Tag: Minimalism

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…

The stress of choice

I’m now so used to having a small number of items to choose from when getting dressed, that I find too much choice quite stressful. I went shopping with a friend recently and was taken aback as to how hard I found it. I’ve forgotten how to browse – which, to be honest, I don’t…

Capsule Flexibility

A week is a long time in the world of the capsule wardrobe 😊 Last week, I wrote that spring was almost within touching distance. This week, here in the UK, we’ve been plunged back into winter again, thanks to a heavy snowfall. And that’s exactly why I like to have flexibility within the framework…

Capsule shopping deadlines

I hesitate to throw a word like ‘spring’ around with reckless abandon but while the days remain cold, the sun is making more of an appearance. We’ve a while to go yet, weather and warmth wise, but we’re days away from the beginning of March. Hello spring capsule – I feel you beckoning! It will…

Minimalist make-up

One thing I’ve minimalized quite a bit is my make-up collection. See, even that word – ‘collection’! I had different types of foundation, mascara, lipsticks, blushers …. I had foundation for winter; I had foundation for summer. I had mascara that lengthened, that volumized, that did both and very frequently, did neither!   But –…