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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minimalist living, Wardrobe

Modest living for 2017

Now that we’ve kicked over to 2017, it naturally follows for many of us that we look forward to the year ahead. For me, 2016 was a year of challenges from decluttering my wardrobe, pantry and garage to pledging not to buy any clothing. But most importantly, breaking habits of impulsive accumulation was critical in that journey. […]

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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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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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Wardrobe

Who made your clothes?

What is the true cost of fast fashion? And why is the ‘slow fashion’ movement creating so much attention? This week marks the third year since the Rana Plaza factory complex disaster in Dhaka, Bangladesh on 24 April 2013 that killed over 1,000 people. It is also the third Fashion Revolution event that marks this disaster. This week, the […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

How I re-invent my wardrobe

If it weren’t for the Stylebook app and Google/Pinterest, I would revert to wearing the same old clothing combinations every week on rotation. This is due to human nature and the necessity to make quick clothing decisions in the morning before work. Basically, I get little lazy with how I curate my wardrobe ensembles. I think this is part of […]

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Autumn outfits, Wardrobe

Preparing an Autumn wardrobe

The autumnal season is in full swing now. As we enter the cooler months, the season calls for an exploration of warming colour palettes and woollen layers that help to mix and match with the usual blacks that Melburnians love to wear. I’m all for versatile styling and my favourites of the season allow for effortless combinations […]

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