I have been toying with the idea of starting this blog for over a year. It all started last May (2017) when my boyfriend moved into my small condo. He brought with him an extra cat and a full household of stuff. We’ve spent the last year sorting through our belongings, again, and again, trying to make everything fit into our small space.
It was shocking to me how much stuff we had to get rid of. Even more shocking was the fact that we didn’t miss it at all. Throughout the past year our energy has been focused on spending money on things that will make our space function better.
A hanging table for the deck and two hammocks.
Under the bed storage bins.
A system to make our eight loads of laundry each week take up as little space as possible.
The one thing I didn’t delve into too closely was my wardrobe. I knew that I had years (a decade?) worth of clothing stored up in the house. Most of it hadn’t been touched in years, and much of it was in-case-I-get-back-to-that-size pieces. I didn’t love getting dressed in the morning. It was stressful and I gravitated towards the two or three comfortable outfits I owned.
At the same time I began to notice that the items I was purchasing were wearing out within a few washes. Jeans had holes in the thighs, T-shirts were pilled and out of shape, zippers broke, fabrics became discolored. I was frustrated with throwing clothing into the garbage!
I felt like my wardrobe had suddenly become disposable.
So I began to look for something different and I discovered that there was a thriving #EthicalFashion movement. I discovered that I could become a part of it!
I began researching companies that made clothing built to last. Clothing with environmentally friendly fabrics, made in ethical factories, with a low carbon footprint. The prices were higher but as I began to invest in some of these pieces I realize that they were worth the price. They lasted. They looked great. I felt good about wearing them.
I began to toy with the idea of a capsule wardrobe.
Throughout this website I plan to document my journey towards a capsule wardrobe, showcase brands I love, and show how I am learning to live more consciously.
I have so much to learn and I want to share it as I go.
I want to help you learn to own less, and own better.
I hope you join me on this journey!