Tag: Shopping

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…

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,…

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…

Second hand shopping

I wrote a few months ago about trying to shop more sustainably and ethically, especially in charity shops.  I’ve added a few more key pieces to my wardrobe that I wear and love. Cream, embroidered silk top:  It looks like a neutral under a jacket but take the jacket off, and it’s quite a dressy…

Loyalty cards

So, here’s something I minimalised recently – loyalty cards. They take up very little physical space – but whoa, the mental energy they take up far outweighs their tiny footprint. I used to have to rummage through my purse to find my debit card amidst the many loyalty cards I had. The amount of times…

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…

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.…

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 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…