Category: Minimalism

For the past 3 or 4 years I’ve been choosing a word for the new year and I love it because it’s easy to remember and keeps me focused on all year. It’s also neat to see what focusing on that word brings into my life!

This year my word is COMMITMENT.

I thought about what I wanted to accomplish and focus on in 2019 and honestly it wasn’t that I wanted to make any huge changes,

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I feel like I’ve been building up to this shopping ban for a while. I attempted a 30 day “no buy” back in April but didn’t quite make it. I’ve just had this nagging feeling that I need to SHOP LESS. It has been showing up in different ways in my life lately- lots of signs!  I have multiple reasons for wanting to do it, which I’ll share below, but ultimately it’s about control. 

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I decided to take part in the Winter 10×10 style challenge last month! I was feeling really sick of my “post partum” clothes so I thought that this would be a great way to get me excited about getting dressed in the morning again! And it did help. It forced me to make more of an effort which felt good. I also realized that I do own a LOT of clothes still! I was feeling like hardly anything fits me but really,

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Now more than ever I feel so clear on what my style is.  I used to feel pulled in so many directions and I’d end up with purchases that would only get worn once or twice.  It wasn’t that I didn’t love the items themselves, they just didn’t really work with either the rest of my wardrobe or my lifestyle!

If you’re struggling with that, seriously look into creating a capsule/minimal wardrobe. You don’t have to go crazy but just start defining your wardrobe!  

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