6 SPECIAL GIFTS YOU CAN GIFT-YOURSELF

This article is sponsored by Wantable

Holiday season is a super busy time with all the decorations, activities, and gift shopping. I’m here to tell you that you deserve some gifts for yourself too. Make time for yourself and favor your life with some special gifts. I am sure a little selfcare would make you a lot happier in the middle of this overwhelming life. Here are 6 special gifts that you can gift-yourself even when there is no occasion at all.

Some new clothes to your wardrobe

I am sure I’m not the only one who usually thinks it’s okay to wear the same items again and again until they get too old. Especially moms with a busy lifestyle. However, I have to admit that habit is not healthy for your inner well-being. Adding a couple new pieces to your closet is never a bad idea, at least once in a while.

Another way to often get yourself some new clothes is to sign up for Wantable. They are a try-before-you-buy service which will send you a box of 7 items based on your answers to their style quiz. You’ll have 5 days to try the items, then keep what you love and return the rest. That is a very convenient way to try on new clothes especially for busy moms. I shared some styles I love from Wantable in another blog post, click here to check them out.

A do-nothing-day

This is what I love most as a busy mom of a 4 -year-old girl. As housework is overwhelming sometimes especially when you work at home at the same time. If possible, give yourself a complete do-nothing-day. It will recharge your energy after such a long time of hard work. A long sleep without any pressure of laundry or a deadline sounds impossible for many moms. A day to spend all for herself is even dreamier. But I’m telling you it’s doable. Have someone, husband for example, that can help? Go make your wish come true. You can totally ask your partner to  take care of the family for just one day so you can have your do-nothing-day once!

A fresh bouquet of your beloved flowers

This is actually one of the most effective one out of all 6 special gifts you can gift-yourself. I love to give myself a pretty bouquet of light orange roses (or sometimes simply a bouquet of fresh eucalyptus) during grocery shopping time. Flowers and greeneries have an amazing ability to lift up my mood and boost my energy. Moreover, adding new color to your house with a fresh little bouquet helps brighten your living area. By doing this, you are giving your room a new refreshing look which significantly does wonders for your inner well-being.

An interesting book

“Reading is dreaming with open eyes”. Yes, how long haven’t you made time for reading a good book? As this crazily connected life is totally filled with social media, reading is becoming un-favourable to some young generations. However, reading a real book gives a different feeling, you know, I love the way I have to turn the pages by my hands while reading, I love the way I have to stay focused on every word written by the author and keep asking myself what makes this story so good. Reading keeps you away from stress and this messy reality while giving a chance to dream, to love and to think at the same time. 

A stay-cation 

Hmmmm, if a long vacation is not convenient for you, stay-cation is a good substitute. You can totally plan a stay-cation for yourself by booking a pretty hotel at your living town and spend all day doing what you like or exploring the place you live inside out. What you can do with a stay-cation? Here are some recommendations that you can take: going to spa, getting your nails done, reading books at a nice coffeeshop, going to a hair salon, trying trendy-food in the town, hanging out with your best friends, etc. 

Clothes that you never tried before

This is different from the first idea above. What I mean is that you can give yourself a chance to try a new style of clothes too. Getting to try on items that you’ve never tried on before is fun. It’s such a fresh feeling to see how you differently look in the mirror. This is when try-before-you-buy retailers like Wantable become handy.

Wantable offers personal styling service so that you can receive handpicked items based on your style quiz. They currently have 3 options: Style Edit for women, Active Edit for women, and Men’s Active Edit. You will get a box of 7 items to try on, keep what you love and return the rest within 5 days. This is actually a great way for you to try on a totally new style that you have never tried before. If you love that style, great. If you don’t, just return the item(s) without being charged for those. Check out my new outfits from my previous Wantable Box.

Listen to yourself and strive for what you really love to do as well as what makes you happy. No one can make you happy better than yourself. Again, not only your loved ones, you deserve some special holiday gifts from yourself too. Choose one of the 6 special gifts above to gift-yourself and enjoy!

Good luck n have fun <3 

A NEW WAY TO SHOP CLOTHES

This blog post is sponsored by Wantable

I’m gonna start with the traditional way of shopping and how it started to change since becoming a mom. I spent hours and days walking around malls just to browse around. I used to try on clothes at stores without having to rush. Of course, this was before my daughter Misa was born. Being a mom honestly means less time for activities that require time like shopping. Eventually, my clothing choices narrow down as I have no time to walk around the malls or even scrolling the online stores. While I’m trying to find more time for myself, I would appreciate convenient services like Wantable – a new way to shop clothes.

What is Wantable?

Wantable is a new interesting brand that comes up with a whole new way of shopping. This way would save you hours to search for your styles either in-store or online. Wantable offers you a quick quiz to make which results in styles that match you best. You get to try on the items they handpick for you for free, then only pay for what you’d like to keep.

How does Wantable work?

After you complete the style quiz, they will send a box right to your front door. This box is filled with 7 items which are 100% handpicked by their professional stylists based on the report of your quiz. You don’t have to traditionally choose your clothes anymore, let the experts do it for you. 

When the items arrive, you have 5 days to try them on. Tips: mix and match them however you like. Mixing them with the items you have in your wardrobe is even better. Then, keep what you love and return the rest. If 5 or more items are kept, you’ll get a 10% discount.

Here are the reasons I love when shopping with Wantable:
  • This is a new way to shop clothes and I think it’s so cool.
  • Time-saving is what I love the most. My time is limited and I love to have Wantable as my personal stylist.
  • The style quiz makes me feel special since it’s very detailed and personalized to myself.
  • The purchasing process is quick, convenient and well-serviced. 
  • The items they send are in amazing quality and the styles are cute.

They embrace and respect your difference

By scrolling their website and instagram, I completely fall in love at my first glance. Wantable embraces the difference as they respect your own individuality. After giving birth to my baby, I gain a lot of weight. The changes in my body is not the problem with my family; they love me just the way I am. However, it’s my big problem when it comes to choosing outfits. I have to change the way I wear as most of my old clothes do not fit me anymore. The styles I love don’t even look good on me anymore to be honest.

Having a personal stylist like Wantable makes me feel less of a problem my body is when it comes to clothing. They send the items that suit me well. They lift up my confidence with all the quotes about ‘be unique, don’t be perfect’ on their social sites. This brand wins my heart completely with the value of their styling service, the items they sent, and their message. 

What are you waiting for?

I hope this post inspires you on a new way to shop clothes. What better for a busy parent to shop clothes than a try-before-you-buy service like Wantable? Moreover, with the current situation, this way of shopping would save you a trip to stores. You’ll get to shop without leaving the comfort of your home. Holidays are approaching, that’s another reason to spoil yourself. Speaking of Holidays, check out my list for 20 under $100 Amazon Gift Ideas. Now let Wantable surprise you with their holiday styled box.

This necklace is cute but not my fave, so I’m returning it.