Hello. My name is Melissa and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I love home decor, design, and fashion. I like shopping, but I don’t really need more stuff. I’m trying to be a more mindful shopper — to buy only what I absolutely love and will use many times, and to try to pare down. I’m also trying to better about seeking out sustainable and ethical brands. But there’s so many cool things in the world! And I love a bargain. I guess you could say I struggle with my love of stuff.
When I find something that I think is really great and will last a long time, be it a shoe rack, reusable bag, or high-rise skinny jeans, I’ll write about that. And when I find items I’m initially excited about but discover that they don’t work well, because of fit or quality, I’ll let you know that too. I also share things that catch my eye because they are well designed, or there’s something about the shape or colors that appeal to me, or I just think they’re cool. Even if I decide not to own an item, maybe it’s something that you will love.
They are welcome objects.
About My Reviews & Ads
Fashion wise, I write from the perspective of a petite woman with sensitive skin and slightly wide feet. All items reviewed on my blog are things that I’ve purchased for myself (unless they’re not, and if that’s the case, I will tell you.) I have Google Adsense running in my sidebar and participate in various affiliate advertising programs with retailers, including the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. This means I earn a commission either from clicks on links, or when you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Affiliate links do not affect the price that you pay — it’s the same! — but it does help me keep this blog running. Sometimes I have referral links and will let you know if a link I share is a referral link. All opinions are my own (and I have lots of opinions).