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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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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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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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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Quote

Fashion is what you’re offered four times a year by designers. And style is what you choose.

Lauren Hutton

Wardrobe

Close encounters of the wallet kind

I nearly caved in and bought a new wallet today. My yellow leather wallet gave up being functional. Its zip broke completely after I tried to mend it with a pair of pliers and it would likely cost more to repair it than to buy a new one. My only alternative in the wardrobe was […]

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Summer outfits

Create variety from limited choices

As a graphic designer, I constantly create designs within a set of limited branding guidelines. Creating variety from a minimal selection of colour, style and font options often hones my skills to experiment with variations on a theme. This is no different to creating variety from a limited wardrobe. With a previous habit for just buying […]

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