Wardrobe

Out with the old, in with the new

My recent posts this year focused on replacing old, tired clothing that have had their day. Maintaining a well organised and  functional wardrobe needs seasonal clean-outs and although my wardrobe had a massive clean-out last year without adding extras, a yearly declutter will help to remove any of the following: Worn-out, damaged or stained clothing […]

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Outfits, Summer outfits, Wardrobe

My first purchase

After more than 12 months without buying clothes, I finally made my first purchase today. I went shopping this afternoon with an agenda. To buy some replacement t-shirts: a grey marle, white or stripe tee. The three questions I ask before I buy anything these days are: Do I need it? Does it go with at […]

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Quote

Before you buy, ask yourself

  1. Do I need it?
  2. Does it go with at least 3 things in my wardrobe?
  3. Will I wear it 30 times?
Outfits, Wardrobe

My year without buying clothes ends

I only have a couple of weeks to go until the end of the year and have been really chuffed with my efforts. I haven’t bought clothing for a year (apart from a swimsuit and hat for a holiday) and surprisingly didn’t really notice many gaps in my wardrobe or miss adding to it. I managed to rotate the majority of my clothes […]

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Wardrobe

Guilt free … well, almost

It’s been a while since my last blog but I’ve been struggling with a confession and whether I’d write about it. Of course, I have to be honest in this blog. Otherwise, I’m not being true to myself. Besides, my friends and colleagues have been encouraging me to write about it. I bought a new swimsuit […]

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Wardrobe

Don’t wash your jeans (and other fun facts)

In an era of fast fashion and moving onto the next new season, it can be easy to overlook the value of quality clothing that will last you through the seasons. At month eight, I’m road-testing my clothing for longevity and I can tell you that my investment in high quality pieces are paying off. Not […]

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Outfits, Winter

Winter blues

We’re right in the throes of winter’s last tantrums in Melbourne. By the time Melburnians reach August, we’ve been through the longest, darkest winter days and for me, it’s been one of the greatest challenges when trying to utilise my wardrobe. It’s been a while since my last post and that’s ok. I find that I […]

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Getaways, Winter

How to pack for a winter getaway

When the weather turns cold and the days grow shorter, it can be tempting just to stay home and hibernate. Else, head to a warmer climate to get some much needed sunshine. This year, I decided to head to Hobart and embrace a colder climate for a winter solstice getaway. It’s generally fairly straightforward to pack […]

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Kitchen

Food and fridge declutter

One of the most notorious areas for regular clutter accrual is the fridge. Without a system, food storage can quickly get messy and before you know it, you’re sorting through plastic bags in the bottom crisper drawer only to find what you’re looking for at the bottom. Worse still, you find something old and green […]

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Wardrobe

Do your clothes critique you?

I’ve been busy reading Dale Carnegie’s book, How to win friends and influence people, a recommendation from a recent workplace course I’ve been taking. I never realised that this book was actually published back in 1936 and when I discussed it with others, most people I spoke to had already read it. The first principle it […]

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