It had been a long time coming, but the end of 2013 I finally mustered up the courage to take an indefinite blogging break. At the time, I didn’t fully know why I wanted to do it, but over the last few weeks I’ve gained a little bit of clarity and insight on the matter…
I realized that the reason I’d felt weary about continuing was because I’d grown to be very uncomfortable with seemingly contributing to a lifestyle that was all about consuming more, acquiring more, having more. While I’m not bashing style blogs by any means (side note: this will definitely still be a style blog!), I for one know that reading them often makes me want to shop!
On a whim, I posted the quote above on instagram several weeks ago and was quite amazed by the unified response. It became quite clear that I’m not the only one who wants to make an effort to make wiser buying decisions, and to say that this realization has created renewed excitement and purpose would be an understatement.
Please don’t get me wrong: I don’t think that dressing yourself nicely or buying things is inherently a bad thing. However, I’ve personally come to realize that I need to make better choices in what I buy, and that an overflowing closet teemed with an “I have nothing to wear” mentality isn’t good for anyone. Also, our worth is not based on the price of our handbags, the amount of clothes hanging in our closet, or the number of followers we have on social media (and while that notion may sound ridiculous as we read it, how many of us find ourselves feeling like it is every once in a while?).
I’m excited to be approaching the blog in this way and writing through the lens of this idea from here on out. I’ll also be sharing some of what I’ve learned over my (albeit relatively short) years with you over the next while, with topics such as how to downsize your closet, to build it up with quality, to create your own personal style, and to shop more wisely. Regardless of your budget or closet space, I’d love for you to join me in the quest of learning what it means to Buy Less, Choose Well. And if you have any questions of your own or topics you’d want to see covered, please don’t hesitate to let me know either here or via email. Stay tuned!
Quote: Vivienne Westwood
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