Can I be honest with you guys? Up until yesterday, I had a cracked phone case. I don’t know why it took me so long to go on Amazon and spend $7 on a new one. About two weeks ago, the air-conditioning in my car went out. After getting a diagnostic test done, I was told that it was the compressor– of course the most expensive part.

Then I thought to myself, what the hell am I working for, if I’m not taking care of the things that need to be addressed to maintain a comfortable lifestyle?

Appearances are not the most important thing, but basic comfort and convenience matter. It has been on my spirit for a long time to improve upon the things that are within my means, which leads me to my September focus: style and lifestyle upgrades.

Style: I’m tired of shopping at Zara, ya’ll. It’s time to step out of my comfort zone. So, this month, I’m trying to avoid those days where I am a walking billboard for Zara, and incorporate some vintage and generally more interesting pieces into my rotation– I’ll be posting more looks, so get ready.

Lifestyle Upgrades: I took care of the phone case, now I need a new car. Over the past couple of months, small things have gone wrong with my car: driver side door and vanity mirror, aux cord, and AC, to name a few.

I live in L.A., so I spend a considerable amount of time in my car, My car is 11 years old. Why not upgrade?

You don’t have to buy a new car this month, but at least join me for these challenges:

  • Invest in one lifestyle upgrade that you have been putting on the back burner this year (i.e. new car, phone, sofa, bed, etc… you deserve it)
  • Go on a trip to this month to end the summer with a bang. Day trips count!
  • Reimagine your style, by getting creative with your wardrobe. Buy a new accessory or pair of shoes if you have to, because life is too short not to feel damn good in your outfits. If you want to prove to me you did it: take a photo, post to Instagram with the hashtag #denimandlipstickstyle. I will be choosing a WINNER at the end of the month to send a SPECIAL GIFT! 

Let’s level up this month, guys!

 

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