All tagged Minimalism
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.
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...
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...
If it were realistic, I would buy a different moto jacket for every day of the week. A moto jacket adds instant style to any outfit and is an absolute no-brainer as an item or two in my wardrobe.
It's also a huge confidence booster.
People just instantly assume you're stylish and powerful when you're wearing one of these things. And it's completely fine to fake it until you feel it.
De-cluttering and simplification is a process in itself, but it isn't the goal. I cannot tell you how many times I seem to have forgotten that while I work hard at gathering my capsule wardrobe.
Sometimes I get stuck on achieving my goal of having this capsule, but completely lose sight of why I even bother.
I don't know about you, but in the past when I would go shopping, I would go for fun. I would go without a plan. And most often I would go shopping to fill some void. Not that I would think to myself:
Hey, I'm feeling some sort of void. I should go to the mall to find happiness.
But hindsight is 20/20, my friends. I started to realize that when I would go to the mall with my friend, it was usually because I was feeling down. Which was usually caused by trying to get dressed for some event or outing.
Upon realizing I had nothing to wear that I would feel good in, I would get all sulky and feel the need to fix my problem by buying another outfit. That outfit would make me feel great in that moment, and then I would go through the whole cycle again each time...