Tag: Minimalism

Capsule wardrobe and the hanger rule

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a wardrobe guideline that I found very useful when curating my clothes – one in, one out. When you’re doing a capsule, it’s so helpful to have recommendations that can be added into your own framework. There was another recommendation that initially I was very excited about.…

Minimalist skincare on holiday

I’m meeting a friend for a long weekend soon – abroad, as we used to say. (I grew up in Ireland – when you’re on an island, everywhere else is abroad!).  As always, I will take hand luggage and make each clothing item earn its place in my bag. The same will apply for my…

Minimalism and Wabi-sabi

Some time ago, I wrote a post on ‘Minimalism and perfection’. I was getting a little frustrated with my outlook. When you are actively trying to reduce the number of things you own, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that anything you do choose to own, needs to be perfect. But there’s…

More is just more

Mr. Minimal-Lol and I went to Bruges, in Belgium, last weekend. It’s so beautiful and picturesque and lives up to all the good things I’ve ever heard about it. Mr. M-L was happy with the choice of beer and I was happy with the choice of chocolate.   Oh yes, dear reader – we are walking…

Capsule wardrobe – one in, one out!

There are a few stalwart guidelines around, that can help with intentional purchasing and maintaining a capsule wardrobe. An oldie, but a goodie, is the ‘one in, one out’ rule. So, if you buy something new, then you remove something you already own. Straightforward, no-frills, no room for negotiation and easy to follow. It find…

Capsule collection of cookery books

Some time ago, I wrote about downsizing my collection of books. For some reason, I overlooked my cookery books when I was doing this. It may have been because they are stored in the kitchen and were out of sight and therefore out of mind. Or it may have been because they are such a…

Shopping my closet!

I love navy! It’s less harsh than black (although my love affair with black is still going strong – we are not breaking up any time soon*). I feel navy is a strong neutral that’s a bit more appropriate for the brighter days of spring. This year, I mixed up the navy with some burgundy.…

Being a ‘real’ minimalist!

I was quite amused recently when a work colleague turned around to me and said, in a disappointed way, ‘oh you’re not a real minimalist, then’! So, to back up a bit …. I had been speaking to a couple of people about transitioning to my spring capsule. Winter has seemed quite long this year…

Spring capsule, spring style

After postponing the start of my spring capsule because of heavy snowfalls, I’m ready to go now. Although it looks as if it may start snowing again here, after some sunny days – #crazy weather! You know the drill by now – review what worked and what didn’t from my winter capsule, decide what I’m…