Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: Minimalism for Families + Reader Survey Questions

March 5, 2017

Seasons and salt blog

I’ve been closely following the rise of fellow, Portland ethical style blogger, Ellie Hughes of Selflessly Styled, and her latest piece is one I think you should all read. She sat down with the founders of Alice + Whittles and quickly learned they are not your typical fashion designers. For starters, they originated as UN relief workers, now they’re using their skills to help change the retail landscape.

Over on the Vetta Capsule blog, they’ve tallied up 7 bloggers who will inspire your capsule wardrobe. I am honored to be on the list in such good company. And I found someone new to follow and be super inspired by.

I can’t stop thinking about this sage advice when it comes to the psychology of shopping. I have fallen for it more times than I care to admit!

Interesting facts about San Francisco, including how not to look like a tourist when you’re visiting.

Can minimalism work for families with kids? Arguably, kids today need minimalism ‘more than ever.’ Courtney Carver offers her best tips on how to do more with less when you have kids.


How tall are you? What are your measurements? (for reference — not cause I actually care) Love your weekend links, and outfits posts. Thanks for blogging!

 I am 5’7″, and while I’m not super into measurements, ha! I wear a size 6 in clothing, and about 34″ in the chest. Hope that helps!

Are you an ally to Muslim, immigrant, and LGBTQ communities? I understand that this is not a political platform/space, and I truly appreciate the creative content you are putting out there. I’m a new-ish reader and admire your style, and I also appreciate spaces that are an escape from politics at this moment in time. But to be completely transparent, I identify as LGBTQ and don’t always feel welcome in Christian spaces, so it means a lot to me when bloggers who bring up their faith also bring up allyship, inclusivity, and support for vulnerable populations. Thanks for your consideration.

Thank you for this comment/question, and appreciating this space as a reprieve from politics. It’s a very disheartening time and it’s really hard for me to listen to or read the news right now. In answer to your question, yes! yes! and yes! I am lucky to have friends/family within each of the categories you named. I love people and do not count them or sort them based on their sexual orientation or nationality. I love people for who they are, and I am honored to count you among my readers. Thank you for bringing this up! xo


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  • Brita March 5, 2017 at 4:17 pm

    Thank you for including your approximate measurements, even though I imagine it can be a little weird. It’s so helpful when ordering from sites I’m new to!

    • Andrea March 9, 2017 at 9:29 pm

      Ha! I’m happy to help! If you ever want to know anything more specific, feel free to email me. :)

  • Erin March 6, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Andrea, I love your emphatic yesses! May I also chime in with my love of all humans from all walks of life as a fellow Christian?

    • Andrea March 6, 2017 at 9:35 pm

      Yes, your views are most welcome Erin!

  • Gena March 12, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Hi Andrea-

    I also appreciate your creativity and your passion for style and clothing and how that effects the way we think and feel. I really need help with sizing because for years I was the same size and knew what looked good on me now Im going through menopause and am no longer a 6. In between 8-10. I was 27-28 jeans now 29-30 Everlane pants dont fit me. I do want to try the raincoat and dont want to look like I might float away. I also like tops with volume but not too long. I need a few tees going into Spring for work and play. Any ideas? Thank you and Big Shout out from New York :)

    • Andrea March 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Gena! You mean I don’t have my forever body? Not only did child-bearing bring changes, now I have menopause to look forward to? ;) I can imagine the shift must bring a new learning curve for you. For tops with volume (but not long) I really, really like the T Top by Jamie + the Jones, as well as their Blank Canvas top (it’s very pretty). Everlane makes some great square tops too, I have the poplin one and love it. I just ordered their rain coat, after trying a medium in the fall and finding it too big, I’ll keep you posted on the small after I get it. I like that the jacket is not too fitted. Good luck with you new path, and it’s good to see you around these parts.