Transition capsule wardrobe

So, this is something a bit different for me. A transition capsule wardrobe. Part of me is going ‘hang on, is this cheating?’. The other part of me is going ‘of course not – my capsule needs to work for me – end of’. I follow the lovely Courtney Carver over at Project 333 and…

What’s a good age to start being a minimalist?!

My friend came to visit me recently and brought her young, teenage daughter with her. My friend and I chatted, and her daughter sat quietly, contentedly scrolling through her phone. Obviously a You-Tube fan, she asked her mother about a new nail varnish she had seen on one of her favourite channels. This led to…

Flawlessly flawed!

I am a perfect minimalist. I consume very little. I appreciate each and every item I own. I don’t shop any more. I count my possessions to ensure they don’t exceed a number I have in my head. I apply my minimalist principles 24/7 in all aspects of my life. I only ever ….. Oh…

Invest to save

I was slightly taken aback one day when someone said I seemed to spend an awful lot of time on my wardrobe and clothes in general. I think I probably do – but only at certain times. I feel I invest a lot of time up front to save it later on. By thinking about…

Shopping my pantry

I’ve written previously about ‘shopping my wardrobe’ before buying anything new. It helps me to: Stop wasting money Not make unnecessary purchases Find new and creative ways to wear existing pieces Be more appreciative of what I already own   So, I decided to apply this principle to food shopping! It was becoming all too…

Clothing duplicates

Who says you can’t have too much of a good thing?! When I was doing my first major clothing de-clutter, I found I had a lot of duplicates.   For example, I actually had … Readers of a nervous disposition, please turn away now! 5 pairs of black trousers!!   Now, if you had asked me,…

Method for mindfulness

My lovely friend, Dawn, recently gave me a gratitude journal. In essence, it’s a method for increased mindfulness, wrapped up in a cute little notebook. Minimalism helps me be more intentional, focused, appreciative and mindful, both of what I have and what I am. But it’s all too easy to forget my numerous blessings amongst…

Autumn capsule sweet spot

There are now two key points in the year when I luxuriate in a post-shopping haze. When my spring/summer and my autumn/winter capsules have been broadly sorted out. I do enjoy filling the gaps in my capsules with some careful, intentional shopping. But, oh the relief, when this has been achieved. And this from someone…

Minimalism and memories

I recently met with a lovely group of ladies in the village where I live, and we discussed minimalism and the capsule wardrobe. We exchanged ideas, different points of view and our philosophies on the role that clothes can play in our lives. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening and it reinforced for me, once…

Minimalism and decision-making

I was always a bit rubbish at making decisions. Or was I? So difficult to decide 😉 I think I was probably overly fearful of doing the wrong thing and then not being able to rectify it. But, as in so many other ways, minimalism has given me fresh insight. When I was de-cluttering and…