First off, I just wanted to give a shout out to the few readers that are still checking in around these parts! As much as I'd like to say my blogging drought has been the past few
weeks months, I've been feeling unmotivated and clueless about what to blog about since around OCTOBER.
Life has been hectic, challenging, and on a personal level I'm growing. All of these things are really exciting as they indicate change. Change is a great thing. And I have a lot of changes coming.
I mysteriously mention minimalism sometimes on this blog (that word...AGAIN...) and am really no expert yet to be blogging how-tos and advice on the subject.
However, I'm really, really interested in simplified living.
To me, that means living well, living in the moment, living with intention, and decreasing the amount of emotional, mental, and physical clutter I have in my life. It means being intentional about what I buy and what I bring into my life. What I do with my time. How I support myself to be the best me I can.
I started this blog as a creative outlet for my passions. I love clothes, I love design, I love beautiful, well made things. I honestly do! It's been a struggle to find a balance between my love for shopping and my new drive for "less." The blog world doesn't match up with less. At least the blogs I read don't! Materialism is a disease, people. (I can't believe I just wrote that.)
However, even as I'm diving into minimalism and simple living I will never buy my underwear at the thrift store. (In fact, thrifting grosses me out. Sorry.) For example, I bought Tory Burch flats a few months ago. I bought Hudson jeans on sale. So for me, quality does not have to go away to have less. For me, it means buying quality items I will use instead of massive amounts of cheap shirts and jewelry and shoes that sit in my closet and take over my sanctuary (my room). I'm a work in progress, and I definitely still have impulse buys. Because I'm well aware that looking good, feeling confident, and a new outfit go hand in hand. The feeling I get from all of that is hard to resist.
I'm going to be making some changes in this blog and I hope that you'll stick around with me. Thanks again to everyone who still reads. Your comments make me happy and I promise to be more active in this wonderful community. I will still be posting fashion and home decorating stuff. Because like I said, I love and appreciate well made, beautiful things. I just plan on taking my blog into a more honest direction, one that's more "me" right now.