this month and had fewer items on my running “wants” list. But I think most of that was due to the fact that I was still on my Rent the Runway Unlimited subscription. So instead of browsing things I wanted to buy, my time was diverted to browsing things I wanted to rent next. Like I had said in my RTR review post, it doesn’t cure your bad consumption habits but it does provide a good re-direct and helps you from accumulating more items into your closet.
So what did I want to purchase this month? First thing on that list is the Acne Musubi Mini bag (pictured above). If you follow me on Insta-story you know that I’ve been wanting that bag since last Fall (maybe even summer). I did a poll on Insta and most of you were decidedly against me purchasing the bag, but for one reason or another I could not get it out of my mind. Is it because it’s named musubi (like the Japanese rice ball), which is my all time favorite packable lunch and brings back feelings of nostalgia? Would an Acne Studios bag by any other name be just as desirable? Lol, I think yes. Since last year I’ve stalked the bag on other people’s insta accounts (like loveclothblog and noirgio) and have come to love the pillowy look even more.
The second item on my list is the Martiniano Glove Shoe and that popped back onto my radar since writing the post about the winners and losers among my gifted Everlane items. The Everlane Day Glove flats didn’t quite work out for my high arches and high profile feet (though like I mentioned in my gifted Everlane post, I wonder if I shouldn’t just have worked through the pain to see if I could break them in even more than a couple weeks). But when I tried to find reviews to figure out my sizing for these Martiniano Glove shoes and how they compare to Everlane’s Glove shoes I couldn’t find anything (there were only reviews of Everlane’s version from some of the bigger name bloggers). So that really stoked my interest. What are the differences and is spending almost $300 more for the original worth it? (P.S. those of you who follow me on insta stories know I caved and bought them >.< so stay tuned for a comparison review between these Martiniano glove shoes and the Everlane ones).
And the last thing I really wanted this month was this IRO herringbone pea coat which I had originally rented from Rent the Runway. But since it was during the last week of the subscription I only got to wear it once, which made me want to go out and buy it. I was able to find it on eBay here in one size smaller, and I was veeeery tempted to purchase it but decided to hold off.
I had also briefly wanted this Vince coat I rented through Rent The Runway, but that desire got replaced by the IRO herringbone pea coat above. But in the end I decided against buying any winter coats period (my goal is to have less winter coats, not to acquire more) plus I had already purchased my one item for the month: yep it’s the Acne Studios Musubi Mini bag (which I looooove love love, but of course a full review of it will be up after I use it for a bit). I actually purchased it quite early in February (thus you’ve been seeing it on my posts and on Insta) because I found it for about $350 less than retail, secondhand on the RealReal and pounced on it (I’ve been on the look out for this bag via my feeds on TRR app—more about how that works here). I am very happy with my decision and I don’t feel super guilty (ok well maybe just a tad) since I know it was the one item for the month. I guess if you average my spending between January and February, it’s a tad on the high side but I was also able to sell a lot of things on theRealReal and Fashionphile so my net cash flow for the two months is actually positive.
Oh and things that I still want that were on my January list? Just the Mejuri Single Mini Hoop. Funny how you want things so much at the time, but just wait a month and you could care less (and instead you’re actually quite happy you refrained from purchasing in the first place). Guess we’ll see if either the Martiniano shoes, the IRO coat, or the Mejuri hoop will reappear on March’s list! (Also March is my birthday month and my baby’s birthday month—would it be wrong to buy something extra for myself as a birthday/push present gift? Lol, I’m already finding ways to try to bend my new year’s resolution >.<).