I think everyone knows about Thought Catalog, but have you heard of their sister site, Shop Catalog? I hadn’t until just recently, when I was invited to become a curator on their website. Shop Catalog isn’t a wishlist—it’s a place for women to recommend purchases they’re really, really happy they made.
The only guidelines I was given when making my selections were that I should choose products I actually own, and that those products should be available to buy. I’m used to putting together lists of stuff I want, but how often do I write about stuff I have? Usually just when the purchase is fresh, and then it doesn’t get mentioned again. So, I made it a point to make sure that my Shop Catalog page consists entirely of the things that are really special to me–the Bookhou triangle bag I carry almost every day, the Lila Rice earrings I love so much, and so on. After I sent in my picks, Shop Catalog interviewed me about why each item is important to me. They used my answers to write the product blurbs.