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Experiencing Like A Millennial

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Just like every millennial, I consume with a passion and rarely slow down. I read advice columns, religiously follow my favourite bloggers and constantly think about my next Instagram caption. I love anything fruit print, basket bags and would love to own my very own pair of Gucci Princeton loafers (please Gucci, make non-leather mules!).

Recently I’ve realized that my hard-earned money has been spent on more and more things – clothes, bags, makeup and especially shoes, and it’s never really enough. I’ll always want more, I’ll want what I saw you wearing on Instagram, I’ll have FOMO when I decide to stay home with my boyfriend instead of going to that cool beach party and I’ll always want a taste of the next trend (slip dresses, I’m looking at you).

So, as a sort of break from STUFF, I’ve decided to spend my money on time. And by time, I mean experiences. The kind of experiences I’ve always wanted, the kind that I can look back on and have great memories from. Yes, also the kind I can Instagram. I think I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve been chasing stuff for so long now, that I was sort of missing out on life! I mean, unless you consider online shopping while in the bathtub life. And I mean, let’s be real here – it’s not as if I’m not going to be buying anything… So the beast inside will be satisfied and my bucket list/New Year’s resolutions will be too! The only thing that won’t be is probably my bank account.

My point here is that I think we should all take a break from our sartorial pleasures once in a while and spend that money on an experience instead of a bag – I promise the rewards will be greater and the photo ops will be countless!

So hopefully, I’ll be writing some more experience posts – such as Shai-li and Her Adventures at London Fashion Week Festival (coming up soon!), all about my trip to Ireland and many more experiences to come! Peppered of course with fashion and beauty, because let’s be serious here – I’m still a millennial.

Let me know in the comments – what would you rather spend your hard-earned money on?

Shai-li xx

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