Winter10x10 part II

Having just finished day 5 of the Winter10x10 challenge I’m thinking maybe I didn’t put enough thought into this. On the other hand, getting dressed in the morning is very fast.

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Winter 10×10 Closet Challenge

Lee Vosburgh (Style Bee) and Caroline Joy Rector (Un-Fancy) are “hosting” another 10×10 challenge, wherein you pick 10 items of clothing and wear them for 10 days. The idea is to get creative pieces from your existing closet as a way to reflect on the versatility that exists in minimal choices.

Processed with VSCO with f2 presetI just realized that not including my 2 pairs of shoes–I’m 1 item short in this picture.

Winter is tough – especially this week in Philly, as Monday it was in the 20s and by Friday it could be near 60?  Continue reading “Winter 10×10 Closet Challenge”

Reselling for a Responsible Closet

It’s inevitable that even well-loved pieces, someday, will no longer fit. Especially when those things were bought in high school. Sometimes, you have to admit to your 27 year old self that… no, you can’t wear that anymore because you can’t breathe when you wear it.

I have sold things at my local Buffalo Exchange in the past, but I’ve never tried any of the reselling websites before. So now I have a few items posted on Tradesy! As I continue my closet cull I may post more, but I’m curious to see how it works and if it’s any better than lugging a big bag to Buffalo Exchange every couple months.

 

Review: Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things

Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things (available to stream on Netflix) focuses on Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, founders of “The Minimalists,” a blog on minimalism, and the producers of the documentary. Other academics and authors who focus on capitalism, consumption and minimalism are also featured in clips, but the crux of the material is about Millburn’s and Nicodemus’ journey from conspicuous consumers to mindful minimalists. They had high powered jobs with lots of stuff, yet weren’t happy until they divested themselves of everything in favor of a minimalist existence. Oh, and they’re also promoting a book…  Continue reading “Review: Minimalism: A Documentary about the Important Things”

To an Ethically and Environmentally Friendly 2017:

At some point last year, I got really grossed out by my spending practices. Maybe it was something I read, or looking at my Mint trends, or just the fact that I would stand in front of my stuffed-to-the-gills closet every morning feeling like there was nothing I wanted to wear. I have been the kind of person, for a long time, who treats shopping as a rewarding experience (whether that reward is for something big or small: a graduation, break up, bad day, good day, start of something, etc.), which unsurprisingly results in a grand accumulation of things. Whatever the reason, I felt like I had reached the apex of my things accumulation and wanted out.  Continue reading “To an Ethically and Environmentally Friendly 2017:”