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Sure, that new dress in the window may cost more than your rent, but the amount of endorphins it releases each time you put it on, wear it out, or — hell — even think about it makes it totally worth it.
There's a difference about things you buy because you need them and the things you buy because you couldn't bear to imagine living without them. We asked our editors to dish on the items that bring them the most happiness (measured on a scale of 1-10) and weigh in on the amount of joy all of the other picks give 'em, too. Different strokes for different folks, for sure — but let us know which editor's picks made you grin the hardest.
When you work at a 24-hour media site such as Refinery29 — not to mention, in the city that never sleeps — the idea of disconnecting can seem ancient, like life before the Internet (children of the '80s, you feel us). The content flow never halts, the story ideas need to be fresher than your CSA, and the pace travels read
America, it's time for an autumnal intervention. Yes, fall is coming, and, yes, fall rules — but you know what doesn't rule? Having the brute fist of capitalism swing its way through the last glimmers of summer, that's what.
Seriously, we have reached peak pumpkin spice. It's 75 degrees in NYC right now, so let's read