I have been living with my ~100-item wardrobe for about two months now. Overall, I feel like it is going quite well, but I am itchy to get back into my closet and re-evaluate, and this is after donating three trash bags and two Aldi sacks full of clothing after a May 1st declutter. I… Read More Wardrobe Brainstorming
Greetings! I’ve been busy around here, and thought running some quick updates might be helpful for some blog context. I continue to hope to get back to more regular writing, but providing life context in the meantime at least sets the stage for any more-specific posts. Let’s grab some coffee and dig in! William Morris… Read More Life, Lately
Let’s talk about bodies and diets, shall we? Nothing controversial there. First, I am not a doctor. I don’t play one on television. I am not giving medical advice. You should talk to your own doctor if you are considering diet or exercise changes. YMMV. Etc. Also/and, this is not shared as “the right” or… Read More Fast-er.
Why, hello there. It’s almost spring, it’s (mostly) acting like spring. So, I thought I’d chat a bit about my most recent (winter) capsule, and my plans for my next capsule. For my winter capsule (here), I focused on colors I don’t gravitate toward much in the fall, but which include items I like for… Read More One Hundred.
I am writing this for someone who has never used a capsule wardrobe before. First and foremost, why should you try a capsule wardrobe? In short, to reduce the signal-to-noise ratio. When I use a capsule wardrobe, I am reducing decision fatigue by avoiding paradox of choice issues. I am eliminating things which don’t make… Read More How to: Capsule Wardrobe
I am struggling mightily to resume posting. The struggle has a name: perfection. Widely attributed to Voltaire, who himself attributed the saying to an Italian proverb, the idea is ages old and endures: Dans ses écrits, un sage ItalienDit que le mieux est l’ennemi du bien. (In his writings, a wise Italiansays that the best… Read More Enemy of the Good
Can we talk about this year?? I mean, of course there’s so much we all can nod our heads about because we are all in this together. Apart. I said to a friend yesterday (referencing how interconnected all our choices are, especially right now in the midst of a global pandemic in which we’re all… Read More HOLY 2020.
William Morris MondaysOne of my resolutions is to tackle the basement storage, which is in stasis since we moved in. I started by making sure the Christmas stuff we put away was organized and decluttered, and on a shelf by itself, so I can tell it’s “done”. Now, I’m tackling the gift bag/wrap collection. I… Read More Week One/Jan 10 2020
Happy New Year! I make resolutions. I think I do this because I like projects. I want things to get better and I want me to get better, at least, at what’s important to me. It’s not about viewing myself as flawed, but about focusing on the things that matter, so that my time and… Read More Practice Makes Progress
For our recent family photos, I dragged the second clothing rack (the first replaced a busted coat rack in our laundry/mud room out of necessity) to our bedroom to set aside our outfits. Once that was no longer needed, I decided the best use would be to schlep the rack to the main level and… Read More Outerwear Purge/Wear