Weekly Rundown

the Weekly Rundown: The Psychological Importance of Wasting Time + Ethical Clothing for Men

May 7, 2017

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SIMPLIFY:

“We’ve Given Up Buying ‘Stuff’ In Favor Of Experiences, And We’ve Never Been Happier” I stayed up late reading this article the other night, because the idea was so compelling to me. I like to think I am this way, but the reality is, I have a long way to go. I find it easier to spend on stuff than to save and plan for experiences. This reaffirmed my desire to flip that. Do you give up ‘things’ in order to have more life experiences?

One of my favorite ways to unwind at night is on the couch with my husband watching an episode of whatever our current favorite show is. Something about just sitting and being entertained for an hour is very relaxing. But, this article in the Washington Post floored me. This woman gave up TV for a year and found the time to qualify for the Olympic Trials and get her PHD. Hmmm, makes me really think about how much I like watching TV after all.

And on the flip side: The Psychological Importance of Wasting Time”

INSPIRATION:

One woman’s closet on display at the MET, as shared through the eyes of a blogger. Extremely fascinating. Her reflections have me considering my own closet.

Think ethical fashion is too expensive for your budget? Lisa shares seven ways she saves money to afford fair fashion.

STYLE:

There’s a new ethical shop on the block – Grove & Bay. They aim to bring responsibly made clothing to the mainstream marketplace by featuring a variety of styles and price points. AND, they have a pretty decent selection of men’s clothing!

Nisolo is set to launch a new sandal this week featuring a wooden platform sole. What do you think? Cute? Chunky? A little disco?

REWIND:

It’s fun to look back at what I shared last year at this time for my summer inspiration post. A few of those pieces I own, and love. I’m still digging on the color of those pants too! I love reflecting and seeing what underlying themes of my style and color palette have stuck around a year later.

Hope your week is off to a great start!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Lisa May 8, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Hi Andrea! So happy you liked my article – thanks for mentioning it :)

    I also love reviewing my old posts! It’s so fun to see what I’ve actually bought and what I still love to wear!

  • Reply Koyuki May 8, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    Ooohhh those sandals are lovely, so classic. Also those D’Orsay loafers, yummy. 😋

  • Reply Vivianna May 9, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    Hello Andrea :)

    Liked the blog post about giving up stuff in exchange for more experiences. I have the same experience of thinking of myself this way, but also realizing that I could do more. I guess all of life can be a matter of “not quite there yet” haha. I really liked a while back when you referenced a post by Cait Flanders, the title was “Why treating yourself is not the answer.” The ideas brought up in that post really helped me sort out, on the day to day, why I was compelled to want certain things and asses realistically if I really needed/wanted them. It definitely helped me slow down on purchases and save money for my upcoming trip to Portland.

    Sometimes I feel that I “waste” a lot of time. It can be complicated because I have a mental illness. I’m not sure if you’ve heard of spoon theory, but I don’t always have the same amount of spoons as everyone else. I try to push myself on good days, and be at peace with doing less on difficult days. I also think it’s good to have clear goals for yourself. I try to always have a couple small goals, “Less shopping, Go to the gym more, start a face washing routine” and big goals “Save x amount of money for a specific thing, work towards promotion”. I keep them right by my to do list so I can think about them daily.

    The piece about the closet on display at the Met is definitely fascinating! It kind of got me thinking of closets as time capsules? Not entirely like period specific ones, but like photographs of a certain time and place in someone’s life? I appreciate the article on saving for ethical fashion :) this is definitely something I can share with friends and coworkers who have been curious about my clothing choices lately.

    Always love checking out a new ethical retailer! I’ll definitely be sharing this one with my fiancee, they’ve got some great pieces. Unfortunately, Nisolo’s new shoe is not quite my style. Still think they’re cute tho! And definitely chunky and disco (in a good way!). It’s so cool that you have long term documentation of your style through your blog! Makes me think more seriously about documenting my day to day outfits.

    Hope your daughter is healing up well!

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