De-cluttering my books

Emboldened by my success in de-cluttering my clothes, some months ago I started to de-clutter my books. The wise Ms. Kondo, in her Life-Changing Magic of Tidying advises de-cluttering books, after clothes, and this is good advice.  If I had started with books, I would never have moved past them.  But de-cluttering my wardrobe has…

Packing for US Holiday – review

I had a terrific holiday in the US – a highlight were the beautiful sunsets in St. Pete’s Beach – and my capsule worked out quite well.  There were some successes and some learning…   Successes: I find so much value in my packing cubes! They make life simpler, seem to magically reduce the space the clothes…

Summer Capsule – 14 tops!

What was I thinking?!  Some time ago, I wrote about my disquiet regarding this summer’s capsule wardrobe .  I felt it hadn’t gelled as well as it might have done but I wasn’t sure why.  I was also slightly bemused as to why I felt the need to include 14 tops (pictures of some below!)…

Minimalism and shopping

So, I have three handbags: Cross-body bag Large tote One with top handles which I got in the US about 8 years ago I love that one so much that I rarely use it!!   I annoy myself when I write that.  If a friend told me about a bag she loved but didn’t use, I…

Holiday Packing

Does anyone else get excited about packing for a holiday? I’m going to the US for 10 days and cannot wait!!   I know that, to some, packing can be a chore but I love it! I enjoy the planning aspect – it leads to anticipation and heightens the whole holiday experience for me. I…

Mystery Blogger Award – Answers & Nominees

Dear all, The lovely Onyx-Natasha at Value Simplicity nominated me for this award.  I didn’t even know what a blogger award was and had to do some research!  But it sounds like a lot of fun and I’m so grateful to Onyx-Natasha for including me in this.  What a lovely way to build the community…

Capsules and special occasion pieces

Do special occasion pieces belong in a capsule wardrobe? I mean those items I only reach for when I have a special event.  A pretty dress, a fancy skirt, an embellished top.  Not the workhorses of my day-to-day wardrobe. I don’t have many of these events.  My normal social life is well-catered for from my…

Summer capsule – key pieces

Thanks to those of you who said pictures of some of my summer capsule may be helpful.   I have enclosed some of the key pieces that I find myself reaching for again and again. Why these pieces: Neutral colours Lightweight materials Classic shapes Easy to style However, I feel this capsule, as a whole, has…

What’s in my summer capsule wardrobe

After all the planning and reviewing, my summer capsule is up and running.  I’ve taken stock of what I already have, bought a couple of new pieces, carried forward some from other capsules and dug some out of storage.  So, what have I included this year?   A few stats: 8 bottoms (3 trousers, 3…

Summer 2017 Capsule Wardrobe

I’m creating a summer capsule wardrobe – anyone like to join me? The days are getting warmer and my clothes need to be more summer appropriate.  Time to ditch the dark colours and woollen jumpers! So, using the framework of Project 333, I’ve decided to create a small, carefully curated wardrobe of summer clothes.  I’ll…