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I’m not sure if it’s the prospect of spring or if I’m suffering from premarital nesting syndrome (totally just made that up), but I’ve been seriously fighting the urge to throw away every single thing in my apartment and start afresh! Obviously I don’t have enough money to actually do that, so I’m choosing small areas to redecorate and renew – new throw pillows, lighter bedding, rearranged office, and now a new underwear drawer!
While I buy new shoes and tops almost every season, I honestly cannot remember the last time I bought new underwear. I’d love to be an adult and wear matching bras and panties, and get rid of my college undies (I know, I know, it’s been five years I’m a hot mess!) and all my “period” panties (because I’ve mastered my menstrual cup and can now get through cycles without leaks).
I’m also trying to purchase clothing from brands with more sustainable and ethical values, so when I came across Naja – a women-owned, eco-conscious lingerie brand that empowers women rather than objectifying them AND employes female heads of households and single mothers, I knew I wanted to invest in their undergarments. I picked out a few bras to get me started – two unlined underwire bras, a classic demi bra, a bralette, and a bustier bra, as well as matching panties in a variety of cuts.
Although I purchased pretty neutral colors, the panties have a surprise empowering motto sewn into the lining, and the lined bras have fun prints on the inside! Naja also has a Nude for All collection with 7 different shades of nude bras, thongs, and bikinis; I managed to get a couple in Nude 05 for all the white I’m going to be wearing over the next month.
With all the wedding expenses though, I couldn’t really afford to drop a large sum of cash on undergarments. Why is underwear more expensive than denim?! It’s like 1/10 of the fabric! Anyway, we’ve already been using our credit cards for a lot of the wedding expenses, so I didn’t want to charge a large underwear purchase to that as well.
Enter Affirm. Affirm is a better way to pay for large purchases over time with easy, transparent monthly payments. Unlike with some credit cards, there are no hidden fees with Affirm and you pay simple interest, not compounding. The approval process was quick and straight-forward (they only ask for the last 4 of your social), and Affirm made a quick real time credit decision for my requested $500 loan in less than 30 seconds. Since I have a million other things to think about, Affirm is helpful because it broke down exactly how much I’d be spending based on my chosen monthly payment plan, and even allowed me to set up auto pay.
I’m so happy I was able to break down my payments for my new Naja lingerie into 3 months with Affirm, giving me *just* enough time to get my monthly budget back on track post-wedding. There are tons of businesses big and small that partner with Affirm, such as Wayfair (furniture & home decor), Coyuchi (home textiles), Fashion to Figure (apparel), and Expedia (hotel & travel packages). Whether you want to redecorate, restock your clothes, or take a trip this spring, Affirm has you covered!
What part of your home or closet are you planning to spring clean?
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Affirm, Inc. The opinions and text are all mine.