All tagged Simplicity

There Is Freedom In Less

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.

Reusable Household Goods

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!

How To Find Balance In Positive Changes

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...

Back To Basics: Tees

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.

I'm ruthless.

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.

It's time to get back to basics.

Striving For Self Compassion

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. 

How To Plan For Your Capsule Wardrobe

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...

How To Define Your Capsule Wardrobe

 

Prepping for a capsule wardrobe has proven to be tough work thus far, but we're resilient people; We can handle anything. Right?

We've found our why, we ruthlessly purged our closet, we got inspired and made a visual guide to stay focused. Can we start shopping, yet?

Slow your roll, friend. Let's clearly define our capsule wardrobe. If you've made the decision to move forward with a capsule wardrobe, it's very likely you had issues before. Issues with your shopping habits and with your budgeting. Or lack thereof. You always feel stressed when you get dressed and nothing in your closet feels like you.

Something To Look Forward To

Everyone who works an office job or attends school seems to dread Mondays. Not everyone, but most of us mere mortals. I have mixed opinions on the matter, because on one hand, I find myself feeling anxiety on Sunday night because... well... I love the weekend! And who doesn't?

Mondays are tough because pants all of a sudden become a requirement and bedhead is looked down upon. Psshh, whatever. Pants are so overrated.

So, where do these mixed feelings come from, you wonder? Seems like I've made up my mind, huh?

How To Find Your Style For Your Capsule Wardrobe

In a previous post, I showed my own personal inspiration for my first capsule wardrobe, but I didn't give you many details on how to gather said inspiration. I'd like to expand upon that.

I've already discussed in this post how you should find your why and purge your closet before working on your capsule wardrobe. My next piece of advice is to get inspired!

Once your closet has been edited down to the items you love, it's time to focus in on purchasing what you need to complete your capsule wardrobe. But, wait. First you need to figure out what your style is.

How do I do that?