Quote

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

1452. Leonardo da Vinci

Garage

Garage declutter

This week I decided to get the garage in order. I plan to have its flooring cleaned and re-sealed. It got to the point where the floor looked so awful it needed freshening up. This meant my husband and I did a big clean-out of everything. Earlier this year, we’d already discarded a lot of hard rubbish from the […]

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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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Pantry

Pantry declutter

Last weekend, I decluttered my pantry. I’ve been putting this one off for a couple of months as I know it involves a lot of work sorting through out-of-date spices and general bric-a-brac. Since moving into my house a couple of years ago, I didn’t take the opportunity to properly expel those items I should have. […]

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minimalist living

No regrets … the guilty shopper

I tend to do a little window shopping these days. Not to torment myself because I’m refraining from buying clothes, but more as a sociological expedition into the psyche of why we shop, our shopping habits and how retailers tap into our weakness for collecting things.

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Autumn outfits, minimalist living

What I wore … Sunday wanderings

Sundays are the best days for a leisurely stroll to the local cafe for a big breakfast. As the weather cools down, layering is more important than ever in Melbourne because the day may start off chilly but it can still warm up as the morning develops. Today was my allocated ‘active recovery’ day in my fitness training […]

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Summer outfits

Dancing patterns, movement and joy

Although I wear a lot of classic, one-colour outfits, I can’t help but be drawn to patterns with movement and a sense of dance to their fabric. There’s one particular dress I own that reminds me of being on a summer beach holiday on the Gold Coast. Its blue, white and soft pink patterns reminisce the […]

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Autumn outfits

Farewell summer, one true love

I always get really excited about summer. Warmer weather on my (fake tanned) skin, sunlight reflecting off my sunglasses, no need to carry around cardigans or heavy coats in case a chilly antarctic wind decides to sweep through the city blocks. Longer daylight hours make me feel happier and help me get up every morning with a […]

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