Do you build a day of rest into your weekly routine? We have done this in the past, but more recently have fallen out of the habit. I read Beth Watkin’s piece on a New Sabbath Practice (hint: this works even if you’re not a person of faith) and it has left my mind spinning with ideas. It ties in well with the idea of slower-consumerism and examining our pace of life.
Now that we are in the thick of the school year and all that comes with it (homework, sports, music) our days feel faster than they were in the summer. And that means I often neglect taking the time to do what I need to do to prevent clutter. I’m reading and re-reading this 5-Minute Decluttering list, that promises 7 things you can do in 5 minutes. (How do you stay uncluttered?)
Slow Fashion October is here! I don’t know a lot about this movement, but it really intrigues me. I followed along with the hashtag last fall and was really inspired to love what was already in my closet and love it well. Some of the participants have wonderful stories and many of them make their own (amazing) clothes.
There are few things better than putting a face behind a name. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Styeline’s interview with Lauren Winter, a Portland-based designer I love to follow (and who happens to have created my favorite wide pants). Her passion for life, style and the environment is invigorating. I love how clothing comes alive when part of the back story is filled in.
How do the ethics of ethical-fashion bloggers stack up? And should there be a code of conduct? Leah over at Style-Wise asks this and more. I love that Leah is asking hard questions and, while I may not always eye-to-eye (we have differing opinions on investing in expensive pieces), all of these points are worth considering. I am always trying to be as authentic and transparent as I can. If you ever have questions, I hope you’ll always ask.