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About With the Specs

Welcome to With the Specs, a blog that's all about affordable style and my journey to a more sustainable life. I'm based here in the heart of the Midwest in Omaha, Nebraska.

If you spend some time here, you'll learn all about great affordable clothing and sales, as well as the little steps that I've committed to making to reduce my carbon footprint. These may seem like opposing ideas at first, but if you stick around long enough, you'll see how I'm weaving them together in a way that works.

My philosophy: You can make choices that help you look great without spending a lot of money or having a negative impact on the environment. Additionally, you can make easy changes that won't inconvenience you or greatly impact your routine in order to leave this planet better than you found it. 

And occasionally, you'll see a post that has nothing to do with either of those things but that I just really needed to get into the world. 

Why "With the Specs"? A few different reasons! Usually when people point me out, they say, “She’s the girl over there with the big glasses.” But “specs” is industry shorthand for “specifications”. I also like to think of it as short for “perspectives”. So here you are, where the girl with the big glasses is giving you the skinny on everything from shopping secondhand to making eco-friendly choices at the grocery store.

I’m glad you found your way here.

Want to collaborate or get in touch? Let me know.

Affiliate Disclosure: Posts may contain affiliate links from various networks, which provides a means of earning fees as a percentage of your sale kicked back (at no extra cost to you) if you purchase something that I recommend. Right now, I am participating in the ShopStyle, Target, and Amazon affiliate programs. I will never recommend products that I don’t love.