Do any of you experience mood swings with your wardrobe? Some days I'm perfectly okay with a casual, athleisure look. Other days I'm about skinny jeans, high heels, and power blazers. The next is about laid-back sandals, short sleeve button-ups, and a messy bun.
What's been holding me back is that I'm not sure it was realistic to expect myself to dump all of my clothes and magically replenish the lost resources. It wasn't realistic to pour all of my money and resources into a lifestyle that drain rather than replenish me.
I am an avid listener and participant in The Minimalists podcast (they've read one of my tweets and played two of my voicemails; my claim to fame!).
The other day, while I was listening on my way to work, Joshua coined a phrase that I was really feeling.
He was discussing a zero-waste lifestyle, which is certainly a noble cause, however this can be a very intimidating phrase that would turn the average individual away and say, "there is no way I can accomplish that!"
Hello, friends! It has been quite some time since I have posted anything and I've been dealing with a little bit of guilt over that.
Here's the thing, when something becomes a stressor in your life, I think it's important to step away from it.
Today I'd like to discuss my movement from disposable household goods to reusable ones.
This was honestly not an area that I focused too much of my time and energy on previous to reading this post from Erin at Reading My Tea Leaves.
I find it amusing how slow my sustainable changes have been, but then again I know how important it is to progress slowly. That's sustainable practice in itself!
When I wrote about Robin Scherbatsky's enviable ensembles, I focused mainly on how lovely her blouses were, because let's be real, if you want to look put-together, a blouse is the way to go, but it can't always stand alone.
I remember asking my boyfriend why he was attracted to me in the first place and one of the things he mentioned that stood out to me was that he liked how well-dressed I was...
I want to be practical. I want to be minimal. I want to be frugal. But I also still want to dream.
For Valentine's day, I like to celebrate by somehow showing my significant other that I care for him. Sometimes that means baking something sweet (try this pound cake). Or cleaning the whole apartment so he can relax. Or just letting him be alone with his video games.
Last week was a tough one, friends. My mom was diagnosed with thyroid cancer and has since had her thyroid removed. She is going to be okay. In fact, she's mostly okay now. As okay as you can be once you hear the word cancer.
She shouldn't even need chemo or radiation therapy. Hopefully an iodine pill will do the trick, but as I'm sure you can imagine we've all been dealing with the shock. Especially my mom. So this weekend I went home to see her and my dad...
It is so incredibly easy to get lost when trying to put together a wardrobe. I'm basically starting from scratch because I have purged my closet so many times... I've lost count.
On one hand it's great. It means I'm truly paring down to the items I only love. Unfortunately it means I don't have much to start with. That's why in this post, I made the decision.
One of the greatest lessons I have learned since beginning my yoga practice has been self-compassion. I was intimidated by the exercise because although I was a gymnast in my youth, I had lost a large amount of flexibility by the time I was 22.
I was incredibility aware of this loss, which was a large motivator for wanting to take up yoga, but something I had not lost from my time as a gymnast was my perfectionism.
I want to be honest today. I'm feeling really frustrated. Here I am, building a blog on the concept of a capsule wardrobe (well, really on the concept of simplicity) and I have nothing to show for it...